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List of Noah Baumbach Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Marriage Story (2018)
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Marriage Story
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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.  

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Noah Baumbach
Genres:
Comedy
2. The Squid and the Whale (2005)
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The Squid and the Whale
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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. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Noah Baumbach
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
3. Frances Ha (2012)
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Frances Ha
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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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Noah Baumbach
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver, Michael Esper, Michael Zegen, Mickey Sumner
4. De Palma (2015)
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De Palma
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As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow
Genres:
Documentary, Biography
Star Cast:
5. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
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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.

As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Adventure
6. Kicking and Screaming (1995)
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Kicking and Screaming
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As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Noah Baumbach
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Parker Posey, Eric Stoltz, Josh Hamilton, Samuel Gould, Catherine Kellner
7. Mistress America (2015)
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Mistress America
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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.  

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Noah Baumbach
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Greta Gerwig, Kathryn Erbe, Lola Kirke, Shana Dowdeswell, Shelby Rebecca Wong
8. Mr. Jealousy (1997)
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Mr. Jealousy
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As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Noah Baumbach
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Stoltz, Annabella Sciorra, Chris Eigeman, Carlos Jacott
9. While We're Young (2014)
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While We're Young
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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?

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Noah Baumbach
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
10. Greenberg (2010)
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Greenberg
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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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Noah Baumbach
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
11. She's Funny That Way (2014)
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She's Funny That Way
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She’s Funny That Way is a comedy film which tells the story of a playwright, who is beginning a new project, but things get complicated when on the set, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover and the actress working in the production who is a former call girl.     

As:
Producer
Director:
Peter Bogdanovich
Genres:
Comedy
12. Margot at the Wedding (2007)
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Margot at the Wedding
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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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Noah Baumbach
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Black, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Zane Pais, Susan Blackwell, Flora Cross
14. One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & the Lost American Film (2014)
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One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & the Lost American Film
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As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Bill Teck
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Wes Anderson, Antonia Bogdanovich, Anna Thea Bogdanovich, Sashy Bogdanovich
15. Conrad & Butler Take a Vacation (2000)
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Conrad & Butler Take a Vacation
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As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Noah Baumbach
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
John Lehr, Carlos Jacott
16. Highball (1997)
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Highball
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As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Philip
Director:
Noah Baumbach
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Stoltz, Peter Bogdanovich, Justine Bateman, Dean Cameron
17. Alexander the Last (2009)
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Alexander the Last
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As:
Producer
Director:
Joe Swanberg
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jane Adams, Barlow Jacobs, Amy Seimetz, Jess Weixler, Justin Rice

TV Movie(s)

1. Thirty (2000)
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Thirty
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As:
Writer
Director:
Thomas Schlamme
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Stoltz, Joanna Going, Heidi Schanz, Carlos Jacott, Sabrina Grdevich

Animation(s)

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Fantastic Mr. Fox
PG
Plot:

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.

As:
Writer
Director:
Wes Anderson
Genres:
Crime, Adventure, Comedy, Animation, Family
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
TV-PG
Plot:

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.

As:
Writer
Director:
Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Comedy, Animation

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