These paintings received prestigious awards and entered into authoritative film studies and user lists.
Robert De Niro is one of the most important and most famous actors of the 20th century. He began his career with Martin Scorsese and starred in many leading directors of his time, for many years he was an icon of the criminal genre in the movie and repeatedly discovered new facets in the multi-layered portraits of gangsters, war veterans, eccentrics and heroes beaten but not broken by life.
1. Evil streets
- United States, 1973.
- Thriller, drama, crime.
- Duration: 112 minutes.
- IMDb: 7.4.
The dramatic story of four childhood friends who grew up on the outskirts of Little Italy - one of the criminal districts of New York. Trying to break out of the shadows of more powerful elders and dreaming of becoming real mafiosi, they are looking for easy prey, do stupid things and spend evenings in an alcoholic intoxication. Everything changes when the main thing that they have is at stake - friendship.
“Evil Streets” is one of the first director works by Martin Scorsese, which brought him fame. The film is included in many respected lists, such as “The 100 best films of the 20th century according to the Village Voice 100 the best films of the 20th century according to the Village Voice” and “1 000 best films of all times according to the site They Shoot Pictures, Don't They TSPDT: They are also included in the National Registry for National Film Registry Listing US films.
The role of the petty hooligan Johnny Boy brought the National Society of Film Critics of America to the very young De Niro, and in many ways anticipated his future reincarnation in Taxi Driver.
2. The Godfather 2
The Godfather: Part II
- United States, 1974.
- Drama, crime.
- Duration: 202 minutes.
- IMDb: 9.0.
The story of the mafia clan Corleone. This time with two storylines. The first tells about the childhood and youth of the future head of the clan Vito, which he spent in Sicily and in New York slums of the early 20th century. The second is about the difficulties that the clan is going through after the death of Don Vito.
The Godfather 2 was the first sequel in history to receive an Oscar for best film. He is ranked third in the famous IMDb Top 250 user list, "250 Best Movies According to IMDb."
The role of young Vito Corleone brought the 31-year-old Robert De Niro the first Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
- United States, 1976.
- Thriller, drama, crime.
- Duration: 114 minutes.
- IMDb: 8.3.
26-year-old Travis Bickle is a veteran of the Vietnam War without a purpose in life. During the day, he goes to a porno movie theater, and at night he works as a taxi driver because of chronic insomnia. Unable to make normal relations with anyone, he cherishes only one dream - to clear the city of dirt and vice. Meeting with a 12-year-old prostitute Iris pushes the hero to implement his plans.
In this classic Martin Scorsese film on the scandalous scenario of Paul Schroeder, young De Niro played one of the most iconic roles in his career - an injured war veteran with a mohawk on his head and a gun in his hands, challenging the world that does not accept him. Shooting the film brought the actor not only the second Oscar nomination, but also world recognition.
The picture itself has received the prestigious Golden Palm branch of the Cannes Film Festival and since then it has not gotten out of the lists of the best films of all times and peoples. The cult scene in front of the mirror is one of the most recognizable episodes in the history of cinema.
4. Deer Hunter
The deer hunter
- United States, United Kingdom, 1978.
- Drama, military.
- Duration: 183 minutes.
- IMDb: 8.1.
The film tells about the fate of three friends with Russian roots. Michael, Stephen, and Nicanor work together at a steel mill in the northeastern United States, they love to drink and hunt. However, soon in the peaceful existence of the characters two exciting events are outlined: Steve's wedding and a general appeal to Vietnam, which will change the lives of friends forever.
The second film directed by Michael Cimino received as many as five Academy Award awards, including the Academy Award for Best Film, and earned a reputation as one of the main anti-war manifestos in history.
For his role in this film, De Niro was nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and the British Film Academy Award at once. The scene with Russian roulette is still considered one of the most terrible and controversial in American cinema.
5. Raging Bull
- United States, 1980.
- Drama, biography, sport.
- Duration: 129 minutes.
- IMDb: 8.2.
The story of the rise and fall of the American boxer Jake Lamotta, nicknamed Crazy Bull: from the fight for the world welterweight champion title to the difficult relationship with his brother-coach.
Martin Scorsese’s tough black and white drama, based on the boxer's memoirs, caused De Niro to recover by 27 kg (which was a record for that time) and really fight with his colleague in the film Joe Pesci.
