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List of Leonardo DiCaprio Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Departed (2006)
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9
The Departed
R
122
9

This Academy Award-winning crime drama is a tale of two newly graduated officers from Massachusetts State Police Academy. Billy Costigan goes undercover to gain the trust of Irish-American mobster Frank Costello, while Costello's protégé Colin Sullivan joins the police as his informer. Chaos ensues as both try to expose the other in order to survive.

Role:
Billy
Directed By:
2. The Basketball Diaries (1995)
58
6
The Basketball Diaries
R
58
6

Jim Carroll is a drug-addicted high-school basketball player who becomes a heroin addict after the death of his friend Bobby. His addiction leads him down a dark path of getting thrown out of the team, prostituting himself for drugs, and getting arrested for robbery and assault, but he eventually finds salvation. 

Role:
Jim Carroll
Starring:
Lorraine Bracco, Juliette Lewis, Mark Wahlberg, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio
Directed By:
Scott Kalvert
3. Shutter Island (2010)
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15
Shutter Island
R
174
15

U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels, who has personal reasons to investigate Ashecliffe Hospital, an institution for the criminally insane on Shutter Island, is assigned the case of a strange disappearance of a woman from a locked room. As he digs deeper into the sinister operations of the asylum, he begins to lose his grasp of reality.

Role:
Teddy Daniels
Starring:
Directed By:
4. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
131
12
Catch Me If You Can
PG-13
131
12

A biographical crime film directed by Steven Spielberg, Catch Me If You Can follows the life of Frank Abagnale who, even before turning 19, successfully carries out cons worth millions of dollars. He has posed as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer in process. He is chased and caught by Carl Hanratty who eventually convinces him to help FBI catch other check forgers.

Role:
Frank Abagnale Jr.
Directed By:
5. Titanic (1997)
181
15
Titanic
PG-13
181
15

James Cameron's epic retelling of the Titanic disaster is from the point-of-view of 100-year-old fictional character Rose, a passenger of the sunken ship along with her widowed mother and snob fiancé. She explains the back-story of the now-recovered erotic picture of her, sketched by her lover, wandering orphaned artist Jack, whom she had met on the ill-fated ship.

Role:
Jack Dawson
Directed By:
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Male Performance
6. Inception (2010)
200
18
Inception
PG-13
200
18

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved.

Role:
Cobb
Directed By:
7. Blood Diamond (2006)
98
9
Blood Diamond
R
98
9

Everybody wants this shiny jewel—a smuggler, a syndicate of businessmen—from the poor fisherman that discovered it. Add in a reporter searching for the truth, and you have a political thriller that shines a light on the human cost of the 'blood diamonds' that are used to fund wars in Africa.

Role:
Danny Archer
Starring:
Jennifer Connelly, Michael Sheen, Djimon Hounsou, Kagiso Kuypers, Arnold Vosloo
Directed By:
Edward Zwick
8. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
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The Wolf of Wall Street
R
154
16

This biographical film focuses on the rise of Jordan Belfort from an entry-level employee at a brokerage firm to founding his own firm that engaged in massive security scams involving widespread corruption on Wall Street. However, his decadent lifestyle of sex, drugs and excess led to his downfall by attracting the attention of the FBI.

Role:
Jordan Belfort
Directed By:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical, MTV Movie & TV Award for Best WTF Moment
9. Django Unchained (2012)
104
14
Django Unchained
R
104
14

German dentist-turned-bounty-hunter Dr. King Schultz buys African-American slave Django, promising him freedom in exchange for leading Schultz to three outlaw Brittle brothers, overseers at the plantation of Django's former owner. Schultz subsequently enlists Django as his apprentice and accompanies him on a dangerous mission to free his wife Broomhilda, who was sold separately after the couple tried to escape.

Role:
Calvin Candie
Directed By:
10. The Revenant (2015)
133
15
The Revenant
R
133
15

Out on a hunting and trapping expedition in the uncharted snowy wilderness, trapper and Frontiersman Hugh Glass's party is devastated by an Arikara war party attack. After he is mauled by a bear, Glass is left to die and witnesses his half-Pawnee son being murdered by a greedy companion, but is kept alive by his thirst for revenge.

