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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?"

Movie fans who love Meg Ryan have also been known to enjoy films starring Demi Moore and Melanie Griffith.

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You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Meg Ryan Movies
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez

Released: 1998

Directed by: Nora Ephron

You've Got Mail is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nora Ephron, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. It was written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1937 play Parfumerie ...more

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Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

Released: 1989

Directed by: Rob Reiner

When Harry Met Sally… is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. It stars Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally. The story follows the ...more

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Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell

Released: 1993

Directed by: Nora Ephron

Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 American romantic comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Nora Ephron. Based on a story by Jeff Arch, it stars Tom Hanks as Sam Baldwin and Meg Ryan as Annie

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Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline, Jean Reno

Released: 1995

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

French Kiss is a 1995 American romantic comedy film directed by Lawrence Kasdan and starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline. Written by Adam Brooks, the film is about a woman who flies to France to ...more

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Hugh Jackman, Meg Ryan, Liev Schreiber

Released: 2001

Directed by: James Mangold

Kate & Leopold is a 2001 romantic-comedy fantasy that tells a story of a duke who travels through time from New York in 1876 to the present and falls in love with a woman in modern New York. ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Elisabeth Shue

Released: 1998

Directed by: Brad Silberling

City of Angels is a 1998 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by Brad Silberling. The film stars Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan. Set in Los Angeles, California, the film is a very loose ...more

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Meg Ryan, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Andy Garcia

Released: 1994

Directed by: Luis Mandoki

When a Man Loves a Woman is a 1994 American romantic drama film written by Al Franken and Ronald Bass, starring Andy García, Meg Ryan, Tina Majorino, Mae Whitman, Ellen Burstyn, Lauren ...more
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Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

Released: 1986

Directed by: Tony Scott

Top Gun is a 1986 American action drama film directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, in association with Paramount Pictures. The screenplay was written by Jim ...more

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Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington

Released: 1996

Directed by: Edward Zwick

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

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Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, Stephen Fry

Released: 1994

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

I.Q. is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Fred Schepisi and starring Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Walter Matthau. The original music score was composed by Jerry Goldsmith. The film ...more

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Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick, Kelly Preston

Released: 1997

Directed by: Griffin Dunne

Addicted to Love is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by Griffin Dunne, starring Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick, Tchéky Karyo, and Kelly Preston. The movie's title is based on ...more

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Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Carol Kane

Released: 1990

Directed by: John Patrick Shanley

Joe Versus the Volcano is a 1990 American romantic comedy film written and directed by John Patrick Shanley and starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Hanks plays a man who, after being told he has a ...more

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Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, Martin Short

Released: 1987

Directed by: Joe Dante

Innerspace is a 1987 science fiction comedy film directed by Joe Dante and produced by Michael Finnell. Steven Spielberg served as executive producer. The film was inspired by the 1966 science ...more

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Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly Hu

Released: 1991

Directed by: Oliver Stone

The Doors is a 1991 American biopic about the 1960-70s rock band of the same name which emphasizes the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison. It was directed by Oliver Stone.

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Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, David Morse

Released: 2000

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Proof of Life is a 2000 American action thriller film directed by Taylor Hackford. The title refers to a phrase commonly used to indicate proof that a victim is still alive. The film's ...more

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Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan, Kelsey Grammer

Released: 1997

Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Susan Beak, Geoff Beak

Anastasia is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy drama film produced by Fox Animation Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Directed by former Disney animation directors Don Bluth ...more

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Meg Ryan, Alec Baldwin, Kathy Bates

Released: 1992

Directed by: Norman René

Prelude to a Kiss is a 1992 American romantic fantasy film directed by Norman René and starring Alec Baldwin, Meg Ryan and Sydney Walker. The screenplay by Craig Lucas is based on his ...more

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Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher

Released: 2008

Directed by: Diane English

The Women is a 2008 American comedy film written, produced and directed by Diane English. The screenplay is an updated version of the George Cukor-directed 1939 film of the same name based on a ...more

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Meg Ryan, Sean Connery, Mark Harmon

Released: 1988

Directed by: Peter Hyams

The Presidio is a 1988 American mystery film, directed by Peter Hyams, starring Sean Connery and Mark Harmon. Hyams also photographed. The score was composed by Bruce Broughton.
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Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, Charlotte Rampling

Released: 1988

Directed by: Rocky Morton, Annabel Jankel

D.O.A. is a 1988 remake of the 1950 film noir D.O.A. While it shares the same premise, it has a different story and characters. The film was directed by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton, the ...more

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Meg Ryan, Diane Keaton, Lisa Kudrow

Released: 2000

Directed by: Diane Keaton

Hanging Up is a 2000 American comedy-drama film about a trio of sisters who bond over the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father, to whom none of them were particularly close. This film ...more
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Meg Ryan, James Caan

Released: 1993

Directed by: Steve Kloves

Flesh and Bone is a 1993 neo noir film drama written and directed by Steve Kloves that stars Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid and James Caan. Gwyneth Paltrow is featured in an early role. Janet Maslin of ...more
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Kristen Bell, Meg Ryan, Justin Long

Released: 2009

Directed by: Cheryl Hines

Serious Moonlight is a 2009 black comedy film directed by Cheryl Hines. It stars Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell, and Justin Long. It was released by Magnolia Pictures on 4 December
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Meg Ryan, Antonio Banderas, Selma Blair

Released: 2008

Directed by: George Gallo

My Mom's New Boyfriend is a 2008 romantic comedy film starring Colin Hanks, Antonio Banderas, Selma Blair, and Meg Ryan. It is rated PG-13 for "sexual content, language, some violence and ...more
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Meg Ryan, Anna Paquin, Sean Penn

Released: 1998

Directed by: Anthony Drazan

Hurlyburly is a 1998 independent film, based on the acclaimed 1984 play of the same name by David Rabe, who adapted it into a screenplay for the film. The film was directed by Anthony Drazan. ...more