As a result, for the role of Lamotta, the actor received his second Oscar (for the best male role) and the only Golden Globe in his career, and the film itself is consistently included in all possible tops of the best films in cinema history. In particular, it ranks first in the list of 75 best films according to the Motion Picture Editors Guild of the best films in terms of editing video and music, according to the American guild of editors.
6. King of comedy
The king of comedy
- USA, 1982.
- Thriller, drama, comedy, crime.
- Duration: 109 minutes.
- IMDb: 7.8.
Novice stand-up comic Rupert Papkin is absolutely inept, but is convinced of the opposite. He also believes that popular presenter and comedian Jerry Langford will help him successfully launch his career. You only need to perform at the evening show Langford. However, the eminent leader repeatedly refuses Rupert. Desperate, the hero decides to commit a crime.
Martin Scorsese's unexpected appeal to the genre of tragicomedy at one time caused confusion among the majority of American viewers and found recognition only in England. The film received five nominations for the British Film Academy Award.
However, years later, the attitude to the picture was revised. Today, “The King of Comedy” is considered one of the best Scorsese films and ranks 11th in the list of 100 Films Deserving of Greater Attention “100 Most Undervalued Films According to the Blog Beyond the Canon”. And the role of the vigilant dreamer Rupert Papkin is regularly mentioned as one of De Niro's main acting achievements.
7. Once in America
Once upon a time in america
- Italy, United States, 1983.
- Drama, crime.
- Duration: 229 minutes.
- IMDb: 8.4.
The history of friendship and betrayal of several childhood friends. Natives from the Jewish quarter of New York have gone from small bootleggers to criminal bigwigs since the prohibition.
The last film of the founder of the spaghetti western, Sergio Leone, in American cinemas was in a stripped down and rewired form. That is why he did not get fame either from the audience or from the critics.
But the European version, which lasts almost four hours, has preserved the author’s grandiose intention and is considered one of the greatest gangster tapes in the history of cinema.
The role of David Aaronson, nicknamed Noodles, through whose eyes we are watching the events of the picture, finally consolidated the role of a gangster with a tragic fate for De Niro.
8. Glorious guys
- United States, 1990.
- Drama, crime, biography.
- Duration: 140 minutes.
- IMDb: 8.7.
The story of Henry Hill, who had dreamed of becoming a gangster since childhood, spans several decades. The viewer sees the hero and an errand boy at the local authorities, and a participant in major scams with the legends of the gangster world - Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito.
The film became a hit in 1990 and the standard of criminal films. "Nice guys" were nominated for six Oscars, won five awards from the British Film Academy, including for the best film and best direction. Now the picture is listed in more than 40 film and user lists. It occupies the 17th place in the top 250 IMDb Top 250 version IMDb.
The role of unprincipled Jimmy Conway, played by Robert De Niro, became the apotheosis of the image of criminal authorities in American cinema and set the fashion for brutal gangsters for 10 years to come.
- United States, 1995.
- Action, thriller, drama, crime.
- Duration: 171 minutes.
- IMDb: 8.2.
Neil McCauley’s gang is one of Los Angeles’s finest gangs whose members have been friends for many years. But during the next raid on the collector car, a novice kills a guard and provokes an unnecessary interest of law enforcement. The investigation is taken by the most experienced police lieutenant Vincent Hannah.
The famous criminal action of Michael Mann not only became one of the most iconic films of the 90s, but also brought together on one film set the two greatest actors of his generation - Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. Previously, both were filmed in the second part of "The Godfather", but never before met on the screen face to face. The scene in the cafe, as well as the film as a whole, has since entered the textbooks on acting and directing skills.
10. My boyfriend is crazy
Silver Linings Playbook
- USA, 2012.
- Drama, romance, comedy.
- Duration: 120 minutes.
- IMDb: 7.7.
Former teacher Pat Solitano suffers from bipolar disorder. After eight months in a psychiatric hospital, he moves in with his parents, hoping to improve relations with his ex-wife. Everything changes after meeting with Tiffany - an eccentric girl who lost her husband and wants to win the dance competition.
The only recent work by De Niro, has received wide professional recognition. Moreover, many critics consider her in the full sense to be the comeback of an artist after a heap of straight-through comedies and unsuccessful casting decisions, in which he participated for more than 10 years.
For the role of Pat Solitano Sr., Robert De Niro deservedly received his first Oscar nomination since 1992. Let's hope not the last.
He began his career, starring for the first time with Martin Scorsese. And for a long time the title of "icon of the criminal genre" followed him on the heels. But trying out himself in new roles, the actor opened his viewers to his new facets and talent.
