The best Ryan Reynolds' movies: 15 of the actor's greatest films including latest releases

The best Ryan Reynolds' movies: 15 of the actor's greatest films including latest releases

Since Ryan started his acting career, he has undoubtedly made himself an irregularly amusing and macho role player, which has impacted his worth and image in the movie industry. Yet, what are the best Ryan Reynolds movies?

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Ryan Reynolds began acting when he was 13 years old. Photo: @ilyryanreynolds
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Ryan Reynolds' sojourn in the movie industry began at 13 years. He played minor roles in television shows before getting discouraged and stopped acting at 19 to further his education. Nevertheless, his meeting with Chris William Martin reignited his acting passion, and he relocated to Los Angeles, hoping to land some acting gigs.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Ryan Rodney Reynolds
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 23 October 1976
  • Age: 45 years old (as of 2022)
  • Zodiac sign: Scorpio
  • Place of birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Current residence: New York City, New York, USA
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Sexuality: Straight
  • Height in feet: 6' 2"
  • Height in centimetres: 188
  • Weight in pounds: 185
  • Weight in kilograms: 84
  • Body measurements in inches: 45-32-15
  • Body measurements in centimetres: 114-81-38
  • Shoe size: 10 (US)
  • Hair colour: Light brown
  • Eye colour: Hazle
  • Mother: Tammy Lee
  • Father: Jim Reynolds
  • Siblings: 3
  • Marital status: Married
  • Wife: Blake Lively
  • Children: 3
  • School: Kitsilano Secondary School
  • University: Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Profession: Producer, writer, director, actor, and entrepreneur
  • Net worth: $150 million
  • Twitter: @VancityReynolds
  • Instagram: @vancityreynolds

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Who is Ryan Reynolds?

Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on 23 October 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, to James and Tamara. He has three older brothers. His father served as a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman before retiring to work as a foods wholesaler. On the other hand, his mother worked in retail sales.

The actor discovered his acting passion when he was a teenager. Since he carved out a hilarious and macho niche for himself in the industry, most movies he starred in have been well-rated on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).

Best Ryan Reynolds' movies

Below is a summary of 15 of the best movies with Ryan Reynolds in descending order as rated by IMDb:

1. Deadpool (2016)

IMDb rating: 8/10

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Which is Ryan Reynolds' best movie? Deadpool rightly comes to mind. The film is about a mercenary subjected to a lab experiment to cure his illness but eventually had a deformed physique that looked like he was burned.

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The good part is that he got a superman power of regeneration in place of his illness, which made him unkillable. This character is known to talk a lot, and most of his conversations are packed with humour and an "unsuperhero-like" nonchalance.

2. Deadpool 2 (2018)

IMDb rating: 7.7/10

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This is the sequel to the first Deadpool movie. The character of Deadpool is still on a mission of vendetta since he failed to kill his major enemy in the first instalment. Unfortunately, Deadpool's murderous ways were not approved by one of his new friends, who wouldn't help him achieve his revenge. Nevertheless, this changes after he makes a somewhat accidental sacrifice with his life.

3. Free Guy (2021)

IMDb rating: 7.2/10

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Free Guy is one of Ryan Reynolds' best movies, and in it, he plays the role of a bank teller who discovers that he has been made the character of an online video game against his will. As a result, he dedicates the rest of his life to making this right.

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4. Harold and Kumar go to White Castle (2004)

IMDb rating: 7.1/10

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This remains one of Ryan Reynolds' best comedy movies, even though it was released about 18 years ago. He plays Harold Lee in this 2004 movie and teams up with another person who is as clumsy, undecided, and panicky about the future as himself. The duo's collective cravings kickstarted the movie's plot for a burger that is sold at the White Castle.

5. Buried (2010)

IMDb rating: 7/10

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Buried is an emotional thriller about an American guy, Paul, working in Iraq and getting ambushed by terrorists. The scene opens with Paul in a coffin with materials like a Blackberry phone, glow stick, bad but somehow usable flashlight, pocket knife, and a flask filled with alcohol.

After waking up in the coffin, Paul tries contacting a couple of people, including the American government, his employer, and his mother. Still, for one reason or the other, they all failed him. The audience is left captivatingly guessing to see what becomes of the man alive in a coffin.

