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List of Charlize Theron Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
37
4
Mad Max: Fury Road
R
37
4

This film is set in a post-apocalyptic desert land where a tyrannical ruler named Immortal Joe controls water supply and enslaves wasteland survivors inside his fortress, the Citadel. Max, a newly captured drifter, becomes reluctantly involved in a daring escape led by the rebel warrior, Imperator Furiosa, to take the warlord's five wives to the 'Green Place'.

As:
Cast
Role:
Imperator Furiosa
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Female Performance
2. Monster (2003)
37
5
Monster
R
37
5

The movie tells the story of street prostitute Aileen Lee Wuornos. When a client, Vincent Corey, brutally rapes Aileen, she kills him in self-defense and decides to quit prostitution. But when society rejects her she returns to prostitution and starts killing her johns brutally until she is caught and sentenced to death. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Aileen
Director:
Patty Jenkins
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Biography, Crime
Star Cast:
Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen, Annie Corley
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
3. The Devil's Advocate (1997)
28
5
The Devil's Advocate
R
28
5

Defence Attorney Kevin Lomax is competent and has never lost a case. He is hired by New York’s top law firm headed by John Milton, and despite his mother’s resistance, he leaves with his wife Mary Ann. His new job is demanding and Mary finds herself isolated and begins having visions and nightmare. Kevin eventually realises that he might be working for devil.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Ann Lomax
Director:
Taylor Hackford
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Craig T. Nelson, Jeffrey Jones, Judith Ivey
4. Atomic Blonde (2017)
34
5
Atomic Blonde
R
34
5

Atomic Blonde is a 2017 action thriller film, which tells the story of an undercover MI6 agent, who is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent as well as recover a stolen list having the names of several exceptional secret agents. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Lorraine Broughton
Director:
David Leitch
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, Eddie Marsan, Toby Jones
5. North Country (2005)
22
2
North Country
R
22
2

Josey Aimes runs away from her husband after she suffers sexual abuse and violence for a long time. Despite her father’s disapproval, she starts working at a mine, in order to support her two children.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Josey Aimes
Director:
Niki Caro
Genres:
Drama
6. The Italian Job (2003)
25
3
The Italian Job
PG-13
25
3

A group of thieves led by John Bridger steal gold bullion worth $35 million from Italian gangsters. However, one of the team members betrays the rest and leaves with the bullion, taking the others to be dead. A year later, another team member, Charlie Croker, re-assembles the team to take revenge on the betrayer.

As:
Cast
Role:
Stella Bridger
Director:
F. Gary Gray
Genres:
Crime, Action, Thriller
7. The Cider House Rules (1999)
19
6
The Cider House Rules
PG-13
19
6

Orphan Homer Wells is lovingly brought up in a Maine orphanage by Dr. Wilbur Larch, who performs secret abortions for people in need. As Homer grows up skillful in obstetrical duties he leaves the orphanage because he doesn’t agree with Larch on abortion, but quickly starts questioning his choices after he starts working at an apple orchard.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Candy Kendall
Director:
Lasse Hallström
Genres:
Drama, Romance
8. In the Valley of Elah (2007)
17
2
In the Valley of Elah
R
17
2

After Mike Deerfield a soldier who returned from Iraq goes missing, his father Hank tries to find out what happened to his son. Later when Mike’s burned and dismembered body is discovered, Hank finds out the horrifying truth with the help of police detective Emily Sanders, with little cooperation from the army. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Det. Emily Sanders
Director:
Paul Haggis
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
9. The Road (2009)
11
2
The Road
R
11
2

The Road is a thriller-drama revolving around a man and his son trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world by going on a journey along the coast to the south. Viggo Mortensen stars as the father, who scavenges for food and protects himself and his son, played by Kodi Smit-McPhee, from cannibals, with only two bullets left in his gun.

As:
Cast
Director:
John Hillcoat
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Viggo Mortensen, Michael K. Williams, Robert Duvall, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Guy Pearce
10. Men of Honor (2000)
13
2
Men of Honor
R
13
2

Inspired by true events, the film chronicles the journey of Carl Brashear, the son of a sharecropper, who joins the recently desegregated US Navy to become the first African American master diver. However, he has to overcome his lack of education and battle against his embittered trainer, Billy Sunday, who has been ordered to ensure that Brashear fails.

