Robert DeNiro Movies

Want to know the best Robert DeNiro movies?  How about the worst Robert DeNiro movies?  Curious about Robert DeNiro’s box office grosses or which Robert DeNiro movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Robert DeNiro movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences and which got the worst reviews? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.

Robert DeNiro (1943-) is a two time Oscar® winner. DeNiro first movie appearance was an uncredited role in 1965’s Three Rooms in Manhatten. After appearing in numerous low budget films, he started to get some notice with his roles in Mean Streets and Bang the Drum Slowly. This led to his star making role as Vito Corleone in 1974’s The Godfather Part II. DeNiro won his first Oscar® for playing the young Godfather. Since becoming a star he has appeared in numerous classic movies…..Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Deer Hunter, Once Upon A Time In America, Backdraft, Heat, Good Fellas, Cape Fear and The Untouchables..just to name a few.

Over the last 40 years, DeNiro has been one of the busiest actors working. On average he has two new movies every year since 1974. Now over 70, DeNiro has not slowed that pace down at all.

His IMDb page shows 112 acting credits from 1965-2017. This page will rank 92 Robert DeNiro movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television shows, shorts, cameos and bit parts were not included in the rankings.

Robert DeNiro in 1988's Midnight Run

Robert DeNiro in 1988’s Midnight Run

Robert DeNiro Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table

The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.

  • Sort Robert DeNiro movies by co-stars or directors of his movies
  • Sort Robert DeNiro movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
  • Sort Robert DeNiro movies by adjusted worldwide box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
  • Sort Robert DeNiro movies how they were received by critics and audiences.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie
  • Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Robert DeNiro movie received.
  • Sort Robert DeNiro movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score.  UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
  • *** If worldwide gross is the same as domestic gross then worldwide gross was unavailable

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Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Robert DeNiro Table

  1. Sixteen Robert DeNiro movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 17.58% of his movies listed.  Meet the Fockers (2004) is his biggest box office hit.
  2. An average Robert DeNiro movie grosses $57.10 million in adjusted box office gross.
  3. Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter.  48 Robert DeNiro movies are rated as good movies…or 52.74% of his movies.  Mean Streets (1973) is his highest rated movie while Godsend (2004) is his lowest rated movie.
  4. Twenty-three Robert DeNiro movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 25.27% of his movies.
  5. Seven Robert DeNiro movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 7.69% of his movies.
  6. An average Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score is 39.86.  36 Robert DeNiro movies scored higher that average….or 39.56% of his movies.  The Godfather: Part II (1974) got the the highest UMR Score while The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2005) got the lowest UMR Score.
Robert DeNiro in 2013's Grudge Match

Robert DeNiro in 2013’s Grudge Match

Possibly Interesting Facts About Robert DeNiro

1. Robert DeNiro has been nominated for 7 Oscars® for acting in his career. He won Best Supporting Actor for The Godfather Part II, he also won Best Actor for 1980’s Raging Bull. His other four nominations were for the movies Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Awakenings, Cape Fear and Silver Linings Playbook.

2. Robert DeNiro has been nominated for 8 Golden Globes® for acting in his career. His one win was for 1980’s Raging Bull. His other nominations were for the movies Taxi Driver, New York New York, The Deer Hunter, Midnight Run, Cape Fear, Analyze This, and Meet the Parents.

3. My favorite Robert DeNiro movie nobody else seems to like…..1993’s Mad Dog and Glory…. which co-stars Bill Murray.

4. Robert DeNiro has been married twice. He is currently married to Grace Hightower. They were married in 1997. DeNiro has four sons….Raphael, Julian, Aaron and Elliot…..and one daughter Drena.

5. DeNiro has directed two movies….1993’s A Bronx Tale and 2006’s The Good Shepherd. It was announced that DeNiro is going to make a sequel to The Good Shepherd sometime in the future.

6. DeNiro has appeared in 8 Martin Scorsese films to date. Their first movie together was 1973’s Mean Streets and their last movie together was 1995’s Casino. It appears Leonardo DiCaprio has taken over the DeNiro parts in Scorsese movies.

7. Roles that DeNiro turned down over the years….Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Depp version), The Departed, Dick Tracy, The Edge, King Kong, Man on Fire, and At Close Range.

