The Best Robert De Niro Movies


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9.0
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87
/13839/
86
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4.5
/180461/
98
/84/
Audience
97
/411489/
Metacritics
90
/18/

The Godfather: Part II (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.
89
8.7
/1013368/
86
/15840/
84
/8351/
4.4
/261653/
96
/100/
Audience
97
/429721/
Metacritics
90
/21/

GoodFellas (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.
87
8.3
/714470/
80
/10272/
82
/7509/
4.3
/272368/
96
/92/
Audience
93
/260624/
Metacritics
94
/23/

Taxi Driver (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.
85
8.4
/305970/
82
/3617/
85
/3262/
4.2
/48223/
87
/53/
Audience
93
/74942/

Once Upon a Time in America (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.
85
8.2
/319154/
79
/3110/
80
/2724/
4.2
/100665/
93
/74/
Audience
93
/131424/
Metacritics
89
/27/

Raging Bull (1980)
The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.
84
8.1
/309200/
79
/3356/
80
/2394/
4.1
/57625/
93
/76/
Audience
92
/103509/
Metacritics
86
/18/

The Deer Hunter (1978)
A group of working-class friends decide 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.
83
8.2
/571120/
82
/9562/
79
/4411/
4.1
/113990/
87
/83/
Audience
94
/221988/
Metacritics
76
/22/

Heat (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.
83
7.9
/185764/
79
/3398/
77
/2129/
4.0
/65388/
98
/48/
Audience
90
/103032/
Metacritics
84
/18/

Brazil (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.
83
7.9
/322980/
76
/9498/
77
/4357/
3.9
/252321/
95
/443/
Audience
86
/1057/
Metacritics
94
/55/

The Irishman (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.
82
7.8
/127368/
79
/2127/
77
/1241/
3.8
/19720/
97
/30/
Audience
93
/66824/
Metacritics
80
/15/

A Bronx Tale (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.
81
8.2
/461541/
81
/7070/
80
/3607/
4.1
/103738/
80
/65/
Audience
93
/285239/
Metacritics
73
/17/

Casino (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.
81
7.8
/86183/
77
/1378/
78
/1274/
4.1
/70812/
89
/62/
Audience
90
/27047/
Metacritics
73
/13/

The King of Comedy (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.
80
7.9
/280840/
79
/5045/
78
/3853/
3.7
/66875/
83
/63/
Audience
89
/217688/
Metacritics
79
/16/

The Untouchables (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.
80
7.8
/123766/
79
/1937/
78
/1573/
3.8
/23005/
88
/33/
Audience
89
/55192/
Metacritics
74
/18/

Awakenings (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.
80
7.2
/99065/
70
/1317/
72
/1347/
3.7
/55072/
95
/62/
Audience
84
/54826/
Metacritics
96
/11/

Mean Streets (1973)
A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
79
7.7
/660139/
76
/16900/
71
/9440/
3.6
/217582/
92
/258/
Audience
86
/260568/
Metacritics
81
/45/

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
79
7.5
/75488/
76
/1143/
72
/613/
3.7
/22555/
94
/53/
Audience
87
/25013/
Metacritics
78
/16/

Midnight Run (1988)
An accountant embezzles $15 million of mob money, jumps bail and is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia.
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8.5
/929517/
81
/30043/
82
/16311/
3.8
/596352/
68
/577/
Audience
88
/66306/
Metacritics
59
/60/

Joker (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.
76
7.2
/447282/
71
/12071/
68
/5591/
3.3
/142894/
92
/290/
Audience
74
/175958/
Metacritics
90
/47/

American Hustle (2013)
A conman and his seductive partner are forced to work for a wild FBI agent, who pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and the Mafia.
76
7.5
/313403/
75
/6261/
73
/4339/
3.8
/124486/
87
/84/
Audience
85
/215384/
Metacritics
64
/23/

Jackie Brown (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.
74
7.6
/253368/
77
/6660/
72
/2817/
3.5
/50737/
76
/194/
Audience
86
/468477/
Metacritics
66
/33/

