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The Wolf of Wall Street turns 10 - Five other masterpieces of Martin Scorsese that cannot be missed by film buffs

The Wolf of Wall Street, theatrically released on Christmas 2013 in US, turns ten this year. If you adore this Scorsese masterpiece, then these five films of his cannot be missed.

The Wolf of Wall Street turns 10 - Five other masterpieces of Martin Scorsese that cannot be missed by film buffs

A still from The Wolf of Wall Street

Last Updated: 09.02 AM, Dec 25, 2023


Directed by the legendary Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street, which was released on Christmas 2013 in the United States, turns ten today. An entrancing and humbling view into the debaucherous lifestyle of Wall Street hedonists, the film is among Martin Scorsese's top projects. Being his highest grossing film, it crossed $400 million worldwide during its theatrical run, despite being made on a $100 million budget.

The film also received critical acclaim and multiple wins and nominations at prestigious awards, including the Academy Awards (five noms), BAFTA (four noms), and Boston Society of Film Critics (six noms).

The Wolf of Wall Street also earned Leonardo DiCaprio two Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe for Best Actor- Musical or Comedy. Here are five other masterpieces of Martin Scorsese that sport a similar quality of story, cinematography, and performance.

The Irish Man


This 2019 gangster flick is based on the 2004 nonfiction novel I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. The film stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci in the leading roles. The Irish Man follows the story told by WWII veteran Frank Sheeran of his youth, when he was a truck driver, before becoming a contractual killer for mobsters Russel Bufalino and Jimmy Hoffa. When the film’s euphemism for contract killing is teasingly revealed as ‘painting houses,’ one understands the subtle narrative layers woven into the plot by Scorsese.

The film is available on Netflix.

Shutter Island

This 2010 neo noir psychological thriller follows the tale of Deputy US Marshal Edward Daniels, or Teddy, who is investigating a psychiatric facility on the remote Shutter Island when a patient goes missing. The film is known for its iconic climax, that completely spins the audience’s perception of reality on its head. Shutter Island is illuminated by the presence of actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer, and Michelle Williams.

The film is available on Prime Video.

Taxi Driver

This neo noir film is a wonderful commentary on the moral bankruptcy and immoral crimes that frequented the streets of post-Vietnam War New York. Starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Leonard Harris, among others, the film follows the nightly forays of insomniac taxi driver Travis Bickle, and his deteriorating mental well-being as he dreams of unleashing his rage on the unpunished criminals that sully the streets after dark.

The film is available on Sony Liv.

Killers of the Flower Moon

This 2023 crime drama is a haunting revelation about the series of murders of the Osage members, after black gold aka oil is discovered on tribal land. However, as the Osage members own the mineral rights to their land, local political power William Hale does not find it to his taste and starts ordering their killings in order to gain their wealth. Starring Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Lily Gladstone, the film has garnered a positive response for its representation of the carnage of tribal communities by selfish outsiders and their immense greed for more.

The film is available for rent on Prime Video and Apple TV.

The Age of Innocence

This 1993 film is a diversion from Scorsese’s usual filmography but remains iconic for its visual satisfaction, purity of love, and portrayal of the 1870s. A poignant, romantic drama, The Age of Innocence stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Winona Ryder in prominent roles. It follows the courtship and marriage of New York attorney Newland Archer with May Welland. But trouble arises when he starts falling in love with Countess Olenska, May’s cousin. Do they ever get to actualize their love story? Give this Scorsese romantic drama a watch, you will not regret it.

The film is available for rent on Prime Video and Apple TV.

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