Anne Hathaway is one of the most recognizable actresses on the planet. From rom-coms to serious dramas, she has graced the screen in a variety of genres and worked with some of the top directors.
Get Smart reveals a goofy side of Anne which she doesn’t often display on the big screen. Her performance is one of her best and a must-watch!
Known for her sarcastic humor and playful chemistry with Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway brought this role to life as the open-minded Maggie in this adult romantic drama. She also received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Lureen Newsome Twist in the award-winning drama Brokeback Mountain.
The Disney comedy responsible for introducing the world to Anne Hathaway has stood the test of time. 20 years later, this witty, charming vumoo film still delivers the goods.
Often referred to as a guilty pleasure, this film’s true delight comes from Meryl Streep’s obscenely wicked portrayal of editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly. But the bitchy Andy Sachs wouldn’t have been nearly as captivating without the able hands of Hathaway. She nails every aspect of the role, from her snarky quips to her gradual acceptance of her boss’ egomania. Her performance is a reminder of why she’s one of the best actresses working today.
2. Get Smart
A little bit of everything, Get Smart shows Anne Hathaway’s comedic side as well as her ability to pull off dramatic roles. Hathaway teams up with Steve Carell to portray an aging CIA agent and her bumbling partner.
While the movie didn’t do too great at the box office, it was a big hit with critics. Hathaway gives a powerful performance as a woman trying to stand by her man while racist outbursts threaten to sever their close family bond.
Hathaway was a surprisingly good actress in this thriller about drug addiction. Her performance as Kym Buchman will stick with you long after the movie is over.
One of the most ambitious movies of Anne Hathaway’s career, Interstellar is a heady mix of science fiction and heartwarming drama. It’s also a reminder of how far she’s come as an actress since the days of The Princess Diaries.
Her character in this dark and underrated Ang Lee drama is the most complex Anne has ever been on screen. Her simmering denial of her husband (Jake Gyllenhaal’s eponymous cowboy) threatens to boil over throughout the movie. In a recent Vogue Hong Kong interview, Hathaway cited this performance as the most important of her career.
As a fashion assistant working under Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), Anne shows that she can act as well as she can do beauty editorials. She’s funny, relatable, and a force to be reckoned with at Runway magazine. This is a must-see for Anne fans.
4. The Devil Wears Prada (1998)
Despite its flaws, The Devil Wears Prada is a funny and charming movie. Anne Hathaway is a theater kid at heart and she gives her all in this role as Andy, an assistant with high-minded journalistic dreams who finds herself serving Miranda Priestly, the bitchy editor-in-chief of Runway magazine.
Meryl Streep is a force to be reckoned with in this film, and she takes no prisoners as the fashion industry queenpin. She brings real depth to the character, never losing sight of her wit and charm as she barks orders and dresses down her staff.
This film was not a box office hit but it is definitely worth watching. Hathaway is brilliant in this movie that deals with astrophysics and wormholes while also focusing on human emotions.
5. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Anne Hathaway first broke out into the public eye in the Disney comedy “The Princess Diaries,” but her performance in this acclaimed satire as a gawky young journalist paired with an overbearing fashion magazine editor is even more impressive. With scathing dialog and an unflinchingly honest depiction of the world of fashion, this film is a rare treat for anyone who loves women’s cinema.
When journalist Andi begins working for ruthless Runway fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), she doesn’t know what she’s in for. Her first year on the job is a nightmare of fetching coffee, running personal errands, and dealing with the nagging demands of her superior. Despite playing second fiddle to Streep, Hathaway shines in this iconic role. A must-see for all women’s cinema fans.