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Top 10 Best Amanda Peet Movies of All time

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Amanda Peet, an American actress, was born and raised in New York on January 11, 1972. She studied history at Columbia University, where a drama professor persuaded her to attend an audition for acting coach Uta Hagen. Then later, she went on to study acting for four years. During this time, Amanda took part in the off-Broadway production of Clifford Odets’ “Awake and Sing.”

While throughout her auditioning phase, she supported herself by working as a waitress and residual checks from a Skittles candy commercial. Luckily, her hard work resulted in getting a guest-starring part in the popular television series Law & Order in 1995. Interestingly, she soon got her first feature film, Animal Room(1995). 

Amanda kept working consistently but found herself performing in a distressingly high number of small-scale movies that weren’t snagged for distribution. But eventually, the actress became well-known thanks to her scene-stealing performance as a mobster in the comedy “The Whole Nine Yards” (2000). So today, this blog is about Peet’s movies to celebrate her victory. Find below the top 10 best Amanda Peet movies of all time.


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Identity (2003)

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Director: James Mangold

Writer: Michael Cooney

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Runtime: 1hr. 30mins

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It’s an American neo-noir thriller partially modelled on the 1939 Whodunit, And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. The movie brought in $90 million. Critics offered mixed reviews when it first came out, but the film developed a cult following over time.

Ten strangers get stranded in a barren Nevada motel during a violent downpour. They get to know one another after realizing that they are all being murdered one by one. Amanda is playing Paris in the movie as a supporting actress. 

A Lot Like Love

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A Lot Like Love (2005)

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director: Nigel Cole

Writer: Colin Patrick Lynch

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Runtime: 1hr. 47mins

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This American comedy-drama garnered mixed reviews from the audience grossing over $42.8 million against a $30 million budget. Critics praised the cast’s performance but were unhappy with the script. Amanda was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Comedy.

On their flight from LAX to NYC, Emily(Amanda) and Oliver, who had never met before, decide to enter the Mile-High Club together. Now they continue to meet regularly throughout the subsequent seven years.

2012 (2009)

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2012 (2009)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Director: Roland Emmerich

Writer: Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser

IMDb Rating: 5.8

Runtime: 2hrs. 38mins

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This American Sci-Fi was a commercial success grossing over $791 million globally, becoming the fifth highest-grossing film of the year. However, mixed reviews were given to the movie, complimenting its special effects but criticizing its narrative and duration.

Its story depicts a string of worldwide disasters that wipe out humanity. A dissatisfied writer fights to keep his children and wife(Amanda) alive.

Please Give (2010)

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Please Give (2010)

Genre: Comedy, drama

Director: Nicole Holofcener

Writer: Nicole Holofcener

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Runtime: 1hr. 27mins

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It is a dark comedy that received mostly positive reviews from critics, gaining profit. In addition, the film was nominated for the Chlotrudis Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast. 

Its story follows a couple who argue with the grandchildren of the older woman who resides on the property they own. However, you can see Amanda in a supporting role in the movie. 

The Whole Ten Yards (2004)

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The Whole Ten Yards (2004)

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Director: Howard Deutch

Writer: Mitchell Kapner, George Gallo

IMDb Rating: 5.4

Runtime: 1hr. 38mins

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This American crime comedy is a sequel to the film The Whole Nine Yards(2000). The characters were based on works by Mitchell Kapner, who also wrote the first movie. 

Bruces’ (Jimmy the Tulip) peaceful new life is disturbed when his friend appears, whose wife is abducted by a Hungarian mob. The Tulip and Jill (Amanda Peet), his wife, take action.

The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

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The X Files: I want to Believe (2008)

Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror

Director: Chris Carter

Writer: Frank Spotnitz, Chris Carter

IMDb Rating: 5.9

Runtime: 1hr. 44mins

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It’s an American supernatural horror film and the first film in the X-Files film series produced by Carter in 1998. The film received both favorable and unfavorable reviews from critics. While criticizing the narrative, critics enjoyed the chemistry between Duchovny and Anderson.

The FBI reassigns Mulder and Scully to their original position after a priest alleges to be seeing visions about a missing agent. Whereas Amanda will be seen as ASAC Whitney Dakota, the special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 


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Whipped (2000)

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Director: Peter M. Cohen

Writer: Peter M. Cohen

IMDb Rating: 4.5

Runtime: 1hr. 22mins

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Upon its release, this American comedy garnered mixed reviews earning $4.8 million compared to its $3 million budget. The critics thought that the movie was mean-spirited and was not happy about the vulgar jokes. 

Its story focuses on three narcissistic swingers who believe they are God’s gift to women, ultimately put to the test. It all initiates when they all start dating the same woman. 

'The Way, Way Back'

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The Way Way Back (2013)

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

Writer: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Runtime: 1hr. 43mins

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This coming-of-age comedy ”The Way Way Back” earned positive reviews and was successful at the box office. Critics praised the performance of its cast. The film grossed over $26.9 million against a $5 million budget. In addition, the film received the Audience Award for US Feature and Feature Film. 

Duncan, a quiet 14-year-old, goes on a vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and his daughter. Duncan, who is having trouble blending in, makes an unlikely friend in Owen, the director of the Water Wizz water resort. Whereas Amanda appeared in the movie as Duncan’s mother’s friend.

IGBY Goes Down

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Igby Goes Down(2002)

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director: Burr Steers

Writer: Burr Steers

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Runtime: 1hr. 38mins

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This American comedy-drama was released theatrically for a limited time in the US. The film generally garnered positive reviews from the audience, praising its cast. 

Due to his unusual background, a young guy struggles to successfully navigate the challenges of growing up. Amanda is in a supporting role in the movie.

Playing by Heart (1998)

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director: Willard Carroll

Writer: Willard Carroll

IMDb Rating: 2hrs. 1min

Runtime: 7.0

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It’s an American comedy film which received mixed reviews from critics praising the cast’s performance. Additionally, Amanda was in the movie as a supporting actress, but she did so well that it’s impossible to ignore her.

The story follows eleven smart folks dealing with emotional issues in Los Angeles.



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