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The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time

Updated September 21, 2019 6.5k votes 1.3k voters 92.7k 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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  • 1
    Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Pretty Woman

    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

    Released1990

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. A... more on Wikipedia
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    Erin Brockovich is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Erin Brockovich

    Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger

    Released2000

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Erin Brockovich is a 2000 biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by... more on Wikipedia

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    Notting Hill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Notting Hill

    Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin

    Released1999

    Directed byRoger Michell

    Notting Hill is a 1999 British romantic comedy film set in Notting Hill, London, released on... more on Wikipedia

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    Sleeping with the Enemy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Sleeping with the Enemy

    Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin

    Released1991

    Directed byJoseph Ruben

    Sleeping with the Enemy is a 1991 psychological thriller film directed by Joseph Ruben and... more on Wikipedia

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    Steel Magnolias is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Steel Magnolias

    Sally Field, Dolly Parton

    Released1989

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    Steel Magnolias is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross, based on the... more on Wikipedia
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    My Best Friend's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    My Best Friend's Wedding

    Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney

    Released1997

    Directed byP. J. Hogan

    My Best Friend's Wedding is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by P.J. Hogan. When... more on Wikipedia

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    Stepmom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Stepmom

    Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon

    Released1998

    Directed byChris Columbus

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

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    The Pelican Brief is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    The Pelican Brief

    Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington

    Released1993

    Directed byAlan J. Pakula

    The Pelican Brief is a 1993 legal thriller based on the novel of the same name by John... more on Wikipedia

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    Ocean's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Ocean's Eleven

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

    Released2001

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 American comedy heist film and the remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film... more on Wikipedia

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    Runaway Bride is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Runaway Bride

    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

    Released1999

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    Runaway Bride is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall, and stars... more on Wikipedia

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    Conspiracy Theory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Conspiracy Theory

    Julia Roberts, Mel Gibson

    Released1997

    Directed byRichard Donner

    Conspiracy Theory is a 1997 American action thriller film directed by Richard Donner. The... more on Wikipedia

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    Mystic Pizza is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Mystic Pizza

    Julia Roberts, Matt Damon

    Released1988

    Directed byDonald Petrie

    Mystic Pizza is a 1988 American coming-of-age film directed by Donald Petrie. It stars... more on Wikipedia

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    Eat Pray Love is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Eat Pray Love

    Julia Roberts, James Franco

    Released2010

    Directed byRyan Murphy

    Eat Pray Love is a 2010 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Julia Roberts as... more on Wikipedia

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    Something to Talk About is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Something to Talk About

    Julia Roberts, Robert Duvall

    Released1995

    Directed byLasse Hallström

    Something to Talk About is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lasse... more on Wikipedia
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    Mona Lisa Smile is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Mona Lisa Smile

    Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2003

    Directed byMike Newell

    Mona Lisa Smile is a 2003 drama film produced by Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures in... more on Wikipedia

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    Flatliners is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Flatliners

    Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon

    Released1990

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    Flatliners is a 1990 American sci-fi horror thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher,... more on Wikipedia

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    Hook is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Hook

    Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman

    Released1991

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Hook is a 1991 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter... more on Wikipedia

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    Michael Collins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Michael Collins

    Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson

    Released1996

    Directed byNeil Jordan

    Michael Collins is a 1996 historical biopic written and directed by Neil Jordan and starring... more on Wikipedia
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    Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Charlotte's Web

    Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey

    Released2006

    Directed byGary Winick

    Charlotte's Web is a 2006 American live-action/computer-animated feature film based on the... more on Wikipedia

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    Ocean's Twelve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Ocean's Twelve

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

    Released2004

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Ocean's Twelve is a 2004 American comedy film, which acts as the sequel to 2001's Ocean's... more on Wikipedia

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    Dying Young is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Dying Young

    Julia Roberts, Ellen Burstyn

    Released1991

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    Dying Young is a 1991 American romance film, directed by Joel Schumacher. It is based on a... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Satisfaction is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Satisfaction

    Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson

    Released1988

    Directed byJoan Freeman

    Satisfaction is a 1988 comedy-drama film starring Justine Bateman and Liam Neeson. It is one... more on Wikipedia
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    Ben Is Back is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Ben Is Back

    Lucas Hedges, Julia Roberts

    Released2018

    Directed byPeter Hedges

    Ben Is Back is a 2018 drama film directed by Peter Hedges. When the charming yet troubled Ben... more on Wikipedia
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    America's Sweethearts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    America's Sweethearts

    Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Released2001

    Directed byJoe Roth

    America's Sweethearts is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Joe Roth and written by Billy... more on Wikipedia

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    Fireflies in the Garden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Julia Roberts Movies of All Time
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    Fireflies in the Garden

    Hayden Panettiere, Julia Roberts

    Released2008

    Directed byDennis Lee

    Fireflies in the Garden is a 2008 drama film starring Willem Dafoe, Ryan Reynolds, and Julia... more on Wikipedia
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