Role:
Hugh Glass
Starring:
Will Poulter, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Forrest Goodluck
Directed By:
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Leading Actor, MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Male Performance
11. The Great Gatsby (2013)
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13
The Great Gatsby
PG-13
96
13

Based on a popular 1925 novel of the same name by F Scott Fitzgerald, this Oscar winning romantic drama revolves around Nick Carraway, a writer and wall-street trader, who is drawn into his millionaire neighbor Jay Gatsby’s past and lifestyle. 

Starring:
Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Amitabh Bachchan, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Carey Mulligan, Elizabeth Debicki
Directed By:
Baz Luhrmann
12. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
78
10
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
PG-13
78
10

Gilbert Grape’s life has nothing special, only a bunch of responsibilities - he works at a grocery store and takes care of his family that comprises two sisters, an extremely obese mother and a mentally impaired brother. Then one day, he meets and falls in love with Becky who encourages him to focus on his own happiness as well. But how does he find time for that?

Role:
Arnie Grape
Starring:
Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, Crispin Glover, Darlene Cates
Directed By:
Lasse Hallström
13. The Aviator (2004)
66
10
The Aviator
PG-13
66
10

The movie follows the life of Howard Hughes from 1927-1947. During this time, Hughes achieved massive success in Hollywood and also devoted quality time and money in the aviation industry. He romanced beautiful women like Katharine Hepburn and made powerful enemies like Juan Trippe and Senator Ralph Owen Brewster. All this while, his OCD worsened.

Role:
Howard Hughes
Starring:
Kate Beckinsale, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, Alan Alda, Martin Scorsese, Ian Holm
Directed By:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Male Performance
14. Gangs of New York (2002)
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9
Gangs of New York
R
62
9

Set in the New York slums in 1863, the movie Gangs of New York explores a violent Catholic-Protestant feud and an Irish immigrant protest that take place simultaneously. It was nominated for ten Academy Awards.

Role:
Amsterdam Vallon
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Brendan Gleeson, Cameron Diaz, Martin Scorsese, Jim Broadbent
Directed By:
15. Body of Lies (2008)
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6
Body of Lies
R
36
6

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a CIA agent on the hunt for an elusive terrorist leader, Al Saleem, Body of Lies is an action-thriller film that portrays the tensions and drama between the agent, his supervisor and their Jordanian intelligence counterparts. Russel Crowe plays the CIA agent's boss whose unclear directives have the agent doubting his motives to catch the terrorist.

Role:
Roger Ferris
Starring:
Russell Crowe, Oscar Isaac, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani
Directed By:
16. Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (2019)
51
9
Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
51
9
Role:
Rick Dalton
Starring:
Brad Pitt, Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Austin Butler, Rumer Willis, Margaret Qualley
Directed By:
17. Romeo + Juliet (1996)
47
10
Romeo + Juliet
PG-13
47
10

The modern-day adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy revolves around the characters of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo belongs to the Montagues family and Juliet to the Capulets, two rival gangs in Verona Beach. The two fall in love but deadly rivalries between the feuding families ultimately leads to their tragic deaths. 

Role:
Romeo
Starring:
John Leguizamo, Claire Danes, Paul Rudd, Brian Dennehy, Paul Sorvino, Christina Pickles, Miriam Margolyes
Directed By:
Baz Luhrmann
18. The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
45
11
The Man in the Iron Mask
PG-13
45
11

Athos, Porthos, and Aramis are retired while their old friend D'Artagnan has continued to serve as a captain of the Musketeers under the treacherous and corrupt King Louis XIV. When Athos’ son is killed by Louis, he reunites with his friends to take Louis down and put his twin brother Prince Philippe on the throne. 

Role:
King Louis / Phillippe
Starring:
Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gabriel Byrne, Hugh Laurie, Anne Parillaud, Gérard Depardieu
Directed By:
Randall Wallace
19. The Beach (2000)
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7
The Beach
R
41
7

A young American thrill seeker, Richard, travels to Thailand and gets hold of a strange map that directs to a beautiful secret island. Along with another couple, he reaches the island and finds people like himself who live as a community there. Also on the island are the natives who grow marijuana and hate more outsiders coming into the island.

Role:
Richard
Starring:
Tilda Swinton, Guillaume Canet, Virginie Ledoyen, Daniel York, Patcharawan Patarakijjanon
Directed By:
20. The Quick and the Dead (1995)
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5
The Quick and the Dead
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23
5

A mysterious woman named The Lady arrives at Redemption, an Old West town ruled by a merciless outlaw called Herod and announces her participation in a fast-draw single elimination tournament in which the loser dies. Although she insists that she is only interested in the large cash prize she may have some other hidden agenda. 

