In honor of Charlize Theron's 46th birthday on Aug. 7, 2021, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the South African actress's best movies to stream. Keep reading for her biggest hits, starting with her top-rated film: 2015's "Mad Max: Fury Road." Charlize starred as Imperator Furiosa — a captain under the warlord Immortan Joe who rebels against him by freeing his enslaved wives — in the action flick, which was beloved by both critics and audiences alike. You can catch the fourth installment in the George Miller-directed franchise, which won six Academy Awards and earned another four Oscar nominations including best picture and best director, on Amazon Prime Video.
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In 2021's "F9," Charlize Theron reprised her role as intelligent cyberterrorist Cipher, Dom and company's former antagonist. The ninth and latest installment of the "Fast & Furious" franchise, which has already made a record-breaking $622.7 million at the box office, is available to stream on demand.
Charlize Theron won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for her performance as real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos in 2004's "Monster," which is currently streaming on Pluto TV, Crackle, Tubi, Vudu and Apple TV.
After making a brief appearance in an uncredited role in 1995's "Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest," Charlize Theron starred in two 1996 films. She made her big debut (by just a week!) in "2 Days in the Valley." She played the girlfriend of James Spader's hitman in the campy crime-thriller, which received poor reviews but is worth a watch for Charlize stans. You can rent or buy a digital copy on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube or Apple TV.
Charlize Theron also appeared in 1996's "That Thing You Do!" She portrayed Guy Patterson's snobby girlfriend, Tina Powers, in the beloved Tom Hanks-directed musical dramedy, which is currently streaming on YouTube, Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video.
That stairwell scene! Charlize Theron earned raves for her incredibly athletic performance as Lorraine Broughton, a deadly government field agent, in the action-packed 2017 flick "Atomic Blonde." You can stream the film on Hulu, Sling TV and YouTube.
Charlize Theron scored Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for her performance as former Fox News personality Megyn Kelly in 2019's "Bombshell," which won an Oscar for best makeup and hairstyling. You can stream the flick on Hulu, EPIX NOW, Sling TV and Amazon Prime Video.
Charlize Theron starred as Andy — the ancient warrior Andromache of Scythia — in the 2020 Netflix original "The Old Guard." The action flick, which is still streaming on Netflix, performed well with critics and audiences alike.
Charlize Theron scored her second Oscar nomination for her work in the 2005 drama "North Country." She starred as fictional miner Josey Aimes in the drama inspired by the first class-action sexual harassment lawsuit in the United States: Jenson v. Eveleth Taconite Co., a Minnesota-based mining company. You can rent or buy a digital copy on Amazon Prime Video, Google Play or Apple TV.
Charlize Theron officially joined the "Fast & Furious" franchise with 2017's "The Fate of the Furious." She portrayed the main antagonist, cyberterrorist Cipher, in the eighth installment in the beloved series of action flicks, which you can rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video, Google Play or YouTube. (She returned to the role in 2021's "F9" too.)
Charlize Theron voiced Monkey — the reincarnated spirit of the title character's mother — in the lauded 2016 Laika-produced cartoon "Kubo and the Two Strings," which earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for best animated film. It's currently streaming on Hulu.
Charlize Theron earned a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in 2018's "Tully," which follows the developing bond between a struggling mother of three and the titular night nanny who steps in to help her manage her family responsibilities. The dramedy, which is one of the star's highest rated films on Rotten Tomatoes, is currently streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.
Charlize Theron starred as fictional Secretary of State Charlotte Field — who reconnects with Seth Rogen's unemployed journalist Fred Flarsky, whom she babysat when they were kids, as she gears up to run for president — in 2019's "Long Shot." Critics were charmed by the silly rom-com, which scored an 81% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. You can rent or buy a digital copy on Amazon Prime Video, Google Play or Apple TV.
