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Poll: Most Iconic Scene from a Scorsese Movie?

Martin Scorsese is one of the most acclaimed American directors of all time.

His films often explore themes such as Sicilian-American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, machismo, modern crime, and gang conflict. Despite this, he has an incredibly varied and accessible filmography that includes a romantic drama, a taut urban cop thriller, an oddball comedy and a religious period film.

Which scene from his movies, as nominated by IMDB's Poll Board Members, do you feel is the most iconic of his filmography?

See also:

Most Iconic Scene from a Spielberg Movie?

Most Iconic Scene from a Christopher Nolan Movie

Most Iconic Scene from a James Cameron Movie?

Discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976)

    "You talkin' to me?" - Travis Bickle talks to himself in front of the mirror

    Nominated by The-Social-Introvert

  2. Vote!

    Ray Liotta and Lorraine Bracco in Goodfellas (1990)

    "I'm in Construction" - The dolly/tracking-shot scene following Henry Hill and Karen Hill to the restaurant

    Nominated by The-Social-Introvert

  3. Vote!

    Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, and Joseph Bono in Goodfellas (1990)

    "I'm funny, how?" - Tensions rise as Tommy DeVito looses his cool at the dinner table

    Nominated by The-Social-Introvert

  4. Vote!

    Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon in The Departed (2006)

    "I am killing you" - The elevator scene

    Nominated by jamesh5

  5. Vote!

    Robert De Niro in Raging Bull (1980)

    "I could'a been a contender" - An aged Jake LaMotta talks to himself in the mirror

    Nominated by jamesh5

  6. Vote!

    Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci in Goodfellas (1990)

    "Oh n-!" - Tommy DeVito gets 'made'

    Nominated by jamesh5

  7. Vote!

    Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

    "The cerebral palsy stage" - Jordan Belfort and Donnie Azoff cause havoc due to taking Quaaludes

    Nominated by DelovelyX

  8. Vote!

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Liam Carney, and Gary McCormack in Gangs of New York (2002)

    "Who holds way over the five-points?!!!" - Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting's Natives and 'Priest' Vallon's Dead Rabbits face off on the streets of New York

    Nominated by DelovelyX

  9. Vote!

    Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976)

    "Poosh...poosh...poosh..."- Travis Bickle points his bloody fingers at his head in the shape of a gun after a brutal shootout

    Nominated by peaspot

  10. Vote!

    Robert De Niro, Joseph D'Onofrio, and Christopher Serrone in Goodfellas (1990)

    "As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster"- The opening of Goodfellas

    Nominated by peaspot

  11. Vote!

    Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo in Shutter Island (2010)

    "Which would be worse - to live as a monster, or to die as a good man?"- A long walk to the lighthouse

    Nominated by peaspot

  12. Vote!

    Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon in The Departed (2006)

    "OK...OK..."- The ending

    Nominated by kobe_q

  13. Vote!

    Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

    "It's a fugazi"- The chest thumping scene

    Nominated by kobe_q

  14. Vote!

    Ray Liotta and Bo Dietl in Goodfellas (1990)

    "Drop off the gun at Jimmy's"- Being followed by the chopper

    Nominated by kobe_q

  15. Vote!

    Robert De Niro in Raging Bull (1980)

    "You **** my wife?"- A paranoid Jake LaMotta accuses his brother

    Nominated by ElMaruecan82

  16. Vote!

    Robert De Niro in Cape Fear (1991)

    "AHAHAHAHAAAAA"- Max Cady smoking and laughing in the movie theater

    Nominated by ElMaruecan82

  17. Vote!

    Robert De Niro in Casino (1995)

    "Get this through your head!"- Ace and Nicky's confrontation in the desert

    Nominated by The-Social-Introvert

  18. Vote!

    Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, and David Proval in Mean Streets (1973)

    "This a mook"- The pool hall fight

    Nominated by ElMaruecan82

  19. Vote!

    Harvey Keitel in Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)

    El Watusi- The slow motion tracking shot of the friends talking and joking

    Nominated by KhaledKalache

  20. Vote!

    Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel in Mean Streets (1973)

    "I'M GONNA PAYEEEMMMMMM!"- Keitel tries to convince De Niro to pay his debts

    Nominated by KhaledKalache

  21. Vote!

    Robert De Niro and David Proval in Mean Streets (1973)

    "The only **** around here who I can borrow money from without payin' back"- The confrontation at the bar

    Nominated by KhaledKalache

  22. Vote!

    Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco, Dominique DeVito, and Stella Keitel in Goodfellas (1990)

    "It wasn't like that for wiseguys"- The mob living it up in prison and Paulie cutting the onions

    Nominated by Dweezer

  23. Vote!

    Robert De Niro and Chuck Low in Goodfellas (1990)

    "Jimmy was cutting every link"- The layla montage of Jimmy's murders

    Nominated by shawnlongway-240-128607

  24. Vote!

    Joe Pesci in Love Ranch (2010)

    "What's the world coming to?!"- Tommy lashes out against Spider

    Nominated by shawnlongway-240-128607

    *from Goodfellas

  25. Vote!

    Frank Vincent in Chicago Overcoat

    "Go home and get your shinebox"- Billy Batts and Tommy square off in the bar

    Nominated by shawnlongway-240-128607

    *from Goodfellas

  26. Vote!

    Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, and Joe Pesci in Casino (1995)

    "When you love someone..."- The opening car bombing

    Nominated by Breumaster

  27. Vote!

    Robert De Niro in Raging Bull (1980)

    "You never got me down, Ray"- Jake LaMotta's final fight with Sugar Ray Robinson

    Nominated by trevorget

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