Rachel McAdams has proven herself as a versatile actress multiple times, appearing as a wide range of characters in many recent blockbuster films, including A Most Wanted Man, About Time, To The Wonder, and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
Not only does McAdams shine on screen, but the actress has also been nominated for many of the major awards shows – including Favorite Dramatic Actress for The Vow at the 2013 People’s Choice Awards, Outstanding Performance by a Cast Member in a Motion Picture for Midnight in Paris at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Choice Movie Actress: Sci Fi for The Time Traveler’s Wife at the Teen Choice Awards. From portraying one of Nicholas Sparks heartfelt characters, Allie, in The Notebook, to embodying an infatuated thief, Irene, in Sherlock Holmes, McAdams has established herself as one of the most well known actresses in Hollywood.
In honor of MovieWeb revealing they predict a third Sherlock Holmes film will be announced at Comic-Con next weekend, here are our top 10 Rachel McAdams films!
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10. Morning Glory (2010)Morning glory stars Harrison Ford, Jeff Goldblum, and Patrick Wilson alongside McAdams, who plays a struggling television producer that has just landed a job working on a failing morning show. This romantic comedy revolves around McAdams as she works to pursue her dreams of being a big-time broadcast television producer, refusing to give up no matter how many times she is shut down.
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9. Sherlock Holmes (2009)Rachel McAdams appears as Irene Adler in Warner Brothers’ remake of the classic Sherlock Holmes detective tale. With McAdams portraying the love interest for Sherlock (Robert Downey, Jr.), fans are given a naughty side to McAdams as a witty temptress.
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8. The Hot Chick (2002)Touchstone Pictures’ The Hot Chick stars Rob Sneider, Anna Faris, Matthew Lawrence, and Rachel McAdams in a comical story of two people, with completely different lifestyles, switching bodies after a situation with magical earrings goes awry.
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7. The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)The Time Traveler’s Wife takes viewers on an emotional journey alongside Clare (McAdams) and her experience of being in love with a time traveler, Henry (Eric Bana). Although Clare doesn’t want to wait around for Henry, she struggles with choosing between her heart and her head.
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6. Midnight in Paris (2011)Midnight in Paris, directed by Woody Allen, revolves around Gil (Owen Wilson) and Inez (McAdams), an engaged couple that goes on a trip to Paris, but Gil mysteriously keeps time traveling back to the 1920s when the clock strikes midnight.
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5. Red Eye (2005)Dreamworks’ Red Eye is an action/thriller following Lisa (McAdams) on a routine red eye flight to Miami. Everything does not go as planned, however, when she is kidnapped by a stranger (Cillian Murphy) and forced into helping her captor.
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4. The Vow (2012)The Vow takes the audience on an emotional journey as a loving husband, Leo (Channing Tatum), attempts to win back the love of his life, Paige (McAdams), who lost her memory in a car accident and has no idea who he is.
“Life’s all about moments, of impact and how they change our lives forever. But what if one day you could no longer remember any of them?” – The Vow
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3. Wedding Crashers (2005)New Line Cinema’s Wedding Crashers is a classic comedy of two woman-loving men, John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn), who begin crashing weddings for their own entertainment. However, things change once John meets Claire (McAdams).
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2. The Notebook (2004)New Line Cinema’s The Notebook is based off of the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks, following a couple who are torn apart by their social differences.
“If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.” – The Notebook
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1. Mean Girls (2004)Paramount Pictures’ Mean Girls became an instant hit, still managing to hold it’s place as one of the best comedy films ever. The film follows Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) and her experience of attending public school for the first time, but she quickly finds herself in the middle of a clique of girls.