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The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time 

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List Rules Vote 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.

Notable directors that have worked with Julia Roberts include names like Steven Spielberg, Joel Schumacher and Robert Altman. Is Julia Roberts your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Julianne Moore and Richard Gere films lists too.

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Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria

Released: 1990

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. A down-on-her-luck Hollywood working girl (Julia Roberts) is hired by a wealthy businessman (Richard Gere) to be ...more

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Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart

Released: 2000

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Erin Brockovich is a 2000 biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Susannah Grant. The film is a dramatization of the true story of Erin Brockovich, portrayed by Julia ...more

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Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Mischa Barton

Released: 1999

Directed by: Roger Michell

Notting Hill is a 1999 British romantic comedy film set in Notting Hill, London, released on 21 May 1999. The screenplay was by Richard Curtis and the film was produced by Duncan Kenworthy and ...more

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Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine

Released: 1989

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Steel Magnolias is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross, based on the 1987 play by Robert Harling. A young beautician (Daryl Hannah), newly arrived in a small Louisiana ...more

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Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kyle Secor

Released: 1991

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

Sleeping with the Enemy is a 1991 psychological thriller film directed by Joseph Ruben and starring Julia Roberts and Patrick Bergin. The film is based on Nancy Price's 1987 novel of the same ...more

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Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Rupert Everett

Released: 1997

Directed by: P. J. Hogan

My Best Friend's Wedding is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by P.J. Hogan. When a woman's long-time friend (Dermot Mulroney) reveals he's engaged, she (Julia Roberts) realizes she ...more

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Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris

Released: 1998

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Stepmom is a 1998 comedy-drama directed by Chris Columbus and starring Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, and Ed Harris. Sarandon won the San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress and ...more

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Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, John Lithgow

Released: 1993

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

The Pelican Brief is a 1993 legal thriller based on the novel of the same name by John Grisham. Directed by Alan J. Pakula, the film stars Julia Roberts in the role of young law student Darby ...more

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Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni

Released: 1999

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Runaway Bride is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall, and stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.The screenplay was written by Josann McGibbon, Sara Parriott and Audrey ...more

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Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

Released: 2001

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 American comedy heist film and the remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film of the same name. The 2001 film was directed by Steven Soderbergh and features an ensemble cast ...more

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Julia Roberts, Mel Gibson, Patrick Stewart

Released: 1997

Directed by: Richard Donner

Conspiracy Theory is a 1997 American action thriller film directed by Richard Donner. The original screenplay by Brian Helgeland centers on an eccentric taxi driver who believes many world ...more

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Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Vincent D'Onofrio

Released: 1988

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Mystic Pizza is a 1988 American coming-of-age film directed by Donald Petrie. It stars Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, and Lili Taylor. The film also stars Vincent D'Onofrio, William R. Moses, ...more

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Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem

Released: 2010

Directed by: Ryan Murphy

Eat Pray Love is a 2010 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Julia Roberts as Elizabeth Gilbert, based on Gilbert's best-selling memoir of the same name. Ryan Murphy co-wrote and ...more

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Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Released: 2003

Directed by: Mike Newell

Mona Lisa Smile is a 2003 drama film produced by Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures in association with Red Om Films Productions, directed by Mike Newell, written by Lawrence Konner and ...more

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams

Released: 1991

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Hook is a 1991 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie. When Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan ...more

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Julia Roberts, Robert Duvall, Dennis Quaid

Released: 1995

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

Something to Talk About is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lasse Hallström, from a screenplay written by Callie Khouri. It stars Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid as an ...more
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Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

Released: 2004

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Ocean's Twelve is a 2004 American comedy film, which acts as the sequel to 2001's Ocean's Eleven. Like its predecessor, which was a remake of the 1960 film Ocean's 11, the film was directed by ...more

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Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland

Released: 1990

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Flatliners is a 1990 American sci-fi horror thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt. Five medical ...more
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Julia Roberts, Ellen Burstyn, Vincent D'Onofrio

Released: 1991

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Dying Young is a 1991 American romance film, directed by Joel Schumacher. It is based on a novel of the same name by Marti Leimbach, and stars Julia Roberts and Campbell Scott with Vincent ...more

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Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Emma Roberts

Released: 2001

Directed by: Joe Roth

America's Sweethearts is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Joe Roth and written by Billy Crystal and Peter Tolan. It stars Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, John Cusack and Catherine ...more

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Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

Released: 2007

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Charlie Wilson's War is a 2007 American biographical comedy-drama film, recounting the true story of U.S. Congressman Charlie Wilson who partnered with CIA operative Gust Avrakotos to launch ...more

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Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Dakota Fanning

Released: 2006

Directed by: Gary Winick

Charlotte's Web is a 2006 American live-action/computer-animated feature film based on the popular book of the same name by E. B. White. It is directed by Gary Winick and produced by Paramount ...more

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Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Jude Law

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Closer is a 2004 romantic drama film written by Patrick Marber, based on his award-winning 1997 play of the same name. The movie was produced and directed by Mike Nichols and stars Julia ...more

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Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Gene Hackman

Released: 2001

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

The Mexican is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts, with a plot that is a mixture of romantic comedy, thriller and road movie. The ...more

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Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Bryan Cranston

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tom Hanks

Larry Crowne is a 2011 American romantic comedy film starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. The film was produced and directed by Hanks, who co-wrote its screenplay with Nia Vardalos. The story ...more

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