Charlize Theron Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

Mad Max: Fury Road
R

Mad Max: Fury Road

(2015)
35
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Imperator Furiosa
Director:
George Miller
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Zoë Kravitz, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne
Plot:

This film is set in a post-apocalyptic desert land where a tyrannical ruler named Immortal Joe controls water supply and enslaves wasteland survivors inside his fortress, the Citadel. Max, a newly captured drifter, becomes reluctantly involved in a daring escape led by the rebel warrior, Imperator Furiosa, to take the warlord's five wives to the 'Green Place'.

35
4
Monster
R

Monster

(2003)
35
5
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Aileen
Director:
Patty Jenkins
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Biography, Crime
Star Cast:
Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen, Annie Corley
Plot:

The movie tells the story of street prostitute Aileen Lee Wuornos. When a client, Vincent Corey, brutally rapes Aileen, she kills him in self-defense and decides to quit prostitution. But when society rejects her she returns to prostitution and starts killing her johns brutally until she is caught and sentenced to death. 

35
5
The Devil's Advocate
R

The Devil's Advocate

(1997)
24
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Ann Lomax
Director:
Taylor Hackford
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Jeffrey Jones, Judith Ivey
Plot:

Defence Attorney Kevin Lomax is competent and has never lost a case. He is hired by New York’s top law firm headed by John Milton, and despite his mother’s resistance, he leaves with his wife Mary Ann. His new job is demanding and Mary finds herself isolated and begins having visions and nightmare. Kevin eventually realises that he might be working for devil.

24
5

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Atomic Blonde
R

Atomic Blonde

(2017)
30
5
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Lorraine Broughton
Director:
David Leitch
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
John Goodman, James McAvoy, Eddie Marsan, Toby Jones
30
5
North Country
R

North Country

(2005)
20
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Josey Aimes
Director:
Niki Caro
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sissy Spacek, Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Thomas Curtis
20
2
The Italian Job
PG-13

The Italian Job

(2003)
23
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Stella Bridger
Director:
F. Gary Gray
Genres:
Crime, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jason Statham, Mark Wahlberg, Donald Sutherland, Seth Green
Plot:

A group of thieves led by John Bridger steal gold bullion worth $35 million from Italian gangsters. However, one of the team members betrays the rest and leaves with the bullion, taking the others to be dead. A year later, another team member, Charlie Croker, re-assembles the team to take revenge on the betrayer.

23
3
The Cider House Rules
PG-13

The Cider House Rules

(1999)
18
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Candy Kendall
Director:
Lasse Hallström
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Michael Caine, Paul Rudd, Tobey Maguire, Delroy Lindo
Plot:

Orphan Homer Wells is lovingly brought up in a Maine orphanage by Dr. Wilbur Larch, who performs secret abortions for people in need. As Homer grows up skillful in obstetrical duties he leaves the orphanage because he doesn’t agree with Larch on abortion, but quickly starts questioning his choices after he starts working at an apple orchard.  

18
6
In the Valley of Elah
R

In the Valley of Elah

(2007)
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Det. Emily Sanders
Director:
Paul Haggis
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Tommy Lee Jones, James Franco, Jason Patric, Susan Sarandon
Plot:

After Mike Deerfield a soldier who returned from Iraq goes missing, his father Hank tries to find out what happened to his son. Later when Mike’s burned and dismembered body is discovered, Hank finds out the horrifying truth with the help of police detective Emily Sanders, with little cooperation from the army. 

15
2
The Road
R

The Road

(2009)
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
John Hillcoat
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Duvall, Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Guy Pearce
Plot:

The Road is a thriller-drama revolving around a man and his son trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world by going on a journey along the coast to the south. Viggo Mortensen stars as the father, who scavenges for food and protects himself and his son, played by Kodi Smit-McPhee, from cannibals, with only two bullets left in his gun.

10
2
Men of Honor
R

Men of Honor

(2000)
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gwen Sunday
Director:
George Tillman Jr.
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr., Aunjanue Ellis, Hal Holbrook
Plot:

Inspired by true events, the film chronicles the journey of Carl Brashear, the son of a sharecropper, who joins the recently desegregated US Navy to become the first African American master diver. However, he has to overcome his lack of education and battle against his embittered trainer, Billy Sunday, who has been ordered to ensure that Brashear fails.

12
2
Prometheus
R

Prometheus

(2012)
12
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Meredith Vickers
Director:
Ridley Scott
Genres:
Mystery, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce
Plot:

When a star map is discovered among the various ancient cultures of earth, it is deduced that it is a clue to the origin of humanity. Following the map a team of explorers, aboard spaceship Prometheus, embark on a journey to a distant planet. Soon, they get involved in a dangerous battle to save the human race from extinction.

