Martin Scorsese’s 85 Films Influential Films (2011)

  • Ace in the Hole (1951, Billy Wilder)
  • All That Heaven Allows (1955, Douglas Sirk)
  • America America (1963, Elia Kazan)
  • An American in Paris (1951, Vincente Minnelli)
  • Apocalypse Now (1979, Francis Ford Coppola)
  • Arsenic and Old Lace (1944, Frank Capra)
  • The Bad and the Beautiful (1952, Vincente Minnelli)
  • The Band Wagon (1953, Vincente Minnelli)
  • Born on the Fourth of July (1989, Oliver Stone)
  • Cape Fear (1962, J. Lee Thompson)
  • Cat People (1942, Jacques Tourneur)
  • Caught (1949, Max Ophüls)
  • Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
  • The Conversation (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
  • Dial M for Murder (1954, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Do The Right Thing (1989, Spike Lee)
  • Duel in the Sun (1946, King Vidor)
  • The Earth Trembles (1948, Luchino Visconti)
  • Europa ’51 (1952, Roberto Rossellini)
  • Faces (1968, John Cassavetes)
  • The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964, Anthony Mann)
  • The Flowers of St. Francis (1950, Roberto Rossellini)
  • Force of Evil (1948, Abraham Polonsky)
  • Forty Guns (1957, Samuel Fuller)
  • The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse (1921, Rex Ingram)
  • Germany Year Zero (1948, Roberto Rossellini)
  • Gilda (1946, Charles Vidor)
  • The Godfather (1972, Francis Ford Coppola)
  • Gun Crazy (1950, Jacques Tourneur)
  • Health (1980, Robert Altman)
  • Heaven’s Gate (1980, Michael Cimino)
  • House of Wax (1953, André De Toth)
  • How Green Was My Valley (1941, John Ford)
  • The Hustler (1961, Robert Rossen)
  • I Walk Alone (1948, Byron Haskin)
  • The Infernal Cakewalk (1903, Georges Méliès)
  • It Happened One Night (1934, Frank Capra)
  • Jason and the Argonauts (1963, Don Chaffey)
  • Journey to Italy (1954, Roberto Rossellini)
  • Julius Caesar (1953, Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
  • Kansas City (1996, Robert Altman)
  • Kiss Me Deadly (1955, Robert Aldrich)
  • Klute (1971, Alan J. Pakula)
  • The Lady from Shanghai (1947, Orson Welles)
  • The Leopard (1963, Luchino Visconti)
  • MASH (1970, Robert Altman)
  • Macbeth (1948, Orson Welles)
  • The Magic Box (1951, John Boulting)
  • A Matter of Life and Death (1946, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971, Robert Altman)
  • The Messiah (1975, Roberto Rossellini)
  • Midnight Cowboy (1969, John Schlesinger)
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985, Paul Schrader)
  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936, Frank Capra)
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939, Frank Capra)
  • Nashville (1975, Robert Altman)
  • Night and the City (1950, Jules Dassin)
  • One, Two, Three (1961, Billy Wilder)
  • Othello (1952, Orson Welles)
  • Paisa (1946, Roberto Rossellini)
  • Peeping Tom (1960, Michael Powell)
  • Pickup on South Street (1953, Samuel Fuller)
  • The Player (1992, Robert Altman)
  • The Power and the Glory (1933, William K. Howard)
  • Raw Deal (1948, Anthony Mann)
  • The Red Shoes (1948, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
  • The Rise of Louis XIV (1966, Roberto Rossellini)
  • The Roaring Twenties (1939, Raoul Walsh)
  • Rocco and his Brothers (1960, Luchino Visconti)
  • Rome, Open City (1945, Roberto Rossellini)
  • Secrets of the Soul (1912, Vincenzo Denizot)
  • Senso (1954, Luchino Visconti)
  • Shadows (1959, John Cassavetes)
  • Shock Corridor (1963, Samuel Fuller)
  • Some Came Running (1958, Vincente Minnelli)
  • Stagecoach (1939, John Ford)
  • Stromboli (1950, Roberto Rossellini)
  • Sullivan’s Travels (1941, Preston Sturges)
  • Sweet Smell of Success (1957, Alexander Mackendrick)
  • T-Men (1947, Anthony Mann)
  • Tales of Hoffman (1951, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
  • The Third Man (1950, Carol Reed)
  • Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles)
  • The Trial (1962, Orson Welles)
  • Two Weeks in Another Town (1962, Vincente Minnelli)

By the Numbers

Most frequent years: 1948 (7), 1950 (5)

Oldest film: The Infernal Cakewalk (1903, Georges Méliès)

Most recent film: Kansas City (1996, Robert Altman)

Most frequent directors: Roberto Rossellini (9), Robert Altman (6), Orson Welles (6)


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