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The Best Halle Berry Movies of All Time, Ranked

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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
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    Monster's Ball

    Halle Berry, Sean Combs

    Released2002

    Directed byMarc Forster

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    Swordfish
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    Swordfish

    Halle Berry, John Travolta

    Released2001

    Directed byDominic Sena

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  • 3
    X-Men 2
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    X-Men 2

    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

    Released2003

    Directed byBryan Singer

    X2 is a 2003 American superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    X-Men
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    X-Men

    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

    Released2000

    Directed byBryan Singer

    X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    X-Men: Days of Future Past
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    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry

    Released2014

    Directed byBryan Singer

    X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman,... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Boomerang
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    Boomerang

    Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy

    Released1992

    Directed byReginald Hudlin

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  • 7
    Things We Lost in the Fire
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    Things We Lost in the Fire

    Halle Berry, David Duchovny

    Released2007

    Directed bySusanne Bier

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  • 8
    X-Men: The Last Stand
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    X-Men: The Last Stand

    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

    Released2006

    Directed byBrett Ratner

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  • 9
    Their Eyes Were Watching God
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    Their Eyes Were Watching God

    Halle Berry, Terrence Howard

    Released2005

    Directed byDarnell Martin

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  • 10
    Gothika
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    Gothika

    Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jr.

    Released2003

    Directed byMathieu Kassovitz

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  • 11
    Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
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    Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

    Halle Berry, Tamara Taylor

    Released1999

    Directed byMartha Coolidge

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  • 12
    The Program
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    The Program

    Halle Berry, James Caan

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid S. Ward

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  • 13
    Losing Isaiah
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    Losing Isaiah

    Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1995

    Directed byStephen Gyllenhaal

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  • 14
    Dark Tide
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    Dark Tide

    Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez

    Released2012

    Directed byJohn Stockwell

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  • 15
    Why Do Fools Fall in Love
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    Why Do Fools Fall in Love

    Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox

    Released1998

    Directed byGregory Nava

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  • 16
    Catwoman
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    Catwoman

    Halle Berry, Sharon Stone

    Released2004

    Directed byPitof

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  • 17
    Jungle Fever
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    Jungle Fever

    Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1991

    Directed bySpike Lee

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  • 18
    Race the Sun
    64
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    Race the Sun

    Halle Berry, Eliza Dushku

    Released1996

    Directed byCharles T. Kanganis

    Race the Sun is a 1996 comedy-drama movie starring Halle Berry and James Belushi. The plot is... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    The Last Boy Scout
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    The Last Boy Scout

    Halle Berry, Bruce Willis

    Released1991

    Directed byTony Scott

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  • 20
    Perfect Stranger
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    Perfect Stranger

    Halle Berry, Heidi Klum

    Released2007

    Directed byJames Foley

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  • 21
    The Wedding
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    The Wedding

    Halle Berry, Shirley Knight

    Released1998

    Directed byCharles Burnett

    The Wedding is a 1998 television film directed by Charles Burnett. Based on a novel by Dorothy... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Strictly Business
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    Strictly Business

    Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1991

    Directed byKevin Hooks

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  • 23
    B*A*P*S
    105
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    B*A*P*S

    Halle Berry, Bernie Mac

    Released1997

    Directed byRobert Townsend

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  • 24
    Executive Decision
    56
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    Executive Decision

    Halle Berry, Steven Seagal

    Released1996

    Directed byStuart Baird

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    Father Hood
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    Father Hood

    Halle Berry, Patrick Swayze

    Released1993

    Directed byDarrell Roodt

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