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List of Amy Adams Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
20
4
Catch Me If You Can
PG-13
20
4

A biographical crime film directed by Steven Spielberg, Catch Me If You Can follows the life of Frank Abagnale who, even before turning 19, successfully carries out cons worth millions of dollars. He has posed as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer in process. He is chased and caught by Carl Hanratty who eventually convinces him to help FBI catch other check forgers.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Biography
2. Arrival (2016)
18
8
Arrival
PG-13
18
8

12 mysterious alien spacecrafts appear silently hovering over 12 disparate locations around the world, posing a global threat to humanity. Unable to discern whether the extraterrestrials are peaceful or hostile, US Army Colonel G.T. Weber recruits expert linguist Dr. Louise Banks, who must lead an elite team tasked with establishing communication with the visitors.

As:
Cast
Role:
Louise Banks
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jeremy Renner, Mark O'Brien
3. Leap Year (2010)
43
6
Leap Year
PG
43
6

After Anna’s boyfriend keeps failing to ask her for marriage, Anna decides to travel to Ireland and pop the question herself, on February 29th, following an age-old Celtic tradition. However, fate steps in and a series of unfortunate events later she finds true love in the surly Irish innkeeper Declan O'Callaghan. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Anna
Director:
Anand Tucker
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Lithgow, Kaitlin Olson, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, Noel O'Donovan
4. The Fighter (2010)
14
5
The Fighter
R
14
5

Dicky Eklund, a former boxing champion is now a crack addict and also a trainer for his brother, Micky Ward. Micky realises that his brother and mother are not good for his boxing career and hence part ways to create his own success story. However, in a crucial fight, it is Dicky who once again assumes the trainer role for his brother.

As:
Cast
Role:
Charlene Fleming
Director:
David O. Russell
Genres:
Drama, Sport, Biography
Star Cast:
Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Mickey O'Keefe
6. Her (2013)
11
8
Her
R
11
8

Theodore Twombly is a highly sensitive loner whose professional qualification is writing soulful personal letters for others. Depressed over his impending divorce, he decides to install the latest artificially intelligent operating system Samantha, which has a bright voice and a consciousness. He begins to doubt himself as he gradually develops a romantic relationship with his AI assistant.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Romance, Drama
7. Nocturnal Animals (2016)
14
3
Nocturnal Animals
R
14
3

The neo-noir thriller follows art gallery owner Susan Morrow who receives and starts reading a manuscript written by her ex-husband Edward Sheffield. Susan who is troubled by her current husband’s unfaithfulness finds parallels between her first marriage, her life, and that of the tragic story of the protagonist of the novel, Tony Hastings.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Susan Morrow
Director:
Tom Ford
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Thriller, Crime
8. Doubt (2008)
14
4
Doubt
PG-13
14
4

Doubt is set in a Roman Catholic school of 1960s. Sister James reports to the strict disciplinarian Principal Sister Aloysius that the charismatic Father Flynn has been paying more attention to, and spending time in rectory with school’s only black student, Donald. Sister Aloysius is determined to find the truth. However, without any actual proof the confrontation can tear apart the community.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Sister James
Director:
John Patrick Shanley
Genres:
Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
9. Trouble with the Curve (2012)
27
4
Trouble with the Curve
PG-13
27
4

Trouble with the Curve is a sports drama film which tells the story of a daughter who tries to improve her dysfunctional relationship with her ailing father, a decorated baseball scout, by helping him in a recruiting trip, which may also be his last. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mickey
Director:
Robert Lorenz
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Clint Eastwood, Scott Eastwood, John Goodman, Chelcie Ross, Raymond Anthony Thomas, Ed Lauter
10. American Hustle (2013)
15
5
American Hustle
R
15
5

FBI agent Richie DiMaso catches two con artists and lovers—Irving and Sydney—in a loan scam and compels them to set up detailed sting operations to nab corrupt politicians and mafia including the Mayor, Carmine Polito. Meanwhile Rosalyn, Irving’s unpredictable wife, has her own interests and can ruin the entire operation.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sydney Prosser
Director:
David O. Russell
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
11. Julie & Julia (2009)
16
4
Julie & Julia
PG-13
16
4

