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Click for casts, awards, reviews, VOR ratings. Title on each page links to IMDb.

Grades omitted for films I viewed long ago. When world premiere precedes U.S. release, I list both.

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Updated: 7 Apr 2024, with reviews of Neptune Frost, Nightmare Alley, and Nomadland

Nabat (2014/–) Dir. Elçin Musaoğlu Guliyev. Fatemah Motamed Arya B

Naked (1993) Dir. Mike Leigh. David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge B+

Naked Amazon (1954/1955) Dir. Zigmunt Sulistrowski. Richard Olizar C+

The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) Dir. Jerry Zucker. Leslie Nielsen C+

Naked in New York (1993/1994) Dir. Dan Algrant. Eric Stoltz, Mary-Louise Parker C–

The Naked Kiss (1964) Dir. Samuel Fuller. Constance Towers, Anthony Eisley C+

 Naked Lunch (1991) Dir. David Cronenberg. Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm A–

Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night (2005/–) Dir. Sonali Gulati. Documentary B

The Name of the Rose (1986) Dir. Jean-Jacques Annaud. Sean Connery

The Namesake (2006/2007) Dir. Mira Nair. Tabu, Kal Penn, Irrfan Khan C+

Nancy (2018) Dir. Christina Choe. Andrea Riseborough, J. Smith Cameron C+

The Nanny (1999/–) Dir. Marco Bellocchio. Maya Sansa, Fabrizio Bentivoglio B

Nanny (2022) Dir. Nikyatu Jusu. Anna Diop, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Spector C+

Nanook of the North (1922) Dir. Robert J. Flaherty. Documentary about Inuits A

 Napoleon Dynamite (2004) Dir. Jared Hess. Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries B

Nappy (1997/–) Dir. Lydia Ann Douglas. Documentary about black women's hair B

Narc (2002) Dir. Joe Carnahan. Jason Patric, Ray Liotta, Krista Bridges, Chi McBride B

Nashville (1975) Dir. Robert Altman. Ronee Blakley, Henry Gibson, Keith Carradine A+

Nasty Baby (2015) Dir. Sebastián Silva. Sebastián Silva, Kristen Wiig B

The Nasty Girl (1990) Dir. Michael Verhoeven. Lena Stolze, Robert Giggenbach B

Nasty Habits (1977) Dir. Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Glenda Jackson, Susan Penhaligon C

Nasty Love (1995/–) Dir. Mario Martone. Anna Bonaiuto, Angela Luce A–

 National Gallery (2014) Dir. Frederick Wiseman. Documentary about the museum A–

National Velvet (1944) Dir. Clarence Brown. Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney B

The Nativity Story (2005) Dir. Catherine Hardwicke. Keisha Castle-Hughes C–

The Natural (1984) Dir. Barry Levinson. Robert Redford, Wilford Brimley C+

Natural Born Killers (1994) Dir. Oliver Stone. Woody Harrelson A–

The Natural History of Parking Lots (1990/–) Dir. Everett Lewis. Charlie Bean B–

Naughty Marietta (1935) Dir. Robert Z. Leonard. Jeannette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy B

 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984/–) Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Sumi Shimamoto B+

 Navalny (2022) Dir. Daniel Roher. Documentary about the Russian dissident B

Naz & Maalik (2015/2016) Dir. Jay Dockendorf. Kerwin Johnson Jr., Curtiss Cook Jr. B–

Near Dark (1987) Dir. Kathryn Bigelow. Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Bill Paxton B

Nebraska (2013) Dir. Alexander Payne. Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb D+

A Necessary Death (2008/–) Dir. Daniel Stamm. G.J. Echternkamp C

Negar (2017/–) Dir. Rambod Javan. Negar Javaherian, Mohammad Reza Forutan C

 Neighboring Sounds (2012) Dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho. Gustavo John A–

Neighbors (2014) Dir. Nicholas Stoller. Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne B–

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Dir. Nicholas Stoller. Seth Rogen, Zac Efron C

Nell (1994) Dir. Michael Apted. Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson C–

Nénette et Boni (1996/1997) Dir. Claire Denis. Grégoire Colin, Alice Houri

The Neon Bible (1995/1996) Dir. Terence Davies. Jacob Tierney, Gena Rowlands B+

Neon Bull (2015/2016) Dir. Gabriel Marasco. Juliano Cazarré, Maeve Jinkings A–

The Neon Demon (2016) Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn. Elle Fanning, Jena Malone C