"Evil Streets" (1973)
The first role that brought De Niro not only popularity, but also the Award of the National Council of Film Critics of the United States. This story is full of drama. Her main characters are four friends who grew up in a small criminal region of Italy. The desire to become a real mafia, the euphoria of easy prey, the risk, and, as a result, their strong friendship, which turns out to be at stake.
The Godfather 2 (1974)
31-year-old De Niro received an Oscar for this criminal sequel for Best Supporting Actor. The two storylines are skillfully combined in such a way that the viewer has the opportunity to observe two stories: the young Vito Carleone and his son - Michael, who took over the reins of government of the mafia groups in the 50s.
The Taxi Driver (1976)
Incredible transformation De Niro hit everyone. From a businesslike mafia he turned into a young guy whose life was crippled by participation in the Vietnam War. Now he suffers from insomnia, and at night working as a taxi driver. On his way there are different people, and the glaring injustice is too striking.
The last straw is a meeting with a 12-year-old prostitute. This was the starting point of the fight against dirt and vice. Without a doubt, one of the best roles.
This comedy is a must see. Here the actor got the role of adviser to the Head of State. The last one right before the election is convicted of sexual harassment. We urgently need to do something. And this mission is assigned to the adviser. He cheated, brings to life his incredible idea in order to divert the attention of voters.
“My boyfriend is crazy” (2012)
This picture is not in vain in our top. For her, De Niro received an award at the Hollywood Film Festival and was nominated four times for other awards, including the Oscar.
He inherited the role of the father of a boy who had recently left a psychiatric hospital. Life is difficult and sometimes very dramatic, but the father will put all his strength and even money to help his son.
I must say, Robert De Niro is a man with incredible energy. His smile is so charming that it is very difficult to resist it. And the emotions of anger and hatred are so true that sometimes it is hard to believe that such a thing can be played. Professionalism as it is. Enjoy watching!
Taxi Driver / Taxi Driver, 1976
The theme of the Vietnam War is a red thread through the work of De Niro, so in the movie "Taxi Driver" he played a veteran of this war who works as a taxi driver in New York and who has obvious mental problems. The film is extremely difficult - to the extent that it was refused to be let out until the scene of a shootout in a brothel was transferred to monochrome. The film won the Golden Palm branch in Cannes, was nominated for an Oscar in three nominations, but predictably did not receive a single award of the politically correct American Film Academy. “Taxi Driver” had a huge impact on Hollywood and spawned the fashion of “chanting hell” - fashion that gave us “Blade Runner” and a lot of David Fincher films.
The Deer Hunter / 1978
No matter how hard the sound, but “Deer Hunter” at the time of viewing very distant from the sense of reality, as if it actually brings to the screen. It is nice to get there and there is no desire to leave there, despite the violent events taking place there. The film is conventionally divided into three parts - pre-war, the war itself and, accordingly, its consequences. This story is about three friends, Americans of Slavic origin. In the midst of the Vietnam War, they become volunteers and go into the thick of the Vietnamese jungle. They went through a hellish test - captivity, but only one could return home - the rest were swallowed up by the war.
Once Upon a Time in America, 1983
Filming in the movie "Once Upon a Time in America" made Robert De Niro a real star. “Once Upon a Time in America” is a story of friendship and betrayal of several gangsters who met at the beginning of the twentieth century in the Jewish quarter of New York and became wealthy during prohibition. In pursuit of the American dream, Aaronson is becoming a major criminal tycoon. From the best considerations, he betrays his comrades and turns out to be the culprit of their death. After the release of “Once Upon a Time in America”, viewers blamed film director Sergio Leone for being overly pessimistic. Not everyone immediately accepted the latest work of the master, criticizing the long timekeeping, tough scenes of violence, and the lack of positive characters. But today, critics rightly call the film a “legend.”
Mission / The Mission, 1986
This beautiful, brutal and very laconic film amazes not only with the spectacular nature of Colombia, the wondrous music of Morricone, the workshop of the actors, but also the capacious plot, in which there is not a single extra scene. The main characters - Jesuit priest Gabriel and the hunter of the Indians Mendoza - at the beginning of the film are extremely contrasted to each other. The first is trying to create a Christian community of Indians, and the second catches them and sells them into slavery. But in the course of the film's action, Mendoza’s moral and spiritual rebirth occurs, his ways and the priest’s intertwining, and he becomes part of the community.