Charlize Theron earned a Golden Globe nomination for her work as an immature ghostwriter who returns to her small hometown in Minnesota to win back an ex-boyfriend — who's long moved on — in 2011's "Young Adult." The Jason Reitman-directed dramedy, which was written by Diablo Cody, is currently streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.
Critics might not have loved 2008's "Hancock," but that didn't stop audiences from turning out in droves to see Will Smith as the titular alcoholic superhero who has a mysterious connection to his publicist's wife (Charlize Theron). The action flick is currently streaming for free on Hulu.
Charlize Theron scored her first SAG Award nomination when she and her "The Cider House Rules" co-stars made the shortlist for best ensemble in 2000. She starred as Candy Kendall — who has an affair with Tobey Maguire's Homer Wells while her boyfriend is away fighting in WWII — in the big-screen adaptation of John Irving's 1985 novel of the same name. You can rent or buy a digital copy on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube or Google Play.
Charlize Theron starred as the sinister Meredith Vickers, the mission director for a mysterious (and ultimately doomed) space expedition, in "Prometheus," the 2012 installment in the long-running "Alien" franchise. Critics might have been divided on the terrifying sci-fi flick, but that didn't stop "Prometheus" from killing it at the global box office or from spawning a sequel, 2017's "Alien: Covenant." You can stream the movie on Hulu, HBO Max and Amazon Prime Video.
Charlize Theron had a small but important role as the nameless wife of a man struggling to survive with his young son in a post-apocalyptic world (she's seen primarily in flashbacks) in the 2009 big-screen adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel "The Road." You can stream it on Pluto TV and Amazon Prime Video.
One of Charlize Theron's worst reviewed films is also one of our favorites: She scored a Razzie Award nomination for her work as a woman with terminal cancer who falls in love with Keanu Reeves' workaholic businessman in 2001's "Sweet November." The romantic drama is currently streaming on HBO Max.
Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves had better luck the first time they starred in a movie together: In 1997, he portrayed a cutthroat defense attorney who realizes he's working for the devil and she co-starred as his neglected wife in "The Devil's Advocate," which was a huge hit at the box office and is currently streaming on HBO Max.
Long before she earned her action star cred, Charlize Theron flexed her muscles as the titular assassin in 2005's "Æon Flux." Critics loathed the big-screen adaptation of the early '90s MTV animated series of the same name, which has gained cult status over the years. The movie is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Charlize Theron starred as Stella Bridger — the daughter of a professional safecracker who's followed in his footsteps — in the infinitely exciting 2003 remake of "The Italian Job." You can stream the flick, which was a hit with critics and audiences alike, on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.
Charlize Theron starred as Snow White's evil stepmother, Queen Ravenna, in 2012's "Snow White and the Huntsman." Critics might not have been impressed by the retelling of the classic fairytale, but that didn't stop audiences from turning up at the box office to catch the fantasy flick, which scored two Oscar nominations and spawned a 2016 sequel. It's currently streaming for free on Amazon Prime Video.
Charlize Theron returned to the role of Queen Ravenna in 2016's "The Huntsman: Winter's War." The second time around, Emily Blunt's Queen Freya serves as the primary antagonist, though Ravenna also drops in to terrorize the titular huntsman. The sequel underperformed at the box office and tanked with critics, but it's a must-watch for fans of the original! Check it out on Hulu or Sling TV.
Charlize Theron starred as a detective investigating the disappearance of an Iraq War veteran in the 2007 Paul Haggis-directed crime drama "In the Valley of Elah" — for which co-star Tommy Lee Jones earned an Oscar nomination. You can rent or buy a copy on YouTube, Google Play or Apple TV.
Charlize Theron earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her work in the 2004 HBO film "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers." She starred as Swedish actress Britt Ekland, who was married to the titular troubled British comedian. The biopic, which won the Golden Globe for best miniseries or made-for-TV movie and won nine Emmys, isn't currently streaming online, but you can still buy a hard copy on Amazon.