Top 10 Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies

The Top Ten
1 Inception

DiCaprio's performance was flawless. This is the perfect movie, and it isn't just because of DiCaprio's acting, although his tone of voice was perfect, as were his body language, and character. His character is well developed, and there is a love story between him and Marion Cotilard that rivals the one of titanic. But the main reason I voted for this is not just because of dicaprio, it is because this is the best and most flawless movie ever. Perfect music, acting (not just dicaprio but the other actors as well), plot, and it is so emotional, brainy, and just so amazing and can't really describe the whole dream-within-a-dream concept and how Nolan excecuted it perfectly, so if you haven't seen it you really are missing out, and you really need to watch it. Go ahead, stop reading this, WATCH IT!

The movie was a great brain exercise. Nolan direction was outstanding, Zimmer's soundtrack made it more emotional and Dicaprio's excellent performance made the movie even better. This is Dicaprio's best on screen performance ever!

2 The Departed

One of Leo's best performances, as well as the best film he's ever done without considering his character. The deep plot, powerful performances, and perfect directing make it his strongest films- his character's infiltration into the mob, perfectly capturing the anxiety and dread he fills and mastering a Boston accent makes it one of his best performances.

I think this movie was when Leo stopped playing his role as a pretty boy, and became a real elite actor(maybe after blood diamond). Probably his best movie, and then the wolf of Wall Street. Inception was good, but it was more of a entertaining, and "cool" then it was incredible acting, like The Departed.

Nicholson, Dicaprio and Damon- Put these three in a fil with Scorsese's direction and you see the gripping, classic mob movie. And how dare anyone put this behind titanic?

3 Titanic

Nothing on Earth can rival the epic spectacle and breathtaking grandeur of Titanic, the sweeping love story that sailed into the hearts of moviegoers around the world, ultimately emerging as the most popular motion picture of all time. Leonardo DiCaprio and Oscar-nominee Kate Winslet light up the screen as Jack and Rose, the young lovers who find one another on the maiden voyage of the "unsinkable" R.M.S. Titanic. But when the doomed luxury liner collides with an iceberg in the frigid North Atlantic their passionate love affair becomes a thrilling race for survival. From acclaimed filmmaker James Cameron comes a tale of forbidden love and courage in the face of disaster that triumphs as a true cinematic masterpiece.

Amazing story, plot and characters! James Cameron did and outstanding job for this film. This movie shows that humanity can be cruel and don't live on expectations. After all the Titanic was sinkable. Leo and Kate should've both won an Oscar for this film. I will always remember Titanic because at the end of it, the film had me crying an ocean of tears. Everything really fit in, especially Celine Dion's song 'My Heart will go on.' We all know that "We'll never let go..."

4 The Wolf of Wall Street

I love Inception but I'd actually list that number two because The Wolf Of Wall Street is so big. Everything you could possibly imagine is a part of this movie. Sex, drugs, money, crime and more. Very entertaining, very moving, and very inspiring. I literally wanted to be Jordan Belfort after I'd watched the whole movie!

I can't choose the best movie of DiCaprio because he acts so well in every movie. I choose this movie as his best because I don't think I would have liked this movie if not for DiCaprio. I'm still figuring out why I like this movie, and Leonardo's acting seems to be the main reason.

Who would forget about the most entertaining movie Leo did. He got this one hard time because every second the spotlight is on him. I call this as a one man show, and Leo probably did well at handling this kind of responsibility.

5 Catch Me If You Can

This one is better than Departed. This a thriller actually. DiCaprio mind bending, Tom hanks is a true legend as always. This one should be just below Shutter Island. I watched Departed but this should be on top of that. Way better than departed. Starts off slow, after that your mouth just says Whoa, ooh, holy movie

All emotions are felt in this movie, and that is because of leo's exceptional acting skills. Humor, hate, acceptance, love, friendship and betrayal. Such an amazing movie, I will never forget this

Easily one of the best DiCaprio roles and movies. One of the reasons was nothing could hold him down, examples are he could almost be whatever he wanted to, he could fool the FBI, and date whoever he wanted to.

6 Blood Diamond

Wonderful performance from an American actor of a South African. Americans actors just can't do white South Africans and their performances are generally laughably unrealistic parodies of the South African persona and accent. Leonardo is one of the best actors in the world. He really lives his characters.

This is one of the best movies I've ever watched. The heart touching scenes that he brings forth with his character just truly makes this movie amazing, and life like. This is a true story that really expresses the circumstances around the character Leo plays.

Great story, amazing acting love to see how the story unfolds, has some heart touching emotional moments and definitely wonderful direction. The movie keeps you engage and takes you to the real world...

7 Django Unchained

Django Unchained is an amazing movie. lots of action and awesome scenes plus an entire scene improvised by Dicaprio which involved him slicing his hand and then improvising uses his own spilt blood into the scene by wiping it on the actress Kerry Washington's face with his own blood out of his very hand. This movie is an amazing Drama

I can see that this isn't the best movies he's played in, but only because he wasn't throughout the whole movie.
However, how many people can get hurt like he did in that epic moment with the skull and still continue despite ACTUALLY BLEEDING. that's when you KNOW you have a GREAT actor.

It's a fantastic film with an extraordinary waltz and foxx. tarantino is a legend!

8 Shutter Island

I really cannot choose what film of dicaprio is the best! All of his movies I believe that are awesome! I love inception, titanic, the departed, the blood diamond, the aviator and more but I choose the shutter island for only one reason. Leonardo's acting was EXCELLENT, AWESOME, GREAT! I'm speechless of his performance! Congratulations Mr. Dicaprio... You are one of the BEST actors out there! Thank you of making that great movies and performances!

