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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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The Wolf of Wall Street ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
gschwayze added Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie

Released: 2013

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese. The screenplay by Terence Winter is adapted from the eponymous memoir by Jordan Belfort and ...more

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

Released: 2010

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph ...more

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

Released: 2006

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, and a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. Irish Mob boss Francis "Frank" Costello (Jack ...more

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

Released: 1997

Directed by: James Cameron

Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A seventeen-year-old aristocrat (Kate Winslet) falls in love with a kind but poor artist (Leonardo DiCaprio) ...more

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Catch Me If You Can is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner

Released: 2002

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime drama film based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars by ...more

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Django Unchained is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 2012

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Django Unchained is a 2012 American revisionist Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino. With the help of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) sets out to ...more

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Shutter Island is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2010

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Shutter Island is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. The film is based on Dennis Lehane's 2003 novel of the same name. Production started in March 2008. ...more

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What's Eating Gilbert Gr... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis

Released: 1993

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Darlene Cates, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Peter Hedges wrote the ...more

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Blood Diamond is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Sheen

Released: 2006

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Blood Diamond is a 2006 American-German political thriller film co-produced and directed by Edward Zwick, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou. The title refers to ...more

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The Aviator is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani

Released: 2004

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

The Aviator is a 2004 American biographical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by John Logan and produced by Michael Mann, Sandy Climan, Graham King, and Charles Evans, Jr.. It ...more

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Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson

Released: 2002

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Gangs of New York is a 2002 American fictionalized historical drama film set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of Lower Manhattan in 1863. The film was directed by Martin ...more

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The Revenant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson

Released: December 25, 2015

Directed by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu

The Revenant is a 2015 American semi-biographical epic western film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. A frontiersman (Leonardo DiCaprio) on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s ...more

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The Basketball Diaries ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Juliette Lewis

Released: 1995

Directed by: Scott Kalvert

The Basketball Diaries is a 1995 American drama film directed by Scott Kalvert, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, James Madio, and Mark Wahlberg from the non-fiction work of the same ...more

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The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

Released: 2013

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

The Great Gatsby is a 2013 Australian-American 3D drama film based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name. The film was co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, and stars Leonardo ...more

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Romeo + Juliet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd, Brian Dennehy

Released: 1996

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

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 ...more

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The Beach is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Robert Carlyle

Released: 2000

Directed by: Danny Boyle

The Beach is a 2000 adventure drama film directed by Danny Boyle and based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Alex Garland, which was adapted for the film by John Hodge. The film stars ...more

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This Boy's Life is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Eliza Dushku

Released: 1993

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

This Boy's Life is a 1993 film adaptation of the memoir of the same name by American author Tobias Wolff. It is directed by Michael Caton-Jones and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Tobias Wolff, ...more

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Revolutionary Road is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

Released: 2008

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Revolutionary Road is a 2008 American-British drama film, based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Richard Yates, directed by Sam Mendes. This is the second collaboration between Leonardo ...more

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The Man in the Iron Mask... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Laurie, John Malkovich

Released: 1998

Directed by: Randall Wallace

The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1998 adventure film directed, produced, and written by Randall Wallace, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio in a dual role as the title character and villain, Jeremy ...more

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Once Upon a Time in Holl... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie

Released: 2019

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a 2019 crime thriller film directed by Quentin Tarantino. A TV actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Brad Pitt) embark on an odyssey to make a name for ...more

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The Quick and the Dead ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone, Russell Crowe

Released: 1995

Directed by: Sam Raimi

This film is a 1995 western film directed by Sam Raimi and starring Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio. The story focuses on "The Lady", a gunfighter who ...more

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J. Edgar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench

Released: 2011

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

J. Edgar is a 2011 American biographical drama film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood. Written by Dustin Lance Black, the film focuses on the career of FBI director J. Edgar ...more

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Marvin's Room is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro

Released: 1996

Directed by: Jerry Zaks

Marvin's Room is a 1996 American drama film based on the play of the same name by Scott McPherson. The play, which was directed by David Petrarca, was adapted for the screen by McPherson and ...more
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Body of Lies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

Released: 2008

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Body of Lies is a 2008 American action-spy film directed by Ridley Scott. Set in the Middle East, it follows the attempts of the CIA and Jordanian Intelligence to catch "al-Saleem", a ...more

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