Ben Is Back

  • Release year: 2018
  • Genre: Drama
  • Production: Black Bear Pictures 30, West Color Force
  • Directed by: Peter Hedges
  • Actors: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance

Julia Roberts as Holly Burns, mother of Ben Burns, played by Lucas Hedges. Ben is a teenager addicted to drugs. He unexpectedly shows up at his family’s home on Christmas Eve.

Holly, Ben’s mother, certainly welcomes the return of her beloved son with a happy heart. Holly also has to protect Ben from the toxicity of other family members.


  • Release year: 2017
  • Genre: Drama, Family
  • Producer: Lionsgate, Participant, Walden Media
  • Directed by: Stephen Chbosky
  • Actors: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Julia Roberts

Based on the New York Times bestselling novel, this film tells a very moving and moving story. August Pullman is a boy with a strange face.

Now, I’m going to 5th grade, and I’m entering a public elementary school for the first time. Meaning, a ‘special kid’ like him would be noticed. Julia Roberts plays Isabel, August’s mother.

Money Monster

  • Release year: 2016
  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Horror
  • Production: TriStar Pictures, LStar Capital, Smokehouse Pictures, The Allegiance Theater
  • Directed by: Jodie Foster
  • Actors: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe

Not only playing a mother, Julia Roberts also acted in crime movies, you know. In the movie Money Monster, Julia plays Patty Fenn. He is a producer of financial TV shows. The host is Lee Gates (George Clooney).

Once, the entire crew, Patty and even Lee were taken hostage by an angry investor. Because of their show, the investor, played by Jack O’Connell, loses his business. He also took over the studio and broadcast live on television.

Lee and Patty must work against time to unravel the mystery behind the conspiracy at the heart of the global high-tech market. Subsidiary information :

Due to conflicting schedules, Julia Roberts and George Clooney worked very little on the same scenes in the film. Julia mainly records her scenes with a green screen. See the result of the movie that is not full of green screen!

Eat Pray Love

  • Release year: 2010
  • Genre: Drama
  • Production: Columbia Pictures, Plan B Entertainment, Red Om Films
  • Directed by: Ryan Murphy
  • Actors: Julia Roberts, Billy Crudup, James Franco, Javier Bardem, Viola Davis, Richard Jenkins

I think Indonesians know about this movie. You see, one of the photo locations is in Indonesia. Later, this film also collaborated with some domestic actors such as Christine Hakim. Christine Hakim plays Wayan Nuriasih, a single parent who owns a traditional medicine shop in Bali.

This drama is based on the novel Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Tell about yourself, specifically Elizabeth, who divorced her husband after his unsuccessful pregnancy.

Elizabeth felt depressed and decided to find ‘answer’ by traveling the world. He makes new friends and delicious food in Italy (Eat), worships in India (Prayer), and finds new love in Bali (Love).

Mother’s Day

  • Release year: 2016
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Production: Power Imaging, Gulfstream Imaging, PalmStar Communications
  • Directed by: Gary Marshall
  • Actors: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Britt Robertson, Hector Elizondo

It seems that Julia Roberts is very suitable for movies about mothers. In this Mother’s Day movie, Julia plays Miranda Collins, the biological mother of Kristin (Britt Robertson). The romantic comedy genre is actually a bit complicated in the plot, because it revolves around so many actors.

As Mother’s Day approaches, a seemingly disconnected group of people are trying to make peace with their mothers, mending broken relationships. But, Miranda’s story is like this. Miranda is a seasoned writer who gave up her baby, Kristin, for adoption at birth.

After growing up, Kristrin plans to remarry so that her children have the father figure. However, he feels there is still something empty in his life. Kristin’s friend Jesse advises Kristin to find her biological mother, whom she never knew.

Mirror Mirror

  • Release year: 2012
  • Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
  • Production: Relativity Media, Yucaipa Films, Goldmann Pictures, Rat Entertainment, Misha Films, Mel’s Cité du Cinéma, Misher Films
  • Directed by: Tarsem Singh
  • Actors: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Mare Winham, Michael Lerner

Mirror Mirror is the story of Snow White, also known as Snow White. The film stars Lily Collins as Snow White and Julia Roberts as the Wicked Witch. A widowed king marries Clementianna, the most beautiful woman in the land. No one knew that Clementianna was an evil witch.

One day, the king went to fight the great evil that had invaded the land, but never returned. Clementianna ruled the kingdom in her absence, while keeping her stepchild, Snow White, in the palace.