8. DeNiro’s parents were divorced when he was three, he was raised by his mother in the Little Italy area of Manhattan. After briefly joining a gang….it was his role as the Cowardly Lion in a school play that got him off the streets and on to the stage for good.

9. DeNiro has been successfully battling prostate cancer since 2003.

10. Check out Robert DeNiro‘s career compared to current and classic actors.  Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.

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61 thoughts on “Robert DeNiro Movies

  1. 1 When I first saw Robert De Niro in Godfather 2 he was only 31 so it is amazing to think that this site has just marked his 74th birthday.

    2 It was reported in the press over here that he gave an interview to a group of movie critics in a hotel in Southern Ireland and stormed out of the room when one of them suggested to him that he was not true “box office”

    3 Certainly nobody can argue about his acting credentials because critics and fellow performers alike have praised his work. For example Scorsese obviously loves to work with him and Marlon Brando said of Robert that he “is so good that even he doesn’t realise how good he is.” [They hit it off in private life too and DeNiro and Depp spent some time as guests on that famous island of Marlon’s.]

    4 Robert is currently ranked No 3 on IMDB’s “ultimate” list of the greatest actors of all time. He has been very prolific in his film output for many years with the result that the respected Forbes Rich List has said that his overall career earnings are in a very high bracket. My own favourite DeNiro films are True Confessions [1981] and Guilty by Suspicion [1991] and I have watched the latter many times. This Cogerson page does him proud and it was good the 74th gave a further excuse for revisiting it.

    1. BRUCE

      1 Apologies because I see that I’ve inadvertently repeated stuff from my last post about DeNiro

      2 However I’m sure that regulars on this site will be glad to have the opportunity of reading twice some of my work – unlike many of the mutterings of you and Steve !!!

  2. BRUCE:

    1 In his earlier days DeNiro visited a hotel in Dublin Belfast and gave a press conference there. A journalist questioned whether De N was box office and he reportedly stormed out of the room in high temper.

    2 There was no questioning his acting credentials though. When he came on the scene Bud opined that Robert was the greatest actor he had ever seen. “Even he doesn’t realise how good he is.” said MB.

    3 Robert has since returned the compliment In Raging Bull he recited word for word the ‘contender’ scene from On the Waterfront.. In a recent movie he again wove into the plot a Bud tribute but the language used means that I can’t reveal it to you.

    5 When they finally got together in The Score it is said that they clashed often with the director and ultimately in effect took over control of the film for themselves.

    6 Later Edward Norton who claims to have done the movie simply because he wanted to see his name on a poster with the two acting giants said something like: “I just kept out of the fray and let the two heavyweights get on with it.”

    7. It has been reported that when it got very hot Bud appeared on the set of The Score naked.

    9 De N made so many low earners that they pull down his average gross to around 58 mil I think in the Cogerson Ready Reckoner.

    10 However a celebrities rich list published here in recent times suggests that the accumulative effect of the 90 films that he has appeared in to date has made him the wealthiest film/TV performer right now after William Shatner. Robert must have lived on the set.

  3. Robert DeNiro is my favorite actor. I have seen 81 of the films listed, plus a couple of additional ones not listed. Of the 9 you have listed that I have not seen, I have 5 of them on disc but haven’t watched them yet.

    1. Hey Lawrence….I am thinking the ones not listed are his straight to DVD movies in the last few years. If the movie does not have any box office…it does not make the table. I have seen 73 of his movies…so you top me again. Looking at the previous comments…I have gone from 46 DeNiro movies watched to 73…but then again he has been a very busy actor the last 5 years. Thanks for the comment.

    2. Great, Larry.

      I cannot remember if I have given a total of Robert DeNiro.

      I have a much lower total than you.

      I think I have written my total before.

      looking at rankings her and in regards to films I have not seen high on my to-see list: I had to look several times for Taxi Driver v- why so low, Bruce.

  4. Just got around to reading this DeNiro movie page. I absolutely love DeNiro. The old movies are great, but I also liked Limitless, which would have been a horrible movie if it weren’t for him and Bradley Cooper. Sometimes the actors make the movies. Great Job!!!

    1. Thanks for checking out my DeNiro Movie Page. I agree that Limitless was much better than I thought it would be…I hear they are thinking about making a sequel ..which could be interesting….especially if DeNiro’s character starts taking the pills too. I greatly appreciate the comments.

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