Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are two of the greatest movie stars of all times. By the same token, both celebrities share a friendship even out of the big screen. And in various opportunities De Niro and Al Pacino have joined their talent to produce major movie hits.
So here is a list of 11 of the movies they did, kind of simultaneously and sometimes together.
1. The Godfather Part II – Year: 1974 – Director: Francis Ford Coppola
The sequel to “The Godfather” Traces the problems of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in 1958 and that of a young immigrant Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro) in 1917’s Hell’s Kitchen. In which Vito emerges in a life full of crimes.
2. Taxi Driver – Year: 1976 – Director: Martin Scorsese
Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) takes a job as a taxi driver in New York City while doing his job he meets pretty campaign worker Betsy (Cybill Shepherd) and becomes obsessed with the idea of saving the world.
Dog Day Afternoon – Year: 1975 – Director: Sidney Lumet
Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino) leads a bank robbery in Brooklyn, but because of his inexperience things turn wrong quickly, and a hostage situation develops.
3. The Dear Hunter – Year: 1978 – Director: Michael Cimino
Lifelong friends, Michael (Robert De Niro), Nick (Christopher Walken) and Steven (John Savage) decide to go on one final hunting trip, and of course, things get complicated.
And Justice For All – Year: 1979 – Director: Norman Jewison
Satirical drama in which an idealistic lawyer (Al Pacino) that defends those trapped in the hypocritical and corrupt system. Until he is the one in trouble.
4. Ranging Bull – Year: 1980 – Director: Martin Scorsese
The story of a middleweight boxer (Robert De Niro) as he rises through ranks to earn his first shot at the middleweight crown. Eventually, he falls in love with a beautiful girl from the Bronx, but he has an inability to express his feelings. And of course, this is never right.
Cruising – Year: 1980 – Director: Wiliam Friedkin
A psychopath is scouring New York City gay clubs and viciously slaying homosexuals. Detective Steve Burns (Al Pacino) is ordered to don leather attire, hang at the city’s S&M joints and keep an eye out for the killer. But, as he indulges into the case he feels identified with the environment.
5. The Untouchables – Year: 1987 – Director: Brian De Palma
After building an empire with bootleg alcohol, the well-respected crime boss Al Capone (Robert De Niro) rules Chicago with no mercy. He is threatened several times by some police officers, but none succeed.
Scarface – Year: 1983 – Director: Brian De Palma
After assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana (Al Pacino) gets a green card. Later on, he takes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state.
6. Goodfellas – Year: 1990 – Director: Martin Scorsese
A young man deals with the mob and works very hard to find his way to the top. Eventually, he makes it and enjoys a life full of money and luxury. But with his drug addiction and a few mistakes, things get complicated.
Sea Of Love – Year: 1989 – Director: Harold Becker
Troubled New York City detective Frank Keller (Al Pacino) investigates a serial killer who finds victims using personal ads in a magazine and leaves the song “Sea of Love” playing at his crime scenes. Keller merges so much into the case that things with his personal life get all mixed up.
7. Movie Title: Cape Fear – Year: 1991 – Director: Martin Scorsese
Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte) is the lawyer that exposes Max Cady (Robert De Niro), a violent sex offender. Max, goes to prison for 14 years. But once he is released he goes after Sam.
The Godfather Part III – Year: 1990 – Director: Francis Ford Coppola
As Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) ages, he finds that being the head of the Corleone crime family isn’t getting any easier. And now he wants everyone out of the mafia. But of course, that is not as easy as it might sound.
8. A Bronx Tale – Year: 1993 – Director: Robert De Niro
As he grows into a teenager on the streets of the Bronx in the socially turbulent 1960s, Calogero (Lillo Brancato) gets taken under the wing of neighborhood mobster Sonny (Chazz Palminteri). Sonny initiates the boy into the ways of gangland life, in direct conflict with his straight-arrow bus driver father (Robert De Niro).
Scent Of A Woman – Year: 1992 – Director: Martin Brest
Frank is a retired Lt. Col. in the US Army. He is blind, and nobody gets along with him, because of his terrible humor. Charlie is at school and is looking forward to going to college. To help pay for a trip home for Christmas, he agrees to look after Frank over Thanksgiving. This task is no easy money, for sure.
9. Casino – Year: 1995 – Director: Martin Scorsese
The movie takes place in Las Vegas, in the early 1970’s. A low-level mobster Sam “Ace” Rothstein (Robert De Niro) gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, it is a success, but things will get more and more complicated.
Carlito’s Way – Year: 1993 – Director: Brian De Palma
After spending years in prison Carlito Brigante (Al Pacino) is finally set free. And he decides to stay away from the criminal life. But it isn’t long before he finds his way into illegal problems.
10. Heat – Year: 1995 – Director: Michael Mann
Master criminal Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) is planning his one last big heist before retiring. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Hanna (Al Pacino) is tracking down McCauley while he tries to deal with his chaotic personal life.
11. Jackie Brown – Year: 1997 – Director: Quentin Tarantino
When a flight attendant is busted for smuggling money for her arms dealer boss a group of agents and detectives, try to bring her down.
The Devil’s Advocate – Year: 1997 – Director: Taylor Hackford
Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) is an aspiring defense lawyer from Florida. He accepted a high-powered position in a New York law firm. Headed by legal shark John Milton (Al Pacino).