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List of Lena Headey Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Remains of the Day (1993)
17
5
The Remains of the Day
PG
17
5

In pre-WWII Britain, James Stevens is a rigidly duty-bound head butler at Lord Darlington’s mansion. Hired as a housekeeper, efficient Miss Kenton tries to challenge his façade, but their developing feelings get buried under wall of Stevens’ strict decorum. As the self-sacrificing butler realizes his master’s pro-Nazi inclinations his unequivocal loyalty is shaken, which he admits to Kenton when they re-unite years later.

Directed By:
James Ivory
2. 300 (2006)
87
29
300
R
87
29

A retelling of actual events during the Persian War, 300 is based on a graphic novel of the same name. It tells the tale of invading Persian forces under King Xerxes—who are trying to conquer Greece—and their face-off against the Spartan King and 300 of his loyal followers.

Role:
Queen Gorgo
Starring:
Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, David Wenham, Dominic West, Vincent Regan
Directed By:
Zack Snyder
4. Dredd (2012)
32
13
Dredd
R
32
13

This 3D science-fiction action film is set in a crime-ridden futuristic metropolis, Mega City One, where Judge Dredd, a dreaded police-officer with instant field judiciary powers, has sworn to rid the city of crime. Along with Judge Anderson, a trainee assistant with psychic abilities, he takes on the drug-lord Ma-Ma, who runs the racket of the reality-altering drug Slo-Mo.  

Starring:
Karl Urban, Wood Harris, Jason Cope, Rachel Wood
Directed By:
Pete Travis
5. Aberdeen (2000)
8
3
Aberdeen
TV-MA
8
3
Role:
Kaisa
Starring:
Charlotte Rampling, Stellan Skarsgård, Louise Goodall, Jean Anderson
Directed By:
Hans Petter Moland
6. Onegin (1999)
7
3
Onegin
R
7
3

Onegin is a romantic drama film which takes us to 1820 Russia. A young aristocratic man named Onegin inherits his uncle’s country estate, after which he decides to move there from St. Petersburg. He befriends Lensky, his neighbor, and through him, he meets a passionate and virtuous young woman named Tatyana. Over time, she falls hopelessly in love with Onegin, although he sees her only as a good friend.  

Role:
Olga
Starring:
Liv Tyler, Ralph Fiennes, Martin Donovan, Toby Stephens
Directed By:
Martha Fiennes
7. Imagine Me & You (2005)
10
5
Imagine Me & You
R
10
5

During her wedding ceremony, Rachel notices Luce in the audience and feels drawn to her instantly. She eventually questions her own sexual orientation after learning that Luce is a lesbian. Although her relationship with Heck is quite happy and stable, she must now make a life-changing decision.

Role:
Luce
Starring:
Piper Perabo, Angel Coulby, Celia Imrie, Anthony Head, Matthew Goode
Directed By:
Ol Parker
8. Ripley's Game (2002)
9
4
Ripley's Game
R
9
4

Ripley’s Game is a crime thriller film which tells the story of a dying man, who is persuaded to commit the assassination of a European crime boss.  

Starring:
John Malkovich, Ray Winstone, Hanns Zischler, Uwe Mansshardt, Paolo Paoloni
Directed By:
Liliana Cavani
9. Face (1997)
7
3
Face
R
7
3
Starring:
Ray Winstone, Robert Carlyle, Gerry Conlon, Steve Sweeney
Directed By:
Antonia Bird
11. Mrs Dalloway (1997)
6
3
Mrs Dalloway
PG-13
6
3
Starring:
Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Badel, Michael Kitchen, Alan Cox
Directed By:
Marleen Gorris
12. Possession (2002)
7
4
Possession
PG-13
7
4

Roland is a struggling scholar, who along with another literary sleuth, discovers a forbidden love affair between two Victorian poets, after they stumble upon some of their letters.

Role:
Blanche Glover
Starring:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Henry Ian Cusick, Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle
Directed By:
Neil LaBute
13. The Red Baron (2008)
7
4
The Red Baron
PG-13
7
4

It is a biopic of Manfred von Richthofen, an illustrious World War One German fighter virtuoso, that shows his disgust for the war and his love for nurse Kate.

