South African by birth, an American actress and a fashion model, Charlize Theron is a celebrity crush for many. She also has the honour of being the first South African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category. Starring in many movies, the versatile actress has a number of awards to her name including Golden Globes. Here we take a look at the 15 best Charlize Theron movies of all time:
15. 2 Days in the Valley (1996)
The super attractive Charlize Theron takes on the role of a cold lover of a sadist who happens to be an assassin. Written and directed by John Herzfeld, 2 Days in the Valley is a movie where many on-going sub plots link up seamlessly to make a complete story about people living in San Fernando Valley.
14. Sweet November (2001)
Pat O’Conner’s eccentric romantic venture features the irresistible Charlize Theron as lead actress alongside Keanu Reeves as the lead star. Nelson (Keanu Reeves) meets a very different yet charming woman, Sara (Charlize Theron), and causes her to fail her driving test.
Sara pursues him and offers him to spend an entire month, November, with her promising it will change his life for the better. Initially he refuses but circumstances lead him to agree and they grow on each other developing a love story.
13. The Yards (2000)
When Mark Wahlberg takes the center stage, one thing is guaranteed the flick is bound to be action packed. A dazzling Charlize Theron adds a romantic dimension to an otherwise serious crime movie. The Yards paints a grey picture of morality showing that good and evil cannot be separated as black and white.
Leo (Mark Wahlberg) comes out of prison and joins his uncle Frank for work. He soon finds himself involved in illegal activities and things go wrong when a man dies and a cop is beaten up. Leo is stuck in a dilemma he can keep the silence and face murder trial or tell the truth and bring his friends and family down.
12. The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
This mystery thriller is based on Andrew Neidermen’s novel and revolves around the life of a very successful lawyer, Keanu Reeves (Kevin Lomax), who ends up working for the Satan (Al-Pacino), who incidentally happens to be Kevin’s father.
The movie ends brilliantly bringing Kevin back to restroom, facing a mirror, preparing to defend a guilty client. After the nightmare, Kevin’s conscience awakens and he drops the client. His wife is played by Charlize Theron, a difficult character well executed by the South African beauty.
11. North Country (2005)
Charlize Theron gives a brilliant performance that got her nominated for an Oscar in Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role category.
While the storyline may be fictitious, it is based on a true event the women workers in mine (represented by Charlize in the movie) who filed a sexual harassment case and won for the first time, after a long battle in court. Charlize pulls off a great show establishing herself as a serious actor.
10. Young Adult (2011)
In one of her more recent flicks, Charlize proves that she is a versatile actress. Donning the role of an unhappy divorcee in her late thirties, Young Adult is a comedy drama which shows Charlize Theron in a somewhat comic role.
She is an adult fiction writer (which isn’t going very well) and decides to rekindle her past glory days when she was the prom queen. She tries to get back her ex-boyfriend (Patrick Wilson), who is happily married and has a baby daughter.
She meets another college fellow by the name of Matt, who becomes her confidante and voice of reason. For her amazing performance, Charlize was nominated for Golden Globe in Best Performance by an Actress in Motion Picture category.
9. The Italian Job (2003)
A stellar cast featuring Mark Wahlberg, Donald Sutherland, Jason Statham, Edward Norton and of course, the attractive Charlize Theron. Charlize Theron, as daughter of John Bridger (Donald Sutherland), is not only stunning but deadly with her safe cracking skills.
A team of professional robbers plan revenge against their old member (Edward Norton) who took the money of heist for himself and left them for dead. With Stella’s (Charlize) safe cracking, Statham’s driving and individual skills of rest of the members, the team exact their revenge with Charlie Croker (Mark Wahlberg) in charge.
8. Prometheus (2012)
Ridley Scott’s sci-fi adventure proved to be a success. Vickers (Charlize Theron) leads the mission sent to another planet to investigate signs of alien life. Peter Weyland, founder and CEO of Weyland Corporation funds the mission.
Set in a future world, the movie’s basic theme is to question the origin of human life on earth and possibility of it being started by alien species.