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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2. Pretty Woman

Original Release Date March 23, 1990

Box Office Earnings: $11,280,591 (USA opening weekend), $178,406,268 (USA gross)

Critical Acclaim: 1 Academy Award nomination (Best Actress in a Leading Role)

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

7 other wins, 8 other nominations

About the Role: Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) is a prostitute, who’s latest client is someone she never expected to meet. He’s not interested in the usual. In fact, he wants to wine and dine her and make her look the part of the girlfriend of a high-powered bachelor. Now she just has to figure out how to not fall in love with this man, getting ready for him to take it all away. That is if he really does!

Simply the Best: When you think of Roberts, you likely think of her biggest standout role in the romantic comedy sphere. Pretty Woman is one of those classics that stands the test of time every year. Even now there are lessons we can learn—although most people aren’t going to be as lucky as Vivian Ward, in the sense of landing a wealthy bachelor.

It’s now 28 years old and shows absolutely no sign of slowing down. While some may think a story about a prostitute is inappropriate, the messages behind this movie are ones to follow for years on end. Don’t judge a book by its cover. You never know when it’s going to prove to be far more on the inside. And who doesn’t know all the best quotes?