Whether it’s playing a lovesick out of work artist (Titanic), the great Howard Hughes (The Aviator) or an elusive impersonator and con-man (Catch Me If You Can), Leonardo DiCaprio has played a number of different roles, and has definitely not fallen into the stereotype fold.
With great performances in some of his earlier movies, like Titanic and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, and more violent roles in later movies like The Departed and Blood Diamond, pretty much everyone loves at least one Leonardo DiCaprio movie, if not most of them.
This is a list of what I feel are the Top 15 Leonardo DiCaprio Movies:
1. Titanic. An out of work artist wins a ticket for the maiden voyage of The Titanic in a card game, falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy family, and struggles for survival as the great ship hits an iceberg and is doomed to sink.
2. Blood Diamond. A fisherman, smuggler and a group of businessmen fight over a priceless diamond.
3. Inception. A unique scenario where technology exists to invade your dreams, a skilled thief takes on the toughest job to date.
4. Shutter Island. A drama set in the mid 1950’s where a US Marshal is searching for a woman who escaped from a mental hospital and who is a killer.
5. The Departed. This is a tense underworld drama with moles being sent in to try and identify undercover agents in a crime organization from both sides of the law.
6. Catch Me If You Can. Leonardo DiCaprio is a clever impersonator and con-man who has the FBI (Tom Hanks) hot on his trail.
7. Gangs Of New York. New York in the 1860’s was a far cry from what it is now, with slums that were controlled by a number of gangs.
8. Revolutionary Road. This is a complex 1950’s relationship movie, with a couple coming to terms with not achieving their dreams, she (Kate Winslet) as a struggling actress, and he (Leonardo DiCaprio) as a man who hates his job.
9. The Beach. An American in Thailand finds a mysterious map that leads to a legendary island paradise. Once thing leads to another, and it ends as murder.
10. The Man In The Iron Mask. In this remake of the classic tale, Leonardo DiCaprio plays both King Louis XIV and his twin brother Philippe, with the king seeking to keep his brother’s existence a secret.
11. The Aviator. Leonardo DiCaprio plays the reclusive movie tycoon and inventor Howard Hughes in this part documentary of Hughes’ life.
12. Romeo And Juliet. This is a modern version of the classic Shakespeare tale, set in the city of Verona, and has a cult following.
13. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. Leonardo DiCaprio plays alongside Johnny Depp, who falls in love, which affects him looking after his brother and mother.
14. Body Of Lies. CIA agents are in pursuit of terrorists operating out of the Middle East. Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe play the lead roles.
15. Marvin’s Room. A heart-wrenching earlier movie with Leonardo DiCaprio and Meryl Streep, with a woman trying to patch up a 20 year feud with her sister so she can get a bone marrow transplant.
Well there you have my top 15 Leonardo DiCaprio movies. Which one is your favorite and why? Did I miss one that you really like? Please leave a comment and let me know.
Internet Movie Database