Anne Hathaway Movies: When Anne Hathaway started her career, fame came rapidly. Following a single season of a financially disastrous comedy, Hathaway was chosen to act in Garry Marshall’s film “The Princess Diaries.” Since a young high school girl in the movie discovers she is a princess and is thrust into the spotlight, it is almost like art mimicking life.
Hathaway experienced much the same thing. Since her mother was a former actress who gave up her career to have a family, and since she was named after William Shakespeare’s wife, she was born with the acting bug.
For someone her age, Hathaway’s career has been extraordinarily varied. She has essentially worked in every genre, including science fiction, comedy, serious drama, musicals, and even a cameo as Catwoman in a Batman film. Let’s look back at her career with a photo gallery that features her top 15 acting roles in movies, listed from worst to finest. The films listed above are on our list, in addition to her Oscar-nominated performances in “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Brokeback Mountain,” and “Rachel Getting Married.”
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10+ Best Anne Hathaway Movies To Watch
1. One Day (2011)
On July 15, 1988, the day they graduated from college, two individuals from different backgrounds start a connection that will last a lifetime.
Working-class Emma (Anne Hathaway) is an optimist who aspires to improve the world. Playboy Dexter (Jim Sturgess) believes he has the whole world to himself. The two friends reconvene on July 15th every year for the following 20 years, during which they share hopes, tears, and laughter until they finally find the one they’ve been looking for—each other.
2. Rio (2011)
A macaw named Blu (Lorànt Deutsch), who was taken prisoner by smugglers when he was barely a hatchling, never learned to fly but leads a contented domesticated life in Minnesota with Linda (Élisabeth Ventura), who believes he is the last of his breed.
But Linda and Blu travel to Rio de Janeiro to see Laetitia Casta, a lone female of his kind, when word gets out. Animal traffickers abduct Blu and his partner, but the birds quickly manage to get away and set out on a treacherous journey to return to freedom—and Linda.
3. The Cat Returns (2002)
When a truck is about to run over a cat, high school girl Haru (Chizuru Ikewaki) saves it and finds that the animal is actually a prince by the name of Lune.
Lune’s father, the Cat King, proposes to her as a token of his thanks. After being taken to the Cat Kingdom, Haru begins to take on feline characteristics. When she is stopped from leaving, two sculptures who have been miraculously brought to life, Toto and the Baron (Yoshihiko Hakamada), help her escape.
4. Dark Waters (2019)
Determined legal counsel unearths a murky past linking an increasing number of inexplicable fatalities to one of the biggest companies in the world. He quickly realizes that by seeking to reveal the truth, he is endangering not only his family but also his own life and future.
5. The Intern (2015)
Taking up a new work might be challenging, particularly if you’ve already retired. Seventy-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) jumps at the chance to work as a senior intern at an online fashion store in an attempt to get back into the game.
Ben quickly gains the respect of his younger coworkers, especially Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), the company’s creator and boss. Whittaker’s charm, sagacity, and good humor enable him to form a unique connection and burgeoning friendship with Jules.
6. Armageddon Time (2022)
Like most of Michael Bay’s movies, “Armageddon” offers a straightforward plot with enormous stakes: an asteroid the size of Texas is found to be headed toward Earth, posing a threat to all life on the planet, and the only thing that can rescue it is a motley crew of NASA-trained oil drillers.
7. Interstellar (2014)
A second Dust Bowl and worldwide crop blight are gradually making Earth untenable in the future.
Brilliant NASA physicist Professor Brand (Michael Caine) is developing plans to rescue humanity by transferring Earth’s inhabitants via wormhole to a new planet. To determine which of three worlds might be humanity’s new home, Brand must first dispatch a team of researchers and former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) through the wormhole and across the galaxy.
8. Les Misérables (2012)
Hugh Jackman’s character Jean Valjean serves 19 years in jail before being released by Javert (Russell Crowe), the official in charge of the prison labor force.
Soon after, Valjean violates his parole, although he later utilizes the proceeds of stolen silver to start over as a factory owner and mayor. Javert swears to return Valjean to his cell. After Cosette’s mother (Anne Hathaway) dies eight years later, Valjean takes on the role of guardian, but Javert’s unrelenting pursuit means that peace won’t come easily.
9. Love & Other Drugs (2010)
Jamie Randall, a dashing pharmaceutical salesman played by Jake Gyllenhaal, consistently finds success with women.
An accidental meeting with the free-spirited Parkinson’s patient Maggie Murdock (Anne Hathaway) results in a sexual relationship. Jamie and Maggie have to consider whether a major commitment is in their future as they become closer.