Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the best actors in the history film. He has been performing in movies since 1991 when he appeared in the film Critters 3. DiCaprio was a lot younger than and just starting his career. In 2016, DiCaprio is 42 and has a total of 47 awards to his name. He has also received 168 nominations over the course of his career. The following motion pictures are a list of DiCaprio’s best films up to the year 2015 when he appeared in the Revenant.

10. Basketball Diaries

Basketball Diaries

The Basketball Diaries was released in 1995 and this film is considered one of the best movies that DiCaprio made during the early part of his career. This film is about a young man named Jim Carroll (DiCaprio) who is a basketball star. Carroll and his friends get caught up in a drug problem with heroine. Their lives start to go out of control.

Carroll and his friends begin to rob, steal and engage in illicit acts just to get drugs. Eventually, the basketball star has to make a decision to turn his life around. With the help of a good neighbor named Reggie, Carroll finds the help that he needs to change his life.

9. Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me if You Can is a movie about a con man and bank robber named Frank Abagnale, Jr. This man is considered the best bank robber in the history of the United States. DiCaprio plays Abagnale Jr. in the film and he has to stay one step of an FBI agent named Carl Hanratty which is played by Tom Hanks. This film was a great piece and it was a good hearted piece despite the subject matter. Many critics gave this film positive reviews.

8. Inception


The film inception received a lot of praise by reviewers and it is one of DiCaprio’s best performances. DiCaprio plays the character of Dom Cobb who is a thief that has the ability to enter people’s dreams. He uses this skill to carry out corporate espionage.

However, his unique ability causes him to lose a lot of things that he loves in life. Soon, Cobb has the opportunity to make things right in his life but he has to do something very dangerous to get his second chance. However, there are some people who are trying to stop him from being successful.

7. Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Django Unchained is one of those films that will make you laugh, cringe and just stare at the screen with a puzzled look. This movie was extremely well made and it did well with critics and audiences. The star of this film was Jamie Foxx who plays the role of Django.

However, DiCaprio plays the role of Calvin Candie who is a very shady plantation owner. Calvin Candie has Django’s long-lost wife as a slave on his plantation and Django has to go through him to get to her. This film was a modern masterpiece about the days of slavery.

6. The Gangs of New York

The Gangs of New York

The Gangs of New York debuted in 2002 and it featured DiCaprio as Amsterdam Vallon. He is an Irish immigrant that has returned home to the Five Points within New York. This is the place where his father (Liam Neeson) was killed by a ruthless Five Points boss named William Cutting (played by Daniel Day-Lewis). Amsterdam wants revenge and tries to get inside of Cutting’s organization. He eventually confronts Cutting in a showdown to avenge his fallen father.

5. The Wolf of Wall Street

Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street is the real life story of a man named Jordan Belfort who was just in his early 20s when he defrauded wealthy investors out of millions of dollars. This film received rave reviews and DiCaprio was given great accolades for his performance. The movie showcases Belfort’s lifestyle up until the time he was brought down by the SEC and FBI.

4. Blood Diamond

Blood Diamond

Blood Diamond was an exceptional film about the blood diamond conflict that took place within Sierra Leone during the 90s. This film was a masterpiece. The story is about Mende (Djimon Hounsou) who is a fisherman that finds a huge pink diamond.

When Mende found this diamond he was a prisoner in a diamond mine camp. Through a series of events a South African mercenary named Danny Archer finds out about the diamond. Now he teams up with Mende to get the diamond in exchange for him helping to get his captured son from the clutches of the diamond miners.

3. The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is the name of a famous book that was real popular during the early 20th century. This story takes place in 1922 and it is about Jay Gatsby (played by DiCaprio) who is an extremely wealthy man who is trying to steal another man’s wife. The film also stars Tobey Maguire and Joel Edgerton. This film received positive criticism.

2. The Revenant

The Revenant

Rarely is there a film that can literally mesmerize a person from start to finish. Once people start to watch the Revenant it will be extremely hard for them turn away until it is over. This film will take viewers through some incredibly shocking and terrifying scenes and put them right into the action. The Indian attack in the opening part of the film was like being right there with the trappers.

The scene where Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) is mauled by a bear is simply unforgettable. After Glass is mauled by a bear, he is near death. The other trappers that are with him have to leave him behind so they can get back to safety.

However, a shady man name Fitzgerald stays behind to help Glass. Long story short, Fitzgerald does some extremely brutal things to Glass and now Glass has to overcome death to get his revenge. DiCaprio won the best actor for this film and he deserved that award without question.

1. Titanic


Titanic was the film that put Leonardo DiCaprio on the map. This film is considered one of the top 10 films ever made. DiCaprio played the role of Jack Dawson who is returning home to America from his time in Europe. He falls in love with Rose Bukater who is a fiancé of an incredibly rich man.

The two fall in love and have to overcome various obstacles to be together. However, Jack and Rose do not realize the dangerous course that the Titanic is on. The ship eventually strikes an iceberg and sinks. Jack and Rose try to survive this ordeal. The film received incredibly positive feedback and many people everywhere enjoyed this movie without question. Titanic will forever be one of the best films ever made in the history of the world.

All of these films are the best Leonardo DiCaprio movies of his career. They are truly some of his greatest films. They are the best that a great actor like DiCaprio has to offer to the world.