12
1
The Fate of the Furious
PG-13

The Fate of the Furious

(2017)
16
1
As:
Cast
Director:
F. Gary Gray
Genres:
Adventure, Crime, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson
Plot:

Dominic Toretto and the rest of the gang are living a more relaxed life when their peace is shattered by cyber-terrorist Cipher. Cipher blackmails Dom into betraying his team, by kidnapping his ex-partner Elena and their son. Now the team must join forces with Deckard Shaw and Hobbs to save Don and take down Cipher. 

16
1

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Long Shot
R

Long Shot

(2019)
8
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Jonathan Levine
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Andy Serkis, Lisa Kudrow, Seth Rogen, Bob Odenkirk
8
1
The Legend of Bagger Vance
PG-13

The Legend of Bagger Vance

(2000)
13
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Adele Invergordon
Director:
Robert Redford
Genres:
Fantasy, Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Matt Damon, Will Smith, Jack Lemmon, Bruce McGill
13
0
Sweet November
PG-13

Sweet November

(2001)
16
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Sara Deever
Director:
Pat O'Connor
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Keanu Reeves, Jason Isaacs, Greg Germann, Liam Aiken
Plot:

An advertising executive meets a woman, seemingly different from anyone he has met before. Bohemian by nature, she has a new boyfriend every month and on her insistence, he moves in with her. Living happily with her in the month of November, he falls in love and asks her to marry him, not knowing that she has a secret of her own, which prevents her from developing long-standing relationship. 

16
6
That Thing You Do!
PG

That Thing You Do!

(1996)
8
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Hanks
Genres:
Drama, Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler, Tom Everett Scott, Johnathon Schaech
Plot:

That Thing You Do! is a critically-acclaimed comedy film, which tells the story of a local Pennsylvania band which scores a one hit-wonder, after which they ride the star-making machinery for as long as they can, with help from their manager. 

8
3
Head in the Clouds
R

Head in the Clouds

(2004)
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gilda Bessé
Director:
John Duigan
Genres:
War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Stuart Townsend, Thomas Kretschmann, Steven Berkoff
12
2
Hancock
PG-13

Hancock

(2008)
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary
Director:
Peter Berg
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Crime, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Will Smith, Jason Bateman, Jae Head, Eddie Marsan
Plot:

John Hancock is a drunk, clumsy superhero who, even though well-intentioned, does more harm than good, causing havoc by recklessly using his powers. After he saves PR executive Ray, the latter helps him improve his public image and gain popularity, but for some reason, Ray's wife is not happy that her husband brought Hancock home.

12
2
Snow White and the Huntsman
PG-13

Snow White and the Huntsman

(2012)
16
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Ravenna
Director:
Rupert Sanders
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Sam Spruell
Plot:

Ravenna, a powerful sorceress, seduces King Magnus to become his queen, but kills him on their wedding night to seize power and imprisons his daughter Snow White. The princess manages to escape, but Ravenna sends a huntsman to bring her back as princess is key to her immortality and is destined to overthrow Ravenna from the throne.

16
0
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
PG-13

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

(2001)
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Woody Allen
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery, Crime, Romance
Star Cast:
Dan Aykroyd, Woody Allen, John Tormey, John Schuck
2
0

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The Burning Plain
R

The Burning Plain

(2008)
3
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Sylvia
Director:
Guillermo Arriaga
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Crime
Star Cast:
Jennifer Lawrence, John Corbett, José María Yazpik, Robin Tunney
3
1
Bombshell
R

Bombshell

(2019)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Megyn Kelly
Director:
Jay Roach
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Nicole Kidman, Malcolm McDowell, John Lithgow, Allison Janney
2
0
2 Days in the Valley
R

2 Days in the Valley

(1996)
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
John Herzfeld
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Danny Aiello, Greg Cruttwell, Jeff Daniels, Teri Hatcher
8
1
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

(2004)
0
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Britt Ekland
Director:
Stephen Hopkins
Genres:
Comedy, Biography, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Stephen Fry, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, John Lithgow
0
1
A Private War
R

A Private War

(2018)
3
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Matthew Heineman
Genres:
Drama, Biography, War
Star Cast:
Jamie Dornan, Rosamund Pike, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hollander, Greg Wise
3
0
Battle in Seattle
R

Battle in Seattle

(2007)
2
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Stuart Townsend
Genres:
Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Michelle Rodriguez, André Benjamin, Jennifer Carpenter, Isaach De Bankolé, Woody Harrelson
2
2
Brain on Fire
PG-13

Brain on Fire

(2016)
3
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Gerard Barrett
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Tyler Perry, Chloë Grace Moretz, Thomas Mann, Richard Armitage, Carrie-Anne Moss
3
1
A Million Ways to Die in the West
R

A Million Ways to Die in the West

(2014)
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Anna
Director:
Seth MacFarlane
Genres:
Western, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bill Maher, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson
Plot:

Boasting of an ensemble cast including Seth MacFarlane, Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, and Neil Patrick Harris, this Western romantic comedy, is a story about how Albert Stark, a jilted sheep farmer, finds courage to fight after being encouraged by the pistol-wielding, beautiful Anna.  

