Best Movies of Robert De Niro

Goodfellas (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 276 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 89 | Earnings: $46.84M

The story of Henry Hill and his life through the teen years into the years of mafia, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his Mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.


Taxi Driver (1976)

Aggregate Rating: 276 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 93 | Earnings: null

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, while attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.


The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Aggregate Rating: 275 | Imdb: 9 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $57.30M

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.


The Deer Hunter (1978)

Aggregate Rating: 263 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: null

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.


Joker (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 244 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 59 | Earnings: $335.45M

In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.


The Irishman (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 209 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 94 | Earnings: null

An aging hitman recalls his time with the mob and the intersecting events with his friend, Jimmy Hoffa, through the 1950-70s.


Limitless (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 208 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 59 | Earnings: $79.24M

With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.


Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 205 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $132.09M

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.


The Untouchables (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 202 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: $76.27M

Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.


Raging Bull (1980)

Aggregate Rating: 202 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 92 | Earnings: $0.05M

An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.


Heat (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 199 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $67.44M

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and their professional lives.


Brazil (1985)

Aggregate Rating: 188 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 88 | Earnings: $9.93M

A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error, and becomes an enemy of the state.


Casino (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 187 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $42.44M

A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire and over a fast living and fast loving woman.


A Bronx Tale (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 169 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 80 | Earnings: $17.27M

A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s.


Meet the Parents (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 168 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $166.23M

Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare.


Awakenings (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 165 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $52.10M

The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.


Midnight Run (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 163 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $38.41M

An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia after jumping bail.


Cape Fear (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 160 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $79.10M

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.


Ronin (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 156 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $41.61M

A freelancing former U.S. intelligence agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by both the Irish and the Russians.


Sleepers (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 156 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 49 | Earnings: $53.30M

After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized; over 10 years later, they get their chance for revenge.



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