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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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Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews Enchanted is a 2007 American musical live-action/animated fantasy romantic comedy film, produced by Walt Disney Pictures with New York Academy Barry Sonnenfeld and Josephson Entertainment. ...more

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Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro American Hustle is a 2013 American crime comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. It was written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, inspired by the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s ...more

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Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman Doubt is a 2008 American drama film adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize winning fictive stage play Doubt: A Parable. Written and directed by Shanley and produced by Scott Rudin, ...more

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Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg The Fighter is a 2010 biographical sports drama film directed by David O. Russell, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo. The film centers on the life of ...more

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Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker Arrival is a 2016 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer, based on the short story "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang. It stars Amy ...more

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Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin Sunshine Cleaning is a 2008 comedy-drama film starring Amy Adams and Emily Blunt. Directed by Christine Jeffs and written by Megan Holley, the film premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams Her is a 2013 American romantic science fiction comedy-drama film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. The film's musical score was composed by Arcade Fire, with the cinematography ...more

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Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman The Master is a 2012 American drama film written, directed, and co-produced by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams. It tells the story of ...more

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime drama film based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars by ...more

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Amy Adams, Jill Wagner, Benjamin McKenzie Junebug is a 2005 American comedy-drama film directed by Phil Morrison. It was released on August 3, 2005 and stars Embeth Davidtz, Amy Adams, Benjamin McKenzie, and Scott Wilson. It was filmed ...more

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Amy Adams, Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake Trouble with the Curve is a 2012 sports-drama film directed by Robert Lorenz and starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, Matthew Lillard, and John Goodman. The film revolves ...more

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Amy Adams, Mark Strong, Frances McDormand Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is a 2008 romantic comedy film directed by Bharat Nalluri. The screenplay by David Magee and Simon Beaufoy is based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Winifred ...more

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Amy Adams, John Lithgow, Matthew Goode "Laura is a single, 25-year-old journalist who lives in a small apartment in Mexico City. After a long series of flings, Laura meets Arturo. The first time they make love, Arturo touches ...more

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Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch Julie & Julia is a 2009 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Nora Ephron starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, and Chris Messina. The film contrasts the life of chef ...more

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Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the DC Comics character. Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable ...more

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Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez The Muppets is a 2011 comedy film directed by James Bobin.

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Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is a 2009 American adventure comedy film directed by Shawn Levy, and starring Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Christopher Guest ...more

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Nocturnal Animals is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies
Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon Nocturnal Animals is a 2016 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Tom Ford, based on the 1993 novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright. A divorced art gallery owner (Amy Adams) ...more

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Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks Charlie Wilson's War is a 2007 American biographical comedy-drama film, recounting the true story of U.S. Congressman Charlie Wilson who partnered with CIA operative Gust Avrakotos to launch ...more

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Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Kirstie Alley Drop Dead Gorgeous is a 1999 American black comedy film directed by Michael Patrick Jann and starring Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, Kirsten Dunst, Allison Janney, Denise Richards, Brittany ...more

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Amy Adams, Mena Suvari, James Van Der Beek Standing Still is a 2005 romantic comedy film written by Matthew Perniciaro and Timm Sharp, directed by Matthew Cole Weiss.

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Amy Adams, Will Ferrell, Sacha Baron Cohen Ricky Bobby (WILL FERRELL) has always dreamed of driving fast -- real fast -- like his father, Reese Bobby (GARY COLE), who left the family to pursue his racing dreams. Early on, Ricky’s mother, ...more

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Amy Adams, Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney The Wedding Date is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by Clare Kilner and starring Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney, and Amy Adams. Based on the novel Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth ...more

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Amy Adams, Taylor Momsen, Jay Leno Underdog is a 2007 American live-action comedy superhero film based on the 1960s cartoon series of the same name. The film was directed by Frederik Du Chau and stars Peter Dinklage as Dr. Simon ...more

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Amy Adams, Mimi Rogers, Sarah Lancaster Cruel Intentions 2 is the 2000 American comedy-drama prequel to Cruel Intentions and was released direct-to-video. It was written and directed by Roger Kumble, who was also responsible for the ...more

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Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the DC Comics characters. Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman ...more

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Amy Adams, Elizabeth Hurley, Matthew Perry Serving Sara is a 2002 romantic comedy film which stars Matthew Perry, Elizabeth Hurley, and Bruce Campbell. Joe Tyler is a process server who is given the assignment to serve Sara Moore with ...more

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On the Road is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies
Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst On the Road is a 2012 adventure drama film directed by Walter Salles. It is an adaptation of the 1957 novel of the same name by Jack Kerouac. The film stars an ensemble cast featuring Garrett ...more

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Amy Adams, Amy Poehler, Ben Stiller Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny is a 2006 American musical comedy film about comedy rock duo Tenacious D. Written, produced by and starring Tenacious D members Jack Black and Kyle Gass, it is ...more

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Amy Adams, Amy Poehler, Amanda Peet The Ex is a 2006 comedy film directed by Jesse Peretz and starring Zach Braff, Amanda Peet and Jason Bateman. The film had a wide release planned for January 19, 2007, and then March 9, 2007. It ...more

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Amy Adams, Christina Ricci, Brenda Blethyn Pumpkin is a 2002 romantic dark comedy film starring Christina Ricci. It is a story of forbidden love between a developmentally-handicapped young man and a sorority girl. The film was directed ...more

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Moonlight Serenade Amy Adams, Moon Bloodgood, Michael Raymond-James Moonlight Serenade is a 2009 romance musical directed by Giancarlo Tallarico and starring Amy Adams.

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Amy Adams, Kathleen Robertson, Lauren Ambrose Psycho Beach Party is a 2000 comedy horror film based on the off-Broadway play of the same name, directed by Robert Lee King. Charles Busch wrote both the original play and the screenplay. As ...more

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Amy Adams, Robert Downey Jr., James Franco Love & Distrust is a 2010 direct-to-video romance film starring Robert Pattinson, Amy Adams, Sam Worthington, Robert Downey, Jr. and James Franco. The movie includes 5 unique short films, ...more

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The Last Run is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies
Amy Adams, Fred Savage, Paul Wesley

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Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party Mena Suvari, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ann Hearn Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party is a 2005 documentary about Stephen Tobolowsky in which he tells stories from his life. The actor, who is usually in a supporting role, takes center stage in ...more

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Amy Adams, Ryan Gosling, David Morse The Slaughter Rule is an independent film, released in 2002 and starring Ryan Gosling and David Morse. The movie, set in contemporary Montana, explores the relationship between a small-town high ...more

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Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch