Amy Adams Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

Catch Me If You Can
PG-13

Catch Me If You Can

(2002)
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Steven Spielberg
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Biography
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye
Plot:

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.

12
2
The Fighter
R

The Fighter

(2010)
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlene Fleming
Director:
David O. Russell
Genres:
Drama, Sport, Biography
Star Cast:
Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Mickey O'Keefe
Plot:

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.

9
2
Arrival
PG-13

Arrival

(2016)
8
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Louise Banks
Director:
Denis Villeneuve
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O'Brien
Plot:

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.

8
6

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Her
R

Her

(2013)
4
6
As:
Cast
Director:
Spike Jonze
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Joaquin Phoenix, Kristen Wiig, Olivia Wilde, Scarlett Johansson
Plot:

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.

4
6
Nocturnal Animals
R

Nocturnal Animals

(2016)
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Susan Morrow
Director:
Tom Ford
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher
Plot:

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.  

6
1
Doubt
PG-13

Doubt

(2008)
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sister James
Director:
John Patrick Shanley
Genres:
Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Viola Davis, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Alice Drummond
Plot:

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.  

6
2
Leap Year
PG

Leap Year

(2010)
27
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Anna
Director:
Anand Tucker
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Lithgow, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, Noel O'Donovan
Plot:

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. 

27
3
Trouble with the Curve
PG-13

Trouble with the Curve

(2012)
19
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mickey
Director:
Robert Lorenz
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Clint Eastwood, Chelcie Ross, Raymond Anthony Thomas, Ed Lauter, Amy Adams
Plot:

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. 

19
2
American Hustle
R

American Hustle

(2013)
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Sydney Prosser
Director:
David O. Russell
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper
Plot:

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.

7
3
Julie & Julia
PG-13

Julie & Julia

(2009)
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Julie Powell
Director:
Nora Ephron
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Linda Emond, Jane Lynch, Amy Adams
Plot:

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.  

10
2
Man of Steel
PG-13

Man of Steel

(2013)
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lois Lane
Director:
Zack Snyder
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Star Cast:
Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Henry Cavill
Plot:

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.

6
1
Charlie Wilson's War
R

Charlie Wilson's War

(2007)
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bonnie Bach
Director:
Mike Nichols
Genres:
Biography, History, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Emily Blunt, Julia Roberts
Plot:

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. 

7
2

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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
PG-13

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

(2008)
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Delysia
Director:
Bharat Nalluri
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Stephanie Cole, Frances McDormand, Christina Cole, David Alexander
8
3
The Muppets
TV-PG

The Muppets

(2011)
3
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary
Director:
James Bobin
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Black, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones
Plot:

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.

3
1
The Master
R

The Master

(2012)
3
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Price Carson, Mike Howard
Plot:

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.

3
3
Big Eyes
PG-13

Big Eyes

(2014)
3
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Margaret Keane
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Crime, Biography
Star Cast:
Terence Stamp, Jason Schwartzman, Danny Huston, Christoph Waltz
Plot:

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.

3
1
Junebug
R

Junebug

(2005)
2
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Phil Morrison
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Embeth Davidtz, Alessandro Nivola, Matt Besser, Alicia Van Couvering
2
1
Backseat
R

Backseat

(2018)
1
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Adam McKay
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Sam Rockwell, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Tyler Perry
1
3
Sunshine Cleaning
R

Sunshine Cleaning

(2008)
4
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Rose
Director:
Christine Jeffs
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Arkin, Emily Blunt, Jason Spevack, Steve Zahn
Plot:

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. 

4
3
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
R

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

(2006)
1
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Liam Lynch
Genres:
Adventure, Musical, Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Kyle Gass, JR Reed, Ronnie James Dio
Plot:

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. 

1
1

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
PG-13

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

(2006)
5
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Adam McKay
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Sport
Star Cast:
Will Ferrell, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jane Lynch, Gary Cole, Michael Clarke Duncan
Plot:

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. 

5
2
Justice League
PG-13

Justice League

(2017)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lois Lane
Director:
Zack Snyder
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amber Heard
Plot:

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.

1
1
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
PG-13

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

(2016)
3
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lois
Director:
Zack Snyder
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane
Plot:

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.

3
3
Drop Dead Gorgeous
PG-13

Drop Dead Gorgeous

(1999)
3
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Patrick Jann
Genres:
Romance, Thriller, Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam West, Kirsten Dunst, Ellen Barkin, Allison Janney, Denise Richards
3
3
The Wedding Date
PG-13

The Wedding Date

(2005)
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Amy
Director:
Clare Kilner
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Parish
Plot:

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.  

6
2
Pumpkin
R

Pumpkin

(2002)
1
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Adam Larson Broder, Anthony Abrams
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Christina Ricci, Brenda Blethyn, Sam Ball, Hank Harris
1
1
Lullaby
R

Lullaby

(2014)
3
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Emily
Director:
Andrew Levitas
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anne Archer, Garrett Hedlund, Richard Jenkins, Jessica Brown Findlay
3
1
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
PG

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

(2009)
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Amelia Earhart
Director:
Shawn Levy
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Robin Williams
Plot:

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.

6
1
Psycho Beach Party

Psycho Beach Party

(2000)
4
7
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Lee King
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery, Horror
Star Cast:
Thomas Gibson, Nicholas Brendon, Matt Keeslar, Lauren Ambrose
4
7
On the Road
R

On the Road

(2012)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jane / Joan Vollmer
Director:
Walter Salles
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Tom Sturridge
Plot:

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. 