The movie contrasts and intertwines the lives of New York housewife. Julie Powell, and celebrity chef, Julia Child. Bored with her life, Julie takes on the project to cook everything on Julia’s cookbook and write a blog on it. But as the blog starts consuming Julie’s life, her marriage ends up in trouble.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Julie Powell
Director:
Nora Ephron
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Stanley Tucci, Jane Lynch, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina, Linda Emond, Jane Lynch
12. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
14
5
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
PG-13
14
5

After losing her job, needy middle-aged London governess Miss Guinevere Pettigrew grabs a chance to reach American actress-singer Delysia Lafosse, who is actually looking for a social secretary. Winning her friendship, Guinevere helps Delysia manage her entangled romantic life and career. Giving Guinevere a high-society make-over, Delysia takes her to a fashion show where Guinevere finds an admirer in lingerie designer Joe Blomfield.

As:
Cast
Role:
Delysia
Director:
Bharat Nalluri
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Frances McDormand, Stephanie Cole, Christina Cole, David Alexander
13. Man of Steel (2013)
11
3
Man of Steel
PG-13
11
3

Based on the DC Comics character Superman, the movie follows the story of Clark Kent as he realises that he is an alien with superpowers. He strives to find out his real home and the purpose for which he was sent to earth. However, when survivors from his planet attack earth, he must rise and save the humanity from annihilation.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lois Lane
Director:
Zack Snyder
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy, Action
14. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
12
4
Charlie Wilson's War
R
12
4

In the 1980s Congressman Charlie Wilson forms an unlikely partnership with American socialite and friend Joanne Herring and CIA operative Gust Avrakotos to bring an end to the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. His efforts also lead to the formation of the Regan Doctrine which supported anti-communist resistance all over the world. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Bonnie Bach
Director:
Genres:
Biography, History, Comedy, Drama
15. The Muppets (2011)
7
2
The Muppets
TV-PG
7
2

Tex Richman, a materialistic oil tycoon, plans to take down the Muppet Theater to drill for oil. When ardent Muppet fan, Walter, his human-brother, Gary, and his girlfriend Mary learn about this, they search for the separated Muppets and help Kermit the Frog bring all Muppets together for ‘The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever’ to raise $10 million required to save their theater.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mary
Director:
James Bobin
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Musical, Comedy
16. Big Eyes (2014)
10
2
Big Eyes
PG-13
10
2

A biopic based on artist Margaret Keane’s life. In 1950s, painter Margaret meets and marries fellow-artist, Walter Keane, who markets Margaret’s unique paintings of enchanted children with saucer-like eyes; but he claims the credit for them, earning fame and success. Though meek initially, soon Margaret finds courage to expose his fraud and files a law-suit to claim her art as her own.

As:
Cast
Role:
Margaret Keane
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Crime, Biography
Star Cast:
Jason Schwartzman, Krysten Ritter, Christoph Waltz, Terence Stamp, Danny Huston
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
17. The Master (2012)
8
4
The Master
R
8
4

Having witnessed the horrors of WWII, Freddie Quell struggles to return to normal life and drifts from one job to another due to his alcoholism and violent nature. He is easily influenced by Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of the philosophical movement, The Cause, but his rise within the cult makes the other members worried.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
18. Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
11
4
Sunshine Cleaning
R
11
4

Rose Lorkowski is a single mother working as a cleaner. Her sister, Norah, is unreliable and very dependent and lives with their father, Joe. When Rose gets a chance to enter the more lucrative crime scene cleanup business, she involves Norah, and the two start the Sunshine Cleaning business. This ends up being a life-changing experience. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Rose
Director:
Christine Jeffs
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Arkin, Emily Blunt, Jason Spevack, Steve Zahn
19. Junebug (2005)
6
3
Junebug
R
6
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Phil Morrison
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jill Wagner, Embeth Davidtz, Alessandro Nivola, Matt Besser, Alicia Van Couvering
21. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
7
3
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
R
7
3

