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The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies

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This list of the best Leonardo DiCaprio movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Although his filmography is impressive and award-winning, Leonardo DiCaprio has yet to take home an Oscar. Leonardo DiCaprio's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Leonardo DiCaprio movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Leonardo DiCaprio movies will be at the top of the list.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Leonardo DiCaprio movies?" and "What are the greatest Leonardo DiCaprio roles of all time?"  The greatest Leonardo DiCaprio performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Famous flicks like Titanic and The Departed are on this Leonardo DiCaprio filmography, but it's up to fans like you to decide upon the best. So if you think the greatest Leonardo DiCaprio role isn't at the top, upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

And if you're a fan of DiCaprio's work with Martin Scorsese, you might also enjoy our list of the best Robert De Niro movies and best Harvey Keitel movies. Want to see Leo before he was famous? Check out pictures of Leonardo DiCaprio when he was young.

Leonardo DiCaprio is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino. If Leonardo DiCaprio movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Brad Pitt and Matt Damon too.

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  • Character: Jordan Belfort

    Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film

    In 1987, Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) takes an entry-level job at a Wall Street brokerage firm. By the early 1990s, while still in his 20s, Belfort founds his own firm, Stratton Oakmont. ...more
  • Character: Calvin J. Candie

    Two years before the Civil War, Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave, finds himself accompanying an unorthodox German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) on a mission to capture the ...more
  • Character: Frank Abagnale, Jr.

    Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) worked as a doctor, a lawyer, and as a co-pilot for a major airline -- all before his 18th birthday. A master of deception, he was also a brilliant forger, ...more
  • Character: Hugh Glass

    Awards: Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Motion Picture

    While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) sustains life-threatening injuries from a brutal bear attack. When a member (Tom Hardy) of his hunting ...more
  • Inception
    5

    Character: Dom Cobb

    Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a thief with the rare ability to enter people's dreams and steal their secrets from their subconscious. His skill has made him a hot commodity in the world of ...more
  • Character: Edward "Teddy" Daniels

    The implausible escape of a brilliant murderess brings U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner (Mark Ruffalo) to Ashecliffe Hospital, a fortress-like insane asylum located ...more
  • Character: Rick Dalton

    Actor Rick Dalton gained fame and fortune by starring in a 1950s television Western, but is now struggling to find meaningful work in a Hollywood that he doesn't recognize anymore. He spends most of ...more
  • The Departed
    8

    Character: William "Billy" Costigan

    South Boston cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes under cover to infiltrate the organization of gangland chief Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). As Billy gains the mobster's trust, a career ...more
  • Titanic
    9

    Character: Jack Dawson

    James Cameron's "Titanic" is an epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic; the pride and joy of the White Star Line and, at the time, the largest ...more
  • Character: Danny Archer

    As civil war rages through 1990s Sierra Leone, two men, a white South African mercenary (Leonardo DiCaprio) and a black Mende fisherman (Djimon Hounsou), become joined in a common quest to recover a ...more
  • Character: Arnold "Arnie" Grape

    Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) is a small-town young man with a lot of responsibility. Chief among his concerns are his mother (Darlene Cates), who is so overweight that she can't leave the house, and ...more
  • The Aviator
    12

    Character: Howard Hughes

    Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Motion Picture

    Billionaire and aviation tycoon Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a successful public figure: a director of big-budget Hollywood films such as "Hell's Angels," a passionate lover of Hollywood ...more
  • Character: Amsterdam Vallon

    Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a young Irish immigrant released from prison. He returns to the Five Points seeking revenge against his father's killer, William Cutting (Daniel Day-Lewis), a ...more
  • Character: Jay Gatsby

    Midwest native Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) arrives in 1922 New York in search of the American dream. Nick, a would-be writer, moves in next-door to millionaire Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and ...more
  • Character: Jim Carroll

    Jim Carroll (Leonardo DiCaprio) is consumed by his life as a high school basketball star. Pressured by a wicked coach (Bruno Kirby) and a concerned mother (Lorraine Bracco), Jim develops an appetite ...more
  • Character: Romeo Montague

    Romeo + Juliet is a 1996 American romantic drama film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. It was directed by Baz Luhrmann. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the ...more
  • Character: King Louis XIV / Philippe

    The former musketeer Athos (John Malkovich) swears vengeance after despotic King Louis XIV (Leonardo DiCaprio) causes the death of his son. Summoning his old comrades Porthos (Gérard Depardieu) and ...more
  • Character: Tobias "Toby" Wolff

    In the 1950s, Toby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his mom, Caroline (Ellen Barkin), move to the state of Washington. There they meet mild-mannered Dwight (Robert De Niro), who falls in love with Caroline. ...more
  • The Beach
    19

    Character: Richard

    The desire to find something real -- to connect with something or someone -- is what drives Richard (Leonardo DiCaprio), a young American backpacker who arrives in Thailand with adventure on his ...more
  • Frank (Leonardo DiCaprio) and April Wheeler (Kate Winslet) always see themselves as far-removed from the conventionality of suburbia. Yet that is exactly what creeps up on them when they buy a house ...more
  • Body of Lies
    21

    Character: Roger Ferris

    CIA agent Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) hatches a bold but dangerous plan to capture terrorist Al-Saleem. With the help of Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) who is a master of subterfuge, Ferris creates ...more
  • Character: Fee "The Kid" Herod

    A mysterious woman gunslinger, Ellen (Sharon Stone), saunters into the town of Redemption looking for revenge. Her father was killed by the town's sadistic mayor, Herod (Gene Hackman), who is in the ...more
  • J. Edgar
    23

    Character: J. Edgar Hoover

    As head of the FBI for nearly 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) becomes one of America's most-powerful men. Serving through eight presidents and three wars, Hoover utilizes methods both ...more
  • Character: Hank

    Bessie (Diane Keaton) and Lee (Meryl Streep) are sisters who have remained apart for nearly 20 years due to radically different personalities and life paths. Bessie remained in Florida to care for ...more
  • Character: Arthur Rimbaud

    Youthful poet Paul Verlaine (David Thewlis) drinks absinthe and neglects his devoted wife, Mathilde (Romane Bohringer). Arthur Rimbaud (Leonardo DiCaprio), an even younger and more celebrated poet, ...more