Entertainment 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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
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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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Pierce Brosnan, Helen Mirren, Bob Hoskins
The Long Good Friday is a British film starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren. It was completed in 1979 but, because of release delays, it is generally credited as a 1980 film. It was voted at ...more
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Helen Mirren, Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins
Last Orders is a 2001 British/German drama film written and directed by Fred Schepisi. The screenplay is based on the 1996 Booker Prize-winning novel Last Orders by Graham Swift.
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Helen Mirren, Peter Fonda, Julie Delpy
The Passion of Ayn Rand is a 1999 film directed by Christopher Menaul. It is based on the book of the same title by Barbara Branden. The screenplay is written by Howard Korder and Mary ...more