The Best Robert De Niro Movies Films

The Best Robert De Niro Movies

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List of the best Robert De Niro movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. 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. Robert De Niro's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Robert De Niro movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Robert De Niro movies will be at the top of the list. Robert De Niro has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Robert De Niro movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Robert De Niro films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Robert De Niro role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Robert De Niro performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Everything from Taxi Driver to The Godfather Part II is included on this list.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Robert De Niro movies?" and "What are the greatest Robert De Niro roles of all time?" If you are a fan of De Niro's mob movies, you might also enjoy our list of best Al Pacino movies and best Joe Pesci movies.


Robert De Niro is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Ron Howard, Quentin Tarantino and Joel Schumacher. Robert De Niro has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Al Pacino and Jack Nicholson in terms of fame and success.



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    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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    the people's #1
    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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    most listed
    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

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    Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods

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    The Deer Hunter


    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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    Heat


    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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    Cape Fear


    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    A Bronx Tale


    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Chazz Palminteri

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    Mean Streets


    Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel

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    Once Upon a Time in America


    Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro, James Woods

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    Meet the Parents


    Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

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    Jackie Brown


    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino

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    The King of Comedy


    Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Martin Scorsese

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    Cop Land

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    Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Debbie Harry

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    Analyze This


    Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow

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    Awakenings


    Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Vin Diesel

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    Silver Linings Playbook


    Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

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    Robert De Niro, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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    Midnight Run


    Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Joe Pantoliano

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    Sleepers


    Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

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    Men of Honor


    Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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    Ronin


    Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy

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    Brazil


    Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins, Ian Holm

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    Wag the Dog


    Kirsten Dunst, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

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    The Fan

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    Robert De Niro, Jack Black, Ellen Barkin

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    The Score


    Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton

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    Angel Heart


    Robert De Niro, Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet

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    American Hustle


    Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

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    Meet the Fockers


    Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman

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    We're No Angels


    Demi Moore, Robert De Niro, Sean Penn

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    This Boy's Life


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Eliza Dushku

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    Limitless


    Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Lee

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    The Mission


    Robert De Niro, Liam Neeson, Jeremy Irons

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    Analyze That


    Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow

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    Hide and Seek


    Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen

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    Bang the Drum Slowly


    Robert De Niro, Danny Aiello, Michael Moriarty

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    Little Fockers


    Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand

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    Shark Tale


    Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera, Will Smith

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    Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan, Robert De Niro

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    Last Vegas


    Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas

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    Mad Dog and Glory


    Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Bill Murray

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    The Good Shepherd


    Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

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    City by the Sea


    Robert De Niro, James Franco, Eliza Dushku

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    Everybody's Fine


    Kate Beckinsale, Drew Barrymore, Robert De Niro

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    Jacknife


    Robert De Niro, Ed Harris, Charles S. Dutton

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    Stardust


    Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

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    New York, New York


    Robert De Niro, Liza Minnelli, Mary Kay Place

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    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein


    Robert De Niro, Helena Bonham Carter, John Cleese

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