Best Robert De Niro Movies

The Top Ten
1 Taxi Driver

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

Simply amazing acting..
Goodfellas is good but taxi driver is a whole new level

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

2 GoodFellas

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.

3 The Godfather Part II

I think he was very dedicated to his role in this film. He studied the Sicilian dialect of Italian for 4 months in preparation. To date, in my opinion still his most masterful acting

Outstanding! De Niro was probably in this film for about 75 minutes. But he has Paccino who gives the movie a fantastic plot. I would highly suggest this film to everyone over 13-15.

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.

4 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

That scene in the prison when he punches the wall is the best acting I've ever seen. And the movie as a whole has one of the best openings of any film as well as many other scenes that are unforgettable.

5 Mean Streets

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

6 The Deer Hunter

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.

7 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.

8 Heat

Top score film!
I never get tired of watching this movie.
My favourite part is when the two poles confront each other at the cafe warning each other of what would happen to them the next time they were to meet.

Brilliant heist drama, and contains the best shootout scene of all time. One of my favourite performances by DeNiro; very subtle and classy but menacing at the same time. This movie will never get old!

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

9 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.

10 Jackie Brown
The Contenders
11 Midnight Run

Best de nirio movie I know. absolute cracker that everybody should have seen. if you like a lot of humor with still enough action this is the one!

12 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.

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

13 Bang the Drum Slowly
14 Meet the Parents
15 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!

He made this movie. One badass villain.

16 Joker

One of the best films ever made!

17 Awakenings

It is just so, so shocking why this excellent movie is not included in De Niro's Top 10 films. His performance is excellent, and Robin Williams and him are perfect for their parts. I am certain it was not easy for De Niro to portray such an individual with that malady, but he excelled in doing just that! Yes, there are other fabulous performances by this fine, fine actor, but this movie definitely belongs in his top 10!

A great movie - DeNiro is such an accomplished actor. I was half way through this movie before I realized it was he playing the part of the patient. I had just seen Cape Fear and the characters were 180 degrees...he is my favorite actor!

18 The Untouchables

Disgraceful how low this is. I know De Niro only has a supporting role, but this is easily the best film he's been a part of.

19 Silver Linings Playbook

Not as good as a movie such as Godfather 2 or the Untouchables but I highly suggest this movie.

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

20 Angel Heart
21 Jacknife
22 The Irishman

Best movie I have seen in many years.

23 A Bronx Tale

One of the greatest story's in life lessons even in real life, it should be top ten most definitely

Not sure why this is 25, has probably his best acting scene when he drags his kid to see sonny

24 This Boy's Life
25 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.

Deals with the human condition in a manner which is poignant and resonates

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