The best of Leo's acting can be witnessed here, great screenplay. This is the best mystery thriller. You imagine a better thriller than this. Ultimate storyline, director has done a tremendous job. Every Leo fan must watch it. I like this more than inception. This must be in the first place. This deserves to be number 1

What to say about that movie? All perfect! The story, acting, direction, music, atmoshpere... The best perfomance of dicaprio. I cannot say that shutter island is the best movie of him because there and other diamonds... Inception, titanic, the departed, blood diamond, django unchained... But in that movie he gave his best perfomance... What an acting!

9 The Revenant

You cannot take your eyes away from this masterpiece. You feel like you are actually there... That bear scene is already a classic scene! Also Dicaprio offers us his best performance! While you are watching this movie you cannot recognise Dicaprio, you see only Hugh Glass and that is real acting. He absolutely deserves the oscar this year and he will win it. My favorite performance by him. Finally we don't need to talk about the direction, cinematography, costumes,make-up and of course Hardy, all perfect.

The one defining reason that this movie should be in the top 3, is because he finally after all the excellent performances he finally got the oscar. Not saying this is one of his best movies would just be ridiculous

Oh God that bear scene! How did they do that? And congrats to Dicaprio for his best performance, he will win the oscar!

10 The Great Gatsby

This movie is haunting, every frame of the movie is captivating. Toby maguire, he is breath taking. Leo as usual, he does it in his own style. The climax leaves you deserted and moaning, such a sad ending. The screenplay, the plot and cast everybit is mind blowing. don't miss watching this movie. It must have been in top 3

It's one of those movies that just make you fall in love with the characters and I absolutely fell in love with Leonardo, I would definitely recommend watching this.

The Great Gatsby is the most amazing movie I've ever seen with Leonardo DiCaprio! I loved the plot, I loved the scene. The movie has so much passion, romance and a lot more. BEST MOVIE EVER

The Newcomers

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The Contenders
11 What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Once I learned that he in fact, was the one ACTING as a mentally challenged kid, I had to watch it again & ok, again. Fantastic Leo...this is the flim in which I fell "In Love" with him. I wanted and couldn't wait to see what he was going to do next, just because I kinda of...just knew this guy is & did become something so special in the world of film & actors

Seriously thought that this is probably the best film he did, he played his character amazingly and I thought if he were to get an oscar for one of his films it should be this one!

His performance in this movie was astonishing, people really thought he was an autistic actor. He overshadowed Depp in one of his first, if not debut movie.

12 Gangs of New York

I love this movie... Ever

13 The Aviator

Good story, but in The Aviator Leo is sublime. For me in this movie is for Oscar. Why? Because in life I want believe a miracole, for me this life is fire creation and Leo live perfect this ideal. He us such a brilliant actor, but I cannot describe what this genius feel:love, dream, ideal, lucidity, light, universe, model of word, master in art, majestic, unlimited fire creations, one word: THIS IS LIFE!

Extremely impressed by Leo's acting in this movie. Absolutely on spot! And great film overall, as well (particularly Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn)

This is one of the best movie, don't know how come titanic can be better placed than the aviator. Leo's best performance.

14 William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet

Incredible movie and terrific performances by both Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as well as all of the supporting cast. One of the better Shakespeare adaptations around and most certainly one of the best Romeo and Juliet adaptations!

The BEST movie ever with Leonardo Dicaprio in it! My all time favorite movie. He was the perfect actor for this role and I really thought he embraced his character Romeo very well. Everything about this movie was amazing and it's in my top 5 of all time favorite movies

I love all of leonardo dicaprio's movies but his performance in William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet just blew me away. This phenomenon is a touching, heart wrenching movie Which had me fixated from the get go. I definitely recommend it.

15 The Beach

Good book, good film
And he looks hot as hell
And it's a danny boyle film so it deserves to be up there too. Great moby song as the soundtrack and the element of truth that we do go abroad and wind up doing the same

This movie made me really happy, I don't know why but it was really good just watch it you have too!

I agree, we always do the same thing and bring the comforts of home with us. The soundtrack is beautiful and reminds me of memories from summer time. I hope I find my paradise! :-)

16 This Boy's Life

His performance in this film is quite something. His portrayal of bullied by his stepfather (Robert De Niro) is utterly convincing. It makes me cry throughout because you can feel the sheer frustration in him that can only come from being a truly great actor.

Convincing acting as always by Leo but this movie depressed the hell out of me. The Basketball Diaries was not great, but was significantly better than this.

Should be top 10! Great Movie! Great Acting! I think this has got to be the best acting Iv seen from Leo and despite so early in his career!

17 Revolutionary Road

One of Leonardo DiCaprio's most underrated movies. Excellent film, though, and both Leo and Kate's acting just blew me away!

So underrated movie but for me it is one of his best with an oscarworthy performance...and also Kate was perfect...

They are both amazing actors and this was a great film!

18 The Basketball Diaries

One of his best performance.Definitely deserves to be in top 5.
It was a dream, not a nightmare, a beautiful dream I could never imagine in a thousand nods. There was a girl next to me who wasn't beautiful until she smiled and I felt that smile come at me in heat waves following, soaking through my body and out my finger tips in shafts of color and I knew somewhere in the world, somewhere, that there was love for me.

You can see more Leo, best performance.

How is this not in the top 10!?

19 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Definitely should be higher. One of his best performances.

20 The Quick and the Dead

I Love westerns & this is a Fave !

21 Body of Lies

One of the finest performance by DiCaprio.. brilliant plot and great execution..

22 Marvin's Room
23 Total Eclipse

While I don't think this is his best film, I found it very interesting and recommend it.

24 The Man in the Iron Mask

Definitely need to watch this, no matter what kind of genre you like. Best movie ever!

25 Don's Plum
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