Stardust (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.
73
7.3
/79536/
74
/1331/
72
/864/
3.6
/17284/
79
/29/
Audience
81
/30089/
Metacritics
61
/14/

Angel Heart (1987)
Down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered by the mysterious Louis Cyphre to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself, as he goes on a supernatural journey into his own soul.
73
7.3
/172869/
74
/2672/
73
/2086/
3.6
/64764/
75
/51/
Audience
77
/68828/
Metacritics
73
/9/

Cape Fear (1991)
Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a serious error: he hid a document from his illiterate client that could have gotten him acquitted. Now, the cagey, bibliophile Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss.
73
7.2
/78506/
73
/1130/
70
/585/
3.4
/12972/
85
/75/
Audience
76
/44595/
Metacritics
73
/22/

Wag the Dog (1997)
During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
72
7.0
/310647/
70
/6815/
66
/4321/
3.2
/72921/
84
/148/
Audience
79
/1056581/
Metacritics
73
/33/

Meet the Parents (2000)
Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question, he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, at the wedding of Pam's sister. As Greg bends over backward to make a good impression, his visit to the Byrnes home turns into a hilarious series of disasters, and everything that can go wrong does, all under Jack's critical, hawklike gaze.
72
7.3
/171147/
76
/3660/
70
/1501/
3.5
/24416/
68
/68/
Audience
80
/120919/
Metacritics
67
/23/

Ronin (1998)
A briefcase with undisclosed contents – sought by Irish terrorists and the Russian mob – makes its way into criminals' hands. An Irish liaison assembles a squad of mercenaries, or 'ronin', and gives them the thorny task of recovering the case.
72
7.6
/185542/
77
/2608/
75
/1951/
3.5
/19513/
73
/56/
Audience
85
/92977/
Metacritics
49
/18/

Sleepers (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.
71
7.7
/22322/
75
/265/
78
/381/
3.8
/5006/
58
/19/
Audience
85
/7008/
Metacritics
70
/14/

1900 (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 of the 20th century.
71
7.4
/55736/
75
/864/
74
/875/
3.6
/11906/
64
/25/
Audience
87
/38900/
Metacritics
55
/18/

The Mission (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.
71
7.3
/46742/
74
/638/
71
/609/
3.5
/9721/
76
/37/
Audience
79
/22994/
Metacritics
60
/16/

This Boy's Life (1993)
In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries the mechanic, but they soon find out that he's an abusive and unreasoning alcoholic, and they struggle to maintain hope in an impossible situation as the boy grows up with plans to escape the small town by any means possible. Based on a true story by Tobias Wolff.
69
7.4
/526245/
77
/18168/
72
/7986/
3.2
/91308/
69
/202/
Audience
74
/108368/
Metacritics
59
/37/

Limitless (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.
68
6.9
/85598/
70
/1576/
67
/903/
3.5
/16450/
75
/65/
Audience
67
/51301/
Metacritics
64
/21/

Cop Land (1997)
Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And when Freddy uncovers a massive, deadly conspiracy among these local residents, he is forced to take action and make a dangerous choice between protecting his idols and upholding the law.
68
6.8
/120974/
71
/1825/
67
/1049/
3.1
/13564/
73
/128/
Audience
67
/60127/
Metacritics
71
/29/

The Score (2001)
An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.
67
6.8
/21767/
72
/2230/
65
/363/
3.2
/4619/
75
/51/
Audience
63
/1748/

The Wizard of Lies (2017)
A look behind the scenes at Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme, how it was perpetrated on the public and the trail of destruction it left in its wake, both for the victims and Madoff's family.
66
7.1
/220345/
75
/14611/
72
/4790/
3.2
/66657/
60
/196/
Audience
73
/45210/
Metacritics
51
/36/

The Intern (2015)
70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
66
7.2
/106945/
77
/2366/
74
/1431/
3.3
/11678/
42
/106/
Audience
81
/77310/
Metacritics
56
/30/

