5 Best Sophie Marceau Movies

Choosing the 5 best Sophie Marceau movies is not easy. The talented and beautiful French actress has appeared in more than thirty-five films. As a teenager, Marceau made her acting debut in the popular 1980 French film, "La boum." A 1982 sequel followed, and Marceau was awarded a Cesar Award (the French Oscar) for Most Promising Actress.

Marceau received the "Best Romantic Actress" title at the International Festival of Romantic Movies in 1988. In addition to her French language films, she has worked in several highly acclaimed international films, including her roles in "Braveheart" and as a Bond girl in "The World is Not Enough." Culled from her most popular international film roles, here is our list of the five best Sophie Marceau movies to date.

  1. Braveheart (1995) – Sophie Marceau acquired international success as Princess Isabelle in Mel Gibson’s award-winning epic film, "Braveheart." In a well-known scene from the movie, William Wallace (Gibson) asks the beautiful princess, "Why do you help me?" "Because of the way you are looking at me now," she (Marceau) replies.
  2. Beyond the Clouds (1995) – This Italian-French-German film stars Sophie Marceau as "the girl." The film actually links four short tales, each centered on one woman’s story. Fans of female nudity will appreciate Marceau’s nakedness in the film, which signifies both the physical and emotional nakedness of her character.
  3. Anna Karenina (1997) – Marceau takes the title role in this international film based on the Tolstoy novel. She stars opposite Sean Bean as Count Vronsky. At one point, the passionate Anna Karenina (Marceau) asks Vronsky, "What are you doing here?" His reply: "You know that I have come to be where you are. I cannot help myself."
  4. A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999) – Marceau plays Queen Hippolyta in an American adaptation of the funny Shakespearean comedy. In her role as Hippolyta, the actress attracts Theseus (David Strathairn) with her feminine allure and charm, rendering Theseus completely smitten with her.
  5. The World is Not Enough (1999) – Marceau is the villainous Bond girl, Elektra King, in "The World is Not Enough." The actress stars opposite Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. Elektra is an oil heiress who wants to make her mark on the world. Her motto: "There’s no point in living if you can’t feel alive."
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