De Niro, Hackman, Hoffman, Nicholson and Pacino...a journey

I was just going to watch as many "essential" works by these fine actors as I could - however I have decided if you're gonna do something properly then you should watch them all. So that's the plan. Minus docs and shorts. Oh and I've thrown in the odd notable film from the likes of Robert Duvall and James Caan.
I will review all films in the traditional way, if I remember I will so comment specifically on the actors performance in a pithy way in the notes within this list.
*I decided to skip Dustin Hoffman's (apparently) brief debut in The Tiger Makes Out 1967, as I couldn't find it anywhere. Same goes for Gene Hackman's Banning, 1967.

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  • The Cry Baby Killer
  • Too Soon to Love
  • The Wild Ride
  • The Little Shop of Horrors
  • Studs Lonigan
  • The Broken Land
  • The Raven
  • The Terror
  • Ensign Pulver
  • Flight to Fury
  • Lilith
  • Back Door to Hell
  • The Shooting
  • Hawaii
  • Ride in the Whirlwind
  • First to Fight
  • A Covenant with Death
  • Hells Angels on Wheels
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • The Tiger Makes Out
  • Banning
  • The Graduate
  • Psych-Out
  • Madigan's Millions
  • The Split
  • Head
  • Greetings
  • Sam's Song
  • Riot
  • The Wedding Party
  • Easy Rider
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • Me, Natalie
  • The Rain People
  • The Gypsy Moths
  • Downhill Racer
  • Marooned
  • John and Mary
  • Bloody Mama
  • Rebel Rousers
  • Hi, Mom!
  • On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • I Never Sang for My Father
  • Little Big Man
  • Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?
  • Doctors' Wives
  • The Panic in Needle Park
  • The Point
  • Carnal Knowledge
  • The Hunting Party
  • A Safe Place
  • The French Connection
  • Jennifer on My Mind
  • Born to Win
  • The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight
  • Straw Dogs
  • Cisco Pike
  • The Godfather
  • Prime Cut
  • Alfredo, Alfredo
  • The King of Marvin Gardens
  • The Poseidon Adventure
  • Scarecrow
  • Bang the Drum Slowly
  • The Outfit
  • Mean Streets
  • Serpico
  • The Last Detail
  • Papillon
  • The Conversation
  • Zandy's Bride
  • Chinatown
  • The Gambler
  • Lenny
  • Young Frankenstein
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Freebie and the Bean
  • The Passenger
  • Tommy
  • French Connection II
  • The Fortune
  • Night Moves
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Bite the Bullet
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Lucky Lady
  • Taxi Driver
  • All the President's Men
  • The Missouri Breaks
  • 1900
  • Marathon Man
  • The Last Tycoon
  • The Domino Principle
  • A Bridge Too Far
  • New York, New York
  • March or Die
  • Bobby Deerfield
  • Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back
  • Straight Time