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The Best Charlize Theron Movies

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This list of the best Charlize Theron movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Charlize Theron trained at the Joffrey Ballet in New York before a knee injury forced her to reevaluate her career and start acting in Hollywood movies. Charlize Theron's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Charlize Theron movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Charlize Theron movies will be at the top of the list.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Charlize Theron movies?" and "What are the greatest Charlize Theron roles of all time?" The greatest Charlize Theron performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. This Charlize Theron filmography includes famous films like Monster and The Devil's Advocate, but it's up to fans like you to decide upon the best.  If you think the best Charlize Theron role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

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.


The Best Charlize Theron Movies Films
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    Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Rose Byrne Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tom Hardy

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    Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves

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    Charlize Theron, Keanu Reeves, Lauren Graham

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    Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth

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    Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Paul Rudd Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, J.K. Simmons

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    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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    Charlize Theron, Amber Heard, Woody Harrelson

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    Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

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    Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Jason Bateman

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    Charlize Theron, Bill Paxton, Regina King

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    Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Matt Damon

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    Charlize Theron, James Franco, Susan Sarandon

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    Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler

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    Charlize Theron, Ben Affleck, Ashton Kutcher

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    Charlize Theron, Teri Hatcher, James Spader

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, Kim Basinger

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    Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Dakota Fanning Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Charlize Theron, Penélope Cruz, Stuart Townsend

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    Charlize Theron, Woody Allen, Helen Hunt

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    Charlize Theron, Heidi Klum, John Lithgow

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    Charlize Theron, Johnny Depp, Joe Morton

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    Charlize Theron, Penélope Cruz, Billy Bob Thornton

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    Charlize Theron, Leonardo DiCaprio, Winona Ryder

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    Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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    Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix

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    Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, Viggo Mortensen

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    Hancock 2 Will Smith

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    Charlize Theron, Jennifer Coolidge, Jeff Daniels

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    Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, AnnaSophia Robb

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    Mark Wahlberg, Jason Statham, Mos Def

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    Hollywood Confidential Charlize Theron, Edward James Olmos, Brendan Kelly

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    Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Michelle Rodriguez Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Charlize Theron, Nicholas Brendon, Ivana Miličević

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    Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Kelsey Grammer

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    Charlize Theron, Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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