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The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies 

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein

Released: 2016

Directed by: Tim 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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The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White

Released: 2009

Directed by: Anne 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 ...more

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#21 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #338 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #31 of 172 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time

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Just Friends is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, Amy Smart

Released: 2005

Directed by: Roger 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 ...more

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#568 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #898 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Definitely, Maybe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz, Isla Fisher

Released: 2008

Directed by: Adam 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 ...more

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#182 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #298 of 410 The Best Rainy Day Movies #11 of 47 The Best Father-Daughter Movies

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National Lampoon's Van W... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Sophia Bush

Released: 2002

Directed by: Walt 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 ...more

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The Hitman's Bodyguard ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
The Hitman's Bodyguard Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman

Directed by: Patrick 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.
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Waiting... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Ryan Reynolds, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Anna Faris

Released: 2005

Directed by: Rob 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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Deadpool 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin

Released: 2018

Directed by: David 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 ...more

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The Change-Up is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Olivia Wilde, Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman

Released: 2011

Directed by: David 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 ...more
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Safe House is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga

Released: 2012

Directed by: Daniel 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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Blade: Trinity is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Triple H

Released: 2004

Directed by: David 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 Croods is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds

Released: 2013

Directed by: Chris 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, ...more

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R.I.P.D. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Ryan Reynolds, Marisa Miller, Jeff Bridges

Released: 2013

Directed by: Robert 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 ...more

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#695 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #30 of 101 The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

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Buried is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Ryan Reynolds, Samantha Mathis, Stephen Tobolowsky

Released: 2010

Directed by: Rodrigo 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 ...more

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#41 of 69 25+ Great Movies That Have a Ticking Clock #15 of 21 'Die Hard' Ripoffs, Ranked By How Hard They Die

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds

Released: 2009

Directed by: Gavin 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 ...more

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#834 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #58 of 184 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made #31 of 101 The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

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6 Underground is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Dave Franco

Released: 2019

Directed by: Michael 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 ...more

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Harold & Kumar Go to... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
John Cho, Kal Penn, Fred Willard

Released: 2004

Directed by: Danny Leiner

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle is a 2004 American stoner comedy film directed by Danny Leiner. Best friends Harold Lee (John Cho) and Kumar Patel (Kal Penn) decide to go to the fast food ...more

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The Amityville Horror is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Chloë Grace Moretz, Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Nichols

Released: 2005

Directed by: Andrew 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 ...more

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Smokin' Aces is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Ben Affleck, Alicia Keys, Ryan Reynolds

Released: 2006

Directed by: Joe 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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Turbo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds

Released: 2013

Directed by: David 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 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2009

Directed by: Greg 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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Green Lantern is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Angela Bassett

Released: 2011

Directed by: Martin Campbell

Green Lantern is a 2011 action fantasy film written by Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim and directed by Martin Campbell.

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Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Olga Dihovichnaya

Directed by: Daniel Espinosa

Life is a 2017 science fiction horror thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare, Hiroyuki Sanada and Ryan ...more
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Fireflies in the Garden ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Hayden Panettiere, Julia Roberts, Willem Dafoe

Released: 2008

Directed by: Dennis Lee

Fireflies in the Garden is a 2008 drama film starring Willem Dafoe, Ryan Reynolds, and Julia Roberts. Written and directed by Dennis Lee, the film premiered at the 2008 Berlin International Film ...more
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Self/less is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies
Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley, Natalie Martinez

Released: 2015

Directed by: Tarsem 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 ...more