11
1
Young Adult
R

Young Adult

(2011)
7
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Mavis Gary
Director:
Jason Reitman
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser, Collette Wolfe
Plot:

Mavis Gray, an alcoholic ghostwriter of young adult novel series, decides to return to her hometown of Mercury. She wants to reconnect with her high school boyfriend, Buddy, who is married and has a kid. Strange circumstances lead to her connecting with former classmate Matt Freehauf instead and she is finally able to move on. 

7
1
Trapped
R

Trapped

(2002)
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Karen
Director:
Luis Mandoki
Genres:
Crime, Action, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Dakota Fanning, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Kevin Bacon
6
0

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The Huntsman: Winter's War
PG-13

The Huntsman: Winter's War

(2016)
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ravenna
Director:
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Action, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Liam Neeson, Emily Blunt, Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain
Plot:

Evil Queen, Ravenna, betrays her sister, Freya, and murders her child, unleashing Freya’s latent ability to control ice. Not knowing the truth, Freya builds herself a new kingdom where she abducts and trains children as her huntsmen. Truth is revealed when she tries to stop two of them, Sara and Eric, from falling in love, and Ravenna is resurrected. 

8
1
The Yards

The Yards

(2000)
4
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Erica Soltz
Director:
James Gray
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, James Caan, Ellen Burstyn
4
3
Dark Places
R

Dark Places

(2015)
5
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Libby Day
Director:
Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Drea de Matteo, Sterling Jerins, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks
5
1
Celebrity
R

Celebrity

(1998)
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Woody Allen
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Melanie Griffith, Greg Mottola, Jeff Mazzola
2
0
Sleepwalking
R

Sleepwalking

(2008)
4
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Joleen
Director:
Bill Maher
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Woody Harrelson, Nick Stahl, AnnaSophia Robb, Deborra-Lee Furness
4
1
Mighty Joe Young
PG

Mighty Joe Young

(1998)
15
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jill Young
Director:
Ron Underwood
Genres:
Fantasy, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Bill Paxton, Rade Serbedzija, Peter Firth, David Paymer
15
1
15 Minutes
R

15 Minutes

(2001)
3
0
As:
Cast
Director:
John Herzfeld
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert De Niro, Vera Farmiga, Kim Cattrall, Edward Burns
3
0
Gringo
R

Gringo

(2018)
3
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Nash Edgerton
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton, David Oyelowo
3
0
Reindeer Games
R

Reindeer Games

(2000)
6
0
As:
Cast
Director:
John Frankenheimer
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Adventure, Crime
Star Cast:
Ben Affleck, James Frain, Dana Stubblefield, Mark Acheson, Tom Heaton
6
0
Trial and Error
PG-13

Trial and Error

(1997)
5
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Billie Tyler
Director:
Jonathan Lynn
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Jessica Steen, Austin Pendleton
5
0

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Æon Flux
PG-13

Æon Flux

(2005)
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Aeon Flux
Director:
Karyn Kusama
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Frances McDormand, Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller, Sophie Okonedo
Plot:

In late 2415, four centuries after a deadly virus wiped out 99% of the Earth's population, mere five million people live in the futuristic city of Bregna, governed by a congress of scientists. Æon Flux, a skilled warrior assigned by an underground rebel organization to kill Trevor Goodchild, the government's leader, faces a dilemma after discovering a secret conspiracy.

8
1
The Astronaut's Wife
R

The Astronaut's Wife

(1999)
10
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jillian Armacost
Director:
Rand Ravich
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Johnny Depp, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall, Donna Murphy
10
0
Waking Up in Reno
R

Waking Up in Reno

(2002)
0
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Candy Kirkendall
Director:
Jordan Brady
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Billy Bob Thornton, Natasha Richardson, Holmes Osborne, Patrick Swayze
0
1
The Last Face
R

The Last Face

(2016)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Wren
Director:
Sean Penn
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Javier Bardem, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Jared Harris, Jean Reno
3
0
Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest
R

Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest

(1995)
0
2
As:
Cast
Director:
James D.R. Hickox
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Daniel Cerny, Ron Melendez, Jim Metzler, Nancy Lee Grahn
0
2
Tully
R

