Helen Mirren is one of the respected stars on television, film, and stage. Famously known as ‘The Queen,’ she boasts of an Oscar, a membership to the ‘Order of the British Empire and four Emmys. The electric filmography of Helen Mirren always has room for more than ‘Red,’ ‘Inkheart’ and ‘National Treasure.’ Her acting profession has seen her toting machine guns and throws bad people away alongside Bruce Willis. Mirren’s career is worth celebrating. The best way to pay tribute to Helen Mirren is to sample ten of her finest films.
Top Ten Movies by Helen Mirren of all time until 2017
Hamlet happens to suspect that his uncle is the one who has killed his father. According to Hamlet’s thinking, the uncle wants to claim the Denmark throne as well as the hand of the mother to Hamlet. However, the prince is confused on whether to take vengeance or not. Will Hamlet’s claims affect the uncle in any way? The 65 minutes’ movie has Celestino Coronado as the director. The actors are Helen Mirren, Quentin Crisp, Vladek Sheybal and Barry Stanton.
9. Gosford Park
Gosford Park’ is about a party that takes place in England. In the house party, the lives of the downstairs servants and upstairs guests at the party held in 1932 in an England country house is the major focus of the movie. Investigations commence about a murder involving one of the inhabitants, and each person suspects the other. Directed by Robert Altman, the movie plays for 131 minutes. The actors are Ryan Philippe, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas and Michael Gambon.
8. The Madness of King George
The metaphor of the body of state and a meditation about power are the main themes of ‘The Madness of King George.’ The film is based on some real episodes that were faced by George III, who is suspected of porphyria, a severe blood disorder. The King loses his sense but becomes more politically marginalized and alive. To the lieutenants, none of the effects is desirable. Jimmy decides to rule to escape legal authority challenge, and the question of who is in charge is raised.
7. Where Angels Fear To Tread
In ‘Where Angels Fear To Tread,’ a wealthy Edwardian widow chooses to marry a poor but handsome Tuscan dentist but unfortunately dies during child delivery. The in-laws of the Tuscan dentist attempt to have custody of the kid. Charles Sturridge is the director of the 116 minutes’ movie. The actors include Judy Davis, Helena Bonham Carter, Helen Mirren and Rupert Graves.
Merlin is a magician who assists Pendragon Arthur to unite the Britons in a round table of Camelot. The efforts are made despite other forces planning to tear everything apart. John Boorman is the director of ‘Excalibur,’ a movie that plays for almost 140 minutes. The actors of the film are Helen Mirren, Nigel Terry, Cherie Lunghi and Nicholas Clay. ‘Excalibur’ is a must watch for everyone.
5. The Passion of Ayn Rand
In ‘The Passion of Ayn Rand,’ an author who is eccentric in her thinking according to a book titled ‘The Fountainhead’ as well as ‘Atlas Shrugged’ is the point of interest. The incredible author is however involved with a younger and married man and annoys everyone who is close to her. Christopher Menaul directs the 104 minutes’ thriller. The actors are Eric Stoltz, Helen Mirren, Peter Fonda and Julie Delpy.
4. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
In the above movie, the woman of a criminal who is always abusive gets solace at the hands of a kind and caring guest at a restaurant owned by her husband. Does the criminal still have a happy marriage? And will the guest treat her well than the spouse? The issue turns into a complicated love triangle, and that is why the movie’s title is ‘The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.’ The actors compose of Michael Gambon, Richard Bohringer, Alan Howard and Helen Mirren.
3. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
In ‘The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone’, a failing star faces lifestyle changes after her wealthy husband suddenly dies as they travel to Italy. After that, she sets in many flings with some gigolos searched by an aging Contessa. Every contact does spill out of control until she is obsessed with one guy. The man treats her well at first but then starts treating her with disdain. Robert Allan Ackerman is the movie’s director, and it plays for around 104 minutes. The actors are Olivier Martinez, Helen Mirren, Rodrigo Santoro and Anne Bancroft.
2. Age of Consent
In ‘Age of Consent,’ we meet an old artist who thinks he is too stale and therefore past his prime. The friend who is also an agent convinces him to leave for an off-shore island and make one last attempt. While on the island, he happens to discover a mouse that has taken the form of a young lady. The director known as Mike Powell brings actors such as Helen Mirren, James Mason, Neva Carr-Glyn and Jack MacGowran.
1. The Queen
After Princess Diana dies, the biggest blow is on Queen Elizabeth, who struggles to believe the event. The Queen’s reaction to the sequence of events which no one ever predicted leaves her in pain. The emotional movie has Stephen Frears as the director, and it plays for 103 minutes. The actors on board ‘The Queen’ are Michael Sheen, Helen Mirren, Alex Jennings and James Cromwell.
Helen Mirren New Movies
1. Eye In the Sky
Katherine Powell is a colonel in the military and is tasked to command an operation aimed at capturing terrorists in the East African country called Kenya. Her mission escalates after a girl gets into the killing zone, something that triggers international disputes over the impacts of modern warfare. Gavin Hood directs the Guy Hibbert written movie. The actors include Aaron Paul, Helen Mirren, and Alan Rickman.
2. Fast and Furious 8
A mysterious lady seduces Dom to start involving in crime and betraying people close to him. The crew is faced with trials that may test them than ever before. F Gary Gray is the director of the movie that has Gary Scott Thompson and Chris Morgan as the writers. The actors are Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, and Scott Eastwood.
The talent of Helen Mirren is best expressed in her movies. Watch her best ten movies we have listed here and thank us later. We love you, Helen Mirren.