Musicians JB and KG are on the cusp of becoming one of the greatest rock bands ever if they can find the legendary ‘pick of destiny’, which has supernatural powers. Unfortunately, the guitar pick is actually a piece of Satan’s tooth who wants it back to regain full power. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Liam Lynch
Genres:
Adventure, Musical, Music, Comedy
22. Justice League (2017)
7
2
Justice League
PG-13
7
2

Moved by Superman's sacrifice in the previous installment in the series, Batman joins forces with Wonder Woman to track down and recruit The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg to form the Justice League in order to defend Earth from Steppenwolf and his legions of Parademons. However, the newly-formed superhero alliance may not be enough to stop the supervillain.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lois Lane
Director:
Zack Snyder
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure, Action
23. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
9
3
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
PG-13
9
3

NASCAR driver and superstar Ricky Bobby loses it all at the height of his glory when he crashes his car after being outperformed by new French driver Jean Girard. He must stage a comeback with the help of his absentee father Reese who adopts ruthless techniques to give Ricky his mojo back. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Sport
24. Hillbilly Elegy (2020)
4
2
Hillbilly Elegy
R
4
2

Due to an urgent phone call, a Yale Law student is forced to go back to his hometown in Ohio. Soon he starts reflecting on three generations of his family’s history as well as his own future.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Bev
Genres:
Drama
25. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
7
4
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
PG-13
7
4

Fearing that Superman's alien powers are left unchecked, Batman launches a personal mission to get rid of the Kyrptonian, while the Man of Steel is also wary of Batman's form of justice. However, as they realize that they were both being manipulated by supervillain Lex Luthor, they must join forces with Wonder Woman to save mankind from an abomination.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lois
Director:
Zack Snyder
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
26. Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
8
4
Drop Dead Gorgeous
PG-13
8
4

Drop Dead Gorgeous is a romantic thriller comedy film, which revolves around the events of an annual beauty pageant in a small-town in Minnesota that turns ridiculously competitive and chaotic.

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Patrick Jann
Genres:
Romance, Thriller, Comedy
27. The Wedding Date (2005)
12
3
The Wedding Date
PG-13
12
3

Based on the novel Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth Young, this film is about a single woman, who hires a male escort, to pose as her boyfriend at her sister’s wedding. Her plan is an attempt to dupe her ex-fiance, since the latter had left her a couple of years ago.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Amy
Director:
Clare Kilner
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Dermot Mulroney, Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Sarah Parish
28. Pumpkin (2002)
5
2
Pumpkin
R
5
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Adam Larson Broder, Anthony Abrams
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Christina Ricci, Melissa McCarthy, Brenda Blethyn, Sam Ball, Hank Harris
30. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
11
2
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
PG
11
2

In this second installment in the Night at the Museum series, Larry learns that the exhibits will be moved to the Smithsonian Institution without the Tablet of Ahkmenrah. He soon receives a call for help from Jedediah who, along with his other friends, is under attack from Kahmunrah. Kahmunrah intends to raise an army and conquer the world. Larry now must save his friends.

As:
Cast
Role:
Amelia Earhart
Director:
Shawn Levy
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Comedy, Adventure
31. Psycho Beach Party (2000)
8
8
Psycho Beach Party
8
8
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Lee King
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery, Horror
Star Cast:
Thomas Gibson, Nicholas Brendon, Matt Keeslar, Lauren Ambrose
32. On the Road (2012)
5
2
On the Road
R
5
2

Based on the popular novel of the same name, On the Road is an American adventure drama film, which tells the story of a young writer, whose life changes after he meets Dean Moriarty and Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter several people who make an impact on the journey. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jane / Joan Vollmer
Director:
Walter Salles
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Drama
33. Standing Still (2005)
5
2
Standing Still
R
5
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Elise
Director:
Matthew Cole Weiss
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Lauren German, Aaron Stanford, Roger Avary, Xander Berkeley, Jon Abrahams, Ethan Embry
34. The Slaughter Rule (2002)
5
5
The Slaughter Rule
R
5
5
As:
Cast
Director:
Alex Smith, Andrew J. Smith
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Ryan Gosling, David Morse, Clea DuVall, David Cale
35. Fast Track (2006)
5
3
Fast Track
PG-13
5
3

