He’s arguably one of the best actors ever, and in this post, we’ll take a closer look at the top 10 movies with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Titanic is the 1997 blockbuster that skyrocketed Leo’s career to superstardom. The fascinating tale of two people falling in love, Jack and Rose, on the doomed Titanic voyage to New York is both gripping and epic.
It was the most expensive film made at the time and DiCaprio really lifted the movie to new heights, something that more than put him on the map as a great actor.
9. Catch Me If You Can
In Catch Me If You Can (2002), DiCaprio portrays the role of Frank Abagnale Jr., one of the most successful con men in American history. He starts out committing check fraud, moves on to become a co-pilot in a large airline company, and ends up becoming a doctor and part-time lawyer, all without any form of qualification.
Tom Hanks plays the FBI detective chasing him and would eventually become one of his best friends. This amazing film is based on a real story!
8. The Wolf Of Wall Street
The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) is another movie in which Leo portrays a real person, namely Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker on Wall Street who had a pretty turbulent life during his glory days.
The story follows the man from his rise to absolute heights, all the way down to a path of criminality that caused his ultimate downfall. His crimes and corruption eventually got him on the radar of the federal government.
7. Django Unchained
Django Unchained (2012) was directed by Quinten Tarantino and is a revival Western that follows the story of a freed slave who attempts to save his wife from a ruthless plantation owner with the help of a German bounty hunter.
As the story explains, only Tarantino could turn this bizarre storyline into an absolute gem of a movie. He got a lot of help from an excellent Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and obviously, Leo who takes on the role of the insane plantation owner.
6. Shutter Island
Shutter Island (2010) is a psychological thriller in which two U.S. Marshalls travel to an island that houses an asylum for the criminally insane. DiCaprio along with his partner Mark Ruffalo will try to solve a mysterious disappearance.
This movie is one of the best performances of DiCaprio ever and keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time, while at the same time leaving you amazed after this intense thriller.
5. Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019) is another Quinten Tarantino movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. He portrays the role of a Hollywood actor who together with his stunt double, played by Brad Pitt, tries to achieve fame and success.
The movie is set in the Golden Age of Hollywood in the year 1969, and this coincides with the horrible murders of the Manson family, two stories that masterfully come together in this classic Tarantino film.
4. Blood Diamond
In Blood Diamond (2006), Leo plays the role of Danny Archer, a troubled man with a dark past who gets himself caught up in the diamond smuggling business during a time of civil unrest in Sierra Leone in Africa.
The story of the movie revolves around a huge diamond that becomes the target of Archer and multiple other shady individuals. Together with a man named Solomon who aims to find his son, he embarks on an epic adventure that changes his life forever.
3. The Revenant
In The Revenant (2015), DiCaprio plays the role of frontiersman Hugh Glass who gets left for dead by his friends in the Alaskan wilderness after being mauled by a grizzly bear.
The setting of the story is in the 1820s and can be described as an epic fight for survival. It’s the movie that finally got Leonardo DiCaprio his first Academy Award win, the first time he won the big prize after losing 4 times before.
2. The Departed
The Departed (2006) is another excellent psychological thriller in which an undercover cop, played by Leo, infiltrates a South-Boston criminal organization, trying to identify a mole inside the police force.
Things get hectic as both men become deeply consumed with their double lives as they fight to uncover the truth. This movie is gripping from beginning to end and you can never guess what will happen next.
Inception (2010) is Christopher Nolan’s ultimate masterpiece (unless Tenet is considered even better) and tells the story of a man who can steal information from people while they are in a subconscious state.
This makes him one of the most important men in the secret world of government espionage, and as a fugitive, he is offered a way out. He needs to find a way to reverse the process and implant an idea into another man’s mind. In this process, they encounter a dangerous enemy who seems to know every step they are about to take!
Only Christopher Nolan and Leonardo DiCaprio could pull off such a masterpiece of a movie!