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Audrey Hepburn Films: What I've Seen & What I Need to See

by Trevs
Audrey Hepburn Films: What I've Seen & What I Need to See by Trevs
The Secret People (1952) – Need to see Monte Carlo Baby (1952) – Need to see Roman Holiday (1953) – an utterly delightful romantic comedy; magical chemistry between Audrey and Gregory Peck. 5/5 Sabrina (1954) – a romantic comedy where Audrey is to choose her lover, acting alongside a significantly older love interest in Bogart. Audrey hit it off well with older men. 4.5/5 War and Peace (1956) – a 3 hour 20 minute epic; a choppily plotted and ordinary period piece. Henry Fonda is swell to watch in some of his moments, but Audrey’s segments are by far the most admirable. 3/5 Love in the Afternoon (1957) – Audrey’s second film with Billy Wilder… Read more

The Secret People (1952) – Need to see

Monte Carlo Baby (1952) – Need to see

Roman Holiday (1953) – an utterly delightful romantic comedy; magical chemistry between Audrey and Gregory Peck. 5/5

Sabrina (1954) – a romantic comedy where Audrey is to choose her lover, acting alongside a significantly older love interest in Bogart. Audrey hit it off well with older men. 4.5/5

War and Peace (1956) – a 3 hour 20 minute epic; a choppily plotted and ordinary period piece. Henry Fonda is swell to watch in some of his moments, but Audrey’s segments are by far the most admirable. 3/5

Love in the Afternoon (1957) – Audrey’s second film with Billy Wilder tries to recapture the magic of Sabrina. It doesn’t quite succeed, but it’s still a sweet romantic film. 4/5

Funny Face (1957) – perhaps the most adorable musical I’ve ever seen. the set design and colours are incredibly appealing, the songs are catchy and memorable, Audrey is at her most bubbly; her avant-garde dance number is one of my favourte moments in cinema. 5/5

Green Mansions (1959) – Need to see

The Nun’s Story (1959) – Need to see

The Unforgiven (1960) – Need to see

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) – Audrey’s most iconic film is also one of her most enjoyable. sweet, romantic, funny, Moon River; the only thing bringing it down is its disgusting racism used for slapstick purposes. 4.5/5

The Children’s Hour (1961) – a powerful drama; one of her greatest performances. 4.5/5

Charade (1963) – a wonderfully plotted comedy/mystery/thriller with surprises at every turn; some of Audrey’s funniest moments; delightful chemistry between Audrey and Cary Grant. 5/5

Paris When It Sizzles (1964) – lightweight comedy with romantic flourishes. 3.5/5

My Fair Lady (1964) – like Funny Face, a gorgeous film with lavish sets; great music and performances. 4.5/5

How to Steal a Million (1966) – ridiculously silly comedy co-starring Peter O’Toole; both leads bubble throughout; it’s an inferior Charade, but still great fun. 4/5

Two for the Road (1967) – one of her strongest performances; a great comedy/drama. 4.5/5

Wait Until Dark (1967) – seeing Audrey being terrorized hurts me so. 4/5

Robin and Marian (176) – only worth watching for the performances by Audrey and Sean Connery; they make a watchable film out of the flat directing and screenplay. 2.5/5

Bloodline (1979) – A lifeless “thriller” that plods along for two hours without any interesting developments. 2/5

They All Laughed (1981) – Need to see

Love Among Thieves (TV Movie, 1987) – A light comedy mystery that shows that Audrey never lost her touch. I like that this is her final starring role; she went out having fun. 3/5

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