From the stage to the small and big screens, Adelaide Kane has done it all. Developing an interest in the entertainment industry from the age of 3, one could rightly say that she was born to act. Adelaide Kane’s movie career has enjoyed a steady rise after she took her career to the professional level in 2006. She got her start in her native Australia after she was successful at a Dolly magazine competition, one that she was initially reluctant to enter but finally gave it a try after much persuasion from her friends. Her success at the competition earned her a three-month contract with the magazine which culminated in her breakthrough role as Lolly Allen in the long-running Australian soap opera Neighbours. The role earned her a Logie Award nod for Most Popular New Female Talent.
In the year 2009, Adelaide Kane landed yet another big role as Tenaya 7/15 in Power Rangers RPM. She made her big-screen debut in 2011’s Donner Pass and has gone on to star in a handful of other movies. A quick glance through Kane’s filmography reveals that she has an affinity for the small screen. Her other notable TV series role is that of Mary, Queen of Scots in the CW American historical romantic drama series, Reign. Here is a rank of the Aussie actress’ movies and TV shows starting from the best to the not so impressive.
12 Adelaide Kane Movies and TV Shows Ranked From Best To Worst
1. Reign (2013 – 2017)
When you talk of successful Adelaide Kane movies or series, you can’t get any better than Reign. The series tells the story of Mary, Queen of Scots and her early exploits, however, it is only but a fictionalized version of her life, notwithstanding, the show was able to impress both viewers and a good number of critics. It premiered on The CW on October 17, 2013, and ended after four seasons and 78 episodes on June 16, 2017.
Though the historical inaccuracy of the show did not sit well with some critics, others praised it and commented that it was to its advantage. The pilot episode of the show won Hollywood Post Alliance Awards’ Outstanding Color Grading award and People’s Choice Awards’ Favorite New TV Drama. In addition to Kane, other big names in the show were Megan Follows, Toby Regbo, and Torrance Coombs. The show is rated 86% on Rotten Tomatoes.
2. Neighbours (2007)
Thanks to Neighbours, Adelaide Kane had the platform to launch her journey to stardom. The soap opera has been running in Australia since the mid-1980s and is the nation’s longest-running TV series. Neighbours, as is often the case with most soap operas, follows the domestic and professional lives of people living in a fictional suburb in Melbourne, Victoria.
Over the years, the show has had its highs and lows and one of the times its creators had reasons to smile was in 2007 when it underwent a revamp featuring new families which Kane would become part of and viewing for the opening episode of the year for the first time exceeded 1 million. TV.com rates the soap opera a 7.8 out of 10.
3. Once Upon a Time (2017 – 2018)
Adelaide Kane has had a number of notable recurring roles and her role as Drizella/Ivy Belfrey in Once Upon a Time is one of those. The fairytale ABC drama is the brainchild of Lost writer Edward Kitsis and Tron: Legacy’s writer Adam Horowitz. The show which tells its tales based on famous Disney characters began airing in 2011 and Kane was brought on board in its final season which aired from 2017 to 2018.
Upon its premiere, the show recorded an average of 11.7 million viewers, however, with every new episode, the numbers kept dropping. It came down to 3.4 million average viewers in the final season when it ended. At the show’s early seasons, Rotten Tomatoes rated it at 80%. Once Upon a Time received 7 Creative Arts Emmy awards nominations as well as 12 People’s Choice awards but won none. However, it won 9 other non-prestigious awards during its 7-year run.
4. Power Rangers RPM (2009)
In the 17th season of the wildly popular kid’s TV series aka Racing Performance Machines, Adelaide Kane starred as one of the villains, Tenaya 7/15. The Rangers must stop Venjix and an artificial intelligence computer virus that has taken over computers on earth, creating “Grinder” – an army of robot droids which seek to enslave mankind. IMDb rated the 17th season of the kid’s show at 6.4 out of 10.
