As the younger Don Corleone, De Niro picked up his first Oscar and grabbed the attention of movie goers everywhere. A tremendous performance.
The Godfather Part 2
(1974) Starring:Marianna Hill, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall Director:Francis Ford Coppola Certificate:
The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
In the least showy role of this amazing movie, De Niro is a force to be reckoned with as the quietly menacing Jimmy Conway.
(1990) Starring:Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci Director:Martin Scorsese Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Martin Scorsese explores the life of organized crime with his gritty, kinetic adaptation of Nicolas Pileggi's best-selling Wiseguy, the true-life account of mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill. Set to a true-to-period rock soundtrack, the story details the rise and fall of Hill, a half-Irish, half-..read more »
Iconic performance as the destructive Travis Bickle and his descent into madness.
(1976) Starring:Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Leonard Harris Director:Martin Scorsese Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Groundbreaking drama of urban alienation from director Martin Scorsese and writer Paul Schrader. Vietnam veteran Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) works as a New York City taxi driver, and is consumed with disgust by the 'filth' which surrounds him. His explosive, psychotic loathing eventually drives ..read more »
De Niro's second Oscar win is for this epic portrayal of boxer Jake La Motta.
(1980) Starring:Frank Adonis, Nicholas Colasanto, Cathy Moriarty Director:Martin Scorsese Certificate:
Martin Scorsese's acclaimed biopic of Jake La Motta, the boxing world champion who rose rapidly to fame but swiftly fell from grace. On the road to success, La Motta (Robert De Niro) marries the beautiful young Vickie (Cathy Moriarty), but the pressures of success soon make him paranoid and he ends ..read more »
The Deer Hunter
(1978) Starring:Rutanya Alda, John Savage, Shirley Stoler Director:Michael Cimino Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
One of several 1978 films dealing with the Vietnam War (including Hal Ashby's Oscar-winning Coming Home), Michael Cimino's epic second feature The Deer Hunter was both renowned for its tough portrayal of the war's effect on American working class steel workers and notorious for its ahistorical use ..read more »
Perfect comedic chemistry between De Niro and Charles Grodin in this very funny buddy action comedy.
(1988) Starring:Yaphet Kotto, Tracey Walter, Joe Pantoliano Director:Martin Brest Certificate:
Director Martin Brest, of Going in Style and Beverly Hills Cop fame, was in charge of Midnight Run. Robert De Niro stars as Jack Walsh, a hard-bitten bounty hunter offered $100,000 to bring in embezzler Jonathan Mardukas (Charles Grodin). Handcuffed to the wimpy Mardukas, Walsh assumes that the ..read more »
Heartbreaking performance by De Niro in this sombre drama.
(1990) Starring:Max von Sydow, Penelope Ann Miller, Julie Kavner Director:Penny Marshall Certificate:
Dr Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) is a shy neurologist and keen lover of earthworms and botany who accidentally wins a job at the New York Bainbridge Hospital looking after catatonics. He discovers, through sheer patience, hard work and experimentation, that the patients may be revivable, with one ..read more »
De Niro's scariest performance as the villainous Max Cady.
(1991) Starring:Illeana Dou, Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte Director:Martin Scorsese Certificate:
Martin Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear provided the director with a box-office success to follow up the critical success of the previous year's Goodfellas. After serving a lengthy prison sentence for a sexual assault, Max Cady (Robert De Niro) comes calling on the man who served as his public ..read more »
Compelling performance by De Niro that covers many years in this tale of crime.
Once Upon A Time In America
(1984) Starring:Tuesday Weld, Treat Williams, James Woods Director:Sergio Leone Certificate:
Though some viewers might be put off by its length, graphic violence, and absence of likable characters, Sergio Leone's final film is also a cinematic masterpiece. Spanning four decades, the film tells the story of David Noodles Aaronson (Robert De Niro) and his Jewish pals, chronicling their ..read more »
The last great De Niro performance as the criminal out for one last heist.
(1995) Starring:Ashley Judd, Al Pacino, Diane Venora Director:Michael Mann Certificate:
A successful career criminal considers getting out of the business after one last score, while an obsessive cop desperately tries to put him behind bars in this intelligent thriller written and directed by Michael Mann. Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) is a thief who specializes in big, risky jobs, ..read more »