Best 10 Robert De Niro Movies of All Time Jul11

Best 10 Robert De Niro Movies of All Time

All best 10 Movies & TV picks were chosen by our senior editor, depending on his personal opinion.
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1.

The Godfather, Part II (1974)

Sequel to the classic movie, the Godfather II is no worse than its predecessor. De Niro plays the young Don Vito on his rise to power. An incredible masterpiece that will forever remain a classic, and which also showed us the true acting skill of Robert De Niro.

2.

Raging Bull (1980)

Awarded Oscar for the best actor performance in this film, Robert De Niro plays a boxer whose complexities erupt into a spree of violence and psychological tension. Directed by Martin Scorsese, this film, as said by The New York Times, portrays the "landscape of the soul".

3.

Taxi Driver (1976)

In Taxi Driver, Robert De Niro plays a New York taxi driver, whose increasing isolation from the public slowly turns him into a sociopath. His unsuccessful life eventually causes him to take drastic measures and become a "lone crazed gunman".

4.

Mean Streets (1973)

Interestingly, Robert De Niro is only a supporting actor in this film. He did, however, receive Best Supporting Actor Awards from the New York and National Society of FIlm Critics. The film gives a great insight in the lives of the first generation of the New York's Little Italy.

5.

Brazil (1985)

Probably the most unusual film Robert De Niro has played in, Brazil is a science fiction fantasy black comedy. He plays Archibald "Harry" Tuttle, a terrorist who roams free in a world of bureaucracy and paperwork. Although not a leading actor, Robert De Niro gives a magnificent performance.

6.

GoodFellas (1990)

GoodFellas is definitely on of the most powerful films of the 1990's. Based on a true story by Nicholas Pileggi. De Niro plays a veteran criminal Jimmy "The Gent" Conway a, for which he received wide recognition. GoodFellas is one of the best stories about the criminal life ever made.

7.

Midnight Run (1988)

In Midnight Run, Robert De Niro plays Jack Walsh, a bounty hunter whose task is to find and return with Jonathan 'The Duke' Mardukas, played by Charles Grodin. The task turns out to be harder than initially thought, and De Niro plays his role of a serious, yet reasonable professional, who suddenly engages in a peculiar friendship. Overall, it's a great action comedy, and classic of the genre.

8.

A Bronx Tale (1993)

De Niro makes his debut as a director, as well as playing one of the leading roles - the father of a young boy. De Niro plays a straight-arrow father, whose sun is very close with a local Mafia boss. He excellently portrays a father, who's worried about the life and future of his son in this crime drama.

9.

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

Once Upon a Time in America is a wonderful masterpiece, telling the story of a group of Jewish gangsters, and their life over the course of 40 years. The film offers De Niro a rich role of David 'Noodles' Aaronson, whose return to Brooklyn makes him face the ghosts of his pasts once again.

10.

The King of Comedy (1982)

In this film, Robert De Niro plays Rupert, an aspiring comic, whose sole dream is to meet with his idol, a host of a talk show. The King of Comedy shows and mocks fans and gives us a picture how obsession with a person can turn into a dangerous affair.