Movies with screenplay written by Noah Baumbach

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Fantastic Mr. Fox

While it might be a stretch to claim that Fantastic Mr. Fox is "fantastic," it's easily among the year's best animated features. If there's an argument against the film (and, admittedly, it's not much of an argument), it's that the movie may not b...

Run Time: 1:27
U.S. Release Date: 2009-11-13
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: (voices) George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, ...
Madagascar 3

Madagascar 3 raises an interesting question about what movie-goers want from animated films: intelligent, thoughtful productions that use artwork, rather than live-action, to tell a story, or colorful crap that can be used to distract children for ...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2012-06-08
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon
Cast: (voices) Ben Stiller, Martin Short, Jessica Chastain, ...
Margot at the Wedding

It's always the case that when a director does something that attracts notice (or, in some cases, notoriety), his or her next project is awaited with a degree of anticipation. This is the case with Noah Baumbach, whose The Squid and the Whale, whi...

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2007-11-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Jack Black, Jennifer Jason Leigh, ...
Marriage Story

Marriage Story is the best thing Noah Baumbach has done since his 2005 breakthrough, The Squid and the Whale. Since then, Baumbach has spent a great deal of time exploring mumblecore, polishing his indie credentials, and following in the foots...

Run Time: 2:16
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-07-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, ...
Meyerowitz Stories, The

After the misstep of Mistress America, The Meyerowitz Stories (full name: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)) represents a “return to form” for writer/director Noah Baumbach. Less pretentious and self-indulgent than some of his mumb...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, ...
Mistress America

Despite clocking in at a skinny 84 minutes, Mistress America overstays its welcome. Directed by Noah Baumbach and co-written by Baumbach and ex-mumblecore goddess Greta Gerwig, the film is characterized by long passages of self-conscious dialogue tha...

Run Time: 1:24
U.S. Release Date: 2015-08-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Lola Kirke, Greta Gerwig, Matthew Shear
Squid and the Whale, The

The foundation of any good family drama is interesting characters, and The Squid and the Whale is replete with them. Movies about divorce and dysfunctional families are so commonplace that it's difficult to avoid slipping into clichés yet, as a re...

Run Time: 1:20
U.S. Release Date: 2005-10-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, ...
While We're Young

While We're Young offers two movies for the price of one.  The first, about a married couple in their 40s coping with being rootless and middle-aged while lamenting the loss of their youth, is smartly-observed and relatable.  The second...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2015-04-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Ben Stiller, Charles Grodin, Naomi Watts, ...