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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5. My Best Friend’s Wedding

Original Release Date June 20, 1997

Box Office Earnings: $21,678,377 (USA opening weekend), $127,120,029 (USA gross)

Critical Acclaim: 1 Academy Award nomination (Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score)

3 Golden Globe nominations (Best Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture)

12 award wins and 19 other award nominations

About the Role: Julianne Potter, played by Julia Roberts, made a pact with her best friend Dermot Mulroney, played by Michael O’Neil. If they were both single by the time they were 28, they would both marry. Well, it doesn’t look like the pact is going ahead, as Dermot has met someone and wants to marry her.

It’s a tale of not realizing what you miss until it’s gone. Julianne realizes that actually she does want Dermot as more than a friend and will do whatever it takes to win him over.

Simply the Best: I remember watching My Best Friend’s Wedding when it first came out. At that time, I wasn’t really sure if it was going to stand the test of time. I’m extremely glad I was wrong, because it’s one of those rom-coms that is for everyone.

It’s packed with humor on all sides. Cameron Diaz shines as the fiancée with the unbelievable task of unknowingly fighting against Julia Roberts’ Julianne Potter. Michael O’Neil is perfect, as he figures out what he wants and realizes who he wants to be with. This is a movie where absolutely everything comes together, making you laugh, cry, and wonder who is going to get a happy ending—because you realize you don’t want anyone to get hurt.