Let’s discover together in this dedicated article the top 10 of the best films by the famous Hollywood actor, Leonardo DiCaprio. From a young premise of the big screen, thanks to the film Happy Birthday Mr. Grape, to Hollywood successes such as Titanic, The Aviator, Shutter Island and The Revenant – Revenant
From child prodigy to the big Hollywood podium. Thus we introduce the well-known face of Leonardo DiCaprioconsidered today one of the most versatile actors on the cinema scene. Born in Los Angeles on November 11, 1974, he boasts a long list of successes and great partnerships; managing over time to achieve fame and great acting credibility, thanks to his unmistakable style in characterizing his characters.
Whether he is an aviator in The Aviatoran explorer in the Wild West in The Revenantor a thief of dreams in InceptionDiCaprio is the profound testimony of great versatility and understanding of art in interpretation.
Let’s discover together below the top 10 of the best films played by the Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
10- Happy Birthday Mr. Grape (1993)| the top 10 of Leonardo DiCaprio’s best films
First to enter this list of the top 10 of the best films starring Leonardo DiCapriowith the film that consecrated the success of the young prodigy, that is; Happy Birthday Mr. Grape. Born in 1993 directed by Lasse Hallström; DiCaprio immediately put his great acting skills to the test by playing a boy with a disability at just 18 years old.
Based on the novel of the same name by Peter Hedges; after the death of his father, Glibert Grape (Johnny Depp) took care of his younger brother Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio), who suffers from autism. Overwhelmed by great responsibilities, the young man doesn’t seem to be able to find a shred of serenity in his existence. But when young Becky comes their way; a breath of fresh air is released into their lives.
In addition to Leonardo DiCaprio, the aforementioned cast is present Johnny Depptogether with Juliette Lewis; Mary Steenburgen; e Crispin Glover.
9 – Titanic (1997) | the top 10 of Leonardo DiCaprio’s best films
It’s impossible not to mention the colossal directed by among the best films James Cameron, Titanic. Released in 1997, it immediately became a record-breaking film and one of the best-known cult films. Inspired by the shipwreck of the ocean liner of the same name; the story of focuses on the most passionate love story ever known until now. The penniless young Jack Dawson in search of fortune finds himself aboard the precious Titanic, considered the most luxurious ship ever built. It will then be the meeting with the wealthy Rose DeWitt Bukater that completely changes the plans and the cards on the table.
A love story that has entered the collective imagination of all generations. Winner of 11 Oscar Awards (including Best Film and Best Director), is still considered a milestone of pop culture today. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet appear as protagonists.
8-The Aviator (2004)| the top 10 of Leonardo DiCaprio’s best films
Between the associations occurred during his career, the name of the director appears Martin Scorsese. After the first collaboration which took place in Gangs of New York; The Aviator it ranks as the second successful film born from the brilliant collaboration between Scorsese and DiCaprio.
Film from 2004, the story focuses on the legendary Howard Hughes; billionaire, airplane enthusiast, as well as director and film producer who managed (albeit at a high price) to make it big in Hollywood and change the world of aviation. A character that remained imprinted in his mind, so much so that he obtained his second Oscar nomination as best leading actor.
In addition to Leonardo DiCaprio, they appear in the cast Cate Blanchett, Kate BeckinsaleGwen Stefani, John C.Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Jude LawIan Holm.
7- The Departed – Good and Evil (2006)| the top 10 of Leonardo DiCaprio’s best films
Always under the director’s signature Martin Scorsese, The Departed – Good and evil; deserves to be mentioned in the list of best Leonardo DiCaprio films. Between twists and narrative turns capable of captivating the viewer; the film is characterized by the psychological intensity of digging deep into nature in the characters, bringing to light a constantly growing load of suspense and sense of danger.
Moving on two parallel fronts; Billy Costigan (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) is a young undercover agent who infiltrates the gang Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) feared mafia boss. On the other figure the presence of Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), a cop who secretly works for the criminal. What they don’t know is that they are both trying to discover the identity of the infiltrator in the organization and, at the same time, trying to avoid being discovered.
They appear in the cast Jack NicholsonLeonardo DiCaprio, Matt DamonMark Wahlberg, Vera Farmiga, Martin Sheen.
6- Inception (2010)| the top 10 of Leonardo DiCaprio’s best films
Dreams seem real as long as we are in them… Only when we wake up do we realize that something was strange
Dreams, intrigues and reality are the backdrop to the film Inception, directed by the director Christopher Nolan. Considered the first film that gave birth to the collaboration between Nolan and DiCaprio; presents itself as a real challenge aimed at the public, with the aim of transporting it to a parallel world in which thearchitecture of the human mind becomes a playground between narration and inner torment.
The protagonist is Dom Cobb, an expert in the field of extracting valuable information from people’s dreams; involved in a series of dark blackmail. Complex and tormented, carrying with him a dark past and an internal struggle that makes him incredibly fascinating.
Hired together with his team for a diametrically different mission, which involves implanting an idea in a person’s mind. But the operation soon turns out to be full of dangers.
They are present in the cast Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Ellen Page, Cillian MurphyKen Watanabe, Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine.
5- Revenant – Redivivo (2016)| the top 10 of Leonardo DiCaprio’s best films
Revenant – I recycle it is the first film to have scored Leonardo DiCaprio’s winning of the Oscaras Best Leading Actor. Directed by the Oscar-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu; an extraordinary story and project, which earned the acclaim of the public and critics.
With great physical and emotional involvement (going as far as getting covered in ants, diving into ice water and eating raw liver); Leonardo DiCaprio plays Hugh Glass, a man determined to survive in a wild and hostile land. Believed dead following an attack by a bear, he is abandoned in the woods dying. Following the death of his son at the hands of his companions, great desperation and revenge move Hugh Glass’s soul, ready to set out on the trail of his traitor companions.
In addition to Leonardo DiCaprio, the cast includes Tom Hardy, Domnhall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck.
4- Revolutionary Road(2008)| the top 10 of Leonardo DiCaprio’s best films
Leonardo DiCaprio meets up with his old friend from set Kate Winsletin the movie Revolutionary Road. Directed by the Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes; inspired by the novel of the same name by Richard Yates, the story is set in the 1950s in the quiet American suburban town.
The story focuses on the dynamics of a young couple Frank (Leonardo DiCaprio) e April Wheeler (played by Kate Winslet) seemingly happy, but trapped in monotony of their daily lives. As they desperately search for an escape from the banality of suburban life, they begin to collide with their shattered illusions and aspirations. As their marriage slowly crumbles, the film explores complex themes such as alienation, loss of identity and the struggle for authenticity in modern life.
They appear in the cast as well Leonardo DiCaprio e Kate Winsletalso Michael Shannon and Kathy Bates.
3-Shutter Island (2010) | the top 10 of Leonardo DiCaprio’s best films
Yet another collaboration between Leonardo DiCaprio e Martin Scorsese, ready to team up for the film Shutter Island. A psychological thriller, it tells the story of Teddy Daniels, an investigator dealing with disturbing mysteries on a remote island (Shutter Island) inside the psychiatric hospital. The mysterious disappearance of a patient at Ashecliff Hospital will give rise to an enigmatic escalation of revelation, ready to lay bare the skills of the well-known actor.
Along with DiCaprio, the actors are present Mark RuffaloBen Kingsley, Emily Mortimer, Michelle WilliamsMax von Sydow, Jackie Earle Haley, Elias Koteas, John Carroll LynchChristopher Denham, Curtiss Cook, Patricia ClarksonRobin Bartlett, Nellie Sciutto.
2- The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) | the top 10 of Leonardo DiCaprio’s best films
Again under the direction of Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio puts his great acting skills to the test in the film The Wolf of Wall Street. Nominated for an Oscar again as Best Actor; DiCaprio takes on the role Jordan Belfort, a corrupt and charismatic Wall Street broker. Dragged into a vortex of excess made of sex, drugs, alcohol and corruption; the ambiguous broker manages to put a transgressive financial empire brick by brick. But as for the stock market, the collapse is ever closer.
Film characterized by humor in the interpretation of Leonardo DiCaprio, capable of mix drama and dark humor. Equipped with a captivating style and a fast pace, through frenetic use in editing; the spectator is engulfed in the whirlwind of obsession, power, money and greed.
They are present in the cast, an eccentric team with the names of Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaugheyRob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, P.J. Byrne.
1- Django Unchained (2012)| the top 10 of Leonardo DiCaprio’s best films
Last but not least in this one top 10 best films by Leonardo DiCaprio, the title of could not be missing Django Unchained. First time under the direction of Quentin TarantinoDiCaprio takes on the role of a sadistic villain in Tarantino’s western.
Inspired by Sergio Corbucci’s film, Tarantino brings to the big screen the character of Calvin Candie, a sadistic 19th century Mississippi landowner who forces his slaves to fight against each other; for entertainment purposes only. On the trail of two fleeing criminals and a woman, the bounty hunter of origins…