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Best Martin Scorsese Movies On Netflix You Should Be Putting On Your Bucket List

By Anubha Das

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 9 min read

For more than five decades Martin Scorsese has been one of film's most regarded and adored director. His movies have traversed almost all kinds and secured a different range of subjects. Indeed, even in his beginning of the late 1960s, Scorsese constantly stood up for himself as a movie director to focus on. From his initial works like "Mean Streets" and "Taxi Driver", it was clear the Oscar-winning chief had built up himself as an ace storyteller. Here are the 10 best Martin Scorsese movies on Netflix-India.

*Disclaimer: The movies listed in the blog are available on Netflix on a temporary basis.

 

1. Goodfellas

Director: Martin Scorsese

Star Casts: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci 

 

This classic crime movie is the story about the mob life that is there in New York City. All together stunning, vivid and showing the ugliness and depravity of the glamorized and romanticized subculture of New York City is a Netflix hit. Good Fellas is director Martin Scorsese's greatest ode to a surreal and deeply fascinating take on the life of Henry Hill who was involved in the Mob for three decades and his rise throughout the time span. Must watch crime movie with great direction and best screenplay. A truly classic crime movie of the nineties.best-martin-scorsese-movies-netflix-india-goodfellas-image

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

 

 

2. Gangs Of NewYork 

Director: Martin Scorsese

Star Casts: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis 

 

This Martin Scorsese best crime movie masterpiece. The role played by Daniel day levis of a violent criminal is most revetting. The ironic, emotional movie revolves around the plot of avenging the death of the father who was killed during the gang wars. Filled with astonishing imagination, ambition, and scope Gangs of New York is kind of based on a 1928 nonfiction book. Usually known as the most terrible tale of a way, this Martin Scorsese movie made the critics happy and became one of the best movies to be made by Martin Scorsese. Watch it right away of Netflix-India for the splendid performance by Daniel Day-Lewis.best-martin-scorsese-movies-netflix-india-gangs-of-newyork-image

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

 

3. Mean Streets

Director: Martin Scorsese

Star Casts: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval 

 

Showing the daily struggles of a wannabe hood to keep his morals straight on the streets of Little Italy, Martin Scorsese tells the tale about how a respectable gangster is born out of wish. The movie is focused on living in a state of sin rather than just showing punk gangsters all the time. The movie starts with the monologue by Martin Scorsese on a black screen saying “You don’t make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home. All the rest is BS and you know it.” Staying true to his well-documented love of rock, Scorsese used tunes by  Eric Clapton, The Ronettes, and The Rolling Stones for the soundtrack of this one of the best movies that Netflix (India) is streaming right now. best-martin-scorsese-movies-netflix-india-mean-streets-image

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

 

4. The Wolf of Wall Street

Director: Martin Scorsese

Star Casts:  Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie

 

If you haven't seen The Wolf Of Wall Street (Best movie on Netflix-India), then you are missing out on some of the best performances of Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill’s careers. Martin Scorcese delivered another punch in the 2010s with the wolf of wall street a dark comedy with top-notch performance. The Wolf of Wall Street is based on real-life events (though again with a large parsing of dramatics), around the infamous Stratton Oakmont, an over-the-counter brokerage firm, and a pump and dump scheme that helped IPO several large public companies during the late 80s and 90s. It tells the influence of capitalism and the American dream chasing behind money.best-martin-scorsese-movies-netflix-india-the-wolf-of-wallstreet-image

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

 

5. Casino

Director: Martin Scorsese

Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci 

 

For all of its violence and tragedy, this is a beautiful and exuberant movie. This thriller on Netflix has a relentless soundtrack of jazz and classic rock and moments of humor and goodwill. A very popular Mafia movie The casino is superbly acted and quite astonishingly obsessive about detail, money, and the mob's decline. Greed, deception, money, power, and murder reign in this thriller movie which illustrates the dark realities of a casino gangster. A must watch if you loved watching Casino Royal.best-martin-scorsese-movies-netflix-india-casini-image

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

 

6. Hugo

Director: Martin Scorsese

Star Casts:  Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee 

 