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6. The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

IMDb rating: 6.9/10

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Michael Bryce becomes the character of the Canadian actor in this movie. He is a former executive bodyguard to high-end business people who saw a shift in luck after his most recent boss was executed under his watch. He roams, surviving with no will to survive and becoming the bodyguard to executive drug addicts.

The storyline gathers momentum when his ex, who works with Interpol, calls him for help in getting a criminal witness (Samuel L.Jackson) to the International Criminal Court in Hague, Netherlands.

7. Adventureland (2009)

IMDb rating: 6.8/10

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This movie is laden with romance and humour. Playing the character of James, Reynolds must go out and work at an amusement park to fund his dreams of attending the school of journalism at Columbia University.

He ends up meeting a bunch of coworkers with varying degrees of likeness and falls in love with one of them. But unfortunately, his romantic inexperience gives him away and makes him the brunt of cruel jokes, spiralling into heart-wrenching rejections.

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8. The Proposal (2009)

IMDb rating: 6.7/10

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When Andrew Paxton was coerced by his boss Margaret Tate to commit immigration fraud for her continuous stay in America, he made the most of it by asking her to publish his book and make him an editor. The storyline goes around in circles of romantic discovery and confirms that love can indeed be found in the oddest places.

9. Safe House (2012)

IMDb rating: 6.7/10

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Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) is a subordinate in the CIA who wants a new job in the organisation so he can be close to his girlfriend, Ana, who studied in Paris. His request is rejected on the grounds of inexperience. But as luck would have it, a series of events turns up, and Weston gains more experience than he would be ever willing to get within a short period.

10. Waiting... (2005)

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IMDb rating: 6.7/10

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This is another one of the Deadpool actor's comedy movies. He plays Dean, a high school graduate who cannot graduate with a college degree even after four years. He has a job as a waiter in a restaurant where he meets up with a couple of self-deprecating coworkers who prefer to gossip about their superiors and cocky customers instead of their misfortunes.

Each day, they get by with a ridiculous game of showing their genitalia to fellow workers. Things get to a head for Dean when one of his classmates in high school comes to the restaurant looking fresh with his girlfriend. The guy named Chet rubs salts on Dean's open wounds by giving the latter a generous tip out of pity. Dean quits afterwards.

11. Life - (2017)

IMDb rating: 6.6/10

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Life is a science fiction horror movie. It tells the story of a group of six scientists on a mission to outer space. But unfortunately, the project turns into a killing spree when they contact an organism that becomes violent and starts killing crew members.

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Several attempts to ensure that this menace does not go back to Earth with the team are unyielding, as only one of them makes it back with the disturbing killer organism.

12. X-Men Origin: Wolverine (2009)

IMDb rating: 6.6/10

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Ryan begins his characterisation of Deadpool in this movie, although many features were later altered. He does not put on his famous red suit at this point and is depicted to possess several superhuman powers associated with other superheroes.

13. Self/Less (2015)

IMDb rating: 6.5/10

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Damian Hale, a dying billionaire, decides to go ahead with a scientific procedure that will let him continue living his consciousness in a younger man's body. Later, he becomes a threat to dangerous science, and his rebellion informs this movie's fast-paced action.

14. Red Notice (2021)

IMDb rating: 6.4/10

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What was Ryan Reynolds' biggest hit? According to Netflix's statistics, this action-packed comedy may become the answer to the question mentioned above after accruing over 328.8 million watch hours already.

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Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds) is dedicated to becoming the most revered art thief in the film. But to do this, he must face stiff opposition from fellow art thief Sarah Black and a team of government agents led by John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson).

15. Van Wilder (2002)

IMDb rating: 6.4/10

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This is one of Ryan Reynolds' movies on Amazon Prime. It stars the actor as an intentional academic misfit who would organise parties instead of striving to graduate from college. A series of events, including his father's refusal to fund his tuition, show up; hence his shenanigans lead him to make certain decisions that would eventually change his situation.

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The newest movie that stars the Canadian actor in a lead role is The Adam Project. Ryan Reynolds characterises a man who travels into the past to stop something terrible from occurring in the future but ends up landing in the wrong year. He meets his 13-year-old self and must play the role of a father figure.

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How rich is Ryan Reynolds?

Reynolds is worth about $150 million, making him one of the richest actors. He has a successful career in the movie entertainment industry and also runs a couple of lucrative businesses on the side.

The best Ryan Reynolds movies listed above are not written in stone and can vary from person to person. Nevertheless, one thing is inevitable: his maestro-touch in his featured movies.

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