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The Best Naomi Watts Movies

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List of the best Naomi Watts movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Naomi Watts's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Naomi Watts movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Naomi Watts movies will be at the top of the list. Naomi Watts has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Naomi Watts movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Naomi Watts films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Naomi Watts role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Naomi Watts performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Everything from The Impossible to The Ring is included on this list.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Naomi Watts movies?" and "What are the greatest Naomi Watts roles of all time?"


  • 1

    King Kong

    Naomi Watts, Jack Black
    King Kong is a 2005 epic monster film and remake of the 1933 film of the same name. Directed,...  more

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  • 2

    The Impossible

    Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor
    The Impossible is a 2012 drama film directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and written by Sergio G....  more
  • 3

    The Ring

    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette
    The Ring is a 2002 American psychological horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring...  more

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  • 4

    21 Grams

    Naomi Watts, Sean Penn
    21 Grams is a 2003 American drama film directed by Mexican director Alejandro González...  more

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    #17 of 32 30+ Great Movies About Depression in Women#74 of 158 The Best Movies About Tragedies

  • 5

    The Painted Veil

    Naomi Watts, Edward Norton
    The Painted Veil is a 2006 American drama film directed by John Curran. The screenplay by Ron...  more

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    #11 of 81 The Best Period Romance Movies#327 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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    Funny Games

    Naomi Watts, Tim Roth
    Funny Games is a 2007 psychological thriller film written and directed by Michael Haneke, a...  more

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  • 7

    Eastern Promises

    Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen
    Eastern Promises is a 2007 British-Canadian-American thriller film directed by David...  more

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    The Ring Two

    Naomi Watts, Emily VanCamp
    The Ring Two is a 2005 American psychological horror film, and a sequel to the 2002 film The...  more

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  • 9

    Fair Game

    Naomi Watts, Sean Penn
    Fair Game is a 2010 biographical spy drama film directed by Doug Liman and starring Naomi...  more

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  • 10

    Mother and Child

    Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington
    Mother and Child is an American drama film directed and written by Rodrigo García. It...  more
  • 11

    I Heart Huckabees

    Naomi Watts, Isla Fisher
    I ♥ Huckabees is a 2004 American philosophical comedy film from Fox Searchlight. It was...  more

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  • 12

    We Don't Live Here Anymore

    Naomi Watts, Mark Ruffalo
    We Don't Live Here Anymore is a 2004 drama film directed by John Curran. It is based on the...  more
  • 13

    You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

    Naomi Watts, Anthony Hopkins
    You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger is a 2010 English-language Spanish–American co-production...  more
  • 14

    The International

    Naomi Watts, Clive Owen
    The International is a 2009 German–American action thriller film directed by Tom Tykwer. The...  more

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  • 15

    Inland Empire

    Naomi Watts, Jeremy Irons
    Inland Empire is a 2006 mystery film written and directed by David Lynch and was his first...  more
  • 16

    The Outsider

    Naomi Watts, David Carradine
    The Outsider is a 2002 Western film starring Tim Daly and Naomi Watts. The film is based on...  more
  • 17

    Dream House

    Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz
    Dream House is a 2011 American psychological thriller written by David Loucka directed by Jim...  more

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  • 18

    Ellie Parker

    Naomi Watts, Keanu Reeves
    Ellie Parker is a 2005 American drama-comedy film, written and directed by Scott Coffey. The...  more
  • 19

    Tank Girl

    Naomi Watts, Ice-T
    Tank Girl is a 1995 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Rachel Talalay,...  more

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  • 20


    Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts
    Flirting is a 1991 Australian coming of age comedy drama film written and directed by John...  more

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  • 21

    J. Edgar

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts
    J. Edgar is a 2011 American biographical drama film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint...  more

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  • 22

    The Wolf Hour

    Naomi Watts, Jennifer Ehle
    The Wolf Hour is a 2019 thriller drama film directed by Alistair Banks Griffin. A former...  more
  • 23

    Ned Kelly

    Naomi Watts, Orlando Bloom
    Ned Kelly is a 2003 Australian historical drama film directed by Gregor Jordan from a...  more
  • 24


    Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts
    Stay is a 2005 American psychological thriller film directed by Marc Forster. A psychiatrist...  more

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    Dangerous Beauty

    Naomi Watts, Jacqueline Bissett
    Dangerous Beauty is a 1998 American biographical drama film directed by Marshall Herskovitz...  more