Hugo is the Martin Scorsese movie that moves you, and fixes you, all your problems, things that are broken. It is one of the best movies by Martin Scorsese that is not easily definable. The story of this one of the best movies on Netflix is about an orphan who has a flair for pottering whos most value item is the automaton that was left by his late father. The movies move forward in the search of the key that will make the automaton work. A must watch, for the love of cinema. A movie made for expanding your dreams and dedication.best-martin-scorsese-movies-netflix-india=hugo-image

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

 

7. The Aviator

Director: Martin Scorsese

Star Casts: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale 

 

This Martin Scorsese movie has shown the perfect theme of the 1920s to mid-30s in silver screen with all great aviators. This is the best movie which is a biographic movie based on Howard Hughes. Hughes who is a successful director gets into the business of making aircraft and along the way makes a lot of enemies. The movies show his life and tell us how he struggled with knowing his actual ambition. The main highlight of this best Martin Scorsese movie is the brilliant method acting done by Leonardo DiCaprio, one of the finest of Hollywood. Subscribe to Netflix-India right away to get hold of this movie.best-martin-scorsese-movies-netflix-india-the-aviator-image

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

 

8. Shutter Island 

Director: Martin Scorsese

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo 

 

This brilliant psychological thriller is directed by Martin Scorsese and screenplay is based on the same name novel by Dennis Lehane. Shutter Island needs the complete attention of the people watching, so that get to feel involved while the characters reveal the mystery of the island. The plot of the film is about the disappearance of a patient from the Ashecliffe hospital for mentally disturbed and violent criminals in 1954. Upon this two detectives played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo are called to the island to investigate the disappearance of a patient. Scorsese keeps the anticipation high all through the whole film while never falling back on shoddy startle strategies. Indeed, even in scenes that should not be tensed, the score makes the watcher thrilled. That’s exactly where Scorsese wants his viewer to be, and it makes for a hell of a movie-going experience that keeps you guessing until the last minute.best-martin-scorsese-movies-netflix-india-shutter-island-image

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

 

9. Taxi Driver

Director: Martin Scorsese

Star Casts: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd 

 

This best classic movie on Netflix is the product of brilliant direction by Martin Scorsese and greatest historical performance by Robert De Niro. Taxi Driver tells the story in Travis's perspective of how he feels intolerable of activities which occurs in the New York jungle (prostitution) and his life after the Vietnam war. Martin Scorsese has studied the human mind how they will behave in a different life situation and in this movie they showed us how a man reacts to America's condition in 70's.  Robert De Niro has his best to this flick and showed how a lonely person like his character in the movie feels. He has put life into this movie and role which you have to watch on Netflix-India right now!best-martin-scorsese-movies-netflix-india-taxi-driver-image

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

 

10. The Departed

Director: Martin Scorsese

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson

 

Let us start the list of best Martin Scorsese movies on Netflix with the movie "The Departed." Whenever we talk about classic thriller movies the name, Martin Scorsese comes to our mind. Martin Scorsese has been the Director of many thriller flicks, but he finally won his Oscar for this crime classic that some felt was too old-school to be profound. With casts like Leonardo Dicaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson The Departed is a long but a well-crafted gangster movie that gives an insightful look into life as an undercover agent. The movie revolves around Leonardo DiCaprio who is a cop but pretending to be the opposite. Partly during the movie, Scorsese hits us with the cruel glimpses of the fact that corruption starts from childhood itself. With this motion picture, Martin Scorsese demonstrated again that he is the ace of the urban storyteller-and of thrillingly intense filmmaking.best-martin-scorsese-movies-netflix-india-thedeparted-image

IMDb Rating:  8.5/10 

 

Being one of the top directors in the world of Hollywood, Martin Scorsese has made these masterpieces which everyone should watch once in his/her life. Are you ready to dive into the world of great performance and brilliant storylines with these best Martin Scorsese movies? Tell us about your other favourite directors in the comments. 

 


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FAQ:

Q: What are some good Indian movies on Netflix?

A: There are many movies on Netflix which are good cinema like Masaan, Manorama Six feet under, Pink, Shahid, Special 26 and so on. To know more read Best Bollywood Movies on Netflix You Can't Afford To Miss Out.

 

Q: Which are the best Rom-Coms on Netflix?

A: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Sleeping With Other People, To All the Boys I've Loved Before & 17 Again.

 

Q: What is Netflix and how does it work?

A: Netflix is an online platform/website which screens the top-notch series of movies, documentaries and tv shows based on monthly subscription packs. 

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