Best Naomi Watts movies

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Best Naomi Watts movies

TOP 25:
Stay
Stay
Character: Lila Culpepper
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Release: 2005
Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his parents. As reality starts to contradict fact, Sam spirals into an unstable mental state. Then he finds a clue as to how and when Henry may try to kill himself, and races to try to stop him.

TOP 24:
Luce
Luce
Character: Amy Edgar
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 2019
A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity.


TOP 23:
Matinee
Matinee
Character: Shopping Cart Starlet
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1993
A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalises on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film effects, stage props and actors in rubber suits in this salute to the B-movie.

TOP 22:
Demolition
Demolition
Character: Karen Moreno
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2016
An emotionally desperate investment banker finds hope through a woman he meets in Chicago.

TOP 21:
Ophelia
Ophelia
Character: Gertrude / Mechtild
Genre: Romance, History
Release: 2019
Ophelia comes of age as lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet's affections. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.


TOP 20:
King Kong
King Kong
Character: Ann Darrow
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Release: 2005
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.

TOP 19:
Rabbits
Rabbits
Character: Suzie
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Release: 2002
A story of a group of humanoid rabbits and their depressive, daily life. The plot includes Suzie ironing, Jane sitting on a couch, Jack walking in and out of the apartment, and the occasional solo singing number by Suzie or Jane. At one point the rabbits also make contact with their “leader”.

TOP 18:
Mother and Child
Mother and Child
Character: Elizabeth
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2009
The lives of three women have a commonality: adoption. Karen is a physical therapist who regrets that, as a teenager, she gave up her daughter for adoption. Elizabeth was an adopted child and is now a successful lawyer, but her personal life lacks warmth. Lucy and her husband have failed to conceive and now hope to adopt a baby to make their family complete.


TOP 17:
Flirting
Flirting
Character: Janet Odgers
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1991
The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic relationship with a girl. He slowly becomes interested in Thandiwe Adjewa, a Ugandan-Kenyan-British girl attending the all-girls school across the lake.

TOP 16:
The Glass Castle
The Glass Castle
Character: Rose Mary Walls
Genre: Drama
Release: 2017
A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state, and her selfish, nonconformist mother who has no intention of raising a family, along with her younger brother and sister, and her other older sister. Together, they fend for each other as they mature in an unorthodox journey that is their family life.

TOP 15:

Vice

Vice
Character: News Anchor
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Release: 2018
George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defense secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world.


TOP 14:

Dangerous Beauty

Dangerous Beauty
Character: Giulia De Lezze
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1998
Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. So Veronica's mother, Paola, teaches her to become a courtesan, one of the exotic companions favored by the richest and most powerful Venetian men. Veronica courageously uses her charms to change destiny -- and to give herself a chance at true love.

TOP 13:

St. Vincent

St. Vincent
Character: Daka Parimova
Genre: Comedy
Release: 2014
A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.

TOP 12:

Inland Empire

Inland Empire
Character: Suzie Rabbit (voice)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Horror
Release: 2006
An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.

TOP 11:

The Impossible

The Impossible
Original Title: Lo imposible
Character: Maria Bennett
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 2012
In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea, followed by a wall of black water that devours everything in its path. Though Maria and her family face their darkest hour, unexpected displays of kindness and courage ameliorate their terror.


TOP 10:

The Painted Veil

The Painted Veil
Character: Kitty Fane
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2006
A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.

TOP 9:

21 Grams

21 Grams
Character: Cristina Peck
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2003
This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girl; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will learn harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably—forever.

TOP 8:

Eastern Promises

Eastern Promises
Character: Anna Ivanova Khitrova
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 2007
A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

TOP 7:

King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries

King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries
Character: Herself
Release: 2005
Academy Award - winning filmmaker Peter Jackson invites you behind the scenes of his latest movie to witness the birth of King Kong.

TOP 6:

The Book of Henry

The Book of Henry
Character: Susan Carpenter
Genre: Drama
Release: 2017
Naomi Watts stars as Susan, a single mother of two, working as a waitress in a small town. Her son, Henry, is an 11-year-old genius who not only manages the family finances but acts as emotional support for his mother and younger brother. When Henry discovers that the girl next door has a terrible secret, he implores Susan to take matters into her own hands in this imaginative and emotional drama.


TOP 5:

Birdman

Birdman
Character: Lesley Truman
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2014
A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and family prove more difficult than expected.

TOP 4:

Woody Allen: A Documentary

Woody Allen: A Documentary
Character: Herself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2011
Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian and musician Woody Allen allowed his life and creative process to be documented on-camera for the first time. With this unprecedented access, Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Robert B. Weide followed the notoriously private film legend over a year and a half to create the ultimate film biography. "Woody Allen: A Documentary" chronicles Allen's career - from teen writer to Sid Caesar's TV scribe, from stand-up comedian to award-winning writer-director averaging one film-per-year for more than 40 years. Exploring Allen's writing habits, casting, directing, and relationship with his actors first-hand, new interviews with A-listers, writing partners, family and friends provide insight and backstory to the usually inscrutable filmmaker.

TOP 3:

I Am Heath Ledger

I Am Heath Ledger
Character: Herself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2017
The life and career of an actor, artist, and icon. His own journey through his own camera.

TOP 2:

Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive
Character: Betty Elms / Diane Selwyn
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Release: 2001
Blonde Betty Elms has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia. Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman's identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher runs into ominous trouble while casting his latest project.

TOP 1:

Mulholland Dr.

Mulholland Dr.
Genre: Thriller, TV Movie, Drama, Mystery
Release: 1999
Initially, "Mulholland Dr." was to mark David Lynch's return to television. It is a retooling of a script originally shot as a 94-minute pilot for a TV series (co-written with TV screenwriter Joyce Eliason) for the channel ABC, which had approved the script, but chose not even to air the pilot once it was done in 1999, despite Lynch's labours to cut the project to their liking. It was left in limbo until 18 month later French company Studio Canal Plus (also producer of 'The Straight Story') agreed to pay ABC $7 million for the pilot, and budget a few million more to turn the pilot into a two-hour, 27-minute movie. The cost of the film doubled to $14 million as sets had to be reconstructed and actors recalled.