Posted on 12 October 2011.
Julia Roberts is an accomplished actress. She has played in various comedic and dramatic roles that are quite memorable. Her dramatic films really stand out and make her one of the most proclaimed actresses worldwide. Here are her best 10 films:
1. Step Mom (1998)
Description: This is Julia Roberts’ best work so far. Here, Roberts plays Anna, a woman who falls in love with Luke, a divorcé with children. Jackie (the ex-wife of the divorce is diagnoses with cancer of the lymphoma. Treatments do not work and Anna (played by Julia Roberts) is unexpectedly faced with the motherhood responsibility. Get your tissues out; this will be a sad and painful movie.
Gross Profits: $159.7 million
Nominations: Best Actress (Susan Surrandon)
2. Pretty Woman (1990)
Description: Roberts plays an escort who is hired by a high class business man (played by Gear) to be a companion. She is to accompany the businessman to social events and business functions. The movie is hilarious and really defines the stereotypes of a prostitute.
Gross Profits: $463.4 million worldwide
3. Erin Brockovitch (2000)
Description: Based on a true story, Roberts plays a single mother who worked minimum wage jobs to make a living. When hired as file clerk in a law office, she comes across a case about tainted and poisonous water, affecting a whole community. She endlessly worked to help the community find answers and fought back against those who were responsible for the illnesses.
Gross Profits: $256.3 million worldwide
Awards: Best Actress (Julia Roberts) at the Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards and Golden Globe Awards
4. Notting Hill (1999)
Description: Nothing goes well for a bookstore owner (played by Hugh Grant) until an accomplished author enters his store. They keep running into each other after the meeting. Sparks fly high and both get intimate in this film. It is a good and relaxing movie, one can enjoy easily. It received 83% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes
Gross Profits: $363 million
5. Sleeping With the Enemy (1991)
Description: Roberts plays a woman who is controlled, abused and possessed by her husband. She tries to fake her death to escape the relationship. The husband, however, catches onto her scheme. The movie is a thriller and will have your eyes waiting to find out what happens next.
Gross Profits: $174,999,005