Julia Roberts, won a Golden Globe for her roles in Pretty Woman and Best Supporting Actress in Steel Magnolias, remains one of America’s most popular actresses of all the time. Julia has acted in over 30 films till date wherein the film named Mystic Pizza, she was widely appreciated. A New York Times film review called her “voluptuous,” “lively,” “beautiful” and “scene-stealing.” Even after slowed down her appearances in films after giving birth to twins in 2004, she is as popular as she was. Looking back to her career, let’s check out Top Ten Best Films Starring Julia Roberts.
1. Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
Sleeping with the Enemy is a psychological thriller film where Julia Roberts first time playing the role of the abused wife who discovers a resource of strength when she’s pushed to the edge. She fakes her own death because of her nightmarish marriage, but she was unable to elude her controlling husband and escapes from Cape Cod to Cedar Falls, Iowa, where she captures the attention of a kindly college drama teacher.
2. Pretty Woman (1990)
Pretty Woman is the one of the most romantic comedy even after 25 years of its release and the biggest crowd-pleaser of her career. In the film, we find her in the role, of a beautiful prostitute with amazing well-mannered behavior. She became a paid escort of Richard Gere’s handsome corporate raider for several business and social functions but there are developing a relationship over the course of her week-long stay with him and transforms in love.
3. Erin Brockovich (2000)
Erin Brockovich is a critical and commercial hit movie with the best performance of Julia Roberts won her first Academy Award and BAFTA, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and various critics’ awards for Best Actress. In the Movie, we find brassy, ballsy, big-haired, fast-talking lady who is the real-life single mother and a legal clerk who exposed the pollution secrets of a giant energy conglomerate.
4. Notting Hill (1999)
Notting Hill is the highest grossing film of that year, $364 million where our pretty star Julia Roberts plays a role of Anna Scott, a Hollywood superstar who wanders into the Notting Hill bookstore owned by recently divorced William. The film set in Notting Hill, London, in the bookshop where they both fall in love and even media learns about their relations thought they tried to hide it. It’s a really noticeable film sparks ignite onscreen between two romantic comedy veterans, Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.
5. My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
My Best Friend’s Wedding is considered as one of the best and classic romantic comedy films of all time starring Julia Roberts in the role of Julianne Potter as a sports journalist. She made a plan to marry to his best friend if they’re still single at age 28 but before she finds he’s engaged. She loves him herself and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding. The film received generally positive reviews from critics and was a global box-office hit.
6. Something to Talk About (1995)
Something to Talk About is a comedy-drama about love, infidelity, family relationships, and horses. In the film, Julia stars with Dennis Quaid and Kyra Sedgwick as a woman whose world rocked when she discovers her husband is cheating on her. She embarrasses her husband publicly — then moves in with her wise-mouthed little sister Emma Rae. It may not be Roberts’ most famous film outing, but it’s one of her more enjoyable to watch.
7. Steel Magnolias (1989)
Steel Magnolias is based on the real-life experiences Robert Harling’s death of his sister, Susan Harling Robinson. The title itself reveals the secret story of the film as a female can be both as delicate as the magnolia flower, and as tough as steel that depends upon the situation. We find our Julia as a young beautician whose only dream to marry Robert but due to her Type 1 diabetes issues, she could not and shift to a small Louisiana town. She finds work at the local salon and a small group of women shares a close bond of friendship and they cope with the death of one of their own.
8. Mystic Pizza (1988)
Mystic Pizza is an American coming-of-age film where three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in the Connecticut town of Mystic. Roberts had her first significant, pre-Pretty Woman role in this charming ensemble comedy about the romantic escapades with dated the son of a wealthy local in Mystic Pizza. She looks so young and fresh, and that hair even, A New York Times film review called her “voluptuous,” “lively,” “beautiful” and “scene-stealing.”
9. Runaway Bride (1999)
Runaway Bride is a one of the most wakeful movie of all the time which starring Julia Roberts as a Maggie. She is spirited and attractive young woman who has had a number of unsuccessful relationships and left three men waiting for her at the altar on their wedding day. Richard Gere is a newspaper columnist who has been fired for printing a supposedly false column about a woman who consistently runs out on her marriages. When he travels to the tiny town where she lives to learn more about her life and possibly get his job back, he finds that there is more to her than just a newspaper column.
10. Closer (2004)
Closer is a sexy ensemble drama which features Roberts in her least sympathetic role to date. In the movie we find two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other. They all are fascinated by the game of love, seduced by seduction itself. They play at sincere, truthful relationships which are lies in almost every respect, except their desire to sleep with each other. It’s one of the most terrific performances of Julia Roberts of her all career.