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The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies

Updated December 19, 2019 9.7k votes 2.6k voters 109.7k views49 items

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This list of the best Ryan Reynolds movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Ryan Reynolds got his start in TV series like Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place and The Odyssey, but soon enough he was starring in feature films. Ryan Reynolds' highest-grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Ryan Reynolds movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly-rated Ryan Reynolds movies will be at the top of the list.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Ryan Reynolds movies?" and "What are the greatest Ryan Reynolds roles of all time?" The greatest Ryan Reynolds performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. This Ryan Reynolds filmography includes popular flicks like The Proposal, X-Men, and The Change-Up, but it's up to you to decide the best of the best.  If you think the coolest Ryan Reynolds role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of Reynolds' humor (if you only know his action films, take it from us, he's super funny in his comedies!) you might also enjoy some intersting facts about him.

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    Deadpool

    Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin

    Released2016

    Directed byTim MIller

    Deadpool is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Tim Miller, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being given mutant abilities with a scarred physical appearance, Wade Wilson (Ryan...  more

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    Deadpool 2

    Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Leitch

    Deadpool 2 is a 2018 American superhero film directed by David Leitch, based on the Marvel Comics character. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) forms his own team of mutants to stop mysterious mercenary...  more

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    The Hitman's Bodyguard

    Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2017

    Directed byPatrick Hughes

    The Hitman's Bodyguard is a 2017 action comedy film directed by Patrick Hughes. A bodyguard takes his former enemy, a hit man, as a client so they can defeat a dictator....  more
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    The Proposal

    Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds

    Released2009

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

    The Proposal is a 2009 American romantic comedy film set in Sitka, Alaska. Directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Peter Chiarelli, the film features Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in the leading...  more

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    Definitely, Maybe

    Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz

    Released2008

    Directed byAdam Brooks

    Definitely, Maybe is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Adam Brooks, and starring Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Banks, Abigail Breslin and Kevin...  more

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    Van Wilder: Party Liaison

    Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid

    Released2002

    Directed byWalt Becker

    National Lampoon's Van Wilder is a 2002 comedy film directed by Walt Becker that stars Ryan Reynolds as the title character. The film also stars Kal Penn, Tara Reid, and Daniel Cosgrove. It features...  more

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    Just Friends

    Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris

    Released2005

    Directed byRoger Kumble

    Just Friends is a 2005 American romantic comedy and Christmas film directed by Roger Kumble, and starring Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein and Christopher Maquette. The plot focuses...  more

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    Waiting...

    Ryan Reynolds, Emmanuelle Chriqui

    Released2005

    Directed byRob McKittrick

    Waiting... is a 2005 American comedy film starring Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, and Justin Long. It was written and directed by Rob McKittrick. McKittrick wrote the screenplay while working as a...  more
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    The Change-Up

    Olivia Wilde, Ryan Reynolds

    Released2011

    Directed byDavid Dobkin

    The Change-Up is a 2011 American comedy film produced and directed by David Dobkin, written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, and starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman. The film was released on August...  more
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    Safe House

    Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds

    Released2012

    Directed byDaniel Espinosa

    Safe House is a 2012 American action thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa, starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. It was released on February 10, 2012, in North America by Universal...  more

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    Detective Pikachu

    Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

    Released2019

    Directed byRob Letterman

    Detective Pikachu is a 2019 action mystery film directed by Rob Letterman, based on the video game. Despite not being as powerful and nimble as other Pikachu of his kind, a peculiar talking Pikachu...  more

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    The Croods

    Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage

    Released2013

    Directed byChris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco

    The Croods is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan...  more

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    Blade: Trinity

    Wesley Snipes, Jessica Biel

    Released2004

    Directed byDavid S. Goyer

    Blade: Trinity is a 2004 American vampire superhero action film written, produced and directed by David S. Goyer who also wrote the screenplays to Blade and Blade II, and also produced by and...  more

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    The Amityville Horror

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Ryan Reynolds

    Released2005

    Directed byAndrew Douglas

    The Amityville Horror is a 2005 American horror film directed by Andrew Douglas. It is a remake of the 1979 film of the same name which itself was based on the novel of the same name by Jay Anson,...  more

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    Buried

    Ryan Reynolds, Samantha Mathis

    Released2010

    Directed byRodrigo Cortés

    Buried is a 2010 American thriller film directed by Rodrigo Cortés. It stars Ryan Reynolds and was written by Chris Sparling. The story is about Iraq-based American civilian truck driver Paul Conroy,...  more

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    R.I.P.D.

    Ryan Reynolds, Marisa Miller

    Released2013

    Directed byRobert Schwentke

    R.I.P.D. is a 2013 American science fiction action-comedy film starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds. Robert Schwentke directed the film based on a screenplay adapted from the comic book Rest in...  more

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    Smokin' Aces

    Ben Affleck, Alicia Keys

    Released2006

    Directed byJoe Carnahan

    Smokin' Aces is a 2006 American-British-French film written and directed by Joe Carnahan. It stars Jeremy Piven as a Las Vegas Strip magician turned informant and Ryan Reynolds as the FBI agent...  more

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    Released2004

    Directed byDanny Leiner

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    X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber

    Released2009

    Directed byGavin Hood

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 American superhero film directed by Gavin Hood, based on the Marvel Comic character. The early years of James Logan (Hugh Jackman), featuring his rivalry with his...  more

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    6 Underground

    Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent

    Released2019

    Directed byMichael Bay

    6 Underground is a 2019 American action film directed by Michael Bay. 6 billionaires (Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins, Ben Hardy) form a vigilante...  more

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    Turbo

    Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2013

    Directed byDavid Soren

    Turbo is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy sports film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is based on an original idea by David Soren, who also...  more

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    Adventureland

    Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds

    Released2009

    Directed byGreg Mottola

    Adventureland is a 2009 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Greg Mottola, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart and co-starring Ryan Reynolds, Bill Hader, Martin Starr, and...  more

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    Life

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson

    Released2017

    Directed byDaniel Espinosa

    Life is a 2017 science fiction horror thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa. The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the...  more
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    Self/less

    Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley

    Released2015

    Directed byTarsem Singh

    Self/less is a 2015 American science fiction thriller film directed by Tarsem Singh and written by David Pastor and Àlex Pastor. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley, Matthew Goode and Michelle...  more
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    A Million Ways to Die in the West

    Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried

    Released2014

    Directed bySeth MacFarlane

    This film is a 2014 American western comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane. As a cowardly farmer (Seth MacFarlane) begins to fall for the mysterious new woman (Charlize Theron) in town, he must put...  more