Happy Birthday to Helena Bonham Carter, who turns 50 today. 🙂
I’ll be honest – I’ve never paid that much attention to her work & I’ve not even seen her old period-drama-type films. So this Top Ten list will feel pretty incomplete (I’ve listed some big movies of hers that I’ve not seen at the end). I do respect her as an actress and like her zany style offscreen. I actually really liked her quite a lot in a very recent film (Suffragette) so I really should make an attempt to watch the remainder of her big films that I’ve not seen.
So, here are My Top Ten Helena Bonham Carter Movies (that I’ve seen so far) counting down to my favorite movie:
10. Planet Of The Apes
(Not saying this is good – I just liked the remainder even less)
9. Terminator Salvation
(Wow, I don’t remember this one)
8. Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(Apparently she had an uncredited cameo that I don’t recall but I thought this was a pretty decent movie)
(She was fun in this one)
(Loved her in this & liked the film far more than I was expecting)
5. The Harry Potter Movies
(I should really watch the final film one of these days)
4. Fight Club
(A defining role)
2. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
1. Big Fish
(Athough, I badly need to re-watch this again sometime)
The Remainder That I’ve Seen:
Les Misérables (boring)
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (yuck)
Alice In Wonderland (hated it, so really not bothered about the sequel coming out tomorrow)
Some Of The Many That I’ve Not Seen:
A Room With A View
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
The King’s Speech
The Lone Ranger
I adore her. She steals every film she’s in. Although for me she will always be Marla above every other role.
I’ve never been a huge fan, although I’m not sure why. She seems pretty cool! And I like her choices in roles – she can play anything. : )
She is definitely not my fav, but I did like her in Big Fish.
I seriously need to re-watch Big Fish! Especially as I put it at number one. Lol
I truly admire the versatility of her work.
She’s certainly an amazing actress – she can play absolutely any role. : )
When you look through her work, it’s astonishing to see how many different roles age has played.
Yep! I love how daring she is in choosing her roles. I think she’d happily play anything. : )
I read that in the beginning of her career, many typecast her as a corset queen who could only act in period dramas. While she is extremely good in a period setting, she has definitely shown those critics that she can do anything. Good on her.
I’ve actually not watched her period dramas. I do need to check those out as well. : )
Well I just reviewed A Room with a View of you care to read my thoughts on it, it was the movie that catapulted her to fame.
Helena Bonham Carter – the woman is just fantastic! I think my favourite role of hers is definitely Marla Singer in Fight Club. Crazy! Awesome list 🙂
Thanks, Zoë! Hey – I’ve figured out how to put the dots above your E. It’s actually really easy. Lol. I’m starting to like Helena Bonham Carter more & more. Not sure why I’ve never paid much attention to her but she really is a great actress. She’s played so many different kinds of roles & she does them all so well. : )
u live in England and have never seen The KIng’s Speech??? thats sacrilege 🙂
It looks really boring… ; )
Woo, I’ll have to see some movies on this list. She has that eccentric gothic air about her doesn’t she? 🙂 Oh and the King’s Speech isn’t as great as others make it to be imo. Great post!!
Thanks! Yes, most of these are worth watching. Well, the top 7 or 8 at least. : ) The King’s Speech doesn’t really appeal to me. Looks like one of those Oscar winners that didn’t really deserve quite so many awards…
Np! Definitely. Inception, Black Swan and The Social Network were all robbed by the King’s Speech. ROBBED.
I thought Foght Club would be top. Cool list. Glad to see Novokane wasn’t in there. She was really good in The Kings Speech. Sixty Six was well acted too. She has a cool range.
I think Fight Club is a pretty good movie but I’ve never loved it to the degree that others seem to. She’s great in it, though. I’ll watch The King’s Speech at some point (since I have no choice as it’s in the IMDB Top 250). ; ) I don’t know the other two. She really can play any kind of role, though! : )
Even if you don’t like The King’s Speech you’ll love her performance. She was astonishing.
Big fan! She was very good in the King’s Speech too
Yeah, she’s a great actress. Can see why she has her fans. : ) I’ll get to The King’s Speech one of these days!
Awesome list!!!! Her roles in Fight Club, Sweeney Todd and Harry Potter are my faves 🙂 she’s a very cool lady. I enjoyed Series of Unfortunate Events too!
Thanks, Emma! Lol – I was like “she was in A Series Of Unfortunate Events?!”. I don’t even remember. I guess it was an uncredited cameo. I’d like to watch that one again. : )
I’m almost the opposite of an HBC fan – although she did jump out at me as being talented in conversations with other women!
Lol. Yeah, I can see her not being for everyone. ; ) I didn’t even know that movie! Had to look it up. Sounds interesting. : )
Seems a bit gimmicky, but it holds the split screen idea well for the entire duration. Definitely worth a look if you love HBC.
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You forget how many genuinely great roles she’s done. Fight Club is hard to beat.
Yep! She’s really had a lot of great roles. And in so many genres! She’s very versatile. : )
I hate to say that I have not seem most of these. But I have liked her in everything I’ve seen.