 Neptune Frost (2021/2022) Dir. Saul Williams, Anisia Uzeyman. Cheryl Isheja B+

 Nero, or The Fall of Rome (1909) Dir. Luigi Maggi. Alberto Capozzi B+

Neruda (2016) Dir. Pablo Larraín. Luis Gnecco, Gael García Bernál B+

 Network (1976) Dir. Sidney Lumet. William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch A–

 Network (1976) Dir. Sidney Lumet. William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch A–

Never Been Kissed (1999) Dir. Raja Gosnell. Drew Barrymore, David Arquette B

Never Forever (2007/2008) Dir. Gina Kim. Vera Farmiga, David Lee McInnis C+

 Never Gonna Snow Again (2020/2021) Dir. Małgorzata Szumowksa. Alec Utgoff B+

 Never Let Me Go (2010) Dir. Mark Romanek. Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield C+

Never Look Away (2018) Dir. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. Tom Schilling D–

Never on Sunday (1960) Dir. Jules Dassin. Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin C+

The NeverEnding Story (1984) Dir. Wolfgang Petersen. Barret Oliver B–

Nevrland (2020/2021) Dir. Gregor Schmidinger. Simon Frühwirth, Paul Forman D+

The New Age (1994) Dir. Michael Tolkin. Peter Weller, Judy Davis B–

New Jack City (1991) Dir. Mario Van Peebles. Wesley Snipes, Ice-T B–

New Order (2020/2021) Dir. Michel Franco. Samantha Yazareth Anaya B+

The New World (2005) Dir. Terrence Malick. Colin Farrell, Q'Orianka Kilcher A

New York, New York (1977) Dir. Martin Scorsese. Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro A

Newlyweeds (2013) Dir. Shaka King. Amari Cheatom, Trae Harris, Tone Tank B–

 News from Home (1976/1989) Dir. Chantal Akerman. Epistolary essay film B

News of the World (2020) Dir. Paul Greengrass. Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel C

Newsies (1992) Dir. Kenny Ortega. Christian Bale, David Moscow, Marty Belafsky D

 The Next Best Thing (2000) Dir. John Schlesinger. Rupert Everett, Madonna C–

Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976) Dir. Paul Mazursky. Lenny Baker A–

The Next Three Days (2010) Dir. Paul Haggis. Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks C

Next to Her (2014/–) Dir. Asaf Korman. Liron Ben-Shlush, Dana Ivgy B

 Niagara (1953) Dir. Henry Hathaway. Marilyn Monroe, Jean Peters B–

 Niagara, Niagara (1997/1998) Dir. Bob Gosse. Henry Thomas, Robin Tunney C

The Nice Guys (2016) Dir. Shane Black. Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling C+

Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner. Michael Jayston C–

The Nickel Ride (1974) Dir. Robert Mulligan. Jason Miller, John Hillerman B–

Nico and Dani [Krámpack] (2000/2001) Dir. Cesc Gay. Fernando Ramallo C

Night and Fog (1955/–) Dir. Alain Resnais. Documentary about the Shoah A

Night and the City (1992) Dir. Irwin Winkler. Robert De Niro, Jessica Lange B–

A Night at the Opera (1935) Dir. Sam Wood. The Marx Brothers B+

Night Catches Us (2010) Dir. Tanya Hamilton. Anthony Mackie B

 The Night Listener (2005/2006) Dir. Patrick Stettner. Robin Williams C+

Night Moves (1975) Dir. Arthur Penn. Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren A–

Night Moves (2013/2014) Dir. Kelly Reichardt. Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning D+

Night Must Fall (1937) Dir. Richard Thorpe. Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell B

Night Nurse (1931) Dir. William Wellman. Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Blondell B

Night of the Demon (1957/1958) Dir. Jacques Tourneur. Dana Andrews B

The Night of the Hunter (1955) Dir. Charles Laughton. Robert Mitchum A–

The Night of the Iguana (1964) Dir. John Huston. Richard Burton C

Night of the Kings (2020/2021) Dir. Philippe Lacôte. Koné Bakary B

 Night of the Living Dead (1968) Dir. George A. Romero. Duane Jones A–

The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982/1983) Dirs. Paolo and Vittorio Taviani B

Night on Earth (1991/1992) Dir. Jim Jarmusch. Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands C–

The Night Porter (1974) Dir. Liliana Cavani. Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling B+

