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List of Julia Roberts Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Pretty Woman (1990)
211
10
Pretty Woman
R
211
10

Edward Lewis, a corporate raider who buys and tears down companies, is ditched by his girlfriend after he asks her to escort him during a business trip. He hires a prostitute, Vivian Ward, to pose as his girlfriend for a week, but things get complicated when he falls in love with her despite their disparate lifestyles.

As:
Cast
Role:
Vivian Ward
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
2. Erin Brockovich (2000)
196
14
Erin Brockovich
R
196
14

Based on the true story of the eponymous Erin Brockovich, this biographical drama centres around a struggling single mother and legal assistant who unearths a water supply poisoning scandal covered up by a California power company and ends up winning one of the largest class-action lawsuits in American history. Julia Roberts won an Oscar for her titular role in this film.

As:
Cast
Role:
Erin Brockovich
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Aaron Eckhart, Albert Finney, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Female Performance
3. Steel Magnolias (1989)
149
12
Steel Magnolias
PG
149
12

The story focuses on the bond shared by a group of ladies in a small Louisiana town. At the center is a young beautician, who arrives here after encountering personal tragedy and finds work in a home based salon.  Soon, she is befriended by its patrons and becomes a part of the group, sharing joys and misfortunes with them, starting a new life in the process.     

As:
Cast
Director:
Herbert Ross
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
4. Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
163
15
Sleeping with the Enemy
R
163
15
As:
Cast
Role:
Laura Burney
Director:
Joseph Ruben
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Patrick Bergin, Kyle Secor, Kevin Anderson, Elizabeth Lawrence
5. Stepmom (1998)
129
12
Stepmom
PG-13
129
12

Luke and Jackie, parents of Anna and Ben, are divorced and Luke now lives with his fashion photographer girlfriend Isabel who strives to make Luke’s children comfortable. However, the children resist her efforts as Jackie remains resentful towards Isabel. But when Jackie is diagnosed with terminal illness, both women have to keep aside their differences and learn to work as a family.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Isabel Kelly
Director:
Chris Columbus
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jena Malone, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris, Liam Aiken
6. Wonder (2017)
93
12
Wonder
PG
93
12

10 year old Auggie Pullman was born with a rare facial deformity which means he has been home-schooled and protected from harassment. But when he is enrolled into Beecher Prep in his fifth grade, he is ostracized and bullied. As he starts forming unlikely friendships, he wins over everyone emerging as a uniting factor for all. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Isabel Pullman
Director:
Stephen Chbosky
Genres:
Family, Drama
Star Cast:
7. Notting Hill (1999)
116
22
Notting Hill
PG-13
116
22

One of the most famous romantic-comedies of all time, the movie tells the story of London bookseller William Thacker whose life is turned upside down when he accidentally spills orange juice on Hollywood star Anna Scott. They fall in love but their radically opposite lifestyles almost destroy their relationship until true love finds its way.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Anna Scott
Director:
Roger Michell
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
8. My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
118
11
My Best Friend's Wedding
PG-13
118
11

Julianne Potter realizes her love for best friend Michael O’Neal only after learning that he is marrying Kimberly Wallace in four days. She decides to confide in Michael, but unable to do so, tries her best to break their wedding. However, Julianne is appointed maid of honor and Kimberly turns out to be an impeccable lady, which makes her task more complicated. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Julianne Potter
Director:
P.J. Hogan
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Paul Giamatti, Philip Bosco, Rupert Everett
9. The Pelican Brief (1993)
102
8
The Pelican Brief
PG-13
102
8

Law student, Darby Shaw, writes a brief with a theory as to why two Supreme Court justices were killed and she herself becomes the target of the assassin. As she is forced to go on the run, she reaches out to reporter Gray Grantham for help and uncovers a conspiracy involving senior Government officials. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Darby Shaw
Director:
Alan J. Pakula
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
10. Ocean's Eleven (2001)
72
11
Ocean's Eleven
PG-13
72
11

Immediately after release on parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean gathers a team of eleven specialist criminals and devises a sophisticated plan for the biggest casino heist in history. However, midway through the arrangements, it is revealed that his ex-wife, Tess, is the girlfriend of the target, Terry Benedict, owner of all the three casinos.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Thriller, Crime
11. Mystic Pizza (1988)
84
10
Mystic Pizza
R
84
10

Mystic Pizza is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of three teen girls who work at a pizza parlor in a small town in Connecticut. The story revolves around the various complications the girls face in their love lives.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Daisy
Director:
Donald Petrie
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Matt Damon, Annabeth Gish, Lili Taylor, Vincent D'Onofrio
12. Runaway Bride (1999)
90
8
Runaway Bride
PG
90
8

Scared of commitment, a small town woman, Maggie Carpenter, ditches her fiance every time at the altar. Ike Graham is a New York based weary journalist who travels to Maggie’s town to write an expose on her. The two inevitably fall in love as they get to know more of each other, but the big question is – Will Maggie again run away from her marriage?

