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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 Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

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The Fighter Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg

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Doubt Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Sunshine Cleaning Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin

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American Hustle Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

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Trouble with the Curve Amy Adams, Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake

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Catch Me If You Can Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner

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Junebug Amy Adams, Jill Wagner, Benjamin McKenzie

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The Master Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Leap Year Amy Adams, John Lithgow, Matthew Goode

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Her Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams

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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Amy Adams, Mark Strong, Frances McDormand

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Arrival Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker

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Man of Steel Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner

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Julie & Julia Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch

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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller

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The Muppets Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez

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Nocturnal Animals is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies
Nocturnal Animals Jake Gyllenhaal, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Amy Adams

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Charlie Wilson's War Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

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Standing Still Amy Adams, Mena Suvari, James Van Der Beek

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Amy Adams, Will Ferrell, Sacha Baron Cohen

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Drop Dead Gorgeous Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Kirstie Alley

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The Wedding Date Amy Adams, Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney

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Underdog Amy Adams, Taylor Momsen, Jay Leno

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Cruel Intentions 2 Amy Adams, Mimi Rogers, Sarah Lancaster

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin

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Serving Sara Amy Adams, Elizabeth Hurley, Matthew Perry

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On the Road is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies
On the Road Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst

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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Amy Adams, Amy Poehler, Ben Stiller

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The Ex Amy Adams, Amy Poehler, Amanda Peet

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Pumpkin Amy Adams, Christina Ricci, Brenda Blethyn

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

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Psycho Beach Party Amy Adams, Kathleen Robertson, Lauren Ambrose

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

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

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The Slaughter Rule Amy Adams, Ryan Gosling, David Morse

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

4 20
The Last Run is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Amy Adams Movies
The Last Run Amy Adams, Fred Savage, Paul Wesley