Top 5 Leonardo DiCaprio Movies


From making his name as a child actor in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, to becoming a teen heartthrob in Titanic, to becoming a well-regarded serious actor as an adult, Leo has done it all (well, except win an Oscar...ouch)! Have a look at our Top 5 Leonardo DiCaprio Movies to see which films are Leo’s best and most successful!

1) Titanic

Titanic - arms open at front of boat
  • A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage
  • Nominated for fourteen Academy Awards, it tied All About Eve for the most Oscar nominations by a single film
  • Won eleven Academy Awards, including the awards for Best Picture and Best Director, tying Ben Hur for the most Oscars won by a single film
  • With an initial worldwide gross of over $1.84 billion, it was the first film to reach the billion-dollar mark
  • The studios wanted Matthew McConaughey, but James Cameron insisted on Leonardo DiCaprio

2) The Departed

The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Irish Mob boss "Frank" Costello plants Colin Sullivan as a mole within the Massachusetts State Police. Simultaneously, the police assign undercover state trooper William "Billy" Costigan to infiltrate Costello's crew
  • Won four Oscars at the 79th Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director (Scorsese), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing
  • The only remake of a foreign film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture
  • Grossed $289,835,021 worldwide, of which $132,384,315 was from North America
  • Mark Wahlberg based his performance on the police officers who'd arrested him about two dozen times in his youth, and the reactions of his parents who had to come bail him out with their grocery money.

3) Inception

Inception - Leonardo DiCaprio sitting with gun
  • Tells the story of a thief who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO
  • Nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay
  • Won four Oscars, including Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects
  • Has grossed over $800 million worldwide becoming the 45th-highest-grossing film of all time
  • Currently the 14th highest ranked film on (8.8/10 stars)

4) The Aviator

Aviator - Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Depicts the life of Howard Hughes, an aviation pioneer, between the late 1920s and 1940s, during which time Hughes became a film producer and an aviation magnate while growing more unstable due to obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actor for DiCaprio
  • Won five Oscars for Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction and Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Won Golden Globes for Best Film, Best Original Score, and Best Actor for DiCaprio
  • First film by director Martin Scorsese to gross over $100 million in the U.S

5) The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street - Leonardo DiCaprio on a boat
  • Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government
  • Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Dicaprio
  • DiCaprio won the Golden Globe for Best Actor
  • Both the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute included the film in their list of top ten films of 2013
  • The 'f' word and its numerous conjugations are said 569 times, making this the film with the most uses of the word in a main-stream, non-documentary film

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