Taxi Driver and Raging Bull are easily his best two. Nothing from Scorsese post 2000 comes close.
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So refreshing to see someone not say Goodfellas is his best movie.
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Since this is the thread for Controversial opinions, my favourite Scorsese; The Irishman and ...Hugo (made me feel I was learning how to watch films all over again).
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tbh i’d fight anyone who thinks this is some insanely controversial opinion
i don’t think it’s necessarily better than goodfellas or taxi driver, but it’s one of my favorite scorsese films ever
that, and silence too (which i guess is even more controversial lmao)
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I fucking love The Departed
The Departed is great, but it is a remake that closely follows the original, especially in the first half of the story. That's why I wouldn't put it top level Scorsese. The story beats were already pre-established by another. Same with Cape Fear
I do think of Insomnia as a less impressive Nolan movie because Nolan usually writes his own original ideas, even with Batman. But Scorsese rarely does so, so a director who usually works from other people's script making a remake is not that different, especially since he puts his own flair in those films and they depart (no pun intended) from the original films and aren't just a Quarantine or Let Me In (which are mostly redubbed versions of the originals).