Are you longing for some good Martin Scorsese movies you can watch on Netflix right now? Well, here they are.
Martin Scorsese is one of the best directors alive with his critically acclaimed movies such as Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, and Shutter Island. In addition to his classic movies, Scorsese also has some recent works like The Irishman and The Wolf of the Wall Street. He has a huge filmography when we also take into account the short movies, series, and documentaries he worked on. He’s not only a director, but also a writer and an actor.
Here are some movies directed by Martin Scorsese that you can watch on Netflix right now. Note that the list can change due to Netflix’s policy of changing its catalog from time to time.
Five Best Martin Scorsese Movies on Netflix
The Departed (2006)
The Departed follows the story of two “policemen,” who are both working undercover. Colin Sullivan is a Massachusetts State police detective. He is a high-ranked head of a special department. Sullivan’s public nemesis is Frank Costello, who is a crime network kingpin. There’s a twist though, as Sullivan is actually an informant for Costello. Sullivan gives useful information to Costello such as police raids. Billy Costigan, on the other hand, is an undercover policeman who seemingly works for Costello, while actually spying on him. Costigan’s true identity is only known by two of his superiors, Dignam and Oliver Queenan.
Running for two hours and a half, The Departed stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Jack Nicholson. Its IMDb rating is 8,5.
Shutter Island (2010)
Shutter Island tells the story of a U.S marshal Teddy Daniels who’s assigned to investigate the sudden disappearance of a patient from a mental hospital in Boston. Daniels finds a promising clue for his case soon, but the hospital does not allow the marshal to have a look at the records which could have cracked the case. A storm hits the island and disrupts the communication with the mainland, as well as affecting Daniels’ health severely. The marshal starts to question his own sanity, his partner, and his memories as a result of this difficult challenge.
The movie is two hours and eighteen minutes long. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, and Mark Ruffalo. IMDb’s rating for Shutter Island is 8,2.
The Irishman (2019)
The Irishman is a movie about a former truck driver and union leader, who ranks up in the mob. The timeline of the movie is not linear as Frank Sheeran looks back at his life, recalling his old memories such as his first murder, his connections with notorious crime families, and more.
The Irishman is a pretty long Netflix original movie with a runtime of three hours and a half. The cast includes popular actors such as Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. IMDb’s rating for The Irishman is 7,8.
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)
Rolling Thunder Revue is not exactly a movie, it’s actually a mix of facts and fiction about Bob Dylan. Martin Scorsese tells about Bob Dylan’s 1975 tour Rolling Thunder Revue in this documentary, which shows the spirit of America during the year that it’s set. Here’s Netflix’s synopsis of Rolling Thunder Revue.
“Rolling Thunder Revue; a Bob Dylan Story that captures the spirit of America in 1975, and the joyous music that Dylan performed during that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, Rolling Thunder is a one of a kind experience, from master filmmaker Martin Scorsese.”
Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, and Patti Smith headline the cast for this movie that has an IMDb rating of 7,6. It is two hours and twenty-two minutes long.
Hugo is a movie set in 1930’s Paris, telling of an orphan, Hugo, who lives in a train station. His father and uncle earlier taught him how to fix clocks, and he uses his skill to take care of the train station’s clocks. Hugo’s only connection to his late father is an automaton, which can only work with a special key. In his quest to find that key, Hugo meets a shopkeeper in the station who has a surprising connection to Hugo’s father and the automaton.
Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Christopher Lee are among the actors of Hugo, which has an IMDb rating of 7,5. The movie is two hours and six minutes long.