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Director Poll: Favorite Martin Scorsese Film

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Henry, Feb 9, 2021.

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THERE ARE TOO MANY

  1. Taxi Driver

    7 vote(s)
    13.0%
  2. Raging Bull

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  3. The Color of Money

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  4. Goodfellas

    25 vote(s)
    46.3%
  5. Casino

    2 vote(s)
    3.7%
  6. Gangs of New York

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  7. The Aviator

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Hugo

    2 vote(s)
    3.7%
  9. The Departed

    7 vote(s)
    13.0%
  10. The Wolf of Wall Street

    8 vote(s)
    14.8%
  1. Henry Feb 9, 2021
    (Last edited: Feb 9, 2021)
    Have to limit selections, hopefully I don't miss your fave. Sorry Irishman. Name it if I missed it!

    Pick your fave!

    Feel free to list ideas for other threads here
     
  2. jkauf

    Trusted Supporter

    Seeing them all listed out, I think I’d actually go with The Irishman now. For this poll, I’ll say Goodfellas.
     
  3. phaynes12

    playing in the band Supporter

    if we’re going purely *favorite*, it’s color of money for me. goodfellas is pretty clearly his best.
     
  4. popdisaster00

    I'm usually deluded Moderator

    Of these, #1 is wolf
     
  5. SpyKi

    I've been in love with her for ages Supporter

    Taxi Driver is close but I think Wolf of Wall Street takes it for me.
     
  6. Thrillcollinz

    we will flower again

     
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  7. Nathan Feb 9, 2021
    (Last edited: Feb 9, 2021)
    Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    I don’t think he has a clear #1. He has like 5-7 in that tier, then another few in a tier just slightly below it. Last Temptation of Christ is probably my favorite, few films achieve that kind of magic in the final moments. Taxi Driver opened my world up and holds up so fucking strongly. Wolf and the Irishman are serious contenders. Raging Bull is a masterpiece. Goodfellas is an obvious candidate. King of Comedy and Age of Innocence might round out my top tier.
     
  8. Morrissey

    Trusted

    Wait what?
     
  9. Morrissey Feb 9, 2021
    (Last edited: Feb 9, 2021)
    Morrissey

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    I have a 1 and a 1A. If I was making a list or recommending films to someone, the pick would be Raging Bull. It is one of the most powerful "biopics" ever made, and it is synonymous with method acting for a reason. Scorsese strips away all of the glamour of boxing and shows the connections between brutality at work and how it leads to brutality in the rest of your life. It also goes into our own inner demons and our inability to behave in the ways we want. While he loves his brother and wife and knows the destruction he causes in his behavior, he is unable to break free of that rage that he has learned to use to such strength in the boxing world.

    My 1A, however, is the King of Comedy. Scorsese is so famous for his portrayals of performative masculinity that it can be disarming to see a man who is so clearly emasculated in his own life.

    I do have a dark horse, and the thing that keeps me from crowning it is time: The Irishman. It is a stunning deconstruction of his earlier work, which was harshly critical of organized crime but was mistakenly idolized by every pizzeria and Bensonhurst wannabe. He rubs our face in it, up until the end, where we have to admit that dying alone might be even worse than what Sheeran dealt out to so many others.
     
  10. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Goodfellas will always be my answer, but Taxi Driver, King of Comedy and Raging Bull are all perfect films as well. Irishman and Wolf I need to spend more time with.
     
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  11. Morrissey Feb 9, 2021
    (Last edited: Feb 9, 2021)
    Morrissey

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    The Wolf of Wall Street is great, but it follows the beats of Goodfellas so closely that it could never be ranked higher.
     
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  12. imthesheriff

    Here I Am. So Glad You Are. Supporter

    Had to go goodfellas
     
  13. domotime2

    It's an Albany Expression Prestigious

    Casino. Always my go to
     
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  14. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    Goodfellas is arguably the greatest American film of all time so it's an easy pick here.

    I will say, I know The Irishman is less than 2 years old but it should be up there instead of The Aviator for sure.
     
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  15. riotspray

    Trusted Prestigious

    It's between Goodfellas, Taxi Driver and Raging Bull for me. Probably go with GF.
     
  16. Sean Murphy

    moon pie, what a time to be alive. Supporter

    Goodfellas, but The Departed might be my favorite movie
     
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  17. Steve_JustAGuy

    Trusted

    Goodfellas for me. Daniel Day Lewis in Gangs of New York absolutely rules though
     
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  18. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Of the essentials, I am still missing Last Temptation
    Of the lesser essentials, I am still missing Color of Money, Cape Fear, Age of Innocence, Bringing Out the Dead, and Silence
    Of the others I am missing his early stuff, Kundun, Gangs (I turned it off because it started off pretty bad), Aviator, Shutter Island and Hugo
     
  19. Morrissey

    Trusted

    Does the early stuff you are missing include Mean Streets? It is a lot better than most of your "lesser essentials".
     
  20. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    No, I count that as one of his best, if not a level right under his best. Boxcar Bertha, Knocking and Alice are what I mean
     
  21. jkauf

    Trusted Supporter

    Don’t really care for Gangs but DDL sure is great so it makes it worth a watch.
     
  22. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    I'll go:
    Goodfellas
    Taxi Driver
    Raging Bull
    King of Comedy (I am due for a rewatch)
    The Irishman
    --
    After Hours
    Mean Streets
    --
    Wolf of Wall Street
    Casino
    --
    The Last Waltz (I can't really compare with the ones above tbh)
    --
    The Departed
     
  23. Morrissey

    Trusted

    Scorsese has so many greats that we should do top tens.

    1. Raging Bull
    2. The King of Comedy
    3. The Irishman
    4. Taxi Driver
    5. Goodfellas
    6. Mean Streets
    7. The Wolf of Wall Street
    8. Silence
    9. The Last Temptation of Christ
    10. The Departed

    I owe The Age of Innocence another viewing.
     
  24. soggytime

    Regular

    UGH IT'S SO HARD

    Goodfellas
    Raging Bull
    The King of Comedy
    Taxi Driver
    The Irishman
    After Hours
    The Wolf of Wall Street
    Casino
    Mean Streets
    The Departed

    Overdue for a Silence rewatch.

    Still need to see: The Color of Money, The Last Temptation of Christ, The Age of Innocence, Who's That Knocking On My Door, Boxcar Bertha, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Cape Fear, Hugo
     
  25. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Departed is the only one of his that I've kinda soured on over time. Some great moments, but I feel like it's been Boondock Saints'ed
     
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