The 50 Greatest Movies Ever Made

Ranking half a century of the finest films in cinematic history

26. Goodfellas (1990)

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To be regularly named as both the best gangster movie in history and Martin Scorsese’s finest work is no easy feat, but Goodfellas is more than worth the consideration. Henry Hill’s upward trajectory through the ranks of the mob is gripping viewing from start to finish, before his success eventually starts to spiral out of control.

The acting is phenomenal across the board, with Scorsese pouring every ounce of style at his disposal into a whip-smart, darkly funny and visually dazzling masterpiece.