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Top 10 Robert De Niro Movies

Robert De Niro first worked with Martin Scorsese on the 1973 film Mean Streets and this dynamic duo went on to collaborate on several award-winning films. Here are 10 of Robert De Niro's best movies.

1

Goodfellas

Goodfellas

Young Henry Hill begins the climb from petty criminal to gangster on the mean streets of New York with his friends Jimmy and Tommy.

2

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Travis, an ex-marine and Vietnam veteran who works as a taxi driver in New York City, is driven to save a preadolescent prostitute from her pimp in an effort to clean the city of its sleaze.

3

The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter

In the backdrop of the US-Vietnam war, three friends who join the army to fight in Vietnam are later captured by the enemy forces. They manage to escape but are soon separated and imprisoned again.

4

The Godfather Part II

The Godfather Part II

Michael, Vito Corleone's son, attempts to expand his family's crime empire. While he strikes a business deal with gangster Hyman Roth, he is unaware of the dangers he has gotten himself into.

5

Raging Bull

Raging Bull

A middleweight ascends through the ranks to achieve his first shot at a boxing title. But his personal life, laden with paranoia, jealousy and rage, scuttles his professional growth.

6

Heat

Heat

Lieutenant Hanna, a detective, decides to nab a seasoned criminal who has vowed to pull off one last robbery before he retires.

7

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

In 1968, the elderly David "Noodles" Aaronson (Robert De Niro) returns to New York, where he had a career in the criminal underground in the '20s and '30s. Most of his old friends, like longtime partner Max (James Woods), are long gone, yet he feels his past is unresolved. Told in flashbacks, the film follows Noodles from a tough kid in a Jewish slum in New York's Lower East Side, through his rise to bootlegger and then Mafia boss -- a journey marked by violence, betrayal and remorse.

8

Mean Streets

Mean Streets

Charlie is torn between his criminal activities, his devout Catholicism, his responsibility towards his friend Johnny Boy and his love for Johnny's epileptic cousin Teresa.

9

Casino

Casino

Two mobsters, who once were best friends, fight tooth and nail to expand their business and in bargain they deceitfully cut each other's throats.

10

The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy

Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) is a failure in life but a celebrity in his own mind, hosting an imaginary talk show in his mother's basement. When he meets actual talk show host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis), he's convinced it will provide his big break, but Langford isn't interested in the would-be comedian. Undaunted, Pupkin effectively stalks Langford -- and when that doesn't work, he kidnaps him, offering his release in exchange for a guest spot on Langford's show.