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Brides of Christ (TV Series)Brides of Christ (TV Series) (1991)
Dir. Ken Cameron
Feat. Brenda Fricker, Naomi Watts, Russell Crowe
Set in Catholic convent in 1960s Australia among a group of nuns and students, this series caused mild controversy on release, depicting the church…
Sleepwalker Project, The (TV Series)Sleepwalker Project, The (TV Series) (Sleepwalkers) (1997)
Feat. Bruce Greenwood, Naomi Watts
With a premise that's a cut above the usual sci–fi series imagination, this has a team of researchers at the Morpheus Institute use special…
Strange PlanetStrange Planet (1998)
Dir. Emma-Kate Croghan
Feat. Claudia Karvan, Hugo Weaving, Naomi Watts
Three girl–friends and three guy–friends collide by chance for New Years Eve in a remote beach–house, mixing–n–matching…
Wyvern Mystery, The (TV Mini-Series)Wyvern Mystery, The (TV Mini-Series) (2000)
Dir. Alex Pillai
Feat. Naomi Watts, Derek Jacobi
Naomi Watts plays the adopted daughter of a prickly Squire (Derek Jacobi) with more than just fatherhood on his mind. Pseudo–haunted house…
Mulholland DriveMulholland Drive (2001) Recommended
Dir. David Lynch
Feat. Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring, Justin Theroux
Dir. David Lynch returns to the defiantly enigmatic mode of ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘Lost Highway’ with an absurdist Tinseltown satire that probably…
Shaft, TheShaft, The (Down) (2001)
Dir. Dick Maas
Feat. Naomi Watts, James Marshall, Ron Perlman
Wildly tongue–in–cheek remake of the dir.'s own THE LIFT, here with a New York City elevator going on a murderous rampage in its…
Ring, TheRing, The (2002) Recommended
Dir. Gore Verbinski
Feat. Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox
Fitfully creepy American remake of the influential Japanese horror film that surprisingly manages to replicate the foreboding (and uniquely Japanese)…
Plots with a ViewPlots with a View (Undertaking Betty) (2002) Recommended
Dir. Nick Hurran
Feat. Brenda Blethyn, Alfred Molina, Naomi Watts
Lunatic Welsh farce in which an unhappy Brenda Blethyn contrives with a besotted funeral director (Molina) to fake her own death so as to escape a…
Ned KellyNed Kelly (2003)
Dir. Gregor Jordan
Feat. Heath Ledger, Naomi Watts, Geoffrey Rush
Australia's most famous bushranger is portrayed with outright sympathy and a large measure of romantic invention in this messy, but not entirely…
Le DivorceLe Divorce (2003)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Leslie Caron
Neither romantic escapism nor French farce American–style, this comedy from ‘prestige’ partnership Merchant–Ivory can’t find shape…
21 Grams21 Grams (2003)
Dir. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Feat. Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Benicio Del Toro
For his English–language debut, the celebrated Mexican director of AMORES PERROS weighs in with an unconventional, soul–baring drama that…
I Heart HuckabeesI Heart Huckabees (2004) Recommended
Dir. David O. Russell
Feat. Jason Schwartzman, Mark Wahlberg, Lily Tomlin
The meaning of life and capitalism in the post–millenial age are ambitiously tackled in this "existential comedy" from the dir. of FLIRTING…
We Don't Live Here AnymoreWe Don't Live Here Anymore (2004) Recommended
Dir. John Curran
Feat. Naomi Watts, Mark Ruffalo, Laura Dern
Toughly gritty and unfairly–overlooked drama about two marriages knotted together in dual adultery, career–crises, and personal cynicism,…
Ellie ParkerEllie Parker (2004)
Dir. Scott Coffey
Feat. Naomi Watts, Scott Coffey, Chevy Chase
Curiously fascinating Hollywood DV drama in which Naomi Watts plays a aspiring actress in Los Angeles, born out of 2001 short film made before Watts…
Assassination of Richard Nixon, TheAssassination of Richard Nixon, The (2004) Recommended
Dir. Niels Mueller
Feat. Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Naomi Watts
The ghost of 'Travis Bickle' (TAXI DRIVER) pervades this accomplished diatribe on the contentious era of Richard Nixon's administration – a…
Ring 2, TheRing 2, The (2005)
Dir. Hideo Nakata
Feat. Naomi Watts, Sissy Spacek, Gary Cole
The RING remake cycle moves onto the next installment in dir. Nakata's fable of the lethal videotape, with Watts again returning to this time destroy…
King KongKing Kong (2005) Recommended
Dir. Peter Jackson
Feat. Naomi Watts, Adrien Brody, Jack Black
Peter Jackson's colossal remake lavishes one of the cinema's greatest legends in 21st century technology and ratchets up the emotional stakes to…
StayStay (2005)
Dir. Marc Forster
Feat. Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Ryan Gosling
A New York psychiatrist (McGregor) is drawn into a strange, hallucinatory world when he tries to prevent a disturbed, seemingly prescient young…
Painted Veil, ThePainted Veil, The (2006)
Dir. John Curran
Feat. Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Toby Jones
Haunting tragi–romance unveils the lives of a young English couple whose relocation to Shanghai and history of infidelity force them to…
Eastern PromisesEastern Promises (2007) Aro Favourite
Dir. David Cronenberg
Feat. Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel
A muscular, satisfying thriller set in the underworld of the Russian mafia in London, this reteams the director and star of A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE,…
Funny GamesFunny Games (2007)
Dir. Michael Haneke
Feat. Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt
This contentious ‘self–remake’ finds perennial agitator Michael Haneke revisiting his subversive home invasion classic, emigrating the…
International, TheInternational, The (2009)
Dir. Tom Tykwer
