When it comes to gangster movies, there is one actor that springs to most peoples minds, he probably sprung into yours right now, his name?
Robert De Niro.
He has starred in numerous movies that are considered the best of all time, he really is a superstar, and it is easy to see why.
In this article, I’m running through the ultimate Robert De Niro movies available to watch on Netflix. Plus I’ll be showing you how to access them all from your devices bypassing any restrictions that may be in place.
But, before we move onto the list, I want to show you how to access each movie.
How to watch these on Netflix
You will notice that after I speak about each movie, there will be a small section listing the Netflix regions the film is available in. This is because each region has its own Netflix library that will offer a select group of movies/tv shows.
Not every film is available in every country.
However, there is a way to access EVERY movie that is available on Netflix without needing to travel abroad. All you need is an app known as a VPN.
There are a lot of VPN apps to choose from but my favourite is ExpressVPN as it’s super-easy to use and they offer a massive 30-day money back guarantee.
It will allow you to trick Netflix into thinking you are in another region, giving you full access to the Netflix library of the country you’re connected to.
That is thousands of hours worth of additional movies right at your fingertips… including all of Robert De Niro’s best films.
So now that you know how to access each of the movies let’s move onto the list.
37. The Irishman: In Conversation
In this documentary, you will join the director of “The Irishman” Martin Scorcese, and the all-star cast including Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, as they take a deeper look into the movie itself.
If you are a fan of the Netflix exclusive “The Irishman”, then you will enjoy watching this documentary.
Available in regions: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Japan, South Africa, the UK, and the United States.
36. 15 Minutes
When a string of violent crimes take place, a homicide detective teams up with an arson investigator to track down a pair of ruthless killers who take pleasure in committing horrific crimes and filming themselves, hoping to gain notoriety.
Will the two investigators find the killers before they claim their next victims? It’s a race against the clock, and lives are at stake.
If you enjoy watching a good crime thriller, this one will certainly keep you entertained.
Available in regions: Australia.
An NYPD cop is murdered and his son Malo decides to join the force to help track down his father’s killers. However, he finds himself falling in with his father’s old partner and his band of rogue police officers.
His new boss, Sarcone (De Niro) puts Malo through several tests to see if he has what it takes to be a rogue member of the force. Things don’t go to plan when Malo finds out the truth about his father’s death and seeks to avenge him.
Available in regions: Belgium, Netherlands, Turkey.
34. Killing Season
Two Bosnian war veterans, one American, the other Serbian come head to head in the Appalachian mountain range.
Ford, a former American soldier has retreated into the wilderness to try and escape the memories of the war he endured.
However, a Serbian veteran named Kovac seeks Ford out to settle an old score that sees the two men fight out their own war out on the mountain range.
Who will manage to win this battle, and is there more to this story than they are letting on?
Available in regions: Sweden.
33. Little Fockers
10 years have passed since the first movie “Meet The Parents”, Pam and Greg now have two children, Greg has finally managed to get in his father-in-law Jack’s good books.
Things seem to be fine, but when Greg begins to moonlight at a pharmaceutical store, Jack starts to suspect Greg is up to something and he sets out to find out what… if anything is going on, to begin with.
Will Greg manage to convince Jack that he is just trying to support his family the best way he can, or will Jack’s suspicions get the best of him.
Available in regions: Australia, Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Romania, and the UK.
Seargent Mitch Preston an LAPD detective cares about one thing, catching bad guys and putting them away in prison. LAPD patrolman Trey Sellars on the other hand only wants to be a cop until his acting career kicks off.
The pair are involved in a botched undercover drug bust and Mitch is threatened with a $10 million lawsuit due to a mishap. To avoid a lawsuit, Mitch reluctantly agrees to star in a reality TV show where the cameras will follow him doing his everyday job.
To make his life more “viewer-friendly” Mitch is partnered up with Trey and as you can imagine, Trey is ecstatic… Mitch on the other hand, hates it.
Available in region: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Romania.
31. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Set during the late 1700s, a genius doctor named Victor Frankenstein is researching a way to try and cheat death. To do so, he performs various experiments and is determined to succeed in his endeavour.
After numerous failed experiments, Victor sews together the body parts of criminals and manages to animate his creation and bring it to life.
It doesn’t take long before he realises his creation was a mistake and he abandons it in a tower hoping that it would die alone of starvation. However, the creature learns to survive and teaches itself to read and write, living in exile.
Available in regions: France and Greece.
