30 Best Movie Characters That Start with N (with Images)

29 Best Movie Characters that Start with N

Making lists of movie characters we live and want to remember is an excellent way to keep track of the ones we enjoyed watching and the ones we still have to learn more about. One of the best ways is to make lists with the initial letters of their names and these are the 30 best movie characters that start with n. 

Nacho (Nacho Libre)

Ignacio “Nacho” is the son of a Scandinavian Lutheran missionary and a Mexican deacon. Nacho has become an orphan at an early age and now he is working as a cook at the orphanage but dreams of becoming a luchador. He is a determined individual who would do anything to make his dream come true. 

Nadia (American Pie)

Nadia is an Eastern-European exchange student and Jim’s first crush in this hilarious comedy. She is a gorgeous girl who doesn’t understand and speak good English but is everyone’s secret dream and one of the girls everyone fantasizes about. She is nice and friendly and aware of her beauty but is never too cocky about it.

Nancy Callahan (Sin City)

Nancy is one of the most recognisable persons in Basin City, thanks to her iconic cowboy-themed dance. She is a beautiful girl with long blonde hair who works as a stripper while studying law. She was portrayed by Jessica Alba.

Nancy Tremaine (Enchanted)

Nancy is a New Yorker who believes in happily ever afters. She is a fashion designer and Queen of Andalasia. She loves flowers, fairy tales and romance and enjoys her job making dresses. She is kind, forgiving and selfless.

Napoleon Dynamite (Napoleon Dynamite)

Napoleon Dynamite is a teenage boy from Preston Idaho, a bit peculiar and awkward, especially during conversations which made him an outcast at school. He has a great imagination and often makes things up. He changes mood pretty often and is sometimes shy and sometimes extremely loud and agitated. But he is in fact an interesting and nice human being who needs better treatment from everyone around him.

Natalie (Memento)

Natalie is a waitress at Ferdy’s Bar and is mostly a mystery to the audience since we see her through the eyes of the main protagonist, Leonard. She is deceptive and forceful but all in all, not a bad character. She shows her virtues in order to gain the trust and help of others.

Natasha Romanoff (Avengers)

Natasha Romanoff is one of the world’s most talented spies and assassins and one of the founders of the Avengers. She is extremely skilled in martial arts and is one of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most effective agents. She is a master of disguise and a great actress capable of convincing anyone to be as she wants to be.

Nathaniel Ayers (The Soloist)

Nathaniel Ayers was a talented musician who ended up being homeless and living on the streets of Los Angeles. He was portrayed by Jamie Foxx in this movie about his life and career. He plays numerous instruments and even attended the Julliard School as a double bassist but had to quit due to a mental breakdown. 

Ned Logan (Unforgiven)

Ned was a gunslinger and an outlaw, along with his good friend Will Munny, but changed this lifestyle and is now a farmer at his ranch.

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He is a loyal friend and a loving husband, practical, kind and gentle. He will do everything for the ones he loves and is good to have around when guns are involved.

Ned Ryerson (Groundhog Day)

Ned Ryerson is one of the most memorable characters in this movie, an irritating man who can be seen several times in the movie. He is Phil’s old friend, but it seems Phil doesn’t remember him when he introduces himself. He works at car insurance and s always bothering Phil with his questions and comments.

Neo (The Matrix)

Neo is the chosen one and is set on a course to free humanity from the Matrix. He is a computer programmer, hacker and game developer. He has many powers and abilities, such as telekinesis, high-speed flight and superhuman strength and agility. 

Neville Longbottom (Harry Potter)

Neville is a shy and insecure child who grows into a brave and determined young man, responsible for many important and heroic acts that helped Harry and the world of wizardry in general. He became a good student and remained a loyal friend everyone can count on, proving that his biggest problem at the beginning of his life at Hogwarts was his low self-esteem.

Neytiri (Avatar)

Neytiri is the Na’Vi princess of the Omaticaya clan who respects their way of life and obeys their rules and tradition. She is very brave and loyal and doesn’t like being said what to do but is very devoted to her people and would do anything for them. She is a good warrior, very skilled with her bow and in close combat with her knife.

Nick Carraway (The Great Gatsby)

Nick Carraway is the main character and the narrator in the story of Great Gatsby. He is a bondsman from Minnesota and was born into a well-situated family and when he moved to Long Island he befriended his next-door neighbour Jay Gatsby which changed his life. He is tolerant and open-minded, quiet and a good listener.

Nick Fury (Avengers)

Nich Fury is the former Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., a spy and founder of the Avengers. Played by Samuel L.Jackson, he is a pretty complex character whose actions prove him to be bold and pragmatic. He rarely shows his emotions and is known to manipulate people, keeping many secrets and important information from them. 

