Last Updated on January 28, 2024
Anne Hathaway is one of Hollywood’s most successful and recognizable stars. This versatile actress has proven that she can tackle both comedic and darker roles with equal aplomb. If you are a fan of this Oscar-winning powerhouse, then grab a bag of popcorn and watch the 10 best Ann Hathaway movies of all time.
1. Les Miserables (2012)
The classic French novel comes to life in this musical drama, which follows the life of Jean Valjean in 19th century France. Valjean agrees to become the guardian of a young girl but he is also a prisoner on the run. Both their lives are tormented by the ruthless policeman Javert, who hunts Valjean for breaking his parole.
2. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Andrea “Andy” Sachs is hired as a junior personal assistant to the editor-in-chief of Runway magazine, Miranda Priestly. Andy plans to only stay at the company for a year as it will increase her chances of landing her dream job as a journalist or writer elsewhere.
But Priestly’s demands and glamor pull Andy into a world that she cannot resist. However, her successful rise in the fashion world comes at a price. Andy finds that her private time is non-existent and that her relationship with her friends and boyfriend are falling apart. Forced to make a choice, Andy has to pick between the cutthroat culture of high fashion and her personal happiness.
3. Colossal (2017)
In this dark comedy, a New Hampshire woman named Gloria realizes that she can make a monster appear in Seoul whenever she stands in her childhood playground. But as the monster starts to kill people, she realizes that this is no joke.
Gloria decides to never visit the playground again and attempts to leave town. However, things go downhill fast when an overly-attached friend discovers that he can also manifest a giant robot in Seoul whenever he goes to the playground. Not wanting Gloria to leave, he threatens to destroy the city if she takes off.
4. Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Kym Buchman gets a temporary pass out of rehab to attend her sister Rachel’s wedding. The scene is set for a lot of family drama as the Buchman family is forced to face a tragedy in their past when a drunken Kym lost control of her car, an accident that claimed the life of her brother.
The tension threatens to derail Rachel’s wedding and Kym’s chances of shaking off the black sheep role that drove her to drugs in the first place.
5. Interstellar (2014)
After Earth becomes uninhabitable, the hope of humanity lies in the hands of a space crew tasked with exploring several new planets. These planets were discovered by a previous team after they entered a mysterious wormhole that had appeared in Earth’s solar system.
Dr Amelia Brand and ex-NASA pilot Joseph Cooper must overcome interstellar travel, the strange effects of time, betrayal, and dead worlds to find a new home for the human race before it’s too late.
6. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Gotham City faces its darkest hour after Batman disappears and the super-villain Bane takes over the streets and brings the justice system to its knees. In this epic conclusion of the Dark Knight trilogy, Cat Woman (Ann Hathaway) betrays Bruce Wayne leading to his imprisonment in Bane’s unescapable underground prison.
But when Bane and his crew threaten Gotham City with total extinction, Cat Woman saves Batman and the pair team up to stop the deadly plan.
7. Dark Waters (2019)
Corporate defence lawyer Robert Bilot risks losing everything when he visits his grandmother’s home in Parkersburg and discovers that DuPont, a powerful industrial company, has been poisoning the town’s water for decades.
Based on real events, the story follows Bilot’s battle for the truth after he discovers that an unregulated and deadly chemical has been dumped in Parkersburg, causing cancer and other diseases among the townsfolk and their cows. The fight for justice threatens his career, family and ultimately his life.
8. The Intern (2015)
Busy CEO Jules Ostin is not impressed when she is suddenly stuck with a 70-year-old assistant. Placed there by a community outreach program that employs senior citizens, the intern Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) seems like nothing but a burden.
Jules almost succeeds in getting rid of him but Ben brings his old-school wisdom and charm to her life and career, both of which are falling apart. He teaches Jules the meaning of power, balance, and true friendship in this heartwarming comedy.
9. One Day (2011)
Emma meets Dexter on the 15th of July 1988. The day goes so well that they make a pact to meet once a year on the anniversary of their first encounter. This extraordinary story spans almost two decades and vividly brings to life the popular best-selling novel by the same name.
Emma and Dex continue to have their poignant “one day,” a year, even as their lives take detours away from each other with other relationships, marriages, and children.
10. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
This modern Western romance follows the story of cowboys Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist. While working as ranch hands on Brokeback Mountain, they inadvertently develop a deeply emotional and romantic bond. Convinced that it was just a one-time incident and burdened by guilt, they go their separate ways.
Ennis and Jack attempt to fit into society. Both get married to their wives and have children. But four years later, they run into each other again and the men’s true feelings threaten to tear their socially acceptable lives apart.