This movie received an Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design, you know! Indeed, for the 2012 film, the costumes in this film are quite futuristic.

Unlike the movie with the same plot, namely Snow White, where the costumes are always classic. So far, people still love to ‘tease’ the wedding dress that Julia Roberts wears in the movie, you know.

Smurfs: The Lost Village

  • Release year: 2017
  • Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
  • Production: Columbia Pictures, Kerner Entertainment Company, LStar Capital
  • Directed by: Kelly Asbury
  • Actors: Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello, Jack McBrayer, Julia Roberts

Smurfs: The Lost Village is the third film in the entire Smurfs series. This is the longest time the Smurfs have been released, as the first movie came out in 2011 and the sequel came out in 2013. While the third movie came out in 2017, that’s four years later.

Julia Roberts takes over the voice of Smurf Willow. This character is the female partner of Papa Smurfs, who leads a group of Smurfs. Smurfwillow became the leader of his own village in the Forbidden Forest. Like Papa Smurf, he wears a red hat and has white hair.

Notting Hill

  • Release year: 1999
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Production: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films
  • Directed by: Roger Michelle
  • Actors: Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Rhys Ifans, Emma Chambers, Tim McInnerny, Gina McKee

In the early days of her career, Julia Roberts often appeared in films of the romantic comedy genre. Love this movie Notting Hill. William Thacker is the owner of a bookstore called The Travel Book Co. He is a widow living with his friend, Spike. One day, a Hollywood actress named Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) enters her bookstore.

Because of a nasty incident, namely Will accidentally spilling a drink on Anna’s clothes, Will ends up inviting Anna over to his house to change clothes. For some reason, after leaving Will’s house, Anna suddenly kissed him. That is where Will and Anna’s love journey begins, with many twists and turns.

Pretty Woman

  • Release year: 1990
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Production: Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV, Regency International Pictures
  • Directed by: Gary Marshall
  • Actors: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Ralph Bellamy, Jason Alexander, Laura San Giacomo, Alex Hyde-White

Everyone seems to know the song called Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison above, right? Although this song was released in 1964, it was reused as the OST for Pretty Woman 26 years later. In the end, it’s okay, the lyrics and music are just right!

Julia Roberts has starred in dozens of films and television series. However, everyone agrees that one of her most iconic characters is in Pretty Woman (1990). Here, Julia Roberts plays Vivian Ward and Richard Gere plays Edward Lewis.

Edward is a wealthy and playful corporate robber from New York. Meanwhile, Vivian is a Hollywood prostitute hired by Edward as his ‘companion’ for a week. Of course, this story developed into a romance between the two. Fyi , this movie has an R rating , yes !

However, did you know that this movie was supposed to have a tragic ending? Vivian is believed to have died of a drug overdose.

However, because this movie was produced by Touchstone Pictures, a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios, the story was too cruel. Because Disney is famous for its animated princess movies, the story was overhauled and turned into a romance between Vivian and Edward.


  • Release year: 1998
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Produce: 1492 Pictures
  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Actors: Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris, Jena Malone

It seems that the evil stepmother stigma still exists, doesn’t it? In this 1998 movie, it’s about Jackie and Luke Harrison’s divorce, but they’re still doing well with co-parenting.

Luke himself has lived with his girlfriend, Isabel Kelly (Julia Roberts). Sometimes, Luke’s children, Anna and Ben, live with Luke and Isabel.

Isabel is a successful fashion photographer. All her life, she had never wanted to be a mother. But he still tries very hard to make Anna and Ben feel comfortable living with him.

Things don’t go well because Jackie, his ex-wife, seems to really dislike Isabel. Jackie seems to be sabotaging and brainwashing her kids so they can’t get close to Isabel.

However, it turns out that there is a secret behind Jackie’s attitude. Of course he was jealous of Isabel, he was also afraid of being replaced by Anna and Ben as mother. Apparently, the whole time Jackie has had terminal cancer. The lack of time makes him afraid that he will not be around when the children grow up.

Realizing that Jackie has a past with the children, and that Isabel will have a future with them, Jackie and Isabel respect each other more. At the end of the movie, Jackie, who was actually resting in bed, asks everyone to take a picture together, Isabel is invited. This movie is very moving, really must see!

Those are films played by Julia Roberts. Currently, Julia is still actively filming and there will be another movie coming up, you know. What is your favorite Julia Roberts movie?