Ranking Leonardo DiCaprio & Martin Scorsese Films!

In honor of the highly anticipated Killers of the Flower Moon coming out on October 20, 2023, we decided to take a look at each Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio movie so far and find out where they rank with audiences and critics.

The Departed


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Featuring a star-studded cast that includes the likes of Matt Damon, Vera Farmiga, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg it is a no-brainer why The Departed is considered the best by audiences and critics. This gripping remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film, Internal Affairs was based on real life Boston gangs and more than deserves its IMDb score of 8.5 stars and Rotten Tomatoes score of 91%.

The Aviator

Based on the 1993 book, Howard Hughes: The Secret Life by Charles Higham, this period drama centers on Howard Hughes, a prominent film producer and record-setting pilot troubled by his OCD. Portraying a real life person in film can sometimes be a recipe for disaster but DiCaprio makes it look easy with his flawless acting which leads the movie to a 86% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.5 on IMDb.

The Wolf of Wall Street

By far the most vulgar movie of the Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio collaborations, The Wolf of Wall Street is a non-stop thrill ride of vice and extravagance, putting Jordan Belfort’s memoir of the same name on the big screen. As a plus, this movie is unanimously agreed upon as Margot Robbie’s breakout role so there are very few things not to love about this movie which is why it proudly has a score of 80% on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.2 stars on IMDb.

Gangs of New York

Definitely the goriest movie on the list, Gangs of New York is the first movie Scorsese and DiCaprio collaborated on. Another historical drama, Scorsese spent 20 years developing the movie until the company Miramax acquired the movie in 1999. With the American Civil War taking place in the background of the movie, Scorsese brings Herbert Asbury’s 1927 book of the same name to life. Featuring an Oscar nominated performance by Daniel Day-Lewis it is no surprise that Gangs of New York has a 72% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.5 star rating on IMDb.

Shutter Island


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Last on our list is Shutter Island. Don’t let its ranking on the list fool you. Shutter Island is still a terrific movie filled with twists and turns and one of the most thought provoking endings in Martin Scorsese’s catalog. Based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane, Shutter Island is one of if not the best film of the psychological thriller genre ever made which is why it has a score of 69% on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.2 star rating on IMDb.

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Michael Coppola is a digital media student, an intern for AfterBuzz, and most importantly a kid who loves shows and movies more than anything.