Starring:
Joseph Fiennes, Til Schweiger, Tomás Koutník, Tomás Ibl
Directed By:
Nikolai Müllerschön
14. The Parole Officer (2001)
6
4
The Parole Officer
R
6
4

The Parole Officer is a comedy crime film which tells the story of Simon Garden, an ineffective parole officer, who is framed for a murder that was actually committed by a police officer. The only evidence he has to prove his innocence is a CCTV tape, but it is unfortunately locked inside a bank vault. With the help of few former criminals and a woman named Emma, he thinks of a way to break into the bank, and get the footage, so that he can prove his innocence.  

Starring:
Steve Coogan, Omar Sharif, Simon Pegg, Om Puri, Emma Gilmour, Susan Jane Tanner
Directed By:
John Duigan
15. 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
29
18
300: Rise of an Empire
R
29
18

The sequel to 300 (2007) is the story of the Themistokles who seeks to unite all of Greece to stand a chance against the Persian invasion under God-King Xerxes. He eventually defeats Artemisia, the leader of Xerxes’ army and is joined by a united Greek army including Queen Gorgo of Sparta. 

Role:
Queen Gorgo
Starring:
Eva Green, Sullivan Stapleton, Callan Mulvey, Hans Matheson
Directed By:
Noam Murro
16. The Man with Rain in His Shoes (1998)
6
4
The Man with Rain in His Shoes
R
6
4
Role:
Sylvia Weld
Starring:
Douglas Henshall, Penelope Cruz, Elizabeth McGovern, Penélope Cruz, Mark Strong, Gustavo Salmerón
Directed By:
Maria Ripoll
17. MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday (1994)
5
3
MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday
5
3
Starring:
Beatie Edney, Peter Egan, Richard Dean Anderson, Alun Armstrong
Directed By:
Charles Correll
18. Gunpowder Milkshake (2021)
8
6
Gunpowder Milkshake
A
8
6

Gunpowder Milkshake is action crime thriller film which tells the story of Scarlet, a ruthless assassin, who was forced to abandon her daughter years ago, to go on the run. Over the years, this has made her into a cold blooded assassin. However, in order to protect the life of an 8 year old girl, she decides to go against a ruthless crime syndicate and its army of mercenaries.

Role:
Scarlet
Starring:
Karen Gillan
19. The Jungle Book (1994)
7
4
The Jungle Book
PG
7
4

Based on the novel of the same name by Rudyard Kipling, this film tells the story of Mowgli, a boy raised by a pack of wolves, and how he becomes the king of the jungle.

Role:
Kitty
Starring:
Sam Neill, John Cleese, Cary Elwes, Jason Scott Lee
Directed By:
Stephen Sommers
20. Low Down (2014)
5
4
Low Down
R
5
4
Starring:
Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close, Flea, John Hawkes
Directed By:
Jeff Preiss
21. The Brothers Grimm (2005)
14
10
The Brothers Grimm
PG-13
14
10

Set in the 19th century French-occupied Germany, it is a story of two travelling con-artists, Will and Jacob Grimm, who earn by pretending to drive away witches and evil forces. Then they encounter creatures of a haunted forest and a real magical curse which made young girls disappear mysteriously. Their courage is put to test as they fight an evil sorceress. 

Starring:
Heath Ledger, Matt Damon, Peter Stormare, Jonathan Pryce, Monica Bellucci, Petr Ratimec, Barbora Lukesová
Directed By:
22. Gossip (2000)
6
4
Gossip
R
6
4

Gossip is a psychological thriller film which revolves around Derrick, Cathy, and Travis, who are three students who decide to do a class project on gossip along with some fellow roommates. However, things soon spiral out of control.

Role:
Cathy Jones
Starring:
Kate Hudson, Norman Reedus, Joshua Jackson, Edward James Olmos, James Marsden, Eric Bogosian
Directed By:
Davis Guggenheim
23. The Actors (2003)
5
4
The Actors
R
5
4
Role:
Dolores
Starring:
Miranda Richardson, Dylan Moran, Michael Caine, Michael Gambon
Directed By:
Conor McPherson
24. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
15
11
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
PG-13
15
11

Teenager Jocelyn Fray discovers that she is a Shadowhunter, half-human, half-angel demon slayer after her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped. With the help of Jace and other Shadowhunters, they must rescue Jocelyn and stop the evil Valentine Morgenstern from getting his hands on the Mortal Cup, one of the three Mortal Instruments. 

Starring:
Lily Collins, Robert Sheehan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kevin Durand, Jared Harris, Aidan Turner, Jamie Campbell Bower
Directed By:
Harald Zwart
25. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
9
7
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
PG-13
9
7

Elizabeth Bennet, who excels in martial arts, and Mr Darcy, a prolific zombie killer, team up to protect themselves and the countryside from a growing population of zombies. 

Starring:
Lily James, Jack Huston, Ellie Bamber, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Millie Brady
Directed By:
Burr Steers
26. Thumper (2017)
5
4
Thumper
5
4
Role:
Ellen
Starring:
Eliza Taylor, Pablo Schreiber, Ben Feldman, Daniel Webber
Directed By:
Jordan Ross
27. The Purge (2013)
21
16
The Purge
TV-14
21
16

The dystopian horror movie follows the Sandin family as they try to survive a night of the ‘Purge’. The 'Purge' refers to a night when all crime is legal for 12 hours in the USA and all emergency services are unavailable. Brutal violence follows as USA descends into absolute anarchy. 

Role:
Mary Sandin
Starring:
Adelaide Kane, Ethan Hawke, Rhys Wakefield, Max Burkholder
Directed By:
James DeMonaco
28. St. Trinian's (2007)
6
5
St. Trinian's
PG-13
6
5

St Trinian’s is a comedy film which takes us to the most notorious school in England, which might be shut down soon as they are bankrupt and the headmistress is unable to pay the bills. In order to save their school, a group of troublesome girls team up with few geniuses in order to stage a robbery.

Starring:
Colin Firth, Mischa Anne Marsden Barton, Lucy Punch, Stephen Fry, Talulah Riley, Russell Brand, Caterina Murino
Directed By:
Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson
29. Zipper (2015)
5
4
Zipper
R
5
4

Zipper is a drama thriller film which tells the story of Sam Ellis, a successful prosecutor with a bright future. His life takes a turn when an intern at the office gets infatuated with him, and in order to get rid of his desires, he decides to visit a high class escort. The experience turns out to be far better than his expectations. Within some time, he gets addicted to the services of the escort agency, despite the fact that he is married and is running for Senate.      

Role:
Jeannie Ellis
Starring:
Dianna Agron, Alexandra Breckenridge, Richard Dreyfuss, Ray Winstone
Directed By:
Mora Stephens
30. The Broken (2008)
5
4
The Broken
R
5
4
Role:
Gina McVey
Starring:
Melvil Poupaud, Ulrich Thomsen, Michelle Duncan, Asier Newman
Directed By:
Sean Ellis
31. The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2013)
5
4
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box
PG
5
4

The life of a boy named Mariah Mundi is turned upside down after his younger brother is kidnapped, and his parents vanish mysteriously. He follows a trail of clues and finds himself at the dark and majestic Prince Regent Hotel.

Role:
Monica
Starring:
Michael Sheen, Aneurin Barnard, Sam Neill, Ioan Gruffudd
Directed By:
Jonathan Newman
32. Tell Tale (2009)
5
4
Tell Tale
R
5
4
Role:
Elizabeth Clemson
Starring:
Michael K. Williams, Michael Kenneth Williams, Brian Cox, Josh Lucas, Jamie Harrold
Directed By:
Michael Cuesta
33. Laid to Rest (2009)
4
4
Laid to Rest
R
4
4

Laid to Rest is a horror thriller film which tells the story of a young woman, who wakes up in a casket, with a traumatic injury on her head, and without any memory of her identity. It doesn’t take her long to realize that she was abducted by a serial killer, and therefore she will need to fight for her life, if she wants to survive.

Role:
Cindy
Starring:
Jana Kramer, Richard Lynch, Kevin Gage, Sean Whalen
Directed By:
Robert Hall
34. The Cave (2005)
6
6
The Cave
PG-13
6
6

Scientists Dr. Nicolai and Dr. Kathryn, with Jack’s expert team of underwater cave-divers, embark on an expedition to investigate the enormous interconnected network of undiscovered caverns deep inside the Romanian Carpathian Mountains. As they search for unspoiled eco-system, a rock-fall traps them in. Deep underground, suddenly they encounter a hostile monstrous creature that infects the trapped team…..which has no way to escape. 

Role:
Dr. Kathryn Jennings
Starring:
Piper Perabo, Morris Chestnut, Eddie Cibrian, Cole Hauser
Directed By:
Bruce Hunt
35. Pete Smalls Is Dead (2010)
4
4
Pete Smalls Is Dead
4
4
Starring:
Tatyana Ali, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Rosie Perez, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, Mark Boone Junior
Directed By:
Alexandre Rockwell
36. Twist (2021)
3
3
Twist
R
3
3
Role:
Sikes
37. Fair Game (1994)
8
3
Fair Game
8
3
Starring:
Simone Bendix, Massimo Bellinzoni, Marston Bloom, Eamon Boland
Directed By:
Alan Dossor
38. No Verbal Response (2003)
7
3
No Verbal Response
TV-MA
7
3
Role:
Megan
Starring:
Hazel Douglas, Michael Luxton, Larissa Murray, Sam Bond
Directed By:
Helena Smith
39. Van Gogh's Ear (1997)
7
3
Van Gogh's Ear
7
3
Starring:
Roger Lloyd Pack, Jack Chissick
Directed By:
Iain B. MacDonald
40. Round About Five (2005)
7
3
Round About Five
TV-G
7
3
Role:
Girlfriend
Starring:
Martin Freeman, Jodhi May
Directed By:
Charles Guard, Thomas Guard
41. The Devil's Wedding (2009)
7
3
The Devil's Wedding
7
3
Role:
The Devil's Bride
Starring:
Jamie Foreman, Stephen Graham, Pip Carter
Directed By:
Dan Cadan
42. Loved Up (1995)
7
3
Loved Up
7
3
Role:
Sarah
Starring:
Jason Isaacs, Ian Hart, Linda Bassett, Milly Gregory
Directed By:
Peter Cattaneo
43. Vacancy (2006)
6
3
Vacancy
6
3
Role:
Pam Bishop
Starring:
Moti Margolin, Susan Slatin
Directed By:
Yunsun Chae
44. Ultra (2006)
6
3
Ultra
6
3
Role:
Penny / Ultra
Starring:
Peter Dinklage, Richard Coyle, Majandra Delfino, Claudio Chiodo
Directed By:
Helen Shaver
45. Inside-Out (1999)
6
3
Inside-Out
TV-G
6
3
Role:
Window-dresser
Starring:
Simon McBurney
Directed By:
Charles Guard, Thomas Guard
46. Devil's Advocate (1995)
6
3
Devil's Advocate
6
3
Role:
Clare Rigby
Starring:
Alice Krige, David Morrissey, Yolanda Vazquez, Peter Wight
Directed By:
Adrian Shergold
47. Century (1993)
6
3
Century
R
6
3
Starring:
Clive Owen, Miranda Richardson, Robert Stephens, Charles Dance, Joan Hickson
Directed By:
Stephen Poliakoff
48. Ropewalk (2000)
5
4
Ropewalk
5
4
Starring:
Peter Facinelli, Lesley Ann Warren, Fred Ward, Jayce Bartok
Directed By:
Matt Brown
49. Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets (1995)
4
4
Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets
R
4
4
Role:
Cleo Coal
Starring:
Sir John Mills, John Mills, Alan Bates, Theresa Russell, Sting
Directed By:
John-Paul Davidson
50. Whore (2008)
3
4
Whore
R
3
4
Starring:
Megan Fox, Rumer Willis, Thomas Dekker, Ron Jeremy, Anthony Fitzgerald
Directed By:
Thomas Dekker

Animation Movies

Trollhunters
19
4
Trollhunters
TV-Y7
19
4
Starring:
Tom Kenny, Thomas F. Wilson, Kelsey Grammer, Yara Shahidi, Steven Yeun, Guillermo del Toro, Colin O’Donoghue
Directed By:
Danger Mouse
7
3
Danger Mouse
7
3
Starring:
John Oliver, Richard Ayoade, Stephen Fry, Miranda Richardson, Brian Blessed, Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Eldon
Directed By:
Robert Cullen
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016)
16
8
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
PG-13
16
8

This animated action adventure film tells the story of an elite force of soldiers who need to protect the magical kingdom of Lucis, against invaders from Niflheim Empire. Their enemy’s plan is to steal the sacred crystal which is the source of the kingdom’s magic and power.

Role:
Lunafreya Nox Fleuret (voice)
Starring:
Aaron Paul, Zachary Gordon, Sean Bean, Masi Oka, Adrian Bouchet
Directed By:
Takeshi Nozue
The Super Hero Squad Show
6
4
The Super Hero Squad Show
TV-Y7
6
4
Starring:
Tara Strong, Katee Sackhoff, Robert Englund, Nina Dobrev, Tamera Mowry, Adam West, Jim Cummings
Directed By:
Michael Gerard, Mitch Schauer, Patty Shinagawa
Uncle Grandpa
4
6
Uncle Grandpa
TV-PG
4
6
Starring:
Tia Carrere, Billy West, Henry Rollins, Keith David, Corey Burton, Tommy Chong, Robert Englund
Directed By:
Audie Harrison, Casey Alexander, Ryan Kramer

TV Shows

Game of Thrones
94
8
Game of Thrones
TV-MA
94
8
Role:
Cersei Lannister (58 episodes, 2011-2017)
Starring:
Iwan Rheon, Maisie Williams, Natalie Dormer, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Mark Gatiss, Ian McShane, Jason Momoa
Directed By:
Alan Taylor, David Nutter, Alex Graves, Mark Mylod, Jeremy Podeswa
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
10
2
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
TV-PG
10
2
Role:
Maudra Fara
Starring:
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alicia Vikander, Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, Sigourney Weaver, Theo James, Helena Bonham Carter
Directed By:
How We Used to Live
9
2
How We Used to Live
9
2
Starring:
Joanne Whalley, Redvers Kyle, Diana Davies, James Tomlinson
Band of Gold
7
2
Band of Gold
7
2
Starring:
Meera Syal, Tony Doyle, Geraldine James, Cathy Tyson, Samantha Morton
Kavanagh QC
7
2
Kavanagh QC
7
2
Starring:
Phyllis Logan, Ewan McGregor, Hugh Dancy, Corin Redgrave, Andy Serkis, John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies
Directed By:
Charles Beeson, Jack Gold, Colin Gregg, Tristram Powell, Andrew Grieve
Spender
7
2
Spender
7
2
Starring:
Jimmy Nail, Sammy Johnson, Berwick Kaler, Denise Welch
Gold
7
2
Gold
7
2
Starring:
Geraldine James, Cathy Tyson, Laura Kilgallon, Adam Kotz
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
9
3
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
TV-PG
9
3
Role:
Sarah Connor (31 episodes, 2008-2009)
Starring:
Brian Austin Green, Summer Glau, Bailee Madison, Thomas Dekker, Richard T. Jones
Directed By:
Charles Beeson, Jeffrey G. Hunt, David Nutter, J. Miller Tobin, Bryan Spicer
ill Ray: the King (2017)
7
2
ill Ray: the King
7
2
Starring:
Michael Socha
Directed By:
Dan Cadan
Ballykissangel
8
2
Ballykissangel
8
2
Starring:
Colin Farrell, Owen Teale, Niall Toibin, Frankie McCafferty, Joe Savino, Deirdre Donnelly
Directed By:
Peter Lydon, Richard Standeven, Simon Massey, Simon Meyers, Dermot Boyd
Merlin
7
3
Merlin
7
3
Starring:
John Gielgud, Isabella Rossellini, Martin Short, James Earl Jones, Helena Bonham Carter, Miranda Richardson, Sam Neill
Directed By:
Steve Barron
Soldier Soldier
5
4
Soldier Soldier
5
4
Starring:
Alex Kingston, Meera Syal, Denise Welch, Ben Nealon, Robson Green
The Hunger
5
3
The Hunger
TV-MA
5
3
Starring:
Giovanni Ribisi, Daniel Craig, Anthony Michael Hall, Jennifer Beals, Margot Kidder, Eric Roberts, Terence Stamp
Directed By:
The Contractor (2007)
4
3
The Contractor
R
4
3
Role:
DI Annette Ballard
Starring:
Wesley Snipes, Eliza Bennett, Ralph Brown, Charles Dance
Directed By:
Josef Rusnak
Black Plague (2002)
3
3
Black Plague
R
3
3
Role:
Lady Matilda Mellerby
Starring:
Christopher Fairbank, Jason Flemyng, David La Haye, Anthony O'Donnell
Directed By:
Alberto Sciamma