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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.

 

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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The Queen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell
The Queen is a 2006 British historical drama film depicting the British Royal Family's response to Diana, Princess of Wales on 31 August 1997. The film was directed by Stephen Frears, written by ...more
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Calendar Girls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Helen Mirren, Jay Leno, Patton Oswalt
Calendar Girls is a 2003 comedy film directed by Nigel Cole. Produced by Buena Vista International and Touchstone Pictures, it features a screenplay by Tim Firth and Juliette Towhidi based on a ...more
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Red is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren
Red is a 2010 American action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, inspired by the comic book series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech ...more
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Elizabeth I is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Jeremy Irons, Helen Mirren, Ian McDiarmid
Elizabeth I is a two-part 2005 British historical drama television miniseries directed by Tom Hooper, written by Nigel Williams, and starring Helen Mirren as Elizabeth I of England. The ...more
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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Helen Mirren, Tim Roth, Michael Gambon
This film is a 1989 British-French romantic black comedy drama film written and directed by Peter Greenaway, starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren and Alan Howard in the ...more
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Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart
Excalibur is a 1981 dramatic fantasy film directed, produced and co-written by John Boorman that retells the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. Based solely on the 15th ...more
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The Madness of King George is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Rupert Everett
The Madness of King George is a 1994 film directed by Nicholas Hytner and adapted by Alan Bennett from his own play, The Madness of George III. It tells the true story of George III's ...more
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The Nutcracker and the Four Re... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Eugenio Derbez
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a 2018 American fantasy film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on works by E.T.A. Hoffmann and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. After being led by her ...more
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Prime Suspect is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
John Benfield, Helen Mirren
Prime Suspect is a British police procedural television drama series starring Helen Mirren as Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, one of the first female Detective Chief Inspectors in ...more
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Gosford Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Maggie Smith
Gosford Park is a 2001 British mystery film directed by Robert Altman and written by Julian Fellowes. The film stars an ensemble cast, which includes Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, ...more
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The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Helen Mirren, Anne Bancroft, Brian Dennehy
The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone is a 2003 TV movie remake of the 1961 film The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone, based on the 1950 novel of the same title by Tennessee Williams. It first aired in the USA ...more
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National Treasure: Book of Sec... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Helen Mirren
National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a 2007 mystery/adventure film. It is a sequel to the 2004 film National Treasure and is the second part of the National Treasure franchise. It was directed ...more
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The Debt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Jessica Chastain, Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington
The Debt is a 2010 American drama-thriller film directed by John Madden and written by Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan
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Teaching Mrs. Tingle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Katie Holmes, Helen Mirren, Vivica A. Fox
Teaching Mrs. Tingle is a 1999 black comedy-drama film and the directing debut of screenwriter Kevin Williamson. The film stars Helen Mirren, Katie Holmes, Marisa Coughlan, Barry Watson, and ...more
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Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Helen Mirren
Hitchcock is a 2012 American biographical drama film directed by Sacha Gervasi and based on Stephen Rebello's non-fiction book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. The film was released in ...more
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Prime Suspect - Series 6 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Prime Suspect - Series 6 Helen Mirren
Jane is asked if she might consider retiring soon after 30 years in service and 7 as a Detective Superintendent. Jane ponders this and then a body of a young Serbian girl is found in a ...more
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Anna is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren, Luke Evans
Anna is a 2019 English-language French crime thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. Beneath Anna Poliatova's (Sasha Luss) striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible ...more
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created ...more
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Hobbs & Shaw is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is a 2019 action film directed by David Leitch and written by Chris Morgan, and a spin-off from The Fast and the Furious series. Two years after the ...more
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Berlin, I Love You is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke
Berlin, I Love You is a 2019 romantic drama film, and the fifth installment in the Cities of Love franchise created by Emmanuel Benbihy. Ten stories of romance set in capital city of Germany,
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The Mosquito Coast is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix
The Mosquito Coast is a 1986 American drama film directed by Peter Weir and starring Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, Andre Gregory, and River Phoenix. It is based on the novel of the same name by ...more
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White Nights is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Helen Mirren, Isabella Rossellini, Gregory Hines
White Nights is a 1985 American drama film directed by Taylor Hackford and choreographed by Twyla Tharp and stars Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren and Isabella ...more
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The Last Station is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Helen Mirren, Paul Giamatti, James McAvoy
The Last Station is a 2009 English-language German biographical drama film written and directed by Michael Hoffman, and based on Jay Parini's 1990 biographical novel of the same name, which ...more
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The Clearing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Helen Mirren, Willem Dafoe, Robert Redford
The Clearing is a 2004 American drama film and the directorial debut of Pieter Jan Brugge, who has worked as a film producer. The film is loosely based on the real-life kidnapping of Gerrit Jan ...more
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The Prince of Egypt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Helen Mirren Movies
Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer
The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. The film is an adaptation of ...more