Charlize Theron, a versatile actress of Hollywood, is from greater Johannesburg area, in South Africa. She is known for her putting her characters in a passionate and thorough performance. She is considered as one of the actresses who is a becomes part of a revered and priceless commodity. Started career as the debut in film was a non-speaking role in Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest, which was then followed by a supporting role in 2 Days in the Valley. From that point, she went on to star in hits such as The Cider House Rules and The Devil’s Advocate. Then in 2003, she won her only Academy Award to date, for the role of Aileen Wuornos in Monster as well as with this she also received an Oscar nomination for her performance in North Country (2005) and four Golden Globe nominations, winning one for Monster, and an Emmy nomination for the same movie. With her precious efforts towards all the best of her, we are going to give you the list of top ten best movies starring Charlize Theron.
1. Monster (2003)
Monster is a crime film based on real life story of Wuornos’ starring Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci. The film is about the life of Daytona Beach prostitute who had killed six men including one policeman with confessing that she did all in self-defense while working as a prostitute. In a revelatory performance, Charlize Theron stars in the shocking and moving true-life story that received her critical acclaim and won numerous awards for her portrayal, including the Academy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress.
2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Mad Max: Fury Road is an action film starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and Hugh Keays-Byrne. The film is about a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in post-apocalyptic Australia in search for her homeland with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max. Charlize Theron’s character as Imperator Furiosa is a warrior to a real woman, on a quest for redemption. Charlize is a total badass in this film.
3. Young Adult (2011)
Young Adult is an American comedy-drama film starring Charlize Theron. The film is about Mavis played by Theron an alcoholic divorcee and an author of adult novels. She is an aging party girl who returns home to right some wrong decisions of her past that she will return to her hometown and married to his ex-school boyfriend. But she came to know that he is married now and father of a newborn baby girl. She churned out one of the best performances of the year as an irredeemably horrible person and got a Golden Globe nomination.
4. North Country (2005)
North Country is an American drama film that is based on the real case of first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States. The film is starring Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Richard Jenkins, Michelle Monaghan, Jeremy Renner, Woody Harrelson and Sissy Spacek. It is about Charlize Theron who started to work at Miner file due to his abusive husband and tries to support her two children where she was victimized of sexual harassment. And she had done the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States and on the landmark 1984 lawsuit. Theron’s stunning performance landed her nominations in major awards, and showers of praises and love.
5. In the Valley of Elah (2007)
In the Valley of Elah is a crime drama mystery film starring Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, and Susan Sarandon. The film is based on the real-life events with the changing of location and names. It’s story about a war veteran, his wife and the search for their son. Charlize plays a single-mother police detective character who is bullied at work but stands up to the military to help a father, played by Tommy Lee Jones who is investigating the death of his son.
6. The Cider House Rules (1999)
The Cider House Rules is a 1999 American drama film, based on Irving’s novel of the same name. In the movie, Theron played as Candy Kendall, a young impregnated woman, who discovers a new friend in a clinic, Homer, where she had gone to get an abortion. Homer was an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. The relationship between Homer and Kendall takes place because of the loneliness of her husband, serving defense personnel, has to answer to the nation’s duty. The film is beautifully visualized as the character of Theron fights between her loyalty as a wife of the ailing Wally and her own emotions for Homer.
7. The Italian Job (2003)
The Italian Job, American heist film, starring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Edward Norton, Seth Green, Mos Def and Donald Sutherland. The film is about a team of thieves who plan steal of gold from a former associate who double-crossed them. They left him dead and ran away in Venice. The character has some time differ in acting that will surely make you confuse that how these good guys are thieves.
8. The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
The Devil’s Advocate is an American supernatural psychological thriller film based on Andrew Neiderman’s novel of the same name. The film is about a lawyer played by Keanu Reeves and his career where he is offered a job to work at New York City but for that, he has to depart from his wife Mary Ann played by Theron. Mary Ann is the victim of the firm’s owner’s brutal atrocities, being raped and mutilated by him, as her pleading doesn’t convince Kevin. She was admitted in a mental penitentiary, where she commits suicide. Theron does a compelling job in convincing us of her innocence and sense of loneliness.
9. Sweet November (2001)
Sweet November is a romantic drama film based on the film classic made in 1968 and written by Herman Raucher. The film is about a couple Nelson and Sara starring Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron receptively. They were devoted to their work. Their life takes turn when they both meet at DMV hell and ready for the relationship for a short period. In this short time her life has been changed as she sleeps with him, and the next day Chaz, a close friend of Sara’s, arrives and refers to Nelson as Sara’s “November”.
10. Hancock (2008)
Hancock is a 2008 American superhero comedy-drama film starring Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman and Eddie Marsan. Hancock is a down-and-out superhero who’s forced to employ a PR expert to help repair his image when the public grows weary of all the damage he’s inflicted during his life-saving heroics. His wife also has superpowers but hides from him. She’s essentially playing two characters—the one who is trying to hide who she is and live a quiet life and the super powered being who’s forever entwined with Hancock’s fate. Hancock was filmed in Los Angeles with a production budget of $150 million and grossed $624 million.