Dear cave dwellers. You might not heard yet, but Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar a few nights ago. Considering the excellence this man brings to the screen, I think that we all agree it should have started with “Back dated to:” and then addressed the Revenant. Anyway Academy, we’ll forgive you, as you’ve been in way too much trouble already this awards season. I made this list below of my favorite Leonardo movies, only proving that I still have a ton to watch.
- The Titanic (1997)
Everyone can say what they want, but this is the film that introduced me to Leo. It was so romantic to my teenager heart and so desperately sad that I fell in love with him on the spot, also establishing my fear of drowning in icy water at the same time
This film was a 2015 Blinspot for me, and let me tell you, this teenagy-angst of Leo made this definitely weird adaption of Shakespear’s novel work so well.
I watched this film a couple of years and never reviewed it and never reviewed it, because I have no clue how to address it. Typically populated with the brilliance of Nolan, it it as complex as we ever hoped it could be, and the astounding performances by the entire cast makes this film an unforgettable headache inducing shot of brilliance.
Leo’s turn as the despicable, vulgar, detestable Belfort nauseated and impressed me to no end. It is three hours of non-stop debauchery.
The heart wrenching book was brought to life by one of my favorite directors, who chose a damn excellent cast to help him with it. Baz Luhrman goes all in this feast on the eyes. Leonardo DiCaprio? He does so well as the man with too much money and too much sadness.
The Man in the Iron Mask
What to watch next of him:
The Revenant – I think that it is a given that I should watch the film that finally gave Leo the Oscar. It is by all accounts gritty and amazing, and although I do hate violence I think I will enjoy it, if only for Leo.
The Aviator – This 2004 film about Howard Hughes also seems to be a firm favorite everywhere. I read this lovely account of how he treated his assistant of that time, and it only made me love him that much more.
The Departed – Leo, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson together? Why wouldn’t I?!
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? Before Leo got all mature and incredible looking, he was a fantastic child actor.
What are your favorite movies of our favorite man?