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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6. Sleeping with the Enemy

Original Release Date February 8, 1991

Box Office Earnings: $13,777,943 (USA opening weekend), $101,599,005 (USA gross)

Critical Acclaim: 2 award wins and 4 award nominations

About the Role: Laura Burley looks like the normal pampered wife on the outside. It even looks like she has the perfect marriage. Be careful what you wish for! Underneath is a layer of evilness and danger.

It turns out her husband is an abusive, evil man. Roberts’ Laura is so eager to escape that she manages to escape her death and create fresh credentials. All she wants to do is escape this life and start anew somewhere else. Now if only that abusive husband didn’t realize she was actually alive somewhere. He is going to stop at nothing to get her back.

Simply the Best: There are many movies about abuse and danger, but none quite hit the mark like Sleeping with the Enemy. Julia Roberts shines throughout. If you love Jo Wilson’s storyline on Grey’s Anatomy, you’ll certainly want to watch Roberts’ movie. In this one, Laura takes escapism to a whole new level. Of course, it doesn’t quite get her away. As the saying goes, the past will always come back to haunt you.

What this movie does offer is a woman of inner strength, courage, and resourcefulness. She is willing to do whatever it takes to escape an abusive marriage and that’s something everyone needs to see. When you’re pushed to it, you can certainly find that strength, which is exactly what this movie is all about.