Awakening / Awakenings, 1990
The world and humanity should learn a lesson from this picture, because it bears a very important message to those who are in a hopeless situation. The hero of Robert De Niro does not dream of millions, villas or islands - he dreams of an independent walk in the park, of true love, of a simple human being on earth. His illness is not a sentence, says Dr. Sayer, his illness is a chance to fight for happiness, a chance to reveal human goodness and compassion for those who have lost faith in life. This picture will surprise you with the touching duet of De Niro and Robin Williams. And even more surprised by the fact that for this role De Niro did not even think nominated for an Oscar.
Cape Fear / Cape Fear, 1991
De Niro's character in The Cape of Fear was supposed to instill horror into the viewer with one of its kind, and the actor more than seriously worked for the film on its appearance. “Is it De Niro ?! He is such a joke ?! ”- the audience asked with horror and admiration. Working with a personal trainer and many hours in the gym did the trick. Inmate Max Cady looks like a fighting vehicle without a drop of fat. The rest — the manic desire for revenge, innate cruelty and a distinct threat to Nick Nolte’s character and his family — made an acting experience.
Wag the Dog, 1997
This drama with elements of comedy allowed Robert De Niro to reveal himself in a new, previously unknown role. In "Cunning," he played a crisis management specialist, Conrad Breen, who was entrusted to divert public attention from the loud sex scandal. In the story, he is dramatizing a small war, which the Hollywood producer, whose role was brilliantly played by Dustin Hoffman, helps him come up with. The acting duet of Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman made a stunning comedy from a serious political film.
Military Diver / Men of Honor, 2000
The film "Military Diver" was created based on the true story of the life of the US Navy officer Carl Broshir. Действие происходит сразу после Второй мировой войны в 50-х годах. Роберт Де Ниро воплотил на экране адмирала, руководящего школой военных ныряльщиков. Мастер идеально сыграл тирана, издевающегося над молодым чернокожим офицером. Тема расизма — ключевая в фильме, правда, в итоге ненавистник чернокожих Лесли Сандей признается в своей неправоте по поводу негров на флоте. За роль Лесли Сандея Роберт де Ниро был номинирован на премию Satellite Awards как лучший актер второго плана.
Звездная пыль / Stardust, 2007
Замечательная сказка. And years after its premiere, nothing better in this genre has yet appeared. Fairy tale kingdom represented by the amazing and mysterious. The ensemble deserves only the highest accolades. Exciting moments that crash into the memory in the smallest details. And finally, the cancan performed by Robert De Niro and the scene of his showdown with the crew of the ship is one of the best things in this film. Even if you do not like everything else, then for the sake of the game De Niro you will definitely watch this movie again and again.
Intern / The Intern, 2015
Robert De Niro's character goes on an internship to a successful career woman in a social program for retirees. A lonely widower wants to feel the rhythm of life again, but every time it was harder and harder to invent new activities for himself. So he decided to get such an unusual profession in order to learn something new. Ben belongs to the category of those imposing men who always behave with restraint in public and carry a clean handkerchief for their ladies in their breast pocket. But the character of the old man is very downhole, so he easily joins the young team and finds a common language with his colleagues.
Godfather II (1974)
Plot: In the center of the drama are representatives of a new generation of the gangster clan - Don Corleone and his son, for whom there are no moral barriers to achieving the goals set. They turn the mafia, built by patriarchal, still Sicilian laws, into a very pragmatic, tough corporation, seamlessly integrating into America’s big business.
Why you should see: The second part of the epochal trilogy, the real underworld saga of the USA at the beginning of the 20th century from the unsurpassed master Francis Ford Coppola with the young Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in an exciting and atmospheric production is one of the best gangster films of all time. Robert De Niro received his second Oscar for his role as Vito Carleone in this film.
Opening the eyes of the world to one person ... he opened his own
Plot: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy doctor and scientist, uses experimental drugs to “awaken” the immobilized victims of a rare disease. Leonard was the first patient to receive this untested treatment. His awakening, filled with awe, fear and enthusiasm, leads, as it were, to the second birth of Sayer himself as the patient discovers for himself and the doctor the simple joys of life. Inspired by Leonard's miraculous recovery, Sayer gives medicine to other patients.
Why you should see: A magnificent drama that makes you think about the value of moments and love life, because this is our greatest gift. Robin Williams and Robert De Niro perfectly suited director Penny Marshall to create memorable images in the film based on real events about a terrible disease and salvation.
