Taxi Driver

Martin Scorsese

Robert De Niro is widely accepted as the father of method acting and it all began with this movie, where he played the role of Travis Bickle, an ex-Marine who after serving in Vietnam drives cabs for a living in New York. Martin Scorsese delves deep into the mind of his protagonist who can never truly shake off the feeling of being a misfit in society and becomes increasingly disgusted with the dark truths of the city, which he encounters during his night rides. De Niro's embodiment of the character is one that grabs you by the gut and never lets go. Accompanied by Scorsese's fascinating camera work and the way he has depicted the big bad city, Taxi Driver will always continue to be a cult movie and a landmark of 1970s Hollywood.