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Top Ten Movies of Angelina Jolie

Updated on June 29, 2016

Brief Profile of Angelina Jolie

Birth Name: Angelina Jolie Voight

Nickname: Angie, Ange, AJ

Date of birth: June 4, 1975

Birth place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Spouse / Partner:

Jonny Lee Miller 1996–1999)

Billy Bob Thornton (2000 –2003)

Brad Pitt (2005–present)

Profession: Actress, film director, screenwriter

Height: 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Angelina Jolie: Top 10 Movies

The only daughter of Jon Voight and Marcheline Bartrand, Angelina Jolie Voight was born on June 4 1975 in Los angeles, U.S. She is a leading and one of the highest paid American actress. Apart from acting, she also direct, produce, write movies and does humanitarian works.

One of the most beautiful women of Hollywood, Jolie's began her film career in Hackers (1995), which is her first leading role in a major film. Her directorial movie debut is 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' (2011). Her second directorial effort “Unbroken” (2014) is a box office success.

As a fan of Angelina Jolie, I found it difficult to prepare list of her top 10 movies. Here is the list, according to my opinion, which you are welcome to give feedback:

  • Maleficent (2014)
  • Salt (2010)
  • Wanted (2008)
  • Changling (2008)
  • A Mighty Heart (2007)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
  • The cradle of Life (2003)
  • Girl, Interrupted (1999)
  • Gia (1988)

Maleficent (2014)

Directed by: Robert Stromberg

Produced by: Joe Roth

Screenplay by: Linda Woolverton

Based on Disney's Sleeping Beauty / La Belle au bois dormant by Charles Perrault

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville

Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures & Roth Films

Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios & Motion Pictures

Running time: 97 minutes

Angelina Jolie plays the role of Maleficent in the movie.

The meaning of the word maleficent is causing or capable of producing evil or mischief. The story of the movie is from the perspective of eponymous antagonist. It depicts a conflicted relationship with the princess and king of a corrupt kingdom.

Maleficent is a kind-hearted fairy, who is deceived by the love of her life, Stefan. Soon, she places a curse on his daughter, Aurora, an infant princess, in order to avenge her thirst for justice. It turns out that the curse child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.

She fits superbly her role of portraying a good person-turned-evil down to the letter in the movie. Indeed, it is an imaginative and excellent take on the old classic fairy tale.

Angelina Jolie will reprise her role as Maleficent in the sequel, Maleficent 2.

Maleficent (2014)
Maleficent (2014)

Salt (2010)

Angelina Jolie played as CIA agent named Evelyn Salt. As CIA agent she, is accused of being a Russian spy by a Russian defector on the eve of her wedding anniversary.

It is Angelina Jolie all the way; she is incredibly good as the female agent, more or less comparable with leading role in the Bond or Bourne series.

If action movies thrill you then you will enjoy watching this movie. Though not practical, I found it entertaining and exciting from the starts till the end of this movie. It is an action packed, high-adrenaline spy story.


Directed by: Phillip Noyce

Year: 2010

Duration: 100 min

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Mystery

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Rating: 6.4 / 10 ( IMDb) and 6 / 10 ( Rotten Tomatoes)

This movie won Rembrandt Award for Best International Actress for Jolie.

Salt (2010)
Salt (2010)

Wanted (2008)

Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov

Year: 2008

Duration: 110 min

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

Starring: Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman

Rating: 6.7 / 10 ( IMDb) and 6.5 / 10 ( Rotten Tomatoes)

This movie won her People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Action Star.


It is based on Mark Miller's graphic novel of the same name.

The movie is about a young man, Wesley, who learns that his long lost father is an assassin. When his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father's old organisation and trained by a man named Sloan.

Angelina Jolie plays as Fox, an accomplished member of the Fraternity who mentors Wesley. Playing as an expert assassin, Angelina Jolie is spectacular in her performance in the movie.

Wanted is an entertaining spectacle with some great visuals and gruesome violence, which is well executed.

This action packed movie is imaginative and entertaining. This film is must watch movie for all action lovers.

Wanted 2008
Wanted 2008
Changeling (2008)
Changeling (2008)

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Changling (2008)

Changling movie won her Satellite Award for Best Actress (Motion Picture Drama) and Saturn Award for Best Actress.

Changeling is based on the real-life case of Christine Collins, a single mother whose son Walter disappeared from her house in March 1928, while she was at work.She reaches out to the LAPD to help her find him. They find a boy fitting her son's description five months later. She is reunited with her kidnapped son in Los Angeles in 1928. However, the boy turned out to be an impostor.

Changeling has the considerable advantage of not looking like everything else around. It has detailed period piece about an age when there was no nothing like DNA testing or photographic evidence.

This is a beautiful movie with convincing story. Sit down calm and quiet and watch at the comfort of your home.

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Year: 2008

Duration: 141 min

Genre: Drama, Thriller, History, Mystery

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan

Rating: 7.8 / 10 ( IMDb) and 6.3 / 10 ( Rotten Tomatoes)

Changling movie won her Satellite Award for Best Actress (Motion Picture Drama) and Saturn Award for Best Actress.

A Mighty Heart (2007)
A Mighty Heart (2007)

A Mighty Heart (2007)

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
Year: 2007
Duration: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Biography, History, War
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irrfan Khan
Rating: 6.6 / 10 ( IMDb) and 7 / 10 ( Rotten Tomatoes)

She played as Marianne Pearl, the wife of Daniel pearl. This documentary style drama is about the kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal, Daniel Pearl in Pakistan. The story is from the perspective / perception of Marianne Pearl.

