Best Robert DeNiro Movies

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1 Taxi Driver

De Niro in this probably gives the greatest acting performance of all time. What a movie.

One of the top holly movies ever made. Thanks Martin Scorsese - buntyrulz

De Niro goes A-wall! One of the best movies ever made.

Intense performance

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2 GoodFellas

nobody can match Robert De Niro when it comes to Mob acting, except maybe Al Pacino and Marlon Brando

One of my favorite movies. Robert de niro and cast were excellent. I watch this movie whenever I can

OMG! Robert is so funny in this movie! He is an amazing actor!

He is so very good in this masterpiece of a movie.

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3 Raging Bull

This is one of the greatest acting performances on film, how can you forget how great this movie was because of Robert De Niro? It is so good. The realism of this movie is intense, The fighting actually looks real and you are getting what you expected. GoodFellas is a great movie, even better than this. But This is by far his greatest performance. You have seen the true side of Robert De Niro, the greatest actor to live on the planet

PEOPLE DONT ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT ROBERT DE NIRO SACRIFICED FOR THIS MOVIE

WHEN YOU THINK OF BOXING MOVIES THAT FEEL REAL, THIS IS ONE OF THEM

THE SECOND GREATEST MALE PERFORMANCE OF ALL TIME, BEHIND MARLON BRANDO - THE GODFATHER

IT IS AN ENJOYABLE MOVIE AS WELL EASILY THE greatest boxing movie of all time, this is one of the movies to watch

BEFORE YOU DIE

JOE PESCI AMAZING PERFORMANCE AS WELL, ANOTHER TALENTED ACTOR TO GRACE OUR SCREEN

This is a great movie, Robert De niro plays the greatest part of all time, graceful acting from the best film star in the world!

Best movie of all time my opinion

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4 The Godfather Part II

One of his oscar winning movie, He is so good, to get Don Corleone into a younger version, it is so good how he does this, definitely his best movie.

Godfather beats all on this list! Robert De Niro made this movie! With his oscar winning performance!

We are talking about the Godfather here! greatest movie in the world

Fantastic performance by Robert De Niro.
What a phenomenal film as well.

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5 The Deer Hunter

It's hard to discount any of the movies on this list, but this is my personal favorite from DeNiro. A touching and moving account of a group of close friends that endured the hardships of the ridiculous Vietnam War. Meryl Streep and Christopher Walken are also outstanding. Classic film. - jfausti

I tend to be bias about this being DeNiro's best movie, as this movie is my favorite movie of all time. But if you look at his role in this movie, it's astounding. In Taxi Driver, his character is basically a psychotic, lonely man. In Godfather Part II, he plays a man climbing up the ranks of mob life. This movie, his character Mike Vronsky goes though emotional and physical distress. He plays two different characters in this movie. Mike before the war, and Mike after the war. Underrated performance, my personal favorite. Check out the film, too.

6 Once Upon a Time in America

Many people may not realise just how difficult Noodles is to play. So complex and contradictory. And then all that background knowledge about him proves he's been through so much. Even during that brutal scene with Deborah in the back of the car, De Niro manages to make Noodles remain somewhat sympathetic. Incredible.

An absolutely epic movie with a quite difficult but brilliant story. Scorsese and De Niro is a brilliant combination, but don't let this one slide.

Best De Niro movie and also one of the best crime drama ever. The last scene when De Niro thinks of his childhood is epic, bring tears.

The best

7 Casino

A graphic, behind the scene tale of the real Vegas in the 70's. At times, the violence is over the top, but accepted given the context of Mafia history.

People don't realize how great this movie actually is. Sure there is Raging Bull, Mean Streets, but I like Casino. - Beatlesboy9

8 Mean Streets

One of the greatest films of all time! Should be at least above Meet the Parents.

9 Midnight Run
10 Heat

The scene in the diner with Deniro and Pacino, one of the greatest scenes ever.

This movie is simply great. DeNiro is a legend

Great from beginning and end

Best movie of all time!

The Contenders

11 Cape Fear

This should seriously be in the top ten. Robert DeNiro gives the whole audience a very unique performance that gives them the chills!

Brilliant film truly one of me favourites great from start to finish

He made this movie. One bad a** villain

12 Meet the Parents
13 The King of Comedy

It is the most underrated movie of the century. Watch this guyz and I will guarantee you that you will get addicted to de niro. - Shynash21

7 on top 15 are by Scorsese, men! And this is the greatest film ever

This is a masterpeace! it should be just as famous as taxi driver or raging bull. If you haven't watched it, WATCH IT!

Robert de niro nailed it.. rupert pupkin rocks the most satrical movies.. thumbs up

14 Jackie Brown
15 The Untouchables
16 Silver Linings Playbook

His best performance in years! Cooper and Lawrence were amazing too

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17 Joy
18 The Mission

This movie deserves so much more than it's given credit for. It's a deep intellectual that most overlook. The interaction between the Indians and the jesuit priests is something to admire. The feeling and soundtrack is incredible. The movie is more judged for its failure at the box office, rather than its incredible acting. It may not have been popular when it was released, but it is something to really love today.

19 Bang the Drum Slowly
20 Ronin
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