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Leonardo DiCaprio attends the 'Don't Look Up' World Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 05, 2021 in New York City.

Leonardo DiCaprio attends the ‘Don’t Look Up’ World Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 05, 2021 in New York City. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Netflix.

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the last of the truly great movie stars!

The Oscar-winning actor has carefully constructed a body of work that includes such modern classics as ‘Titanic,’ ‘Catch Me If You Can,’ ‘The Departed,’ ‘Inception,’ ‘Django Unchained,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ and ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.’

DiCaprio has also worked with some of the greatest filmmakers in cinematic history including James Cameron, Baz Luhrmann, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino, and Martin Scorsese who he has worked with five-times including their latest, ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ which also stars Robert De Niro and opens in theaters on October 20th.

In honor of DiCaprio’s new film, Moviefone is counting down the 25 best movies of Leonardo DiCaprio’s impressive career.

Let’s begin!


Cate Blanchett, Tyler Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jennifer Lawrence in 'Don't Look Up'

Cate Blanchett, Tyler Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Don’t Look Up’

Two American astronomers (DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence) attempt to warn humankind about an approaching comet that will wipe out life on planet Earth.


Years have passed since the Three Musketeers, Aramis (Jeremy Irons), Athos (John Malkovich) and Porthos (Gérard Depardieu), have fought together with their friend, (Gabriel Byrne) D’Artagnan. But with the tyrannical King Louis (DiCaprio) using his power to wreak havoc in the kingdom while his twin brother, Philippe (also DiCaprio), remains imprisoned, the Musketeers reunite to abduct Louis and replace him with Philippe.

The Man in the Iron Mask

“For the honor of a king. And the destiny of a country. All for one.”

66

PG-132 hr 12 minMar 2nd, 1998


Twenty-something Richard (DiCaprio) travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss – excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.

The Beach

As the face of law enforcement in the United States for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover (DiCaprio) was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career, and his life.

“The most powerful man in the world.”

62

R2 hr 17 minNov 3rd, 2011


A young couple (DiCaprio and Kate Winslet) living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.

“How do you break free without breaking apart?”

70

R1 hr 59 minDec 19th, 2008


Leonardo DiCaprio as Amsterdam Vallon, and Daniel Day-Lewis as William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting in director Martin Scorsese's 'Gangs of New York.'

(L to R) Leonardo DiCaprio as Amsterdam Vallon, and Daniel Day-Lewis as William “Bill the Butcher” Cutting in director Martin Scorsese’s ‘Gangs of New York.’

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon (DiCaprio) returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher (Daniel Day-Lewis), who murdered his father (Liam Neeson) years earlier. With an eager pickpocket (Cameron Diaz) by his side and a whole new army, Vallon fights his way to seek vengeance on the Butcher and restore peace in the area.

“America was born in the streets.”

73

R2 hr 48 minDec 19th, 2002


When a son (DiCaprio) and mother (Ellen Barkin) move to Seattle in hopes for a better life, the mother meets a seemingly polite man (Robert De Niro). Things go south when the man turns out to be abusive, endangering their lives. As the mother struggles to maintain hope in an impossible situation, the son has plans to escape.

This Boy's Life

“A true story based on the award-winning book by Tobias Wolff.”

71

R1 hr 55 minApr 9th, 1993


In director Baz Luhrmann’s contemporary take on William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo (DiCaprio) and Juliet (Claire Danes) fall in love and secretly wed. Though the film is visually modern, the bard’s dialogue remains.

Romeo + Juliet

The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris (DiCaprio) is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – watches Ferris. At the other end of that real-time link is the CIA’s Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe), strategizing events from thousands of miles away. And as Ferris nears the target, he discovers trust can be just as dangerous as it is necessary for survival.

Body of Lies

“Trust no one. Deceive everyone.”

66

R2 hr 8 minOct 5th, 2008


A mysterious woman (Sharon Stone) comes to compete in a quick-draw elimination tournament, in a town taken over by a notorious gunman (Gene Hackman).

The Quick and the Dead

“Think you are quick enough?”

