67. Taxi Driver (1976)
directed by Martin Scorsese
A brooding, eerie story of a madman on the brink, Taxi Driver is a fascinating character study. Robert de Niro’s Travis Bickle is an enigmatic loose cannon, a man looking for an outlet for his rage. Both a simpleton and a symbol for the latent American sense of violence, Bickle simultaneously engages and alienates audiences. In Martin Scorcese’s breakthrough feature, we are invited into society’s dark underbelly, and reminded that it isn’t that far away from our own lives.