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The Best Meg Ryan Movies

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List of the best Meg Ryan movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Meg Ryan's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Meg Ryan movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Meg Ryan movies will be at the top of the list. Meg Ryan has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Meg Ryan movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Meg Ryan films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Meg Ryan role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Meg Ryan performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List is made up of films like Against the Ropes and Sleepless in Seattle.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Meg Ryan movies?" and "What are the greatest Meg Ryan roles of all time?"


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    Top Gun

    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan
    Top Gun is a 1986 American action drama film directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don...  more

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    When Harry Met Sally...

    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal
    When Harry Met Sally… is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and...  more

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    Sleepless in Seattle

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan
    Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 American romantic comedy-drama film directed and co-written by...  more

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    #5 of 126 The Greatest Date Movies Of All Time#212 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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    You've Got Mail

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan
    You've Got Mail is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nora Ephron,...  more

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    Addicted to Love

    Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick
    Addicted to Love is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by Griffin Dunne, starring...  more

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    The Doors

    Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer
    The Doors is a 1991 American biopic about the 1960-70s rock band of the same name which...  more

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    #299 of 356 The Best Musical Movies Of All Time#13 of 195 The Best Movies About Music

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    City of Angels

    Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan
    City of Angels is a 1998 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by Brad Silberling. The...  more

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    #89 of 172 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made#454 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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    Courage Under Fire

    Meg Ryan, Matt Damon
    Courage Under Fire is a 1996 film directed by Edward Zwick, and starring Denzel Washington,...  more

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    The Women

    Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan
    The Women is a 2008 American comedy film written, produced and directed by Diane English. The...  more

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    French Kiss

    Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline
    French Kiss is a 1995 American romantic comedy film directed by Lawrence Kasdan and starring...  more

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    Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins
    I.Q. is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Fred Schepisi and starring Tim...  more

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    Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid
    D.O.A. is a 1988 remake of the 1950 film noir D.O.A. While it shares the same premise, it has...  more
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    Joe Versus the Volcano

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan
    Joe Versus the Volcano is a 1990 American romantic comedy film written and directed by John...  more

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    #20 of 22 Movies That Basically Double As Vacations#364 of 439 The Best Fantasy Movies

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    Hanging Up

    Meg Ryan, Diane Keaton
    Hanging Up is a 2000 American comedy-drama film about a trio of sisters who bond over the...  more
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    Kate & Leopold

    Hugh Jackman, Meg Ryan
    Kate & Leopold is a 2001 romantic-comedy fantasy that tells a story of a duke who travels...  more

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    Prelude to a Kiss

    Meg Ryan, Alec Baldwin
    Prelude to a Kiss is a 1992 American romantic fantasy film directed by Norman René and...  more

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    Flesh and Bone

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Meg Ryan
    Flesh and Bone is a 1993 neo noir film drama written and directed by Steve Kloves that stars...  more
  • 18

    When a Man Loves a Woman

    Meg Ryan, Philip Seymour Hoffman
    When a Man Loves a Woman is a 1994 American romantic drama film written by Al Franken and...  more
  • 19

    Serious Moonlight

    Kristen Bell, Meg Ryan
    Serious Moonlight is a 2009 black comedy film directed by Cheryl Hines. It stars Meg Ryan,...  more
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    Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid
    Innerspace is a 1987 science fiction comedy film directed by Joe Dante and produced by Michael...  more

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    Promised Land

    Meg Ryan, Kiefer Sutherland
    Promised Land is a 1987 drama film written and directed by Michael Hoffman, and it stars...  more
  • 22

    In the Land of Women

    Kristen Stewart, Meg Ryan
    In the Land of Women is a 2007 American drama film directed and written by Jon Kasdan. The...  more
  • 23


    Meg Ryan, Anna Paquin
    Hurlyburly is a 1998 independent film, based on the acclaimed 1984 play of the same name by...  more
  • 24


    Robert Downey Jr., Meg Ryan
    Restoration is a 1995 American historical drama film directed by Michael Hoffman. It stars...  more
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    Against the Ropes

    Meg Ryan, Kerry Washington
    Against the Ropes is a 2004 drama movie. It stars Meg Ryan and Omar Epps and was directed by...  more