Birthday Special: 5 Julia Roberts movies you just can’t miss!

An actor, a producer, and a powerhouse of talent, grace, and beauty, Julia Roberts turns 53 today! From her first big-screen appearance in Satisfaction in 1988, Roberts has been winning our hearts with every performance. With her Academy Award-winning flair, she has a vast array of movies she’s left us in awe with. On her birthday, let’s take a look at her movies that you just can’t miss: 

Pretty Woman (1990): 

Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in Pretty Woman.

Julia Roberts’ contagious smile won hearts and continues to win hearts with her role in Pretty Woman. From the very first scene to her iconic, “Big mistake, huge!” exit from a snooty upscale clothing shop, Pretty Woman is the go-to romantic comedy for many. And to think, Richard Gere almost said no to the movie till Julia Roberts convinced him with a Post-It note that read, “Please say yes.”

Notting Hill (1999): 

Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant in Notting Hill.

A romantic comedy with all the right ingredients, Notting Hill is a classic Julia Roberts choice for a movie marathon on her birthday. The chemistry between a silent, introverted book store owner and a movie actress, that slowly becomes a public affair is heartwarming to watch. From misunderstandings to reconciliations, there could be no other Anna Scott other than Roberts. 

Erin Brockovich (2000): 

Julia Roberts in and as Erin Brockovich.

Julia Roberts embodies the strong woman she is portraying seamlessly in this biographical film. Being an unemployed single mother, that takes down a huge capitalistic corporation and helps 634 people is a story that deserves to be told. Who better to do it than Julia Roberts? For her beautiful performance, Julia Roberts received an Academy Award for Best Actress. 

My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997): 

Rupert Everett and Julia Roberts in My Best Friend’s Wedding

My Best Friend’s Wedding is the movie to watch when you’d like to learn when to let go, let bygones be bygones, and let friends be friends and nothing more.  The perfect mix of hilarity and frustrated chemistry between not just Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney but also Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz is a treat to watch. 

Wonder (2017): 

Jacob Tremblay and Julia Roberts in Wonder.

Highlighting the Treacher Collins Syndrome, Wonder is the moving story of August Pullman and his family navigating through August’s first year in school as a different child and a wonder. Julia Roberts’ role as Miranda, the mother is nothing short of magnificent. With subtle sacrifices, huge breaths of relief, and an inordinate amount of emotions — Wonder teaches you to be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle. 

We wish the talented and always beautiful actress a very happy birthday!

 

(Contributed by Sakshi Prabhu)

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