1
1

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The Slaughter Rule
R

The Slaughter Rule

(2002)
1
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Alex Smith, Andrew J. Smith
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Ryan Gosling, David Morse, Clea DuVall, David Cale
1
3
Standing Still
R

Standing Still

(2005)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Elise
Director:
Matthew Cole Weiss
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Roger Avary, Xander Berkeley, Jon Abrahams, Ethan Embry
1
1
Fast Track
PG-13

Fast Track

(2006)
2
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jesse Peretz
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mia Farrow, Zach Braff, Paul Rudd, Jason Bateman, Amy Adams
2
2
Serving Sara
PG-13

Serving Sara

(2002)
2
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Reginald Hudlin
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jerry Stiller, Mike Judge, Cedric the Entertainer, Matthew Perry
2
1
The Last Run
R

The Last Run

(2004)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Alexis
Director:
Jonathan Segal
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Erinn Bartlett, Fred Savage, Steven Pasquale, Paul Wesley
1
1
Underdog
PG

Underdog

(2007)
3
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Frederik Du Chau
Genres:
Fantasy, Action, Family, Comedy, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Patrick Warburton, James Belushi, John Slattery, Taylor Momsen, Amy Adams
3
2
The Chromium Hook

The Chromium Hook

(2000)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jill Royaltuber
Director:
James Stanger
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Eden Bodnar, James Cada, Chris Carlson, Laura Esping
1
1
Pennies

Pennies

(2006)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlotte Brown
Director:
Diana Valentine, Warner Loughlin
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Short
Star Cast:
David Reivers, James Karr, Carol Stanzione, Jason Leiberman
1
1

TV Movie(s)

The 80th Annual Academy Awards
TV-14

The 80th Annual Academy Awards

(2008)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself - Presenter / Performer
Director:
Louis J. Horvitz, Joseph Takats
Star Cast:
Jessica Alba, Casey Affleck, Don Ameche, Jon Stewart
1
1
The 78th Annual Academy Awards

The 78th Annual Academy Awards

(2006)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Director:
Troy Miller, Louis J. Horvitz, Roger Goodman
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Jessica Alba, Eddie Albert, Jon Stewart, Muhammad Ali
1
1
70th Golden Globe Awards

70th Golden Globe Awards

(2013)
1
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself - Nominee
Director:
Louis J. Horvitz
Star Cast:
Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Adele, Ben Affleck
1
2
The Peter Principle

The Peter Principle

(2000)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Susan
Director:
Michael Lembeck
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul F. Tompkins, Caroline Aaron
1
1

Animation(s)

King of the Hill
TV-14

King of the Hill (1997)

As:
Cast
Director:
Wesley Archer, Klay Hall, Tricia Garcia, Kyoung Hee Lim, Adam Kuhlman
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Rickman, Ben Stiller, Carmen Electra, Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy
Enchanted
PG

Enchanted (2007)

As:
Cast
Role:
Giselle
Director:
Kevin Lima
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Romance, Musical, Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Idina Menzel, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall
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.

TV Shows and Videos

The Office
TV-PG

The Office (2005)

As:
Cast
Director:
Joss Whedon, Paul Feig, Randall Einhorn, Ken Kwapis, Greg Daniels
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Black, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Leslie David Baker
The West Wing
TV-14

The West Wing (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
Christopher Misiano, Alex Graves, Thomas Schlamme, Lesli Linka Glatter, Laura Innes
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Goodman, Jon Bon Jovi, Marlee Matlin, Rob Lowe, Matthew Perry
Back Beyond

Back Beyond (2013)

As:
Cast
Role:
Peggy Dodd
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Laura Dern, Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rami Malek
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
TV-14

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)

As:
Cast
Director:
David Grossman, Michael Lange, Bruce Seth Green, Marita Grabiak, David Semel
Genres:
Romance, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Alyson Hannigan, Seth Green, John Ritter, Wentworth Miller, Amy Adams
Sharp Objects
TV-MA

Sharp Objects (2018)

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
That '70s Show
TV-PG

That '70s Show (1998)

As:
Cast
Director:
David Trainer
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bruce Willis, Dwayne Johnson, Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson, Laura Prepon
Smallville
TV-PG

Smallville (2001)

As:
Cast
Director:
James Marshall, Greg Beeman, Mike Rohl, Jeannot Szwarc, Terrence O'Hara
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Adam Brody, Tom Welling, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum
Charmed
TV-14

Charmed (1998)

As:
Cast
Director:
John T. Kretchmer, James L. Conway, Joel J. Feigenbaum, Mel Damski, Jon Paré
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Alicia Keys, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause, Rose McGowan
Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane

Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Berlinger, Brian K. Roberts, Gil Junger, Craig Zisk, Jonathan Weiss
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Michael Rosenbaum, Selma Blair, Mary Page Keller, David Moscow
Providence

Providence (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Fresco, Ian Toynton, Tony Wharmby, Rick Rosenthal, John Patterson
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Melissa Gilbert, Viola Davis, Betty White, Melina Kanakaredes
Dr. Vegas

Dr. Vegas (2004)

As:
Cast
Director:
David Nutter, John Herzfeld
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Sizemore, Joe Pantoliano, Rob Lowe, Sarah Lancaster
Moonlight Serenade
PG-13

Moonlight Serenade (2009)

As:
Cast
Role:
Chloe
Director:
Giancarlo Tallarico
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
JB Blanc, Scott Anderson, Moon Bloodgood, Alec Newman
Cruel Intentions 2
R

Cruel Intentions 2 (2000)

As:
Cast
Role:
Kathryn Merteuil
Director:
Roger Kumble
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robin Dunne, Keri Lynn Pratt, Barry Flatman, Sarah Thompson
Love & Distrust
R

Love & Distrust (2010)

As:
Cast
Role:
Charlotte Brown
Director:
Lorraine Bracco, Daisy Gili, Eric Kmetz, Warner Loughlin, Diana Valentine
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Talulah Riley, James Franco, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Pattinson, Amy Adams

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