Once Upon a Time in America (1983)
As boys, they swore an oath to share their good luck, love, and life. By men, they shared the dream of rising from poverty to the heights of power. Forging an empire based on lies, violence and betrayal, their dreams are destined to fall into oblivion by an immortal secret.
Plot: In the turbulent twenties, when America had fun to the sounds of jazz and every tramp dreamed of becoming a millionaire, several desperate guys met in the slums of New York. Removing competitors from the road, mercilessly punishing traitors and brazenly turning up ingenious frauds, they became the kings of the underworld of the golden era of prohibition. They swore to give their lives for each other, knowing that the most important thing for them is friendship, duty and justice — not to drown blood in rivers and an endless ocean of money. After many years, fate has cruelly dealt with the legendary gangsters, forcing them to fulfill their oath. It happened once in America ...
Why you should see: The latest Hollywood master movie Sergio Leoni has put together an impressive cast (Robert De Niro, James Woods, Joe Pesci, Burt Young) to bring Harry Gray's bestseller “Once Upon a Time in America” to the screen. Great atmospheric, thoughtful dialogues and virtuoso acting in the film, where every thoughtful viewer will understand something different after watching.
Glorious Guys (1990)
Thirty years in the life of the mafia
Plot: The film tells about Henry Hill - a novice gangster who loot along with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, who easily kill anyone who stands in their way to the top of the Mafia.
Why you should see: Another confirmation of the genius of acting De Niro in the film from master Martin Scorsese, where two gorgeous and character actors rendered assistance in creating an epic canvas: Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci. Live characters, live picture, life story is not about the most good people - nevertheless, they want to empathize. Scorsese has once again released a masterpiece decorated with the virtuoso playing of the best actors in Hollywood.
Military Diver (2000)
History is made by those who break the rules.
Plot: The film is based on real events in the life of the legendary diver Karl Brashear. His mentor and senior officer, Bill Sunday, is convinced that blacks have nothing to do in the navy, and in the most cruel and inhuman ways he mocks and “breaks off” an ambitious newcomer.
However, he does not succeed in this, and moreover, he soon begins to feel sympathy for this extremely obstinate guy, who will die rather than show weakness. Together, they are trying to resist the bureaucrats of the command of the Navy, who are not satisfied with the skin color of the hero.
Karl is always volunteered to perform the most dangerous secret special operations associated with an increased risk to life. However, fate prepared him a much more terrible ordeal, which only a real hero can overcome.
Why you should see: An excellent film that is able to show the audience what efforts are, what sincerity, unselfishness, love, purposefulness are. It is both a comedy, and an adventure, and the strongest drama. At the same time, all this is the biography of one great and, it should be noted, a real person. The wonderful acting of De Niro and Cuba Goodding Younger will make you repeatedly revise this masterpiece.
Los Angeles Crime Saga
Plot: Neil McCauley is a criminal. One of the best, if you can say so about the criminal, in Los Angeles, and perhaps in all of America. And working with him together honors the honor of super-professionals of the criminal world. But against him is Vincent Hannah. Detective. One of the best in Los Angeles, and perhaps in all of America. Vincent and Nile have a lot in common. Probably, they have even more in common than differences. However, they still stand on different sides of the law. The two strongest teams came together against each other. Only it is not about sports competition, but about a fight for life and death ...
Why you should see: Director Michael Mann, who shot such masterpieces as “Aviator”, “Ali”, “The Last of the Mohicans”, persuaded De Niro to appear as a negative character, a real criminal and, as always, the actor brilliantly coped with the task. The next screen duo of Al Pacino and Robert deserve to become part of the home collection of any lover of high-quality cinema.
The Taxi Driver (1976)
He is a lonely, forgotten person, desperately trying to prove that he is SURVIVING
Plot: The dim light of blind lanterns, the skeletons of factory pipes choking in their own smoke. The Babylonian towers of skyscrapers, all this is the hell of a new time, New York. Vietnam War veteran Travis Bickle drives his lonely taxi through the night streets of an endless city, and a gloomy panorama of human sins unfolds before him. As an Old Testament prophet, he hopes that one day heaven will send a saving rain to the earth, which will cleanse New York from age-old mud. And when hope dies, only hatred remains. Rain of fire will fall on the heads of sinners. The taxi driver will take care of this.
Why you should see: The first joint work of two masters of Hollywood, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro led to the emergence of one of the most memorable images in world cinema. Perhaps the modern viewer many moments remain incomprehensible, but this masterpiece forever enter into the memory of the tempted cinephil. Fans of acting talent De Niro to watch the film is required!
Raging Bull (1980)
Raging Bull: My Story
Plot: Jake LaMotta, nicknamed the Bronx Bull, is a boxer. And all his psychological and sexual complexes erupt violently in the boxing ring. Under a hot hand, he comes across a brother who fell victim to obsessive paranoia and jealousy of Jake, as well as a fifteen-year-old girl who was destined to become Jake's most important reward ... and his pursuit obsession.
Why you should see: In 1978, when Martin Scorsese almost died from a drug overdose (he sniffed cocaine), Robert De Niro, visiting the director at the hospital, tried to persuade him never to use drugs and expressed a wish for Scorsese to make a film about a boxer. At first, Scorsese refused (he didn’t like pictures of sports), but De Niro eventually managed to convince him. Many claim that De Niro saved the director’s life by insisting on his return to work. By the way, Scorsese himself adheres to this opinion. As a result, the world saw another masterpiece, and Scorsese was able to discover new facets of Robert De Niro's talent.
Risk. Power. Temptation
Plot: No one can compare with Sam Rottes. No one knows how to make money like him. No one knows how to work so selflessly and carefully as a hard worker Sam. For his undeniable merits Rotstin received the nickname "Al". And that is why mafia bosses decided to send Asa to refuel a huge chic casino in Las Vegas. And so that no one bothers Sam to work, the mob sent after Roberto’s childhood friend Rothstin - Nikki Santoro, a desperate gangster and a ruthless thug.
In Las Vegas, Ac as always did his job brilliantly: the casino flourished, a waterfall of money continually poured into the pockets of satisfied patron gangsters. The city bosses were content with the mafia, the police and the courts were bought, and nothing seemed to overshadow Asa’s life. But the Lord ordered otherwise. Sam's indestructible empire was destined to drown in tragedy and blood.
Why you should see: Another fruitful collaboration between Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, this time with Joe Pesci, James Woods and charming Sharon Stone. Scorsese was again able to reveal the talents of each actor to the maximum, so that we could enjoy the perfect picture of the master. In terms of passions, the film exceeds all expectations - this is a real masterpiece of cinema!
Areas of Darkness (2011)
What if a single NZT tablet makes you rich and powerful? Learn about side effects
Plot: New York writer Eddie, wanting to overcome the black stripe in life, takes a secret drug called NZT. The tablet takes the guy's brain to work in unreal power. This creative drug changes Eddie’s entire life, for a short time he makes a lot of money, but soon he starts to suffer from the sinister side effects of the drug. And when he tries to find other NZT geniuses, in order to understand how to cope with this addiction, he will learn the terrible truth ...
Why you should see: Gorgeous fantasy on the limit of human capabilities with Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. Let De Niro here and not in a leading role, however his character is traced very carefully and thanks to the game of the actor is remembered. A great thriller that is able to interest from the first minutes of viewing and not let go until the very end, forcing after viewing to reflect and rethink the ending more than once or twice. What you need to pass the evening to this movie fan.
Ten positions are not enough to list all the best films in which this veteran of Hollywood took part, therefore, if you didn’t find a single film in this list that you haven’t seen or they just haven’t interested you, here’s a list of his films that aren’t less worthy of viewing:
20 Road to Perdition, 2002
Outwardly quite average American Michael Sullivan lives the life of a normal citizen of the 30s of the XX century. He is a good father, a strong family man, a responsible worker, but one thing doesn’t give rest to his eldest son Michael - exactly where does the father leave in his car every morning and what kind of people surround him - in suits of perfect cut, but with a strange sly eye? One day, Michael climbs into the back seat of his father’s car and witnesses his work. The problem is that Michael Sullivan is a real gangster who performs delicate tasks, where there is no room for extra witnesses. Because of this, Michael's life is at stake. To save him, Mike is forced to go against the bosses of the mafia.
Producer: Sam Mendez
Cast: Tom Hanks, Jude Law, Paul Newman
19 Donnie Brasco, 1997
New York, 1978. FBI agent Joe Pistone gets a new task: to infiltrate one of the criminal groups in Brooklyn in order to obtain full information about the activities of gangs. He has to forget his real name, break with all his friends and relatives, as he is now Donnie Brasco.
