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Julia Roberts Movies On Netflix

Mike
Mike
November 15, 2021
5 min

Everybody knows Julia Roberts or at least should. Admittedly, we haven’t seen her much on the big screen lately.

But she will soon be back for a Netflix exclusive in the film Leave The World Behind alongside Denzel Washington once again. What an amazing top-class duo!

They will also be joined by Ethan Hawke and Mahershala Ali. The film is based on the book by Rumaan Alam and the movie will be directed by Mr Robot creator, Sam Esmail.

Netflix’s new releases totally rock! As do some good Julia Roberts classics too, like Osage County (2013), Charlotte’s Web (2006) Money Monster (2016) and Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), among others.

Who is Julia Roberts?

Julia Fiona Roberts is an American actress and producer. She debuted in 1987 in the straight-to-video film Firehouse. She received an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for Erin Brockovich in 2000.

Here are some Julia Roberts movies on Netflix:

Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman was an extremely successful romantic movie released in 1990. It was the first time Julia and Richard Gere worked together in a film.

Vivian Ward is a prostitute working in the red-light district in Los Angeles. One night, a sleek sports car driven by an extremely handsome man stops in front of her. It is Edward Lewis, a wealthy and powerful businessman who buys struggling companies, dismantles them and sells the assets off for profit.

He hires Vivian for the night, but seeing as he finds her company pleasurable, he decides to hire her for the whole week to accompany him to his corporate events.

Notting Hill

Notting Hill

Notting Hill is a classic rom-com released in 1999. It sees Julia Roberts star alongside Huge Grant.

William Thacker is the owner of a west London bookshop. One day, Anna Scott, the famous Hollywood actress, walks into his shop.

After realising who she is, he runs after her, spilling his juice all over her dress. So, he invites her to his house to lend her a clean shirt. On her way out, she kisses him.

From then on, their relationship will go backwards and forwards until the final happy ending.

The film was mainly shot on the famous Portobello Road.

Ocean’s Eleven

Ocean's Eleven

Ocean’s Eleven is a 2001 heist comedy directed by Steven Soderbergh with an all-star cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Eliott Gould, Andy Garcia, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan and Carl Reiner.

Julia Roberts plays the part of Tess Ocean, the ex-wife of Danny Ocean.

After four years in prison, Danny Ocean (George Clooney) puts together a group of ten criminal experts to carry out a heist in the shared vault of three Las Vegas casinos owned by Terry Benedict.

While Danny was in prison, his wife Tess filed for a divorce and is now Benedict’s girlfriend.

Julia Roberts also stars in the first sequel of the series, Ocean’s Twelve, as a member of the gang.

Conspiracy Theory

Conspiracy Theory

Conspiracy Theory is a 1997 action thriller directed by Richard Donner, where Julia stars alongside Mel Gibson.

Jerry Fletcher is a taxi driver in New York. He is also a paranoid conspiracy theorist who writes a blog. He shares his views with a lawyer from the Department of Justice, Alice Sutton, who puts up with him only because he saved her from a mugging.

She, on the other hand, is investigating her father’s murder, and Jerry is secretly surveilling her.

Their stories and paths will cross multiple times until they become one story, with only one possible outcome.

Hook

Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman in Hook on Netflix

This 1991 Steven Spielberg film sees Julia Roberts star alongside Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith.

Peter Banning is a successful corporate lawyer with a wife, Moira and two children. He continuously neglects his family for work, but they take a trip to London to visit Moira’s grandmother Wendy.

While Peter, Moira and Wendy are at a charity dinner, their two children are kidnapped, and a ransom note from Captain Hook is left for them to find.

Wendy tells Peter that only he can save the children because he is Peter Pan, but of course, he doesn’t believe her until Tinkerbell, played by Julia Roberts, appears and transports him to Neverland with her pixie dust.

Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich

This is maybe Julia Roberts’ most acclaimed success. This film, released in 2000, is a legal thriller based on a true story.

Erin is an unemployed single mum of three children who is suing a doctor for involving her in a car accident. Her lawyer, Ed Masry, is sure they will win the case, but they don’t due to Erin’s impulsive behaviour in court. After ignoring all her phone calls, he suddenly finds her at his office working. She tells him she is in desperate need of a job seeing as he didn’t win the lawsuit. He reluctantly hires her.

While working on Ed’s cases, she comes across a suspicious one against a giant gas and electric company. Digging deeper, she manages to find that the Gas company is knowingly responsible for causing illnesses and death among their clients.

Erin manages to convince Ed to mount a class action against the company.

My Best Friend’s Wedding

My Best Friend-s Wedding

It is a 1997 romantic comedy that sees Julia Roberts star alongside Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz and Rupert Everett.

It’s about two lifelong friends, Julianne Potter and Michael O’Neal, who promise they will marry each other if they reach the age of 28 yet unmarried.

Just three weeks before Julianne turns 28, she receives a phone call from Michael. Thinking he is calling for their promise, she answers hopefully. Michael, however, is calling to let her know he is getting married to Kimmy and invites Julianne to the wedding.

Julianne will do all she can to break up the happy couple.

The Pelican Brief

The Pelican Brief

The Pelican Brief is a 1993 legal thriller directed by Alan J. Pakula and based on John Grisham’s eponymous novel. It stars Julia alongside Denzel Washington.

Two Supreme Court Judges are murdered by a killer named Khamel. Law student, Darby Shaw, writes a brief detailing her theory on the murders.

Everyone who reads her brief is killed or in mortal danger, including Darby, who escapes a couple of attempts on her life.

When she contacts a reporter from the Washington Herald, Gray Grantham, they begin investigating together to find the truth.

Mystic Pizza

Mystic Pizza

This 1998 romantic comedy is an all-time favourite Julia Roberts movie.

Two sisters, Kat, Daisy and their friend Jojo work as waitresses at a pizza restaurant called Mystic Pizza.

Each girl has a different life, different choices to make, love affairs to solve and problems to face, on the backdrop of the pizza restaurant being reviewed by a famous television food critic that could change the fate of the business.

Runaway Bride

The Runaway Bride

Runaway Bride is a romantic comedy that sees Julia Roberts and Richard Gere for the second time together.

Maggie is a serial runaway bride. She gets engaged, but then can’t go through with the nuptials and runs away, leaving the grooms at the altar.

After being recorded on tape, she has become somewhat of a celebrity and was given the nickname “Runaway Bride”.

On her fourth attempt to get married, reporter Ike Graham is sent to write an article about her story and falls in love with her. But being in love with the “Runaway Bride” is very tricky.

In the end, it will be her turn to propose to Ike, marry him and live happily ever after.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a Julia Roberts movie to watch, Netflix has a wide selection in its content library. Whichever you choose, you can never go wrong, and Netflix has got you covered.


Mike

Mike

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