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List of Rachel McAdams Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Notebook (2004)
194
19
The Notebook
PG-13
194
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

As:
Cast
Director:
Nick Cassavetes
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Kiss
2. About Time (2013)
148
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mary
Director:
Richard Curtis
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson
3. The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
90
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Schwentke
Genres:
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Eric Bana, Michelle Nolden, Alex Ferris, Arliss Howard, Katherine Trowell
4. Wedding Crashers (2005)
78
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Claire Cleary
Director:
David Dobkin
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Paige
Director:
Michael Sucsy
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
6. Mean Girls (2004)
96
14
Mean Girls
PG-13
96
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.

 

As:
Cast
Role:
Regina George
Director:
Mark Waters
Genres:
Comedy
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best On-Screen Team, MTV Movie & TV Award for Breakthrough Female
7. Doctor Strange (2016)
85
15
Doctor Strange
PG-13
85
15

A wealthy and arrogant neurosurgeon becomes victim of a terrible car crash, which leaves him unable to operate. In his effort to heal himself, he realizes that he knows nothing about the universe, and soon he learns about a hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.

As:
Cast
Role:
Christine Palmer
Director:
Scott Derrickson
Genres:
Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Adventure
8. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
76
17
Sherlock Holmes
PG-13
76
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Irene Adler
Director:
Genres:
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Adventure
Star Cast:
Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan
9. Game Night (2018)
52
10
Game Night
R
52
10

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.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Annie
Director:
John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Comedy, Thriller
10. Spotlight (2015)
49
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sacha Pfeiffer
Director:
Tom McCarthy
Genres:
History, Drama, Crime
11. Morning Glory (2010)
39
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Becky
Director:
Roger Michell
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum, Noah Bean, Jack Davidson, Vanessa Aspillaga
12. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
49
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’. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Irene Adler
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Adventure, Mystery, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Stephen Fry, Jared Harris, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace
13. State of Play (2009)
30
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Della Frye
Director:
Kevin Macdonald
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe, David Harbour, Katy Mixon, Robin Wright, Helen Mirren, Viola Davis
14. Midnight in Paris (2011)
46
15
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Inez
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Tom Hiddleston, Marion Cotillard, Corey Stoll, Adrien Brody, Alison Pill, Kathy Bates, Michael Sheen
15. The Hot Chick (2002)
26
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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Brady
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Anna Faris, Tamera Mowry, Tia Mowry, Ashlee Simpson, Matthew Lawrence
16. Southpaw (2015)
33
13
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Maureen Hope
Director:
Antoine Fuqua
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris, Oona Laurence, 50 Cent
17. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)
20
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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Sigrit Ericksdottir
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Mikael Persbrandt, Pierce Brosnan, Will Ferrell
18. The Family Stone (2005)
34
16
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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Amy Stone
Director:
Thomas Bezucha
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Luke Wilson, Claire Danes, Elizabeth Reaser, Craig T. Nelson, Diane Keaton
19. Red Eye (2005)
33
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lisa Reisert
Director:
Wes Craven
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox, Laura Johnson, Max Kasch
20. Aloha (2015)
22
12
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. 

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

As:
Cast
Role:
Esti Kuperman
Director:
Sebastián Lelio
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Rachel Weisz, Anton Lesser, Alessandro Nivola, Nicholas Woodeson
23. Married Life (2007)
6
4
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Kay Nesbitt
Director:
Ira Sachs
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Crime
Star Cast:
Chris Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Annabel Kershaw, Patricia Clarkson
24. To the Wonder (2012)
5
6
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jane
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, Ben Affleck, Tatiana Chiline
25. A Most Wanted Man (2014)
13
10
A Most Wanted Man
R
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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Anton Corbijn
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Nina Hoss, Daniel Brühl, Robin Wright, Grigoriy Dobrygin
26. Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)
5
4
Every Thing Will Be Fine
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Sara
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Stormare, Charlotte Gainsbourg, James Franco, Patrick Bauchau, Peter Miller, Gilbert Wahiakeron, Claude Chamberlain
27. The Lucky Ones (2008)
11
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Colee
Director:
Neil Burger
Genres:
Drama, War, Comedy
Star Cast:
Timothy Francis Robbins, Tim Robbins, Michael Peña, Molly Hagan, Mark L. Young
28. Passion (2012)
7
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.

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

TV Shows

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

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. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
The Mother (voice)
Director:
Mark Osborne
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Animation, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Albert Brooks, Jeff Bridges, Benicio Del Toro, Paul Giamatti, Ricky Gervais, Paul Rudd, Guillaume Canet

Rachel McAdams Awards

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