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The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies 

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This list of the best Angelina Jolie movies is ranked best to worst by thousands of fan votes. Angelina Jolie has been acting since 1982, but she didn't take home her first Oscar until Girl, Interrupted in 1999. Angelina Jolie's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, but the order of this top Angelina Jolie movies list is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Angelina Jolie movies will be at the top of the list.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Angelina Jolie movies?" and "What are the greatest Angelina Jolie roles of all time?" The greatest Angelina Jolie performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Famous flicks from Angelina Jolie's filmography like Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Wanted are on this list, but it's up to fans like you to decide upon the best. If you think the best Angelina Jolie role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of action movies starring Angelina Jolie, you might also enjoy our list of best Sandra Bullock movies and best Milla Jovovich movies.

Notable directors that have worked with Angelina Jolie include names like Clint Eastwood, Jan de Bont and Simon West. Is Angelina Jolie your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Lucy Liu and Jessica Alba films lists too.

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Girl, Interrupted is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg

Released: 1999

Directed by: James Mangold

Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 American drama film, and an adaptation of Susanna Kaysen's 1993 memoir of the same name. The film chronicles Kaysen's 18-month stay at a mental institution. Directed ...more

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison

Released: 2005

Directed by: Doug Liman

Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 American action comedy film directed by Doug Liman. Bored upper-middle class married coupleJohn (Brad Pitt) and Jane Smith (Angelina Jolie) learn that they are ...more

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Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple

Released: 2014

Directed by: Robert Stromberg

Maleficent is a 2014 American dark fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg, loosely inspired by the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. A vengeful fairy (Angelina Jolie) is driven to curse an ...more

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Salt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Released: 2010

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

Salt is a 2010 American action thriller spy film directed by Phillip Noyce, written by Kurt Wimmer, and starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Daniel Olbrychski, August Diehl and Chiwetel ...more

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The Bone Collector is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah

Released: 1999

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

The Bone Collector is a 1999 psychological thriller film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie, directed by Phillip Noyce and produced by Martin Bregman. The movie was based on the novel ...more

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Changeling is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan

Released: 2008

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Changeling is a 2008 American drama film, written by J. Michael Straczynski and directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood, that explores child endangerment, female disempowerment, ...more

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig, Jon Voight

Released: 2001

Directed by: Simon West

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is a 2001 action film based on the popular Tomb Raider video game series featuring the character Lara Croft portrayed by Angelina Jolie. The film was directed by Simon ...more

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Djimon Hounsou

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jan de Bont

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life is a 2003 action film based on the popular Tomb Raider video game series and stars Angelina Jolie as the titular Lara Croft character with supporting ...more

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Wanted is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy

Released: 2008

Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov

Wanted is a 2008 action film which is very loosely based on the comic book miniseries of the same name by Mark Millar. The film is directed by Timur Bekmambetov and stars James McAvoy, Morgan ...more

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Gia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis, Faye Dunaway

Released: 1998

Directed by: Michael Cristofer

Gia is a 1998 biographical HBO film about the life of model Gia Marie Carangi starring Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway, Mercedes Ruehl, and Elizabeth Mitchell. It was directed by Michael Cristofer ...more

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Kung Fu Panda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 2008

Directed by: John Stevenson, Mark Osborne

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The Tourist is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany

Released: 2010

Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

The Tourist is a 2010 romantic thriller film directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. It is a remake of the 2005 French action film Anthony Zimmer. ...more

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Playing by Heart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Hilary Duff, Sean Connery

Released: 1998

Directed by: Willard Carroll

Playing by Heart is a 1998 American comedy-drama film, which tells the story of several seemingly unconnected characters. It was entered into the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.
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Gone in 60 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall

Released: 2000

Directed by: Dominic Sena

Gone in 60 Seconds is a 2000 American action film, starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Christopher Eccleston, Robert Duvall, Vinnie Jones, and Will Patton. The film was ...more

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Original Sin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Antonio Banderas, Thomas Jane

Released: 2001

Directed by: Michael Cristofer

Original Sin is a 2001 thriller film starring Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie. It is based on the novel Waltz into Darkness by Cornell Woolrich, and is a remake of the 1969 François ...more

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Foxfire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Jenny Lewis, Peter Facinelli

Released: 1996

Directed by: Annette Haywood-Carter

Foxfire is a 1996 film based on the Joyce Carol Oates novel Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang. It examines the coming of age of four high school girls who meet up with a mysterious and ...more
17
Shark Tale is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera, Will Smith

Released: 2004

Directed by: Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron, Rob Letterman

Shark Tale is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation, directed by Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron and Rob Letterman. The film features an ensemble cast Will ...more

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Beyond Borders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Clive Owen, Teri Polo

Released: 2003

Directed by: Martin Campbell

Beyond Borders is a 2003 romantic-drama film about aid workers, directed by Martin Campbell and starring Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen. The original music score was composed by James Horner. ...more
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Hackers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Felicity Huffman, Jonny Lee Miller

Released: 1995

Directed by: Iain Softley

This film is a 1995 American science fiction thriller film directed by Iain Softley and starring Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Renoly Santiago, Matthew Lillard, Lorraine Bracco and Fisher ...more

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Alexander is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Colin Farrell

Released: 2004

Directed by: Oliver Stone, Wilhelm Sasnal, Anka Sasnal

Alexander is a 2004 action adventure biography film written by Oliver Stone, Christopher Kyle and Laeta Kalogridis and directed by Oliver Stone.

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Life or Something Like I... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Stockard Channing, Christian Kane

Released: 2002

Life or Something Like It is a 2002 romantic comedy/drama film directed by Stephen Herek. The film focuses on television reporter Lanie Kerrigan and her quest to find meaning in her life. The ...more
22
Kung Fu Panda 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jennifer Yuh Nelson

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True Women is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Hilary Duff, Dana Delany

Released: 1997

Directed by: Karen Arthur

True Women is a 1997 biographical drama film directed by Karen Arthur.
24
Beowulf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich

Released: 2007

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Beowulf is a 2007 American motion capture computer-animated fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary, inspired by the Old English epic poem of the same ...more

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A Mighty Heart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie, Archie Panjabi, Denis O'Hare

Released: 2007

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom

A Mighty Heart is a 2007 drama film directed by Michael Winterbottom; It is an adaptation of Mariane Pearl's memoir, A Mighty Heart. A Mighty Heart was met with relatively positive reviews from ...more