Role:
Kid
Starring:
Gene Hackman, Sharon Stone, Keith David, Bruce Campbell, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Russell Crowe, Russell Crowe
Directed By:
21. Revolutionary Road (2008)
13
3
Revolutionary Road
R
13
3

Frank and April Wheeler appear completely happy and in love but Frank hates his job and April is frustrated with her failing ambition. They decide to move to Paris but April’s pregnancy and their affairs make things complicated. Ultimately, April dies while trying to perform a self-vaccum aspiration abortion and Frank is left a shell of a man.  

Role:
Frank Wheeler
Starring:
Kristen Connolly, David Harbour, Michael Shannon, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Christopher Fitzgerald
Directed By:
22. This Boy's Life (1993)
13
3
This Boy's Life
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13
3

This Boy’s Life is an American coming-of-age drama film, which takes us  to the 1950s. It tells the story of a rebellious teenager Toby and his abusive stepfather Dwight. Dwight believes that the best way to discipline his troubled stepson is violence. However, as his abuse intensifies, Toby plans an escape. 

Role:
Toby
Starring:
Robert De Niro, Eliza Dushku, Carla Gugino, Chris Cooper, Tobey Maguire, Ellen Barkin, Jonah Blechman
Directed By:
Michael Caton-Jones
23. Don't Look Up (2021)
14
3
Don't Look Up
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14
3

Don’t Look Up is a science fiction comedy drama film which tells the story of Dr Randall Mindy, and his student Kate Diblasky, two low-level astronomers, who discover that a comet is going to collide with Earth, which can cause a huge catastrophe, leading to extinction of all living creatures. They approach the US President about the matter, who doesn’t pay much heed to it. Therefore, the two scientists decide to leak the news to the media, in order to warn mankind about the upcoming threat.

Role:
Dr. Randall Mindy
Starring:
Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep
24. Marvin's Room (1996)
10
3
Marvin's Room
PG-13
10
3

When Marvin suffers a stroke, one of his daughters Bessie, starts caring for him, while the other daughter Lee, moves away to Ohio with her husband. However, twenty years later, when Bessie learns that she is suffering from leukemia and requires a bone marrow transplant, Lee decides to travel back home.

Role:
Hank
Starring:
Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Cynthia Nixon, Hume Cronyn, Kelly Ripa, Victor Garber, Robert De Niro
Directed By:
Jerry Zaks
25. Total Eclipse (1995)
6
3
Total Eclipse
R
6
3
Role:
Arthur Rimbaud
Starring:
David Thewlis, Romane Bohringer, Dominique Blanc, Félicie Pasotti
Directed By:
Agnieszka Holland
26. J. Edgar (2011)
16
9
J. Edgar
R
16
9

The biographical drama is based on the life and career of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. It follows Hoover’s journey as he rises through the ranks using ruthless tactics to keep America safe. While he becomes one of the most powerful men in the USA, the movie also reveals his many questionable decisions.  

Role:
J. Edgar Hoover
Starring:
Ed Westwick, Judi Dench, Dermot Mulroney, Adam Driver, Naomi Watts, Josh Hamilton, Geoff Pierson
Directed By:
27. Celebrity (1998)
5
4
Celebrity
R
5
4

Celebrity is a comedy-drama film which revolves around a divorce couple, Lee and his insecure wife named Robin. After splitting, their lives change drastically as one’s life becomes a failure and the other one finds happiness and success.

Starring:
Ian Somerhalder, Aida Turturro, Charlize Theron, Adrian Grenier, Bebe Neuwirth, Famke Janssen, Hank Azaria
Directed By:
28. The Audition (2015)
13
7
The Audition
13
7
Role:
Leonardo DiCaprio
Starring:
Brad Pitt, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Rodrigo Prieto
Directed By:
29. Don's Plum (2001)
8
7
Don's Plum
8
7
Role:
Derek
Starring:
Jeremy Sisto, Tobey Maguire, Scott Bloom, Kevin Connolly, Jenny Lewis
Directed By:
R.D. Robb
30. Poison Ivy (1992)
5
3
Poison Ivy
R
5
3

A seductive teen Ivy, from a poor family background, befriends an introverted girl Sylvie at her school, and soon finds her way into the life of the latter’s wealthy family. She eventually moves into Sylvie’s house, after Sylvie's parents develop a liking for her. Soon, Ivy begins to wreak havoc, and starts plotting against the happiness of Sylvie's family.

