You could write a book about the films of Robert De Niro (and there are several), but the most memorable for gay fans must include:
1. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973): buddy-bonding between two baseball players, one dying an incurable disease.
2. Mean Streets (1973): buddy-bonding between two Italian-American hoods, De Niro and Harvey Keitel.
3. 1900 (1976): buddy-bonding between two Italian boys, one rich, one poor (De Niro, Gerard Depardieu). Their three-way encounter with a woman features frontal nudity.
4. Taxi Driver (1976): Travis Bickle becomes a vigilante, and rescues lesbian Jody Foster. Mega beefcake.
5. New York, New York (1977): "Lullaby of Broadway" romance between De Niro and gay fave Liza with a Z.
6. Raging Bull (1980): De Niro as a self-destructive boxer. Beefcake.
7. The Mission (1986): buddy-bonding in 18th century South America, between a Jesuit priest and a reformed slave trader (Jeremy Irons, De Niro).
8. Midnight Run (1988): Bounty hunter De Niro and prisoner Charles Grodin become the hunted.
9. We're No Angels (1989): Escaped cons De Niro and Sean Penn hide out as priests.
10. A Bronx Tale (1993): Father (De Niro) disapproves of his son's friendship with a gangster (Chazz Palminteri).
11. Flawless (1999): Homophobic cop (De Niro) moves in next door to a drag queen.
Sorry, I ran out of room in 1999. There's another 14 years to go.