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Top 8 Movies Of Leonardo DiCaprio That Are A Must Watch


For all the die-hard fans of Leonardo DiCaprio, we would like some good news with all of you that our team here at ” The Artistree” has prepared a list of the top 8 movies of Leonardo DiCaprio that are must-watch and you must watch them at least once if you haven’t watched them yet.

But as we mentioned die-hard fans, which means that all these people watch each and movie of Leonardo DiCaprio but still you can check our list may be any of the films are left which you haven’t seen then you must watch it whenever you are free or maybe just after reading the article.

The top 8 movies which are a part of our list are ranked on the basis of IMDb ratings, audience reviewers, and critic’s advice. Some of the movies which we have mentioned are our own favorite so don’t get panic if any of your favorite films is not mentioned here or are given a low rank.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

This was really a difficult task for us to rank only 8 movies of Leonardo DiCaprio as he has given 50+ movies in his entire career and almost every film of Leonardo DiCaprio is mind-blowing. But before starting we would like to share some details about the career of Leonardo DiCaprio, the important facts that you may not know about your favorite actor.

Leonardo DiCaprio, the very famous American actor was born on November 11, 1974. He has been ranked on the eight numbers in the list of highest-paid actors worldwide. Leonardo has been a part of 50+ movies and 20+ TV shows and a maximum of them were superhits and hence he was highly appreciated by the viewers and also he has broken many of the box office records.

He is one of the most respected and the most followed Hollywood actor and has won a total of 99 awards from the 248 nominations. This is a really huge number and no one is able to reach it. Also, in 2016 he became the part of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine because of his great works. He is also an environmentalist and a philanthropist who largely donates his income for social welfare.

Leonardo DiCaprio


1. Inception (2010)

This is the best science fiction action film ever made in Hollywood and hence it has taken first place in our list of top 8 movies of Leonardo DiCaprio. This film is really worth watching and if you haven’t watched this film yet then you can’t say yourself a die-hard Leonardo DiCaprio fan and if you have watched it then let us know in the comment section what you liked the most about this film.

This film is produced by Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan in association with Legendary Pictures Syncopy and is directed by Christopher Nolan. The music production and composing work of this film were managed by Hans Zimmer and cinematography is done by Wally Pfister.

It was made on a budget of $160 million and it earned a huge amount of $840 million at the box office and thus it is one of the most successful and profitable films of Leonardo. This film was extremely appreciated by the audience throughout the globe and also received an IMDb rating of 8.8 which is the highest rating for Leonardo film. Also, it was nominated for 15+ awards and won a total of 9 awards amongst all the nominations.

The Departed 

The Departed

2. The Departed (2006) 

It is an American crime film that was released in 2006 and is the remake of the Hongkong film Infernal Affairs that was released in 2002. If you truly say than The Departed was extremely better than the Hongkong film. If you have watched both films then you can easily compare the films and tell which one is better.

If you have watched both films then do let us know in the comment section which is the better film according to your opinions. This film is directed by Martin Scorsese and is produced by Brad Pitt, Brad Grey, and Graham King in partnership with Plan B Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group, Vertigo Entertainment, and Media Asia Film. It has has a very successful runtime of 151 minutes and the distribution rights of this amazing film were owned by Warner Bros. Pictures.

This film has Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Matt Damon, and Alec Baldwin in the lead roles and all of them have performed their roles with extreme perfection and hence were highly applauded by the viewers. From this film, their fan following started increasing tremendously making them one of the most successful American actors.

Django Unchained

Django Unchained

3. Django Unchained (2012) 

Directed and Written by one of the most reputed Hollywood personalities, the great Quentin Tarantino, this film is an American revisionist Western film that was released in 2012 and had a runtime of 165 minutes making it one of the longest Hollywood film. This film was extremely praised by the audience and even critics bowed down in front of this film.

It was an example of masterpiece direction and acting skills and whoever is the part of this film everyone has given their best taking this film on the path of success. This American film has broken many high flying box office records and has set its name in golden words in the history of Hollywood. In an interview, Leonardo DiCaprio himself said that this film is one of the films which he is extremely proud of doing and be part of.

This film is produced by Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin, and Pilar Savone in association with A Band Apart and Columbia Pictures, and its distribution rights were owned by The Weinstein Company and Columbia Pictures. This film has helped producers making a huge profit and also marked one of the most successful films of the director Quentin Tarantino. Because of its extremely interesting storyline and cast, this film received a high IMDb rating of 8.4 out of 10.

Shutter Island 

Shutter Island

4. Shutter Island (2010) 

This Leonardo DiCaprio film is an American neo-noir psychological thriller film that is his one of the highest-rated film with an IMDb rating of 8.2. It collected a whopping amount of $300 million making it one of the most profitable films of 2010.

This film has Leonardo DiCaprio as Edward Daniels, Mark Ruffalo as Chuck Aule, Max von Sydow as Dr. Jeremiah Naehring, Patricia Clarkson as Rachel Solando 2, and Ted Levine as Warden in the lead roles.

