The Oscar nominee has lit up every screen she’s appeared on, from shattering our hearts as the romantic lead in The Notebook and About Time to making us cry with laughter as a comic queen in Mean Girls and Wedding Crashers. In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, McAdams is expected to reprise her role as Dr. Christine Palmer. Despite the fact that she will be part of a wider ensemble of characters in the sequel, Rachel McAdams best performances has elevated each of her roles and shone brightly among the stars, as evidenced by this list.

1. The Notebook (2004)

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Director- Nick Cassavetes

Duke is a friendly octogenarian resident of a tranquil nursing home. He recounts a gripping story from the worn-out pages of his leather-bound notebook to a fellow Alzheimer’s-stricken woman on a regular basis with almost religious devotion. To keep her company, Duke tells the story of Noah, an impoverished but lyrical country kid. Allie, an affluent city girl. As their love story unfolds over the course of a lumber-scented Southern summer romance beneath the trees of late-1930s North Carolina. As if the quiet manuscript has the unfathomable capacity to penetrate the impenetrable clouds that cloak her sorrowful soul. He silver-haired patient finds herself absorbed in the strangely enticing fairy tale of the young impassioned lovers’ highs and lows more and more.

2. Mean Girls (2004)

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Director- Mark Waters

Cady Heron was raised in the African wilderness by her zoologist parents. She believes she understands everything there is to know about “survival of the fittest”. When the home-schooled 16-year-old enrols in public high school for the first time, the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning. Cady crosses paths with the meanest species of all – the Queen Bee, aka Regina George, leader of the school’s most stylish clique, the Plastics. While attempting to find her place among jocks, mathletes, and other subcultures. The Queen Bee gets stung when Cady falls for Regina’s ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels. Now she plots to ruin Cady’s social future. Cady’s claws are quickly exposed as she enters a comedic “Girl World” war that has the entire school fleeing for shelter.

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3. Wedding Crashers (2005)

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Director- David Dobkin

John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey are thirty-year-old bachelor partners and best friends. They work as divorce mediators, have a habit of breaking predetermined boundaries to have one night stands with different women. When they decide to pretend to be brothers and crash the most prominent wedding in Washington, in a party hosted by Secretary of Treasury William Cleary. John breaches his principles and has a crush on Claire Cleary. While Jeremy scores the sex-addicted Gloria Cleary, both daughters of William. Gloria asks Jeremy to spend the weekend at the Cleary family estate. Despite Claire’s engagement to the pompous Zachary “Sack” Lodge, John sees this as an opportunity to get closer to her. John and Jeremy fall in love with the sisters during the course of the weekend with the chaotic Cleary family. But their true identities imperil the relationship.

4. The Family Stone (2005)

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Director- Thomas Bezucha

Everett Stone, a Wall Street success story, goes home for Christmas with Meredith Morton, his new lover. His ultra-liberal, anti-conventional rustic Connecticut family isn’t very fond of the outsider, who, despite her best efforts to satisfy the potential in-laws, looks, sounds, and acts like the conservative bigots they despise, while the Stones themselves have their own issues. Only matriarch Sibyl Stone’s unshakeable maverick other son Ben gives her a chance, and because Everett isn’t aggressively opposed to either, she feels more supported by him, and a strange romance grows. Meredith seeks assistance from her laid-back sister Julie, who initially fails to assist her but quickly develops a chemistry with Everett, so all could change if they dare to follow their feelings.

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5. Sherlock Holmes (2009)

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Director- Guy Ritchie

As a series of ritualistic killings terrorise late-Victorian London, Sherlock Holmes, a lithe pugilist and debauched investigator with an amazing sense of deduction, and his acutely observant brother-in-arms, Dr Watson, manage to send their occultist arch-enemy, Lord Blackwood, to the gallows. However, evil knows no bounds, and as rumours that the diabolical practitioner of the black arts has avoided death spread like wildfire, a mystery copycat steps in to fill the void left by the slain aristocrat. As the seemingly resurrected Blackwood continues his reign of terror, Sherlock’s fiery old flame with a hidden motive, Irene Adler, has returned to further complicate matters.

6. Morning Glory (2010)

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Director- Roger Michell

Becky is a dedicating morning TV programme producer until she gets dismiss. She gets an interview with Jerry, who is keen to recruit a producer for the faltering show “Daybreak,” because she is desperate to acquire a job. Becky takes the position, but it turns out to be more challenging than she anticipated. She must fire the sexist co-host, then persuade egotistical news reporter Mike Pomeroy to accept the position, and then persuade him to do the job correctly. She has to do all of this while falling in love with Adam and trying to save the programme from a ratings disaster.

7. About Time (2013)

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Director- Richard Curtis

Tim Lake, a lonely twenty-one-year-old guy, finds his family’s life-changing secret in the harsh early light following a gloomy New Year’s Eve party. Tim relocates to London to study law and, above all, find a partner, after his father entrusts him with the knowledge that the men in his family can travel through time. And before Tim knows it, he’s locked eyes with Mary, and he knows he’s met the woman of his dreams. However, Tim and Mary are perfect strangers once more due to an unanticipated ripple in time generated by the time-travel. Tim will now have to travel back in time to rescue his future, utilising his special gift to create the ideal conditions for a memorable marriage proposal.

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8. Spotlight (2015)

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Director- Tom McCarthy

The Boston Globe hires Jewish editor Marty Baron in 2001, and he orders the Spotlight team to look into the priest John Geoghan, who was accused of child abuse, and the lawyer Mitchell Garabedian, who claims that Cardinal Law knew what his priest did. Baron and their leader Ben Bradlee, Jr. fully support Walter ‘Robby’ Robinson, Mike Rezendes, Sacha Pfeiffer, and Matt Carroll in initiating the priest’s investigation, and they contact the initially reluctant Garabedian; the lawyer Eric Macleish, who has defended many victims; the leader of the victims’ rights organisation Phil Saviano; and several victims who agree to meet them. They confirm the names of twenty paedophile priests in Boston after a year of inquiry, and they publish the story revealing Cardinal Law’s prior knowledge of the priests’ child abuse.

9. Disobedience (2017)

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Director- Sebastian Lelio

The film follows a lady as she returns to her Orthodox Jewish community after decades of being shunned for her desire to a female childhood friend, based on a script by Sebastián Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Their desires rekindle when they return home, as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, and Alessandro Nivola feature in the film, which is based on Naomi Alderman’s novel.

10. Game Night (2018)

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Director(s)- John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein

Max and Annie, a married competitive gamer couple, are trying to start a family, but their efforts are failing owing to Max’s stress about his thoughts of inadequacy in comparison to his successful, gorgeous brother Brooks. Brooks shows up Max by arriving in a Corvette Stingray (Max’s dream car) and delivering an embarrassing childhood story about Max during Max and Annie’s typical weekend game night with their pals Ryan and married couple Kevin and Michelle. While he’s in town, Brooks offers to host the next game night in a property he’s renting. Meanwhile, Max and Annie strive to keep their gaming nights hidden from their next-door neighbour Gary, an awkward cop who recently divorced their mutual friend Debbie.