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Top 10 Best Julia Roberts Romantic Movies
Best Julia Roberts Romance Movies List
Julia Roberts is one of my favorite actresses. I have lost count of how many times I have watched her movie ‘Pretty Woman’ which is the first Julia Roberts film I watched. After that, I have watched many more movies of this actress, but Pretty Woman tops my list of best Julia Roberts Movies. I absolutely love the song in the Movie ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’ by Roy Orbison.
Born on on October 28th 1967 in Smyrna Georgia, Julia has acted in over 30 films till date. She won the Academy Award for her performance in the film Erin Brokovich. She also won a Golden Globe for her role in Pretty Woman and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in Steel Magnolias.
Julia Roberts is married to cameraman Daniel Moder since 2002 and the couple has 3 children including twins. If you are a fan of this actress, given below are some of the movies of this Oscar Winning actress you should have in your collection.
Pretty Woman is a 1990 romantic comedy film set in Los Angeles, California. It is written by J.F. Lawton and directed by Garry Marshall. This movie features Richard Gere as Edward Lewis and Julia Roberts as Vivian Ward. Edward gets lost and stops to ask for directions. Vivian Ward hops into his Car to show him the way and gets hired by him to escort him to his social engagements while he is in town. However, this business arrangement ends up with both having feelings for each other. The supporting cast for the film are Ralph Bellamy, Jason Alexander, Hector Elizondo, John David Carson, Laura San Giacomo, Alex Hyde-White, Amy Yasbeck, Elinor Donahue, Judith Baldwin and Laurelle Brooks Mehus.
Pretty Woman is undoubtedly one of the best Movies of the Actress. Julia Roberts stole the hearts of viewers as Vivian Ward, a prostitute who falls in love with her client. The film was a box office success. Julia received a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the movie and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Notting Hill is a 1999 British romantic comedy film set in Notting Hill in London produced by Duncan Kenworthy and directed by Roger Michell. This movie features Hugh Grant as William Thacker and Julia Roberts as Anna Scot. Hugh Grant plays the role of a Book shop owner while Julia plays the role of a Hollywood Star who seduces him. The star enters William’s book shop to buy a book and later collides with him in the street causing Will to spill his orange juice on her dress. William offers his house across the road the actress to change. After changing Anne thanks William with a kiss which starts their mutual attraction. They start seeing each other and William soon realizes that it is not easy to date the rich and famous. After breaking up over a misunderstanding, finally the couple unites.
Notting Hill was a box-office hit and won several awards. Julia makes a memorable performance as the Hollywood star actress Anna Scott.The supporting cast of the film includes Rhys Ifans , Emma Chambers, Hugh Bonneville, Tim McInnerny, Gina McKee, James Dreyfus, Emily Mortimer and John Shrapnel.
My Best Friend's Wedding
My Best Friend's Wedding is a 1997 romantic comedy film directed by P J Hogan starring Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney and Cameron Diaz in the lead roles. My Best Friend’s Wedding tells the story of Julianne Potter who made a pact with her ex boyfriend Michael O'Neil (Dermot Mulroney) that if neither of them were married by the time they turned 28, they would marry each other. When Julianne gets a phone call from Michael telling that he has some important news, she thinks that he is going to ask her to marry him. Michel shocks her by announcing that he is engaged to Kimberley Wallace (Cameron Diaz) and would be marrying her in four days. Julianne realizes that she is in love with Michael and and sets out to get him for herself. She heads to Chicago with the intention of sabotaging his wedding and breaking the couple apart. She does everything she can to break the couple apart before the wedding to the extent that she takes help from her gay friend George Downes (Rupert Everett). On the other hand, Kimmy tries her best to make Julianne her best friend and also asks her to be the maid of honor. When all the tactics fail, George asks Julianne to confess her feelings for Michael. Julianne confesses her love to Michael and passionately kisses him. Kimmy sees this and misunderstands Michael. Michael runs behind Kimmy while Julianne chases Michael. When Julianne realizes that Michael loves Kimmy, she clears the misunderstanding of Kimberley. Michael marries Kimberly, and Julianne wishes them well like a best friend.
My Best Friends Wedding was a Box office hit and got several award nominations. If you love Julia Roberts and romantic comedies , this movie would not disappoint you.
Runaway Bride is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. Runaway Bride tells the story of a Bride who flees from her own wedding at the last minute leaving her prospective husbands at the altar. A New York columnist ( Ike aka Homer Eisenhower Graham played by Richard Gere) writes a report on this woman (Maggie Carpenter played by Julia Roberts) based on the information supplied by one of Maggie’s jilted exes for revenge and gets fired from the job for not verifying the information before writing. Ike decides to do an in-depth report on the woman in a bid to get his job back and tracks Maggie down to a small town in Maryland where she is preparing to get married again. He decides to do a story about her latest wedding, predicting that she will flee and not make it down the aisle. While spending time with Maggie, Ike falls in love with her. During the Wedding Rehearsal Maggie and Ike kisses and admits their feelings for each other. Maggie’s forth groom Bob Kelly (Christopher Meloni) dumps her and storms out of the church after punching Ike on the face. Since the arrangements of the Wedding were already made, Maggie and Ike agree to get married. But on the day of the wedding, Maggie gets cold feet and leaves Ike too standing at the altar. Ike chases her but could not catch up with her. Months later Maggie shows up at Ike’s New york Apartment unannounced and proposes marriage. The Couple gets married at a small private ceremony . The film ends with the couple riding away together on horseback signifying a happily ever after relationship.