As:
Cast
Role:
Gwen Sunday
Director:
George Tillman Jr.
Genres:
Drama, Biography
11. Long Shot (2019)
10
1
Long Shot
R
10
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Jonathan Levine
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Bob Odenkirk, Andy Serkis, Lisa Kudrow, Seth Rogen
12. Prometheus (2012)
13
1
Prometheus
R
13
1

When a star map is discovered among the various ancient cultures of earth, it is deduced that it is a clue to the origin of humanity. Following the map a team of explorers, aboard spaceship Prometheus, embark on a journey to a distant planet. Soon, they get involved in a dangerous battle to save the human race from extinction.

As:
Cast
Role:
Meredith Vickers
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce
13. The Fate of the Furious (2017)
17
1
The Fate of the Furious
PG-13
17
1

Dominic Toretto and the rest of the gang are living a more relaxed life when their peace is shattered by cyber-terrorist Cipher. Cipher blackmails Dom into betraying his team, by kidnapping his ex-partner Elena and their son. Now the team must join forces with Deckard Shaw and Hobbs to save Don and take down Cipher. 

As:
Cast
Director:
F. Gary Gray
Genres:
Adventure, Crime, Thriller, Action
14. The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
14
0
The Legend of Bagger Vance
PG-13
14
0

The Legend of Bagger Vance tells the story of Captain Junuh, who meets a mysterious golf caddle who teaches him the art of mastering the perfect swing, as well as finding meaning in one’s existence. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Adele Invergordon
Director:
Genres:
Fantasy, Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
15. Sweet November (2001)
17
6
Sweet November
PG-13
17
6

An advertising executive meets a woman, seemingly different from anyone he has met before. Bohemian by nature, she has a new boyfriend every month and on her insistence, he moves in with her. Living happily with her in the month of November, he falls in love and asks her to marry him, not knowing that she has a secret of her own, which prevents her from developing long-standing relationship. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sara Deever
Director:
Pat O'Connor
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Lauren Graham, Frank Langella, Keanu Reeves, Jason Isaacs, Greg Germann, Liam Aiken
17. Head in the Clouds (2004)
13
2
Head in the Clouds
R
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gilda Bessé
Director:
John Duigan
Genres:
War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Penelope Cruz, Penélope Cruz, Stuart Townsend, Thomas Kretschmann, Steven Berkoff
19. Hancock (2008)
13
2
Hancock
PG-13
13
2

John Hancock is a drunk, clumsy superhero who, even though well-intentioned, does more harm than good, causing havoc by recklessly using his powers. After he saves PR executive Ray, the latter helps him improve his public image and gain popularity, but for some reason, Ray's wife is not happy that her husband brought Hancock home.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mary
Director:
Peter Berg
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Crime, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
20. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
17
0
Snow White and the Huntsman
PG-13
17
0

Ravenna, a powerful sorceress, seduces King Magnus to become his queen, but kills him on their wedding night to seize power and imprisons his daughter Snow White. The princess manages to escape, but Ravenna sends a huntsman to bring her back as princess is key to her immortality and is destined to overthrow Ravenna from the throne.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ravenna
Director:
Rupert Sanders
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
21. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
3
0
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
PG-13
3
0

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion is a crime comedy film, which tells the story of an insurance investigator Briggs, and Betty, a new employee at his company. Both of them dislike each other, but their lives take a strange turn when both of them are hypnotized by an evil magician who plans to use them to carry out his evil plans.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery, Crime, Romance
Star Cast:
22. The Burning Plain (2008)
4
1
The Burning Plain
R
4
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Sylvia
Director:
Guillermo Arriaga
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Crime
Star Cast:
Kim Basinger, Jennifer Lawrence, John Corbett, José María Yazpik, Robin Tunney
23. A Private War (2018)
5
0
A Private War
R
5
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Matthew Heineman
Genres:
Drama, Biography, War
Star Cast:
Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Rosamund Pike, Tom Hollander, Greg Wise
27. Brain on Fire (2016)
4
1
Brain on Fire
PG-13
4
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Gerard Barrett
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Tyler Perry, Carrie-Anne Moss, Chloë Grace Moretz, Thomas Mann, Richard Armitage
28. A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
12
1
A Million Ways to Die in the West
R
12
1

