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Top 10 Rachel McAdams movies of all time

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Rachel McAdams, 43 years old Canadian actress, attended York University for four years to study acting. She graduated, then went on to star in a few TV series before being discovered by Hollywood. Upon her debut, Rachel McAdams received rapid recognition, and now she is regarded as one of the best rookies.

The fact that Rachel McAdams’ reputation has endured and even flourished to the point where this article is being written is not surprising, given her academic credentials. No wonder the types of films she stars in and the types of characters she portrays are expanding. Here are Rachel McAdams’ top 10 filmographies to watch.

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  1. The Notebook

Release year: 2004

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Also starring: Gena Rowlands, James Garner

Genre: Drama, Romance

Available on: Netflix

McAdam will always be remembered for her role in The Notebook. The timeless love story by Nick Cassavetes tells the tale of young lovers Allie and Noah, who are parted by destiny. The movie not only has an incredibly intriguing romance at its core, but the clever narration makes it even more emotional and captivating.

In this movie, Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling’s characters Allie and Noah, epitomize romantic chemistry because they seem genuinely in love the entire time. They engage the spectator in their love story, heightening the gravity and solemnity of the film’s tragic conclusion.

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  1. Spotlight

Release year: 2015

Director: Tom McCarthy

Also starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton

Genre: Drama, Biography, Crime

Available on: Amazon Video

Spotlight is certainly one of the greatest Best Picture winners of the 2010s. In addition to having a fantastic cast, Tom McCarthy’s writing for Spotlight is one of the most intriguing and in-depth of the last ten years.

Even though Alicia Vikander won the award for The Danish Girl, McAdams was nominated for the Oscar’s Best Supporting Actress for her work in the movie. Due to her performance and the amount of thought that went into writing her character, it is undoubtedly one of the best roles of her career.

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  1. Mean Girls

Release year: 2004

Director: Mark Waters

Also starring: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Tina Fey

Genre: Comedy

Available on: Paramount Plus

One of the most well-liked “chick flicks” of all time, Mean Girls features a plot that has become both quotable and iconic over time. In addition, McAdams creates a character that viewers can’t help but love to hate in her portrayal of Regina George, which makes for an endlessly entertaining performance.

Since its debut almost twenty years ago, Mean Girls has essentially held the title of best early 2000s teen comedy. Regardless of your circumstances or generation, it’s a timeless tale anyone can identify with.

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  1. About Time

Release year: 2013

Director: Richard Curtis

Also starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Lydia Wilson, Bill Nighy,

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Drama

Available on: Amazon Video

About Time is regarded by many fans as one of the most original and compelling British rom-com out there. Domhnall Gleeson, who portrays a character with the power to travel back in time and utilizes it to find a girlfriend, co-stars opposite Rachel McAdams in the film.

The story is incredibly lovely and upbeat despite dealing with many adult and emotional topics that contrast with its hypnotically vivid design. Despite a very straightforward plot, this striking contrast makes About Time a fascinating and thrilling movie. Many people also adore the relationship and dynamic that McAdams and Gleeson’s characters.

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  1. Game Night

Release year: 2018

Director: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley

Also starring: Jason Bateman, Kyle Chandler

Genre: Comedy, Action, Crime

Available on: DIRECTV

Game Night has developed a reputation as one of the most underestimated studio comedies of the previous few years. Together, McAdams and Bateman are hilarious. The movie makes so many daring choices that turn out to be just appropriate.

In one of his best roles to date, Jesse Plemmons also appears in the movie and consistently steals the show. With a cast that enthralls and entertains at every turn, its intriguing and exciting tale also makes it an exceedingly rewatchable movie.

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  1. Southpaw

Release year: 2015

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Also starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence

Genre: Drama, Sports

Available on: Amazon Video

Southpaw depicts the tale of boxing champion Billy “The Great” Hope, who suffers the loss of everything due to an unexpected tragedy. Then, to win back the respect and love of people he holds dear, Billy is compelled to train alongside the true greats.

As Billy Hope’s wife, Rachel McAdams, offers a fantastic supporting performance, Jake Gyllenhaal truly steals the show with one of his best film performances to date. Together, they transform this largely straightforward tale into something incredibly dramatic and moving.

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  1. Midnight in Paris

Release year: 2011

Director: Woody Allen

Also starring: Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates, Kurt Fuller

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Available on: Netflix

Midnight in Paris is an iconic romance movie of this generation. Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams are an engaged couple on vacation in Paris. The story turns when Wilson’s character transports to a hypnotic version of past Paris.

Midnight in Paris is certainly an original film that fans had never seen in a rom-com setting. The romance might not be as compelling as the narrative that surrounds it. However, the movie is an easy-to-watch thing with its charming dreamlike quality.

Unlike her MCU role, audiences get to see McAdams flaunting her skills with more scope, this time portraying a materialistic character.

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  1. The Vow

Release year: 2012

Director: Michael Sucsy

Also starring: Channing Tatum, Sam Neill

Genre: Drama, Romance

Available on: Hulu

The movie stars Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum as husband and wife, Paige and Leo. McAdams’ character loses all recollection of her husband following a horrible accident. Leo’s efforts to rekindle Paige’s love for him are depicted in the movie.

Tatum and McAdams both do fantastic jobs in their roles. The movie becomes much more compelling and gripping thanks to its nuanced acting. Because of the romantic undertones in their connection, fans develop a genuine affection for their characters.

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  1. Morning Glory

Release year: 2010

Director: Roger Michelle

Also starring: Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Available on: Paramount Plus

An ambitious young TV producer agrees to try to save a morning show with co-hosts often at odds with one another.

Becky, the show’s producer, is played by Rachel McAdams. McAdams and co-host Harrison Ford have fantastic chemistry, even though their personalities couldn’t be more different from one another. Even if the tale is cliched and conventional, its scenes are worth watching for.

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  1. Sherlock Holmes

Release year: 2009

Director: Guy Ritchie

Also starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

Genre: Action, Mystery, Adventure

Available on: Netflix

It is an adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories by the famed director Guy Ritchie. The picture is faithful to Doyle’s overarching narrative technique while establishing its unique tone. Like the classic Sherlock stories, Ritchie’s picture is packed with surprises that will keep viewers wondering right up to the final shot. It has a mystery at its heart that not even the most astute investigators would be able to solve, and it is wholly unanticipated and utterly intriguing. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law play the legendary Holmes and Watson.

Rachel McAdams plays antihero Irene Adler. Critics agree that her portrayal as Irene Adler is outstanding, complimenting how she and co-stars Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. capture Adler’s aura of mystery and cunning.



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