7 Must-Watch Movies about Taxi Drivers

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Taxi! (1931)

Roy Del Ruth directed James Cagney as the leader of a group of independent cabbies who takes on a larger, more powerful collective.

Taxi Driver (1954)

Dev Anand was directed by his older brother Chetan in this romantic musical about a do-gooder cab driver in Bombay whose encounters with two women (Kalpana Kartik and Sheila Ramani) change his life.

Taxi Driver (1976)

Robert De Niro starred as Travis Bickle in this psychological drama by Martin Scorsese about a veteran-turned-cabbie's disillusionment with the world and his worsening mental state.

Night on Earth (1991)

The film, directed by Jim Jarmusch, followed five cab drivers in the cities of New York, Los Angeles, Helsinki, Paris and Rome on a single night.

My Son the Fanatic (1997)

Om Puri played a secular Muslim taxi driver in the UK who must contend with the radical views his son (Akbar Kurtha) starts to spout out of the blue in this Udayan Prasad-directed, Hanif Kureishi-scripted film.

Taxi (1998)

Gérard Pirès directed this film about a taxi driver (Samy Naceri) who must aid a police inspector (Frédéric Diefenthal) chase a gang of robbers to get out of trouble himself.

Collateral (2004)

Directed by Michael Mann, the film follows a cab driver (Jamie Foxx) and the assassin (Tom Cruise) he ferries around town one night in Los Angeles.

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