Nicole Kidman Filmography

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Nicole Kidman is an old-fashioned movie star. Not afraid of art pieces or independent film, she deftly mixes these with some premium television roles and some blockbusters in an incredible career spanning over three decades. Nicole is one of the most consistently talented actresses working today. 

What is Nicole Kidman’s best movie?

To Die For and Moulin Rouge would be my top two picks of those I have seen. To Die For is an underappreciated breakout role for Nicole that really showed both her star and sex appeal as well as her range. In addition, it is an excellent black comedy.

Moulin Rouge is simply fun. I know it is not everyone’s cup of tea, and I certainly understand. I find the energy, humor and visuals stunning. Nicole owns every scene she is in and she is in almost all of them.

Oh course if we are just going by most beloved movie she was in the almost perfect Paddington would take top honors.

Nicole Kidman’s Worst Movie?

Nicole has certainly had her fair share of turkeys over the last thirty years.

One would think with not one but two Joel Schumacher films on the list, there would be some competition for worst film. (For the record, Joel was a mentor to Nicole, and she was heartbroken over his recent death)

But even a Schumacher Batman film or a thriller costarring Nicolas Cage is no match for her star turn in Grace of Monaco.

Nicole escaped most of the wrath of critics for Grace of Monaco with the director and writer taking the lion’s share of the blame. That said, this is a star vehicle late in her career. She survived Grace of Monaco without too many problems primarily because after the movie was shown at Cannes it premiered on the Lifetime Channel rather than in theaters, as its budget and pedigree would suggest. In other words, it was so bad they buried it.

Nicole Kidman’s Best Performance?

She is really good in Destroyer but I have to give her performance in To Die For the highest marks. I can’t imagine anyone else that good in the role.

Nicole Kidman’s Worst Performance?

I have not seen a bad Nicole Kidman performance. I also have yet to see Grace of Monaco so we shall see.

Nicole is also unwatchable in Dogville. But in all fairness, everyone is unwatchable in Dogville. The film is unwatchable. Our Town as done by a pretentious sociopath.

What film haven’t you seen of Nicole’s that you know want to?

From pre-Hollywood Nicole, both Windrider (1986) and Nightmaster look like they could be campy fun.

As for modern Nicole, I have never seen The Invasion, which is the third or fourth remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, which is an old favorite of mine.

Anything Else learned, or you would like to add?

Nicole is left handed and neither a natural Australian (Born in Hawaii) nor a natural redhead.

Bush Christmas (1983)

BMX Bandits (1983)

Skin Deep (1983)

Chase Through the Night (1983)

Matthew and Son (1984)

Wills & Burke (1985)

Archer (1985)

Windrider (1986)

Nightmaster (Watch the Shadows Dance) (1987)

Un’australiana a Roma (1987)

Room to Move (Winners) (1987)

Vietnam (miniseries) (1987)

The Bit Part (1988)

Emerald City (1988)

Dead Calm (1989)

Days of Thunder (1990)

Flirting (1991)

Billy Bathgate (1991)

Far and Away (1992)

Malice (1993)

My Life (1993)

To Die For (1995)

Batman Forever (1995)

The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

The Leading Man (1996)

The Peacemaker (1997)

Practical Magic (1998)

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

The Others (2001)

Birthday Girl (2001)

Panic Room (2002)

The Hours (2002)

Dogville (2003)

The Human Stain (2003)

Cold Mountain (2003)

The Stepford Wives (2004)

Birth (2004)

The Interpreter (2005)

Bewitched (2005)

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

Happy Feet (2006)

The Invasion (2007)

Margot at the Wedding (2007)

The Golden Compass (2007)

Australia (2008)

Nine (2009)

Rabbit Hole (2010)

Just Go with It (2011)

Trespass (2011)

The Paperboy (2012)

Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)

Stoker (2013)

The Railway Man (2013)

Grace of Monaco (2014)

Before I Go to Sleep (2014)

Paddington (2014)

Strangerland (2015)

Queen of the Desert (2015)

The Family Fang (2015)

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

The Guardian Brothers (Little Door Gods) (Xiao men shen) (2016)

Genius (2016)

Lion (2016)

How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017)

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

The Beguiled (2017)

The Upside (2017)

Destroyer (2018)

Boy Erased (2018)

Aquaman (2018)

The Goldfinch (2019)

Bombshell (2019)

The Prom (2020)

Nine Perfect Strangers (2021)

Being the Ricardos (2021)

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