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List of Rachel McAdams Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Notebook (2004)
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The Notebook
PG-13
195
19

Adapted from the 1996 novel by Nicholas Sparks, the movie begins with an elderly man narrating a romance story from his notebook to a woman suffering from dementia. The story revolves around the love of a young couple in 1940s, who get separated due to the differences in social status but eventually find their way to each other

Directed By:
Nick Cassavetes
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Kiss
2. About Time (2013)
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16
About Time
R
148
16

About Time is the heartwarming tale of Tim Lake who is told by his father James that the men in his family can time travel. He uses this power to fall in love and improve his love life. But his numerous attempts to protect his loved ones only ends up proving to him that he cannot control fate. 

Role:
Mary
Starring:
Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson
Directed By:
Richard Curtis
3. The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
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12
The Time Traveler's Wife
PG-13
90
12

Henry DeTamble, who has a rare genetic anomaly, is often dragged through time and space to significant events in his life, but is incapable of changing them. Once he meets the beautiful Clare Abshire in the library he works in and falls in love with her, but their relationship is complicated by his frequent involuntary time travels.

Starring:
Eric Bana, Michelle Nolden, Alex Ferris, Arliss Howard, Katherine Trowell
Directed By:
Robert Schwentke
4. Wedding Crashers (2005)
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9
Wedding Crashers
R
78
9

Friends and partners as divorce mediators, John and Jeremy have a favorite pastime: crashing weddings to pick up women. After infiltrating into the wedding of the daughter of Secretary of the Treasury, Jeremy scores with his other daughter Gloria but cannot get rid of her, while John is determined to woo another daughter, Claire, who already has a boyfriend.

Role:
Claire Cleary
Directed By:
David Dobkin
5. The Vow (2012)
90
15
The Vow
PG-13
90
15

Paige and her husband Leo Collins’ lives are turned upside down when a car crash leaves Paige without any of her memories. As Leo tries to help her regain her memories, Paige’s parents and ex-boyfriend drive a wedge between the two. As Paige learns more about her past, she eventually finds her way back to Leo. 

Role:
Paige
Starring:
Directed By:
Michael Sucsy
6. Mean Girls (2004)
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14
Mean Girls
PG-13
97
14

After spending 12 years in Africa with her parents, a homeschooled teenager returns to the United States. On joining a public school, she struggles to make friends and soon learns about the social rules that need to be followed to fit in with her peers. Mean Girls is a teen comedy with a cult following.

 

Role:
Regina George
Directed By:
Mark Waters
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best On-Screen Team, MTV Movie & TV Award for Breakthrough Female
8. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
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Sherlock Holmes
PG-13
77
17

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. John Watson catch a serial killer and black magic follower, Lord Blackwood, who is later sentenced to death and hanged. However, he returns, much to the bewilderment of others. Holmes must restart his investigation and prevent Blackwood from carrying out his evil plan of controlling British Empire.

Role:
Irene Adler
Starring:
Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan
Directed By:
9. Game Night (2018)
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Game Night
R
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11

This mystery comedy crime film tells the story of a group of friends who meet regularly for game nights.  However, when of them finds his brother mysteriously vanished, they suspect that he might have been kidnapped by gangsters, and they set out to find him.   

Role:
Annie
Directed By:
John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
10. Spotlight (2015)
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13
Spotlight
R
49
13

Focused on the eponymous niche team, Spotlight, of the newspaper, Boston Globe, this movie showcases how a team of journalists, portrayed by a talented ensemble starcast, uncovered sexual abuse of children by priests of their local Roman Catholic diocese. Their startling discovery leads to further uncovering of a widespread child molestation scandal that was systematically hidden by the Catholic Church.

Role:
Sacha Pfeiffer
Directed By:
Tom McCarthy
11. Morning Glory (2010)
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10
Morning Glory
PG-13
39
10

After being hired as a producer for a morning show called DayBreak, producer Becky Fuller decides to revitalize the struggling show by hiring legendary journalist Mike Pomeroy. But Mike proves to be stubborn, uncooperative, and antagonizes co-host Colleen. Becky soon finds herself contemplating whether to stay or leave the show as it starts affecting her love life too. 

Role:
Becky
Starring:
Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum, Noah Bean, Jack Davidson, Vanessa Aspillaga
Directed By:
Roger Michell
12. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
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14
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
PG-13
49
14

The Guy Ritchie directed sequel to the 2009 Sherlock Holmes, sees the world’s most famous private detective go up against his arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty. The neo-noir adaptation integrates plot details from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories ‘The Final Problem’ and ‘The Adventure of the Empty House’. 

Role:
Irene Adler
Starring:
Stephen Fry, Jared Harris, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace
Directed By:
13. State of Play (2009)
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8
State of Play
PG-13
30
8

Congressman Stephen Collins is leading an investigation into PointCorp, a private defense contractor. But when his mistress Sonia Baker, also a researcher on his staff is murdered, he calls his old friend journalist Cal McAffrey for help. What follows is a trail of betrayals that hide a much deeper conspiracy. 

