Amy Adams has worked hard to get where she is today, having kicked off her performing career in 1994 but not breaking through until she hit her early 30s. Following her mid-2000s roles in films like Junebug and Enchanted, she quickly rose to fame and was soon cast in larger, more dramatic roles. Today, she remains one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood. Because of this, we thought we’d take a look at how all of her films stack up on IMDb.
The popular entertainment website has assigned a star rating to every movie Adams has appeared in. This score, based on the votes of registered users on a scale of one to ten, is what we’ll be using to rank Adams’ films.
With that said, it’s time to sit back and enjoy the show; here are Amy Adams’ ten best movies according to IMDb.
10 Man Of Steel (2013): 7.1
Superman received a new adventure in 2013. This film, Man of Steel, tells of Clark Kent’s origins and his future as he discovers who he is and how he must save those he loves.
While Clark is played by Henry Cavill, Amy Adams takes on the role of Lois Lane.
Lane is a reporter for the Daily Planet newspaper who, eventually, becomes Clark’s romantic interest. She beat out actresses including Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilder, and Mila Kunis for the role.
9 American Hustle (2013): 7.2
Irving Rosenfeld is a con artist whose world gets rocked after he falls for Sydney Prosser, a woman who helps him with his pursuits. However, things grow even more intense after an FBI agent forces the couple into working on a sting operation set against a New Jersey mayor.
While Christian Bale takes on Rosenfeld, Adams takes on Prosser. Bradley Cooper appears as the FBI agent, while names including Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, and Louis C.K. round out the cast.
Adams received a Best Actress nomination at the Academy Awards and won the award for Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes.
8 The Master (2012): 7.2
This 2012 psychological drama tells of a Word War II Navy vet who joins a religious movement known as “The Cause” under leader Lancaster Dodd, after having trouble adjusting to a world outside of war.
As he travels with Dodd’s family and follows his teachings, however, it’s not long before he realizes that there are consequences related to falling into a cult.
Amy Adams takes on the role of Peggy Dodd, who is Lancaster’s wife.
7 Vice (2018): 7.2
After presidential candidate George W Bush narrowly wins the election, new Vice President Dick Cheney fully steps into his role in an attempt to change the country.
The 2018 biographical comedy-drama had Christian Bale transforming into the V.P. while Amy Adams played his wife, Lynne Vincent Cheney.
Adams received nominations for Best Supporting Actress at both the Academy Awards and Golden Globes for her performance.
6 Doubt (2008): 7.5
This 2008 period drama, which takes place in a Catholic elementary school in 1964, follows the secrets and scandals of the school’s administration after the first black student is welcomed into St. Nicholas. When Father Brendan Flynn shows a misuse of his power, Sister Aloysius and Sister James are set out to stop him.
Philip Seymour Hoffman played the central priest while Meryl Streep and Amy Adams took on the nuns.
Adams received nominations at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes for her role as a supporting actress.
5 Nocturnal Animals (2016): 7.5
While Susan Morrow should be happy as the owner of an expensive art gallery in L.A., she’s not; Her current husband is always traveling.
However, when her ex-husband’s novel is sent to her, she is soon sucked into a terrifying story that has her reconsidering the real world she lives in.
Though the psychological thriller’s box office performance was not impressive, the acting was. Adams starred as Susan Morrow while Jake Gyllenhaal and Armie Hammer played both of her lovers.
4 The Fighter (2010): 7.8
This biographical sports drama tells the story of boxer Micky Ward’s fight to the top and his half-brother Dicky Eklund’s mixed-up involvement in this battle.
Mark Wahlberg portrays Micky Ward while Christian Bale acts as Dicky Aklund.
Adams took on the role as Charlene Fleming, Ward’s girlfriend and later wife. She received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in this role.
3 Arrival (2016): 7.9
When giant spaceships randomly settle at 12 locations around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks sets out to uncover the truth behind them. As the world inches toward war, Banks must figure out how to communicate with earth’s alien visitors.
The 2016 sci-fi film, based on the 1998 short story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang, had Amy Adams taking on the role of the professor, while Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker back her up.
Adams received a Best Actress Golden Globe nomination for her work.
2 Her (2013): 8.0
This sci-fi drama the story of a lonely man named Theodore living in a future where virtual assistants have developed minds of their own. While he searches for love in the real world, his heart starts to instead shift to that of his own virtual assistant named Samantha. As the line between reality and fiction becomes blurred, Theodore must face the realities of falling for an operating system.
While Joaquin Phoenix fades into the leading role, Amy Adams plays a woman, also named Amy, who is both a former flame and neighbor of Theodore. Their relationship with each consistently lingers on the sidelines.
1 Catch Me If You Can (2002): 8.1
Topping off the list is this 2002 biographical crime film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.
Based on the life of former conman Frank Abagnale, Catch Me If You Can tells the true story of a man who posed as a doctor, lawyer, and airline co-pilot all before the age of 18. While FBI Agent Carl Hanratty is out to track him down, Frank knows how to stay ahead of the game.
Adams played a girl named Brenda who Frank falls for during his medical career. However, the truth behind his life doesn’t have the relationship ending well.