top films of ocean's 8's top cast
by movie army staff team

Packed to the rafters with outstanding actresses, we thought we would have a wee gander at the best cinematic performances of four of Debbie's most acclaimed Ocean's 8 crew.


 

sandra bullock

Making her film debut in the 1987 action film Hangmen, Sandra Bullock has had an outstanding career which culminated in her Oscar win for Best Actress for The Blind Side in 2009. 

BEST FILM:

The Blind Side (2009)

The role of Leigh Anne Tuohy, a middle class woman who takes in an African American homeless teenage, is a culmination of all that Bullock excels at as an actress: the dramatic and comedic which makes this her best performance. Throughout her career Bullock has not only mastered the dramatic but also comedic timing as well. The Blind Side has all of her acting prowess on full display. Little wonder that she picked up multiple acting awards for this one including Best Actress at the Oscars. 

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

Speed (1994), 28 Days (2000), Miss Congeniality (2000), and Gravity (2014).

cate blanchett

Since making her debut in the 1997 Glenn Close war film Paradise Road, Cate Blanchett has had a prolific career from little independent films Little Fish (2005) and I'm Not There (2007) to massive blockbusters The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001 - 2003) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017).  Blanchett has been nominated for a gazillion acting awards as well winning Oscars for Best Supporting Actress The Aviator (2005) and Best Actress Blue Jasmine (2014).

BEST FILM:

Elizabeth (1998)

This was the movie that plucked Cate Blanchett from obscurity, put her on the international map, and saw her nominated for a Best Actress gong at the Oscars. As Queen Elizabeth the First she is commanding, forceful, and calculating and more than an equal match for any of her more experienced male actor counterparts. Here we saw on display her vast theatre background as she played Elizabeth the First with a Shakespearian air which would make an appearance in future roles. 

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

The Lord of the Rings/Hobbit Trilogies (2001 - 2003/2012 - 2014)
Veronica Guerin (2003) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Blue Jasmine (2013). 

anne hathaway

From princesses The Princess Diaries (2001) and Ella Enchanted (2004) to gritty roles in more independent fare Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Rachel Getting Married (2008), Anne Hathaway has proven that she isn't just a one trick princess, but has a great depth of acting range which culminated in her receiving an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables (2012).

BEST FILM:

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

It takes some serious acting talent to not only be in the presence of Meryl Streep but to lead Meryl in a movie takes some hearty guts as well. This was the role that finally allowed Hathaway to say farewell to princesses and to be taken seriously as a lead performer. For a largely inexperienced actress at the time, Hathaway is super assured in the role and is one of the major reasons (Streep and Tuci the others) as to why The Devil Wears Prada is just an absolutely fabulous movie.  

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

Rachel Getting Married (2008) The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Les Miserables (2012) Interstellar (2014).

helena bonham carter

If you mention Helena Bonham Carter's film career you tend to connect her with film maker Tim Burton. Over the course of their relationship Bonham Carter starred in six of the directors films after meeting on the set of The Planet of the Apes (2001). But Bonham Carter has had a vast film acting career outside of her collaborations with her former partner. Making her cinematic debut in A Pattern of Roses (1983), Bonham Carter has starred in everything from period dramas A Room With a View (1985) to Disney blockbusters Alice in Wonderland (2010).

BEST FILM:

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street  (2007)

If there was a role that Bonham Carter was born to play it is Nellie Lovett who bakes Sweeney Todd's victims into the 'worst pies in London.' This character contains all the fury and oddity that we have come to expect from a Bonham Carter performance but with the added surprise of witnessing her brilliant singing ability. This performance saw Bonham Carter nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes and led to her role in the film adaptation of Les Miserables (2012).  

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

Howards End (1992) Fight Club (1999) Harry Potter Series (2007 - 2011) 
The King's Speech 
(2015)

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