Rachel McAdams’ Best Comedy Movies, Ranked

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Rachel McAdams is a Canadian actress who, after earning a university degree in theater, immediately turned to television and film production. She made her TV debut as Beth Swanson on MTV Shotgun love shots. McAdams rose to prominence with his roles in the coming-of-age comedy mean girls and romantic drama Notebook, the latter in which she starred alongside Ryan Gosling. In the early 2000s, she became Hollywood’s IT girl.



Later in 2016, McAdams fit right in as Christine Palmer in the MCU superhero show strange doctorwhich she reprized earlier this year in the film’s sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. In addition to romantic, dramatic, and blockbuster fanfare, McAdams has many comedic films in her repertoire that showcase the range of her talents. We’ve picked out the seven best ones you should definitely check out, if you haven’t already.

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seven The Family Stone (2005)

Written and directed by Thomas Bezucha, The family stone is an American comedy-drama, starring an ensemble cast that includes Diane Keaton, Craig T. Nelson, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Jessica Parker, McAdams and many more. The plot follows the Stone family in a small town where the eldest son (Mulroney) brings his uptight new girlfriend (Parker) home to introduce her to the rest of the family and propose to her in front of everyone. Of course, as family events usually unfold, the whole visit ends in disaster as no one seems to be on board with the wedding. McAdams plays the youngest member of the family, Amy, who instantly hates the new girlfriend. Chances are you’ll fall in love with the cast by the end of the movie.

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6 Morning Glory (2010)

Directed by Roger Michel, morning glory is a romantic comedy-drama starring McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum and Patrick Wilson. Starring McAdams in the lead role, the film centers on rookie producer Becky Fuller, who takes on the challenge of improving the ratings of DayBreak shows. Ford and Keaton are the two TV hosts who make his job hell because they refuse to cooperate. The grand romantic gestures in this movie are one of a kind, because as they give their all, they know they have everything to lose. Not to mention the on-point humor in the film’s script. You won’t be bored watching this – we promise.

5 About Time (2013)

Written and directed by Richard Curtis, About time is a sci-fi comedy-drama starring Domhnall Gleeson, McAdams and Bill Nighy in the lead roles. The plot follows a young man who has the ability to time travel and tries his luck to right the wrongs of his past. McAdams is central to the plot, playing the character of Mary, who is the mother of the time-traveling family. The male protagonist is willing to bend over and make time for her, and, honestly, that’s totally understandable. The whole visual experience is magical thanks to the cloudy weather that accompanies the film.

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4 Wedding Accidents (2005)

wedding crashes is a 2005 American comedy film directed by David Dobkin and starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in the lead roles, while McAdams stars in a supporting role as love interest Claire Cleary. The film follows two divorced men as they arrange random weddings in order to find single women. wedding crashes is also credited with reviving the spirit of R-rated comedies aimed at adults. Although it follows problematic sexist themes, the comedy will still make you laugh. Perhaps because Wilson is an easily likable guy, not to mention the burgeoning chemistry between Vaugh and McAdams, this comedy still works despite being released over 15 years ago. Wilson recently teased that a sequel to this movie could still happen.


3 Game Night (2018)

Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, game night is a 2018 action-comedy starring McAdams and Jason Bateman in the lead roles. The plot follows a group of friends who regularly have a game night, but, one night in particular, everything turns into a real mystery when one of them is kidnapped. The film was a commercial and critical success, praised for its humor, script and performances. game night is funnier than you initially expected, and the plot twists only keep you on the edge of your seat guessing what’s real and what’s fake.

2 Mean Girls (2004)

Directed by Mark Waters and written by Tina Fey, mean girls is a teen comedy starring Lindsay Lohan, McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and more. Inspired by the self-help book on female high school social cliques Queen bee and aspirants, the plot centers on a teenage high school girl who wants to climb the social ladder at her new high school. mean girls became a cult classic, was a huge hit, and received critical acclaim for its humor and performances. McAdams plays the rich, popular, mean girl Regina George, who basically runs the entire high school. Although she was created as someone you’re supposed to hate and despise, Regina has become a pop culture icon (as noted by Screen Rant).


1 Midnight in Paris (2011)

Written and directed by the controversial Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris is a fantasy comedy starring Owen Wilson and McAdams in the lead roles. The whole story takes place in Paris, where screenwriter Gil (Wilson) is forced to confront his materialistic fiancée Inez (McAdams) as he travels back in time every night at midnight, meeting many historical figures from the past of Literature. It is considered one of Allen’s best recent films. As Gil has the opportunity to live in the 1920s, he decides to stay in Paris while his fiancée is against it. The further Gil goes back in time, the more he realizes that his decade is the best. Although it’s just another rom-com, it has a clever message.

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