Tom is a slacker who takes up a job at his father-in-law’s law firm, after he discovers that his wife has quit her job due to her pregnancy. However, several struggles await him in his new office.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jesse Peretz
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
36. Serving Sara (2002)
6
2
Serving Sara
PG-13
6
2

Serving Sara is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of a young woman Sara, who receives divorce papers from her husband, while in New York. In order to avoid losing her fortune, she makes an offer to her process server, Joe, and sets out on a wild trip across the country.

As:
Cast
Director:
Reginald Hudlin
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
37. The Last Run (2004)
4
2
The Last Run
R
4
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alexis
Director:
Jonathan Segal
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Fred Savage, Paul Wesley, Erinn Bartlett, Steven Pasquale
38. Underdog (2007)
6
3
Underdog
PG
6
3

Underdog is a superhero action comedy film which revolves around a watchdog who receives superpowers after being exposed to a substance. Soon, he is adopted by a 12 year old boy, and he starts using his power to protect the city he lives in.

As:
Cast
Director:
Frederik Du Chau
Genres:
Fantasy, Action, Family, Comedy, Adventure, Sci-Fi
39. The Chromium Hook (2000)
5
2
The Chromium Hook
5
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jill Royaltuber
Director:
James Stanger
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Eden Bodnar, James Cada, Chris Carlson, Laura Esping
40. Pennies (2006)
5
2
Pennies
5
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlotte Brown
Director:
Diana Valentine, Warner Loughlin
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Short
Star Cast:
David Reivers, James Karr, Carol Stanzione, Jason Leiberman

TV Movie(s)

1. The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008)
5
2
The 80th Annual Academy Awards
TV-14
5
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself - Presenter / Performer
Director:
Louis J. Horvitz, Joseph Takats
Star Cast:
2. The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006)
5
2
The 78th Annual Academy Awards
5
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Director:
Troy Miller, Louis J. Horvitz, Roger Goodman
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
3. 70th Golden Globe Awards (2013)
6
4
70th Golden Globe Awards
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself - Nominee
Director:
Louis J. Horvitz
Star Cast:
4. The Peter Principle (2000)
4
2
The Peter Principle
4
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Susan
Director:
Michael Lembeck
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul F. Tompkins, Caroline Aaron

Animation(s)

Enchanted (2007)
Enchanted
PG
Plot:

Giselle, a beautiful maiden in the animated fairytale kingdom of Andalasia, is preparing for her marriage with handsome Prince Edward when evil Queen Narissa banishes her to the gritty world of New York City. She becomes conflicted about true love after developing feelings for Robert, a cynical divorced lawyer who helps her cope with the real world.

As:
Cast
Role:
Giselle
Director:
Kevin Lima
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Romance, Musical, Comedy, Animation

TV Shows and Videos

Sharp Objects (2018)
Sharp Objects
TV-MA
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Camille Preaker
Director:
Jean-Marc Vallée
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Sophia Lillis, Matt Craven, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina
Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane (1999)
Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Berlinger, Brian K. Roberts, Gil Junger, Craig Zisk, Jonathan Weiss
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Selma Blair, Jacinda Barrett, Katee Sackhoff, Eric Dane, Michael Rosenbaum, Mary Page Keller, David Moscow
Moonlight Serenade (2009)
Moonlight Serenade
PG-13
As:
Cast
Role:
Chloe
Director:
Giancarlo Tallarico
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
JB Blanc, Scott Anderson, Moon Bloodgood, Alec Newman
Cruel Intentions 2 (2000)
Cruel Intentions 2
R
As:
Cast
Role:
Kathryn Merteuil
Director:
Roger Kumble
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mimi Rogers, Robin Dunne, Keri Lynn Pratt, Barry Flatman, Sarah Thompson

Amy Adams Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Big Eyes Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 2015
American Hustle Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 2014