As:
Cast
Role:
Maggie Carpenter
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
13. Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
67
10
Mona Lisa Smile
PG-13
67
10

30 years old arts graduate, Katherine Ann Watson, starts teaching History of Art at Wellesley College, in Massachusetts, in 1953. Realizing many of her students and colleagues are still guided by conservative attitudes, she decides to inspire the young girls, particularly her conservative students like Joan and Betty to change their lives for the better. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Katherine Ann Watson
Director:
Mike Newell
Genres:
Drama
14. Eat Pray Love (2010)
83
15
Eat Pray Love
R
83
15

Elizabeth Gilbert had everything figured out—a successful career, house, and a loving husband. But after an unexpected divorce and at crossroads in her life, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery through Italy, India, and Indonesia, to figure out the true meaning of life. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Liz Gilbert
Director:
Ryan Murphy
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Javier Bardem, James Franco, Viola Davis, Billy Crudup, I. Gusti Ayu Puspawati, Hadi Subiyanto
15. Conspiracy Theory (1997)
58
11
Conspiracy Theory
R
58
11

New York taxi-driver, Jerry Fletcher, has an obsessive habit of writing conspiracy theories in a newsletter. He is besotted with Alice Sutton, who is an attorney for the same government which Jerry openly criticizes. Then Jerry gets pulled into a precarious situation where his life is at risk, because one of his theories has proved true, but he doesn’t know which one? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Alice Sutton
Director:
Richard Donner
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Action
Star Cast:
Mel Gibson, Troy Garity, Patrick Stewart, Cylk Cozart, Steve Kahan
16. August: Osage County (2013)
43
10
August: Osage County
R
43
10

Following the disappearance of alcoholic poet Beverly Weston, his stubborn, rude wife, Violet, who is suffering from oral cancer calls her sister and daughters for help. They also bring their respective dysfunctional families and soon it is discovered that Beverly drowned. Unfortunately, Violet’s behavior and brutal truth-telling will only drive everyone away.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Barbara Weston
Director:
John Wells
Genres:
Drama
17. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
49
17
Charlie Wilson's War
R
49
17

In the 1980s Congressman Charlie Wilson forms an unlikely partnership with American socialite and friend Joanne Herring and CIA operative Gust Avrakotos to bring an end to the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. His efforts also lead to the formation of the Regan Doctrine which supported anti-communist resistance all over the world. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Joanne Herring
Director:
Genres:
Biography, History, Comedy, Drama
18. Hook (1991)
49
10
Hook
PG
49
10

Peter Pan has grown up and forgotten all about his childhood. He is now Peter Banning, a successful and workaholic lawyer who lives with his wife and two children. When Captain Hook, his arch-enemy, kidnaps his children, Peter returns to Neverland to save them. The journey brings back his memories and transforms him.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tinkerbell
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Family
19. Something to Talk About (1995)
63
7
Something to Talk About
R
63
7

Grace’s life turns upside down after discovering that her husband is having an affair. After a confrontation, she leaves with her daughter and returns to her parents’ house. She is surprised to see that everyone around her believes that she should forgive her husband and move on.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Grace King Bichon
Director:
Lasse Hallström
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
20. Dying Young (1991)
58
8
Dying Young
R
58
8

Hilary answers to an ad looking for a ‘good-looking woman’ to care for a sick young man. She soon becomes the caretaker of Victor, a smart young man who is battling against leukemia. Soon, she starts feeling attracted towards him and their relationship develops into a romance.

As:
Cast
Role:
Hilary O'Neil
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Vincent D'Onofrio, Campbell Scott, Colleen Dewhurst, David Selby
21. Ocean's Twelve (2004)
44
7
Ocean's Twelve
PG-13
44
7

Following the success Ocean’s Eleven, the sequel Ocean’s Twelve sees the return of Danny Ocean’s heist-gang who need to return the millions, they stole from Terry Benedict. They are also being pursued by Europol detective Isabel Lahiri and are up against master-thief Night Fox, François Toulour as they try to steal the first-ever stock certificate. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Tess Ocean
Genres:
Crime, Thriller
23. Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
46
9
Secret in Their Eyes
PG-13
46
9

A former detective reinvestigates her daughter's death after her friend, a former FBI agent, finds some new clues thirteen years later. The American thriller-mystery is a remake of a 2009 Argentine film of the same name, both of which are based on a novel.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jessica Cobb
Director:
Billy Ray
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
24. Closer (2004)
37
24
Closer
R
37
24

In this movie which is adapted from Patrick Marber’s award-winning 1997 play, Dan Woolf is a struggling writer who saves Alice, a newcomer in London, and later falls for her. A year later, he persuades Anna to have an affair with him but is rejected. Anna marries dermatologist Larry Gray, but also begins an affair with Dan. A lot of complications and emotional stress for all four ensues.