A Night to Remember (1958) Dir. Roy Ward Baker. Kenneth More A

The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968) Dir. William Friedkin. Britt Ekland B–

Nightbreed (1990) Dir. Clive Barker. Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby, David Cronenberg D+

The Nightcomers (1971) Dir. Michael Winner. Marlon Brando, Christopher Ellis B–

Nightcrawler (2014) Dir. Dan Gilroy. Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo B–

Nighthawks (1978) Dir. Ron Peck. Ken Robertson, Rachel Nicholas James A–

The Nightingale (2018/2019) Dir. Jennifer Kent. Aisling Franciosi B–

Nightmare Alley (1947) Dir. Edmund Goulding. Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell B

 Nightmare Alley (2021) Dir. Guillermo del Toro. Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara B–

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Dir. Wes Craven. Heather Langenkamp B–

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) Dir. Jack Sholder B–

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) Dir. Charles Russell B–

Nights in Rodanthe (2008) Dir. George C. Wolfe. Diane Lane, Richard Gere D+

Nights of Cabiria (1957) Dir. Federico Fellini. Giulietta Masina, François Périer A–

Nightwatching (2007/–) Dir. Peter Greenaway. Martin Freeman, Eva Birthistle C

Nine (2009) Dir. Rob Marshall. Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Judi Dench D+

Nine Lives (2005) Dir. Rodrigo García. Elpidia Carrillo, Robin Wright Penn B+

The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974) Dir. Robert Taylor. Animated C–

 Nine Months (1995) Dir. Chris Columbus. Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore D

 Nine to Five (1980) Dir. Colin Higgins. Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton B

Ninotchka (1939) Dir. Ernst Lubitsch. Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire B+

Nitram (2021/2022) Dir. Justin Kurzel. Caleb Landry Jones, Judy Davis B+

 Nixon (1995) Dir. Oliver Stone. Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, James Woods A–

 Nixon (1995) Dir. Oliver Stone. Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, James Woods A–

(1998/1999) Dir. Robert Lepage. Anne-Marie Cadieux, Alexis Martin B

No (2012/2013) Dir. Pablo Larraín. Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro B

 No Bears (2022) Dir. Jafar Panahi. Jafar Panahi, Reza Heydari, Vashid Mobasheri B+

No Country for Old Men (2007) Dirs. Joel and Ethan Coen. Josh Brolin B

No Date, No Signature (2017/2018) Dir. Vahid Jalilvand. Amir Aghaee B+

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005/TV) Dir. Martin Scorsese. Documentary B–

No End in Sight (2007) Dir. Charles Ferguson. Documentary about Iraq War B+

No Fear, No Die (1990/1992) Dir. Claire Denis. Isaach de Bankolé, Alex Descas A–

No Hard Feelings (2020/–) Dir. Faraz Shariat. Benny Radjaipour B–

No Home Movie (2015/2016) Dir. Chantal Akerman. Personal essay film B+

No Man of Her Own (1950) Dir. Mitchell Leisen. Barbara Stanwyck, John Lund B

 No Man's Land (2001) Dir. Danis Tanović. Branko Djurić, Rene Bitorajać B–

No One Writes to the Colonel (1999/–) Dir. Arturo Ripstein. Fernando Luján B–

 No Ordinary Man (2020/2021) Dir. Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase Joynt. Documentary B+

No Sudden Move (2021) Dir. Steven Soderbergh. Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro C+

No Time to Die (2021) Dir. Cary Joji Fukunaga. Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux C

No Way Out (1987) Dir. Roger Donaldson. Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman B

Noah (2014) Dir. Darren Aronofsky. Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly D+

Nobody Has to Know (2021/–) Dir. Bouli Lanners. Bouli Lanners C

Nobody Knows (2004/2005) Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda. Yuuya Yagira, Ayu Kitaura B–

Nobody's Fool (1994) Dir. Robert Benton. Paul Newman, Melanie Griffith A–

Nobody's Fool (2018) Dir. Tyler Perry. Tika Sumpter, Tiffany Haddish D–

Una Noche (2013/2014) Dir. Lucy Molloy. Javier Núñez Florián, Dariel Arrechaga B

Nocturama (2016/2017) Dir. Bertrand Bonello. Finnegan Oldfield, Jamil McCraven B+

Nocturnal Animals (2016) Dir. Tom Ford. Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal D

Noir et blanc (1986/1991) Dir. Claire Devers. François Frappat, Jacques Martial B+

Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (2019/2020) Dir. Werner Herzog B

