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List of Noah Baumbach Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Marriage Story (2018)
37
9
Marriage Story
R
37
9

Marriage Story is a critically acclaimed and award-winning drama film which tells the story of a married couple, a successful stage director and an actress, who are going through a divorce. However, the divorce gets more and more complicated over time.  

Directed By:
Noah Baumbach
2. Frances Ha (2012)
15
5
Frances Ha
R
15
5

Frances Halladay, 27-year-old aspiring dancer, moves to New York to live her big dreams, though she has to face several ups-and-downs. She travels through the life with a zest and wit despite not having an apartment to live, or proper job to pay bills, and despite strained relationship with best friend Sophie; however, she holds abundant hope that good things will come her way.

Starring:
Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver, Michael Esper, Michael Zegen, Mickey Sumner
Directed By:
Noah Baumbach
3. De Palma (2015)
8
3
De Palma
R
8
3
Starring:
Directed By:
Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow
4. The Squid and the Whale (2005)
15
5
The Squid and the Whale
R
15
5

The Squid and the Whale is an independent comedy-drama film which tells us the semi-autobiographical story of two boys in Brooklyn dealing with the divorce of their parents. 

Starring:
Directed By:
Noah Baumbach
6. Mistress America (2015)
9
4
Mistress America
R
9
4

Mistress America is a comedy drama film which revolves around Tracy, a naive and lonely college freshman. She soon finds her life turning upside down, after she starts living with her mischievous and adventurous stepsister.  

Starring:
Greta Gerwig, Kathryn Erbe, Lola Kirke, Shana Dowdeswell, Shelby Rebecca Wong
Directed By:
Noah Baumbach
7. Kicking and Screaming (1995)
7
3
Kicking and Screaming
R
7
3

After they complete their graduation, Grover’s girlfriend tells him that she is moving to Prague to study writing. Instead of accompanying her, he decides to move in with some of his friends, and continues his life the same way as he did before graduation.

Starring:
Parker Posey, Eric Stoltz, Josh Hamilton, Samuel Gould, Catherine Kellner
Directed By:
Noah Baumbach
8. While We're Young (2014)
10
5
While We're Young
R
10
5

Documentary filmmaker Josh Srebnick and wife Cornelia are apparently happily married middle-aged couple; but everything is not so rosy on professional and personal fronts. Then they meet a generation younger charming couple, Jamie and Darby, who bring freshness in older couple’s life. They enjoy being around the youngsters and try doing things they do. Will this friendship rejuvenate Josh and Cornelia’s lives?

Starring:
Directed By:
Noah Baumbach
9. Mr. Jealousy (1997)
6
3
Mr. Jealousy
R
6
3
Starring:
Eric Stoltz, Annabella Sciorra, Chris Eigeman, Carlos Jacott
Directed By:
Noah Baumbach
10. Conrad & Butler Take a Vacation (2000)
5
3
Conrad & Butler Take a Vacation
5
3
Starring:
John Lehr, Carlos Jacott
Directed By:
Noah Baumbach
11. Greenberg (2010)
9
5
Greenberg
R
9
5

Recently discharged from hospital after suffering a nervous breakdown, New York City resident Roger visits Los Angeles to house sit for his brother, where he meets the family's personal assistant and soon falls in love with her.

Starring:
Rhys Ifans, Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Greta Gerwig, Ben Stiller, Koby Rouviere
Directed By:
Noah Baumbach
12. Margot at the Wedding (2007)
6
4
Margot at the Wedding
R
6
4

Margot is a successful writer but she suffers from psychological issues. She pays a visit to her sister along with her young son, when the latter is about to get married. She disapproves of her sister’s fiancé, whom she considers unattractive. This leads to a lot of arguments and conflicts between both sisters.

Starring:
Jack Black, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Zane Pais, Susan Blackwell, Flora Cross
Directed By:
Noah Baumbach
13. Highball (1997)
5
3
Highball
R
5
3
Starring:
Eric Stoltz, Peter Bogdanovich, Justine Bateman, Dean Cameron
Directed By:
Noah Baumbach

Movies (Actor)

1. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
27
10
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
R
27
10

While filming a documentary, oceanographer Steve Zissou loses his friend, apparently to a jaguar shark. Furious and aggrieved, he decides to kill the shark and film the process as his next documentary. Accompanying him in his expedition is his estranged wife, a German who looks up to him as his father and Ned who actually believes him to be his father.

Starring:
Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Noah Taylor, Cate Blanchett, Matthew Gray Gubler
Directed By:
2. Kicking and Screaming (1995)
7
4
Kicking and Screaming
R
7
4

After they complete their graduation, Grover’s girlfriend tells him that she is moving to Prague to study writing. Instead of accompanying her, he decides to move in with some of his friends, and continues his life the same way as he did before graduation.

Starring:
Parker Posey, Eric Stoltz, Josh Hamilton, Samuel Gould, Catherine Kellner
Directed By:
Noah Baumbach
3. Mr. Jealousy (1997)
6
3
Mr. Jealousy
R
6
3
Starring:
Eric Stoltz, Annabella Sciorra, Chris Eigeman, Carlos Jacott
Directed By:
Noah Baumbach
4. One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & the Lost American Film (2014)
7
3
One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & the Lost American Film
7
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Wes Anderson, Antonia Bogdanovich, Anna Thea Bogdanovich, Sashy Bogdanovich
Directed By:
Bill Teck
5. Highball (1997)
5
3
Highball
R
5
3
Role:
Philip
Starring:
Eric Stoltz, Peter Bogdanovich, Justine Bateman, Dean Cameron
Directed By:
Noah Baumbach

Animation Movies

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
13
3
Fantastic Mr. Fox
PG
13
3

Based on the eponymous children's book by Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox is an animated comedy film that revolves around a thieving fox who gets into trouble for stealing from three notoriously dangerous farmers. Directed by Wes Anderson, the film showcases how a fox manages to save himself, his family and other animals from being exterminated by mean farmers.

Starring:
Adrien Brody, George Clooney, Jason Schwartzman, Wes Anderson, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson
Directed By:
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
9
4
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
TV-PG
9
4

An animated comedy, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is the third film in the series and showcases four animals still trying to get back to their home in Central Park Zoo of New York. In this instalment, Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman join a travelling circus in Europe, all the while trying to evade capture by an overzealous animal control officer.

Starring:
Chris Rock, Frances McDormand, Cedric the Entertainer, Martin Short, Bryan Cranston, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jessica Chastain
Directed By:
Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon

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