who does not know Natalie Portman ? This actress, producer and director quickly established herself as a child actor, appearing in films such as “Leon” in 1994 and “Beautiful Girls” in 1996. She then made her breakthrough in roles adults with her portrayal of Padmé Amidala in the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy (1999-2005). Since then, she has starred in many hit movies, including ‘V for Vendetta’ (2006), ‘Black Swan’ (2010), ‘Thor: The Dark World’ (2013) and many more. Here is a small TOP of best movies with Natalie Portman in the leading role.
V for Vendetta (2005) – Action, thriller
A tasty mix of drama, thriller and science fiction, this film takes place in post-nuclear war fascist England. As the country is ruled with an iron fist by a totalitarian regime, a strange masked man named “V” suddenly rises up against them. A relentless vigilante, he will commit several attacks against the government, actions that will encourage the people to rebel. Natalie Portman embodies the young Evey Hammond, a young woman whose path will cross that of the mysterious V. A meeting that will change everything…
Brothers (2009) – War, drama
In this dramatic and hyper-touching film, Natalie Portman plays Grace, a fulfilled mother and wife. It’s the great love with Sam, her husband with whom she has two daughters. But everything changes when Sam, who is in the military, does not return from a mission, leaving Grace completely devastated. Her brother-in-law Tommy comes to support her, but the two grow dangerously close. Everything becomes more complicated when Sam is found alive, but the war has left him with serious consequences.
Black Swan (2010) – Thriller, drama
In this very psychological film, we find Natalie Portman in the skin of Nina, an extremely talented ballerina. The latter was chosen to interpret the “Queen of the Swans” in the famous ballet “Swan Lake”. The young woman gets the two main roles: that of the white swan and that of the black swan. Between her overprotective mother, her demanding ballet master and the tough competition, the pressure is enormous for Nina who begins to sink….
Jackie (2016) – Drama, story
This drama film follows Jackie Kennedy after the horrific assassination of her husband, John Kennedy, then 35e President of the United States. Suddenly and violently confronted with mourning, the First Lady tries to overcome her trauma, while trying to remain strong in the face of the media who track her relentlessly. Natalie Portman is simply moving in the role of this courageous woman who did everything to preserve her husband’s political legacy and celebrate the man he was.
Annihilation (2018) – SF, horror
In this strange film, a sinister and mysterious phenomenon takes place on the American coast. The army tries to understand what is happening by sending people there, but no one ever returns from the area called the “Shimmer”. Only Kane, a special forces soldier, has returned after being missing for a year, but his health is rapidly deteriorating. His wife Lena, a biologist and former soldier (played by Natalie Portman), volunteers for a new reconnaissance mission, but above all to try to find out how to save her husband.
Bonus: Leon (1994) – Drama, action
The film that revealed Natalie Portman to the general public! At twelve, the actress plays Mathilda, a little girl whose family is massacred by corrupt police. She is narrowly saved by Léon, her next-door neighbor who happens to be a formidable contract killer. Mathilda will convince him to teach her the trade, because she wants to avenge the death of her little brother. Against all odds, the two will forge a strange father-daughter relationship. Natalie Portman forms a beautiful duo with Jean Reno.