Tully

(2018)
9
4
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Marlo
Director:
Jason Reitman
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ron Livingston, Mark Duplass, Mackenzie Davis, Kitty Crystal
9
4
East of Havana

East of Havana

(2006)
1
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Emilia Menocal, Jauretsi Saizarbitoria
Genres:
Documentary
1
2

TV Movie(s)

The Oscars
TV-14

The Oscars

(2013)
2
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself - Performer: The Way You Look Tonight & Be Our Guest and Presenter: Best Adapted Screenplay & Best Original Screenplay
Director:
Don Mischer
Star Cast:
Seth MacFarlane, William Shatner, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron
2
1
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards
TV-14

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards

(2010)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself - Presenter: 'Precious' Film Clip
Director:
Hamish Hamilton, Pete Docter, Anne Fletcher, Richard A. Preuss, Henry Selick
Star Cast:
Cameron Diaz, Zoe Saldana, Ryan Reynolds, Chris Pine, Zac Efron
1
1
The Oscars
TV-14

The Oscars

(2016)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay
Director:
Glenn Weiss
Star Cast:
Chris Rock, Emily Blunt, Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer
1
0
Hatfields & McCoys

Hatfields & McCoys

(2013)
0
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Michael Mayer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rebecca De Mornay, Sophia Bush, Virginia Madsen, James Remar, Annie Ilonzeh
0
1
Hollywood Confidential
R

Hollywood Confidential

(1997)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Reynaldo Villalobos
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Thomas Jane, Edward James Olmos, Rick Aiello, Angela Alvarado
0
0

Animation(s)

Kubo and the Two Strings
PG

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

As:
Cast
Role:
Monkey
Director:
Travis Knight
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Animation, Adventure
Star Cast:
Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, Art Parkinson, Brenda Vaccaro
Plot:

Kubo, a one eyed kind boy, lives a modest life narrating stories to his village people and simultaneously tends to his ill mother. However, his peaceful life is disrupted when evil spirits from past appear and wreak havoc. For Kubo, the only way to defeat the evil, is to set out on a journey to find his dad’s unbreakable sword, a magic armour and helmet. 

Robot Chicken
TV-MA

Robot Chicken (2001)

As:
Cast
Director:
Chris McKay, Zeb Wells, Kevin Shinick, Tom Sheppard, Matthew Senreich
Genres:
Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Seth MacFarlane, Joss Whedon, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Seth Green, Matthew Senreich
Astro Boy
PG

Astro Boy (2009)

As:
Cast
Role:
'Our Friends' Narrator
Director:
David Bowers
Genres:
Action, Family, Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Freddie Highmore, Ryan Stiles
The Addams Family
PG

The Addams Family (2019)

As:
Cast
Role:
Morticia Addams
Director:
Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Star Cast:
Martin Short, Snoop Dogg, Allison Janney, Oscar Isaac

TV Shows and Videos

Arrested Development
TV-PG

Arrested Development (2003)

As:
Cast
Director:
Mitchell Hurwitz, Troy Miller, Joe Russo, Paul Feig, Anthony Russo
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat
Mindhunter
TV-MA

Mindhunter (2017)

As:
Producer
Director:
David Fincher, Carl Franklin, Andrew Dominik, Asif Kapadia
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Anna Torv, Lena Olin, Holt McCallany, Jonathan Groff, Hannah Gross
Dior J'adore: The Future Is Gold

Dior J'adore: The Future Is Gold (2014)

As:
Cast
Role:
Model
Director:
Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Charlize Theron
Dior J'adore: The Absolute Femininity

Dior J'adore: The Absolute Femininity (2016)

As:
Cast
Role:
Model
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Charlize Theron
Brandon Flowers: Crossfire

Brandon Flowers: Crossfire (2010)

As:
Cast
Role:
Heroine
Director:
Nash Edgerton
Genres:
Music, Short, Romance, Action
Star Cast:
Brandon Flowers
Girlboss
TV-MA

Girlboss (2017)

As:
Producer
Director:
Christian Ditter, Jamie Babbit, Amanda Brotchie, Steven K. Tsuchida
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Britt Robertson, Ellie Reed, Johnny Simmons, Alphonso McAuley, RuPaul
Æon Flux
T

Æon Flux (2005)

As:
Cast
Role:
Æon Flux
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Adventure
Star Cast:
Troy Baker, Chuck Huber, Laurie Steele, Emily Gray

Charlize Theron Awards

Academy Awards
Monster Best Actress in a Leading Role 2004
Golden Globe Awards
Monster Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2004
MTV Movie & TV Awards
Mad Max: Fury Road Best Female Performance 2016