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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    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

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    The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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    Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods

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    Heat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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    A Bronx Tale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Chazz Palminteri

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    Mean Streets is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel

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    Once Upon a Time in America is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro, James Woods

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    Meet the Parents is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

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    The King of Comedy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Martin Scorsese

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    Jackie Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino

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    Analyze This is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow

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    Robert De Niro, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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    Cop Land is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Debbie Harry

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    Silver Linings Playbook is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

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    Sleepers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

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    Midnight Run is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Joe Pantoliano

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    Awakenings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Vin Diesel

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    Brazil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins, Ian Holm

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    Men of Honor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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    The Fan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Jack Black, Ellen Barkin

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    Ronin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy

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    Angel Heart is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet

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    This Boy's Life is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Eliza Dushku

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    Wag the Dog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Kirsten Dunst, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

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    Meet the Fockers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman

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    American Hustle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

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    The Score is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton

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    We're No Angels is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Demi Moore, Robert De Niro, Sean Penn

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    Analyze That is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow

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    Hide and Seek is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen

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    Shark Tale is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera, Will Smith

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    Limitless is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Lee

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    The Mission is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Liam Neeson, Jeremy Irons

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    The Comedian is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies

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    The Comedian Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito

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    Stardust is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

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    Mad Dog and Glory is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Bill Murray

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    Bang the Drum Slowly is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Danny Aiello, Michael Moriarty

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    Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan, Robert De Niro

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    The Good Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

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    Jacknife is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Ed Harris, Charles S. Dutton

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    Last Vegas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas

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    Little Fockers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand

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    City by the Sea is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, James Franco, Eliza Dushku

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    Everybody's Fine is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Kate Beckinsale, Drew Barrymore, Robert De Niro

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    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies


    Robert De Niro, Helena Bonham Carter, John Cleese

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