The Best Amy Adams Movies

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The best Amy Adams movies of all time prove that she’s one of the top actresses of her generation. Since the early 2000s, she has appeared in plenty of blockbusters and critically-acclaimed movies, earning awards and accolades along the way. Her highest grossing movies have been well-received at the box office as well, as her lifetime box office gross exceeds $1 billion.

Amy Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy to a military family that moved around the world from base to base for several years, eventually settling in Colorado. Her parents eventually divorced and 1985 and Adams went on to live with her mother at the age of eighteen. After graduating high school, Adams began work as a dancer in playhouses and dinner theaters for the next few years until she landed a small role in the film Drop Dead Gorgeous. After moving to Los Angeles in 1999, she started having small roles and guest starring on shows like That ‘70s Show, The Office, and Smallville.

One of her first big movie roles was in the indie movie Junebug, in which she played a cheerful pregnant woman. While that movie was not widely released, it is regarded as one of the best Amy Adams movies and the role did get her noticed. From that point, she went on to star in several movies in supporting roles. Then she went on to play Lois Lane in Man of Steel, which is one of the most important characters in comics. Amy Adam then reprised the role in the sequel Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and will probably return to the character in the future.

So what are the best Amy Adams movies of all time? Is it Enchanted or The Fighter? See what fans have ranked as their favorite Amy Adams movies below. Movie trailers have been included below if you want a preview of the film. If you think the best Amy Adams role isn't at the top, then vote it up. Don’t see it listed? Add it so that others may vote for it. After all, this list of the best Amy Adams movies should be as comprehensive as possible. 

Amy Adams is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton and Paul Thomas Anderson. Is Amy Adams your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Rosamund Pike and Amy Poehler films lists too.

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    Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

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    The Fighter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg

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    Trouble with the Curve is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake

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    Catch Me If You Can is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner

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    Leap Year is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, John Lithgow, Matthew Goode

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    Doubt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner

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    Sunshine Cleaning is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin

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    Julie & Julia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch

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    Night at the Museum: Battle of... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller

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    The Master is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Junebug is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Jill Wagner, Benjamin McKenzie

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    The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez

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    Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Mark Strong, Frances McDormand

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    American Hustle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

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    Charlie Wilson's War is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

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    Her is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams

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    Talladega Nights: The Ballad o... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Will Ferrell, Sacha Baron Cohen

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    The Wedding Date is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney

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    Standing Still is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Mena Suvari, James Van Der Beek

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    Drop Dead Gorgeous is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Kirstie Alley

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    Underdog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Taylor Momsen, Jay Leno

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    Arrival is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker

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    Becoming Enchanted: A New Clas... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Becoming Enchanted: A New Classic Comes True Amy Adams

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    Cruel Intentions 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Mimi Rogers, Sarah Lancaster

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    Nocturnal Animals is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Nocturnal Animals Jake Gyllenhaal, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Amy Adams

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    Serving Sara is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Elizabeth Hurley, Matthew Perry

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    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Jus... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin

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    Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst

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    Tenacious D in The Pick of Des... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Amy Poehler, Ben Stiller

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    The Ex is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Amy Poehler, Amanda Peet

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    Pumpkin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Christina Ricci, Brenda Blethyn

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    Moonlight Serenade is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Moonlight Serenade Amy Adams, Moon Bloodgood, Michael Raymond-James

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    Psycho Beach Party is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Kathleen Robertson, Lauren Ambrose

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    Love & Distrust is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Love & Distrust Amy Adams, Robert Downey Jr., James Franco

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    Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party Mena Suvari, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ann Hearn

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    The Last Run Amy Adams, Fred Savage, Paul Wesley

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    Secret Ingredients: Creating J... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch

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    The Slaughter Rule is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies


    Amy Adams, Ryan Gosling, David Morse

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