As:
Cast
Role:
Anna
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
25. Flatliners (1990)
35
10
Flatliners
R
35
10

Medical student, Nelson Wright, decides to find answers about afterlife by actually ‘flatlining’ or stopping his heart for a minute before being resuscitated by his four friends. His experiment is successful and his friends decide to experience it themselves. But they soon start encountering paranormal visions which will change their lives forever. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Rachel Mannus
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, William Baldwin
26. Ben is Back (2018)
27
6
Ben is Back
R
27
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Holly Burns
Director:
Peter Hedges
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Courtney B. Vance, Lucas Hedges, Kathryn Newton, Marquise Vilson
27. The Player (1992)
18
14
The Player
TV-MA
18
14

The Player is an American satirical black comedy film, which tells the story of Hollywood film producer Griffin Mill, who starts receiving threats anonymously. However, he is certain that David, a scriptwriter is behind it. He invites the latter to sort things out, but things take an ugly turn, and he ends up murdering him.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Comedy
28. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
19
7
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
R
19
7

Based on an unauthorized autobiography by the famous television personality, Chuck Barris, the story begins with Barris dreaming of becoming a successful showbiz personality and also of winning the hearts of beautiful women. While struggling to make his dreams come true, he is recruited as a CIA assassin and travels on duty across the world. But what happens to his original dreams? 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Biography
29. Money Monster (2016)
25
6
Money Monster
R
25
6

TV show Money Monster financial expert Lee Gates is taken hostage, by Kyle Budwell, who reveals he lost everything after investing in IBIS Clear Capital, following one of Lee’s tips. Lee tries to diffuse the situation and get out alive with the help of director Patty Fenn while investigating the truth behind IBIS’s downfall. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Patty Fenn
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Aaron Yoo, George Clooney, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe
31. Michael Collins (1996)
14
7
Michael Collins
R
14
7

Michael Collins, a revolutionary man, struggles to lead a guerilla army against the UK. Not only he helps in creation of the Irish Free State, but he also motivates the National Army to fight during the Irish Civil War.

As:
Cast
Role:
Kitty Kiernan
Director:
Neil Jordan
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Thriller, War
Star Cast:
32. Larry Crowne (2011)
29
6
Larry Crowne
PG-13
29
6

Despite his seniority and his exceptional work, Larry, a team leader at a company, is asked to leave his job due to his lack of a college degree. In order to give his life a new direction, he joins a college where he develops a crush on Mercedes, his new teacher. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
33. Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
17
5
Fireflies in the Garden
R
17
5

Despite his strained relationship with his father, Michael, a successful novelist, decides to pay a visit to his family in the Midwest. However, he soon learns that his mother Lisa has passed away in a tragic accident. Along with his father, Charles, a professor and his sister Ryne, he attempts to come to terms with his grief.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lisa
Director:
Dennis Lee
Genres:
Drama
34. The Mexican (2001)
26
9
The Mexican
R
26
9

An adventure comedy film, The Mexican tells the story of a man named Jerry who crashes into the car of local mobster Arnold Margolese. Forced to work for the mobster following a quirky turn of events, Jerry has a crazy adventure that involves guns, criminals, and a murder. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Samantha Barzel
Director:
Gore Verbinski
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Romance, Crime
Star Cast:
Gene Hackman, James Gandolfini, Brad Pitt, J.K. Simmons, Bob Balaban
35. Valentine's Day (2010)
28
5
Valentine's Day
PG-13
28
5

A Valentine’s Day witnesses remarkable ups and downs in some intersecting relationships in Los Angeles. Married-for-many-years grandparents wither a crisis, a lady army officer chats for hours with a businessman co-passenger, a florist plans to propose to his school-teacher girlfriend who has inadvertently fallen for a married man, whereas a sports-reporter is assigned to cover ‘Valentine’s Day’ ……which holds many more twists. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
36. Duplicity (2009)
18
5
Duplicity
PG-13
18
5

Duplicity is a romantic crime comedy film, which revolves around two ex-government agents who are now working as industrial spies for rival companies. They both try to be at the top of their game, when one of their companies try to launch a major product. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Claire Stenwick
Director:
Tony Gilroy
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Tom Wilkinson, Dan Daily
37. Mirror Mirror (2012)
24
5
Mirror Mirror
PG
24
5

Adapted from Brother Grimm’s famous fairytale, the film focuses on Princess Snow White and her fight against her evil stepmother. One day, she sneaks out of the palace and while walking through the forest meets her prince charming, little knowing that her stepmother intends to marry him.  Will love triumph over evil designs of her stepmother?  

