Apart from having a great role in Game of Thrones as Cersei Lannister, Lena Headey has had incredible movies in her acting career. She has made many movies featuring history to great human philosophies. And I have prepared a list of Lena Headey movies for you to experience her split side of acting skills with comedy, romance, and thrillers in it.
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
Release Date: March 9, 2007(U.S.)
This movie needs no introduction. This movie projects the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC when 300 Greek soldiers were out in the mountains of Thermopylae against a massive 7,000 Persian army of 100,000 warriors. They set off to kill their king, Xerxes. After waiting for 10 days for the Spartan king, Leonidas to surrender, he finally attacked with his huge army. It took 3 days to crush down all Spartans. After the word of hideous Ephialtes, their defeat was written.
Lena Headey as the Queen of Spartans encourages and waited for the warriors to return. Her dialogues and expressions were marvelous. Her spirit to win and stand with the King was criticized and plotted with traps while the Greek was in danger. If you lack movies on your watchlist, then add this one.
Flirting With My Family(2019)
IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
Release Date: February 22, 2019(U.S.)
Julia Lena is a mother of a family who does a living performance. And his husband a former wrestler Ricky (Dwayne Johnson) and two children, Saraya and Zak were excited to know that WWE wants to audition them. The journey seems good at the start but little did they know about the real life of WWE Superstars and their struggles. Lena portrays the perfect role of supporting a wife and loving mother. A must-watch for comedy, family love, and entertainment.
IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
Release Date: September 21, 2012(U.S.)
Forward in the future where the chaotic streets of Mega City One, are suffering a drug epidemic where victims experience a slo-mo effect in their lives. And a Judge as a futuristic cop has to train a rookie Cassandra on the streets to deal with them. The mystery of three cold-blooded murders gets them to the doorstep of a drug lord known as Ma-Ma.
Lena as Ma-Ma has truly brought the expressions of an actual drug lord. Her brutal behavior and vulgar language depict the portrait of a female drug lord similar to one in the real life. She got special cosmetic makeup to show the mark on her face.
IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
Release Date: September 8, 2000(U.S.)
Kaisa is a successful lawyer in London who belongs from Scotland. Her mother calls her to fly to Norway to pick up his father and bring him back to Scotland. She refuses at first but seeing her dying mother see grants her wish. Both father and daughter aren’t able to get on the plane due to their indecent drinking habits and hot temper mind.
They have to get the ferry and then travel by car to get back. The journey shows the complicated relationship between them. Lena shows the disturbing behavior that a child lacks due to the absence of a father. Her performance was amazing with gaps of a child buildup.
Imagine Me & You(2005)
IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
Release Date: May 25, 2006(U.S.)
Rachel (Piper Perabo) is getting to her boyfriend within a few days. But she falls in love with Luce( Lena Headey) who is a florist. Rachel hides her feelings as the wedding is close and Heck tries a lot to win his in-laws’ side. Rachel gets married, but couldn’t hide her feelings for Luce when they reunite. The movie is a drama, comedy, and romance mixture. She portrays a great example of love and friendship. Her acting skills project so truly through her expressions and spoken dialogues.
IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
Release Date: February 7, 2003(U.S.)
This crime-thriller mystery is about the murderer, Trevanny who commits a murder of a crime boss on the word of Ripley. And is now being blackmailed to assassinate another man. The deadly thriller shows the human mind’s wickedness in it. Trevanny is dying of cancer and her wife(Lena Headey) is with her. She shows the bright side of her acting skills as a loving wife and an innocent aware of others’ sins. She projects expressions and conscience in it. Missing crime-thriller? Now you have one to watch.
The Red Baron (2008)
IMDb Rating: 6.3/10
Release Date: April 10, 2008(U.S.)
This movie is based on the biopic of Manfred von Richtofen, a brave legend of the German Air Force warrior of Word War I. He was honored with medals and titles. But after he falls for a nurse Kate( Lena Headey), his mind split thoughts between love for the country and puppet for propaganda. Lena being a soft-hearted nurse with classic fashion shows her acting skills in her romance movie. She shows off the love story with her most exceptional charismatic skills. This movie deserves to be on Lena Headey movies list.
The Parole Officer(2001)
IMDb Rating: 6.3/10
Release Date: August 10, 2001(U.S.)
The story is about a failed parole officer Simon Garden (Coogan) whose framed for murder and needs evidence of his innocence. He seeks ex-criminals for help to fetch CCTV footage that is locked in a bank vault. Along with four ex-criminals and his love Emma(Lena) he plans a bank robbery for evidence. This comedy movie shows Lena’s humorous romance side in it. This movie is a pure comedy filled with gags.
Twice Upon a Yesterday(1998)
IMDb Rating: 6.2/10
Release Date: June 25, 1999(U.S.)
Victor Bukowski (Douglas Henshall) is out of out and shabby actor who cheated on his girlfriend Sylvia(Lena Headey) whose now getting married to Dave Summers (Mark Strong). Regretful of his mistake he wanted to stop her. Luckily, he finds two garbage collectors, who help him to travel back in time And undo his mistake. His plan seems to ruin him as he begins to fall for another woman. She shows love and romance with her acting skills. And well-portrayed sorrowful feelings after a breakup are appreciable.
IMDb Rating: 6.1/10
Release Date: January 27, 2015(U.S.)
The journey of pianist Joe Albany(John Hawkes), who is a heroin drug addict. His decoration for the piano and his daughter Amy(Elle Fanning) shows his life event from 1970. The movie shows the devastating moments that a 13-year-old daughter has seen of the fallen of a famous pianist and his father.
Lena as Sheila Albany is an alcoholic mother who feels she cuts the family. And seems jealous of her own daughter as a rival due to her importance. Her rage and words are deep in her sorrow and disappointment in her married life. This movie proves that she can adapt to any role based on her talent.
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