The Fantastic 5: Leonardo DiCaprio movies


Leyla Baghirova, Journalism

Leonardo DiCaprio is an actor and environmentalist. He is one of the top paid male actors in the industry. He has starred in many famous, high paid, academy nominated films in all of cinema. Here are some of his top 5 most popular and highest-paid films.


Number five is The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese, which came out in 2013. While nominated for five Oscar, The Wolf on Wall Street is rated 79% rotten tomatoes and considered a great drama film. Leonardo plays Jordan Belfort, taking a job at the Wall Street Brokerage Firm. Founding his own firm later, Jordan Belfort makes great money by defrauding his wealthy investors. This movie earned $392,000,694 worldwide. 


Number four is Django Unchained made in 2012. This was the first movie Leonardo worked on with Quentin Tarantino, a very well known and respected director. With 87% rotten tomatoes, this is a great western action film. Leonardo plays Calvin Candie. The movie is about Django following an abnormal German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz, two years before the civil war, trying to catch cruel brothers. As they end up succeeding, they hunt the most wanted criminals in the south. Django Unchained profited $100,000,000 worldwide. 


Number three is The Revenant, made in 2015 directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. The Revenant is the movie to win Leonardo’s first Oscar for Best Actor in 2016. Leonardo’s role is Hugh Glass, a frontiersman maintaining a life-threatening bear attack. Hugh Glass must use the skills he’s learned to try and find his way back to civilization. This movie is rated 78% rotten tomatoes and thought of as a thrilling film. Reagan Gavin Rasquinha from Times of India rates The Revenant 4.5/5 stars and says, “From the First frame, you know your in for something special and it’s pretty clear that Leonardo has given his everything to this film.” The Revenant gained $532,950,503 worldwide.


Number two is Inception, directed by Chistopher Nolan in 2010. Leonardo’s role is Dom Cobb, with a unique ability to enter people’s dreams and steal their secrets from their subconscious. He is offered redemption if he completes one task; plant an idea in someone’s mind. With 87% rotten tomatoes, critics consider this film as “a confusing yet addicting film”. Inception is the second highest paid movie of Leonardo DiCaprio as it’s made $829,895,144 worldwide.


Number one, finally, is Titanic, directed by James Cameron in 1997. This film is the jump starter to Leonardo DiCaprio’s career. Leonardo plays Jack, a poor man winning his ticket to the grandest ship or the “Ship of dreams”, The Titanic, meeting a girl named Rose and saving her. With 89% rotten tomatoes, Titanic is considered one of the most romantic yet sad movies ever filmed. It has earned $2,194,439,542 worldwide and being the third highest paid movie of all time.


All these movies and many more have paved the way for Leonardo DiCaprio’s career and what it is today and what it’s going to become in the future. These 5 movies are his most popular films and highest-paid films.