16. 'The Great Gatsby' (2013)
DiCaprio reunited with his Romeo + Juliet director for this version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's borderline-unfilmable novel, and the results are less dire than might have initially been feared. No, Baz Luhrmann still doesn't "crack" Gatsby – like other directors before him, he can't help but try to make it a love story, even though it's actually the opposite of that – and his all-too-faithful recounting of Fitzgerald's plot works against the overall revisionist spirit the enterprise. (Cue opulent party set to a Fergie song.) But the star himself is such a charmer, and somehow accessible despite his obsessiveness, that it almost doesn't matter. This is the first film in many years that allowed him to showcase a real smile; for a brief moment, it was nice to have Leo the Romantic back in our midst.