125 Essential Movies, According to Martin Scorsese

125 Essential Movies, According to Martin Scorsese
In 2012, Fast Company published an extensive interview with Scorsese in which he talked about his 85 movies “you need to see to know anything about film.” Meanwhile, in 2006, a young filmmaker named Colin Levy wrote to the filmmaker, asking for recommendations on where to start an education on foreign films. Scorsese responded with a list of almost 40 suggestions. And, of course, Scorsese shared even more of his favorite films with Sight & Sound magazine.
Each film he has mentioned is listed below, chronologically, so you can start your education at the Scorsese Film School as soon as possible.
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  • The Infernal Cakewalk
  • Secrets of the Soul
  • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  • Nosferatu
  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
  • Metropolis
  • Napoleon
  • The Power and the Glory
  • It Happened One Night
  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • Grand Illusion
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Stagecoach
  • The Roaring Twenties
  • The Rules of the Game
  • Citizen Kane
  • How Green Was My Valley
  • Sullivan's Travels
  • Cat People
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Rome, Open City
  • Children of Paradise
  • Duel in the Sun
  • Gilda
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Paisan
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Lady from Shanghai
  • T-Men
  • I Walk Alone
  • The Red Shoes
  • Germany Year Zero
  • Force of Evil
  • La Terra Trema
  • Macbeth
  • Raw Deal
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Caught
  • The Third Man
  • Stromboli
  • The Flowers of St. Francis
  • Gun Crazy
  • Night and the City
  • An American in Paris
  • The River
  • Ace in the Hole
  • The Magic Box
  • The Bad and the Beautiful
  • Europe '51
  • Othello
  • Umberto D.
  • Ikiru
  • The Band Wagon
  • House of Wax
  • Julius Caesar
  • Pickup on South Street
  • Ugetsu
  • Tokyo Story
  • Dial M for Murder
  • Journey to Italy
  • Senso
  • Seven Samurai
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • Kiss Me Deadly
  • The Searchers
  • Forty Guns
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Some Came Running
  • Touch of Evil
  • Vertigo
  • Ashes and Diamonds
  • Big Deal on Madonna Street
  • Shadows
  • The 400 Blows
  • Peeping Tom
  • Rocco and His Brothers
  • Shoot the Piano Player
  • Breathless
  • L'Avventura
  • The Hustler
  • One, Two, Three
  • Cape Fear
  • The Trial
  • Two Weeks in Another Town
  • Salvatore Giuliano
  • Il Sorpasso
  • America America
  • Jason and the Argonauts
  • The Leopard
  • Shock Corridor
  • High and Low
  • 8½
  • The Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Band of Outsiders
  • Before the Revolution
  • The Taking of Power by Louis XIV
  • Blow-Up
  • Weekend
  • Faces