Another film in the dream/reality category, Taxi Driver is a violent look at what happens to veterans. Travis Bickle can’t escape what he saw in Vietnam and can’t sleep, so he drives a cab instead. After trying to assassinate a senator and rescue a teen prostitute, he gets involved in a shootout and is hailed a hero. But is he?
Some think that the end scene depicting Travis as a hero are his dying thoughts. Whether it’s during the shootout, or when he puts his index finger against his head and pulls the trigger, is up for debate. But there’s no way he gets a happy ending like he does in the end. It doesn’t make sense.