Leonardo DiCaprio is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after and gifted performers today. However, there is no denying it. He also has a knack for picking fantastic films to star in.
While he has declined to act in a number of excellent films, nearly every film he has chosen to appear in has become one of the finest of the year.
In fact, there are so many fantastic Leonardo DiCaprio films that choosing a few best was difficult. Let’s take a look at our list, and if you want to watch these movies, you can click here.
Leo plays the role of Dom Cobb, who can enter people’s dreams and steal secrets from their subconscious.
Yes, you heard us right. He can enter people’s dreams. His skill has made him a hot commodity in corporate espionage, but he has also given up everything he loves to defeat these people.
However, he gets a chance at redemption. If he can plant an idea in someone’s mind, and that person executes it, that will be a perfect crime. But there is someone who is watching every move Dom makes.
So, will he succeed in the end?
2: The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street is Leonardo DiCaprio’s fifth collaboration with Martin Scorsese and, in my view, his greatest. Leo stars as Jordan Belfort, a stock trader based on a real person who made a fortune trading penny stocks. In reality, this is another DiCaprio and Scorsese biography.
But, unlike The Aviator, which was set in the 1920s and 1940s and starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes, this film was set in the 1980s and had all of the decade’s filthy extravagance. And Leo is simply too convincing as a smarmy Wall Street crook. It was the role he was made for. It’s like the Oliver Stone film Wall Street, but with a lot more action.
1997 is a year we’ll never forget. That was the year when everyone was waving their arms about and proclaiming, ‘I’m the King of the World!’
The film dominated everyone’s talk at the time, owing to Leonardo DiCaprio’s youthful heartthrob status.
The fact that Leo went on to become one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed actors despite appearing in several adolescent fantasy magazines back then speaks much about his talent.
You’ve already heard the story, so we won’t bore you with that.
4: The Revenant
Though it will be remembered as the film in which Leonardo DiCaprio is mauled by a bear, The Revenant is a highly emotional film that is part thriller, half western, and all magnificent.
It also stars Tom Hardy in one of his scariest roles ever. Hugh Glass, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is a frontiersman on the lookout for the man who murdered his Native American kid.
What follows is a terrifying voyage through the horrific Dakotas that I’ve been unable to shake since seeing it in cinemas.
It’s worth noting that this is the part for which Leonardo DiCaprio earned his first Academy Award for Best Actor.
5: Shutter Island
Shutter Island, Leo’s other excellent feature from 2010, is a picture based around its wild twist, which we’ll keep unspoiled today for those who haven’t seen it.
What we will say is that it requires a strong poker face to pull off a mystery with so many moving components without giving anything away or appearing apparent – fortunately, DiCaprio was the right guy for the job.
Shutter Island is unquestionably a masterpiece in the noir mystery genre, thanks to Leo’s ability to shapeshift into whoever he wants and pull off an authentic old-timey detective accent.
6: The Departed
This movie had a wonderful director, fantastic storyline, and seasoned co-talent, which is why it was expected to be one of the best films Leo ever made.
DiCaprio offered a certain degree of complexity to the role of an Irish-Catholic officer, and we loved how realistic it was.
His portrayal of the character worked brilliantly within the context of the tale, and The Departed became one of his career’s greatest pictures.
7: Django Unchained
Django Unchained has all the hallmarks of a Tarantino film—stylistic violence, hilarious banter, and terrific music.
The plot revolves around a slave, Jamie Foxx, who is taught by a bounty hunter, Cristoph Waltz.
After successfully killing three bandits, the two go on a journey to save Django’s wife.
However, the plot revolves around Leo’s plantation owner, Calvin J. Candie, who became so immersed while acting that he sliced his hand for real.
If there could be one movie that could have explained how versatile this star is, that would have been easier.
But, there are too many. And, Frankly, we have understood Leo’s charismatic acting style from the moment we fell in love with him in The Titanic. So, watch these movies and let us know how you’ve liked them.