The Julia Roberts Movie Marathon: A Guide to the Best of the Best

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8 classic Julia Roberts movies that will make you smile and swoon.

Steel Magnolias, 1989

The film is about the friendship of six women from a provincial American town. They share with each other their joys and sorrows, their love experiences and secret dreams, and help each other to overcome life's difficulties.

The role of the strong-hearted girl with diabetes brought Julia Roberts her first Golden Globe Award and first Oscar nomination.

Pretty Woman, 1990

A Cinderella story in a modern setting: a successful businessman as the prince, and a call girl, Vivian, as Cinderella. These two met when they particularly needed each other. She reminded him that life itself is incredible and amazing, and he gave her confidence in her own abilities.

The producers of the film were initially against Julia Roberts as Vivian and suggested Meg Ryan instead, but she refused. As a result, Roberts was nominated for an Oscar for the second year in a row.

Stepmom, 1998

Jackie (Susan Sarandon) is jealous of her children for her ex-husband's young girlfriend Isabel (Julia Roberts) and does her best to prevent them from getting close to each other. But when one of them finds herself facing death, everything falls into place.

Runaway Bride, 1999

Maggie Carpenter is practically perfect. She is smart, beautiful, considerate of others, and universally respected. But she has one flaw — she runs away from her own weddings. Three men's hearts have already been broken, and she is engaged for the fourth time. Will she do the same with the fourth guy? That is exactly what cynical New York journalist Ike Graham wants to witness firsthand.

Notting Hill, 1999

A terrific romantic story between people from very different worlds. William Thacker, owner of a small bookstore in London's Notting Hill neighborhood, lived a quiet and measured life. Until the famous American actress Anna Scott stopped by his shop.

Mona Lisa Smile, 2003

In the mid-twentieth century, young teacher Katherine Ann Watson gets a job at a private and very conservative women's college. In her art classes she tries to impress upon the young girls that they are free to decide their own destiny and were not born to be housewives.

For her work on the film Mona Lisa Smile Roberts received an unprecedented amount of money for an actress in the history of cinema at that time — $25 million, thus setting a record.

Closer, 2004

An aspiring writer Dan (Jude Law) lives with Alice (Natalie Portman) but doesn't mind flirting with photographer Anna (Julia Roberts). But she rejects him and starts dating dermatologist Larry (Clive Owen). Subsequently, the fates of the four characters are surprisingly intertwined. And none of them seems to be able to fully sort out their feelings.

Eat, Pray, Love, 2010

Elizabeth Gilbert realized overnight that she was living a completely different life from the one she had dreamed of. After a painful divorce, she sets off on a trip around the world. First to Italy, where she learns all the subtleties of the world's most melodic language and the tastiest cuisine on the planet. Then to India to get to know herself better, and finally to the sea to complete her epic journey to the sound of breaking waves.

There she meets what she has been looking for — love.