Want to know the best Helen Mirren movies? How about the worst Helen Mirren movies? Curious about Helen Mirren box office grosses or which Helen Mirren movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Helen Mirren movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences and which ones got the worst reviews? Well you have come to the right place…. because we have all of that information and much more.
Helen Mirren (1945-) is an Oscar® winning British actress. She has been appearing in movies for the last 50 years….but we first noticed her in 1981’s Excalibur. Her IMDb page shows 128 acting credits…with her first credit being in 1967. This page ranks 51 Helen Mirren movies from Best to Worst in seven different sortable columns of information. Uncredited roles, bit parts, television roles and movies not released in North American theaters were not included in the rankings. This page comes from a request from WoC (Wife of Cogerson)
Helen Mirren Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table
The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.
- Sort Helen Mirren movies by co-stars of her movies
- Sort Helen Mirren movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
- Sort Helen Mirren movies by yearly domestic box office rank
- Sort Helen Mirren movies by how they were received by critics and audiences. 60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
- Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and Oscar® wins each Helen Mirren movie received.
- Sort Helen Mirren movies by Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score. UMR puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
|R||Movie (Year)||UMR Co-Star Links||Adj. B.O. Worldwide (mil)||Review||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score|
|R||Movie (Year)||UMR Co-Star Links||Actual B.O. Domestic (mil)||Adj. B.O. Domestic (mil)||Adj. B.O. Worldwide (mil)||B.O. Rank by Year||Review||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score||S|
|1||Monsters University (2013)||John Goodman &
|268.50||285.7||791.80||7||76||00 / 00||95.5|
|2||The Prince of Egypt (1998)||Steve Martin &
|101.40||187.0||403.20||15||73||02 / 01||94.2|
|3||The Fate of the Furious (2017)||Dwayne Johnson &
|225.80||225.8||1,235.80||9||67||00 / 00||93.3|
|4||Gosford Park (2001)
AA Best Picture Nom
AA Best Supp Actress Nom
|Maggie Smith &
Directed by Robert Altman
|41.30||63.2||134.30||59||86||07 / 01||91.6|
|5||National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)||Jon Voight &
|220.00||276.6||276.60||8||60||00 / 00||90.7|
|5||The Queen (2006)
AA Best Actress Win
|Michael Sheen||56.40||74.2||162.20||56||87||06 / 01||87.6|
|7||Excalibur (1981)||Liam Neeson &
|35.00||108.8||108.80||19||72||01 / 00||84.1|
|8||Red (2010)||Bruce Willis &
|90.40||99.1||218.20||38||70||00 / 00||82.9|
|9||2010 (1984)||Roy Scheider &
|40.40||104.0||104.00||19||66||05 / 00||81.6|
|10||White Nights (1985)||Gregory Hines||42.20||102.7||102.70||17||60||02 / 01||77.3|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Helen Mirren Table
- Seven Helen Mirren movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark. That is a percentage of 13.72% of her movies listed. Monsters University (2013) is her biggest box office hit.
- An average Helen Mirren movie grosses $43.35 million in adjusted box office gross.
- Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 34 of Helen Mirren movies are rated as good movies…or 66.66% of her movies. The Queen (2006) was her highest rated movie while Love Ranch (2010) was her lowest rated movie.
- Ten Helen Mirren movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 19.60% of her movies.
- Five Helen Mirren movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 9.80% of her movies.
- An “a good movie” Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score is 60.00. 16 Helen Mirren movies scored higher than that….or 31.37% of her movies. Monsters University (2013) got the the highest UMR Movie Score while Love Ranch (2010) got the lowest UMR Movie Score.
Possibly Interesting Facts About Helen Mirren
1. Helen Lydia Mirren was born in Hammersmith, west London in 1945.
2. Helen Mirren’s path to movie stardom: Starred in plays at St. Bernard’s High School, Westcliff-on-Sea, joined National Youth Theatre and eventually the Royal Shakespeare Company.
3. Helen Mirren is the only actress to play both Queen Elizabeth I (in Elizabeth I (2005)) and Queen Elizabeth II. She won a Oscar® for playing Queen Elizabeth II in 2006′s The Queen.
4. Helen Mirren’s autobiography is called “In The Frame: My Life in Words and Pictures”. She wrote about her life in a series of chapters based on pictures from her extensive personal collection of photography and memorabilia.
5. Helen Mirren was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for Services to the Performing Arts.
6. Helen Mirren has been married one time. She has been married to her White Nights director Taylor Hackford since 1997. She does not have any children and has said that she has “no maternal instinct whatsoever.”
7. Helen Mirren lived with Liam Neeson in the early 1980s. The two met during the filming of 1981’s Excalibur. Mirren helped Neeson secure his first agent.
8. Speaking of 1981’s Excalibur, John Boorman (the director) said he cast her opposite Nicol Williamson in Excalibur, against both of their protests, because he felt their dislike of each other made them perfect as rivals Morgana and Merlin.
9. Helen Mirren has a tattoo that is an American Indian symbol meaning “equal but opposite”.
10. Check out Helen Mirren’s movie career compared to current and classic stars on our Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time page.
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