Julia Roberts: 15 greatest movies of all time

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honorary Co-Chair Julia Roberts, wearing Gucci dress and Calzedonia stockings, attends the 2016 GLSEN Respect Awards - Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 21, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for GLSEN)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honorary Co-Chair Julia Roberts, wearing Gucci dress and Calzedonia stockings, attends the 2016 GLSEN Respect Awards - Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 21, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for GLSEN) /
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7. The Pelican Brief

Original Release Date December 17, 1993

Box Office Earnings: $16,864,404 (USA opening weekend), $100,768,056 (USA gross)

Critical Acclaim: 1 award win, 2 award nominations

About the Role: Julie Roberts takes on the role of Darby Shaw in The Pelican Brief. What starts as a legal brief by her as a Tulane University law student turns into a major conspiracy and political thriller. That brief goes from her law professor and lover to an old friend and Director of the FBI. It doesn’t take long for people to start turning up dead, and that puts Darby in the line of fire.

It’s up to Darby to figure out the truth about the brief and the situation. Just can she do it without ending up like the others?

Simply the Best: When John Grisham released “The Pelican Brief” did you ever expect to see it turn into a movie? Well, it did and with the talented Julia Roberts taking on one of the lead roles. The movie will continue to stand that test of time as an American political thriller, especially in political climates like the one we’re currently in.

This is one of those movies that’s very different from the usual types of movies you’d see Roberts in. Rather than the typical rom-com, she takes on a fast-paced, high-intense thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat. You find yourself unable to trust anyone, as you just hope that the right people make it through the situation alive and unscathed.