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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.

 

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  • 1
    Cal
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    Cal

    Helen Mirren, John Lynch

    Released1984

    Directed byPat O'Connor

    Cal is a 1984 Irish drama film directed by Pat O'Connor and starring John Lynch and Helen... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Prime Suspect
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    15

    Prime Suspect

    John Benfield, Helen Mirren

    Released1991

    Directed byChristopher Menaul

    Prime Suspect is a British police procedural television drama series starring Helen Mirren as... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Excalibur
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    22

    Excalibur

    Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Boorman

    Excalibur is a 1981 dramatic fantasy film directed, produced and co-written by John Boorman... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    Released1989

    Directed byPeter Greenaway

    This film is a 1989 British-French romantic black comedy drama film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    The Debt
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    The Debt

    Jessica Chastain, Helen Mirren

    Released2010

    Directed byJohn Madden

    The Debt is a 2010 American drama-thriller film directed by John Madden and written by Matthew... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Gosford Park
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    Gosford Park

    Helen Mirren, Clive Owen

    Released2002

    Directed byRobert Altman

    Gosford Park is a 2002 British mystery film directed by Robert Altman and written by Julian... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
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    The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

    Helen Mirren, Anne Bancroft

    Released2003

    Directed byRobert Allan Ackerman

    The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone is a 2003 TV movie remake of the 1961 film The Roman Spring of... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    The Door
    43
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    The Door

    Helen Mirren, Martina Gedeck

    Released2012

    Directed byIstván Szabó

    The Door is a 2012 Hungarian drama film directed by István Szabó and starring Helen Mirren. It... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Love Ranch
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    5

    Love Ranch

    Helen Mirren, Bryan Cranston

    Released2010

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

    Love Ranch is a 2010 American drama film directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Helen... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    The Good Liar
    35
    4

    The Good Liar

    Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen

    Released2019

    Directed byBill Condon

    The Good Liar is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Bill Condon, based on the novel by... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    The Passion of Ayn Rand
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    14

    The Passion of Ayn Rand

    Helen Mirren, Peter Fonda

    Released1999

    Directed byChristopher Menaul

    The Passion of Ayn Rand is a 1999 film directed by Christopher Menaul. It is based on the book... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Losing Chase
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    10

    Losing Chase

    Helen Mirren, Kyra Sedgwick

    Released1996

    Directed byKevin Bacon

    Losing Chase is a 1996 American television film directed by Kevin Bacon in his directorial... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Calendar Girls
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    55

    Calendar Girls

    Helen Mirren, Jay Leno

    Released2003

    Directed byNigel Cole

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  • 14
    Last Orders
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    10

    Last Orders

    Helen Mirren, Michael Caine

    Released2001

    Directed byFred Schepisi

    Last Orders is a 2001 British/German drama film written and directed by Fred Schepisi. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    The Long Good Friday
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    20

    The Long Good Friday

    Pierce Brosnan, Helen Mirren

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Mackenzie

    The Long Good Friday is a British film starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren. It was completed... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Painted Lady
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    Painted Lady

    Helen Mirren, Iain Glen

    Released1997

    Directed byJulian Jarrold

    Painted Lady was a 1997 murder mystery mini series starring Helen Mirren, involving art theft.... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    The Queen
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    The Queen

    Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen

    Released2006

    Directed byStephen Frears

    The Queen is a 2006 British historical drama film depicting the British Royal Family's... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Winchester
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    Winchester

    Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke

    Released2018

    Directed byThe Spierig Brothers

    Winchester is a 2018 American-Australian supernatural horror film directed by Michael and... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Some Mother's Son
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    Some Mother's Son

    Helen Mirren, Aidan Gillen

    Released1996

    Directed byTerry George

    Some Mother's Son is a 1996 film written and directed by Irish filmmaker Terry George,... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Shadowboxer
    37
    22

    Shadowboxer

    Helen Mirren, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Released2006

    Directed byLee Daniels

    Shadowboxer is a 2005 crime thriller film directed by Lee Daniels that stars Academy Award... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    The Last Station
    38
    25

    The Last Station

    Helen Mirren, Paul Giamatti

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Hoffman

    The Last Station is a 2009 English-language German biographical drama film written and... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Age of Consent
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    Age of Consent

    Helen Mirren, Frank Thring

    Released1969

    Directed byMichael Powell

    Age of Consent is a 1969 Australian film which was the penultimate feature film directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Berlin, I Love You
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    7

    Berlin, I Love You

    Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley

    Released2019

    Directed byDianna Agron, Peter Chelsom, Fernando Eimbcke, Justin Franklin, Dennis Gansel

    Berlin, I Love You is a 2019 romantic drama film, and the fifth installment in the Cities of... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Door to Door
    20
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    Door to Door

    Helen Mirren, William H. Macy

    Released2002

    Directed bySteven Schachter

    Door to Door was a 2002 TV movie about the late Bill Porter, a door-to-door salesman with... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Cymbeline
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    13

    Cymbeline

    Helen Mirren, Claire Bloom

    Released1982

    Directed byElijah Moshinsky

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