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The Best Rachel McAdams Movies

Updated July 6, 2020 4.0k votes 1.2k voters 59.1k views29 items

List RulesVote for your favorite Rachel McAdams movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

Here are the best Rachel McAdams movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Since starring as Regina George in Mean Girls, Rachel McAdams quickly became a Hollywood A-lister with her performances in romantic films like The Notebook and The Time Traveler's Wife. Rachel McAdams's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Rachel McAdams movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Rachel McAdams movies will be at the top of the list. Rachel McAdams has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Rachel McAdams movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Rachel McAdams films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Rachel McAdams role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Rachel McAdams performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List is made up of many different films, including Spotlight, Wedding Crashers, and Sherlock Holmes.

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  • The Notebook1
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    The Notebook

    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

    Released2004

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

    The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on...  more

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  • Mean Girls2
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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

    Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the...  more

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  • About Time3
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    About Time

    Rachel McAdams, Margot Robbie

    Released2013

    Directed byRichard Curtis

    About Time is a 2013 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Richard Curtis. A young...  more

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    #169 of 782 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#39 of 126 The Greatest Date Movies Of All Time

  • Wedding Crashers4
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    Wedding Crashers

    Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Dobkin

    Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American comedy film directed by David Dobkin. John Beckwith (Owen...  more

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    #158 of 480 The Greatest Movies For Guys#23 of 151 The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies

  • The Vow5
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    The Vow

    Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum

    Released2012

    Directed byMichael Sucsy

    The Vow is a 2012 romantic drama film directed by Michael Sucsy, starring Channing Tatum and...  more
  • Morning Glory6
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    Morning Glory

    Eva Longoria, George Clooney

    Released2010

    Directed byRoger Michell

    Morning Glory is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Roger Michell, written by Aline Brosh...  more

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  • Sherlock Holmes7
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    Sherlock Holmes

    Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

    Released2009

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 period mystery action film directed by Guy Ritchie, based on the...  more

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    #22 of 101 The Best Bromance Movies#265 of 382 The Greatest Movie Themes

  • Red Eye8
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    Red Eye

    Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy

    Released2005

    Directed byWes Craven

    Red Eye is a 2005 American thriller film directed by Wes Craven and starring Rachel McAdams as...  more

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  • Spotlight9
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    Spotlight

    Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton

    Released2015

    Directed byTom McCarthy

    Spotlight is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Tom McCarthy. The true story...  more

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  • Midnight in Paris10
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    Midnight in Paris

    Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard

    Released2011

    Directed byWoody Allen

    Midnight in Paris is an American 2011 romantic comedy fantasy film written and directed by...  more

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  • The Time Traveler's Wife11
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    The Time Traveler's Wife

    Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana

    Released2009

    Directed byRobert Schwentke

    The Time Traveler's Wife is a 2009 American romantic science fiction drama film directed by...  more

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    #181 of 1,235 The Best Novels Ever Written#92 of 277 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

  • Southpaw12
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    Southpaw

    Rachel McAdams, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2015

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

    Southpaw is a 2015 American sports drama film directed by Antoine Fuqua. A champion boxer...  more

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    #148 of 204 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made#21 of 55 The 30+ Greatest Sports Drama Movies of All Time

  • Doctor Strange13
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    Doctor Strange

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Released2016

    Directed byScott Derrickson

    Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Scott Derrickson, based on the...  more

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    #343 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made#13 of 177 The Greatest Comic Book Movies Of All Time

  • Game Night14
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    Game Night

    Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams

    Released2018

    Directed byJohn Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein

    Game Night is a 2018 American comedy thriller film directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan...  more

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  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows15
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    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr.

    Released2011

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a 2011 British-American action mystery film directed by...  more

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    #375 of 557 The Greatest Film Scores of All Time#237 of 315 Movies with the Best Soundtracks

  • State of Play16
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    State of Play

    Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck

    Released2009

    Directed byKevin Macdonald

    State of Play is a 2009 political thriller film. It is an adaptation of the six-part British...  more

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    #115 of 340 The Best Political Films Ever Made#134 of 247 The Best Whodunit Movies

  • The Lucky Ones17
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    The Lucky Ones

    Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins

    Released2008

    Directed byNeil Burger

    The Lucky Ones is a 2008 film directed by Neil Burger....  more
  • Married Life18
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    Married Life

    Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released2007

    Directed byIra Sachs

    Married Life is a 2007 American drama period film directed by Ira Sachs. The screenplay by...  more
  • My Name Is Tanino19
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    My Name Is Tanino

    Rachel McAdams, Beau Starr

    Released2002

    Directed byPaolo Virzì

    My Name is Tanino is a 2002 comedy film directed by Paolo Virzì. The picaresque plot is about...  more
  • The Family Stone20
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    The Family Stone

    Rachel McAdams, Sarah Jessica Parker

    Released2005

    Directed byThomas Bezucha

    The Family Stone is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Thomas Bezucha....  more

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  • Guilt by Association21
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    Guilt by Association

    Rachel McAdams, Mercedes Ruehl

    Released2002

    Directed byGraeme Campbell

  • The Hot Chick22
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    The Hot Chick

    Rachel McAdams, Adam Sandler

    Released2002

    Directed byTom Brady

    The Hot Chick is a 2002 American comedy film about a teenage girl whose mind is magically...  more

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    #1198 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies#753 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

  • Passion23
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    Passion

    Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace

    Released2012

    Directed byBrian De Palma

    Passion is a 2013 thriller film written by Natalie Carter,Alain Corneau and Brian De Palma ...  more
  • Aloha24
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    Aloha

    Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone

    Directed byCameron Crowe

    Aloha is a 2015 American romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by Cameron...  more
  • To the Wonder25
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    To the Wonder

    Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck

    Released2012

    Directed byTerrence Malick

    To the Wonder is a 2012 romantic drama art film written and directed by Terrence Malick,...  more