Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most popular movie stars. Even if one is not much into movies, they do know DiCaprio, the actor. Starting his acting career as a child artist in a TV series, the talented actor began his film career with Critters (1991).
The biggest breakthrough for the actor was the epic romance movie, Titanic directed by James Cameron. The film brought recognition and more offers for the budding actor. After nearly 25 years since his debut, there are a lot of memorable performances from the talented star. Here is the list of movies starring Leonardo DiCaprio which you must see.
1. The Departed (2006)
Directed by the then academy award nominee Martin Scorsese, The Departed was a critical success and also a commercial hit. The film won four Oscar awards in total – first Best Director Oscar for Scorsese, Best Picture, Best Film Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay.
An intense crime drama, the film is about two mobs in Boston, USA. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg, critics acclaimed the movie to be the best film of 2006.
2. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Another film portraying the acting abilities of DiCaprio, this crime drama has Tom Hanks playing the role of an FBI agent who is assigned the task of catching a master manipulator, DiCaprio. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film was a critical success.
The true story is based on the life of Frank Abagnale who was an imposter and did a series of big crimes between the ages of 17 and 21. The movie drove people to book movie tickets online in large numbers and ran to fully-packed theatres for a very long time.
3. Django Unchained (2012)
Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson besides Leonardo DiCaprio. The movie is the story of a slave, Django (Jamie Foxx) who is promised of freedom in return for helping hunt three outlaws.
The film was a major success worldwide winning awards along the way. The director won an award for the original screenplay for the movie.
4. Titanic (1997)
The movie that shot DiCaprio to fame, James Cameron’s magnum opus Titanic was well-received by critics. The emotional connect the film had with the audience made it climb up the charts and become the highest-grossing film ever, up until Avatar dethroned it in 2009.
The film starring Kate Winslet opposite Leonardo DiCaprio was the first to breach the billion-dollar mark. The eleven academy award wins for the movie is the highest ever, tying it with Ben Hur (1959).
5. The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
An adapted story on the life of Jordan Belfort – a stockbroker in Wall Street, the movie was a big hit with critics applauding it. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the lead actor and supported by Margot Robbie, Jonah Hill and Kyle Chandler.
The manipulation of stock market by one man and his company to create wealth for themselves which results in getting busted forms the crux of the story.The movie sends out a strong message and is inspirational in parts.