Martin Scorsese's 10 Best Films, Ranked - Maxim

Martin Scorsese's 10 Best Films, Ranked

The cinematic genius turns 75 today.
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Martin Scorcese, the legendary director with 12 Academy Award nominations and one win to his name, turns 75 today.

His unparalleled career spans over five decades, beginning with gritty crime dramas Mean Streets and Taxi Driver and growing evermore epic and genre-defining with later films like Casino and The Departed. Scorcese has, to similar success, also dabbled in dark comedies and biopics in addition to fostering the careers of Robert De Niro and Leonardo Dicaprio.

(Photo: Columbia Pictures/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

(Photo: Columbia Pictures/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Below, celebrate the birthday of the greatest living director with 10 of his most iconic works:

10. After Hours (1985)

9. The King of Comedy (1982)

8. Mean Streets (1973)

7. The Last Waltz (1978)

6. Gangs of New York (2002)

5. The Departed (2006)

4. Casino (1995)

3. Taxi Driver (1976)

2. Raging Bull (1980)

1. Goodfellas (1990)