The 10 Best Audrey Hepburn Films, According To IMDb

Audrey Hepburn is a classic film star and fashion icon from the mid-1950s to the late 1960s. Her best movies on IMDb all rank higher than 7.

Audrey Hepburn is one of the greatest classic film stars and fashion icons from the mid-1950s to the late 1960s. She is iconic for her performance as Holly Golightly in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Hepburn had her breakthrough role as Princess Ann opposite Gregory Peck in the 1953 romantic comedy Roman Holiday. For her stellar performance, she became the first actress to win an Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA for a single film.

10 The Lavender Hill Mob Features Early Hepburn Film Appearance (7.6)

The Lavender Hill Mob is a 1951 comedy film before Hepburn’s breakthrough role in Roman Holiday. The film makes the British Film Institute list as one of the greatest British films of all time, ranked 17th. The Lavender Hill Mob stars Alec Guinness, known for his role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy, as Henry “Dutch” Holland.

Henry plans to steal a load of gold bullion from the bank, but is at a standstill because of his lack of a plan to smuggle the bullion outside the country. Hepburn plays a minor role as Chiquita towards the beginning of the film.

9 How To Steal A Million (7.6)

Hepburn appears as Nicole Bonnet, the lead role in the 1966 heist comedy film How to Steal a Million. Nicole is disapproving of her father’s lifestyle as an art thief. He frequently forges paintings by famous artists and sells them for profit. One night, Nicole encounters a burglar named Simon, played by Peter O’Toole, with her father’s forged Van Gogh. Like any twist, the pair ends up eloping and steals her father’s reproduction of the statue called “Venus” from a museum.

8 The Nun’s Story Is An Underrated Hepburn Film (7.6)

The Nun’s Story is a 1959 drama based on the eponymous 1956 novel by Kathryn Hulme. Hepburn stars as Gabrielle “Gaby” Van Der Mal, who joins a convent in the late 1920s to serve in the Belgian Congo. After joining, she gets appointed the name Sister Luke. She is sent to the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp and is a stellar student. However, Mother Superior sends her to work in a mental hospital in Europe, not in the Belgian Congo. The mental hospital houses various violent patients and one of them even attacks Sister Luke.

7 Sabrina Gets Remade Into A ’90s Film Starring Harrison Ford (7.7)

Sabrina is a 1954 romantic comedy based on Samuel A. Taylor’s 1953 play titled Sabrina Fair. The film stars Hepburn as Sabrina Fairchild, the daughter of a chauffeur who works for the Larrabees. The role of Linus was originally offered to Cary Grant, but he turned it down and Humprey Bogart replaced him. While Sabrina is desperately in love with the other Larrabee brother, David, played by William Holden, her and Linus end up together. There is even a 1995 remake of Sabrina starring Harrison Ford.

6 Breakfast At Tiffany’s Is One Of Hepburn’s Most Iconic Roles (7.7)

While Roman Holiday was her breakthrough role, Hepburn is widely recognized for her role as Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Holly has a love for extravagant things, including the Tiffany Store in New York City, but breaks the cycle when she falls in love with an aspiring writer named Paul Varjak.

Breakfast At Tiffany’s was adapted from Truman Capote’s 1958 novella with the same title. However, Capote believed Hepburn was miscast and wished Marilyn Monroe played the part instead.

5 The Children’s Hour Is A Film Of Made-Up Stories (7.8)

The Children’s Hour is a 1961 drama based on the eponymous 1934 play by Lillian Helman. The film stars Hepburn as Karen Wright alongside Shirley MacLaine as her friend Martha. The pair open a private school for girls, but become entangled in a series of lies concocted by an evil student named Mary. Karen is set to marry James Garner’s character Joe, but not before Mary spreads a rumor that Martha and Karen are lovers. Mary appalls her grandmother by her recent discovery, and she allows Mary to leave the school.

4 The Production Team Dubbed Over Hepburn’s Singing Voice In My Fair Lady (7.8)

One of the biggest kept secrets after the release of My Fair Lady was the dubbing of Hepburn’s singing voice in her role as Eliza Doolittle. The production team passed over Julie Andrews, who originally played Eliza in the play, because they believed she was not famous enough for the role. Eliza is a flower saleslady with a Cockney accent. Rex Harrison’s character, Henry Higgins, offers to teach her “proper English” due to his profession as a phonetics professor. The film was widely successful at the time of its release and won eight Academy Awards.

3 Wait Until Dark Features Several Murders (7.8)

Wait Until Dark is a 1967 psychological thriller based on Frederick Knott’s 1966 play with the same title. Knott previously inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 film Dial M for Murder. Hepburn stars as a blind woman named Susy Hendrix opposite Alan Arkin’s character, Roat, who is the leader of a group of criminals. The film begins with an elaborate scheme of a woman named Lisa smuggling a doll filled with heroin, but tragically gets murdered afterwards. This is the first of many murders during this film.

2 Charade Is The Hitchcock Film That Isn’t Hitchcock (7.9)

Charade is a 1963 romantic comedy that stars Hepburn alongside another classic film great, Cary Grant. Henry Mancini composed the celebrated score and the film is recognized for its Hitchcock styles due to the element of mystery, despite not being a Hitchcock film.

Hepburn stars as Regina “Reggie” Lampert opposite Grant’s character, Brian Cruikshank and his many aliases. Reggie’s husband dies mysteriously and she becomes involved in a CIA investigation about the details surrounding his murder.

1 Roman Holiday Is Behind Hepburn’s Fame (8.0)

Roman Holiday is a 1953 romantic comedy directed and produced by William Wyler, who later worked on Ben Hur in 1959. The film brings Hepburn to stardom for her role as Princess Ann, who embarks on a journey to see the beautiful sights of Rome. On her adventure, Princess Ann meets Gregory Peck’s character, Joe Bradley, after she snoozes on a bench. Joe works as a reporter for the American News Service, but doesn’t recognize who Princess Ann is. He later hires his photographer friend Irving Radovich to take pictures of Ann once he learns of her identity.

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