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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11. Money Monster

Original Release Date May 13, 2016

Box Office Earnings: $14,788,157 (USA opening weekend), $41,012,075 (USA gross)

Critical Acclaim: 2 award nominations

About the Role: Julia Roberts plays Patty Fenn, the director of Money Monster, a TV show in the movie that George Clooney’s Lee Gates hosts. She’s the one who needs to help calm a hostage situation, when Kyle Budwell storms the stage and takes Lee hostage. Throughout the intense situation, it’s Patty who realizes that there is something bigger at play with IBIS CEO Walt Camby, who is responsible for the crash in his company’s stock. Now she just has to figure out a way to prove it all.

Simply the Best: The idea of a movie about stocks and shares doesn’t usually go down well. Who really wants to see a movie about people with cash available to invest? Well, Money Monster help to put a human element to it, turning it into a financial thriller that has you hoping for the best outcome for Kyle, Penny, and even Lee.

It’s hard to feel sorry for a terrorist, which is what Kyle is, but that’s the beauty of this movie directed by the amazingly talented Jodie Foster. You realize that there’s a conspiracy underneath the whole stock crash situation and start to see Kyle as the victim, despite some of his questionable attitudes. That’s what makes this one of the movies of the decade to stand out.