7 Favourite Films of Martin Scorsese

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Directed by Stanley Kubrick, this groundbreaking science fiction film follows a voyage to Jupiter with the sentient computer HAL 9000 aboard the spaceship Discovery. Exploring themes of evolution, technology, and the nature of humanity.

Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

Directed by Andrzej Wajda, this Polish film is set in the aftermath of World War II. It tells the story of a young resistance fighter tasked with assassinating a communist official on the last day of the war.

8 1/2 (1963)

Directed by Federico Fellini, this Italian surrealist comedy-drama follows a film director who is creatively blocked and struggling with personal and professional crises. Through dreamlike sequences and flashbacks, "8 1/2" explores the blurred lines between reality and fantasy.

Diary of a Country Priest (1951)

Directed by Robert Bresson, this French film adaptation of Georges Bernanos' novel tells the story of a young and idealistic priest assigned to a rural parish. As he struggles with his own spiritual doubts, the film offers a deeply moving exploration of faith, suffering, and redemption.

Ikiru (1952)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa, this Japanese drama follows the story of a terminally ill bureaucrat who, upon learning of his impending death, sets out to find meaning and purpose in his remaining days.

The Leopard (1963)

Directed by Luchino Visconti, this Italian epic historical drama is set during the Risorgimento, the period of Italian unification. The film depicts the decline of the aristocracy and the sweeping changes of the era, while also exploring themes of class, power, and identity

Vertigo (1958)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, this psychological thriller follows a former detective suffering from acrophobia who is hired to follow the wife of an acquaintance. As he becomes obsessed with her, the film delves into themes of obsession, identity, and the manipulation of reality.