Best Helen Mirren movies

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Best Helen Mirren movies

TOP 25:
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Character: Nyra (voice)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Family
Release: 2010
Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie's. The film is based on the first three books in the series.

TOP 24:
Calendar Girls
Calendar Girls
Character: Chris Harper
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2003
Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.


TOP 23:
The Good Liar
The Good Liar
Character: Betty McLeish
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Release: 2019
Career con man Roy sets his sights on his latest mark: recently widowed Betty, worth millions. And he means to take it all. But as the two draw closer, what should have been another simple swindle takes on the ultimate stakes.

TOP 22:
2010
2010
Character: Tanya Kirbuk
Genre: Thriller, Science Fiction
Release: 1984
While planet Earth poises on the brink of nuclear self-destruction, a team of Russian and American scientists aboard the Leonov hurtles to a rendezvous with the still-orbiting Discovery spacecraft and it's sole known survivor, the homicidal computer HAL.

TOP 21:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Character: Deep Thought
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction, Family
Release: 2005
Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."


TOP 20:
O Lucky Man!
O Lucky Man!
Character: Patricia / Casting Assistant
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music
Release: 1973
This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe.

TOP 19:
State of Play
State of Play
Character: Cameron Lynne
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 2009
Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out.

TOP 18:
The Fate of the Furious
The Fate of the Furious
Character: Magdalene Shaw (uncredited)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Release: 2017
When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.


TOP 17:
White Nights
White Nights
Character: Galina Ivanova
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 1985
An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment in which a black American who has married a Russian woman lives with her. He is to become a dancer for the Bolshoi again, but he wishes to escape, but can he trust the American?

TOP 16:
The Queen
The Queen
Character: Queen Elizabeth II
Genre: Drama
Release: 2006
The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the public's demand for an overt display of mourning.

TOP 15:

The Madness of King George

The Madness of King George
Character: Queen Charlotte
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Release: 1994
King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.


TOP 14:

Gosford Park

Gosford Park
Character: Mrs. Wilson
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 2001
In 1930’s England, a group of pretentious rich and famous gather together for a weekend of relaxation at a hunting resort. But when a murder occurs, each one of these interesting characters becomes a suspect.

TOP 13:

And the Oscar Goes To...

And the Oscar Goes To...
Character: Herself - Interviewee
Genre: Documentary, TV Movie
Release: 2014
The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in forming this professional honorary organization. Two years later the Academy began bestowing awards, which were nicknamed "Oscar," and quickly came to represent the pinnacle of cinematic achievement.

TOP 12:

Monsters University

Monsters University
Character: Dean Hardscrabble (voice)
Genre: Animation, Family
Release: 2013
A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

TOP 11:

The Prince of Egypt

The Prince of Egypt
Character: The Queen (voice)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music, Family
Release: 1998
This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ultimately set them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth, and the other the chosen leader of his people! Their final confrontation will forever change their lives and the world.


TOP 10:

Excalibur

Excalibur
Character: Morgana
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Release: 1981
A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.

TOP 9:

Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky
Character: Colonel Katherine Powell
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Release: 2015
A UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” As American pilot Steve Watts is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

TOP 8:

Trumbo

Trumbo
Character: Hedda Hopper
Genre: Drama
Release: 2015
The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.

TOP 7:

The Leisure Seeker

The Leisure Seeker
Character: Ella Spencer
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2018
A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey from Boston to Key West, recapturing their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

TOP 6:

Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty
Character: Brigitte
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2016
Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.


TOP 5:

The Long Good Friday

The Long Good Friday
Character: Victoria
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1980
In the late 1970s, Cockney crime boss Harold Shand, a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the American Mafia to bankroll his transformation of a derelict area of London into the possible venue for a future Olympic Games. However, a series of bombings targets his empire on the very weekend the Americans are in town. Shand is convinced there is a traitor in his organization, and sets out to eliminate the rat in typically ruthless fashion.

TOP 4:

The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey
Character: Madam Mallory
Genre: Drama
Release: 2014
A story centered around an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.

TOP 3:

Woman in Gold

Woman in Gold
Character: Maria Altmann
Genre: Drama
Release: 2015
Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.

TOP 2:

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
Character: Georgina Spica
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1989
The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant.

TOP 1:

Door to Door

Door to Door
Character: Mrs. Porter
Genre: TV Movie, Drama
Release: 2002
Sometimes the true heroes in our lives are those people who inspire us not with their superhuman accomplishments but simply by their refusal to give up in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds and the dignity in which they go about their lives. Bill Porter is one of those heroes. Born with cerebral palsy, he was told for many years that he was unemployable. But with the unwavering support of a dedicated mother and an indomitable spirit that has become his trademark, Porter did support himself as a door-to-door salesman in Portland, Ore.