Men of Honor (2000)
Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true story. Their relationship starts out on the rocks, but fate ultimately conspires to bring the men together into a setting of mutual respect, triumph and honor.
66
6.7
/25565/
67
/315/
67
/395/
3.2
/5868/
84
/50/
Audience
63
/21701/
Metacritics
68
/20/

Marvin's Room (1996)
A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
65
6.7
/144949/
70
/2451/
64
/1188/
3.1
/18594/
69
/107/
Audience
62
/224610/
Metacritics
61
/30/

Analyze This (1999)
Countless wiseguy films are spoofed in this film that centers on the neuroses and angst of a powerful Mafia racketeer who suffers from panic attacks. When Paul Vitti needs help dealing with his role in the "family," unlucky shrink Dr. Ben Sobel is given just days to resolve Vitti's emotional crisis and turn him into a happy, well-adjusted gangster.
64
6.6
/189800/
68
/4590/
63
/2346/
3.0
/33928/
72
/194/
Audience
63
/109607/
Metacritics
60
/29/

Machete (2010)
After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.
64
6.7
/70978/
71
/1474/
67
/866/
3.1
/11722/
74
/47/
Audience
75
/204082/
Metacritics
38
/12/

Backdraft (1991)
Firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey battle each other over past slights while trying to stop an arsonist with a diabolical agenda from torching Chicago.
62
6.6
/128061/
71
/6756/
65
/3287/
3.0
/52304/
60
/269/
Audience
57
/46523/
Metacritics
56
/48/

Joy (2015)
A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs.
62
6.9
/50842/
71
/538/
66
/342/
3.1
/7978/
37
/35/
Audience
78
/47550/
Metacritics
55
/24/

Great Expectations (1998)
Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the surprising interactions of these vivid characters, "Great Expectations" takes a unique and contemporary look at life's great coincidences.
62
7.5
/2278/
76
/70/
72
/43/
3.7
/1691/
92
/51/
Audience
84
/1462/

Corman's World (2011)
A chronicle of the long career of American filmmaker Roger Corman, the most tenacious and ingenious low-budget producer and director in the US film industry, a pioneer of independent filmmaking and discoverer of new talent.
60
6.7
/98220/
68
/1349/
64
/718/
3.0
/9540/
55
/172/
Audience
51
/182251/
Metacritics
61
/33/

The Good Shepherd (2006)
Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in the newly founded OSS. His dedication to his work does not come without a price though, leading him to sacrifice his ideals and eventually his family.
60
6.7
/18120/
69
/209/
66
/260/
3.3
/7927/
63
/40/
Audience
58
/9829/
Metacritics
64
/11/

New York, New York (1977)
An egotistical saxophone player and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb.
59
6.2
/20384/
63
/224/
58
/204/
3.0
/3153/
77
/30/
Audience
45
/9822/
Metacritics
71
/19/

Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
Wayne Dobie is a shy cop whose low-key demeanor has earned him the affectionate nickname "Mad Dog." After Mad Dog saves the life of Frank Milo, a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he's offered the company of an attractive young waitress named Glory for a week. At first both are uneasy about the arrangement, but they eventually fall in love. However, the situation becomes complicated when Milo demands Glory back.
59
7.1
/58611/
70
/1011/
67
/655/
3.1
/5586/
48
/143/
Audience
53
/91943/
Metacritics
47
/25/

Everybody's Fine (2009)
Eight months after the death of his wife, Frank Goode looks forward to a reunion with his four adult children. When all of them cancel their visits at the last minute, Frank, against the advice of his doctor, sets out on a road trip to reconnect with his offspring. As he visits each one in turn, Frank finds that his children's lives are not quite as picture-perfect as they've made them out to be.
58
6.6
/127950/
71
/4976/
64
/1594/
2.7
/15209/
46
/146/
Audience
59
/54028/
Metacritics
48
/34/

Last Vegas (2013)
Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.


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