Runaway Bride too was a huge hit at the Box office like Pretty Woman and the Gere and Roberts pair was well accepted by the viewers. The supporting cast of the film were Joan Cusack, Héctor Elizondo, Paul Dooley , Rita Wilson, Lisa Roberts Gillan, Donal Logue and Christopher Meloni.
America's Sweethearts is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Joe Roth. This film stars Julia Roberts,Billy Crystal,John Cusack and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Superstars Gwen Harrison (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Eddie Thomas (John Cusack) who is known as America’s Sweethearts have a nasty break up due to Gwen’s affair. The movie publicist Lee Phillips (Billy Crystal) tries to get them together to sell the film. Gwen and Eddie are manipulated into attending the press junket for the first viewing of their film although neither wants anything to do with the film or each other. To complicate matters further, Eddie falls in love with Gwens sister and Personal Assistant Kathleen Harrison (Julia Roberts) aka Kiki. When the movie is shown at the press junket everyone is shocked to discover that the Director Hal Weidmann (Walken) has junked the script and delivered a movie composed of footage shots taken without the knowledge of actors. The film shows Gwen as self-centered and manipulative and Eddie as a man who suspects his wife is having an affair. Gwen makes an attempt to salvage the situation by announcing that the couple is reuniting, but Eddie finds the courage to admit his love for Kiki.
America's Sweethearts was a box office success. The film also stars Keri Lynn Pratt, Hank Azaria, Stanley Tucci, Seth Green, Alan Arkin, Larry King and Christopher Walken.
Something to Talk About
Something to Talk About is a 1995 American romantic comedy directed by Lasse Hallström. The screenplay is written by Callie Khouri who deals well with woman oriented subjects. Julia Roberts plays the role of a rebellious wife in the film. The other cast of the film includes Robert Duvall, Dennis Quaid , Gena Rowlands, Kyra Sedgewick and Haley Aull. Something to Talk About is the story of a wife (Grace King Bichon played by Julia Roberts) who discovers her Husband’s ( Eddie Bichon played by Dennis Quaid) infidelity. Grace Bichon leads a busy life taking care of her daughter and working at the horse farm of her father (Wyly King played by Robert Duvall). She does not have much time for her husband Eddie. When she discovers that her husband was cheating behind her back, she is furious and hurt. To her surprise, she finds people advising her to forgive and forget the infidelity of her husband and not make a big deal of it. Even Grace’s father refuses to side with her and accuses her of trying to humiliate her family. Grace’s mother , on the other hand, thinks that being kind and forgiving to an unfaithful husband is part of the duty of a wife. However, Grace finds support in her sister Emma Rae (played by Kyra Sedgwick).
Though the movie is classified as a ‘romantic film’, I don’t see anything romantic in the film (not when love is lost between the husband and wife). But yes, the movie is sort of entertaining and has many fun moments. The film was moderately successful at the Box Office and earned Kyra Sedgwick a nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
I Love Trouble
I Love Trouble is a 1994 American romantic comedy written and produced by Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer. This movie is directed by Charles Shyer. The film stars Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte as two competing Chicago newspaper reporters who join forces to uncover a train wreck conspiracy. As the two Reporters (Peter Brackett and Sabrina Peterson played by Nick Nolte and Julia Roberts respectively) working on two different newspapers compete for the scoop, they develop feelings for each other and decides to work together. At the end, they solve the crime and expose the conspiracy behind the train crash.
Apart from Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte, the film also has Saul Rubinek James Rebhorn, Robert Loggia, Kelly Rutherford, Olympia Dukakis, Marsha Mason, Eugene Levy, Charles Martin Smith, Dan Butler, Paul Gleason, Jane Adams and Nora Dunn. Though the film I love Trouble was a moderate success at the Box office, it was unfortunately not received well by the critics.
Mystic Pizza is a 1988 American romantic comedy directed by Donald Petrie. This coming of age film has Julia Roberts, Annabeth Gish, Lili Taylor, Vincent D'Onofrio, William R. Moses, Adam Storke and Conchata Ferrell in important roles. This movie is about the experiences of 3 teenagers working at a Pizza Parlor known as Mystic Pizza in Connicut in a summer. Kat Araujo (Annabeth Gish), Daisy Araujo (Julia Roberts) are sisters who work as waitresses at the Pizza Joint along with their friend Jojo Barbosa (Lili Taylor). Kat who wants to study astronomy at Yale falls in love with a local architect (Tim Travers played by William R. Moses) who is married and twice her age. Daisy starts dating a law school dropout Charlie aka Charles Gordon Windsor, Jr (played by Adam Storke). Jojo is attracted to Bill (played by Vincent D'Onofrio) but shies away from commitment.
