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!
Directed by: George MillerMad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 action film directed by George Miller. In a post apocalyptic... more
Directed by: Patty JenkinsMonster is a 2003 drama film about Aileen Wuornos, who was executed in Florida in 2002 for... more
Directed by: David LeitchAtomic Blonde is a 2017 American action spy thriller film directed by David Leitch and written... more
Directed by: Rupert SandersSnow White and the Huntsman is a 2012 American dark fantasy action film based on the German... more
Directed by: Paul HaggisIn the Valley of Elah is a 2007 film written and directed by Paul Haggis, starring Tommy Lee... more
Directed by: Taylor HackfordThe Devil's Advocate is a 1997 American mystery thriller film based on Andrew Neiderman's... more
Directed by: Lasse HallströmThe Cider House Rules is a 1999 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on John... more
Directed by: F. Gary GrayThe Italian Job is a 2003 film directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Wayne and Donna Powers and... more
Directed by: Pat O'ConnorSweet November is a 2001 romantic drama film starring Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron,... more
Directed by: Jordan BradyWaking Up in Reno is a 2002 American comedy drama film directed by Jordan Brady. The... more
Directed by: John DuiganHead in the Clouds is a 2004 drama film written and directed by John Duigan. The original... more
Directed by: Ridley ScottPrometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and... more
Directed by: Robert RedfordThe Legend of Bagger Vance is a 2000 American sports drama directed by Robert Redford and... more
Directed by: Niki CaroNorth Country is a 2005 American drama film directed by Niki Caro, starring Charlize Theron,... more
Directed by: Jason ReitmanYoung Adult is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman, from a screenplay... more
Directed by: Woody AllenCelebrity is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The screenplay... more
Directed by: Ron UnderwoodMighty Joe Young is a 1998 Disney family film starring Bill Paxton and Charlize Theron and... more
Directed by: Peter BergHancock, formerly known as John Hancock and Tonight, He Comes, is an superhero film directed... more
Directed by: James GrayThe Yards is a 2000 American crime film directed by James Gray. It was written by Gray and... more
Directed by: Cedric Nicolas-TroyanThe Huntsman: Winter's War is a 2016 American dark fantasy action adventure film based on... more
Directed by: Tom HanksThat Thing You Do! is a 1996 American musical comedy drama film written, directed by, and... more
Directed by: Karyn KusamaÆon Flux is a 2005 American science fiction spy action film directed by Karyn Kusama. The film... more
TrappedCharlize Theron, Courtney Love
Directed by: Luis MandokiedTrapped is a 2002 American-German crime thriller film starring Charlize Theron, Courtney... more
Directed by: Jonathan LynnTrial and Error is a 1997 release from New Line Cinema starring Michael Richards, Jeff... more
Directed by: John Herzfeld2 Days in the Valley is a 1996 film directed by John Herzfeld that revolves around the events... more