Which of Audrey Hepburn’s films are the most popular according to IMDb’s user ratings?
She is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors of all time. In addition to being a fashion icon, she was named by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female film legend of the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Audrey Kathleen Ruston, better known as Audrey Hepburn, was born in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium, on May 4, 1929. By the time she was 24, she was a household name, thanks to her roles in Roman Holiday and Sabrina, both of which were well-received. Hepburn’s films have a solid reputation for capturing an important time period in cinematic history. According to IMDb, below are 10 of her best films.
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One of cinema’s greatest idols, Audrey Hepburn, is still going strong. Recently, a large portion of her filmography has seen an increase in popularity as a result of the rise in home-video viewing. There are always new discoveries and rediscovered classics to be found on IMDb, making her IMDb rating constantly shifting.
1. Funny Face (1957) – 7.0
Funny Face, starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, was released in 1957. While photographing a bookshop employee by mistake, Dick Avery (Astaire) is immediately drawn to the beauty of Jo Stockton (Hepburn). He thinks she has what it takes to succeed as a model.
Dick persuades Jo to join him on a trip to France. In the end, of course, they fall in love, but they have to overcome a number of obstacles first. So, naturally, Audrey Hepburn had to star in a film that featured some of the most spectacular fashion pieces ever created.
2. Laughter In Paradise (1951)– 7.1
Laughter in Paradise is a brief appearance by Audrey Hepburn. A schedule clash with a theater play caused her to take only a minor role as a cigarette girl in the movie. Even so, it’s one of her most recognizable looks, and it’s still popular today.
Basically, it’s a screwball comedy. Upon the death of a millionaire, his fortune is divided among his four children, each of whom must solve his postmortem puzzles and games in order to receive their inheritance.
3. Love In The Afternoon (1957)– 7.2
Love in the Afternoon is just one example of how young Audrey Hepburn will be matched with older actors throughout her career. Hepburn plays Cooper’s daughter, a private investigator who falls in love with a man’s daughter while trying to uncover dirt on him.
As an affluent socialite in Paris, Audrey Hepburn shows off her cosmopolitan charm and personality by playing something of a detective herself.
4. Dutch In Seven Lessons (1948)– 7.5
An important 1948 film, Dutch in Seven Lessons is rarely seen. For the first time, she’s starring in a feature film. Just over an hour was the running time for this Dutch film, which was a mixture of a documentary and a movie (though some versions were much shorter).
The movie was more like a promotional video for the Netherlands. A Stewardess in the movie, Hepburn would go on to greater and greater success in the years to come.
5. Two For The Road (1967) – 7.5
Architect Mark Wallace (Albert Finney) and his wife, Joanna (Kathleen Hepburn), go to France in the 1967 romantic comedy Two for the Road to see one of his clients (Claude Dauphin). The pair reminisces about their first ten years of marriage, including how they met, their romance, and their many road excursions across the French countryside.
The pair is having trouble reigniting their love, and an affair between them both threatens to put a stop to the relationship for good. In the midst of a divorce from War and Peace co-star Mel Ferrer, Audrey Hepburn managed to pull off every scene in this film.
6. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) – 7.6
Alec Guinness, best renowned for his role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, also stars in this film, but Audrey Hepburn only has a brief role. Guinness portrays a bank staffer named Holland who is in charge of a transfer of gold bullion, and he and a neighbor try to steal it.
As Chiquita, Audrey Hepburn portrays a young woman who is either in love with or attracted to Holland. Fans continue to love her despite her minimal screen time.
7. The Nun’s Story (1959) – 7.6
Her role as Gabrielle van der Mal, the daughter of an esteemed Belgian surgeon in The Nun’s Story (1959), is one of Hepburn’s most memorable (Dean Jagger). Her decision to give up her high-class lifestyle and become a nun surprises everyone.
In the Belgian Congo, Gabrielle is sent to work as a nurse for Dr. Fortunati as Sister Luke (Peter Finch). She can no longer consider herself a nun after the Nazis assassinate her father during World War II. In the eyes of critics, Audrey Hepburn’s performance in this film is her most underappreciated yet strong one. It was all she could do to portray her feelings of fear, disappointment, and tiredness through her expressions. Her performance in the film was nominated for an Oscar.
