Aside from the fact that it finally earned Mr DiCaprio a shiny trophy from one of the big award shows, this is a film which will be long regarded as a bold and brave masterpiece of cinematography. Based on the book of the same name, it tells the story of a fur trapping expedition gone horribly wrong and focuses primarily on DiCaprio's character as he suffers a horrific attack at the hands, well...claws and jaw, of a grizzly bear and then has to survive the wilds after being left for dead by his apparent friends. Unsurprisingly, he is slightly annoyed at the way they abandoned him and spends much of the film working his way through a long, drawn out quest for revenge. Despite the graphic violence, this is a film which draws on your sense of empathy and utilizes the stunning environments to great effect. Beautiful scenery spills from the screen whilst simultaneously giving you chills from seeing how punishing nature's ferocity can be. Long, intense and incredibly memorable.