The best movies with Helen Mirren

List of the 10 best movies starring Helen Mirren, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Monsters University
10

Monsters University

Role in movie: Dean Hardscrabble (voice)
A

look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

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Excalibur
9

Excalibur

Role in movie: Morgana
T

he myth of King Arthur brought to the screen. Uthur Pendragon is given the mystical sword Excalibur by Merlyn. At his death Uthur buries the sword into a stone, and the next man that can pull it out will be King of England. Years later Arthur, Uthur's bastard son draws Excalibur and becomes king. Arthur's evil half-sister Morgana sires a son with him, who may prove his downfall.

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Gosford Park
8

Gosford Park

Role in movie: Mrs. Wilson
M

ultiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.

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The Long Good Friday
7

The Long Good Friday

Role in movie: Victoria
H

arold, a prosperous English gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places. A mysterious syndicate is trying to muscle in on his action, and Harold wants to know who they are. He finds out soon enough, and bloody mayhem ensues.

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The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover)
6

The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover)

Role in movie: Georgina Spica
T

he wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but brutally uncompromising modern fable which has been interpreted as an allegory for Thatcherism.

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The Madness of King George
5

The Madness of King George

Role in movie: Queen Charlotte
N

icholas Hytner’s much awarded 1994 drama, based on Alan Bennett's West End play. George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.

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The Queen
4

The Queen

Role in movie: HM Queen Elizabeth II
T

he 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.

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George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing
3

George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing

Role in movie: Patricia / Casting Assistant
C

arlin returns to the stage in his 13th live comedy stand-up special, performed at the Beacon Theatre in New York City for HBO®. His spot-on observations on the deterioration of human behavior include Americans’ obsession with their two favorite addictions - shopping and eating; his creative idea for The All-Suicide Channel, a new reality TV network; and the glorious rebirth of the planet to its original pristine condition - once the fires and floods destroy life as we know it.

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Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness
2

Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness

Role in movie: Det. Supt. Jane Tennison
D

etective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.

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Prime Suspect: The Final Act
1

Prime Suspect: The Final Act

Role in movie: Det. Supt. Jane Tennison
H

elen Mirren returns for the final time as Jane Tennison in the long-awaited Prime Suspect 7. Retirement looms for Detective Superintendent Tennison, but as her career draws to a close, the body of a missing schoolgirl is found, and the hunt for her killer begins. However, as Jane and her colleagues work to identify their prime suspect, the emotional fallout from the murder begins to take its toll on the battle-scarred detective. As the investigation gets underway, Jane is not only dealing with the imminent death of her father, but also an addiction to alcohol which she is desperately trying to keep hidden. There are plenty of twists and turns as Jane confronts her toughest challenge yet: herself, as the popular award-winning series reaches its devastating finale.

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Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren, DBE (born 26 July 1945) is an English actor. She has won an Academy Award for Best Actress, four SAG Awards, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards.. Description above from the Wikipedia article Helen Mirren, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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