Audrey Hepburn Movies: The List of the Very Best

Audrey Hepburn - Cover of Life Magazine
Audrey Hepburn - Cover of Life Magazine

Best Audrey Hepburn Movies of All Time

I have always been a huge Audrey fan, and I have seen all her films! However, this list is just one persons' opinion from 10 to number 1!

Let the countdown begin!

10. War and Peace (1956)

Short Plot: At the start of the 19th century, Napoleon's forces controlled much of Europe. In Russia, one of the few countries still unconquered, the army prepares to face Napoleon's troops in Austria. Pierre, who is not interested in fighting, goes through a dramatic change when his father dies. He is attracted to Natasha Rostov (Audrey Hepburn), Nicholas's sister, but gives in to petty desires and marries the shallow, materialistic Princess Helene (Anita Ekberg). 

Other Stars: Henry Fonda, Herbert Lom

Awards:3 Oscar nominations, 4 other wins and 7 nominations

IMDB rating:6.8/10

9. Wait Until Dark (1967)

Short Plot: Audrey Hepburn plays Susy Hendrix. Mike and Carlino are small time thugs who find a woman's body in Susy's apartment. Susy's blindness is the key leading to the mystery drug doll in her apartment.

Other Stars: Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna

Awards:1 Oscar nomination, 1 other win and 3 nominations

IMDB rating:7.9/10

8. Two for the Road (1967)

Short Plot: A very funny comedy that can be slightly confusing because it tracks the beginning, middle and near the end of a marriage. Adorable and perfect, this movie gives you the downs and outs of relationships with the beautiful south of France as the backdrop.

Other Stars: Albert Finney

Awards:1 Oscar nomination, 4 other wins and 4 nominations

IMDB rating:7.4/10

7. Funny Face (1957)

Short Plot: Fantastic musical! Audrey was originally a dancer and she's having so much fun in this one! Audrey Hepburn is noticed by a fashion photographer in a bookstore. It develops in to so much more.

Other Stars: Fred Astaire

Awards:4 Oscar nominations, 1 other win and 5 nominations

IMDB rating:7.0/10

6. The Nun's Story (1959)

Short Plot: Gabrielle Van Der Mal (Audrey) gave up everything to become a nun. But her faith and her vows are forever being tested: in the missionary Congo hospital where she assists the handsome Dr. Fortunati and then at the mother house in France when World War II breaks out and nuns are forbidden by the order to take sides.

Other Stars: Peter Finch

Awards:8 Oscar nominations, 13 other wins and 12 nominations

IMDB rating:7.6/10

5. Charade (1963)

Short Plot: Reggie (Audrey) is about to divorce her wealthy, cold, awful husband, but he's thrown from a train before she gets the chance. Left penniless in Paris with police thinking it was her, Reggie realizes she's in serious trouble--her husband stole money from three shady men and they want their money back. Charming and amusing Cary Grant, comes to Reggie's aid. But he too has secrets and hidden loyalties.

Other Stars: Cary Grant, Walter Matthau

Awards:1 Oscar nomination, 5 other wins and 5 nominations

IMDB rating:8.0/10

4. Sabrina (1954)

Short Plot: Sabrina (Audrey) is the daughter of the Larrabee family's chauffeur and has been in love with David Larrabee all her life. David is spoiled and a playboy, never noticing Sabrina for years. After Sabrina goes to Paris, she returns an attractive and sophisticated woman, and David is now attracted to her. David's brother Linus sees this and fears that David's wedding with a very rich woman may be compromised and gets in the way!

Other Stars: Humphery Bogart, William Holden

Awards:Won an Oscar, 4 other wins and 7 nominations

IMDB rating:7.8/10

3. Roman Holiday (1953)

Short Plot: A modern day princess (Audrey) escapes from her royal duties on a trip to Rome, and in disguise, falls in love with an American reporter. Amazing story line and acting. Such a classic!

Other Stars: Gregory Peck

Awards:Won 3 Oscars, 5 other wins and 11 nominations

IMDB rating:8.1/10

2. Breakfast at Tiffanys (1961)

Short Plot: Brilliant, brilliant script. Audrey plays Holly Golightly, a woman who is surviving on money given to her by men. Holly is a deliciously eccentric New York socialite who is determined to marry a millionaire, but is second-guessed by the up-stairs writer who is a gigolo of sorts. Great Henry Mancini music, great costumes, great plot, great romance, great quotes, what's not to love? A classic must-see and absolutely charming and perfect.

Other Stars: George Peppard, Patricia Neal

Awards: Won 2 Oscars, 7 other wins and 7 nominations

IMDB rating:7.8/10

1. My Fair Lady (1964)

Short Plot: Another musical with such great songs to sing along to. Audrey Hepburn plays Eliza Doolittle, a poor and unrefined flower girl living off the streets. Professor Higgins, a linguist makes a bet wanting to turn Eliza into a refined socialite, able to be passed of as a princess. This is truly a remarkable princess story with fantastic actors!

Other Stars: Rex Harrison

Awards: Won 8 Oscars, 13 other wins and 10 nominations

IMDB rating:7.9/10

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rkhyclak 6 years ago from Ohio

Love it. My favorite is My Fair Lady! I have literally watched it like 100 times. :)


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yenajeon 6 years ago from California Author

I know! Its definitely a childhood movie for me. Honestly I was stressing over the rankings for these movies lol


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allergy1 6 years ago from United Arab Emirates

i didn't know this person. i didn't even born at that time. any way thanks for info. keep hubing..


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yenajeon 6 years ago from California Author

you dont know audrey hepburn? if you ever have a date, then play an audrey hepburn movie, she'll love it!


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tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

Great hub ! Audrey Hepburn was all class. And you definitely highlighted her best for sure !Nicely done


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yenajeon 6 years ago from California Author

Thanks Tony! I love that men still appreciate 'class'. Its so refreshing! =)


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RNMSN 6 years ago from Tucson, Az

oh man yenajeon!! these are the Best of her Best!!

you go girl!!

my favs are

1. wait until dark

2. sabrina

3 charade

then all the rest but wait util dark...man it still scares me haha love to you!!


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mpurcell10 6 years ago from Arkansas

Classics never die. I think she will live on forever in our hearts she had more class than most actress ever will. They don't make them like that any more.


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yenajeon 6 years ago from California Author

thanks rnmsn! Wait until dark is still scary to me too. I love Sabrina =)

and mpurcell, i totally 100% agree she had so much class and I cant name a single actress like her today.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

Great selections yenajeon. Did you know that Audrey sang Moon River with her own voice in Breakfast at Tiffany's? Warner Brothers has her singing tracks for My Fair Lady. Don't you think they could make a lot of money if they re-released it with her voice instead of the dubbed one? Let's start a campaign. =:)


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yenajeon 6 years ago from California Author

I have heard that! I wonder why they dubbed her out? She sounded great on the Henry Mancini song... Indeed we must start a campaign. I would definitely buy the 'new' version with the 'original' singing voice! =) Great idea winsom!


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Tammy Lochmann 6 years ago

My favorite was Breakfast at Tiffany's. She is the most beautiful star there ever was. I think. I enjoyed reading this.


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yenajeon 6 years ago from California Author

yes Tammy! Another Audrey fan. I have seen that movie a zillion times. Everytime I watch it I always start calling my boyfriend dahrling!


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funmontrealgirl 5 years ago from Montreal

Interesting list. Must watch these all.


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yenajeon 5 years ago from California Author

Yes, these are some great throwback films!


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lilian1 5 years ago from Hertfordshire England

Breakfast at Tiffanys was the coolest film on the planet and still is in my book plus Roman Holiday Audrey and her co stars were the best.....


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yenajeon 5 years ago from California Author

lilian1: I agree that Breakfast at Tiffany's is the best movie to watch while under blankets and with chocolate. LOVE IT.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia

I adore Audrey Hepburn! I loved her in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', 'Funny Face' and 'Sabrina', but of course all of her films are a must-see for all females.


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yenajeon 5 years ago from California Author

Ebower: I am obsessed with Audrey Hepburn as well. Her movies are indeed a must for all women!


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mothermonster 5 years ago

Very nice list of films and I love all the images, especially the original movie posters. "Two For the Road" is so underrated and before its time in the way it portrays a relationship. I too love our lady Audrey. :)


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AllSuretyBonds 5 years ago

I have seen almost everyone of these movies. I adore Audrey Hepburn. She is such a talented beautiful person. Sabrina and Roman Holidays would have to be my two favorites.


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yenajeon 5 years ago from California Author

mothermonster: I agree, the two for the road is a fantastic Audrey film, esp the outfits!

AllsuretyBonds: She has a level of classiness you just don't see in actresses of today. Sabrina is an amazing movie!


Hans, new york 4 years ago

Its wonderful job!


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yenajeon 4 years ago from California Author

Hans: Thanks!


LWWE 4 years ago

Love the list, my top five are:

5. Charade/ Funny Face (simply couldn't decide)

4. Sabrina

3. Roman Holiday

2. Breakfast at Tiffany's

1. My Fair Lady (I do musicals, and Audrey's character has made me decide that one way or another I'm going to play Eliza at some point in my life)

Great list, though I've never seen Wait Until Dark, a Nun's Story or War and Peace... I'll add them to my list.


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yenajeon 4 years ago from California Author

LWWE: I must say, your "top 5" look awfully similar to my top 5! Glad to see there are still so many classic Audrey fans out there even today!


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jamila sahar 4 years ago

i adore auderey and have her breakfast at tiffany's poster in my room. she is the epitome of charm grace and elegance ! my favorite movies are charade, how to steal a million, my fair lady and of course who doesn't love holly golightly in 'breakfast at tiffany's !!!

voted up & interesting


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yenajeon 4 years ago from California Author

jamila sahar: I also love Audrey. What 80's baby doesn't have that iconic poster? "How to Steal a Million" was also a great movie, I can't believe I forgot that one!

Thanks!


Micheal 4 years ago

My favorite will always be Funny Face. It was the first Audrey Hepburn movie I ever saw. Her character is probably my favorite because she is both intellectual and beautiful. She actually gets to sing in this movie and even though she isn't the most skillful and talented singer she still has a beautiful voice. I love the songs from it more than My Fair Lady probably because I'm a huge Gershwin fan. You get to see a lot of great work by Givenchy. She stars with none other than Fred Astaire who is always great. The shots of Paris are gorgeous. The part that has sold me the most though is Audrey's dancing. It's what she always wanted to do and she got to, Basal Metabolism is my favorite scene. I think this movie is so underrated even amongst Audrey fans. (It was also Audrey's favorite of her movies)

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