Favorite DeNiro Flick?

Cape Fear

Saw it for the first time last week.

Of course, it’s hard to decide something like that being that the guy has such “range”.


My favorite would have to be either Raging Bull or Taxi Driver. Probably Taxi Driver.



My favorite DeNiro flick is Casino.

Angel Heart.


I love it when he has to actually stretch for a role.

SSG Schwartz

Analyze This

What can I say? He cracked me up.

I love Analyse This, but I’m going to have to go with Midnight Run. DeNiro & Charles Grodin were brilliant in this one.


It’s not a contest.

Godfather II

Definitely Heat. I’ve seen that over 30 times probably (seriously) and I never get tired of it.

“We want to hurt no one! We’re after the bank’s money, not your money. Your money is insured by the Federal government! You won’t lose a dime!”

I loved him in Deerhunter and Raging Bull.
I love many different responses there are in this thread.

My favorite is probably “The King of Comedy.”

“Heat” and “Midnight Run” are also high on my list.

Well, somebody beat me to it.

There is an argument to be made that “The Godfather Part II” is the best movie ever made. De Niro’s the best actor in it, IMHO. That seals the deal.

Once Upon a Time in America

One of my favorite flicks of all time (Director’s Cut, obviously, and not the travesty that was original released by butchers).

He was a younger man at the time (as was James Woods), but as their characters aged they effortlessly portrayed the weariness of middle age.* A tour de force for both of them.
*I remember being equally impressed with the young Jeremy Irons in Brideshead Revisited, portraying a character from a callow youth to an older and disillusioned man reflecting on his past.

Brazil, while not technically a DeNiro flick, is greatly enhanced by his role as the plumber.

Raging Bull is inarguably DeNiro’s most challenging dramatic role. Everyone focuses on the weight gain, but what is really phenomenal is how DeNiro embodies the hulking, atavistic, juvenile monster that is Jake LaMotta.

DeNiro as a surprisingly nuanced performance in Heat (especially compared to Pacino), but while it isn’t his most extensive performance I like the way he articulated Mamet’s dialogue in Ronin: “I once removed a guy’s appendix with a grapefruit spoon.”


Deerhunter and Taxi Driver. Then Raging Bull . Followed by Godfather.

Awakenings - great movie and DeNiro makes me cry. Also a great performance from Robin Williams.

Not a huge DeNiro fan, but “Midnight Run” really was a great movie…

Heat, hands down.

Midnight Run deserves a spot too.