His best friend becomes an aging mafioso, in need of a young partner. He believes in Donny and entrusts him with the most responsible affairs. Feeling his impunity, Donnie understands: no matter how long his new life has been dragged out, giving him virtually unlimited freedom, it is not too late to return.
It is only necessary to take a decisive step and betray the one who has become a true friend to him ...
Producer: Mike Newell
Cast: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen
18 Miller’s Crossing, 1990
America of the thirties. Prohibition time. Criminal clans are ready to unleash a bloody war for control over the supply of illegal alcohol at any time. Tom Reagan - a clever and authoritative criminal, a former adviser to one of the mafia bosses. He is a kind of antihero, absolutely immoral, selfish and despicable man.
Nevertheless, its uncommon abilities to remain alive after the coolest clashes cause sincere sympathy. He skillfully balances between two ready-made gangs at any moment, trying to keep them from starting the war. But he cannot go on like this for a long time, and Tom has such problems, the solution of which will determine the fate of too many people ...
Directors: Joel Cohen, Ethan Cohen
Cast: Gabriel Byrne, John Turturro, Albert Finney
17 The Untouchables, 1987
The plot is based on the fight of the police against the king of the underworld, the famous gangster Al Capone, who, as you know, managed to get behind bars only as a person who evades paying taxes.
Producer: Brian de palma
Cast: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro
16 The Departed, 2006
The two best graduates of the police academy found themselves on opposite sides of the barricades: one of them was a mafia agent in the ranks of law enforcement, the other was a mole, introduced into the mafia. Everyone considers it his duty to detect and destroy the enemy, but a constant life in distorted realities changes the inner world of the heroes.
Producer: Martin scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson
15 Cards, money, two trunks (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), 1998
Four young guys saved up 25 thousand pounds each, so that one of them could play cards with an experienced cheat and experienced criminal, known by the name Harry-Ax. The guy eventually lost 500 thousand, he was given a week to pay the debt.
Otherwise, both he and his “sponsors” will be cut off on a finger every day, and then ... To get out of the situation, the guys decided to rob the gangsters who decided to rob three “nerds” who grow marijuana for the local drug baron. But on this adventure the fours do not end ...
Producer: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Jason Statham, Nick Moran, Jason Fleming
13 Casinos (Casino), 1995
No one can compare with Sam Rottes. No one knows how to make money like him. No one knows how to work so selflessly and carefully as a hard worker Sam. For his undeniable merits Rotstin received the nickname "Al". And that is why mafia bosses decided to send Asa to refuel a huge chic casino in Las Vegas. And so that no one bothers Sam to work, the mob sent after Roberto’s childhood friend Rothstin - Nikki Santoro, a desperate gangster and a ruthless thug.
In Las Vegas, Ac as always did his job brilliantly: the casino flourished, a waterfall of money continually poured into the pockets of satisfied patron gangsters. The city bosses were content with the mafia, the police and the courts were bought, and it seemed nothing could darken Asa’s life. But the Lord ordered otherwise. Sam's indestructible empire was destined to drown in tragedy and blood.
Producer: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci
12 Snatch, 2000
The four-fingered Frankie was to smuggle the stolen diamond from England to the USA to his boss Evie. But instead, the hero gets into the epicenter of big trouble. Making a bet on an underground boxing match, Frankie falls into the cycle of very undesirable events.
Вокруг героя и его груза разворачивается сложная интрига с участием множества колоритных персонажей лондонского дна — русского гангстера, троих незадачливых грабителей, хитрого боксера и угрюмого громилы грозного мафиози. Каждый норовит в одиночку сорвать Большой Куш.
Producer: Гай Ричи
Cast: Джейсон Стэйтем, Брэд Питт, Бенисио Дель Торо
11 Бешеные псы (Reservoir Dogs), 1991
Это должно было стать идеальным преступлением. Having conceived to rob a jewelry store, crime boss Joe Cabot brought together six experienced and completely unfamiliar with each other criminals. But from the very beginning everything went wrong, and the usual robbery turned into a bloody massacre.
Producer: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen
10 Blue Devils (White Heat), 1949
An unleveled criminal who is guarded by his mom, voluntarily confesses to committing a trifle crime in order to go to jail for a minimum period. So he is going to get away from the punishment for murder. And this is his
it turns out - it is planted only for two years.
But, in the wild, a former member of his gang kills his mommy, and his son, who is sick with grief, escapes from prison to take revenge, taking a couple of cellmates with him! But he does not suspect that one of his cellmates is an undercover police officer ...
