Ten Most Popular Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Ever since he first appeared on the big screen via his film debut “This Boy’s Life” in 1992, Leonardo DiCaprio has proven to be one of the most sought-after actors of his generation. DiCaprio has been nominated for an Academy Award five times, and has won two Golden Globe awards. With a career spanning more than two decades, DiCaprio has a long list of movies to his credit. Here are the ten top rated Leonardo DiCaprio movies:
Below are Leonardo DiCaprio movie ratings:
|The Wolf of Wall Street||8.2|
|Catch Me If You Can||8.0|
|What’s Eating Gilbert Drape||7.8|
|Gangs of New York||7.5|
1. Inception (2010)
The science-fiction film directed by Christopher Nolan gave DiCaprio his highest payday yet, as he earned more than $50 million from it. To star in this movie, DiCaprio agreed to a massive pay cut (his talent fee is $20-M per movie) in lieu of a split first-dollar gross arrangement. But since the movie grossed more than $825 million, DiCaprio was able to rake in his highest earnings yet.
2. Django Unchained (2012)
Two years after starring in the critically acclaimed Inception, DiCaprio would take on the role of the villain in Quentin Tarantino’s western flick Django Unchained. Again, the movie earned a lot of praises from the critics and gave the actor his 9th Golden Globe nominations. The movie also earned well, grossing more than $420 million worldwide.
3. The Departed (2006)
This is the most successful collaboration of DiCaprio with director Martin Scorcese, who is his favorite director. It grossed more than $280 million worldwide with a budget of $90 million. In this movie, he played the role of Billy Costigan, a state trooper who worked undercover for an Irish mob. This was well-received by critics and widely regarded as one of the best films of 2006.
4. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
The fifth team-up of DiCaprio with Scorcese was this movie about the life of stockbroker Jordan Belfort who was implicated for securities fraud and money laundering in the late 90s. The role earned him another Oscar nomination for best actor and a Golden Globe award for best actor. It earned nearly $400 million at the box office.
5. Shutter Island (2010)
Another DiCaprio-Scorcese collaboration, this movie was based on the 2003 novel of the same name. In this movie, DiCaprio plays the role of a U.S. marshal who is investigating a psychiatric facility on a remote island. It was another smashing success at the box office, earning $294 million.
6. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
DiCaprio stars with Academy Award winner Tom Hanks in this 2002 hit loosely based on the life of Frank Abagnale Jr., a notorious impostor and check forger in the ‘60s. Directed by Steven Spielberg, it was shot in 147 various locations in less than two months. It was the most successful DiCaprio film after Titanic, grossing more than $350 million worldwide.
7. Blood Diamond (2006)
DiCaprio played the role of a diamond smuggler who gets involved in the Sierra Leone Civil War. He played opposite Jennifer Connelly in this movie, and earned critical acclaim as well as a Golden Globes nomination. It was also a hit earning around $170 million worldwide.
8. What’s Eating Gilbert Drape (1993)
This is one of the earliest movies of DiCaprio, who plays a mentally handicapped brother of the character of Jonny Depp. The film was a resounding success at the box office, taking in more than $10 million in the United States.
A lot of critics also took note of the acting chops of the young DiCaprio, as he was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for his performance.
9. Titanic (1996)
Arguably the most popular movie of DiCaprio is the disaster/romantic movie Titanic, which used to be the highest grossing movie of all-time until it was displaced by Avatar in 2010. Alongside Avatar, this is the only movie to have grossed more than $2 billion worldwide.
Titanic was not only a big hit at the tills; it was also well-received by critics. In fact, it tied the 1950 movie All About Eve for the most number of Oscar nominations (14). It won 11 awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, tying the record of the 1959 film Hur.
DiCaprio played the role of Jack Dawson, a 20-year old penniless artist who falls in love with a 17-year old aristocrat played by Kate Winslett.
10. Gangs of New York (2002)
The first team-up between DiCaprio and Scorcese was this historical movie set in the mid-10th century. DiCaprio plays the role of Amsterdam Vallon, who returns to New York seeking revenge against his father’s killer. It earned $193 million worldwide as well as 10 Oscar nominations.
Indeed, DiCaprio has had a long and fruitful movie career. As this list of the best Leonardo DiCaprio movies has shown, DiCaprio is not only a great actor but a very bankable star in the box-office.