 Nomadland (2020) Dir. Chloé Zhao. Frances McDormand, Linda May, Swankie A–

 Nomadland (2020) Dir. Chloé Zhao. Frances McDormand, Linda May, Swankie A–

Non-Fiction (2018/2019) Dir. Olivier Assayas. Guillaume Canet, Vinent Macaigne C

Non-Stop (2014) Dir. Jaume Collet-Serra. Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore C+

None But the Lonely Heart (1944) Dir. Clifford Odets. Cary Grant B–

Nope (2022) Dir. Jordan Peele. Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Brandon Perea C+

Nora Highland (2020/–) Dir. Ryan Spahn. Marin Ireland, Michael Hsu Rosen C–

Norma Rae (1979) Dir. Martin Ritt. Sally Field, Ron Leibman, Beau Bridges C

Normal (2003/TV) Dir. Jane Anderson. Jessica Lange, Tom Wilkinson B–

The Normal Heart (2014/TV) Dir. Ryan Murphy. Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer B–

El Norte (1983/1984) Dir. Gregory Nava. David Villalpando, Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez A–

 Norte, the End of History (2013/2014) Dir. Lav Diaz. Sid Lucero, Angeli Bayani A

 North by Current (2021) Dir. Angelo Madsen Minax. Documentary/essay film B+

North by Northwest (1959) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint A–

North Country (2005) Dir. Niki Caro. Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand C

 The Northman (2022) Dir. Robert Eggers. Alexander Skarsgård, Claes Bang B

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922) Dir. F.W. Murnau. Max Schreck A

Nostalghia (1983/1984) Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky. Oleg Yankovsky, Erland Josephson A

 Nostalgia for the Light (2010/2011) Dir. Patricio Guzmán. Documentary A–

Not Fade Away (2012) Dir. David Chase. John Magaro, Jack Huston, Will Brill B

Not I (2000) Dir. Neil Jordan. Julianne Moore A–

The Notebook (2004) Dir. Nick Cassavetes. Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling B

The Notebook (2013/2014) Dir. János Szász. András Gyémánt, László Gyémánt C+

Notes on a Scandal (2006) Dir. Richard Eyre. Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy C

Notes Toward an African Orestes (1970/1981) Dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini B+

Nothing But a Man (1964) Dir. Michael Roemer. ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln A

Nothing But the Truth (2008) Dir. Rod Lurie. Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon C

The Nothing Factory (2017/–) Dir. Pedro Pinho. José Smith Vargas, Njamy Sebastião B

 Nothing Sacred (1937) Dir. William Wellman. Fredric March, Carole Lombard C+

Notorious (1946) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Claude Rains A

Notorious (2009) Dir. George Tillman, Jr. Jamal Woolard, Derek Luke C

The Notorious Bettie Page (2005/2006) Dir. Mary Harron. Gretchen Mol, Lili Taylor B

The Notorious C.H.O. (2002) Dir. Lorene Machado. Margaret Cho B–

Notre musique (2004) Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. Nade Dieu, Sarah Adler, Jean-Luc Godard A–

 Notting Hill (1999) Dir. Roger Michell. Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Rhys Ifans B

Notturno (2020/2021) Dir. Gianfranco Rosi. Documentary about Middle East borderzones A

November (2017/–) Dir. Rainer Sarnet. Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Heino Kalm B

Novitiate (2017) Dir. Maggie Betts. Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo, Julianne Nicholson B

Now, Voyager (1942) Dir. Irving Rapper. Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Gladys Cooper B+

Nowhere Boy (2009/2010) Dir. Sam Taylor-Wood. Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas C

The Nude Restaurant (1967) Dir. Andy Warhol. Viva, Julian Burrough, Louis Waldon B–

The Nun (2013/–) Dir. Guillaume Nicloux. Pauline Etienne, Françoise Lebrun B–

The Nun's Story (1959) Dir. Fred Zinnemann. Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch B+

Nurse Betty (2000) Dir. Neil LaBute. Renée Zellweger, Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock B–

Nuts (1987) Dir. Martin Ritt. Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss, Maureen Stapleton

The Nutty Professor (1996) Dir. Tom Shadyac. Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett B+

NYAD (2023) Dir. Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin. Annette Bening, Jodie Foster C

Nymphomaniac, Vol. 1 (2013/2014) Dir. Lars von Trier. Stacy Martin C

Nymphomaniac, Vol. 2 (2013/2014) Dir. Lars von Trier. Charlotte Gainsbourg C



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