If you grew up in the 90s, and loved watching Hollywood movies, there is one woman who is more than likely to be in your favourite stars list and that’s none other the ‘Pretty Woman’ herself, Julia Roberts. Since the time she entered into our lives with the iconic, ‘Pretty Woman’, she has absolutely won us over with her trademark big smile and her infectious charm. Julia Roberts was nothing less than a rage back in the 90s. From being named as the ‘Most Beautiful Woman in the World’ by People’s Magazine five times, to becoming the highest paid actress to winning an Academy Award and three Golden Globes, this Hollywood superstar has done it all and done it with aplomb. Here’s the list of top Julia Roberts movies, selected from her impressive filmography. You can watch some of these best Julia Roberts movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. The Pelican Brief (1993)
Based on a political thriller by renowned writer, John Grisham, and directed by Alan J. Pakula, ‘The Pelican Brief’ brought two powerhouse performers, Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington together for the first time. The film revolves around a brief written by a young law student, ‘Darby Shaw’ (Julia Roberts) about the murders of two Supreme Court judges and the deep trouble she lands herself into, for making that brief way more accurate than she ever knew she did. Denzel Washington plays a political journalist, ‘Gray Grantham’ who joins ‘Darby’ in finding out the truth. The film is an edge-of-your-seat, gripping thriller with effective performances by both Roberts and Washington. Although there is no romance as such between the leads, their subtle chemistry is one of the strong points of the film. Julia Roberts did this film after a hiatus of two years and it certainly gave her the box office success she needed at that point.
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9. Closer (2004)
Out of all the roles that Julia Roberts has done in her career, ‘Anna’ in ‘Closer’ is hands down her least likable and the most unscrupulous character ever. She is a far cry from all the romantic and sweet roles that Roberts had done in her career back in the 90s. Directed by Mike Nichols, ‘Closer’ is about four characters, whose lives are intertwined. They are not as they look on the surface. Behind their intelligent talks and refined manners, they are all unethical, morally corrupt and are constantly playing with each other. There is no one to like and root for in this film. Although Natalie Portman as ‘Alice’ is the show stealer, Julia Roberts as the cold ‘Anna’ is very good nonetheless. ‘Closer’ is Julia Roberts’ most disturbing film and it is definitely not for the faint-hearted!