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.
- 22482Enchanted is a 2007 American musical live-action/animated fantasy romantic comedy film,... more
- 11221American Hustle is a 2013 American comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. It was... more
- 13233Doubt is a 2008 American drama film adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize... more
- 13318Arrival is a 2016 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by... more
- 7713Her is a 2013 American romantic science fiction comedy-drama film written, directed, and... more
- 8821The Master is a 2012 American drama film written, directed, and co-produced by Paul Thomas... more
- 11928Sunshine Cleaning is a 2008 comedy-drama film starring Amy Adams and Emily Blunt. Directed by... more
- 12960The Fighter is a 2010 American biographical sports drama film directed by David O. Russell.... more
- 13359Trouble with the Curve is a 2012 sports-drama film directed by Robert Lorenz and starring... more
- 10627Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is a 2008 romantic comedy film directed by Bharat Nalluri. The... more
- 13775Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime drama film based on the life of... more
- 15587Leap Year is a 2010 Irish-American romantic comedy film directed by Anand Tucker and written... more
- 12258Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is a 2009 American adventure comedy film... more
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- 160125The Wedding Date is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by Clare Kilner and starring... more
- 10880Junebug is a 2005 American comedy-drama film directed by Phil Morrison. It was released on... more
- 116150Julie & Julia is a 2009 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Nora Ephron... more
- 8864Underdog is a 2007 American live-action comedy superhero film based on the 1960s cartoon... more
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- 1624Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Zack Snyder,... more
- 3124Standing Still is a 2005 romantic comedy film written by Matthew Perniciaro and Timm Sharp,... more
- 4665Serving Sara is a 2002 romantic comedy film which stars Matthew Perry, Elizabeth Hurley, and... more
- 3866Pumpkin is a 2002 romantic dark comedy film starring Christina Ricci. It is a story of... more