Helena Bonham Carter may be best known for playing quirky and crazy characters, but she’s also taken on some memorable, iconic roles. Here’s a rundown of her 15 greatest movies of all time.
When you first think of Helena Bonham Carter, you likely think of roles like Bellatrix Lastrange in Harry Potter or possibly as Ms. Lovett in the musical movie Sweeny Todd. After all, this is an actress who is known for playing crazy and quirky. She has a knack for it that many other actresses don’t.
There are many other roles that you’re likely forgetting. Some of her earlier work was on more quaint roles and iconic women in history. We just have to look at Lady Jane and that beautiful performance or consider her breakout performance that arguably put her on the map of all great directors.
Now she’s taken on such a wide variety of roles that her opportunities in the future are endless. Need someone in a period drama movie? Bonham Carter is your woman. Want to find someone to play the wackiest antagonist ever? You won’t be disappointed with Bonham Carter’s performance. Since starting her career in 1983, she has literally done it all and proven herself adaptable each time. Plus, you can tell she gives every single role her all, regardless of prominence in the movie. That’s one of the reasons I’m so looking forward to her taking over from Vanessa Kirkby as Princess Margaret in Netflix’s The Crown.
Despite all this, there are certain roles that stand out more than others. Some movies have just simply been better. For this list of Helena Bonham Carter’s 15 greatest movies of all time, I’m splitting the Harry Potter movies up as single entities. Some stand out for her performances more than others. Here are her 15 greatest movies.