Natalie Portman: 10 Greatest movies of all time

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1738 -- Pictured: Host Natalie Portman during a promo in 30 Rockefeller Plaza -- (Photo by: Rosalind O'Connor/NBC via NBC Media Village)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1738 -- Pictured: Host Natalie Portman during a promo in 30 Rockefeller Plaza -- (Photo by: Rosalind O'Connor/NBC via NBC Media Village) /
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#8 Brothers

Original Release Date: The movie was released in theaters on December 4, 2009.

Box Office Earnings: Brothers nearly doubled it’s budget, collecting $43.3 million in theaters worldwide ($28.5 million domestic, $14.7 million foreign). While this isn’t the best profit we’ve seen, it’s still respectable considering Brothers is a small film.

Critical Acclaim: The 36th Saturn Awards gave Maguire, Portman, and Baille Madison nominations for their performances, as well as nominated the movie for Best Action or Adventure Film. Maguire also received a nomination at the 67th Golden Globe Awards. At Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has a score of 64% Fresh.

About the Role: Portman’s character, Grace, finds herself falling in love with her husband’s brother after she learns her husband, Sam, has died while at war. Sam returns, however, he’s very much alive, but no longer himself.

Simply the Best: Brothers is not only one of Natalie Portman’s best movies, but also one of the most underrated films in general. Brothers also stars Tobey Maguire as Same and Jake Gyllenhaal as Tommy, Sam’s brother. It’s disappointing the movie is so underrated, it features great performances from the three main characters and intense moments.