Beloved translator Martin Scorsese’s career of great masterpieces and more. Here are five of his streaming movies that have made him a living legend.
How to lock up in just five streaming movies the career of one of the greatest actors in film history? Living legend turns 80 today Robert DeNiro, which since the 70s has given us a series of performances, characters and films that cannot be forgotten. From a long and valuable collaboration with Martin Scorsese – ten films, including the next, long-awaited Flower Moon Assassins – to other roles that won him unanimous approval, recognition, but above all a place of honor in the collective cinematic imagination. Therefore, we leave you with our personal top five of Robert De Niro, confident that this is not enough to celebrate him properly. Enjoy reading.
Five streaming masterpieces starring Robert De Niro
- The Godfather – Part 2
- Taxi driver
- wild bull
- Heat is a challenge
The Godfather Part 2 (1974)
For the most beautiful sequel in film history, De Niro wins the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for portraying the human but deadly Vito Corleone, a character exactly like the one played by Marlon Brando in the first chapter. Francis Ford Coppola guides The Godfather – Part 2 as if in contradiction with the previous one, making it a geometric film, almost abstract in places. Cold and powerful theorem commanded by Al Pacino glacial. An epic film, Oscar winner for film, direction and screenplay among other things. Monumental. Available at KILOGRAMS, Google games, Infinity+, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, NOW, Paramount+.
Taxi Driver (1976)
A career-worthy interpretation in the ultimate representation of human fragility and alienation. Martin Scorsese makes out Taxi driver a monument to a decrepit but charming New York metropolitan hell where damnation and redemption coexist in the same anti-hero. Palme d’Or at Cannes for a film that marked the era of cinema, an unsurpassed masterpiece, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepherd AND Peter Boyle. What a timeless movie this is… Available on CHILI, Google Play, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video.
Raging Bull (1980)
Oscar for Best Lead Character for De Niro, who makes physical transformation his forte. His Jake LaMotta is the self-destructive and abusive King Lear, champion in the ring and underdog in real life. Once again, Scorsese makes an unusually black-and-white film with paroxysmal editing. Thelma Schoonmaker as well as powerful interpretations Joe Pesci AND Cathy Moriarty. wild bull it goes beyond the expressionism of the 80s and dictates the rules of sports cinema. Creative, ahead of time. Powerful. Available on Apple iTunes.
And finally, a duel with another great titan, Al Pacino, comes with a sophisticated and auteur crime film, plunging into a melancholy and ruthless Los Angeles. Michael Mann makes out Heat is a challenge one of the films of the decade, with a consistent story of street shooting unmatched in stage power today. Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Amy Brenneman, Natalie Portman and many others for a sumptuous, extended film, at times of stunning beauty. Hard to beat in its genre. Available on Google Play, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+.
And we end with a role that directly refers to the king for the night, only in reversed parts. De Niro offers a partner Joaquin Phoenix masterful, painful and scary. Myself Joker works in his sick universe because these two actors make it so. Todd Phillips he guides everything with a wonderful, inspirational and consistent eye. Watching this comic book is not fun at all. A huge success with the public and critics, the Golden Lion in Venice among other awards received. A sensational film of its kind. Available on Google Play, Apple iTunesAmazon Prime Video.