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, and 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 her 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 can vote for it!
Character: Aileen Wuornos
Awards: Academy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama Motion PictureMonster is a 2003 drama film about Aileen Wuornos, who was executed in Florida in 2002 for... more
Character: Imperator FuriosaMad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 action film directed by George Miller. In a post apocalyptic... more
Character: Josey AimesNorth Country is a 2005 American drama film directed by Niki Caro, starring Charlize Theron,... more
Character: Lorraine BroughtonAtomic Blonde is a 2017 American action spy thriller film directed by David Leitch and written... more
Character: Queen RavennaSnow White and the Huntsman is a 2012 American dark fantasy action film based on the German... more
Character: Mary Ann LomaxThe Devil's Advocate is a 1997 American mystery thriller film based on Andrew Neiderman's... more
Character: Candy KendallThe Cider House Rules is a 1999 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on John... more
Character: Stella BridgerThe Italian Job is a 2003 film directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Wayne and Donna Powers and... more
Character: Britt EklandThis film is a 2004 British/American film about the life of English comedy actor Peter... more
Character: Sara DeeverSweet November is a 2001 romantic drama film starring Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron,... more
Character: Candy KirkendallWaking Up in Reno is a 2002 American comedy drama film directed by Jordan Brady. The... more
Character: Gilda BesseHead in the Clouds is a 2004 drama film written and directed by John Duigan. The original... more
Character: Meredith VickersPrometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and... more
Character: Adele InvergordonThe Legend of Bagger Vance is a 2000 American sports drama directed by Robert Redford and... more
Character: Mavis GaryYoung Adult is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman, from a screenplay... more
Character: Mary EmbreyHancock, formerly known as John Hancock and Tonight, He Comes, is an superhero film directed... more
Character: SupermodelCelebrity is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The screenplay... more
Character: Jill YoungMighty Joe Young is a 1998 Disney family film starring Bill Paxton and Charlize Theron and... more
Character: Erica StoltzThe Yards is a 2000 American crime film directed by James Gray. It was written by Gray and... more
Character: Queen RavennaThe Huntsman: Winter's War is a 2016 American dark fantasy action adventure film based on... more
Character: Tina PowersThat Thing You Do! is a 1996 American musical comedy drama film written, directed by, and... more
Character: Billie TylerTrial and Error is a 1997 release from New Line Cinema starring Michael Richards, Jeff... more
Character: Helga Svelgen2 Days in the Valley is a 1996 film directed by John Herzfeld that revolves around the events... more
Character: Æon FluxÆon Flux is a 2005 American science fiction spy action film directed by Karyn Kusama. The film... more
Character: Det. Emily SandersIn the Valley of Elah is a 2007 film written and directed by Paul Haggis, starring Tommy Lee... more