Martin Scorsese is a living legend in the movie market. If anything, thats a remarkable understatement. He turns 80 at the end of 2022, and has actually been making movies given that the late 1960s. He shows no indications of decreasing, either, and examining the Rotten Tomatoes ratings of all his directorial efforts shows high-rated movies in all the years hes been working.

Thats clear from his top 10 highest-rated movies on the website, too, as within that top 10, movies from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2010s are all represented. There are definitely some surprises within the Rotten Tomatoes ranking, and a couple of classics that lost out (sorry beforehand, After Hours and The Left fans), with a number of really unanticipated movies near the top. Here are the 10 highest-rated Scorsese movies on Rotten Tomatoes, beginning at 93% and ending at 100%.

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story (2019) – 93%

Rolling Thunder Revue is definitely an odd movie. The 2nd Bob Dylan documentary Martin Scorsese ever directed might be a documentary, a performance movie, or something else totally? Its frequently tough to inform whats reality and fiction, and this contributes to the general legendary status of an artist with the type of famous status that Dylan has.

With 93% of critics enjoying it, however, it scrapes by as the 10th most well-reviewed movie on Rotten Tomatoes, by the websites metric. Its purposefully unclear design and wild discussion imply its far from Scorseses 10th most popular movie in general, however, and does look like the type of odd and really artistic task critics are most likely to flock to than most filmgoers.


Hugo (2011) – 93%

Hugo gets the edge over Rolling Thunder Revue due to it having more evaluations, even while the approval score from critics is eventually the very same. Its a departure from a number of Scorseses darker, more violent, crime-focused movies, because Hugo is in fact something of a household movie.

Its about a young kid who befriends among the most substantial filmmakers of the late 1800s/early 1900s, Georges Méliès, whilst likewise finding tricks about his dads mystical past. As a love letter to old movies, its extremely effective, even if a few of the more “family film” aspects feel a little bit off. Still, Scorsese needs to be applauded for attempting something brand-new more than 40 movies into his profession, and critics appeared pleased of the efforts, passing their favorable evaluations.

Raging Bull (1980) – 94%

94% is an extremely high rating, however its a little unexpected that Raging Bull isnt a little bit greater. After all, its among Martin Scorseses outright best, and near a best movie all around. Doesnt harm that it includes what may be the best Robert De Niro efficiency of perpetuity, which likewise won him his 2nd acting Oscar.

Raging Bull stands is a dazzling biopic that sticks out from most ordinary movies because category. It pulls no punches (pun meant) in its story about the distressed and violent fighter, Jake LaMotta, and with its tense realism, wonderful performing, and stunning black and white cinematography, it really does be worthy of to be thought about among Scorseses best movies.

Mean Streets (1973) – 95%

Mean Streets wasnt Martin Scorseses really initially movie, however it was probably his very first fantastic one. Its the earliest movie to score an area within this top 10, and is significant for revealing lots of circumstances of Scorseses signature design and tropes that he would prefer in other movies moving forward (violence, vibrant soundtrack options, semi-improvised discussion, criminal characters, vibrant camerawork, and so on.).

It does not have the polish of a number of his later criminal activity movies, and doesnt have the most impactful of stories, however its a strong and crucial movie in Scorseses body of work. For its worth as a conclusive 1970s criminal activity movie, its status as one of the highest-rated Scorsese movies on Rotten Tomatoes is reasonable.

The Irishman (2019) – 95%

Among Scorseses longest and most enthusiastic movies, in addition to among his most well-reviewed, The Irishman informs the decades-spanning tale of hit man Frank Sheerans possible participation with the disappearance of union leader Jimmy Hoffa.

It utilizes its long runtime to check out universal styles of sorrow, remorse, aging, and memory. Using de-aging is intriguing (if undoubtedly imperfect) and lets its 3 stars – Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino – stay on screen for as long as possible, and all are extraordinary. Its a slower and sadder handle the criminal activity movie, showing the age of Scorsese and his primary actors, however it does load a significant punch, and produces a long and soaking up watch.

Cabby (1976) – 96%

Cabby when again stars Robert De Niro (who appears to appear in a number of Scorseses most liked movies) as a lonesome cabby in New york city who ends up being fed up with the world around him and chooses to take a stand versus it in significantly violent ways, all the while his mind is gradually unraveling.

Its an individual, troubling, and uncompromising movie, and because of that, most likely one thats best enjoyed alone. However it is wonderful, with its enchanting lead efficiency and continuous sense of fear and worry, and should have to slip into the top 5 highest-rated Scorsese movies on Rotten Tomatoes.

Goodfellas (1990) – 96%

Remarkably, the highest-rated non-documentary in Martin Scorseses filmography – according to Rotten Tomatoes – is Goodfellas. It follows Henry Hill – primarily throughout the 1970s and 1980s – as he tells the story of his life in the mafia, and the ups and downs that include the gangster way of life.

All the design and filmmaking methods initially developed in Mean Streets were improved by the time Goodfellas concerned fulfillment, some 17 years later on. Scorsese is on fire throughout, and the movie is unquestionably among the best directed of perpetuity. For the fantastic music, fantastic performing, engaging story, and contemporary spin on the traditional “rise and fall” gangster story, Goodfellas makes its credibility as a cinematic classic.

The Last Waltz (1978) – 98%


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