My Top Ten Natalie Portman Movies

Happy 37th Birthday (tomorrow!) to Natalie Portman.

I’ve always liked Portman but probably wouldn’t think to include her in a list of favorite actresses. And after doing this list, I see she’s really not been in any favorite films of mine. I mean, even number one on my list isn’t exactly one that I love. That’s a shame. She’s a very good actress – she just seems to not be in many movies that are my type of thing.

As always, I’ve ranked these according to how much I like the movie instead of by Portman’s performance. Here are My Top Ten Natalie Portman Movies (counting down & including all I’ve seen):

The Rest I’ve Seen:

17. No Strings Attached
16. Jackie
15. Cold Mountain
14. Where The Heart Is
13. Anywhere But Here
12. Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
11. Garden State

Top Ten:

10. Closer

9. Beautiful Girls

8. Annihilation

7. Mars Attacks!

6. Black Swan

5. The Thor Movies

4. V For Vendetta

3. The Star Wars Prequels (Well, they kind of suck but I’m being nice since it’s Star Wars)

2. Heat

1. Leon

Some I’ve Not Seen:

Zoolander, The Darjeeling Limited, My Blueberry Nights, The Other Boelyn Girl, Brothers, I’m Still Here, Your Highness, Knight Of Cups, Jane Got A Gun, Song To Song

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12 thoughts on “My Top Ten Natalie Portman Movies

  1. This may sound strange, but I really believe to this day (even after Black Swan) that her finest performance was in Leon. It had some raw genuineness to it, and I always detected some artificiality in her performances in her later films. I am also happy with Black Swan being at number 6 (not higher).

  2. Am a bit surprised to hear, that none of her films are among your favourites. I love CLOSER, infact it’s my favourite film, from the previous decade (more thanks to Jude Law & Julia Roberts, even though Natalie Portman & Clive Owen, too, were brilliant in their respective roles).
    And from her performances, I think she was brilliant in LEON and BLACK SWAN!!

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