Natalie Portman’s 10 Best Movies, According To IMDb
Natalie Portman, named Neta-Lee Hershlag is an actress and filmmaker with dual Israeli and American citizenship. She has been a part of films since she was a teenager. Natalie has starred in blockbusters. Her major roles include playing psychologically troubled women in independent films.
Natalie Portman began her acting career at age 12 in the action-drama film Léon: The Professional. She plays the young protégée of a hitman. She has attended Harvard University for a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Her role as a troubled ballerina in the psychological horror film Black Swan won her an Oscar for the same.
Today we decided to count top 10 Natalie Portman movies according to IMDb. Here we go!
Closer is a 2004 American romantic drama film.
The film is written by Patrick Marber, and it is adapted from the award-winning 1997 play of the same name.
Closer was produced and directed by Mike Nichols. It stars Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, and Clive Owen in the lead roles. As the play on which it is based, Closer is the modern and tragic version of Mozart’s opera Così fan Tutte, with references to the opera in both the plot and the soundtrack.
Coincidentally, Owen starred in the play as Dan, the role played by Law in the film.
Closer was nominated for Oscar and Golden Glob. Portman and Owen won for their performances in supporting roles. Natalie Portman stars as Alice Ayres / Jane Jones and Clive Owen as Larry Gray.
Cold Mountain (7.2)
Cold Mountain is a 2003 epic war film.
The film is written and directed by Anthony Minghella. It is based on the bestseller 1997 novel by the same name by the author Charles Frazier.
Cold Mountain stars Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renée Zellweger with Eileen Atkins. The supporting roles are those of Brendan Gleeson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Jack White, Giovanni Ribisi, Donald Sutherland, and Ray Winstone.
Cold Mountain is the story of a wounded deserter from the Confederate army. The timeline is close to the end of the American Civil War. This deserter journeys home to reunite with the woman he loves.
Natalie Portman stars as Sara.
Paris, Je T’aime (7.3)
Paris, je t’aime is a 2006 anthology film.
Natalie has a teeny tiny role in Paris, je t’aime which has an ensemble cast of actors of various countries.
Paris, je t’aime consists of eighteen short films set in different arrondissements. It has been collaborated by directors that include Sylvain Chomet, Joel and Ethan Coen, Gérard Depardieu, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Nobuhiro Suwa, Alexander Payne, Tom Tykwer, Walter Salles, Yolande Moreau, and Gus Van Sant.
After the success of Paris, je t’aime, a similar film, New York, I Love You came out. The Cities of Love website exists and it says that there are several more films in the series to be released. They include Rio, Eu Te Amo, Shanghai, 我爱你 .
Garden State (7.4)
Garden State is a 2004 American romantic comedy-drama film.
The film is written and directed by Zach Braff. It stars Braff, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, and Ian Holm. Garden State is centered on Andrew Largeman (Zach Braff), a 26-year-old actor/waiter who returns to his hometown in New Jersey after his mother dies. The story is based on Braff’s real-life experiences.
Garden State received positive reviews upon its release and it has garnered a cult following.
Natalie Portman stars as Sam, she is an eccentric epileptic and compulsive liar. She is not ashamed of her sinful ways and she openly admits to her casual dishonesty and frequently thinks of what makes her do it.
Sam says she works at a law office as a paralegal (the film never shows her at work, or going to or coming from the same). Sam lives with her equally weird mother and her adopted African sibling, Titembay.
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith (7.5)
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith is a 2005 American epic space opera film.
The film is written and directed by George Lucas. It has an ensemble cast of stars Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Frank Oz.
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith the final installment in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, the third chapter in the Skywalker saga overall and the sixth Star Wars film to be released.
Revenge of the Sith has events set three years after the happening of the Clone Wars and is further established in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.
Natalie Portman stars as Padmé Amidala, she is a senator of Naboo who is secretly Anakin’s wife and pregnant with their children.
Black Swan (8.0)
Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological horror film.
The film is directed by Darren Aronofsky. More than the movie’s Swan, the people who contributed to it matter a lot. The screenplay was written by Mark Heyman, John McLaughlin, and Andres Heinz, based on an original story by Heinz.
Black Swan stars Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, and Winona Ryder in the cast. The story is centered around a production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet by the New York City Ballet company.
It is an intense production that requires a ballerina to play the innocent and fragile White Swan. The committed dancer Nina is suited. But she lacks at the dark and sensual Black Swan. These qualities are better suited to the new rival Lily (Mila Kunis).
Nina loses grip on reality, is overwhelmed by immense pressure as she finds herself competing for the part.
Black Swan is interpreted as a metaphor for achieving artistic perfection. Natalie Portman stars as Nina Sayers / The Swan Queen and Mila Kunis as Lily / The Black Swan.
Winona Ryder stars as Elizabeth “Beth” MacIntyre / The Dying Swan.
V For Vendetta (8.2)
V for Vendetta is a 2005 dystopian political thriller action film.
The movie is directed by James McTeigue and written by the Wachowskis. V for Vendetta is based on the 1988 DC/Vertigo Comics limited series of the same name by the author Alan Moore and David Lloyd.
V for Vendetta traces the story in an alternative future where a Nordic supremacist and neo-fascist totalitarian regime rules the United Kingdom.
V is portrayed by Hugo Weaving who is an anarchist and masked freedom fighter, one who tries to ignite a revolution through elaborate terrorist acts. Natalie Portman plays Evey, a young, working-class woman who is a part of V’s mission. Their enemy is Stephen Rea, a detective looking to stop V.
Heat is a 1995 American crime film.
The film is written, produced, and directed by Michael Mann. It stars Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Val Kilmer in the lead roles.
De Niro stars as Neil McCauley, a professional robber, Pacino plays Lt. Vincent Hanna, an LAPD detective robbery-homicide after Neil’s crew. The story begins when a botched heist kills three security guards. Heat is based on the former Chicago police officer Chuck Adamson’s pursuit during the 1960s of a criminal named McCauley, the same man after whom De Niro’s character is named.
It has been reported that Heat is a remake by Mann of an unproduced television series. Natalie Portman stars as Lauren in Heat.
Léon: The Professional (8.5)
Léon: The Professional is a 1994 English-language French action-thriller film.
This marks Natalie’s film debut. The movie is written and directed by Luc Besson. Léon: The Professional stars Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, and Natalie Portman.
The plot follows Léon (Reno), who is a professional hitman, and he reluctantly takes in 12-year-old Mathilda (Natalie Portman). She is rendered an orphan, after her family is murdered by corrupted Drug Enforcement Administration agent Norman Stansfield (Gary Oldman).
Léon and Mathilda have an unusual relationship, with the girl becoming his protégée and learning his trade.
Avengers: Endgame (8.6)
Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 American superhero film.
The film is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers. It is produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Avengers: Endgame is the direct sequel to Avengers: Infinity War and is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Endgame was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. It is written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. It features an ensemble cast of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
We see Natalie Portman as Jane Foster in Avengers: Endgame.