Rachel McAdams as Barbara Simon and Abby Ryder Fortson as Margaret Simon in 'Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.'

(L to R) Rachel McAdams as Barbara Simon and Abby Ryder Fortson as Margaret Simon in 'Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.' Photo Credit: Dana Hawley

Rachel McAdams is one of the most talented actresses working in film today.

The actress first gained attention for her work in 'Mean Girls,' and since then has appeared in such popular movies as 'The Notebook,' 'Wedding Crashers,' 'The Time Traveler's Wife,' and 'Southpaw,' as well as the 'Sherlock Holmes' and 'Doctor Strange' franchises, and the Oscar-winning film 'Spotlight.'

McAdams' latest movie, 'Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret,' which is based on the popular 1970 novel by Judy Blume, is scheduled for release in theaters on April 23rd.

In honor of the release of 'Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret,' Moviefone is counting down the 20 best films of Rachel McAdams' career.

Let's begin!

20. 'The Hot Chick' (2002)

Buena Vista Pictures.

Buena Vista Pictures.

Not only is Jessica Spencer (McAdams) the most popular girl in school -- she is also the meanest. But things change for the attractive teen when a freak accident involving a cursed pair of earrings and a chance encounter at a gas station causes her to switch bodies with Clive, a sleazy crook. Jessica, in the form of the repulsive Clive (Rob Schneider), struggles to adjust to this radical alteration and sets out to get her own body back before the upcoming prom.

The Hot Chick

The Hot Chick

"The hottest chick in town just switched bodies with the luckiest loser in the world."
PG-131 hr 44 minDec 13th, 2002

19. 'Morning Glory' (2010)

A young and devoted morning television producer (McAdams) is hired as an executive producer on a long-running morning show at a once-prominent but currently failing station in New York City. Eager to keep the show on air, she recruits a former news journalist and anchor (Harrison Ford) who disapproves of co-hosting a show that does not deal with real news stories.

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

"Breakfast TV just got interesting."
PG-131 hr 47 minNov 10th, 2010

18. 'Red Eye' (2005)

A woman (McAdams) is kidnapped by a stranger (Cillian Murphy) on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father (Brian Cox), she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician.

Red Eye

"Fear takes flight."
PG-131 hr 25 minAug 19th, 2005

17. 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' (2011)

There is a new criminal mastermind at large, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) and not only is he Holmes’ (Robert Downey Jr.) intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.

16. 'Doctor Strange' (2016)

After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon (Benedict Cumberbatch) gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her (Tilda Swinton) wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

Doctor Strange

"The impossibilities are endless."
PG-131 hr 55 minNov 4th, 2016

15. 'Game Night' (2018)

Warner Bros. Pictures.

Warner Bros. Pictures.

Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie's (McAdams) weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's brother Brooks (Kyle Chandler) arranges a murder mystery party -- complete with fake thugs and federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all supposed to be part of the game. As the competitors set out to solve the case, they start to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be. The friends soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night.

Game Night

"This is not a game."
R1 hr 40 minFeb 23rd, 2018
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14. 'The Family Stone' (2005)

An uptight, conservative businesswoman (Sarah Jessica Parker) accompanies her boyfriend (Dermot Mulroney) to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.

The Family Stone

"Feel The Love"
PG-131 hr 43 minDec 15th, 2005

13. 'The Vow' (2012)

Happy young married couple Paige (McAdams) and Leo (Channing Tatum) are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing relationship with her parents, or the ending of her relationship with her ex-fiance (Scott Speedman). Despite these complications, Leo endeavors to win her heart again and rebuild their marriage.

The Vow

PG-131 hr 44 minFeb 10th, 2012

12. 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' (2022)

Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.

11. 'Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga' (2020)

Two small-town aspiring musicians (Will Ferrell and McAdams) chase their pop star dreams at a global music competition, where high stakes, scheming rivals and onstage mishaps test their bond.

10. 'The Time Traveler's Wife' (2009)

Warner Bros. Pictures.

Warner Bros. Pictures.

Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble (Eric Bana) involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire (McAdams).

9. 'Wedding Crashers' (2005)

John (Owen Wilson) and his buddy, Jeremy (Vince Vaughn) are emotional criminals who know how to use a woman's hopes and dreams for their own carnal gain. Their modus operandi: crashing weddings. Normally, they meet guests who want to toast the romantic day with a random hook-up. But when John meets Claire (McAdams), he discovers what true love – and heartache – feels like.

Wedding Crashers

"Life's a Party. Crash It."
R1 hr 59 minJul 15th, 2005

8. 'State of Play' (2009)

When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington, D.C. journalist (Russell Crowe) starts investigating the case involving the Representative, his old college friend (Ben Affleck).

State of Play

"Find the Truth"
PG-132 hr 7 minApr 17th, 2009

7. 'About Time' (2013)

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year's party, Tim's father (Bill Nighy) tells his son (Domhnall Gleeson) that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. They can't change history, but they can change what happens and has happened in their own lives. Thus begins the start of a lesson in learning to appreciate life itself as it is, as it comes, and most importantly, the people living alongside us.

About Time

"What if every moment in life came with a second chance?"
R2 hr 3 minNov 8th, 2013
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6. 'Mean Girls' (2004)

Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett), the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George (McAdams).

Mean Girls

"Welcome to girl world."
PG-131 hr 37 minApr 30th, 2004
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5. 'Sherlock Holmes' (2009)

Warner Bros. Pictures

Warner Bros. Pictures

Eccentric consulting detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and Doctor John Watson (Jude Law) battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.

Sherlock Holmes

"Nothing escapes him."
PG-132 hr 9 minDec 25th, 2009

4. 'Southpaw' (2015)

Billy "The Great" Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife (McAdams) and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis (Forest Whitaker), a former fighter who trains the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.


"Believe in Hope."
R2 hr 3 minJul 24th, 2015

3. 'Midnight in Paris' (2011)

A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple (Owen Wilson and McAdams) forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.

2. 'Spotlight' (2015)

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.


"Break the story. Break the silence."
R2 hr 9 minNov 25th, 2015

1. 'The Notebook' (2004)

New Line Cinema

New Line Cinema

An epic love story centered around an older man (James Garner) who reads aloud to a woman (Gena Rowlands) with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple (Ryan Gosling and McAdams) who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths.

The Notebook

"Behind every great love is a great story."
PG-132 hr 3 minJun 25th, 2004
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