1. Monster (2003) 82%
Theron gives a searing, deglamorized performance as real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos in an intense, disquieting portrait of a profoundly damaged soul that earned Theron a best actress Oscar.
2. The Road (2009) 75%
The film's commitment to Cormac McCarthy's dark vision may prove too unyielding for some, but the film benefits from hauntingly powerful performances - including Theron, whose memory comforts a man on a mission of survival.
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