Anne Hathaway’s Best Comedy Movies, Ranked
Anne Hathaway is undoubtedly one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood. With over 40 films in his repertoire, with experience in all film genres, Hathaway’s passion for theater dates back to his childhood. Before graduating from Millburn High School, she had already acted in several plays, and in 1993 she became the first teenager admitted to the Barrow Group Theater Company’s drama program. Her debut in the entertainment industry dates back to 1999, when she starred in the television series Get realand a year later, she made her film debut in one of her most memorable roles to date: Mia Thermopolis in The Diary of a Princessthe hit Disney comedy in which she co-stars with Julie Andrews.
After an initial phase in which she mostly starred in family films, Hathaway branched out into other genres and as a result, she starred in hits like The devil wears Prada, Rachel is getting married and dark waters, among many others. His highest-grossing film to date is The dark knight rises, which featured her as Catwoman and, despite some initial backlash from the character’s fans, she delivered an excellent performance. 2022 finds the actress quite busy, taking part in mostly dramatic productions such as the miniseries We crashed on Apple TV+ and the next movie armageddon timewhere, according to critics, Hathaway delivers his best performance since Rachel is getting married. However, apart from her success in drama films, she has also starred in many comedic hits over the years. Here’s a look back at some of the best.
8 Ella, enchanted
In 2004, Hathaway starred in Tommy O’Haver’s film Ella, enchanted, based on the novel of the same name by Gail Carson Levine. In this production, which was among her earliest projects, Hathaway starred as Ella, a teenage girl who received the gift of obedience from her fairy godmother at birth, a gift that turns out to be her worst nightmare. Tired of being forced to obey others, Ella embarks on a journey to find her Fairy Godmother so she can reverse the spell and regain her freedom, but in the middle of her journey, Ella meets the most unexpected love. : Prince Charmont (Hugh Dancy).
seven Valentine’s day
Valentine’s day is a romantic comedy that depicts love from many different angles through the eyes of its characters. Directed by Hollywood superstars Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner, Patrick Dempsey, Eric Dane, Queen Latifah and Kathy Bates, among others, and directed by Garry Marshall, the film chronicles the events surrounding ten romantic relationships on Valentine’s Day and the struggles that often arise when it comes to love. The film became Marshall and Hathaway’s third collaboration, starring the actress as Liz Curran, a receptionist who works night shifts at a hotline.
6 The bustle
Hathaway and Rebel Wilson headlining Dirty rotten villains remake as Josephine Chesterfield and Penny Rust, two completely different con artists who intertwine and from there team up to scam as many millionaires as possible. For the film, Wilson was also a producer and she decided to appeal the R rating given to the project, successfully getting it changed to PG-13 before its release. Despite the actresses’ strong on-screen chemistry and comedic, engaging plot, The bustle was poorly received by critics, many of whom felt that the remake brought nothing new to the table other than being led by women.
5 bride wars
Emma (Hathaway) and Liv (Kate Hudson) have dreamed of their wedding day since they were little girls, and over the years they have planned every detail of their wedding together. Now adults, they are simultaneously proposed by their boyfriends and set out to plan their big day together, booking the venue of their dreams: the Plaza Hotel. However, due to a confusion in the dates, the two weddings are booked for the same day, which starts a war between these friends, ready to do anything to organize the best wedding ever. Whereas bride wars did not meet with good reviews from critics, the film was a big hit at the box office and was even remade in China a few years after its premiere.
4 The Diary of a Princess
The Diary of a Princess was Hathaway’s first film, and it remains one of her most memorable roles to this day. In this film, Hathaway plays Mia Thermopolis, a shy and insecure teenager from San Francisco who finds herself heir to the throne of a European kingdom known as Genovia. Therefore, aided by her grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi, Mia must work hard to succeed as a princess and live up to the expectations of the people. Joining Hathaway in the cast are Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo, Robert Schwartzman and Mandy Moore, among others. The film, based on the novel of the same name by Meg Cabot, proved to be an unexpected commercial success, which was followed by its sequel, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagementreleased three years later.
In 2015, Hathaway and Robert De Niro headlined Trainee under the production and direction of Nancy Meyers. In the film, De Niro plays Ben Whittaker, a retired widower who decides to return to work and applies to intern at a fashion company run by Jules Ostin (Hathaway). Despite Jules’ first impression of being reluctant to work with him as she expected a different kind of assistant, she quickly discovers her intern’s potential, and he ends up becoming a key figure in her career. Rounding out the cast are Rene Russo, Anders Holm, Andrew Rannells, Adam DeVine and Zack Pearlman.
2 Ocean 8
Ocean 8Gary Ross’ 2018 film served as both a sequel and a Steven Soderbergh spin-off oceans trilogy, starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter. In the film, audiences are introduced to Debbie Ocean (Bullock), sister of master thief Danny Ocean (George Clooney). Debbie is released from prison and has the perfect plan to pull off the heist of the century. She plans to sneak into the Met Gala and steal a precious necklace worn by actress Daphne Kluger (Hathaway). In order to achieve her goal, Debbie must assemble a team of star aggressors, which includes Kluger herself.
1 The devil wears Prada
This 2006 film directed by Davil Frankel occupies the first place in this ranking. In The devil wears Prada, Hathaway is Andy Sachs, an aspiring journalist who considers the fashion industry ridiculous, but she lands a job that hundreds of girls dream of: she’s hired as the personal assistant of Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), the cold but yet popular editor of Runway magazine. However, the job turns out to be much more difficult than Andy expected, and she quickly begins to wonder if she is truly up to the task. Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker and Adrian Grenier complete the cast of this blockbuster film which has garnered an impressive number of nominations and awards.