Nicky Santoro (Casino)

Nicky Santoro, played by Joe Pesci is one of the main antagonists in the movie, based on the real life Chicago outfit enforcer Anthony John Spilotro. He is the representative of the Midwest Mafia bosses, known for his skilled gunmanship and cunning intellect. He is a true sociopath, violent and gets angry very easily.

Nigel (The Devil Wears Prada)

Nigel is one of the best and most important employees at Runway magazine, played by the brilliant Stanley Tucci. He is Miranda Priestley’s close confidant and work friend who has been working for her for 18 years. He is a true professional, very confident in his field of work and a very good and loyal co-worker.

Nightcrawler (X2: X-Men United)

Nightcrawler is a member of the X-Men and a mutant with the ability to teleport. He is a devout Catholic, a great friend, and very protective of the ones he loves most.

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He can be cheeky but is generally polite and eager to meet new people and introduce himself to them. He has many superhuman abilities, such as agility and reflexes and speaks many languages and is a skilled acrobat and fighter.

Nika Boronina (Hitman)

Nika is a civilian targeted as a witness to an assassination which turned out to be a lie. But in fact, she is an immigrant who was forced into prostitution and led a harsh life as Mikhail’s mistress and has instructed herself not to show her emotional side but to act tough as much as she can.

Nim Rusoe (Nim’s Island)

Nim is an 11-year-old girl who lives with her marine biologist father on a South Pacific island with her animal friends, Selkie the sea lion, Chica the sea turtle, Fred the bearded dragon and Galileo the pelican. She is a bold little girl whose biggest goal is to protect and save her island.

Nina Sayers (Black Swan)

Nina is a young dancer who dances and works in a prestigious New York City ballet company and lives with her mother, who used to be a dancer,  too. Nina is a beautiful, modest girl who soon finds her life in turmoil after auditioning and gaining the role in Swan Lake. She was made for the role of White Swan but will have to change drastically to be able to perform the one of Black Swan, as well.

Nite Owl (Watchmen)

Nite Owl is a vigilante and a costumed crime fighter who uses various skills to fight crime without using superpowers. He is extremely intelligent and possesses great knowledge in mechanical engineering and the development of gadgets. He has advanced degrees in aeronautics and ornithology.

Nizam (Prince of Persia)

Nizam is King Sharaman’s brother and advisor and one of the main antagonists in the movie. He wants to take control of the Sands of Time and change the past with the Dagger of Time. He is a cunning and evil nobleman who wants to take the throne from his brother.

Noah Calhoun (Notebook)

Noah is a simple guy who lives on Seabrook Island, South Carolina with his father. He is a millworker who works hard to support his father who he enjoys spending time with. He is a rebel, passionate and devoted, naturally quiet, but shows his bright and funny side when with the right people.

Nora Clark (Step Up)

Nora is an aspiring ballet dancer who is looking for her big break and it seems she finds it in her new partner, Tyler Gage, an unreliable hip-hop dancer. Nora is uptight and serious and very ambitious and dreams of becoming a professional dancer. 

Norbit (Norbit)

Norbit is an accountant and bookkeeper of Latimore Construction, a highly intelligent, shy, naive and lovable man who is always nice to others. He is very altruistic and wants peace so runs from danger whenever possible, but by the end of the movie, he will prove his heroic character.

Norman Bates (Psycho)

Norman is the proprietor of the Bates Motel, a weird and lonely man who spends his days running the hotel and tending to his sick and demanding mother.

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He is a deeply disturbed young man who developed more than one personality and discovering all of them is a pretty shocking experience during the movie.

Norman Osborn (Spider-Man)

Norman is the owner, leader and CEO of the organisation named Oscorp. He is a selfish, arrogant, corrupt and ruthless businessman who very often lies about his crimes. He hides his true self behind a politician’s mask and spends money illegally for his own interests. Despite his negative traits, he loves his son and family deeply and would do anything for them.

Number Four (I Am Number Four)

Number Four is also known as John Smith and he is one of the nine children who escaped from Lorien during the Mogadorian invasion. He is pretty reckless and often lacks control, but has a good heart which can be seen in all the times he saved and protected others.  

The Narrator (Fight Club)

The Narrator is the movie’s main character whose name is never revealed throughout the movie. He represents everything in modern society that has gone wrong in all possible ways. He suffers from depression and insomnia and wants to free himself from society’s shackles. He is intelligent and charismatic and brilliantly portrayed by Edward Norton.

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