Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepherd, Jodie Foster

“You talkin’ to me? Well, I’m the only one here.” You know the quote, but do you know the classic movie it comes from? Taxi Driver follows disturbed loner Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) as he takes a job as a New York City cab driver and becomes increasingly detached from reality. He eventually turns his attention to campaign worker Betty (Cybill Shepherd), and plans to “save the world” by assassinating a presidential candidate and rescuing twelve-year-old prostitute Iris (Jodie Foster). From the plot synopsis alone, it’s clear that Taxi Driver isn’t the most easygoing viewing, but for those who can stomach the darkness at its center, it’s a fascinating character study into the psyche of post-Vietnam America. Taxi Driver of course also boasts a career best performance from De Niro, and an early star-making performance from Foster, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Taxi Driver is dark, disturbing, and one of Martin Scorsese’s best films.