30. Killer Elite
Based on a true story that the British government tried to bury. Danny is a hired killer, he is one of the best at what he does. He and his mentor named Hunter are tasked with assassinating a secret society containing several ex-Special Air Service (SAS) members.
From Paris to Australia, to London and the Middle East, their mission takes them all around the globe as they hunt down some of the deadliest men on the planet.
This is an excellent action movie with a brilliant storyline.
Available in regions: Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, and Slovakia.
Homophobic Walt Koontz suffers a life-altering stroke that sees him with paralyzed vocal cords unable to speak properly.
As part of his rehabilitation therapy, he must undergo vocal coaching. However, his new coach is a very flamboyant pre-op transsexual.
The pair are both as bad as each other, each with their own prejudices to each other, but they will have to get over their differences and learn to like each other if Walt is to ever recover from his ordeal.
Available in regions: United Kingdom.
28. The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle
Rocky and Bullwinkle must help the FBI when Fearless Leader, Boris, and Natasha come through to the real world and take over a TV station and begin to hypnotise viewers.
In a bid to save the world, Rocky and Bullwinkle need to infiltrate the TV station before it’s too late.
Will they manage to save the day? These two animated characters will certainly entertain you in this family comedy.
Available in regions: Argentina, Belgium, India, and Mexico.
27. New Year’s Eve
Nowhere celebrates New Year’s Eve more than New York City, and that is exactly where this star-studded movie is set.
The movie tells the tale of several characters that all interlink in one way or another. One character is a single mother, another is in charge of the New York ball drop at midnight, and another has a near-death experience that changes her life forever.
The movie is a light-hearted and will leave you feeling warm inside at the end, perfect for a cold winters night in.
Available in regions: Australia, France, Japan, Portugal, South Korea, and Spain.
26. Dirty Grandpa
Two weeks before his wedding Jason Kelly loses his Grandmother. His Grandpa, Dick Kelly, is devastated and heartbroken. To try and cheer him up, Jason is tricked into going on a spring break trip with Dick as he tries to chase his youth.
Needless to say, Dick’s appetites take Jason by surprise and makes for some hilarious moments.
If you want a movie to make you laugh, this is the one.
Available in regions: Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Netherlands, South Korea, and Romania.
25. The Ages Of Love
The Ages Of love tells the tales of three men in completely different stages of their life, one is due to be married, the other is a college professor, and the other has been married for 25 years.
Everything changes for these men when they meet three women who will cause them to question their lives, choices, and even cause them to commit adultery.
Will the men succumb to their desires?
Available in regions: Japan.
24. Righteous Kill
Rooster and Turk are two ageing NYPD detectives who have been partners for the majority of their careers. They find themselves on the hunt for a serial killer who is murdering sociopathic criminals.
The vigilante killings have similar traits to a past case that they both worked on, causing them to question if they had put an innocent man in prison.
Tensions rise as the stakes become larger.
Will they catch the killer?
Available in regions: Japan.
23. Meet The Fockers
In the first movie, we met Pam’s parents, and in this movie, we get the meet Greg’s parents… The Fockers.
The Fockers are miles apart from Pam’s parents, they are very unconventional and rather “out there” parents. Their antics lead to some hilarious moments that you will never forget.
Pam’s ex-CIA father can’t believe the family his daughter has married into, after all, who calls their child Gaylord Focker?
Available in regions: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, South Korea, and Sweden.
22. The Family
Notorious Mafia boss Fred Manzoni and his family are placed in a witness protection programme and moved to a quiet town in France. However, as you can imagine, they have a very hard time fitting in.
CIA agent Stansfield is assigned to keep them out of trouble, but this is becoming quite a big task when they start to slip into their old ways.
Will they manage to adjust to living a normal life? Or will they end up living the life of crime yet again?
Available in regions: Czech Republic, Spain, and Sweden.
21. Last Vagas
Childhood best friends Billy, Paddie, Archie, and Sam head to Las Vagas to throw Billy a bachelor party after he proposes to his much younger girlfriend.
However, when the group arrives, they quickly realise that Las Vagas wasn’t the place they remembered from all of those decades ago.
Even though they may be out of touch with modern society and everything that now goes on in Vagas, but they are certain about one thing… they are going to take Las Vagas by storm.
Available in regions: Australia, France, Germany, Romania, and Spain.
Stuck in a rut, Joy is still living with her mother who sits in front of the TV all day watching soap operas. This isn’t the life Joy imagined that she would live.