5. Teen Wolf (2013)
The supernatural teen drama series Teen Wolf was well-loved by many and was very successful. In addition to its main stars Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, and Dylan O’Brien, the show featured a good number of young actors in recurring roles and Adelaide Kane got her part as Cora Hale in the third season. Her character featured in only 12 episodes of the third season. Coral is the younger sister of the mysterious werewolf Derek Hale.
Upon her introduction to the series, it is revealed that she spent the last 6 years in South America without the knowledge of her family who thought that she had died in the fire. The third season which Kane appeared in was rated 100% by Rotten Tomatoes, the first two seasons were rated 70% and 80% respectively.
6. A Midnight Kiss (2018)
Adelaide Kane’s movies have come to include a number of more mature ones and the 2018 Hallmark romance movie A Midnight Kiss is one of them. Kane’s character Mia Pearson hails from a family of party planners and they land the biggest job in their company’s history when they are offered the job to plan a New Year’s Eve party for tech entrepreneur Kate Clark who is portrayed by Pauline Egan.
The film also stars Carlos PenaVega who plays the role of David Campos Mia’s brother’s college mate who is in town and helps out Mia with the big job. IMDb rates the TV film at 6.2/10.
7. Acquainted (2018)
In this Adelaide Kane movie, she not only stars as Cheri but doubles as the executive producer. The romantic drama which was released in Canada on the first of December 2018 tells the story of how two acquaintances/former classmates who despite being in long-distance relationships with other people begin to develop feelings for each other after running into each other at a bar. The movie is rated 60% by Rotten Tomatoes and features big names like Giacomo Gianniotti and Laysla De Oliveira.
8. The Purge (2013)
Despite its mixed to negative reviews, horror film The Purge would become the first of a horror film franchise. America has become ravaged by crime and the government does not help matters when they sanction a 12-hour period where any criminal activity including killing is deemed legal.
The film was rated 39% by Rotten Tomatoes. It was criticized for including tired clichés and being too violent for a teenage audience. Regardless, The Purge was a success at the box office making $89.3 million from a $3 million budget making it the lowest-budgeted film to gross the highest since 1988. As a result, it gave birth to a film series.
9. Secrets of the Mountain (2010)
Procter & Gamble and Walmart entered into a contract to make a series of commercial TV films targetted at families and Secrets of the Mountain was the first one made. This one of Adelaide Kane movies basically tells a story of how a family who lives in a cabin atop a mountain must survive tough times. Kane portrays Jade Ann James in the film which has been rated 5.7/10 by IMDb. Procter & Gamble reportedly spent $4.5 million to make the film which features embedded marketing of the company’s products.
It was written and directed by Douglas Barr while the story was developed by Dante Amodeo. Other stars in the film are Shawn Christian, Barry Bostwick, and Paige Turco.
10. The Devil’s Hand (2014)
The Devil’s Hand is a horror movie that was slammed by critics for not being terrifying enough as it seemed a bit more like a teen melodrama. A prophecy is given about a small Amish community that on the 6th day of the 6th month, 6 girls would be born and on their 18th birthday, one of the girls would become the Devil’s hand. In a bid to stop the prophecy, the community’s Elder Beacon is committed to killing all of the girls. The ending of the film was praised for getting back to the horror theme which it had lost somewhere in the middle.
The acting of its cast which in addition to Kane includes Alycia Debnam-Carey, Rufus Sewell, Thomas McDonell, Leah Pipes, Jennifer Carpenter, and Ric Reitz was praised. The direct-to-video film has a 4.9/10 IMDb rating.
11. Goats (2013)
Adelaide Kane had a small role in this poorly rated coming-of-age movie which is based on a book of the same title. It tells the story of a teenager who leaves home for prep school where he joins the track team, befriends a marijuana addict and falls in love with a promiscuous girl. Made on a budget of $5 million, Goats first premiered at the Sundance film festival. Rotten Tomatoes rates it at 19%.
12. Louder Than Words (2013)
This Adelaide Kane movie – Louder Than Words – is a family drama where a grieving couple after the shock death of their daughter decides to build a state of the art kid’s hospital. It premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival to mixed reviews and would receive a 13% rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Kane portrayed the role of Stephanie Fareri.