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The Best Halle Berry Movies of All Time, Ranked

Updated May 17, 2019 4.6k votes 1.3k voters 135.2k views40 items

List RulesVote for your favorite Halle Berry movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

The best Halle Berry movies of all time prove that she’s one of the most well-rounded actresses currently active. Since the early 1990s, she has appeared in plenty of blockbusters and critically-acclaimed movies, earning her first Academy Award in 2001 for Monster’s Ball. Her highest grossing movies have been well-received at the box office as well, as her lifetime box office gross is almost $2 billion.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, both of her parents worked at a psychiatric ward where they both eventually met. Halle Berry graduated high school as an honor student and went on to become Miss Ohio in 1986. In 1989, Berry moved to New York for acting work, finding little success initially. But by the end of the year, she was cast in a short-lived ABC TV series.

Following the show’s cancellation, Berry moved to Los Angeles where she had a recurring role on Knots Landing. Her first major film role was in Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever. From there, she had several more supporting roles. One of her biggest and most well-known credits was as Storm in the comic book blockbuster X-Men. Soon after, she co-starred with Billy Bob Thornton in Monster’s Ball.

So what are the best Halle Berry movies of all time? Is it one of her dramatic roles or her science fiction work? See what fans have ranked as their favorite Halle Berry movies below. Movie trailers have been included if you want a preview of the film. If you think the best Halle Berry role isn't at the top, then vote it up. Don’t see it listed? Add it so that others may vote for it. After all, this list of the best Halle Berry movies should be as a comprehensive as possible. If you are a fan of Berry's superhero roles, you might also like our list of best Hugh Jackman movies and best Jessica Alba movies.


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    Monster's Ball

    Halle Berry, Sean Combs
    Monster's Ball is a 2002 American romantic drama film directed by German-Swiss director Marc...  more

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  • 2


    Halle Berry, John Travolta
    Swordfish is a 2001 American action thriller film directed by Dominic Sena and starring John...  more

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  • 3

    The Last Boy Scout

    Halle Berry, Bruce Willis
    The Last Boy Scout is a 1991 American action film directed by Tony Scott, starring Bruce...  more

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  • 4

    X-Men 2

    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman
    X2 is a 2003 American superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel...  more

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  • 5


    Halle Berry, Sarah Silverman
    Bulworth is a 1998 American political comedy film co-written, co-produced, directed by, and...  more

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    X-Men: The Last Stand

    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman
    X-Men: The Last Stand is a 2006 superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team introduced...  more

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  • 7

    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry
    X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman,...  more

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    Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy
    Boomerang is a 1992 American romantic comedy film directed by Reginald Hudlin. The film stars...  more

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  • 9

    Die Another Day

    Madonna, Halle Berry
    This film is the twentieth spy film in the James Bond series, and the fourth and last film to...  more

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  • 10

    Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

    Halle Berry, Tamara Taylor
    Introducing Dorothy Dandridge is a television film directed by Martha Coolidge. Filmed over a...  more

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  • 11

    The Program

    Halle Berry, James Caan
    The Program is a 1993 film starring James Caan, Halle Berry, Omar Epps, Craig Sheffer, Kristy...  more
  • 12


    Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jr.
    Gothika is a 2003 supernatural horror film directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and written by...  more

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  • 13

    Dark Tide

    Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez
    Dark Tide is a 2012 American action thriller film directed by John Stockwell, produced by...  more
  • 14

    Losing Isaiah

    Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson
    Losing Isaiah is a 1995 American drama film starring Jessica Lange and Halle Berry, directed...  more

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  • 15

    Why Do Fools Fall in Love

    Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox
    Why Do Fools Fall in Love is a 1998 American romantic drama, directed by Gregory Nava and...  more

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  • 16

    Jungle Fever

    Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson
    Jungle Fever is a 1991 American romance drama film written, produced, and directed by Spike...  more

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  • 17


    Halle Berry, Sharon Stone
    Catwoman is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Pitof Comar and stars Halle Berry,...  more

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  • 18

    Perfect Stranger

    Halle Berry, Heidi Klum
    Perfect Stranger is a 2007 American neo-noir psychological thriller film, directed by James...  more
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    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman
    X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same...  more

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    Strictly Business

    Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson
    Strictly Business is an 1991 American comedy film directed by Kevin Hooks, and starring Tommy...  more

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  • 21

    The Wedding

    Halle Berry, Shirley Knight
    The Wedding is a 1998 television film directed by Charles Burnett. Based on a novel by Dorothy...  more
  • 22

    Father Hood

    Halle Berry, Patrick Swayze
    Father Hood is a 1993 comedy-drama film starring Patrick Swayze and Halle Berry and directed...  more
  • 23


    Halle Berry, Bernie Mac
    B*A*P*S is a 1997 comedy film written by Troy Beyer, directed by Robert Townsend, and starring...  more

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  • 24

    Executive Decision

    Halle Berry, Steven Seagal
    Executive Decision is a 1996 American action film directed by Stuart Baird in his directorial...  more

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  • 25

    The Rich Man's Wife

    Halle Berry, Clive Owen
    The Rich Man's Wife is a 1996 American thriller film written and directed by Amy Holden Jones,...  more