Amy Adams is one of Hollywood’s most revered star. For a long time she was at the fringes of Hollywood doing small roles, but once ‘Enchanted’ happened, she never had to look back. Not only she earned accolades from the critics, but got affection from the movie-goers. One of the things about her is that she has this unique ability to do an Oscar-type movie, and successfully star in a kitschy commercial film as well. It is baffling how she hasn’t won an Oscar yet, despite having five nominations. She does have two Golden Globes to her name, and is only one of four actresses to have won it for two consecutive years. Her ubiquitous comparisons with the great Meryl Streep seem to be incessant. But, year after year with each film performance more nuanced and evocative than the former, Amy Adams seems to be heading in the right direction. With that said, here is the list of top Amy Adams films selected from her impressive filmography. You can also watch some of these best Amy Adams movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
8. Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Amy Adams missing out on an Academy Award nomination this year was a modern travesty. Her performance as the affluent, kind and driven art gallery owner Susan Morrow was an apotheosis of vulnerability and ambition coalesced into one. As stunning as she looked in the Tom Ford helmed thriller, the general theme of the film and the brilliant screenplay made hay, as the film opened to critical acclaim. Despite the buzz created of her winning the Oscar (yes) after the film release, alas, it wasn’t to be.
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7. Julie & Julia (2009)
Sharing space on screen with Meryl Streep is every thespians dream. Getting to see her act and acting with her can be truly an orgasmic experience. But it also has its cons. And Adams was on the latter end of it. Streep’s performance as the enigmatic and kind Julia Child overshadowed the conflicted and strained performance of Adams. The film got positive reviews and was a commercial success, with overwhelming praise directed towards Streep’s performance. Adams supporting role also got acclaim, with many praising the maturity and naivety she brought to the role.