Best Movies of Judi Dench

Casino Royale (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 212 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 80 | Earnings: $167.01M

Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro but things are not what they seem.


Skyfall (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 203 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $304.36M

Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.


Philomena (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 162 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 77 | Earnings: $37.71M

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.


Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 154 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $17.51M

A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.


Chocolat (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 152 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $71.31M

A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.


The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 148 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $46.38M

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.


Iris (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 148 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $1.29M

True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.


Mrs Brown (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 145 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $9.22M

Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but ...


Quantum of Solace (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 143 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 58 | Earnings: $168.37M

James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource.


Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 143 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $11.03M

Laura Henderson buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, among other things, its all-nude revues.


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 141 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $87.24M

When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.


Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 138 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 52 | Earnings: $102.74M

When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.


Ladies in Lavender (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 133 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: $6.76M

Two sisters befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930's Cornish seaside village.


The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 131 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 38 | Earnings: $57.64M

The wanted criminal Riddick arrives on a planet called Helion Prime, and finds himself up against an invading empire called the Necromongers, an army that plans to convert or kill all humans in the universe.


Victoria & Abdul (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 129 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 58 | Earnings: $22.25M

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.


Tea with Mussolini (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 123 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 53 | Earnings: $14.35M

An orphaned Italian boy is raised among a circle of British and American women living in Mussolini's Italy before and during the Second World War.


The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 121 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 51 | Earnings: $33.07M

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.


The Shipping News (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 117 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 47 | Earnings: $11.41M

An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.


Home on the Range (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 106 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 50 | Earnings: $50.03M

To save their farm, the resident animals go bounty hunting for a notorious outlaw.


84 Charing Cross Road (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 76 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $1.08M

True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship.



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