My Top Ten Amy Adams Movies

Happy Birthday to Amy Adams, who turns 41 today!

Yes, I needed a quick & easy Top Ten this week so I did my usual lazy thing of looking up celebrity birthdays. πŸ˜‰ Adams was the only one worthwhile today – I really like her so was surprised to find that some people find her annoying. Look at her in that picture – she’s so adorable! Wish I looked like that. Anyway, I’ve liked her ever since her Oscar-nominated performance in Junebug.

So now, counting down from ten, these are My Top Ten Amy Adams Movies:

**List updated 20/08/17 to include Arrival, Nocturnal Animals & Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

10. The Fighter

9. Night At The Museum 2 (I mention it in my review of the third film)

8. Enchanted

7. The Muppets

6. Junebug

5. Sunshine Cleaning

4. Nocturnal Animals

3. Her

2. Catch Me If You Can

1. Arrival

The remainder of her movies that I’ve seen:

American Hustle
Big Eyes
Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny (she was in this?! Lol. I should watch it again – I like The D)
Julie & Julia
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day
The Wedding Date
Leap Year
Man Of Freaking Steel
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (OMG! Even worse than Man Of Steel!)

81 thoughts on “My Top Ten Amy Adams Movies

  1. Well done for having Catch Me if you Can top. She was super adorable in that role, even with such a small part. Leap Year was a dreadful film but she and Matthew Goode were great in that.

    • Thanks! I LOVE Catch Me If You Can. She was good in such a small role. And I barely remember Leap Year at all – just that it was bad but she was good. As usual. πŸ™‚

    • She’s very good. πŸ™‚ I DID see Drop Dead Gorgeous at the time but don’t remember it in the slightest now so couldn’t really include it. I should watch it again. πŸ™‚

  2. Amy Adams is 41?! I mean, I knew she was older than she seemed in Enchanted, and Enchanted is now a moderately long time ago… but goodness.

    I’d put Enchanted top, incidentally, but I’ve only actually seen four of your ten(!) and I don’t even remember her in Catch Me If You Can.

  3. Must say (and credit) her turn in “Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day” for turning around my general “she’s cute” attitude into “she’s something” surprise. Really a wonderful performer and I love watching. Fine list.

  4. Enchanted and Julie and Julia are tops for me. She was also good in Doubt, though all the performances were great in that. I even liked her in Man of Steel, much more than the film itself.

    • Lol – I definitely liked her more than Man of Steel itself. I should watch Julie & Julia again someday. Enchanted is loads of fun! πŸ™‚ I do plan to check out Doubt at some point…

  5. It is the Muppets for me. She just got the comedy so well. It all worked perfectly. American Hustle was also a high point. Hopefully, Man of Steel gets better, because she deserves a much better written Lois.

    • The Muppets was great! I was more excited about the Muppets than Adams but she was great as always. πŸ˜‰ She does deserve a better Lois. Man of Steel was such a disappointment! 😦

      • She does a lot of bad movies. She’s great in them but they’re not the best. My favorites… Enchanted, On The Road, Her and my number one favorite Amy Adams movie to beat all other Amy Adams movies (You shall have no Amy Adams movies before me) iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis … American freaking Hustle. I love that movie. I’ve seen it like 17 times. (I’ve seen Sunshine Cleaning. I don’t remember it. She was probably great in it though)

      • Aww – you should check her out in Junebug! Can see why she was nominated for an Oscar for that. And, although her role is really small, Catch Me If You Can is a GREAT film! So underrated. You may like The Fighter as well. πŸ™‚ I really want to see On The Road!

    • Me too! Really enjoyed that movie – I should pick it up on DVD. It’s really depressing me how much people are freaking out about her age. Lol. She does look fantastic, though! πŸ™‚

  6. Not a bad list at all. Surprised only by your number one choice as it’s been ages since I’ve seen it. Also haven’t seen “The Muppets”, but I shall rectify that at some point! Okay, there’s a few others that I haven’t seen either, but I chose not to see them or haven’t gotten to them. Need to do a lot of watching of her films it seems.

    • Thanks! πŸ™‚ Really?? Oh – I LOVED Catch Me If You Can. It’s definitely my favorite on this list. I do recommend The Muppets… Especially if you like the Muppets! πŸ˜‰

  7. I see some other peeps have noted the fact she is 41. That’s not old by any means but my god, her face is just so youthful. Would have pegged her early 30s max. Crazy.

    Nice #1 pick by the way, I had temporarily forgotten she had a part in that. Great movie! Great list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Sounds like me except I look early 20s! πŸ˜‰ Thanks, Tom – I love Catch Me If You Can even though she had a very small part!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????&&&&&&&&#########<<<<<<<<*********!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

      • I love how my !!!!’s just flowed off the side of the page. Lol WP couldn’t handle my excitement. . . .


      • Aww, Tom! But you’re one of the best writers on here! 😦 I can’t identify with the writer’s block thing since I’m the furthest thing from a writer. I’m just a rambling stream of consciousness. Lol. But sometimes I REALLY don’t feel like doing this thing so I take a break then get back to it when I’m ready. Hope you’re doing well now! Nice Fargo review! πŸ™‚

      • I am doing well! πŸ˜€ I have this happen kind of often anyway, it’s no big deal. When you start writing a lot it pretty much is gonna happen. I call it word constipation. πŸ˜›

        I like your style though, its much more conversation-y. I like more conversation-y.

  8. I’ve been saving this post of yours to look it up later and compare to my choices. I would probably put Enchanted first, I love her in that. Though then again, I basically love her in everything because she is my favourite actress. My second choice would probably be Catch Me If You Can even though I never want to see that film again (try doing a screenwriting course where you take a film and rip it to parts meaning you will watch every detail of those scenes to see what is written and what is not…). And then probably The Doubt or The Master, she was very good in both. Well, she always is.

    • Glad to see that there are so many other fans of Adams. πŸ™‚ I do like Enchanted – she’s great in that. I suppose my list would be in a slightly different order if it was by favorite performance instead of movie. I know she had such a small part in Catch Me If You Can but I really loved the film. I do need to see Doubt & The Master! Still plenty of films of hers that I’ve not seen. πŸ™‚

  9. I am one of those few that find her annoying. In actual fact, I cannot stand her. Ugh. I know I am in the minority on this one though, and that is okay.

    I didn’t mind her that much in Catch Me If You Can, I think that would also be my best from her. Maybe cause she didn’t have enough time to become an annoyance, and was perfect in the role of naive girl falling for an incredibly handsome “doctor”.

    I did enjoy the picks though, very varied!

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  11. Hm, It seems Adams did lots of movies that I’ve watched years ago without remembering it was her.

    Anyway. Arrival is just so superior to any other role she did. She is normally not that subtle.

  12. I think her work in “Arrival” is so superior to what she has been doing before. I just cannot understand the Academy’s thinking in not nominating her. I also think she showed a great potential as a great actress in “Catch Me If You Can”. A true actor is versatile, and she definitely is.

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