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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?"

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    The Impossible
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    The Impossible

    Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor

    Released2012

    Directed byJuan Antonio Bayona

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  • 2
    Funny Games
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    Funny Games

    Naomi Watts, Tim Roth

    Released2007

    Directed byMichael Haneke

    Funny Games is a 2007 psychological thriller film written and directed by Michael Haneke, a... more on Wikipedia

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    The Ring
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    The Ring

    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette

    Released2002

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    The Ring is a 2002 American psychological horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring... more on Wikipedia

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    Eastern Promises
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    Eastern Promises

    Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Eastern Promises is a 2007 British-Canadian-American thriller film directed by David... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    King Kong
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    King Kong

    Naomi Watts, Jack Black

    Released2005

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    King Kong is a 2005 epic monster film and remake of the 1933 film of the same name. Directed,... more on Wikipedia

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    21 Grams
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    21 Grams

    Naomi Watts, Sean Penn

    Released2003

    Directed byAlejandro González Iñárritu

    21 Grams is a 2003 American drama film directed by Mexican director Alejandro González... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    The Painted Veil
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    The Painted Veil

    Naomi Watts, Edward Norton

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Curran

    The Painted Veil is a 2006 American drama film directed by John Curran. The screenplay by Ron... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Stay
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    Stay

    Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts

    Released2005

    Directed byMarc Forster

    Stay is a 2005 American psychological thriller film directed by Marc Forster. A psychiatrist... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    The Outsider
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    The Outsider

    Naomi Watts, David Carradine

    Released2002

    Directed byRanda Haines

    The Outsider is a 2002 Western film starring Tim Daly and Naomi Watts. The film is based on... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Diana
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    Diana

    Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews

    Released2013

    Directed byOliver Hirschbiegel

    Diana is a 2013 biographical drama film, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, about the last two... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    I Heart Huckabees
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    I Heart Huckabees

    Naomi Watts, Isla Fisher

    Released2004

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

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    Dangerous Beauty
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    Dangerous Beauty

    Naomi Watts, Jacqueline Bissett

    Released1998

    Directed byMarshall Herskovitz

    Dangerous Beauty is a 1998 American biographical drama film directed by Marshall Herskovitz... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    The Ring Two
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    The Ring Two

    Naomi Watts, Emily VanCamp

    Released2005

    Directed byHideo Nakata

    The Ring Two is a 2005 American psychological horror film, and a sequel to the 2002 film The... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    We Don't Live Here Anymore
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    We Don't Live Here Anymore

    Naomi Watts, Mark Ruffalo

    Released2004

    Directed byJohn Curran

    We Don't Live Here Anymore is a 2004 drama film directed by John Curran. It is based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Fair Game
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    Fair Game

    Naomi Watts, Sean Penn

    Released2010

    Directed byDoug Liman

    Fair Game is a 2010 biographical spy drama film directed by Doug Liman and starring Naomi... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Inland Empire
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    Inland Empire

    Naomi Watts, Jeremy Irons

    Released2006

    Directed byDavid Lynch

    Inland Empire is a 2006 mystery film written and directed by David Lynch and was his first... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
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    You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

    Naomi Watts, Anthony Hopkins

    Released2010

    Directed byWoody Allen

    You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger is a 2010 English-language Spanish–American co-production... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Mother and Child
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    Mother and Child

    Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington

    Released2009

    Directed byRodrigo García

    Mother and Child is an American drama film directed and written by Rodrigo García. It... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    The International
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    The International

    Naomi Watts, Clive Owen

    Released2009

    Directed byTom Tykwer

    The International is a 2009 German–American action thriller film directed by Tom Tykwer. The... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Ellie Parker
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    Ellie Parker

    Naomi Watts, Keanu Reeves

    Released2005

    Directed byScott Coffey

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  • 21
    Ned Kelly
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    Ned Kelly

    Naomi Watts, Orlando Bloom

    Released2003

    Directed byGregor Jordan

    Ned Kelly is a 2003 Australian historical drama film directed by Gregor Jordan from a... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Dream House
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    Dream House

    Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz

    Released2011

    Directed byJim Sheridan

    Dream House is a 2011 American psychological thriller written by David Loucka directed by Jim... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Sadako 3D
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    Sadako 3D

    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette

    Released2012

    Directed byGore Verbinski

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    Blonde

    Naomi Watts
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    Tank Girl
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    Tank Girl

    Naomi Watts, Ice-T

    Released1995

    Directed byRachel Talalay

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