Want to know the best Julia Roberts movies? How about the worst Julia Roberts movies? Curious about Julia Roberts’ box office grosses or which Julia Roberts movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Julia Roberts movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information and much more.
Julia Roberts (1967-) was born in Smyrna, Georgia. She is a four time Oscar® nominated actress (Steel Magnolias, Pretty Woman, and Erin Brockovich). Roberts won the Oscar® for her performance in Erin Brockovich. She is also a eight time Golden Globe® nominated actress. She has won the Golden Globe® three times (Steel Magnolias, Pretty Woman and Erin Brockovich).
Her IMDb page shows 55 acting credits from 1987-2017. This page will rank 42 Julia Roberts movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television shows, shorts, cameos and movies that were not released in North American theaters were not included in the rankings.
When we first started writing movie web pages back in January 2011, the first pages we wrote were on my favorite two current actors, Bruce Willis and Tom Hanks, and on my wife’s favorite actress, Julia Roberts. Since then her page has moved to new website providers and has been updated many times over the years.
Julia Roberts Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table
The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.
- Sort Julia Roberts movies by co-stars of her movies
- Sort Julia Roberts movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
- Sort Julia Roberts movies by yearly domestic box office grosses
- Sort Julia Roberts movies by how they were received by critics and audiences. 60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
- Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Julia Roberts movie received.
- Sort Julia Roberts movies by Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score. UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
|Rank||Movie (Year)||UMR Co-Star Links||Adjusted B.O. Domestic (mil)||Box Office Rank by Year||Critic Audience Rating||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score|
|Erin Brockovich (2000)||Albert Finney & David Brisbin||$196.40||13th of 2000||78.67%||05 / 01||82.91|
|Pretty Woman (1990)||Richard Gere & Jason Alexander||$355.50||4th of 1990||64.50%||01 / 00||69.34|
|Ocean's Eleven (2001)||Brad Pitt & George Clooney||$273.70||8th of 2001||79.00%||00 / 00||68.13|
|Notting Hill (1999)||Hugh Grant & Rhys Ifans||$193.40||16th of 1999||76.00%||00 / 00||67.10|
|Steel Magnolias (1989)||Sally Field & Shirley MacLaine||$177.90||14th of 1989||68.50%||01 / 00||66.48|
|My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)||Cameron Diaz & Dermot Mulroney||$233.50||9th of 1997||66.50%||01 / 00||64.03|
|Pelican Brief (1993)||Denzel Washington||$205.20||8th of 1993||59.00%||00 / 00||58.73|
|Runaway Bride (1999)||Richard Gere||$253.70||9th of 1999||49.00%||00 / 00||54.03|
|Ocean's Twelve (2004)||Brad Pitt & George Clooney||$170.40||14th of 2004||58.00%||00 / 00||53.82|
|Hook (1991)||Robin Williams & Dustin Hoffman||$239.60||6th of 1991||44.00%||05 / 00||53.68|
|Charlie Wilson's War (2007)||Tom Hanks & Amy Adams||$81.70||40th of 2007||77.00%||01 / 00||50.97|
|Charlotte's Web (2006)||Robert Redford & Oprah Winfrey||$106.30||26th of 2006||73.33%||00 / 00||50.74|
|Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)||Patrick Bergin & Kevin Anderson||$203.40||8th of 1991||40.50%||00 / 00||50.04|
|Stepmom (1998)||Ed Harris & Susan Sarandon||$163.80||20th of 1998||53.00%||00 / 00||49.98|
|Conspiracy Theory (1997)||Mel Gibson||$139.60||19th of 1997||58.00%||00 / 00||49.20|
|Flatliners (1990)||Keifer Sutherland & Kevin Bacon||$122.50||18th of 1990||58.00%||01 / 00||47.04|
|August: Osage County (2013)||Meryl Streep||$39.10||79th of 2013||70.50%||03 / 00||46.09|
|The Mexican (2001)||Brad Pitt & James Gandolfini||$99.70||36th of 2001||58.00%||00 / 00||43.22|
|America's Sweethearts (2001)||John Cusack & Christopher Walken||$139.70||23rd of 2001||44.00%||00 / 00||42.14|
|Closer (2004)||Natalie Portman & Jude Law||$46.10||82nd of 2004||70.00%||02 / 00||41.44|
|Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)||Drew Barrymore & George Clooney||$23.30||120th of 2002||75.00%||00 / 00||38.87|
|Michael Collins (1996)||Liam Neeson||$21.20||120th of 1996||74.67%||00 / 00||38.39|
|Duplicity (2009)||Lily Collins & Armie Hammer||$45.60||74th of 2009||63.50%||00 / 00||38.26|
|Everyone Says I Love You (1996)||Woody Allen & Goldie Hawn||$18.60||132nd of 1996||75.33%||00 / 00||38.26|
|Mystic Pizza (1988)||Lili Taylor & Annabeth Gish||$26.20||76th of 1988||71.00%||00 / 00||37.44|
