We all watch movies, and which is the “best” is a matter of opinion. With that being said, here are the top 10 Rachel McAdams movies of all time. Feel free to check out other lists throughout Thought for Your Penny.
10. The Notebook (2004) 52% at Rotten Tomatoes
A poor man falls in love with a rich woman way out of his league in the 1930s. They’re separated, but still manage to meet each other again throughout their lives.
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Starring: Rachel McAdams, James Garner, Ryan Gosling
9. The Hot Chick (2002) 22% at Rotten Tomatoes
The hottest, most popular girl in school finds herself in the body of the ugliest man alive after shoplifting a pair of cursed earrings.
Director: Tom Brady
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Rob Schneider, Anna Faris
8. Red Eye (2005) 79% at Rotten Tomatoes
A woman is kidnapped on a plane by a charming man who’s also holding her father hostage and will kill him if she doesn’t do what he wants.
Director: Wes Craven
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox
7. About Time (2013) 68% at Rotten Tomatoes
A man discovers he can time travel at the age of 21 and sets out to make his life better. It ends up being a lot more difficult than he assumed.
Director: Richard Curtis
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy
6. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) 59% at Rotten Tomatoes
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson face off against Holmes’s arch-rival, Professor Moriarty.
Director: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law
5. Midnight in Paris (2011) 93% at Rotten Tomatoes
While on vacation in Paris with his fiance’s family, struggling writer Gil is transported to the 1920s every night at midnight to meet with the great authors and writers of the time.
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates
4. Morning Glory (2010) 56% at Rotten Tomatoes
After losing her job, Becky takes over production of “Daybreak,” a struggling morning show with on-air staff that’s a bit difficult to work with.
Director: Roger Michell
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton
3. Wedding Crashers (2005) 76% at Rotten Tomatoes
Two serial womanizers crash weddings to meet women until they crash the wedding of the daughter of the Treasury Secretary and meet the women of their dreams.
Director: David Dobkin
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn
2. Doctor Strange (2016) 89% at Rotten Tomatoes
Doctor Stephen Strange is a brilliant neurosurgeon until a car accident renders his hands useless. He embarks on a mystical journey and finds himself harnessing metaphysical powers of sorcery beyond our world.
Director: Scott Derrickson
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor
1. Mean Girls (2004) 83% at Rotten Tomatoes
Cady Heron is new in school but manages to befriend the popular clique, known as The Plastics. Things go awry, however, when she falls for the ex-boyfriend of Plastics alpha Regina George.
Director: Mark Waters
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett