26 Turks & Caicos
Helena Bonham Carter plays the character Margot Tyrrell in the movie 'Turks & Caicos'. Margot is a mysterious and enigmatic figure in this political thriller. She is a high-ranking British intelligence officer who becomes entangled in a complex web of intrigue and espionage.
25 Terminator Salvation
Helena Bonham Carter plays the role of Dr. Serena Kogan in the movie 'Terminator Salvation'. Dr. Kogan is a key character in the film's dystopian future setting. She is a scientist involved in the creation of the Terminator robots.
24 Enola Holmes
In the movie 'Enola Holmes', Helena Bonham Carter plays the character Eudoria Holmes, the eccentric and fiercely independent mother of the titular character, Enola Holmes, portrayed by Millie Bobby Brown. Eudoria is a suffragette and a free spirit who imparts her unconventional values and intelligence to her daughter.
In the movie 'Toast', Helena Bonham Carter takes on the role of Mrs. Potter, a charismatic and vivacious woman who becomes the stepmother of the young protagonist, Nigel Slater.
22 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
In the movie 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', Helena Bonham Carter plays the character of Mrs. Bucket, the mother of the film's young protagonist, Charlie Bucket, portrayed by Freddie Highmore. Mrs. Bucket is a loving and compassionate mother who struggles to provide for her family in their modest home.
Helena Bonham Carter played the role of Ophelia in the 1990 film adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. Ophelia is a pivotal character in the play, the love interest of the titular character, Hamlet, portrayed by Mel Gibson in this version.
Helena Bonham Carter stars as the Fairy Godmother in the 2020 live-action version of Disney's Cinderella. Bonham Carter brings her signature charm and wit to the classic character, and her performance is one of the highlights of the film.
Helena Bonham Carter stars as Edith Ellyn in the 2015 drama Suffragette. She portrays a working-class woman who joins the British suffragette movement in their fight for the right to vote. The film follows the story of the suffragettes and their struggle for the right to vote in the early 20th century.
18 Conversations with Other Women
In the movie 'Conversations with Other Women', Helena Bonham Carter plays the character known simply as "Woman." The film is an intimate exploration of a chance encounter between "Man" and "Woman" at a wedding, where they engage in deep and revealing conversations.
17 Mighty Aphrodite
In the movie 'Mighty Aphrodite', Helena Bonham Carter portrays the character of Amanda, a quirky and endearing prostitute with a heart of gold. Amanda becomes a pivotal figure in the life of the film's protagonist, Lenny Weinrib, played by Woody Allen.
16 The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
In the movie 'The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet', Helena Bonham Carter plays the character of Dr. Clair, the mother of the film's young protagonist, T.S. Spivet, portrayed by Kyle Catlett. Dr. Clair is an eccentric and brilliant entomologist with a passion for studying insects.
15 The Wings of the Dove
In the movie 'The Wings of the Dove', Helena Bonham Carter takes on the lead role of Kate Croy, a complex and morally conflicted character. Kate is a young woman from a modest background who becomes involved in a passionate love affair with Merton Densher, played by Linus Roache. However, their love is hindered by societal expectations and Kate's aunt, who is keen on her marrying a wealthy suitor.
14 Twelfth Night or What You Will
In the movie adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night or What You Will', Helena Bonham Carter portrays the character Olivia, a wealthy and grieving countess. Olivia becomes entangled in a web of mistaken identities and romantic entanglements when she falls in love with Viola, who is disguised as the young page Cesario, played by Imogen Stubbs.
13 Lady Jane
In the historical drama 'Lady Jane', Helena Bonham Carter plays the titular role of Lady Jane Grey, a real-life figure who briefly became the Queen of England in the 16th century.
12 Live from Baghdad
Helena Bonham Carter starred in the movie 'Live from Baghdad' as Ingrid Formanek, a producer for the Cable News Network (CNN). In the movie, Formanek and other CNN employees were sent to Iraq in order to cover the Gulf War in 1991.
11 A Room with a View
Helena Bonham Carter plays the role of Lucy Honeychurch in the 1985 film adaptation of E.M. Forster's novel, 'A Room with a View'. The film follows Lucy as she navigates the burgeoning Edwardian society in Florence, Italy, and learns to embrace the fullness of life and love.
10 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Helena Bonham Carter plays the character Mrs. Lovett in the film 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street'. Mrs. Lovett is a shrewd, yet kind-hearted baker who helps the titular character Sweeney Todd in his plan for revenge against the people who wronged him.
9 Howards End
Helena Bonham Carter plays the role of Helen Schlegel in the 1992 Merchant Ivory adaptation of Howards End. She stars alongside Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, and Vanessa Redgrave.
8 Les Misérables
In the 2012 film adaptation of 'Les Misérables', Helena Bonham Carter portrays the character Madame Thénardier. She, along with her husband, Monsieur Thénardier (played by Sacha Baron Cohen), are the cunning and morally corrupt innkeepers who exploit and mistreat the orphaned Cosette and later become embroiled in the lives of various characters.
7 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Helena Bonham Carter played the role of Bellatrix Lestrange in 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'. She is a Death Eater and a loyal servant to Lord Voldemort, who casts a powerful and deadly spell on Harry and his friends while they are at the Ministry of Magic.
6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
In the movie 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince', Helena Bonham Carter reprises her role as Bellatrix Lestrange, a fanatical and sadistic Death Eater serving Lord Voldemort. Her character plays a significant role in this installment, aiding in the Dark Lord's sinister plans and furthering the dark and ominous atmosphere of the film.
5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
In 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1', Helena Bonham Carter continues her role as Bellatrix Lestrange, the sadistic and unhinged Death Eater serving Lord Voldemort. Her character becomes even more integral to the plot in this installment, as she orchestrates the infiltration of the Ministry of Magic and plays a key role in capturing several main characters.
4 The King's Speech
In the movie 'The King's Speech', Helena Bonham Carter plays the role of Queen Elizabeth, later known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. She portrays the supportive and steadfast wife of King George VI, played by Colin Firth, during a crucial period in British history.
3 Big Fish
Helena Bonham Carter plays Jenny, the love interest of protagonist Edward Bloom (played by Ewan McGregor). Jenny is a strong-willed and independent woman who is determined to find the truth behind Edward's fantastical stories.
2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Helena Bonham Carter plays the role of Bellatrix Lestrange in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2'. She is an antagonist in the film who is unhinged and obsessed with Lord Voldemort and his mission to take over the Wizarding World.
1 Fight Club
Helena Bonham Carter portrays Marla Singer in the 1999 movie 'Fight Club'. Marla is a single woman who suffers from insomnia and is a frequent attendee of the fight club, a secret underground boxing club founded by Tyler Durden (played by Brad Pitt). Marla is used by Tyler as a foil to the unnamed Narrator (Edward Norton) in order to illustrate the harshness of life and the consequences of not living it to the fullest.