The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked Films

The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked

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If you’re in the mood to marathon the best Charlize Theron movies of all time, you’ll want to start with the top-ranked films below. Since the mid-1990s, Charlize Theron has appeared in plenty of blockbusters, earning awards and accolades along the way. Her highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. In fact, according to some sources, the lifetime gross of her films exceeds $1.3 billion.

Born in the Transvaal Province of South Africa, her childhood was certainly interesting. In 1991, her mother killed father when he physical attacked both Charlize and her mother while drunk. Then for a time, Charlize went to Europe for modeling work while accompanied by her mother. After modeling in Europe, she trained at the Joffrey Ballet in New York before a knee injury forced her to reevaluate her career and start acting in Hollywood movies. It wasn’t until she was 19 that she went to Los Angeles by herself to find work in film.

Her debut on film was a non-speaking role in Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest, which was then followed by a supporting role in 2 Days in the Valley. From that point, she went on to star in hits such as The Cider House Rules and The Devil’s Advocate. Then in 2003, she won her only Academy Award to date, for the role of Aileen Wuornos in Monster.

So what are the best Charlize Theron movies of all time? Is it really Monster? See what fans have ranked as their favorite movies of hers below.  If you think the best Charlize Theron role isn't at the top, then vote it up. Don’t see it listed? Then add it so that others may vote for it. After all, this list of the best Charlize Theron movies should be as comprehensive as possible. 

If you are a fan of Theron's dramatic roles, you might also enjoy our list of the best Sharon Stone movies and best Scarlett Johannson movies.

Ridley Scott and Paul Haggis are among those who have directed Charlize Theron at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If you're a fan of Charlize Theron, then check out our lists of the best Jennifer Aniston and Olivia Wilde movies as well.

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    Monster is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Rose Byrne

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    Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tom Hardy

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    The Devil's Advocate is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves

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    Snow White and the Huntsman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked

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    Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth

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    The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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    Young Adult is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, J.K. Simmons

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    Sweet November is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Keanu Reeves, Lauren Graham

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    The Cider House Rules is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Paul Rudd

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    Prometheus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

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    Hancock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Jason Bateman

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    North Country is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Amber Heard, Woody Harrelson

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    The Legend of Bagger Vance is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Matt Damon

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    Mighty Joe Young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Bill Paxton, Regina King

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    That Thing You Do! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler

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    The Burning Plain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, Kim Basinger

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    Trapped is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Dakota Fanning

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    In the Valley of Elah is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, James Franco, Susan Sarandon

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    The Curse of the Jade Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Woody Allen, Helen Hunt

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    The Life and Death of Peter Se... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Heidi Klum, John Lithgow

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    2 Days in the Valley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Teri Hatcher, James Spader

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    Reindeer Games is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Ben Affleck, Ashton Kutcher

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    Waking Up in Reno is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Penélope Cruz, Billy Bob Thornton

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    Head in the Clouds is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Penélope Cruz, Stuart Townsend

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    The Astronaut's Wife is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Johnny Depp, Joe Morton

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    Æon Flux is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Celebrity is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Leonardo DiCaprio, Winona Ryder

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    The Road is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, Viggo Mortensen

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    Men of Honor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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    The Yards is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix

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    Hancock 2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Hancock 2 Will Smith

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    Trial and Error is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Jennifer Coolidge, Jeff Daniels

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    Sleepwalking is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, AnnaSophia Robb

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    The Brazilian Job is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Mark Wahlberg, Jason Statham, Mos Def

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    Hollywood Confidential is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Hollywood Confidential Charlize Theron, Edward James Olmos, Brendan Kelly

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    Battle in Seattle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Michelle Rodriguez

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    15 Minutes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Kelsey Grammer

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    Children of the Corn III: Urba... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Nicholas Brendon, Ivana Miličević

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    Astro Boy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Charlize Theron Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage

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