It is produced by Mike Medavoy, Arnold W. Messer, Bradley J. Fischer, and Martin Scorsese in association with Phoenix Pictures, Sikelia Productions, and Appian Way Productions and is directed by Martin Scorsese.

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

5. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf of Wall Street is an American biographical crime black comedy film released in 2013 and received a very high IMDb rating of 8.2. This film is a must-watch for everyone even if you are not a Leonardo DiCaprio fan but still you must watch it. It is especially for entrepreneurs and upcoming entrepreneurs as it can teach a lot of lessons that you should know before making your path towards entrepreneurship. It is lesser a film and more of life and life-changing lessons and Leonardo DiCaprio has given one of his best performances in this film.

You can easily learn from the mistakes of the characters of this film before starting your entrepreneurship journey as it will teach you some life-long and valuable things which will help you in your entire life in making decisions. I personally loved this movie the most and hence I recommend everyone to watch it at least once as it can teach you some life-changing facts. This film is directed by Martin Scorsese and is produced by Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff in partnership with Red Granite Pictures, Appian Way Productions, Sikelia Productions, and EMJAG Productions.

It is based on a globally famous novel with the same name written by Jordan Belfort. The screenplay work of this film was managed by Terence Winter and the cinematography is done by Rodrigo Prieto. Like me, if you are one of those who have watched this film many times then let us know in the comment section what are your honest opinions about this film.

Catch Me If You Can 

Catch Me If You Can

6. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

It is an American biographical crime film that is adapted from a very famous novel with the same name written by Frank Abagnale Jr. This film got an IMDb rating of 8.1 and it is one of those films in front of which even the critics failed to take out some bad looks. This film was highly appreciated by the critics as well as the audience throughout the globe. This 2002 released film was made on a very small budget of $52 million but because of its extraordinary cast and its amazing story, it proved to one of the most successful films of 2002 and earned a whopping amount of $350 million+ in spite of being a small budget film.

It includes Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale, Christopher Walken as Frank Abagnale Sr., Martin Sheen as Roger Strong, Nathalie Baye as Paula Abagnale, Amy Adams as Brenda Strong, James Brolin as Jack Barnes, Nancy Lenehan as Carol Strong, Thomas Kopache as Principal Evans, Candice Azzara as Darcy, and Malachi Throne as Abe Penner in the lead cast of this film. It is directed by Steven Spielberg and is produced by Steven Spielberg and Walter F. Parkes in partnership with Amblin Entertainment Parkes/MacDonald Productions, Kemp Company, and Splendid Pictures. The screenplay work of this film was managed by Jeff Nathanson and its cinematography is done by Janusz Kamiński.

The Revenant

The Revenant

7. The Revenant (2015) 

The Revenant is an American epic Western action-adventure period drama film that released in becoming the part of the top ten highest-grossing films of 2015 and with this one more highly successful film was added in the career of Leonardo. It also received a very high IMDb rating of 8 out of 10 and thus has taken seventh place n our list of top 8 movies of Leonardo DiCaprio. If you are a period drama lover and watch every period drama films, then this film is definitely for you.

If you have already watched this film then let us know in the comments section what attracted you the most towards this film other than Leonardo DiCaprio and if you haven’t watched this film yet then you are missing something really important or worth watching the film. So fastly grab a Pepsi and pop-corn and start watching this film as this 156-minute long film is worth watching and you will definitely love it. This film is based on a very famous novel with the same name written by Michael Punke and like the film, the novel was also highly sold and successful.

This film is directed by the very famous American director Alejandro G. Iñárritu and is produced by Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon, and James W. Skotchdopole in association with Regency Enterprises, RatPac Entertainment, New Regency Anonymous Content, M Productions, and Appian Way Productions. The screenplay work for this film is done by Mark L. Smith and Alejandro G. Iñárritu and cinematography was managed by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Blood Diamond

Original Movie Poster; Film Poster

8. Blood Diamond (2006) 

This political war thriller film is written by Charles Leavitt and C. Gaby Mitchell and is directed by Edward Zwick. It is produced by Marshall Herskovitz, Graham King, Paula Weinstein, and Alexzander Breault-Boucher in partnership with Bedford Falls Productions, Virtual Studios, and Initial Entertainment Group and the distribution rights of this film were owned by Warner Bros. This film was released in December 2006 in the United States and in January 2007 in Germany and has a very successful runtime of 143 minutes.

This film has Leonardo DiCaprio as Danny Archer, Jennifer Connelly as Maddy Bowen, Djimon Hounsou as Solomon Vandy, Kagiso Kuypers as Dia Vandy, David Harewood as Captain Poison, Antony Coleman as Cordell Brown, Benu Mabhena as Jassie Vandy, Basil Wallace as Benjamin Kapanay, and Arnold Vosloo as Colonel Coetzee in the lead roles and all of them have performed their roles with extreme dedication.

These 8 are the best films of Leonardo DiCaprio according to us and our research. If you think any other movie should also be the part of this list then do let us know in the comment sections and will try to update that in our upcoming posts. Also, if you want to know about any of your favorite actors and want us to rank their top films like this then do let us know in the comment section and we will do that as early as possible.

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