Disclaimer: This list is in no particular order.
Nicole Kidman is a frustrating actress to have an affinity towards. As often as she picks absolutely brilliant material to work with ("The Hours", "To Die For"), she also slums it quite a bit ("The Stepford Wives", "Malice"). Her career and filmography is nearly unclassifiable at this point with an assortment of genres covered from comedy ("Bewitched"), to Sci-fi/horror ("The Invasion"), to action/adventure ("The Peacemaker") to independent and more experimental fare ("Eyes Wide Shut", "Birth") and finally to the world of musicals ("Moulin Rouge").
The Australian born actress has this uncanny ability to move freely from one genre to another with the greatest of ease and although the films didn't always turn out the way one would hope for (the mantra, "Better to have tried and failed than to have never tried at all" comes to mind), they were almost always interesting failures if nothing else. Even the stigma of being married to one of Hollywood's most notorious Scientologist's (Tom Cruise) and their eventual breakup wasn't enough to stop her juggernaut of a career. Heck, one might even say her quality in script choices actually increased after the two separated. Regardless of any hiccups her career has had over the years, she remains one of the finest and most reliable actresses working today. Here are the top 5 films that best represent her extensive and diverse acting career up to this point.