- Raging Bull (1980)
- Taxi Driver (1976)
- Casino (1995)
- Goodfellas (1990)
- Gangs of New York (2002)
- Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
- Mean Streets (1973)
- The Aviator (2004)
- The Departed (2006)
- The King of Comedy (1982)
- The Color of Money (1986)
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- While I dislike boxing, I do love the aesthetics of it.
- Travis Bickle. Done.
- A flawless gangster movie, like the Godfather trilogy except six hours shorter.
- Has Ray Liotta done anything as remotely good since this movie?
- One of Leo’s weaker efforts and severely flawed (coughCameronDiazcough), but Bill the Butcher is one of the all time great badguys.
- Surprisingly funny.
- Underrated, De Niro’s breakout performance.
- Unwieldy and uneven, but with its dramatic moments.
- Outstanding individual efforts that are not totally undermined by the glitzy production value.
- A funnier oddball take on Paddy Chayefsky’s Network. Also, Jerry Lewis!
- The 80s killed a lot of movies, despite the greatness of Paul Newman (this totally makes the movie worth it though).
I don’t remember Goodfellas well enough to defend its ranking. If you give reason for a lower ranking I’ll prolly believe you. You may swap The Aviator with The Departed, I won’t complain, but The Departed isn’t even better than the original Infernal Affairs. I enjoyed the King of Comedy more than 6-10. It’s mysterious to me that I rank it lower.
I Have Not Seen:
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Cape Fear (1991)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
After Hours (1985)
New York, New York (1977)
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)
Boxcar Bertha (1972)
Who’s That Knocking At My Door (1968)
Actually, I watched most of Cape Fear on television years and years ago and all I remember about it is that it has a ludicrous ending.