This Movie about love, friendship and dreams of the 3 girls was a Box Office Success. Julia Roberts got noticed for her role in the film. Matt Damon is also seen in an almost insignificant role in the film.
Closer is a 2004 romantic drama film produced and directed by Mike Nichols. It is written by Patrick Marber based on his award-winning play of the same name. The movie has Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Jude Law and Clive Owen in the main roles. The movie starts with a girl (Natalie Portman) who works as a stripper in a Club and a young aspiring writer (Dan Woolf played by Jude Law) seeing each other for the first time from opposite sides of a street in London. The girl gets hit by a Car and Dan gets her to the hospital. When he asks her name she gives her name as Alice Ayres. The couple soon gets into a relationship. A year later, Dan writes a novel based on the real life of Alice and hires a photographer (Anna played by Julia Roberts) to take his portrait the dust jacket of his book. Dan is attracted to Anna and tries to convince her to have an affair with him. Anna finds about Dan’s relationship from Alice who also gets her portrait taken weeping. Dan tries to get Anna affections and even stalk her for a year which she resists. Because of a prank played by Dan, Anna meets Larry (Clive Owen) and starts dating. Larry meets Alice at Anna’s art exhibition. Ann gets married to Larry. Dan can't get Anna out of his mind even though she's married and convinces her to have an affair with him. Anna and Dan become lovers. After a year, Dan confesses to Alice that he and Anna have been seeing each other ever since Anna’s art exhibition. At the same time, Larry tells Anna that he slept with a prostitute during his business trip. She simply tells him it’s OK and admits to him that she’s been having an affair with Dan.Larry is furious hearing it and asks Ann to leave. At Dan’s Apartment, Alice is heartbroken by the revelation and walks out of him despite of his apology for hurting her. Six months later, Larry spots Alice at the strip club and recognizes her. When asked her name, Alice tells her that she is ‘Jane Jones’. She does a private dance for him but refuses to sleep with him. Larry demands ‘sex one last time’ before signing the divorce papers and Anne agrees. Dan gets upset when he finds about it. Anna tells Dan that she did it to end the whole thing and that all Larry got was her body. A few months later, Dan storms into Larry’s office an accuses him for his breakup with Anne. Larry tells him that Anne never filed the divorce papers and that he is with her because he loves her. When Larry sees Dan heartbroken and crying, he asks him to go back to Alice. He also tells Dan where to find her and reveals about his one night strand with Alice. Dan goes to the strip club where Alice is dancing and the couple re-unites.
Alice plans to return to New York and has decides to take Dan with her as a treat. She remembers that it is the day they first met 4 years ago. Dan asks Alice if she slept with Larry. Alice tells him that she didn’t. Dan leaves the room to get cigarettes and demands the truth when he gets back. He returns to the room with a flower for Alice. Alice admits that she slept with Larry. Dan tells her that he knew it and has forgiven her already. Alice tells Dan that she does not love him anymore and asks him to leave. Dan leaves the hotel room. Alice arrives back in New York by herself. Dan passes the park where he met Alice the first time and notices one of the names on the wall is ‘Alice Ayres’. Back in New York, Alice goes through immigration and the name mentioned on her passport is Jane Jones , the same name she had given Larry when he asked her name in the strip club which means she never disclosed her real identity to Dan. Jane (Alice) walks down a busy street in New York where she crosses a street against the "Don’t Walk" signal, and people look at her struck by her beauty reminding the viewers of the opening scene where she met Dan.
Closer was a Box Office Hit and won several Awards and Nominations.
Sleeping with the Enemy
Sleeping with the Enemy is a 1991 psychological thriller directed by Joseph Ruben. Julia Roberts plays the role of a battered wife who fakes her own death to escape her abusive husband.
Laura Burney (Julia Roberts) is the wife of a wealthy investment counselor (Martin played by Patrick Bergin). The couple lives in a beautiful home by the beach on Cape Cod. Martin who is suffering from Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder suspects that his wife is having an affair with the neighbor and physically assaults her. Laura fakes her own death at sea while boating as Martin is unaware that his wife knows swimming to escape from him. Unknown to Martin, Laura swims to safety and secretly returns home where she disguises herself and leaves after flushing her wedding ring down the toilet.
Laura moves to Cedar Falls in Iowa where she rents a house and adopts the name Sara Waters. In Cedar Falls, Laura meets Ben Woodward (Kevin Anderson) with whom she starts a relationship. After receiving a call from a friend of Laura's from the YWCA where she took swimming lessons and finding Laura’s wedding ring in the toilet bowl where it failed to flush, Martin tracks her down. Martin finds Laura and Ben at a local fair and follows them home. Martin and Ben have a fight and Ben knocks him unconscious. Laura manages to take control of Martin’s Gun and calls the police saying that she just killed an intruder. She shoots him three times, killing him. Martin falls to the ground, with Laura's wedding ring inches from his hand.
Sleeping with the enemy was received well at the Box Office and won several awards and nominations.
Which is your favorite film of Julia Roberts? Do you know any other Movie of the actress which deserves a place in this list? Feel free to share your opinions through comments.