Throughout her life, Joy has had many brilliant ideas but has been unable to capitalise on them due to a lack of funding to get the ideas moving forward.
However, this all changes when her ex-husband’s wealthy girlfriend finds out about an idea that Joy has and offers to fund it.
As you can imagine, this will be no easy path to take, and the industry she is trying to break into isn’t going to make it any easier.
Will Joy manage to escape her boring unfulfilling life?
Available in regions: Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, and the UK.
19. Hands Of Stone
This drama based on real-life events follows the story of Robert Duran, the professional boxer whose debut fight was when he was 16 years of age.
Robert’s career was given a huge boost when he was taken under the guidance of a boxing legend, helping him navigate through the ranks of the boxing world.
He is noted as being one of the greatest boxers of all time, after all, he did manage to beat Sugar Ray Leonard and claimed the WBC Welterweight title. However, he shook the boxing world during a rematch by walking back to his corner saying Uno mas (no more).
This is an excellent film for all boxing fans out there.
Available in regions: Hungary, Poland, and Spain.
In this crime drama, firefighter Brian has always operated under his older brother’s shadow. Struggling all his life to forge his own path and to be recognised for his achievements.
But when the fire station is on the hunt for a serial arsonist, Brian sees this as his chance to shine and to show that he can achieve things on his own.
Will he manage to figure out who is committing these dangerous arson attacks before they escalate?
Available in regions: Belgium, Japan, Poland, and the UK.
17. The Good Shepard
During The Bay Of Pigs, Edward Wilson is head of a covert CIA operation. Edward suspects that there is a leak within the CIA who tipped off Fidel Castro, and he is determined to find out who it was.
As he investigates and gets closer to finding the leak, he has several flashbacks that take him to various points in his life, from his shotgun marriage to his OSS training.
This movie will have you intrigued and will suit those of you who enjoy an exciting thriller.
Available in regions: Belgium, Netherlands, and Turkey.
16. The Score
Professional criminal Nick Wells decides it is time that he leaves the criminal world for good after his last job almost landed him behind bars.
He has dreams of living legitimately with his girlfriend, running a small jazz bar he owns. But, this all changes when he is approached with an opportunity that he will find hard to turn down.
A precious statue is coming to town and one of his acquaintances requires his help.
The question is, who can be trusted?
Available in regions: Lithuania, Portugal, and Romania.
15. Meet The Parents
Male nurse Greg Focker has recently proposed to his long term girlfriend and is due to be married.
However, before they get married, he must first meet her parents and get her fathers approval.
Greg is a good guy, so this won’t be too hard… will it?
What Greg doesn’t know is that his fiancee’s father is a paranoid ex CIA agent who is willing to do whatever it takes to protect his family and his values.
Available in regions: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, South Africa, and South Korea.
14. The Intern
Bored of his retired life, 70-year-old Ben applies for a senior intern position at an online fashion retailer and gets the job.
His new boss Jules Ostin is a driven workaholic who has no intention of giving him any real work to do. However, Jules soon realises that Ben is instrumental and is full of knowledge. An unlikely friendship grows between them both.
Available in regions: Belgium, Brazil, France, Mexico, Poland, South Korea, and Sweden.
A team of ex-special forces operatives are hired to steal a mysterious, heavily guarded suitcase while trying to figure out where each other’s loyalty lies. A web of shifting loyalties sees them fall apart.
This movie is noted for having some of the best car chases ever filmed. It is definitely worth watching if you enjoy an action thriller that will get the blood pumping.
Available in regions: UK.
After discovering an experimental drug that allows him to use 100% of his brain capacity, failed writer Eddie Morra’s life changes forever as he becomes smarter by the minute.
The problem is, his newfound intelligence leaves him a marked man, and business mogul Carl Van Loon wants to use Eddie’s intelligent mind to make billions together.
However, the drug has one flaw, if you stop taking it, you will die a painful death.
Problems occur when the drug supply suddenly stops, leaving Eddie in a race against time.
Available in regions: Canada, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, and the UK.
11. Midnight Run
Jack Walsh, a bounty hunter, is offered $100,000 to transport an accountant from New York City to Los Angeles. This sounds like a straight forward job, but this accountant has embezzled millions from the mob, and they aren’t happy about it.
The accountant isn’t only being hunted by the mob, but by the FBI who are embarrassed that a bounty hunter found him before they did.
Will Jack get the accountant to LA and collect his reward?
