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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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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. ...more

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The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
The Godfather Part II Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall The Godfather Part II is a 1974 American epic crime film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay co-written with Mario Puzo, starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. ...more

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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese Taxi Driver is a 1976 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader. Set in New York City soon after the end of the Vietnam War, the film ...more

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Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Raging Bull Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical black-and-white sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and adapted by Paul Schrader and Mardik ...more

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The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
The Deer Hunter Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken The Deer Hunter is a 1978 American epic war drama film co-written and directed by Michael Cimino about a trio of Russian American steelworkers and their service in the Vietnam War. The film ...more

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Casino is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Casino Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods Casino is a 1995 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Nicholas Pileggi, who also co-wrote the screenplay for the film ...more

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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
The Untouchables Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner The Untouchables is a 1987 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by David Mamet. Based on the book The Untouchables, the film stars Kevin Costner as government agent ...more

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Heat is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Heat Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro Heat is a 1995 American crime thriller film written, produced and directed by Michael Mann, and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer. The film was released in the United States on ...more

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Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Cape Fear Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange Cape Fear is a 1991 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and a remake of the 1962 film of the same name. It stars Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange and ...more

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Once Upon a Time in America is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Once Upon a Time in America Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro, James Woods Once Upon a Time in America is a 1984 Italian epic crime drama film co-written and directed by Sergio Leone and starring Robert De Niro and James Woods. It chronicles the lives of Jewish ghetto ...more

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Mean Streets is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Mean Streets Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel Mean Streets is a 1973 crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and co-written by Scorsese and Mardik Martin. The film stars Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro. It was released by Warner Bros. on ...more

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A Bronx Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
A Bronx Tale Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Chazz Palminteri A Bronx Tale is a 1993 American crime drama film set in the Bronx during the turbulent era of the 1960s. It was the directorial debut of Robert De Niro that follows a young Italian-American ...more

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The King of Comedy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
The King of Comedy Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Martin Scorsese The King of Comedy is an American black comedy film starring Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis. Directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul D. Zimmerman, the film focuses on themes including ...more

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Meet the Parents is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Meet the Parents Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy film written by Jim Herzfeld and John Hamburg and directed by Jay Roach. Starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller, the film chronicles a series of ...more

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Jackie Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Jackie Brown Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino Jackie Brown is a 1997 crime drama film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 1992 novel Rum Punch, the first adaptation from Tarantino, and stars ...more

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Awakenings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Awakenings Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Vin Diesel Awakenings is a 1990 American drama film based on Oliver Sacks' 1973 memoir of the same title. It tells the true story of British neurologist Oliver Sacks, fictionalized as American Malcolm ...more

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Silver Linings Playbook is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Silver Linings Playbook Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by David O. Russell, adapted from the novel The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. The film ...more

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Analyze This is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Analyze This Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow Analyze This is a 1999 gangster comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, who co-wrote the screenplay with playwright Kenneth Lonergan and Peter Tolan. The film stars Robert De Niro as a mafioso and ...more

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Cop Land is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Cop Land Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Debbie Harry Cop Land is a 1997 American crime drama film written and directed by James Mangold, and starring Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, and Robert De Niro. The supporting cast features ...more

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Backdraft is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Backdraft Robert De Niro, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh Backdraft is a 1991 action thriller film directed by Ron Howard and written by Gregory Widen. The film stars Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca De Mornay, ...more

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Midnight Run is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Midnight Run Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Joe Pantoliano Midnight Run is a 1988 American action-comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano and Philip ...more

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Sleepers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Sleepers Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman Sleepers is a 1996 American legal crime drama film written, produced, and directed by Barry Levinson, and based on Lorenzo Carcaterra's 1995 novel of the same name.

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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Brazil Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins, Ian Holm Brazil is a 1985 British film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam, Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard. British National Cinema by Sarah Street describes the film as a ...more

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The Fan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
The Fan Robert De Niro, Jack Black, Ellen Barkin The Fan is a 1996 American thriller film directed by Tony Scott, and starring Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Peter Abrahams. The Fan is a ...more

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Angel Heart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Angel Heart Robert De Niro, Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet Angel Heart is a 1987 American horror mystery film written and directed by Alan Parker, and starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, and Lisa Bonet. The film, adapted from the novel Falling Angel ...more

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Ronin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Ronin Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy Ronin is a 1998 American spy thriller action film directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård, Sean Bean, and Jonathan ...more

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Men of Honor is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Men of Honor Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr. Men of Honor is a 2000 drama film, starring Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr. The film was directed by George Tillman, Jr. It is inspired by the true story of Master chief petty officer Carl ...more

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Meet the Fockers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Meet the Fockers Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman Meet the Fockers is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach and the sequel to Meet the Parents. The film stars Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe ...more

