Leonardo DiCaprio has revealed the list of his favourite films, some of which can be streamed on Netflix.
DiCaprio is one of Hollywood’s greatest actors whose versatility and incredible ability to transform into any character has left audiences in awe countless times. He has an excellent taste in films and has been an avid cinephile from his formative years, ever since he dreamed of being in front of the camera.
His favourites list is quite varied, comprising Federico Fellini’s 8½, his longtime collaborator Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and more.
However, the one that stands out the most is Hayao Miyazaki’s 1997 Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke which is now streaming on Netflix in 33 countries, except the United States.
Miyazaki’s only anime to be set in feudal Japan, specifically the late Muromachi period, the anime has mythical visuals with a sense of calm looming over the film despite the pervading conflict.
A wonderful take on environmental abuse and degradation of resources by the greed of humanity, it is a philosophical and poignant rendition of realism and romance, as the star-crossed lovers, Ashitaka and San, let each other go due to unforeseen circumstances.
Ashitaka is a young prince who gets caught in the conflict between the forest gods and vicious humans as the latter consume environmental resources recklessly for their own benefit. Ashitaka tries to be the mediator and resolve the conflict that adds fuel to the fire.
Princess Mononoke was the highest-grossing film at the Japanese box office before being dethroned by yet another Award-winning Miyazaki classic Spirited Away.
Given the kind of immersive experience the film has to offer, no wonder DiCaprio is an ardent fan.
Check out the film on Netflix now!