Role:
Della Frye
Starring:
Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe, David Harbour, Katy Mixon, Robin Wright, Helen Mirren, Viola Davis
Directed By:
Kevin Macdonald
14. Midnight in Paris (2011)
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Midnight in Paris
PG-13
46
15

Set in Paris, Midnight in Paris follows a screenwriter who is forced to confront the relationship issues he has with his fiancee and accept that their ways of life are too different to be compatible. The film premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. 

Role:
Inez
Starring:
Tom Hiddleston, Marion Cotillard, Corey Stoll, Adrien Brody, Alison Pill, Kathy Bates, Michael Sheen
Directed By:
15. The Hot Chick (2002)
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10
The Hot Chick
PG-13
26
10

High school cheerleader ,Jessica Spencer, is a beautiful but selfish hot girl who is also the meanest girl in the school. When a cursed earring forces Jessica and small-time criminal Clive to swap bodies, Jessica must get her own body back before the high-school prom. 

Starring:
Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Anna Faris, Tamera Mowry, Tia Mowry, Ashlee Simpson, Matthew Lawrence
Directed By:
Tom Brady
16. Southpaw (2015)
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Southpaw
R
33
13

Billy "The Great" Hope, an undefeated professional boxer with a perfect family life, succumbs to depression and alcohol and drug abuse after his loving wife is killed. Despite deciding to retire, he gets back into the ring with the help of former boxer Tick Wills to gain back custody of his daughter from Child Protective Services.

Role:
Maureen Hope
Starring:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris, Oona Laurence, 50 Cent
Directed By:
Antoine Fuqua
17. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)
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9
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
PG-13
20
9

Two aspiring musicians Lars and Sigrit receive an opportunity to represent their nation at the world’s biggest singing competition. They finally have a chance to prove themselves, while their bond is tested as well.  

Role:
Sigrit Ericksdottir
Starring:
Mikael Persbrandt, Pierce Brosnan, Will Ferrell
18. The Family Stone (2005)
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The Family Stone
PG-13
34
16

The story focuses on Meredith Morton, a successful, but uptight and conservative businesswoman, who has been invited by her boyfriend to spend the Christmas with his outgoing family. But feeling very much like a fish out of water, she opts to put up in an inn and asks her gregarious sister to join her.  

Role:
Amy Stone
Starring:
Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Luke Wilson, Claire Danes, Elizabeth Reaser, Craig T. Nelson, Diane Keaton
Directed By:
Thomas Bezucha
19. Red Eye (2005)
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14
Red Eye
PG-13
33
14

Hotel manager, Lisa Reisert, finds herself entrapped in an assassination plot on Charles Keefe, the United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. The assassin, Jackson Rippner is seated next to her on a flight and has kidnapped her father to ensure her compliance and she must find a way out. 

Role:
Lisa Reisert
Starring:
Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox, Laura Johnson, Max Kasch
Directed By:
Wes Craven
20. Aloha (2015)
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Aloha
PG-13
22
12

Aloha is a 2015 romantic comedy drama film which revolves around a celebrated military contractor who returns to the site of his greatest career achievements. However, he reconnects with his ex-girlfriend and also falls for the hard-charging Air Force watch-dog assigned to him. 

Role:
Tracy Woodside
Starring:
Jaeden Lieberher, Emma Stone, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski, Bill Murray, Edi Gathegi, Bradley Cooper
Directed By:
Cameron Crowe
21. My Name Is Tanino (2002)
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4
My Name Is Tanino
PG-13
7
4
Role:
Sally Garfield
Starring:
Corrado Fortuna, Frank Crudele, Mary Long, Beau Starr
Directed By:
Paolo Virzì
22. Disobedience (2017)
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Disobedience
R
20
11

After her father passes away, Ronit, a young woman, returns to her orthodox community from where she was cast out as a child. Soon, her passion for her childhood friend reignites. 

Role:
Esti Kuperman
Starring:
Rachel Weisz, Anton Lesser, Alessandro Nivola, Nicholas Woodeson
Directed By:
Sebastián Lelio
23. Married Life (2007)
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Married Life
PG-13
6
4

This romantic crime drama film tells the story of Harry Allen who falls for Kay, a much younger woman. As he does not want to hurt his wife’s feelings by filing for a divorce, he plans to kill her instead. His friend Richard tries to stop him, as he himself is in love with Kay. Soon, Kay starts falling for Richard, and Harry realizes that his wife is having an affair.

Role:
Kay Nesbitt
Starring:
Chris Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Annabel Kershaw, Patricia Clarkson
Directed By:
Ira Sachs
24. To the Wonder (2012)
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To the Wonder
R
5
6

While in Paris, Neil falls in love with Ukrainian divorcee Marina and invites her with her daughter to his native Oklahoma. But as their passion cools, they drift apart; Marina befriends fellow-exile Catholic Priest Father Quintana, and later returns to France as her visa expires. Neil renews his friendship with childhood sweetheart Rachel, but is unwilling to commit. Then Marina returns to Oklahoma. 