|Something to Talk About (1995)||Dennis Quaid & Robert Duvall||$98.60||34th of 1995||46.00%||00 / 00||36.91|
|Mona Lisa Smile (2003)||Kirsten Dunst & Maggie Gyllenhaal||$89.30||46th of 2003||48.00%||00 / 00||36.46|
|Mirror Mirror (2012)||Lily Collins & Armie Hammer||$68.80||49th of 2012||54.00%||01 / 00||36.43|
|Money Monster (2016)||George Clooney||$41.00||Too Soon For Ranking||62.00%||00 / 00||35.62|
|The Ant Bully (2006)||Nicolas Cage & Paul Giamatti||$36.10||99th of 2006||62.67%||00 / 00||35.07|
|Eat Pray Love (2010)||James Franco & Javier Bardem||$86.10||42nd of 2010||43.50%||00 / 00||33.86|
|Valentine's Day (2010)||Bradley Cooper & Anne Hathaway||$118.00||24th of 2010||30.67%||00 / 00||33.11|
|Dying Young (1991)||Campbell Scott & Vincent D''''Onofrio||$67.40||42nd of 1991||42.50%||00 / 00||30.41|
|Larry Crowne (2011)||Tom Hanks||$37.90||90th of 2011||47.00%||00 / 00||28.02|
|I Love Trouble (1994)||Nick Nolte||$63.70||44th of 1994||33.50%||00 / 00||25.50|
|The Secret in Their Eyes (2015)||Nicole Kidman||$20.20||101st of 2015||44.50%||00 / 00||24.15|
|Satisfaction (1988)||Liam Neeson||$16.90||98th of 1988||41.67%||00 / 00||22.23|
|Ready To Wear (1994)||Sophia Loren & Directed by Robert Altman||$23.30||104th of 1994||39.00%||00 / 00||21.90|
|Mary Reilly (1996)||John Malkovich & Glenn Close||$10.90||144th of 1996||41.50%||00 / 00||21.26|
|Full Frontal (2002)||Catherine Keener & David Duchovny||$3.70||195th of 2002||43.00%||00 / 00||20.82|
|Mother's Day (2016)||Jennifer Aniston & Kate Hudson||$32.50||Too Soon For Ranking||32.00%||00 / 00||20.17|
|Fireflies in the Garden (2011)||Ryan Reynolds||$.10||371st of 2011||42.50%||00 / 00||19.99|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Julia Roberts Table
- Seventeen Julia Roberts movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark. That is a percentage of 40.47% of her movies listed. Pretty Woman (1990) is her biggest domestic box office hit.
- An average Julia Roberts movie grosses $104.50 million in adjusted box office gross.
- Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 17 of Julia Roberts’s movies are rated as good movies…or 40.47% of her movies. Ocean’s Eleven (2001) is her highest rated movie while Valentine’s Day (2010) was her lowest rated movie.
- Ten Julia Roberts movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 23.80% of her movies.
- One Julia Roberts movie (Erin Brockovich) won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 2.38% of her movies.
- An average Ultimate Movie Ranking Score is 40.00. 20 Julia Roberts movies scored higher that average….or 47.61% of her movies. Erin Brockovich (2000) got the the highest Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score while Fireflies in the Garden (2011) got the lowest UMR Score.
Possibly Interesting Facts About Julia Roberts
1. Julia Roberts is the sister of actor Eric Roberts of Runaway Train and The Dark Knight fame. She is also the aunt of Emma Roberts of Nancy Drew, Scream 4 and We’re The Millers fame.
2. Julia Roberts has been named one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” a record tying eleven times.
3. Julia Roberts has a production company called Red Om Films. That is her husband, Daniel Moder, name spelled backwards.
4. One of Julia Roberts first television appearances was as a juvenile rape victim in the initial season of the series Crime Story in 1986.
5. Meg Ryan was initially under contract to play Shelby, the Julia Roberts role in Steel Magnolias, but the producers let her out of it to play Sally in When Harry Met Sally. It turned out well for both of them ….Harry was a huge hit for Meg Ryan and Julia Roberts got an Oscar nomination for playing Shelby.
6. The very next year Disney did not want to use Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman…..they instead wanted to use….you guessed it…. Meg Ryan in the role of Vivian. Daryl Hannah also turned down the role that would make Julia Roberts a household name.
7. Three of Julia Roberts biggest box office hits were directed by Garry Marshall….they were Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride and Valentine’s Day.
8. When Julia Roberts won the Academy Award® for best actress for her role as Erin Brockovich, she famously forgot to thank Brockovich in her acceptance speech. Afterward she was quoted as saying, “It doesn’t bring out the Einstein moment that you hoped it would.”
9. Movies Julia Roberts has turned down over the years….Sleepless in Seattle, Shakespeare in Love, The Blind Side, Godfather 3, While You Were Sleeping and Basic Instinct.
10. Check out Julia Roberts‘s career compared to current and classic actors. Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.
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