The Top Five Cab Drivers in Movie History

TVOvermind | 10/12/2017 | Nat Berman
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It takes all types of characters to make a movie interesting. One variety of character you may have come across in movies is cab drivers. These may have the main role in a film or simply play a role that is relevant to the storyline. In fact, it might surprise you if you take the time to think about and realize just how many movies do feature a cab driver. Here are five of the most memorable cab drivers in movie history.

This is a neo-noir psychological thriller that was directed by Martin Scorsese. It was written by Paul Schrader and starred Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Leonard Harris, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, and Peter Boyle. It is set in New York City after the Vietnam War and is about a socially malfunctioning loner who is a cab driver who befriends an underage prostitute. This movie won the 19756 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for four Academy Awards. In 1994, it was selected by the US Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry.

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This English-language French science-fiction movie was released in 1997. It was directed and co-written by Luc Besson. The movie is set in the 23rd-century and is a story about a cab driver who becomes responsible for the survival of planet Earth. This was a massive commercial success as it grossed $263 million at the box office on a budget of $90 million. Until the release of ‘The Intouchables’ in 2011,...
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