Last Temptation of Christ (1988): Scorsese’s Passion Project Starring Willem Dafoe as Jesus

Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ is a thought-provoking and deeply felt drama, adapted from Nikos Kazantzakis's best-selling novel. This controversial film, condemned by various religious groups, speculates about Jesus's self-doubts, when he realizes he has been chosen by God to carry His message.

Casino (1995): Scorsese’s Crime Saga Starring Robert De Niro

As accomplished as it was, Coppola's “The Godfather, Part III” didn't break new grounds thematically or artistically. Neither did “Casino” in 1995, a crime picture that reunites director Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro, his favorite, quintessential actor, and co-screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi.

Who's That Knocking at My Door (1968)

Originally titled I Called First, Martin Scorsese's debut feature was made while he was an instructor at the NYU's film school. Like all of Scorsese's films, this small-scale drama, about an Italian-American youth, has strong autobiographical elements. It also shows what would become the director's forte: Strong, complex characterization rather than conventional plot.

Departed, The: Scorsese’s Oscar Card, All-star Ensemble

It‚Äôs a pleasure to report that “The Departed,” the gritty crime-gangster drama, is Scorsese‚Äôs best film since the 1990 ‚ÄúGoodFellas,‚Äú to which the new film bears loose resemblance in thematic rather than stylistic terms.

Last Temptation of Christ, The

Scorsese's thought-provoking, deeply felt drama, adapted from Nikos Kazantzakis's novel, was condemned by various religious groups, speculates due to its depiction of Jesus's self-doubts, when he realizes he has been chosen by God to carry His message.