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‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’: 10 Best Martin Scorsese Crime Thrillers That You Must Watch To Prep For Leonardo DiCaprio-Robert De Niro’s Film

Witness the magic unfold at your nearest theatres as ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’ releases on October 27 featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro amongst other International icons.

A Still From ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’

Martin Scorsese, the master of cinematic suspense, has thrilled audiences for decades with his iconic tales of crime, corruption, and complex characters. People eagerly anticipate the release of ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’, his next cinematic masterpiece.

For the unversed, ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’, Martin Scorsese’s upcoming directorial venture, is a crime drama based on a true story. Set in 1920s Oklahoma, it unravels the sinister conspiracy surrounding a series of murders of wealthy Osage Native Americans, who became rich from oil reserves. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, the film delves into the FBI's early days as they investigate the murders and corruption.

Before you get to witness ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’, let's look through some of his best crime thrillers that have left an indelible mark on the world of cinema coming from the stable of Martin Scorsese. From the mean streets of New York to the darkest corners of the human psyche, these films are a testament to Scorsese's unparalleled ability to keep us on the edge of our seats, as reflected in their IMDb ratings. Have a look:

‘Goodfellas’ (1990) – Rated 8.7 On IMDb

‘Goodfellas’ is a gripping, fast-paced journey through the mafia's dark and dangerous underbelly that takes us deep into the world of organized crime. The story follows Henry Hill, played by Ray Liotta, as he rises through the ranks of the mob. With its iconic characters, sharp dialogue, and memorable scenes, the movie paints a vivid picture of the highs and lows of gangster life. As Henry becomes more deeply entangled in the criminal underworld, the film explores themes of loyalty, betrayal, and the consequences of a life of crime.

‘The Departed’ (2006) – Rated 8.5 On IMDb

‘The Departed’ is an unsettling crime thriller set in Boston. The film revolves around an undercover cop who infiltrates the inner circle of a notorious Irish mob boss, while simultaneously, a mole from the criminal organization infiltrates the police force. As tension escalates, the two moles must navigate a treacherous game of cat and mouse. Filled with intense performances and unexpected twists, this film focuses on the blurred line between law and crime.

‘Taxi Driver’ (1976) – Rated 8.2 On IMDb

‘Taxi Driver’ is a gritty 1976 classic that follows Travis Bickle, played by Robert De Niro, a mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran who becomes a taxi driver in the seedy underbelly of New York City. As he cruises the streets at night, he becomes increasingly disillusioned with the city's corruption and decay. Travis's descent into madness leads to a shocking and violent climax as he attempts to rescue a young prostitute, played by Jodie Foster.

‘The Irishman’ (2019) – Rated 7.8 On IMDb

‘The Irishman’ tells the story of Frank Sheeran, a truck driver turned hitman who becomes entangled with the powerful Bufalino crime family. The film explores the world of organized crime, with a focus on Sheeran's involvement in the disappearance of labour union leader Jimmy Hoffa. Featuring an all-star cast, including Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, the film is a masterclass in storytelling, offering a reflective and sombre look at the consequences of a life lived in the shadows.

‘Mean Streets’ (1973) – Rated 7.3 On IMDb

‘Mean Streets’ is a raw portrayal of life in New York's Little Italy. The film follows Charlie, a small-time hood, as he navigates the complexities of the city's criminal underworld. Alongside his unpredictable friend Johnny Boy, Charlie struggles to balance loyalty, faith, and personal ambition. The movie is a compelling exploration of friendship, morality, and the chaotic streets of 1970s New York, with outstanding performances and Scorsese's signature style.

And last but not least, the movie that inspired this list! ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’ is all set to be the next big crime thriller and audiences are waiting with bated breath for the same. Witness the magic unfold at your nearest theatres as ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’ releases on October 27 featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro amongst other International icons.