Producer: Raoul Walsh
Cast: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo
8 Scarface (1983)
In the spring of 1980, the port of Meriel Harbor was opened, and thousands of Cuban refugees rushed to the United States in search of the American Dream. One of them found her in the sun-drenched streets of Miami. Wealth, power and passion surpassed even the most incredible of his dreams. His name was Tony Montana. The world remembered him under a different name - "Scarface" ...
Producer: Brian De Palma
Cast: Al Pacino, Steven Bower, Michelle Pfeiffer
7 Once Upon a Time in America (Once Upon a Time in America), 1983
In the turbulent twenties, when America had fun to the sounds of jazz and every tramp dreamed of becoming a millionaire, several desperate guys met in the slums of New York. Removing competitors from the road, mercilessly punishing traitors and brazenly turning up ingenious frauds, they became the kings of the underworld of the golden era of prohibition. They swore to give their lives for each other, knowing that the most important thing for them is friendship, duty and justice — not to drown blood in rivers and an endless ocean of money. After many years, fate has cruelly dealt with the legendary gangsters, forcing them to fulfill their oath. It happened once in America ...
Producer: Sergio Leone
Cast: Robert DeNiro, James Woods, Joe Pesci
6 Men's disassembly (Du rififi chez les hommes), 1955
A professional thief Tony comes out of prison and finds out that his wife, Mado, has made friends with Pierre, the owner of a night tavern who smuggles in drugs.
Putting aside revenge for a while, Tony is preparing a “perfect” robbery of a jewelry store.
Producer: Jules Dassin
Cast: Jean Serve, Karl Meuner
5 Pulp Fiction, 1994
Two gangsters Vincent Vega and Jules Winfield spend time in philosophical conversations during a break between fights and “problem solving” with the debtors of their criminal boss Marcellus Wallace. In parallel, three stories unfold.
In the first of these, Vincent looks after Mia's wife Marcellas and saves her from a drug overdose. The second tells about Butch Coolidge, the boxer Wallace hired to surrender the fight, but deceived him. The third story unites the first two - in a cafe a couple of young unlucky robbers - Pampkin and Hani Bani are attempting to rob, but Jules stops them.
Producer: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis
4 Double Castling (Mou gaan dou), 2002
The story of two people who risk their lives every second. One of them is a mafia agent in the police, the other is a policeman who is implanted in the mafia. Everyone wants one thing: to expose the enemy.
Directors: Wei Keung Lau, Siu Fai Mack
Cast: Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chu Wai
3 City of God (Cidade de Deus), 2002
60s of the XX century. "City of God" - a quarter in Rio de Janeiro, where the main characters live - the 8-year-old Rocket, who dreams of becoming a photographer, and his year-old Dadinho. Dadinho takes part in an armed robbery organized by the gangster Kaballeira living in the neighborhood, with the consent of Kabaleira he commits his first murder.
70s. The rocket constantly balances between minor offenses and honest life. On account of Dadinju already several murders. He leads the gang, which he manages, using cunning and cold-blooded betrayal. Realizing that real power and big money can only give control over the drug trade in their quarter, he ruthlessly goes to his goal.
80s. The rocket finally gets a camera and realizes his childhood dream. Dadinho's dream came true too: at the age of 18 he became the coolest drug dealer in Rio.
Together with his army of young hooligans, Dadinha reigns supreme in the quarter until Mane Galinha swore to avenge him for having raped his girlfriend and decided not to kill him, no matter what. War begins in the favela ...
Directors: Fernando Merellish, Katya Lund
Cast: Alexander Rodriguez, Leandro Firmino
2 Good Guys (Goodfellas), 1990
Henry Hill is an aspiring gangster who loot along with Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito, who easily kill anyone who stands in their way to the top of the Mafia. The time comes when Henry, himself injured by his companions, should put his hand to the beginning of the end of Jimi and Tommy ...
Producer: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci
1 The Godfather, 1972
The criminal saga, which tells about the New York Sicilian mafia family Corleone. The film covers the period 1945-1955.
The head of the family, Don Vito Corleone, marries his daughter. At this time, his beloved son Michael returns from World War II. Michael, the war hero, the pride of the family, does not express a desire to engage in a cruel family business. Don Corleone conducts business according to the old rules, but other times are coming, and there are people who want to change the established order. An attempt is made on Don Corleone.
Producer: Francis Ford Coppola
Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Qaan