8. 'Revolutionary Road' (2008)
DiCaprio and his Titanic partner Kate Winslet were reunited for this adaptation of Richard Yates' classic novel about suburban despair and thwarted dreams, American style. The two movies could not be more different: If the earlier blockbuster was a proudly florid melodrama about two kids pining for a life of adventure, this is a chilly, precise and ultimately heartwreenching drama about two adults slowly discovering that the world they once imagined is nothing like the living hell they have now. And DiCaprio is excellent as a man caught in a downward spiral of disillusionment, slowly coming to terms with the fact that he will never make anything of himself.