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List of the best Natalie Portman movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Natalie Portman'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 Natalie Portman movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Natalie Portman movies will be at the top of the list. Natalie Portman has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Natalie Portman movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Natalie Portman films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best of Natalie Portman's filmography, or your favorite Natalie Portman role isn't represented at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Natalie Portman performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

You can rank all of these films, from V for Vendetta to Black Swan.

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

Notable directors that have worked with Natalie Portman include names like George Lucas, Tim Burton and Terrence Malick. If Natalie Portman movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Mila Kunis and Keira Knightley too.

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Léon: The Profess... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

Released: 1994

Directed by: Luc Besson

Léon: The Professional is a 1994 English-language French action thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. The film stars Jean Reno and Gary Oldman, and features the film debut of ...more

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Black Swan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder

Released: 2010

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological thriller-horror film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, and Mila Kunis. The plot revolves around a production ...more

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V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

Released: 2005

Directed by: James McTeigue

V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and written by the Wachowski Brothers, based on the 1988 Vertigo graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore ...more

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Star Wars Episode III: R... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 2005

Directed by: George Lucas

(19 Years before Episode IV) Three years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights have been leading a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When ...more

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Thor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

Released: 2011

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Thor is a 2011 American superhero film directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on the Marvel Comics character. The powerful, but arrogant god Thor (Chris Hemsworth), is cast out of Asgard to live ...more

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Closer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Jude Law

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Closer is a 2004 romantic drama film written by Patrick Marber, based on his award-winning 1997 play of the same name. The movie was produced and directed by Mike Nichols and stars Julia ...more

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Star Wars Episode II: At... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 2002

Directed by: George Lucas

(22 Years Before Episode IV) Ten years after the events of the Battle of Naboo, not only has the galaxy undergone significant change, but so have Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala, and Anakin ...more

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Star Wars Episode I: The... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Ewan McGregor

Released: 1999

Directed by: George Lucas

(32 Years Before Episode IV) Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master ...more

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No Strings Attached is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline

Released: 2011

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

No Strings Attached is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Elizabeth Meriwether. Starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, the film is about two ...more

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Garden State is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Jim Parsons, Ian Holm

Released: 2004

Directed by: Zach Braff

Garden State is a 2004 comedy-drama film written and directed by Zach Braff and starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm and Braff himself. The film centers on Andrew Largeman, a ...more

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Where the Heart Is is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Sally Field, Ashley Judd

Released: 2000

Directed by: Matt Williams

Where the Heart Is is a 2000 drama/romance film directed by Matt Williams, in his film directing debut. The movie stars Natalie Portman, Stockard Channing, Ashley Judd, and Joan Cusack with ...more

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Thor: The Dark World is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

Released: 2013

Directed by: Alan Taylor

Thor: The Dark World is a 2013 American superhero film directed by Alan Taylor, based on the Marvel Comics character. When Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) gets cursed with a powerful entity ...more

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The Other Boleyn Girl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Benedict Cumberbatch

Released: 2008

Directed by: Justin Chadwick

The Other Boleyn Girl is a 2008 historical romantic drama film directed by Justin Chadwick, based on the 2001 novel by Philippa Gregory. 16th-century aristocrats Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson) ...more

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Heat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

Released: 1995

Directed by: Michael Mann

Heat is a 1995 American crime thriller film written, produced and directed by Michael Mann, and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer. The film was released in the United States on ...more

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Mars Attacks! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker

Released: 1996

Directed by: Tim Burton

Mars Attacks! is a 1996 American comic science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and written by Jonathan Gems. Based on the cult trading card series of the same name, the film features an ...more

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Cold Mountain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law

Released: 2003

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

Cold Mountain is a 2003 epic drama film written and directed by Anthony Minghella. The film is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Charles Frazier. It stars Jude Law, Nicole ...more

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Beautiful Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Uma Thurman, Rosie O'Donnell

Released: 1996

Directed by: Ted Demme

Beautiful Girls is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Ted Demme from a screenplay written by Scott Rosenberg, starring Matt Dillon, Lauren Holly, Timothy Hutton, Rosie ...more
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Brothers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

Brothers is a 2009 American psychological drama war film directed by Jim Sheridan, and a remake of Susanne Bier's 2004 Danish film Brødre. Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) returns from being ...more

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Anywhere but Here is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Eva Amurri

Released: 1999

Directed by: Wayne Wang

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Mr. Magorium's Wonder Em... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Bateman

Released: 2007

Directed by: Zach Helm

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is a 2007 fantasy comedy film written and directed by Zach Helm. The film stars Dustin Hoffman as the owner of a magical toy store, and Natalie Portman as his ...more

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Goya's Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Javier Bardem, Randy Quaid

Released: 2006

Directed by: Miloš Forman

Goya's Ghosts is a 2006 Spanish-American film, directed by Miloš Forman, and written by him and Jean-Claude Carrière. The film stars Natalie Portman, Javier Bardem and Stellan ...more
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Jackie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig

Released: 2016

Directed by: Pablo Larraín

Jackie is a 2016 biographical drama film directed by Pablo Larraín and written by Noah Oppenheim. The film stars Natalie Portman as the titular character, following her life after the ...more

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Lucy in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Dan Stevens

Released: 2019

Directed by: Noah Hawley

Lucy in the Sky (a.k.a. Pale Blue Dot) is a 2019 American drama film directed by Noah Hawley, loosely based on astronaut Lisa Nowak's alleged criminal activities. An astronaut (Natalie Portman) ...more
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Your Highness is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, James Franco

Released: 2011

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Your Highness is a 2011 American fantasy comedy film directed by David Gordon Green, starring Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel, with Justin Theroux, Toby Jones ...more

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Annihilation is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Natalie Portman Movies
Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez

Released: 2018

Directed by: Alex Garland

Annihilation is a 2018 science fantasy action horror film directed by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer. A biologist (Natalie Portman) signs up for a dangerous, secret ...more

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