From Mystic Pizza and Pretty Woman, to The Mexican and America’s Sweethearts, Julia Roberts has played many roles, across many movies. The actress – whose film career stretches back to the late 1980s – has built up an enviable portfolio of pictures, which has made her one of the best-loved actors in the world.
But if you’re a complete newcomer to the acting talents of Julia Roberts, are you aware of all her film projects? If you were asked to compile a list of all the movies Roberts has starred in, do you believe you could do it?
Well, don’t worry, a list awaits you regardless! In this post I am taking a look back at the film career of Julia Roberts with a run-through of all her movies.
Taking things decade by decade, I am providing a list of all Roberts’ pictures. So, whether it’s Charlotte’s Web or Mary Reilly, you’ll find all of Julia Roberts movies in one place!
Julia Roberts’ film career began in 1987, with an uncredited role in the movie Firehouse. From here, she appeared in the film, Satisfaction, before popping up in the television movie, Baja Oklahoma.
These roles were small and went largely unnoticed by the wider audience, however, it was her fourth movie, Mystic Pizza, which helped to raise her profile. From here she then continued to appear in other films, before ending with the superb and touching drama, Steel Magnolias.
Julia Roberts’ movies during the ‘80s included:
- Firehouse (1987)*
- Satisfaction (1987)
- Baja Oklahoma (1988)
- Mystic Pizza (1988)
- Blood Red (1989)
- Steel Magnolias (1989)
Moving into the 1990s, and this is where Julia Roberts really started to make a name for herself, thanks to her scene-stealing turn in Pretty Woman. Here she played the role of Vivian Ward – a good-natured prostitute, who falls in love with a business man played by Richard Gere.
Pretty Woman was a big hit with audiences, and this bolstered Roberts’ career no-end. It also kick-started a run of great movies, including Flatliners, Sleeping with the Enemy, and Hook.
She then continued her movie career with films such as The Pelican Brief and My Best Friend’s Wedding, as well as Conspiracy Theory and Stepmom. And then in 1999, Roberts re-teamed with Richard Gere for Runaway Bride, and also appeared in the hit romantic comedy, Notting Hill.
Her movies during this decade included:
- Pretty Woman (1990)
- Flatliners (1990)
- Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
- Dying Young (1991)
- Hook (1991)
- The Player (1992)
- The Pelican Brief (1993)
- I Love Trouble (1994)
- Prêt-à-Porter (1994)
- Something to Talk About (1995)
- Mary Reilly (1996)
- Michael Collins (1996)
- Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
- My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
- Conspiracy Theory (1997)
- Stepmom (1998)
- Notting Hill (1999)
- Runaway Bride (1999)
Into the 2000s now, and Roberts kicked off the new decade with another career highlight in the shape of Erin Brockovich – a critically acclaimed film with an equally acclaimed performance. She then followed this up with movies including The Mexican, and America’s Sweethearts, as well as a small role in Ocean’s Eleven.
Throughout this decade, Julia Roberts’ film career continued to thrive, with new movies released every year. The only year not to see a new Roberts movie was 2005, but she sure made up for it with two pictures in 2004 (Closer and Ocean’s Twelve) and two in 2006 (The Ant Bully and Charlotte’s Web).
Her films throughout the ‘00s included:
- Erin Brockovich (2000)
- The Mexican (2001)
- America’s Sweethearts (2001)
- Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
- Grand Champion (2002)
- Full Frontal (2002)
- Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
- Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
- Closer (2004)
- Ocean’s Twelve (2004)
- The Ant Bully (2006)
- Charlotte’s Web (2006)
- Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
- Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
- Duplicity (2009)
Moving into the 2010s, and Roberts’ continued to star in a string of movies, with films being released on an annual basis until 2018. Movies in this decade included Eat Pray Love, Larry Crowne, and the fantasy film, Mirror Mirror.
In 2016, Roberts appeared in the drama-thriller, Money Monster, while in 2017 she provided voice over duties for the animated feature, Smurfs: The Lost Village. She then took on a small break from films following the release of 2018’s Ben is Back.
Julia Roberts’ movies throughout the 2010s included:
- Valentine’s Day (2010)
- Eat Pray Love (2010)
- Love, Wedding, Marriage (2011)
- Larry Crowne (2011)
- Mirror Mirror (2012)
- August: Osage County (2013)
- The Normal Heart (2014)
- Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
- Mother’s Day (2016)
- Money Monster (2016)
- Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)
- Wonder (2017)
- Ben Is Back (2018)
And finally, sliding into the 2020s and Julia Roberts continues to appear in films. Her first release in this decade is the romantic comedy, Ticket to Paradise, where she appears opposite co-star, George Clooney.
Julia Roberts’ movies in the 2020s (so far) include:
- Ticket to Paradise (2022)
So, those are all the Julia Roberts movies, but what are your favourites? Are you a fan of Erin Brockovich or is Closer your go-to movie? Perhaps My Best Friend’s Wedding is the best of the bunch for you, or maybe Pretty Woman?
Well, whatever your favourite Julia Roberts movie, be sure to drop a comment below.
And if you are a fan of Julia Roberts you might like to know that many of her hit movies are available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray, including the touching drama, Steel Magnolias.
If you’ve not watched Steel Magnolia’s before, the movie is an emotionally charged picture, in which Roberts stars alongside an ensemble that includes Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Olympia Dukakis, and Shirley MacLaine.
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