Top 5 Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Fan of Leonardo DiCaprio movies? We look at his top 5 movies, plus there’s a full list of movies the actor has starred in since 1991!(Image Courtesy of Paramount Movies YouTube)

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio, born on 11th November 1974 in Los Angeles, California, began his career in the late 1980s by appearing in television commercials. He is an American actor and film producer. Known for his work in biographical and period films, he receives numerous accolades, including an American Award, a British Academy Film Award, and three Golden Globe Awards. His films have grossed over $7 billion worldwide, and he has been placed eight times in annual rankings of the world’s highest-paid actors.

Titanic (1997)

Official Titanic Trailer from 20th Century Studios (YouTube)

Directed by James Cameron, this epic romance and disaster film features DiCaprio as Jack Dawson. It’s one of his most iconic movie roles and one of the world’s highest-ever grossing films, Approximately $2.202 billion. It was immensely successful and became the highest-grossing film at the time.

After he won a voyage on the RMS Titanic while playing a game of cards, Jack Dawson spots the society girl Rose DeWitt Bukater, who is heading to Philadelphia where she is due to marry her rich and snobbish fiancé Caledon Hockley. Rose feels entrapped by this forthcoming wedding and decides to go to the aft deck of the ship and considers suicide, but Jack comes to her rescue.

Cal feels he should invite Jack to dinner to thank him, but Jack feels out of place alongside the other diners from first class. Jack invites Rose to the third class, where he wants to entertain her with a fun time dancing alongside his friends, which she enjoys immensely.

Rose decides not to go ahead with her intended marriage and asks Jack to draw her portrait in the nude, wearing nothing but a valuable blue diamond gifted to her by Cal. When Cal discovers this, he decides to have Jack locked up. With Jack locked in a cabin, the ship strikes an iceberg and begins to sink. Rose decides to free Jack and flee from Cal as the ship begins to sink into the icy seas.

Inception (2010)

Official Inception Trailer from Warner Bros. UK & Ireland (YouTube)

This science fiction heist thriller, directed by Christopher Nolan, showcases DiCaprio’s performance as Dom Cobb, a professional thief, grossed around $829.9 million.

Dom Cobb, a thief played by Leonardo DiCaprio, possesses the skills to venture into people’s dreams and steal their subconscious secrets. This skill ensures he becomes highly sought after in corporate espionage. Sadly, this causes him to lose everything important to him. To redeem himself, he is offered what would appear to be an impossible task: to insert an idea into someone’s mind. If successful, it could be a perfect crime, but a dangerous enemy could thwart his every move.

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Official The Wolf of Wall Street Trailer from Paramount Pictures (YouTube)

Directed by Martin Scorsese, DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, a wealthy stockbroker. The film was a critical and commercial success grossing around $392 million.

In 1987, Jordan Belfort, played by DiCaprio, took a job at a Wall Street brokerage firm. Using the experience he gained on Wall Street, Belfort opened his brokerage firm, Stratton Oakmont, while still in his 20s. With his trusted friend, Jonah Hill, and a team of brokers, Belfort defrauds wealthy investors and makes his fortune. But while Belfort and his team enjoy a sex and drug-filled life, the SEC and FBI are closing in.

The Revenant (2015)

Official The Revenant Trailer from 20th Century Studios (YouTube)

Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, this film features DiCaprio in his Oscar-winning role as Hugh Glass, a frontiersman. The movie grossed around $533 million.

During his exploration of an unmapped wasteland in 1823, Hugh Glass, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, was attacked by a bear and received near-fatal injuries. A team member, played by Tom Hardy, kills his Son, played by Forrest Goodluck, and abandons him in the wilderness. Glass decides to trek back to civilization employing his survival techniques. Obviously, fill of grief for his Son, he feels he must track down the murderer and seek vengeance for this murderous act and sets off through the snowy wasteland.

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Official Catch Me If You Can Trailer from Paramount Pictures (YouTube) – produced by DreamWorks Pictures

Directed by Steven Spielberg, DiCaprio stars as Frank Abagnale Jr., a con artist. The film was well-received, grossing around $352.1 million.

Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio), a doctor and lawyer, was also a co-pilot for a major airline – and all this before he reached 18 years old. Amongst his other skills, he was also a master of forgery. These skills resulted in becoming a highly successful bank robber at the tender age of 17. Tom Hanks, playing an FBI agent, Carl Hanratty, decides his mission in life will be to track down Frank and bring him to justice once and for all. Frank has other ideas and always remains one step ahead.

Some other early movies DiCaprio starred in!

Leonardo DiCaprio has been in some other blockbuster movies. One of his earliest movies was Basket Ball Diaries, which not only helped DiCaprio continue his path into movie stardom, but the same film also stars Mark Wahlberg, and helped to kick-start his career. Another movie most DiCaprio fans would have liked to have seen in the top 5 list is Blood Diamond. He should have won several awards for his performance, which was outstanding, yet to our surprise, he didn’t.

His acting was superb and the movie is one of the most rewatched on streaming channels when it features. We also have to remember Shutter Island, The Man in the Iron Mask, The Quick and the Dead, The Aviator, and Body of Lies. 

DiCaprio is a great actor; he should have won more awards than he has. He can play varied roles – anything that engages the reader more towards the actor.

Full List of Leonardo DiCaprio Movies to Date

  1. Critters 3 (1991)
  2. Poison Ivy (1992)
  3. This Boy’s Life (1993)
  4. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
  5. Gilbert Grape (1993)
  6. The Quick and the Dead (1995)
  7. The Basketball Diaries (1995)
  8. The Foot Shooting Party (1995)
  9. The Titanic (1997)
  10. The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
  11. The Beach (2000)
  12. Don’s Plum (2001)
  13. The Beach: A Video Diary (2000)
  14. Celebrity (1998)
  15. The Departed (2006)
  16. Blood Diamond (2006)
  17. Revolutionary Road (2008)
  18. Body of Lies (2008)
  19. Shutter Island (2010)
  20. Inception (2010)
  21. J. Edgar (2011)
  22. Django Unchained (2012)
  23. The Great Gatsby (2013)
  24. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  25. The Revenant (2015)
  26. Before the Flood (2016) – Documentary
  27. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
  28. Don’t Look Up (2021)
  29. The Adam Project (2022)

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