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The Best Halle Berry Movies of All Time, Ranked 

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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.

Notable directors that have worked with Halle Berry include names like Brett Ratner, Garry Marshall and Tony Scott. Is Halle Berry your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Danny Glover films lists too.

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Monster's Ball is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Halle Berry Movies of All Time, Ranked
Halle Berry, Sean Combs, Heath Ledger

Released: 2001

Directed by: Marc Forster

Monster's Ball is a 2001 American romantic drama film directed by German-Swiss director Marc Forster starring Halle Berry, Billy Bob Thornton and Heath Ledger. The film tells the story of a poor ...more

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Halle Berry, John Travolta, Hugh Jackman

Released: 2001

Directed by: Dominic Sena

Swordfish is a 2001 American action thriller film directed by Dominic Sena and starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle and Vinnie Jones. The film centers on Stanley ...more

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Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

Released: 2000

Directed by: Bryan Singer

X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the first installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

Released: 2003

Directed by: Bryan Singer

X2 is a 2003 American superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel Comics, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the second installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

Released: 2006

Directed by: Brett Ratner

X-Men: The Last Stand is a 2006 superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team introduced in Marvel Comics. The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is the third installment in the X-Men ...more

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Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock

Released: 1992

Directed by: Reginald Hudlin

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Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

Released: 2014

Directed by: Bryan Singer

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Madonna, Halle Berry, Pierce Brosnan

Released: 2002

Directed by: Lee Tamahori

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Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jr., Penélope Cruz

Released: 2003

Directed by: Mathieu Kassovitz

Gothika is a 2003 supernatural horror film directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and written by Sebastian Gutierrez. Halle Berry plays a psychiatrist in a women's mental hospital who wakes up one day to ...more

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Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Lange

Released: 1995

Directed by: Stephen Gyllenhaal

Losing Isaiah is a 1995 American drama film starring Jessica Lange and Halle Berry, directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. It is based on the novel of the same name by Seth Margolis. The screenplay is ...more

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Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

Released: 1991

Directed by: Spike Lee

Jungle Fever is a 1991 American romance drama film written, produced, and directed by Spike Lee, starring Wesley Snipes and Annabella Sciorra. It was Lee's fifth feature-length film. The film ...more

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Halle Berry, Tamara Taylor, Loretta Devine

Released: 1999

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

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Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Little Richard

Released: 1998

Directed by: Gregory Nava

Why Do Fools Fall in Love is a 1998 American romantic drama, directed by Gregory Nava and released by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film is a biographical film of the brief but intense life of ...more

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Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Missy Peregrym

Released: 2004

Directed by: Pitof

Catwoman is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Pitof Comar and stars Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt, Lambert Wilson, Frances Conroy and Alex Borstein. The film is loosely ...more

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Halle Berry, Bruce Willis, Dick Butkus

Released: 1991

Directed by: Tony Scott

The Last Boy Scout is a 1991 American action film directed by Tony Scott, starring Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham, Taylor Negron and Danielle Harris. The film was ...more

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Perfect Stranger Halle Berry, Heidi Klum, Bruce Willis

Released: 2007

Directed by: James Foley

Perfect Stranger is a 2007 American neo-noir psychological thriller film, directed by James Foley, starring Halle Berry and Bruce Willis in their first film together since 1991's The Last Boy ...more
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Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Rockwell

Released: 1991

Directed by: Kevin Hooks

Strictly Business is an 1991 American comedy film directed by Kevin Hooks, and starring Tommy Davidson, Joseph C. Phillips, and Halle Berry. The supporting cast includes Anne-Marie Johnson, ...more

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Halle Berry, Bernie Mac, Martin Landau

Released: 1997

Directed by: Robert Townsend

B*A*P*S is a 1997 comedy film written by Troy Beyer, directed by Robert Townsend, and starring Halle Berry and Martin Landau. The movie includes actors such as Bernie Mac, Natalie Reid, and Ian ...more

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Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, Kurt Russell

Released: 1996

Directed by: Stuart Baird

Executive Decision is a 1996 American action film directed by Stuart Baird in his directorial debut. The film stars Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Halle Berry, Oliver Platt and John Leguizamo. The ...more

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Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgård, Phylicia Rashād

Released: 2010

Directed by: Geoffrey Sax

Frankie & Alice is a 2010 Canadian drama film directed by Geoffrey Sax starring Halle Berry. Filming began in Vancouver, British Columbia, in November 2008 and ended in January 2009. To ...more
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Halle Berry, Sarah Silverman, Warren Beatty

Released: 1998

Directed by: Warren Beatty

Bulworth is a 1998 American political comedy film co-written, co-produced, directed by, and starring Warren Beatty. It co-stars Halle Berry, Oliver Platt, Don Cheadle, Paul Sorvino, Jack Warden, ...more

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Halle Berry, Clive Owen, Christopher McDonald

Released: 1996

Directed by: Amy Holden Jones

The Rich Man's Wife is a 1996 American thriller film written and directed by Amy Holden Jones, and starring Halle Berry. The title character becomes a suspect when her husband is murdered and ...more
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Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut

Released: 2013

Directed by: Brad Anderson

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Halle Berry, Terrence Howard, Michael Ealy

Released: 2005

Directed by: Darnell Martin

Their Eyes Were Watching God is an American Broadcasting Company television movie aired on March 6, 2005 at 9 p.m. EDT based upon Zora Neale Hurston's 1937 novel of the same name. The film was ...more

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Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosie O'Donnell

Released: 1994

Directed by: Brian Levant

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