Available in regions: Argentina and Romania.
This fantastic family-friendly fairytale see’s Tristan travel into a mysterious part of the world to retrieve a fallen star to woo the girl he wants to marry.
The problem is he isn’t the only one who is hunting for the fallen star, three evil witches are hot on the trail and will stop at nothing to get what they want.
If you want a film that you and the whole family can watch, then you will love this. It’s a great mix of adventure, action, and comedy.
Available in regions: Australia, Belgium, Portugal, Romania, and Spain.
9. Silver Linings Playbook
After spending some time in a mental hospital, Pat moves back home to his parents and tries to win back his wife.
However, things change when he meets a woman who is equally as damaged as he is. The pair develop a love/hate relationship and use it to help each other achieve their ever-changing goals.
Available in regions: Canada, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, South Korea, and the United States.
Set during the 1960s in the Bronx, New York, Doctor Malcolm Sayer is hired at a local psychiatric hospital despite never actually working in one before.
Most of the patients are in a catatonic state bar a few. One day he decides to test out a new experimental drug on one of his patients that causes the patient to awaken from a 30-year long coma.
Dr. Sayer must now help his patient come to terms with life, 30 years after he was last awake.
Available in regions: Iceland, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden.
7. The Untouchables
Set during the 1920’s prohibition-era Chicago, treasury agent Elliot Ness puts together a team to take down notorious mob boss Al Capone and his vast criminal empire.
Based on actual events, this film is easily classed as one of the all-time great movies. With a cast full of A list celebrities, and a very gripping opening scene, you will be pulled in during the first 2 minutes.
Available in regions: Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Japan, South Africa, and Sweden.
6. The Irishman
This movie brings an all-star cast of De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and director Martin Scorsese.
An ageing Hitman, Frank Sheeran looks back on his life in the mob, and the secrets he has kept for the Bufalino crime family. His stories are entwined with his friend Jimmy Hoffers as they recall life during the 1950s to the 1970s.
This is a must-watch for all gangster film fans.
Available in regions: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States.
5. The Joker
Based on Batman’s number 1 nemesis, The Joker. This movie is set years before he locked horns with the caped crusader himself.
Set in 1981, struggling comedian Arthur Fleck battles his demons and spirals into a life of crime, culminating in one of the most shocking moments in film history.
If you are a fan of the Batman movies, this is one to watch. It’s slower-paced but worth watching.
Available in regions: Japan and Sweden.
Set during the 70s and 80s in Las Vegas, the movie follows two mobsters Ace and Nicky who want to move their business to Vegas and to leave their mark on the town.
The two of them run their business very differently. Ace is the smooth-talking one who is involved in the casinos, whereas Nicky spends his time shaking down the locals with his more thug-like behaviour.
The pair have their flaws… drugs and women, these might just cause their downfall.
Available in regions: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, South Africa, and South Korea.
3. Taxi Driver
Ex-Marine Vietnam veteran Travis Bickie now works as a New York taxi driver. Unfortunately for Travis, he has insomnia, so spends his nights working, and his daytimes watching porn in seedy cinemas.
It’s not the life of an ordinary person as you can imagine.
He befriends a child prostitute and decides that he will try and save her from the life she is living. This sends him spiralling into madness.
This psychological thriller is one in a million.
Available in regions: United States.
Smalltime gangster Henry Hill has dreams of making it big. However, his partnership with two other criminals Jimmy and Tommy could be what is holding him back.
As the pair rise up the ranks, they threaten Henry’s progression in the mob.
To progress any further, he will have to stoop low to bring down Jimmy and Tommy, but as you probably know, things don’t always work out in gangster movies.
This film is classed as one of De Niro’s best movies. It was a tough decision between this and 1st place on my list.
Available in regions: Australia, France, Germany, South Africa, South Korea, and Sweden.
1. The Godfather Pt 2
Normally when it comes to sequels, they are never as good as its original. However, The Godfather Pt 2 is the exception and is the best movie from the trilogy if you ask me.
The movie explores the Corleone families routes as it tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and his move to New York in 1910 where his crime family gripped the city.
This is a MUST watch for every movie fan, the story is outstanding and is the reason why this movie has taken the top spot on my list.
Watch it and you will see why.
Available in regions: Brazil, Hong Kong, Hungary, Mexico, Romania, and Singapore.
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Which is your favourite De Niro movie? Did it make the list or is it something else? Let me know in the comments section below.