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American Hustle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
American Hustle Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro American Hustle is a 2013 American crime comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. It was written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, inspired by the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s ...more

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This Boy's Life is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
This Boy's Life Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Eliza Dushku This Boy's Life is a 1993 film adaptation of the memoir of the same name by American author Tobias Wolff. It is directed by Michael Caton-Jones and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Tobias Wolff, ...more

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Wag the Dog is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Wag the Dog Kirsten Dunst, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman Wag the Dog is a 1997 black comedy film produced and directed by Barry Levinson. The screenplay by Hilary Henkin and David Mamet was loosely adapted from Larry Beinhart's novel American Hero. ...more

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Limitless is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Limitless Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Lee Limitless is a 2011 American thriller film directed by Neil Burger and starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, and Robert De Niro. It is based on the novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn.

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The Mission is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
The Mission Robert De Niro, Liam Neeson, Jeremy Irons The Mission is a 1986 British drama film about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th century South America. The film was written by Robert Bolt and directed by Roland Joffé. The ...more

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We're No Angels is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
We're No Angels Demi Moore, Robert De Niro, Sean Penn We're No Angels is a 1989 comedy film directed by Neil Jordan. It stars Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, and Demi Moore. This was Jordan's last film to receive a PG-13 rating by the MPAA, until Ondine ...more

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The Score is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
The Score Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton The Score is a 2001 crime thriller film directed by Frank Oz, and stars Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Angela Bassett and Marlon Brando in his final film role. It was the only time that Brando ...more

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Analyze That is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Analyze That Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow Analyze That is a 2002 mafia comedy film, and a sequel to the 1999 film Analyze This. The film was directed and co-written by Harold Ramis and stars Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal who ...more

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Little Fockers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Little Fockers Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand Little Fockers is a 2010 comedy film written by John Hamburg and Larry Stuckey and directed by Paul Weitz.

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Shark Tale is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Shark Tale Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera, Will Smith Shark Tale is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation, directed by Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron and Rob Letterman. The film features an ensemble cast Will ...more

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Hide and Seek is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Hide and Seek Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen Hide and Seek is a 2005 American horror film starring Robert De Niro and Dakota Fanning. It was directed by John Polson. The film opened in the United States on January 28, 2005 and was a ...more

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Mad Dog and Glory is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Mad Dog and Glory Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Bill Murray Mad Dog and Glory is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by John McNaughton and starring Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, and Bill Murray.

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Stardust is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Stardust Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes Stardust is a 2007 British-American romantic fantasy film from Paramount Pictures, directed by Matthew Vaughn. The film is based on Neil Gaiman's novel Stardust and stars an ensemble cast ...more

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Bang the Drum Slowly is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Bang the Drum Slowly Robert De Niro, Danny Aiello, Michael Moriarty Bang the Drum Slowly is a 1973 sports drama. It is film adaptation of the 1956 baseball novel of the same name by Mark Harris. It was previously dramatized in 1956 on the U.S. Steel Hour with ...more

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Last Vegas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Last Vegas Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas Last Vegas is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub, starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline. The film was released to theaters on November 1, ...more

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City by the Sea is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
City by the Sea Robert De Niro, James Franco, Eliza Dushku City by the Sea is a 2002 film starring Robert De Niro, James Franco, Eliza Dushku, Frances McDormand and William Forsythe. It deals with the family problems of a wayward youth and is set ...more

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Jacknife is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Jacknife Robert De Niro, Ed Harris, Charles S. Dutton Jacknife is a 1989 American film directed by David Jones and starring Robert De Niro, Ed Harris and Kathy Baker. The film focuses on a small, serious story, with emphasis on characterization and ...more

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Machete is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Machete Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan, Robert De Niro Machete is a 2010 American action film written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis. This film is an expansion of a fake trailer that was included in Rodriguez's and ...more

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The Good Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
The Good Shepherd Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin The Good Shepherd is a 2006 spy film produced and directed by Robert De Niro and starring Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and De Niro, with an extensive supporting cast. De Niro also produced it with ...more

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Everybody's Fine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Everybody's Fine Kate Beckinsale, Drew Barrymore, Robert De Niro Everybody's Fine is a 2009 American drama film written and directed by Kirk Jones, and starring Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Sam Rockwell, and Kate Beckinsale. It is a remake of the Giuseppe ...more

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True Confessions is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
True Confessions Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Burgess Meredith True Confessions is a 1981 crime film directed by Ulu Grosbard, loosely based on the Black Dahlia murder case of 1947. The film stars Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall as the brothers Spellacy, ...more

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Robert De Niro, Helena Bonham Carter, John Cleese Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a 1994 American horror film directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Robert De Niro and Branagh. The picture was produced on a budget of $45 million and is ...more