Starring:
Drew Barrymore, Tom Skerritt, Sara Gilbert, Cheryl Ladd
Directed By:
Katt Shea
31. Critters 3 (1991)
5
4
Critters 3
PG-13
5
4
Starring:
John Calvin, Aimee Brooks, Christian Cousins, Joseph Cousins
Directed By:
Kristine Peterson
32. Earth to America (2005)
4
5
Earth to America
4
5
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Jason Alexander, Will Ferrell, Larry David, Dana Carvey, Jack Black, Larry David
Directed By:
Ron de Moraes, Jay Roach, Robert B. Weide
33. The Foot Shooting Party (1994)
3
4
The Foot Shooting Party
3
4
Role:
Bud
Starring:
Jake Busey, Bradley Gregg, Darin Heames, Michael Rapaport
Directed By:
Annette Haywood-Carter

TV Shows

Greensburg
9
3
Greensburg
9
3
Starring:
Alanna Goodman
Romper Room
8
3
Romper Room
8
3
Starring:
Sally Claster Gelbard, Bruce Edward Hall, Molly McCloskey, Nancy Claster
The Outsiders
8
4
The Outsiders
8
4
Starring:
Billy Bob Thornton, Patricia Arquette, David Arquette, Jay R. Ferguson, Rodney Harvey, Boyd Kestner, Harold Pruett
Directed By:
Bill Duke, Janet Greek, Bill Molloy
Roseanne
34
14
Roseanne
TV-PG
34
14
Role:
 Darlene's Classmate (uncredited) 1 episode, 1991
Starring:
Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Florence Henderson, John Goodman, Jim Varney, Steven Seagal, Alexis Arquette
Directed By:
Growing Pains
15
8
Growing Pains
TV-G
15
8
Starring:
Kirk Cameron, Dick Van Patten, Matthew Perry, Alan Thicke, Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green, Joely Fisher
Directed By:
John Tracy, Jack Shea, John Pasquin, Burt Brinckerhoff, Gerren Keith
The New Lassie
7
4
The New Lassie
7
4
Starring:
Todd Bridges, Tony Jay, Wendy Cox, Will Estes, Christopher Stone, Dee Wallace
Directed By:
Parenthood
5
4
Parenthood
5
4
Starring:
Ed Begley Jr., David Arquette, Jayne Atkinson, Max Elliott Slade, Thora Birch, Zachary La Voy
Directed By:
Allan Arkush, Matia Karrell, Alan Myerson, Betty Thomas
Santa Barbara
6
5
Santa Barbara
TV-PG
6
5
Starring:
Abe Vigoda, George Chakiris, Elinor Donahue, Robin Wright, Timothy Francis Robbins, Michelle Phillips, Tina Louise
Directed By:
Michael Gliona, Rick Bennewitz, Rob Schiller, John Sedwick, Peter Brinkerhoff
Inception: The Cobol Job (2010)
0
1
Inception: The Cobol Job
0
1
Role:
Cobb
Starring:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas
Directed By:
Ian Kirby

Narrator/Dubbing

Before the Flood (2016)
17
4
Before the Flood
PG
17
4

In this documentary film, actor Leonardo DiCaprio meets several scientists, activists as well as world leaders in order to discuss the dangers associated with climate change and what mankind can do to tackle this problem.    

Role:
Self - Narrator
Starring:
Eddie Albert, Lindsey Allen, Jake Awa, Kelly Ayotte
Directed By:
Fisher Stevens
The 11th Hour (2007)
8
3
The 11th Hour
PG
8
3
Role:
Self - Narrator
Starring:
Kenny Ausubel, Thom Hartmann, Wangari Maathai, Sandra Postel
Directed By:
Leila Conners, Nadia Conners

Leonardo DiCaprio Awards

Academy Awards
The Revenant Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 2016
Golden Globe Awards
The Revenant Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2016
The Wolf of Wall Street Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 2014
The Aviator Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2005
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor 2014
BAFTA Awards
The Revenant Best Leading Actor 2016
MTV Movie & TV Awards
The Revenant Best Male Performance 2016
The Wolf of Wall Street Best WTF Moment 2014
The Aviator Best Male Performance 2005
Titanic Best Male Performance 1998