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Top 20 Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies One Must Watch

Leonardo DiCaprio is an acclaimed American actor and movie producer who rose to international fame after his performance in the 1997 movie, Titanic. Born as Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio, he is the son of Irmelin, a legal secretary and George DiCaprio, an underground comic artist. His mother is a German while his father is of Italian and German descent. He started as a television artist in the children’s series Romper room. By the early 1990s, he was acting regularly on television. He worked hard and gained the attention of the right people and started getting movie offers as well. He made his film debut in the low-budget horror movie Critters 3(1991). He gained worldwide fame with James Cameron’s movie Titanic and considerably increased his female fan –following.

Leonardo started his production company Appian Way Productions in 2004 and many highly rated movies like The Wolf of Wall Street and Shutter Island were produced by this company. Di Caprio is regarded as one of the finest actors of his generation. Several media publications like People, Empire and Harper’s Bazaar have included DiCaprio in their list of the most attractive actors. In 2016, Time magazine included him in the list of 100 most influential people in the world. He was also included in Forbes’ annual list of the world’s highest-paid actors from 2010 to 2016. He has won numerous accolades, including an Academy Award and 3 Golden Globe Awards.

DiCaprio is also a leading proponent of the Climate Change movement. In 1998, he established the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to promote awareness about environmental issues. He is a supporter of various environmental organizations and has worked towards charitable causes.

List of Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies

1.What’s eating Gilbert grape? (1993)

IMDb rating: 7.7/10

Director: Lasse Hallström

Genre: Drama

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape ? is a 1993 coming-of-age movie in which a young man Gilbert Grape( Johnny Depp) tries to find happiness for himself even as he tries to care for his obese mother and developmentally disabled younger brother Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio).

2.Romeo + Juliet ( 1996)

IMDb rating: 6.8/10

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Genre: Romance/ Drama

This movie is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy of the same name set in the modern suburb of Verona.

3.Titanic (1997)

IMDb rating: 7.9/10

Director: James Cameron

Genre: Romance/ Drama

This is a romantic drama showing the sinking of the ship RMS Titanic during its maiden voyage. This movie received significant commercial and critical success worldwide.

4.Catch Me If You Can ( 2002)

IMDb rating: 8.1/10

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama

The movie is based on a book of the same name by Frank Abagnale Jr. who claimed that he had successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars and that too at a very young age. The movie was released in 2002 to critical and commercial success.

5.Gangs of New York ( 2002)

IMDb rating: 7.5/10

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genre: Crime/ Drama

The movie revolves around Amsterdam Vallon, an Irish immigrant who returns to New York City to seek revenge against Bill the Butcher, a rival gang leader who killed his father.

6.The Aviator (2004)

IMDb rating: 7.5/10

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genre: Biography/ Drama

This movie depicts the life of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes. This is a spectacular movie that has received critical and commercial success.

7.Blood Diamond ( 2006)

IMDb rating: 8/10

Director: Edward Zwick

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Set amid a civil war in Sierra Leone, the lives of a fisherman, a smuggler and a reporter cross each other in the quest for a priceless diamond.

8.The Departed (2006)

IMDb rating: 8.5/10

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

This movie is about an undercover cop and a mole in the police as they attempt to unravel each other’s identity. It received several accolades including four Oscars at the 79th Academy Awards.

9.Revolutionary Road ( 2008)

IMDb rating: 7.3/10

Director: Sam Mendes

Genre: Drama, Romance

This movie is an adaptation of a 1961 novel of the same name by Richard Yates and shows the life of a young couple who struggle with their problems as they raise their kids.

10.Inception (2010)

IMDb rating: 8.8/10

Director: Christopher Nolan

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

The movie is about a thief who infiltrates the dreams of his targets and steals information. He is given the offer to implant an idea into the subconscious of his target in return for a chance to get his criminal history erased.

11.Django Unchained (2012)

IMDb rating: 8.4/10

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Genre: Drama

The movie is a tribute to the 1966 Italian film Django by Sergio Corbucci. The story is about a black man who trains under a German bounty hunter in the hope of reuniting with his wife.

12.The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

IMDb rating: 8.2/10

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime

The movie is based on Jordan Belfort’s memoir of the same name and is about Belfort’s career as a Wall Street broker and how he makes tons of money even though his means are illegal.

13.The Revenant (2015)

IMDb rating: 8/10

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

The movie is based on the 2002 novel The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke and is about a series of events in the life of American frontiersman Hugh Glass in 1823.

14.Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019)

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Genre: Comedy, Drama

The movie is about a fading television star and his stunt double as they try to achieve fame and success. The movie received ten nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards, winning two and numerous other accolades.

15.Don’t Look Up ( 2021)

IMDb rating: 7.2/10

Director: Adam McKay

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-fi

Two scientists discover a comet heading towards the earth triggering what they think of as a major crisis.

16.The Beach (2000)

IMDb rating: 6.6/10

Director: Danny Boyle

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance

While in Thailand, a young man discovers a strange map with rumors that it leads to a beach of pure bliss. He sets out on a journey to the mysterious place only to find trouble there.

17.Shutter Island (2010)

IMDb rating: 8.2/10

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Two US marshals are sent to an asylum on a remote island to investigate the disappearance of a patient where they uncover murky secrets.

18.J.Edgar (2011)

IMDb rating: 6.5/10

Director: Clint Eastwood

Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance

This movie is a biographical movie based on the career of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. DiCaprio’s performance was widely praised and the movie grossed $84 million worldwide.

19.The Great Gatsby (2013)

IMDb rating: 7.2/10

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Genre: Drama, Romance

The movie is based on the 1925 novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The movie depicts the story of millionaire Jay Gatsby and his neighbor Nick Carraway.

20.The Man In The Iron Mask (1998)

IMDb rating: 6.5/10

Director: Randall Wallace

Genre: Action, adventure, drama

The movie stars DiCaprio in the dual role as the title character and is loosely based on Alexander Dumas’ D’Artagnan Romances. The movie drew mixed reviews but it grossed $183 million worldwide.

This is the list we have curated for fans of Leonardo DiCaprio and we hope you will enjoy watching these movies.

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