65

R1 hr 47 minFeb 9th, 1995


Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone in 'Killers of the Flower Moon,' coming soon to Apple TV+.

(L to R) Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone in ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ coming soon to Apple TV+.

When oil is discovered in 1920s Oklahoma under Osage Nation land, the Osage people are murdered one by one—until the FBI steps in to unravel the mystery.


An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby (DiCaprio). Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby’s nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.

“Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope… I come to the admission that it has a limit.”

74

PG-132 hr 23 minMay 10th, 2013

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A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes (DiCaprio) from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

“The way of the future”

72

PG-132 hr 50 minDec 14th, 2004


In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass (DiCaprio), sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

“(n. One who has returned, as if from the dead.)”

75

R2 hr 37 minDec 16th, 2015

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Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) is a small-town young man with a lot of responsibility. Chief among his concerns are his mother, who is so overweight that she can’t leave the house, and his mentally impaired younger brother, Arnie (DiCaprio), who has a knack for finding trouble. Settled into a job at a grocery store and an ongoing affair with local woman Betty Carver (Mary Steenburgen), Gilbert finally has his life shaken up by the free-spirited Becky (Juliette Lewis).

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

“Life is a terrible thing to sleep through.”

77

PG-131 hr 58 minDec 17th, 1993

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Quentin Tarantino on the set of 'Django Unchained.'

Quentin Tarantino on the set of ‘Django Unchained.’

With the help of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) sets out to rescue his wife (Kerry Washington) from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner (DiCaprio).


Jim Carroll (DiCaprio), a high school basketball player, has his life turned upside down after free-falling into the harrowing world of drug addiction.

The Basketball Diaries

“The true story of the death of innocence and the birth of an artist.”

74

R1 hr 42 minJan 27th, 1995


World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (DiCaprio) investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by troubling visions and a mysterious doctor (Ben Kingsley).


An ex-mercenary turned smuggler (DiCaprio). A Mende fisherman (Djimon Hounsou). Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman’s son, conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed countrywide.

“It will cost you everything.”

75

R2 hr 23 minDec 6th, 2006


To take down South Boston’s Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop (DiCaprio) curries favor with the mob kingpin (Jack Nicholson), a career criminal (Matt Damon) rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there’s a mole among them.

“Lies. Betrayal. Sacrifice. How far will you take it?”

82

R2 hr 31 minSep 26th, 2006

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Leonardo DiCaprio in Christopher Nolan's 'Inception.'

Leonardo DiCaprio in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Inception.’ Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.

Cobb (DiCaprio), a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: “inception”, the implantation of another person’s idea into a target’s subconscious.


Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale Jr. in 'Catch Me iI You Can.'

Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale Jr. in ‘Catch Me iI You Can.’ Photo: DreamWorks Pictures.

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. (DiCaprio) who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent (Tom Hanks) makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.

Catch Me If You Can

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in 'Titanic.'

(L to R) Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in ‘Titanic.’ Photo: Paramount Pictures.

101-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater (Gloria Stuart) tells the story of her life aboard the Titanic, 84 years later. A young Rose (Kate Winslet) boards the ship with her mother (Frances Fisher) and fiancé (Billy Zane). Meanwhile, Jack Dawson (DiCaprio) and Fabrizio De Rossi (Danny Nucci) win third-class tickets aboard the ship. Rose tells the whole story from Titanic’s departure through to its death—on its first and last voyage—on April 15, 1912.


Leonardo DiCaprio is Jordan Belfort and Matthew McConaughey is Mark Hanna in "The Wolf of Wall Street,' from Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures.

(L to R) Leonardo DiCaprio is Jordan Belfort and Matthew McConaughey is Mark Hanna in “The Wolf of Wall Street,’ from Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures.

A New York stockbroker (DiCaprio) refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort’s autobiography.


Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt star in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.'

(L to R) Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt star in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’

Los Angeles, 1969. TV star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), a struggling actor specializing in westerns, and stuntman Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), his best friend, try to survive in a constantly changing movie industry. Dalton is the neighbor of the young and promising actress and model Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), who has just married the prestigious Polish director Roman Polanski (Rafał Zawierucha).

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