8. How To Steal A Million (1966) – 7.6
According to Rotten Tomatoes, How To Steal A Million is one of Audrey Hepburn’s best films. As the daughter of a renowned art forger, Audrey Hepburn stars in this sophisticated heist comedy. She enlists the help of a thief to attempt to steal back one of his fakes before the truth gets out.
Hepburn co-stars with actor Peter O’Toole in this lighthearted comedy that’s still funny today.
9. Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961) – 7.7
The image of Audrey Hepburn in a black dress, black gloves, and standing in front of Tiffany’s in New York City is what most people associate with the late actress. Her performance as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the 1961 romantic comedy in which she befriends Paul Varjak, was the star of the show (George Peppard).
Hepburn became a fashion icon with the film, which was based on Truman Capote’s novella of the same name.
However, the film was far from flawless. Mickey Rooney’s cringe-worthy portrayal of an Asian man is enough of a justification to rework the film.
10. Sabrina (1954) – 7.7
Audrey Hepburn rose to fame in the 1954 romantic comedy Sabrina. Hepburn plays Sabrina, the daughter of a driver, in one of her most renowned cinematic performances. She has just returned from a two-year sojourn in Paris, and she is stunning and utterly endearing. David (William Holden), a playboy son of her father’s wealthy employers, instantly falls for her.
Even though Sabrina has always been in love with David, he woos and wins her heart throughout the film. Linus (Humphrey Bogart), David’s older brother, is eager that David marry an heiress in order to salvage the family business, which puts their relationship in jeopardy. Audrey Hepburn was nominated for an Academy Award for her witty and emotionally sophisticated performance in The Great Gatsby.
11. The Children’s Hour (1961) – 7.8
Films like The Children’s Hour were decades ahead of their time. Even forty years later, there were few films that dealt with LGBTQ characters and stories. Shirley MacLaine and Audrey Hepburn act as Karen Wright and her best friend, a boarding school for females.
It’s a coming-of-age film that examines the importance of fairness and respect for others, as well as how falsehoods and manipulation may have a negative impact on a person’s life.
12. Wait Until Dark (1967) – 7.8
Hepburn’s film Wait Until Dark stands apart from the rest of her work. For the most part, she avoided thrillers and other grim films. In this case, she made an exception and produced an excellent film. Audrey Hepburn portrays a recently blind woman in this film. Burglars break into her house as she struggles with her eyesight.
Blind Audrey Hepburn (Alan Arkin) and a group of crooks (including Arkin) are engaged in a cat-and-mouse game of wits over a doll they believe to be stuffed with heroin.
13. My Fair Lady (1964) – 7.8
Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) is sure that he can change a Cockney working-class girl, Eliza Doolittle (Hepburn), into a cultured member of high society in the renowned 1964 movie musical My Fair Lady, one of the best Broadway adaptations ever. As one of the most unforgettable female protagonists in history, Audrey Hepburn is characterized by reviewers as an angel.
Despite their differences, Higgins and Eliza forge an unexpected friendship. As it is, this relationship is endangered by an aristocratic suitor (Jeremy Brett). You can’t help but fall in love with Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal in this film.
14. Charade (1963) – 7.9
Hepburn’s films were always fascinating when she took risks. Hepburn portrayed Regina Lampert in the 1963 thriller Charade, in which she falls in love with Peter Joshua (Cary Grant) while on a skiing vacation in the French Alps. After her husband’s murder, she must return to Paris.
With Peter’s help, Regina tries to solve this enigma. Among the suspects are three former World War II buddies of her late husband’s. Peter’s life is going well, but Regina wonders why he is changing his name so frequently. What’s the matter? Compared to her normal cinematic roles, this was a refreshing change of pace for Hepburn.
15. Roman Holiday (1953) – 8.0
Roman Holiday was Audrey Hepburn’s first leading role. When an actor gets their first major film part, it’s rare that it’s regarded as their best work. As a European princess (Ann), Audrey Hepburn stars in the film, which depicts a one-night stand in Rome. Joe Bradley, an American journalist, discovers her sleeping on a park bench (Gregory Peck). For her own safety, he brings her back to his home.
Joe discovers Ann’s regal rank the following day. He makes a wager with his editor that he can get an interview with her, but romance develops. Peck and Hepburn have a chemistry that is both enchanting and compelling. For this performance, Audrey Hepburn earned her first Academy Award. What a great way to start your career!