The Best Helen Mirren Movies

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List of the best Helen Mirren movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Helen Mirren's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Helen Mirren movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Helen Mirren movies will be at the top of the list. Helen Mirren has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Helen Mirren movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Helen Mirren films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Helen Mirren role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Helen Mirren performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

In 2006, Helen Mirren won the Best Actress Academy Award for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen

This list contains films like The Madness of King George and Gosford Park.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Helen Mirren movies?" and "What are the greatest Helen Mirren roles of all time?" If you loved Mirren as Mother Ginger, check out the best The Nutcracker and the Four Realms quotes to relive some of his best lines.

 

Helen Mirren has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Robert Altman and Garry Marshall. Helen Mirren has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Judi Dench and Lillian Gish in terms of fame and success.

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  • Gosford Park
    1
    Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates
    80 votes
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Robert Altman
    Robert Altman, one of America's most distinctive filmmakers, journeys to England for the first time to create a unique film mosaic with an outstanding ensemble cast. Set in the 1930's, "Gosford Park" ...more

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  • Love Ranch
    2
    Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci, Sergio Peris-Mencheta
    52 votes
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Taylor Hackford
    In the late 1970s, Grace and Charlie Bontempo open Nevada's first legal brothel. Their lives take a sudden turn when a boxer from South America comes to the brothel to train, causing a deadly love ...more

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  • Cal
    3
    Helen Mirren, John Lynch, Donal McCann
    78 votes
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Pat O'Connor
    Fraught with guilt about his involvement in the murder of a Protestant police officer, Irish Republican Army member Cal (John Lynch) eschews violence and longs to defect from the organization. He ...more

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  • Prime Suspect
    4
    John Benfield, Helen Mirren
    81 votes
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Christopher Menaul
    Inspector Tennison contends with sexual discrimination.

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  • The Passion of Ayn Rand
    5
    Helen Mirren, Eric Stoltz, Julie Delpy
    55 votes
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Christopher Menaul
    Upon the death of Ayn Rand (Helen Mirren), Barbara Branden (Julie Delpy) recounts the story of her dealings with the enigmatic 20th-century philosopher and novelist. Barbara and her husband, ...more

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  • Last Orders
    6
    Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Tom Courtenay
    46 votes
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Fred Schepisi
    Fred Schepisi's thoughtful ensemble drama looks back on the life of Jack (Michael Caine), an amiable London butcher who leaves behind his devoted wife, Amy (Helen Mirren), and a group of loyal ...more

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