Role:
Jane
Starring:
Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, Ben Affleck, Tatiana Chiline
Directed By:
25. A Most Wanted Man (2014)
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10
A Most Wanted Man
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13
10

A terrorist Issac Karpov enters Hamburg and comes under the observation of a covert anti-terrorism German team led by Günther Bachmann. Günther is investigating Muslim scholar Dr. Abdullah who is suspected of funding terrorist organizations. Günther wants to use Karpov to trap Dr. Abdullah and turn him to catch those higher up in the terrorist organization. 

Starring:
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Nina Hoss, Daniel Brühl, Robin Wright, Grigoriy Dobrygin
Directed By:
Anton Corbijn
26. Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)
5
4
Every Thing Will Be Fine
5
4

Everything Will be Fine is a drama film which tells the story of a struggling writer, who drives around aimlessly after a domestic quarrel. However, he accidentally hits and runs over a child. Although he is legally innocent, the accident traumatizes him so badly for the next twelve years that whenever he looks into the mirror, he sees a murderer. Despite this, he struggles to make sense of what occurred.  

Role:
Sara
Starring:
Peter Stormare, Charlotte Gainsbourg, James Franco, Patrick Bauchau, Peter Miller, Gilbert Wahiakeron, Claude Chamberlain
Directed By:
27. The Lucky Ones (2008)
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11
The Lucky Ones
R
11
11

The Lucky Ones is a comedy drama film revolving around Staff Sergeant Fred Cheaver, who has retired from military service and is returning home to his wife and son. Meanwhile, Private First Class Colee Dunn and Staff Sergeant TK Poole, is heading to Las Vegas on a vacation. When they discover that all flights have been cancelled due to a blackout, the three decide to rent a minivan and start a road trip.

Role:
Colee
Starring:
Timothy Francis Robbins, Tim Robbins, Michael Peña, Molly Hagan, Mark L. Young
Directed By:
Neil Burger
28. Passion (2012)
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13
Passion
R
7
13

Passion is a mystery thriller film which tells the story of Christine, working for an international advertising agency, who is romantically involved with her boss. But her boss betrays her, which leads to murder.

Role:
Christine
Starring:
Noomi Rapace, Karoline Herfurth, Paul Anderson, Dominic Raacke
Directed By:
29. Shotgun Love Dolls (2001)
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4
Shotgun Love Dolls
7
4
Role:
Beth
Starring:
Lauren German, Malin Akerman, Steve Byers, Jeff Geddis, Ingrid Hart
Directed By:
T.J. Scott
30. Guilt by Association (2002)
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4
Guilt by Association
6
4
Role:
Danielle
Starring:
Mercedes Ruehl, Alberta Watson, Alex Carter, Karen Glave
Directed By:
Graeme Campbell
31. Perfect Pie (2002)
5
4
Perfect Pie
5
4
Role:
Patsy
Starring:
Alison Pill, Wendy Crewson, Barbara Williams, Jennifer Pisana
Directed By:
Barbara Willis Sweete

TV Shows

True Detective
33
5
True Detective
TV-MA
33
5
Role:
Detective Ani Bezzerides
Starring:
Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Alexandra Daddario, Mahershala Ali, Sarah Gadon, Abigail Spencer
Directed By:
Cary Fukunaga, John Crowley, Justin Lin
Slings and Arrows
10
2
Slings and Arrows
10
2
Starring:
Paul Gross, Martha Burns, Stephen Ouimette, Susan Coyne
Directed By:
Peter Wellington
The Famous Jett Jackson
6
4
The Famous Jett Jackson
6
4
Starring:
Hayden Christensen, Meagan Good, Lee Thompson Young, Ryan Sommers Baum, Gordon Greene
Directed By:
Shawn Levy, Gordon Langevin, Stacey Stewart Curtis, Larry A. McLean, Anthony Browne
Earth: Final Conflict
5
5
Earth: Final Conflict
TV-PG
5
5
Starring:
Margot Kidder, Kim Coates, Majel Barrett, Malin Akerman, Von Flores, Leni Parker, Anita La Selva
Directed By:
Brenton Spencer, Ross Clyde, Andrew Potter, James Head, David Winning

Animation Movies

The Little Prince (2015)
12
3
The Little Prince
PG
12
3

The Little Prince is an animated fantasy film, which revolves around a little girl, who is taken by her neighbor, the Aviator, to a magical world, the world of the Little Prince. 

Role:
The Mother (voice)
Starring:
Albert Brooks, Jeff Bridges, Benicio Del Toro, Paul Giamatti, Ricky Gervais, Paul Rudd, Guillaume Canet
Directed By:
Mark Osborne

Rachel McAdams Awards

MTV Movie & TV Awards
Mean Girls Best On-Screen Team 2005
Mean Girls Breakthrough Female 2005
The Notebook Best Kiss 2005