Mulholland Drive [2001]

  • Release year : 2001
  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Horror
  • Directed by: David Lynch
  • Actors: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux
  • Production company: Les Films Alain Sarde, Asymmetrical Productions, Babbo Inc.

This David Lynch thriller was a breakthrough for Watts’ film career, which had been largely abandoned at the time. Upon receiving a contract to star in the reality series that was being produced as a TV series, Watts once again felt unlucky while in production when the TV station that was about to air the series canceled the series. it.

But thanks to the genius of David Lynch who continued to shoot until the film’s finale was successfully completed after more than a year of delay, this film was brought to the big screen and screened for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival. was warmly welcomed by the audience. who watched it at the time.

Naomi Watts has also captured the attention of audiences around the world with her stellar performance, despite controversy due to the lesbian theme shown. His acting collaboration with Laura Harring is very coherent and still leaves an impression on the audience’s mind, but of course it is still difficult to understand the meaning of this mysterious film.

The Ring [2002]

  • Release year : 2002
  • Genre: Horror, Mystery
  • Directed by: Gore Verbinski
  • Actors: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox
  • Production company : DreamWorks, Parkes / MacDonald Image Nation, BenderSpink

The suspense-thriller that opens the line of Japanese-to-Hollywood horror remakes is Naomi Watts’ first box office film directed by Gore Verbinski. The gripping feel of the original film was successfully conveyed and supported by great acting from Watts himself.

Naomi Watts’ performance was of course praised by film critics as well as the audience. Her natural acting proves she has enough talent to one day become a reliable star and actress, as many doubt that she can repeat her acting quality in the film. Mulholland Drive [2001].

21 Grams [2003]

  • Release year : 2003
  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
  • Directed by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
  • Actors: Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts
  • Production company: This Is That Productions, Y Productions, Mediana Productions Filmgesellschaft

This drama by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is able to maximize the acting potential of Naomi Watts paired with Oscar caliber actor Sean Penn. The role of a woman who lost her husband to murder left her frustrated and turned to drugs and alcohol as an escape.

The majority of film critics praised her performance in this film, which also earned her an Oscar nomination in the category of Best Actress. He had never expected this before, as he thought he was just starting his film career and didn’t deserve this opportunity.

King Kong [2005]

  • Release year : 2005
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Directed by: Peter Jackson
  • Actors: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody
  • Production company: Universal Pictures, WingNut Films, Big Primate Pictures

With a string of successes on the way, Naomi Watts then continued her positive trend as the main character in the remake of King Kong, this time directed by Peter Jackson, who has recently succeeded in the King Kong remake. The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.

Watts as Ann Darrow is involved in the production of a movie that turns out to be just a disguise to capture a giant gorilla nicknamed King Kong. Apparently, the gorilla fell in love and liked Ann Darrow. In the middle of that wasteland, King Kong took care of Ann with all his heart.

His classic face is very supportive for a movie set in the 1930s. Her beauty radiates almost flawlessly and it’s not just King Kong that captivates, even us. by the sweet smile on her face. This film was a resounding success and elevated Watts’ name to the ranks of Hollywood’s top actresses.

The Painted Veil [2006]

  • Release year : 2006
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Directed by: John Curran
  • Actors: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber
  • Production company : WIP, Stratus Film Co., Bob Yari Productions

In the third television film adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham’s novel, Naomi Watts plays an unfaithful wife to her husband who is battling an outbreak in China. The 1930s social life portrayed by Watts makes their home life tasteless without love.

Her performance is often compared to that of the original 1934 actress Greta Garbo. But many critics argue that Watts was able to develop Kitty Garstin into a more pathetic character and delve deeper into the character’s own spiritual side.

Eastern Promises [2007]

  • Release year : 2007
  • Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
  • Directed by: David Cronenberg
  • Actors: Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Armin Mueller-Stahl
  • Production company: Kudos Film and Television, BBC Films, Serendipity Point Films

Naomi Watts then appeared in director David Cronenberg’s crime thriller with Viggo Mortensen, which first aired at the Toronto International Film Festival and received critical acclaim. Her performance as Anna, who is trying to find clues to open a rape case carried out by the Russian mafia, attracts the audience’s admiration.

The film with a high level of violence brought Viggo Mortensen’s name back after the previous success with the Lord of the Rings trilogy. His acting strengths are very solid with Naomi Watts albeit with very little dialogue and heavy use of body language and facial expressions.

Mother and Child [2009]

  • Release year : 2009
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Directed by: Rodrigo Garcia
  • Actors: Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington
  • Production company: Everest Entertainment, Cha Cha Chá Films, Mockingbird Pictures

After a temporary hiatus from the world of cinema following the birth of two children, Watts returns to acting in this family drama from Rodrigo Garcia. In this film, Watts plays Elizabeth, a lawyer who does not know who her biological mother is. This makes him a hard-hearted person.

His performance with Annette Bening, Kerry Washington and Samuel L.Jackson earned him once again much praise and appreciation. Many critics rate his acting as good, so he is not afraid of not receiving the sympathy of the audience. As a result, she was nominated for Best Actress at the Australian Film Institute Awards and an Independent Spirit Award in the Best Supporting Actress category.

The Impossible [2012]

  • Release year : 2012
  • Genre: Drama, History, Horror
  • Directed by: JA Bayona
  • Actors: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland
  • Production company: Mediaset Espaa, Summit Entertainment, Apaches Entertainment

The suspenseful story of the tsunami that devastated Southeast Asia, especially Thailand and Aceh, featuring Watts as Maria Bennett, this is the true story of Maria Belon’s struggle to save her life. disaster recovery and reunite families separated by natural disasters.

Once again, her performance was able to wow the Oscar judges by placing her on the list of nominations in the Best Actress category. Same goes for the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Many film critics say that Watts’ acting is so emotional and natural that we can feel what the character is going through.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) [2014]

  • Release year : 2014
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Directed by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
  • Actors: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton
  • Production company : New Regency Pictures, M Productions, Grisbi Productions

The film that made Watts collaborate again with director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarittu and actor Edward Norton was a hit in terms of quality and won many awards, notably from the Oscar to being Best Picture.

Watts plays opposite Edward Norton on Broadway, which is the director’s latest project of questionable quality. His and Norton’s dialogue in and out of the rehearsal scene is very cohesive and shows the bickering between the two lovers over the boundaries of their professions as artists.

St. Vincent [2014]

  • Release year : 2014
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Directed by: Theodore Melfi
  • Actors: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts
  • Production company: Chernin Entertainment, Crescendo Productions, Goldenlight Films

For his role in this comedy-drama, which also stars Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy, Watts spends a lot of time with Russian women at the West Village Spa for six weeks so that his Russian accent can sound decent. good.

The voice of film critics split in two in evaluating Watts’ performance in this film by director Theodore Melfi. Some regret when she joined this movie and chose the role of the woman of the dark. While others appreciated his effort in bringing the character to life and considered the role here as one of his best performances.

Despite turning 50 years old, Naomi Watts’ beauty has not diminished. With the maturity level, the acting is shown more mature and contained. In recent years, Watts has become more involved in the production of independent films that have been shown to small screens in US theaters. However, despite appearing in a lower form, her ability as a top actress is still very well maintained.