The Wolf Of Wall Street is the big film released this week. Here are my top five Leonardo DiCaprio films.

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  • Comment number 51. Posted by Mentazm

    on 21 Jan 2014 08:08

    Wolf of Wall Street for me. It takes something special to make such a deeply despicable character and that lifestyle believable, half-likeable and nearly sympathetic. It's a brilliant film, and it's a shame you didn't like it, but totally understandable.

    I thought he pitched the part of Candy in Django Unchained just right too. It's too often characters overplay their roles in Tarantino films. The Aviator is one I'm sure will look back on over time as an important film for him too.

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  • Comment number 50. Posted by D_A_I_S_Y

    on 20 Jan 2014 23:35

    The Departed, The Aviator, Romeo and Juliet, Django Unchained, Shutter Island.

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  • Comment number 49. Posted by Vincent Kane

    on 19 Jan 2014 20:30

    Not a huge fan of the DiCaprio overall, but I think the underrated Shutter Island is one of Scorsese's best films since The King of Comedy. It has an excellent soundtrack (unlike most of Scorsese's later work, in which his rather lazy idea of a soundtrack is to play random golden oldies CDs regardless of what's happening on screen), very effective Lynchian imagery and a psychological depth clearly inspired by the films of Val Lewton. And DiCaprio was quite good in it as well.

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  • Comment number 48. Posted by CasseroleWorshipper

    on 19 Jan 2014 11:23

    Blood Diamond seems pretty forgotten by now, not that it was anything to write home about. Haven't seen The Wolf of Wall Street yet but I'd dare argue that his performance as Jay Gatsby may just be his strongest ever, which makes it all the more depressing that the film is goes so damn overboard with its glitter and magic and starshine - DiCaprio kind of looms in the background always, but there is always that hint of pain in his eyes and, well, he's just great.

    I'd say:
    5. Django Unchained
    4. Revolutionary Road
    3. Titanic (yeah, sue me!)
    2. The Basketball Diaries
    1. This Boy's Life
    2.

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  • Comment number 47. Posted by Harry Limes Shadow

    on 18 Jan 2014 22:36

    Having just seen The Wolf of Wall Street, i thought i'd share my thoughts on it. As you'd expect of a film about excess and self delusion, it's not as funny as it thinks it is and is rather bloated. But it's still better than the yawn-inducing load of 'stuff' that constitutes American Hustle. DiCaprio doesn't really break any new ground here, but Jonah Hill adds a darker dimension to his screen persona.

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  • Comment number 46. Posted by Ieuan

    on 18 Jan 2014 09:54

    I love Leo in basically anything, but nothing tops his performance in the Aviator for me.

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  • Comment number 45. Posted by Steve Bennett

    on 17 Jan 2014 19:23

    C'mon people, Critters 3, surely?

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  • Comment number 44. Posted by empathybaby

    on 17 Jan 2014 12:34

    After just seeing Wolf of Wall Street, I can safely say that his performance in it is probably one of his best, but for me it's going to have to be Django Unchained. I'm not a big fan of the film itself, although it's one of Tarantino's better films this side of the millennium, but DiCaprio's performance as Calvin Candie is going to go down in film history, he basically stole the show.

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  • Comment number 43. Posted by Benjamin Sullivan

    on 16 Jan 2014 22:22

    I still haven't watched Basketball Diaries but I remember flicking through the channels one night and came across the part where dicaprios really crying and I remember the scene grabbing my attention.I thought This Boys Life was a really good film with great performances all round,yet most people I mention it to haven't even heard of it.

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  • Comment number 42. Posted by Gregory Breen

    on 16 Jan 2014 17:23

    I'd mention all of the above. But trump for The Basketball Diaries as his best turn. I'd give honuorable mention to Blood Diamond - dodgy accent aside it is a brilliantly layered performance.

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