Daniel Pearl does not return home after his visit to a cafe for an interview. Then Mariane starts a frantic search to look for her husband. The frantic detective work on the part of cops and spies and embassy officials is commendable, but the ultimate emphasis is on the passive figure of Mariane, who has nothing to do but be very, very brave.

This biography movie won "Santa Barbara International Film Festival Award for Outstanding Performance of the Year" for Angelina Jolie.


This sad but beautiful movie eloquently portrayed the hardship and difficulties of losing once life partner. Worth watching!

Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie played a bored married couple, who were actually both secret agents.

John (Brad Pitt) and Jane (Angelina Jolie) Smith are the perfect couple: rich, stylish, and good-looking. But all is not as it seems; while Jane is not a systems analyst and John does not work in construction. Unbeknown to each other, they are both secretly working as assassins. Now, their respective assignments are to kill each other.

The plot may not be good but the movie-Mr. and Mrs. Smith- is entertaining. It is entertaining because there is perfectly formulated chemistry between Pitt and Jolie throughout the film. Because of this chemistry, the movie works well and is worth watching.

Directed by: Doug Liman
Year: 2005
Duration: 120 min
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Starring: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adam Brody
Rating: 6.4 / 10 ( IMDb) and 6 / 10 ( Rotten Tomatoes)

Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and its sequel 'The cradle of Life' (2003)

She played heroine Lara Croft, the popular character of videogame.

Lara Croft sets out in search of an artefact. In the process of doing so, she must not only race against time but also defeat her enemies who are vying for the coveted artefact.

Angelina Jolie undoubtedly makes a splendid Lara Croft. Her looks is great, agile and athletic.

Directed by: Simon West
Year: 2001
Duration: 100 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Iain Glen



The cradle of Life


Lara Croft faces a race against time to locate the legendary Pandora's Box. If she fails then it will fall in the hands of the evil Jonathan Reiss, who plans to use the box to make weapons of mass destruction.

“The cradle of Life” is more assured and entertaining than “Tom Raider”.


Directed by: Jan de Bont
Year: 2003
Duration: 117 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Chris Barrie

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Directed by: James Mangold
Year: 1999
Duration: 127 min
Genre: Drama, Biography
Starring: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Whoopi Goldberg

In this movie Angelina Jolie played supporting role of psychopath, Lisa Rowe of the Susanna Kaysen's memoir of the same name.

A directionless, rich, spoiled and confused teenager Susanna (Winona Ryder) is rushed to Claymoore, a mental institution, after a supposed suicide attempt. She befriends a group of troubled women there who deeply influence her life. Lisa (Jolie), a charming sociopath who has spent years in the hospital, with repeated escapes and returns; sexually-abused Daisy is addicted to laxatives and self-harm, Polly is a burn victim who wants to be a child forever, and Georgina is a pathological liar. As she copes with therapy, Susanna not only struggles to heal herself, but struggles to define what is wrong with her.

Jolie excellently played her role as the flamboyant, irresponsible girl who turns out to be far more instrumental than the doctors in Susanna’s rehabilitation.

Girl, Interrupted tackles various sensitive issues like gender bias, morality etc. There are some details and decent acting that make the movie worth watching. It may be dark and brooding, but you may not like to miss this film.

  • Name: Gia Marie Carangi in Philadelphia
  • Parents: Joseph (Italian-American) & Kathleen Adams (Irish-Welsh)
  • Siblings: Two older brothers
  • Field: Media / Model
  • Born: January 29, 1960
  • Died: November 18, 1986
  • Cause of Death: AIDS


Gia Marie Carangi

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Gia (1988): Too beautiful & glamorous to die, but too wild to live

Directed by: Michael Cristofer
Year: 1998
Duration: 120 min
Genre: Drama, Biography, Romance
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway, Elizabeth Mitchell

The movie is based on a true story and the life of the first American supermodel, Gia Marie Carangi, played by Angelina Jolie. The movie is about her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modelling industry, to her untimely death from AIDS at age 26.

Within minutes of arriving New York City at the age of 17 to become a fashion model, Gia Carangi meets Wilhelmina Cooper (Faye Dunaway), a wise and high-powered agent, and she takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, Gia quickly shoots to the top of the modelling world. When Cooper dies of lung cancer, Gia turns to drugs. Gia and her career begin to spiral out of control.

All that the movie covered - fashion, drugs, alcohol and sex- became almost a lifestyle in the 70s. Gia is a frightening. People really go through these types of addictions and problems.

Gia is not a movie for children. Jolie excellently portrays the life of a lonely teenage girl who was trapped inside an adult woman; her only comfort being her lover and later, her drugs.

It is a haunting movie but worth watching.

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      Alex deCourville 3 years ago

      I know this sounds like the obvious choice, but Girl, Interrupted was my favorite of these - and it showed what a good actress Jolie really is.

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      ParadigmEnacted 3 years ago

      I agree with the above comment that Girl, Interrupted was my favorite and best exemplified her chops for acting. For me personally, something like Beyond Borders is a lot more worthwhile than all the don't mess with her, beat-em-up flicks. Those are all a little...meh!

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      Turk 2 years ago

      Wait, I cannot fathom it being so stdtwghaforiarr.

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