Boasting of an ensemble cast including Seth MacFarlane, Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, and Neil Patrick Harris, this Western romantic comedy, is a story about how Albert Stark, a jilted sheep farmer, finds courage to fight after being encouraged by the pistol-wielding, beautiful Anna.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Anna
Director:
Genres:
Western, Romance, Comedy
29. The Old Guard (2020)
0
0
The Old Guard
R
0
0

A group of immortal mercenaries, who also have the ability to heal themselves, discovers that someone may have learnt about their identities. They fight to protect their freedom, while a new member is also discovered unexpectedly.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Andy
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
30. Young Adult (2011)
8
2
Young Adult
R
8
2

Mavis Gray, an alcoholic ghostwriter of young adult novel series, decides to return to her hometown of Mercury. She wants to reconnect with her high school boyfriend, Buddy, who is married and has a kid. Strange circumstances lead to her connecting with former classmate Matt Freehauf instead and she is finally able to move on. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Mavis Gary
Director:
Jason Reitman
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Patton Oswalt, Elizabeth Reaser, Patrick Wilson, Collette Wolfe
32. The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
9
1
The Huntsman: Winter's War
PG-13
9
1

Evil Queen, Ravenna, betrays her sister, Freya, and murders her child, unleashing Freya’s latent ability to control ice. Not knowing the truth, Freya builds herself a new kingdom where she abducts and trains children as her huntsmen. Truth is revealed when she tries to stop two of them, Sara and Eric, from falling in love, and Ravenna is resurrected. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ravenna
Director:
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Action, Fantasy
33. The Yards (2000)
5
3
The Yards
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Erica Soltz
Director:
James Gray
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, James Caan, Ellen Burstyn
34. Dark Places (2015)
6
1
Dark Places
R
6
1

Libby Day was only eight years of age, when her mother and sisters were murdered brutally in their farmhouse in Kansas. Years later, she investigates the possibility that her brother whom she thought was guilty, may be innocent of the crime. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Libby Day
Director:
Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Drea de Matteo, Nicholas Hoult, Corey Stoll, Sterling Jerins, Christina Hendricks
37. 15 Minutes (2001)
5
0
15 Minutes
R
5
0

Two eastern European ex convicts arrive in New York City to collect their share of spoils from a past heist. On being refused, one of them kills their old partner, while the other shoots the whole incident with a stolen video camera.  Before any step can be taken, an escort is murdered in the same manner.  Will the assigning officers be able to solve the case? 

As:
Cast
Director:
John Herzfeld
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama
38. Mighty Joe Young (1998)
16
1
Mighty Joe Young
PG
16
1

Jill Young is best friends with a legendary fifteen-foot tall mountain gorilla named Joe, and the two grow up together. Joe is eventually taken to an animal sanctuary in California by Gregg O’Hara, a zoologist. However, they are unaware of the fact that a poacher is trying to hunt Joe down. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jill Young
Director:
Ron Underwood
Genres:
Fantasy, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Dina Merrill, Bill Paxton, Rade Serbedzija, Peter Firth, David Paymer
40. Reindeer Games (2000)
7
0
Reindeer Games
R
7
0

Nick has been corresponding from prison with a young woman named Ashley, who is waiting for him to be released.  However, when Nick is killed during a prison riot, his cellmate Rudy assumes his identity after being released, to get close to the former's girlfriend. Things take a turn when Rudy finds himself being forced into a casino robbery.

As:
Cast
Director:
John Frankenheimer
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Adventure, Crime
Star Cast:
Ben Affleck, Danny Trejo, Isaac Hayes, Donal Logue, Ashton Kutcher, James Frain, Dana Stubblefield
41. Trial and Error (1997)
6
0
Trial and Error
PG-13
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Billie Tyler
Director:
Jonathan Lynn
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Jennifer Coolidge, Jeff Daniels, Michael Richards, Jessica Steen, Austin Pendleton
42. Æon Flux (2005)
9
1
Æon Flux
PG-13
9
1

In late 2415, four centuries after a deadly virus wiped out 99% of the Earth's population, mere five million people live in the futuristic city of Bregna, governed by a congress of scientists. Æon Flux, a skilled warrior assigned by an underground rebel organization to kill Trevor Goodchild, the government's leader, faces a dilemma after discovering a secret conspiracy.

