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Top 10 Catherine Zeta-Jones Movies of All time

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Now 53, Catherine Zeta-Jones was once Catherine Jones. She added her grandmother’s name, “Zeta,” to stand out from other young women when she joined the entertainment industry. Catherine first gained attention in the comedy/drama series The Darling Buds of May (1991). The show was a hit, and she emerged as one of the most recognized television actresses. She then commenced appearing on the big screen in various inventive roles.

But there was something that the American audience didn’t know about Catherine. She had other hidden talents apart from acting. She is also a fantastic dancer and singer. However, Catherine placed her musical theatre talents on standby to avoid being classified as a musical theatre performer. But she used them again in Bob Fosse’s musical “Chicago ” to great effect and made it a blockbuster hit. So, to celebrate her as an amazing actress, here’s the list of the 10 best Catherine Zeta-Jones movies of all time.


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Director: Rob Marshall

Writer: Bill Condon, Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical

IMDB Rating: 7.2

Runtime: 1 hr.53 mins

It’s a 2002 American musical black comedy adapted from the same-named 1975 theatrical musical. Chicago received tremendous applause, with special attention paid to the cast’s performances. In 2003, the film won six Oscars, including Best Picture, giving it the first musical title since Oliver 1968. In addition, zeta-Jones received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

While battling for exposure and popularity of a sleazy attorney, two death-row murderers, Velma(Catherine) and Roxie, establish a passionate feud.

Intolerable Cruelty

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Intolerable Cruelty 

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Writer: Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, John Romano

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance

IMDB Rating: 6.3

Runtime: 1hr. 40mins

It’s a 2003 American movie that premiered on October 10, 2003. The film received mediocre reviews but was a box office triumph making $120.8 million. In addition, the audience praised the cast’s performance.

A gorgeous gold digger(Catherine) pits her skills against a clever Beverly Hills divorced lawyer growing progressively drawn to her.

The Mask of Zorro

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The Mask of Zorro

Director: Martin Campbell

Writer: Johnston McCulley, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

IMDB Rating: 6.8

Runtime: 2 hrs.16 mins

It’s a 1998 American swashbuckler movie modeled on Johnston McCulley’s portrayal of the masked hero Zorro. It was a commercial and economic breakthrough, earning $250 million against a budget of $95 million. 

A teenage burglar wanting vengeance for his brother’s demise is educated by the once-great, aging Zorro. But, unfortunately, he also wanted vengeance of his own. While Catherine is the love interest of Zorro in the picture.

Ocean's Twelve

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Ocean’s Twelve 

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Writer: George Nolfi, George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell

Genre: Crime, Thriller

IMDB Rating: 6.5

Runtime: 2 hrs.5 mins

It’s a 2004 American theft comedy film, a followup of Ocean’s Eleven, and the second installment of the Ocean’s film series (2001). The film garnered favorable and unfavorable reviews from critics and earned $362 million globally, ranking it tenth in 2004. In addition, it received a nomination for the Critics Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble. 

In this follow up to Ocean’s Eleven, Daniel Ocean adds one more team member to carry out three major European thefts. Whereas Catherine is a group member as well.

The Rebound

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The Rebound

Director: Bart Freundlich

Writer: Bart Freundlich

Genre: Comedy, Romance

IMDB Rating: 6.3

Runtime: 1 hr.35 mins

It’s an American film released in theatres in a few countries in late 2009 and premiered in the US on December 25, 2010. The film got average ratings with praise for its ensemble cast. 

A single mother(Catherine) in New York City mesmerizes her new neighbor, a considerably younger guy.

No Reservations

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No Reservations 

Director: Scott Hicks

Writer: Carol Fuchs, Sandra Nettelbeck

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

IMDB Rating: 6.3

Runtime: 1 hr.44 mins

It’s an American drama that earned mixed reviews from critics, who called it “expected and overly sad for the genre.” Nevertheless, the film No Reservations was a moderate box office success: The picture made $12 million in its first weekend and grossed more than $43 million domestically and more than $92 million globally. In addition, the cast was applauded for their performances in the picture.

When a top chef gets the guardianship of her young niece, her world is turned upside down.

The Legend of Zorro

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The Legend of Zorro 

Director: Martin Campbell

Writer: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Ted Elliott

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime

IMDB Rating: 5.9

Runtime: 2 hrs.9 mins

It is a 2005 American Western swashbuckler movie that is the followup to The Mask of Zorro, which was released in 1998. The film received divided reviews, with some praising the cast. 

The adventurer, Don Alejandro, is trying to restrict his swashbuckling to a limit. But despite everything, he and his wife, Elena(Catherine), has to intervene because of impending sovereignty.


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Director: Jon Amiel

Writer:  Ron Bass, Michael Hertzberg, William Broyles Jr.

Genre: Action, Crime, Romance

IMDB Rating: 6.3

Runtime: 1 hr.53 mins

Entrapment is a caper film premiered in the United States on April 30, 1999. It received great feedback, with the crowd complimenting Catherine’s performance.

Her employer dispatches an insurance agent(Catherine) to seek down and assist in the capture of an art robber.

The Terminal

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The Terminal 

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Andrew Niccol, Sacha Gervasi, Jeff Nathanson

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

IMDB Rating: 7.4

Runtime: 2hrs. 8mins

It’s a 2004 American drama influenced by the real tale of Mehran Karimi Nasseri’s 18-year stay in Terminal 1 of Paris Airport. The picture received mostly favorable ratings and was a smash hit, grossing $219 million globally.

An Eastern European traveler gets accidentally detained at JFK airport and is compelled to settle up temporary residence there. But he falls for a flight attendant(Catherine) while staying at the airport. 

Rock of Ages

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Rock of Ages 

Director: Adam Shankman

Writer: Justin Theroux, Chris D’Arienzo, Allan Loeb

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical

IMDB Rating: 5.9

Runtime: 2hrs. 3mins

It is a 2012 American jukebox musical that garnered both favorable and unfavorable reviews from critics. In addition, the film received the Golden Trailer Award for Best Comedy. 

While following their Hollywood goals, a small-town girl and a city boy connect on the Sunset Strip. In contrast, Catherine plays Patricia, the wife of the mayor of Los Angeles.



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