Ranking Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese’s movies from worst to best

From Mean Streets to Casino.

Robert De Niro Taxi Driver Raging Bull Goodfellas
Movie legend Robert De Niro in Scorsese's Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas Image Picture Columbia/United Artists/Warner Bros

Eight feature films across 40 years. Countless Academy Award nominations. Classics in the 70s, 80s and 90s.

It’s fair to say Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese have left their mark on cinema. From the electric Mean Streets to the sweeping, seedy Vegas epic Casino, when this film double-act get together expect there to be fireworks. (Unless it’s a quickie short film to pimp Asian casinos – more on that later.)

But which of De Niro/Scorsese’s canon leaves something to be desired and which film stands as their number one? Ahead of their expected reunion on The Irishman, loaded takes a look back through their cinematic history to rank the pair’s films from worst to best. And it should be noted, even their ‘worst’ is still pretty damn good.


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The Audition (2015)

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What is The Audition, you ask? This was a short film shot by Scorsese to promote casinos Studio City in Macau, China and City of Dreams in Manila, Philippines. So, a footnote on the De Niro/Scorsese partnership, but significant for the duo’s first collaboration since Casino 20 years earlier. Oh, and it featured a pair of blokes called Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, too.

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