Best Robert De Niro movies

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Best Robert De Niro movies
We present our ranking of the best Robert De Niro movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Robert De Niro.

TOP 25:
Mean Streets
Mean Streets
Character: John 'Johnny Boy' Civello
Genre: Drama, Crime
Release: 1973
A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best David Carradine movies?

TOP 24:
Midnight Run
Midnight Run
Character: Jack Walsh
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Release: 1988
An accountant embezzles $15 million of mob money, jumps bail and is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia.


TOP 23:
Limitless
Limitless
Character: Carl Van Loon
Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Release: 2011
A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Anna Friel movies?

TOP 22:
Stardust
Stardust
Character: Cap. Shakespeare
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Family
Release: 2007
In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his true identity.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Charlotte Rampling movies?

TOP 21:
Jackie Brown
Jackie Brown
Character: Louis Gara
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1997
Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money for herself. Based on Elmore Leonard's novel “Rum Punch”.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Robert Forster movies?


TOP 20:
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
Character: Himself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2009
John Cazale was in only five films - The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather, Part Two, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Deer Hunter - each was nominated for Best Picture. Yet today most people don't even know his name. I KNEW IT WAS YOU is a fresh tour through movies that defined a generation.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sam Rockwell movies?

TOP 19:
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel
Character: himself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2011
Chronicles the six-decade career of the U.S. film industry's most diverse, dogged and resourceful low-budget producer-director-entrepeneur, painting the soft-spoken Roger Corman as an indie cinema trailbrazer as well as an extraordinary conduit for new talent.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jack Nicholson movies?

TOP 18:
The Mission
The Mission
Character: Rodrigo Mendoza
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Release: 1986
When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to defend all they have built against the Portugese aggressors.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Anthony Wong movies?


TOP 17:
Sleepers
Sleepers
Character: Father Bobby
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1996
Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Billy Crudup movies?

TOP 16:
A Bronx Tale
A Bronx Tale
Character: Lorenzo Anello
Genre: Drama, Crime
Release: 1993
Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his neighborhood - for a beautiful black girl.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Chazz Palminteri movies?

TOP 15:

The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy
Character: Rupert Pupkin
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1982
Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jerry Lewis movies?


TOP 14:

Brazil

Brazil
Character: Archibald 'Harry' Tuttle
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction
Release: 1985
Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the woman from his daydream, and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bruno Ganz movies?

TOP 13:

Heat

Heat
Character: Neil McCauley
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1995
Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though they are aware their cat-and-mouse game may end in violence.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Keye Luke movies?

TOP 12:

Awakenings

Awakenings
Character: Leonard Lowe
Genre: Drama
Release: 1990
Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for Sayer too, as the exuberant patient reveals life's simple but unutterably sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bradley Whitford movies?

TOP 11:

1900

1900
Original Title: Novecento
Character: Alfredo Berlinghieri
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Release: 1976
Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.


TOP 10:

The Untouchables

The Untouchables
Character: Al Capone
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Release: 1987
Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one on the force. He asks Malone to help him get Capone, but Malone warns him that if he goes after Capone, he is going to war.

TOP 9:

Raging Bull

Raging Bull
Character: Jake LaMotta
Genre: Drama
Release: 1980
When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone.

TOP 8:

The Irishman

The Irishman
Character: Frank Sheeran
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Release: 2019
Pennsylvania, 1956. Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin who works as a truck driver, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Once Frank becomes his trusted man, Bufalino sends him to Chicago with the task of helping Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful union leader related to organized crime, with whom Frank will maintain a close friendship for nearly twenty years.

TOP 7:

Casino

Casino
Character: Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
Genre: Crime
Release: 1995
In early-1970s Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam "Ace" Rothstein gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he's a great success in the job, but over the years, problems with his loose-cannon enforcer Nicky Santoro, his ex-hustler wife Ginger, her con-artist ex Lester Diamond and a handful of corrupt politicians put Sam in ever-increasing danger.

TOP 6:

The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter
Character: Michael Vronsky
Genre: Drama, War
Release: 1978
A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in love with the same woman. But all three are different men upon their return.


TOP 5:

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver
Character: Travis Bickle
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1976
A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

TOP 4:

Joker

Joker
Character: Murray Franklin
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2019
During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.

TOP 3:

GoodFellas

GoodFellas
Character: James Conway
Genre: Drama, Crime
Release: 1990
The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

TOP 2:

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America
Character: David 'Noodles' Aaronson
Genre: Drama, Crime
Release: 1984
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

TOP 1:

The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II
Character: Don Vito Corleone
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1974
In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.



If you like the best Robert De Niro movies, then you will also like the best Joe Pesci movies, where many of their films coincide.