Friday, September 23, 2011

Best 5 Movies of Director : Martin Scorsese

1.  Taxi Driver (1976)

A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge to violently lash out, attempting to save a teenage prostitute in the process.


  • Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle
  • Jodie Foster as Iris "Easy" Steensma
  • Harvey Keitel as Matthew "Sport" Higgins
  • Cybill Shepherd as Betsy
  • Albert Brooks as Tom
  • Leonard Harris as Senator Charles Palantine
  • Peter Boyle as "Wizard"
  • Harry Northup as Doughboy
  • Martin Scorsese as a passenger in Travis' taxi
  • Victor Argo as a grocery store owner
  • Steven Prince as "Easy Andy"
  • Joe Spinell as Travis' personnel officer at the taxi depot

2.  Kundun (1997)

From childhood until adulthood, Tibet's 14th dalai lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.


  • Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong as Dalai Lama (Adult)
  • Gyurme Tethong as Dalai Lama (Age 12)
  • Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin as Dalai Lama (Age 5)
  • Tenzin Yeshi Paichang as Dalai Lama (Age 2)
  • Tencho Gyalpo as Dalai Lama's mother
  • Tenzin Topjar as Lobsang (age 5 to 10)
  • Tsewang Migyur Khangsar as Dalai Lama's father
  • Tenzin Lodoe as Takster Rinpoche
  • Tsering Lhamo as Tsering Dolma
  • Geshi Yeshi Gyatso as Lama of Sera
  • Losang Gyatso as The Messenger (as Lobsang Gyatso)
  • Sonam Phuntsok as Reting Rinpoche
  • Gyatso Lukhang as Lord Chamberlain
  • Lobsang Samten as Master of the Kitchen
  • Jigme Tsarong as Taktra Rinpoche (as Tsewang Jigme Tsarong)
  • Tenzin Trinley as Ling Rinpoche
  • Robert Lin as Chairman Mao Zedong
  • Jurme Wangda as Prime Minister Lukhangwa
  • Jill Hsia as Little Girl

3.  Goodfellas (1990)  

Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.


  • Ray Liotta   as   Henry Hill
  • Robert De Niro   as   Jimmy Conway
  • Joe Pesci   as   Tommy DeVito
  • Lorraine Bracco   as   Karen Hill
  • Paul Sorvino   as   Paul Cicero
  • Frank Sivero   as   Frankie Carbone
  • Frank Vincent   as   Billy Batts
  • Tony Darrow   as   Sonny Bunz
  • Mike Starr   as   Frenchy
  • Chuck Low   as   Morrie Kessler
  • Frank DiLeo   as   Tuddy Cicero
  • Johnny Williams   as   Johnny Roastbeef
  • Samuel L. Jackson   as   Parnell "Stacks" Edwards
  • Frank Adonis   as   Anthony Stabile
  • Catherine Scorsese   as   Tommy DeVito's Mother
  • Gina Mastrogiacomo   as   Janice Rossi
  • Debi Mazar   as   Sandy
  • Margo Winkler   as   Belle Kessler
  • Welker White   as   Lois Byrd
  • Julie Garfield   as   Mickey Conway
  • Detective Ed Deacy   as   Himself
  • Christopher Serrone   as   Henry Hill (Youth)
  • Charles Scorsese   as   Vinnie
  • Michael Vivalo   as   Nicky Eyes
  • Michael Imperioli   as   "Spider"
  • Frank Pellegrino   as   Johnny Dio
  • Tony Ellis   as   Bridal Shop Owner
  • Elizabeth Whitcraft   as   Tommy's Girlfriend
  • Illeana Douglas   as   Tommy's Other Girlfriend
  • Anthony Powers   as   Jimmy Two-Times
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney Ed McDonald   as   Himself
  • Tony Lip   as   Frankie The Wop
  • Joseph Bono   as   Mikey Franzese
  • Kevin Corrigan   as   Michael Hill

4.  The Departed (2006)

Two men from opposite sides of the law are undercover within the Massachusetts State Police and the Irish mafia, but violence and bloodshed boil when discoveries are made, and the moles are dispatched to find out their enemy's identities.


  • Leonardo DiCaprio as William "Billy" Costigan Jr.
  • Matt Damon as Staff Sergeant Colin Sullivan
  • Jack Nicholson as Francis "Frank" Costello
  • Mark Wahlberg as Staff Sergeant Sean Dignam
  • Martin Sheen as Captain Oliver Charles Queenan
  • Vera Farmiga as Dr. Madolyn Madden
  • Ray Winstone as Arnold "Frenchy" French
  • Alec Baldwin as Captain George Ellerby
  • Anthony Anderson as Trooper Brown
  • James Badge Dale as Trooper Barrigan
  • David O'Hara as "Fitzy" Fitzgibbons
  • Mark Rolston as Timothy Delahunt
  • Kevin Corrigan as Sean Costigan
  • Robert Wahlberg as FBI Special Agent Frank Lazio
  • Kristen Dalton as Gwen Costello
  • Conor Donovan as a Young Colin Sullivan
  • Amanda Lynch as Carmen

5.  Casino (1995)

Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire.


  • Robert De Niro    as   Sam "Ace" Rothstein
  • Joe Pesci    as   Nicholas "Nicky" Santoro
  • Sharon Stone    as   Ginger McKenna Rothstein
  • Frank Vincent    as   Frankie Marino
  • Don Rickles    as   Billy Sherbert
  • Pasquale Cajano    as   Remo Gaggi
  • James Woods    as   Lester Diamond
  • John Bloom    as   Donald "Don" Ward
  • L. Q. Jones    as   Pat Webb
  • Kevin Pollak    as   Philip Green
  • Alan King    as   Andy Stone
  • Bill Allison    as   John Nance
  • Philip Suriano    as   Dominick Santoro
  • Vinny Vella    as   Artie Piscano
  • Nobu Matsuhisa    as   K. K. Ichikawa
  • Richard Riehle    as   Charlie "Clean Face" Clark
  • Dick Smothers    as   Nevada State Senator Harrison Roberts
  • Oscar Goodman    as   Himself
  • Frankie Avalon    as   Himself

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