As:
Cast
Role:
The Queen
Director:
Tarsem Singh
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lily Collins, Sean Bean, Mare Winningham, Nathan Lane, Armie Hammer, Jordan Prentice
38. America's Sweethearts (2001)
19
5
America's Sweethearts
PG-13
19
5

America’s Sweethearts is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of a movie publicist who has to deal with the split of the co-stars of his movie, while keeping journalists as bay, while a reclusive director is holding the print of his film hostage. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Kathleen "Kiki" Harrison
Director:
Joe Roth
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
39. Mary Reilly (1996)
22
10
Mary Reilly
R
22
10

Mary Reilly, an Irish girl, comes to the house of a reputed and rich doctor named Dr Henry Jekyll, to start working as a maid. Things start to change when she starts developing feelings for the doctor. Soon it seems that Dr Henry also has a dark and mysterious counterpart named Mr Edward Hyde.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Reilly
Director:
Stephen Frears
Genres:
Romance, Horror, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
John Malkovich, Glenn Close, Michael Sheen, Michael Gambon, George Cole
41. I Love Trouble (1994)
23
4
I Love Trouble
PG
23
4

Although they work for different newspaper agencies, Peter and Sabrina are assigned to cover the same story. Despite their differences, they make up their mind to work together, and in the process, they develop feelings for one another.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sabrina Peterson
Director:
Charles Shyer
Genres:
Action, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eugene Levy, Nick Nolte, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn, Saul Rubinek
43. Satisfaction (1988)
14
8
Satisfaction
PG-13
14
8
As:
Cast
Director:
Joan Freeman
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Debbie Harry, Liam Neeson, Trini Alvarado, Justine Bateman, Scott Coffey
45. Baja Oklahoma (1988)
4
2
Baja Oklahoma
4
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Bobby Roth
Genres:
Music, Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Lesley Ann Warren, Swoosie Kurtz, William Forsythe, Peter Coyote, Anthony Zerbe
46. Grand Champion (2002)
6
1
Grand Champion
G
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Barry Tubb
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Emma Roberts, Bruce Willis, Joey Lauren Adams, Jacob Fisher
47. Blood Red (1989)
10
4
Blood Red
R
10
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Masterson
Genres:
Drama, Western, Romance
Star Cast:
Eric Roberts, Dennis Hopper, Burt Young, Giancarlo Giannini

TV Shows

Narrator/Dubbing

Extraordinary Moms (2011)
Extraordinary Moms
As:
Cast, Producer, Narrator
Role:
Narrator
Genres:
Documentary
Charlotte's Web (2006)
Charlotte's Web
G

Charlotte’s Web is an adventure comedy film, which tells the story of a pig who realizes that he is going to be slaughtered for food very soon. Therefore, he hatches a plan with a spider that lives in his pen to ensure that he won’t be killed. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Charlotte the Spider (voice)
Director:
Gary Winick
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Comedy

Animation Movies

The Ant Bully (2006)
The Ant Bully
PG

The Ant Bully is an animated adventure comedy film, which tells the story of Lucas who is being bullied a boy bigger than him. Lucas takes out his frustration on an innocent colony of ants, flooding it with his water gun.  Things take a turn when he is magically shrunken down to the size of an insect. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Hova
Director:
John A. Davis
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Family, Adventure
Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)
Smurfs: The Lost Village
PG

Smurfs: The Lost Village is an animated adventure comedy film which tells the story of a group of friends who search for a lost village, in the Forbidden Forest, with the help of a mysterious map. When Gargamel, an evil wizard, comes to know about it, he thinks of a plan to stop them.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Kelly Asbury
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Special appearance/Cameo

Firehouse (1987)
Firehouse
R
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Babs (uncredited)
Director:
J. Christian Ingvordsen
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Mackenzie, Gianna Palminteri, Martha Peterson, Renee Raiford

Julia Roberts Awards

Academy Awards
Erin Brockovich Best Actress in a Leading Role 2001
Golden Globe Awards
Erin Brockovich Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2001
Pretty Woman Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 1991
Steel Magnolias Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1990
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Female Movie Star 2005
Winner Favorite Motion Picture Actress 2004
Winner Favorite Motion Picture Actress 2003
Winner Favorite Motion Picture Actress 2002
Winner Favorite Motion Picture Actress 2001
Winner Favorite Motion Picture Actress 2000
Winner Favorite Motion Picture Actress 1998
Winner Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture Actress 1994
Winner Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture Actress 1992
Winner Favorite Comedy Motion Picture Actress 1992
Winner Favorite Motion Picture Actress 1991
Winner Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer 1991
BAFTA Awards
Erin Brockovich Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 2001
MTV Movie & TV Awards
Erin Brockovich Best Female Performance 2001