Feat. Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Sleek cosmopolitan thriller finds Owen and Watts, as disheveled Interpol agent and bland district attorney respectively, exposing a sinister arms…
Mother and ChildMother and Child (2009)
Dir. Rodrigo Garcia
Feat. Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington
Thoughtfully handled ensemble drama focuses on the maternal and filial ties that bind, centered around three women; an unhappy therapist, the…
Fair GameFair Game (2010)
Dir. Doug Liman
Feat. Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Tom McCarthy
A smart, ground level conspiracy thriller based on the true story of an undercover CIA operative (Watts) whose identity was suspiciously leaked after…
You Will Meet a Tall Dark StrangerYou Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
Dir. Woody Allen
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin
Not so much a serious Woody Allen film as a funny one without any jokes. An ensemble of fine actors stumble through a series of scenes with only a…
Dream HouseDream House (2011)
Dir. Jim Sheridan
Feat. Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz
Less haunted house movie than emotionally fraught character drama, this somewhat trashy if competently delivered thriller centres on a family man…
J. EdgarJ. Edgar (2011)
Dir. Clint Eastwood
Feat. Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench
Heavyweight biopic from dir. Clint Eastwood, with Leonardo DiCaprio stepping into the shoes of controversial FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, whose…
Impossible, TheImpossible, The (2012) Recommended
Dir. Juan Antonio Bayona
Feat. Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland
A searing drama of human resilience, this up–close–and–personal disaster pic tells the true story of a vacationing family in…
Movie 43Movie 43 (2013)
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear, Common
Hollywood's enthusiasm for large ensemble comedies continues with this star–studded monstrosity, framed around a struggling director (Quaid)…
DianaDiana (2013)
Dir. Oliver Hirschbiegel
Feat. Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Douglas Hodge
Naomi Watts takes on the legend of Princess Diana in this earnest biopic of the doomed "people's princess."
AdorationAdoration (Adore) (2013)
Dir. Anne Fontaine
Feat. Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel
Adapted from Doris Lessing's novel 'The Grandmothers', two women embark on secretive affairs with each other's sons in this sensual Australian…
Sunlight Jr.Sunlight Jr. (2013)
Dir. Laurie Collyer
Feat. Naomi Watts, Matt Dillon, Norman Reedus
Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon slum it as a couple living barely above the breadline with a baby on the way in this honest, ground–level…
St. VincentSt. Vincent (2014) Recommended
Dir. Theodore Melfi
Feat. Bill Murray, Naomi Watts, Melissa McCarthy
Likeable coming–of–age comedy about an unlikely friendship between a young boy and a misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who…
BirdmanBirdman (Birdman: or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) Aro Favourite
Dir. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Feat. Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton
A nimble, bravura Oscar–winning black comedy that cannily casts Michael Keaton as a washed–up actor who, having once played an iconic…
While We're YoungWhile We're Young (2014) Recommended
Dir. Noah Baumbach
Feat. Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver
Ben Stiller plays a documentarian whose career and marriage are overturned when a much younger couple enters their social circle in this…
InsurgentInsurgent (2015)
Dir. Robert Schwentke
Feat. Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James
Shailene Woodley returns in this second part of the dystopian teen trilogy and continues her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to…
Sea of Trees, TheSea of Trees, The (2015)
Dir. Gus Van Sant
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, Ken Watanabe
Critically savaged misfire from Gus van Sant has a maudlin McConaughey as suicidal man who enters a forest in search of the perfect place to die, but…
AllegiantAllegiant (2016)
Dir. Robert Schwentke
Feat. Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels
Third in the Divergent series sees Shailene Woodley's Tris trying frantically to escape with Four beyond the wall that encircles Chicago, to finally…
ChuckChuck (The Bleeder) (2016)
Dir. Philippe Falardeau
Feat. Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss, Naomi Watts
The real life inspiration for Rocky Balboa, Chuck Wepner was a New Jersey liquor salesman with a modest prizefighting career whose life changed…
Glass Castle, TheGlass Castle, The (2017)
Dir. Destin Cretton
Feat. Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts
Brie Larson and the director of SHORT TERM 12 reunite for this sensitive father–daughter drama adaptated from the best–selling memoir by…
Twin Peaks (TV Series)Twin Peaks (TV Series) (Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series, Twin Peaks: The Return) (2017) Recommended
Dir. David Lynch
Feat. Kyle MacLachlan, Catherine E. Coulson, Madchen Amick
Revival of the cult TV series with most of the same cast (plus many, many more), which rivals and occasionally surpasses the terrifying brilliance of…
OpheliaOphelia (2018)
Dir. Claire McCarthy
Feat. Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Clive Owen
A beautifully appointed contemporary re–imagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet as told from perspective of Hamlet's forbidden lover.

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