Surely not a movie for everyone; perhaps the best example of a sociological character study. The insight into a psychopath is quite unsettling yet unfiltered. On one level, it's kind of fascinating, even though it's also exceptionally disturbing.
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Taxi Driver (1976) - A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
"Je n'aime pas dans les vieux films américains quand les conducteurs ne regardent pas la route." - Amelie Poulain ('Amelie') ( [whispering in theater] I like to look for things no one else catches. I hate the way drivers never watch the road in old American movies.)
The Driver, 1978, crime, Walter Hill, Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ronee Blakley, Matt Clark, Felice Orlandi, Joseph Walsh, Rudy Ramos, Denny Macko, Frank Bruno, Will Walker, Sandy Brown Wyeth, Tara King, Richard Carey, Fidel Corona, Victor Gilmour, Nick Dimitri, Bob Minor