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The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time

Updated September 21, 2019 6.7k votes 1.3k voters 93.6k views48 items

List RulesVote for your favorite Julia Roberts movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big her role.

Here is a list of the best Julia Roberts movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Since appearing in her breakout role in Mystic Pizza in 1988, Julia Roberts has been known as America's sweetheart. Julia Roberts's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Julia Roberts movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Julia Roberts movies will be at the top of the list. Naturally, you'll find amazing movies such as Pretty Woman and Erin Brockovich.

Julia Roberts has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Julia Roberts movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Julia Roberts films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Julia Roberts role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Julia Roberts performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Julia Roberts movies?" and "What are the greatest Julia Roberts roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Roberts' girl-next-door charm, you might also enjoy our list of best Sandra Bullock movies and best Jennifer Aniston movies.

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    Pretty Woman

    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere
    Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. A...  more

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    Erin Brockovich

    Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger
    Erin Brockovich is a 2000 biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by...  more

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    Notting Hill

    Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin
    Notting Hill is a 1999 British romantic comedy film set in Notting Hill, London, released on...  more

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    Steel Magnolias

    Sally Field, Dolly Parton
    Steel Magnolias is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross, based on the...  more

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    Stepmom

    Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon
    Stepmom is a 1998 comedy-drama directed by Chris Columbus and starring Julia Roberts, Susan...  more

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    Sleeping with the Enemy

    Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin
    Sleeping with the Enemy is a 1991 psychological thriller film directed by Joseph Ruben and...  more

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    My Best Friend's Wedding

    Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney
    My Best Friend's Wedding is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by P.J. Hogan. When...  more

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    Dying Young

    Julia Roberts, Ellen Burstyn
    Dying Young is a 1991 American romance film, directed by Joel Schumacher. It is based on a...  more
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    The Pelican Brief

    Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington
    The Pelican Brief is a 1993 legal thriller based on the novel of the same name by John...  more

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    Runaway Bride

    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere
    Runaway Bride is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall, and stars...  more

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    Ocean's Eleven

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts
    Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 American comedy heist film and the remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film...  more

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    Conspiracy Theory

    Julia Roberts, Mel Gibson
    Conspiracy Theory is a 1997 American action thriller film directed by Richard Donner. The...  more

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    Mystic Pizza

    Julia Roberts, Matt Damon
    Mystic Pizza is a 1988 American coming-of-age film directed by Donald Petrie. It stars...  more

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    Mona Lisa Smile

    Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst
    Mona Lisa Smile is a 2003 drama film produced by Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures in...  more

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    Eat Pray Love

    Julia Roberts, James Franco
    Eat Pray Love is a 2010 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Julia Roberts as...  more

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    The Normal Heart

    Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo
    The Normal Heart is a 2014 American drama film directed by Ryan Murphy, based on the 1985 play...  more
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    Hook

    Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman
    Hook is a 1991 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter...  more

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    Something to Talk About

    Julia Roberts, Robert Duvall
    Something to Talk About is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lasse...  more
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    Flatliners

    Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon
    Flatliners is a 1990 American sci-fi horror thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher,...  more

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    Michael Collins

    Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson
    Michael Collins is a 1996 historical biopic written and directed by Neil Jordan and starring...  more
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    Everyone Says I Love You

    Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts
    Everyone Says I Love You is a 1996 American musical comedy film written and directed by Woody...  more
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    Ocean's Twelve

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts
    Ocean's Twelve is a 2004 American comedy film, which acts as the sequel to 2001's Ocean's...  more

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    Charlotte's Web

    Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey
    Charlotte's Web is a 2006 American live-action/computer-animated feature film based on the...  more

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    Satisfaction

    Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson
    Satisfaction is a 1988 comedy-drama film starring Justine Bateman and Liam Neeson. It is one...  more
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    America's Sweethearts

    Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones
    America's Sweethearts is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Joe Roth and written by Billy...  more

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