As:
Cast
Role:
Aeon Flux
Director:
Karyn Kusama
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Frances McDormand, Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller, Sophie Okonedo
43. The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
12
0
The Astronaut's Wife
R
12
0

This science fiction thriller film tells the story of two NASA astronauts, who face an explosion while in space, as they were attempting to repair a shuttle. Although they return safely, soon distinct character changes are seen, as they slowly clam into a deep dark world. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jillian Armacost
Director:
Rand Ravich
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Dylan Sprouse, Johnny Depp, Cole Sprouse, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall, Donna Murphy
46. Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)
1
2
Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest
R
1
2
As:
Cast
Director:
James D.R. Hickox
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Daniel Cerny, Ron Melendez, Jim Metzler, Nancy Lee Grahn
47. Tully (2018)
11
4
Tully
R
11
4
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Marlo
Director:
Jason Reitman
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston, Mark Duplass, Kitty Crystal
48. East of Havana (2006)
2
2
East of Havana
2
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Emilia Menocal, Jauretsi Saizarbitoria
Genres:
Documentary

TV Movie(s)

49. The Oscars (2013)
3
1
The Oscars
TV-14
3
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself - Performer: The Way You Look Tonight & Be Our Guest and Presenter: Best Adapted Screenplay & Best Original Screenplay
Director:
Don Mischer
50. The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010)
2
1
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards
TV-14
2
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself - Presenter: 'Precious' Film Clip
Director:
Hamish Hamilton, Pete Docter, Anne Fletcher, Richard A. Preuss, Henry Selick
Star Cast:
51. The Oscars (2016)
2
0
The Oscars
TV-14
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay
Director:
Glenn Weiss
Star Cast:
Chris Rock, Emily Blunt, Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer
52. Hatfields & McCoys (2013)
2
1
Hatfields & McCoys
2
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Michael Mayer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rebecca De Mornay, Sophia Bush, Virginia Madsen, James Remar, Annie Ilonzeh
53. Hollywood Confidential (1997)
1
0
Hollywood Confidential
R
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Reynaldo Villalobos
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Edward James Olmos, Thomas Jane, Rick Aiello, Angela Alvarado

Animation(s)

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Kubo and the Two Strings
PG
Plot:

Kubo, a one eyed kind boy, lives a modest life narrating stories to his village people and simultaneously tends to his ill mother. However, his peaceful life is disrupted when evil spirits from past appear and wreak havoc. For Kubo, the only way to defeat the evil, is to set out on a journey to find his dad’s unbreakable sword, a magic armour and helmet. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Monkey
Director:
Travis Knight
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Animation, Adventure
Star Cast:
Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Art Parkinson, Brenda Vaccaro
Astro Boy (2009)
Astro Boy
PG
Plot:

Astro Boy, a robot having incredible powers, is discarded by his creator. However, he sets out to find his own identity and ends up in an adventure that would make him the greatest superhero of his time.  

As:
Cast
Role:
'Our Friends' Narrator
Director:
David Bowers
Genres:
Action, Family, Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

TV Shows and Videos

Mindhunter (2017)
Mindhunter
TV-MA
As:
Producer
Director:
David Fincher, Carl Franklin, Andrew Dominik, Asif Kapadia
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Anna Torv, Lena Olin, Holt McCallany, Jonathan Groff, Hannah Gross
Dior J'adore: The Future Is Gold (2014)
Dior J'adore: The Future Is Gold
As:
Cast
Role:
Model
Director:
Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Genres:
Short
Dior J'adore: The Absolute Femininity (2016)
Dior J'adore: The Absolute Femininity
As:
Cast
Role:
Model
Genres:
Short
Brandon Flowers: Crossfire (2010)
Brandon Flowers: Crossfire
As:
Cast
Role:
Heroine
Director:
Nash Edgerton
Genres:
Music, Short, Romance, Action
Star Cast:
Brandon Flowers
Æon Flux (2005)
Æon Flux
T
As:
Cast
Role:
Æon Flux
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Adventure
Star Cast:
Troy Baker, Chuck Huber, Laurie Steele, Emily Gray

Charlize Theron Awards

Academy Awards
Monster Best Actress in a Leading Role 2004
Golden Globe Awards
Monster Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2004
MTV Movie & TV Awards
Mad Max: Fury Road Best Female Performance 2016