30 Ryan Reynolds Movies That Are Exceptionally Amazing

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Pratyusha Biswas

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Ryan Rodney Reynolds, who goes by the stage name Ryan Reynolds, is one of the jewels that Hollywood has brought before to show. Pure acting talent running through his veins, Ryan is a Canadian actor as well as a producer and an entrepreneur.

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His acting career leaped back in the 90s. 1991 marked his first screen appearance and he was seen in the Hillside, a Canadian-American teen soap opera. Slowly, he made his way to the big screen by making his debut in the movie National Lampoon's Van Wilder, a 2002 comedy flick. Since then, he has been unstoppable and continues to stare in an array of films.

Ryan has been in the Hollywood industry as an actor for more than two decades, and his works encompass both blockbusters flicks as well as box-office failures. He started from the bottom with nothing, struggling from screen to screen until he gained the success he has today.

The Deadpool series marked his first massive hit flicks in his career and besides starring in it as the main character, he was the producer too. The superhero series broke several records and also bagged several awards. But that was of course not the end of incoming hits by Reynolds and he still dominates the big screen.

Today we have come up with the list of Ryan Reynolds movies that proves that Hollywood’s sweetheart can seriously show off his skills in almost all genres, from rom-com to sci-fi to psychological thrillers.

1. Deadpool

Deadpool | List Of Ryan Reynolds Movies

IMDb Rating: 8

Release Year: 2016

Available On: Amazon Prime

Ryan Reynolds as: Deadpool

Starting our list of Ryan Reynolds movies with the movie which is a blockbuster, a favorite of millions, and undoubtedly one of the best Ryan Reynolds movies, Deadpool is an adored Marvel Comics character and this movie is based on him.

The story focuses on Wade Wilson, an ex-soldier and the man who becomes the invincible and anti-hero Deadpool, who tries to track down the trails of the friend who left him with an appalling appearance and out-of-the-world abilities after experimental treatment.

The movie is packed with plenty of cheeky violence and is also R-rated, but those are some of the things that make this motion picture a great hit among the multitude, besides on-fleek script, some rib-tickling scenes, and plenty of jaw-dropping action sequences.

2. Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 | List Of Ryan Reynolds Movies

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Release Year: 2018

Available On: Amazon Prime

Ryan Reynolds as: Deadpool

Like we didn’t get enough from the first time, the maniac in the red suit revived with another cinematic experience that we didn’t know we needed, just like we didn’t know that we needed a movie adaptation of this Marvel kooky. Another Ryan Reynolds movie that makes up the list of one of the best Ryan Reynolds movies, Deadpool 2 is the second installment of the Deadpool series.

The plot of this another ridiculously gratifying movie revolves around Deadpool as he tries to insulate Russell, a teenage mutant with the help of his newly formed group of mutants, the X-Force from Cable, a cyborg from the future who intends to kill the teenager.

Better than the predecessor, the sequel touches some new heights with more scenes that will shake you with laughter as well as oddly satisfying insolent violence and tones that will make you flinch.

3. The Croods

The Croods | List Of Ryan Reynolds Movies

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Release Year: 2013

Available On: Netflix

Ryan Reynolds as: Guy

Next on our Ryan Reynolds movie list is an animated movie that you would like to watch with little ones and would also like them to watch and learn something from the captivating pieces of work that turned out to be an adventurous, rib-tickling flick.

Set in a fictional era ‘The Croodaceous’, the story rolls on when the habitat of the Croods, a family of cavemen, gets destroyed because of a catastrophe and they have to move out of their shelter and go ahead in search of a new one. But then like it’s a ***’s plan, an extraordinarily gifted caveman sets foot in the life of the Croods.

With the help of his out-of-the-world inventions, the Croods family embark on a journey through vicious and wild grounds in search of a new shelter. This Ryan Reynolds movie will stand out to be the change in the taste when you are aiming for a fun night with kids filled with fantasy and prehistoric life.

4. The Croods: A New Age

The Croods: A New Age | List Of Ryan Reynolds Movies

IMDb Rating: 7

Release Year: 2020

Ryan Reynolds as: Guy

To dose you up with more adventures embarked by the Croods family, here is the sequel to The Croods. Yet another wacky and adventurous family flick, this one will also get under your skin in a good way with its wondrous animation and humorous script.

As the prehistoric family of cavemen treks around in search of a new home after their old one got destroyed, they come across a paradisiacal demesne owned by a family, the Bettemans. A place so utopian, the Croods family decide to name it their home, but they need to live with the consequences as their neighbor.

The Betterman's, being an advanced clan of cavemen, treat their neighbor or the Croods clans poorly. But as they embark on adventures to dodge the hovering menaces, both the families are brought together in peace despite their differences.

5. Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu | List Of Ryan Reynolds Movies

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Release Year: 2019

Available On: Netflix

Ryan Reynolds as: Pikachu

This is for all the Ryan Reynolds fans who are also a fan of the anime series Pokémon. This mystery movie from our list of Ryan Reynolds movies has turned out to be quite appealing to the fans. Who doesn’t love watching cute Pokémon get ready for some action sequences?

Evincing the unique bond between humans and Pokémon, the story revolves around Tim Goodman, a former Pokémon trainer who embarks on a journey with a Pokémon named Pikachu to follow the trails and unfold several mysteries that point towards Tim’s missing father.

Reynolds has given his voice to the cute and electric Pokémon Pikachu, and watching a Pokémon talking and not just hollering its name is something every Pokémon fan wants. 

This Ryan Reynolds movie serves as the perfect entertainment for the young as well as the old as the characters, especially the little yellow creature, are nonsensical but amusing.

6. X-Men Origins: Wolverine

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Release Year: 2009

Available On: Disney+Hotstar

Ryan Reynolds as: Deadpool

Next in our list of Ryan Reynolds movies is the movie that is based on Wolverine, a character of Marvel Comics and this is the fourth film in the X-Men film series.

A superhero flick that has a huge fanbase, the plot revolves around Logan, widely known as Wolverine, who tries to thrive in his life post leaving his gruesome past behind, with his girlfriend Kayla Silverfox by his side, but his felicity couldn’t be condoned by his malignant half-brother Victor Creed and he murdered Kayla.

In the urge to take revenge, Logan joins the Weapon X program, where he transforms himself into a more potent and ineradicable being with the help of metal adamantium.

7. R.I.P.D.

R.I.P.D. | List Of Ryan Reynolds Movies

IMDb Rating: 5.6

Release Year: 2013

Available On: Netflix

Ryan Reynolds as: Nick Walker

R.I.P.D. or Rest in Peace Department is an adaptation from the comic book which goes by the same name by Peter M. Lenkov, and the story follows Roy Pulsifer, a veteran lawman working for the R.I.P.D. and Nick Walker, a detective who worked under the Boston Police Department in his previous life, and their partnership to encounter the souls of the deads.

If you are in the team of the audience who like watching paranormal things, then this Ryan Reynolds movie will serve right up to your expectations.

8. Mississippi Grind

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Release Year: 2015

Ryan Reynolds as: Curtis

The life of addicts is portrayed in this Ryan Reynolds movie through two persistent gamblers Gerry and Curtis. With the blooming tempt to win big money and not lose at any cost, Gery befriends Curtis, another gambler who Gery thinks is a good luck charm, and both the gambling addicts set off for a road trip to win more money at a poker game in New Orleans. 

With money in their mind and a toxic friendship between them, the addicts slowly start to show their true selves to each other while their addiction keeps growing.

9. Life

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Release Year: 2017

Ryan Reynolds as: Rory Adams

When you are in the mood for some sci-fi with a tinge of horror to send some chills down your spine, Life would be your perfect match while you curl up in a dark room and set the blood-curdling mood. Don’t forget to keep a check around while you enjoy the movie.

The story of this Ryan Reynolds movie follows a crew of astronauts who detect signs of extraterrestrial life on Mars for the first time, marking one of the greatest discoveries ever made by human beings.

As they try to find out more about this new life form by going into depth, the crew members unveil that these guests are way more advanced than human beings, their intelligence and power are beyond the imagination and they are not so friendly too with the outsiders.

10. Turbo

Turbo | List Of Ryan Reynolds Movies

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Release Year: 2013

Ryan Reynolds as: Turbo

Another animated flick in our Ryan Reynolds movies list, I’m sure you are going to love this one as much as other animated movies of Ryan Reynolds that are mentioned in this list. The plot of this movie follows a slimy yet cute and determined snail.

Somewhere in Los Angeles, Turbo, a garden snail dreams to be the fastest racer in the world who can beat the wind. Now that’s quite a dream for a slow-paced creature, but his quixotic dream oddly comes true as Turbo gets gifted with speed post a freaky accident.

Blessed with high speed, Turbo now aims to take part in the world’s fastest race, the Indianapolis 500 and win it despite all the consequences that might come in between him and his ultimate dream. One can learn a lot from this highly gratifying movie.

11. Safe House

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Release Year: 2012

Available On: Netflix

Ryan Reynolds as: Matt Weston

Lining up next in our Ryan Reynolds movies list, the plot of this movie follows a CIA agent named Matt Weston who is assigned with an assignment- to take down and catechize the renegade Tobin Frost at his safe house in Cape Town and prove himself as a worthy officer.

But fate has other things to put on a show, so the safe house faced an ambush of mercenaries. Narrowly dodging the bullets, the officer and the renegade flee, and now the duo is left with nothing to do but to trust each other, be on the run and stay safe and away from the killers until they find out the mastermind behind the kill.

12. Free Guy

Free Guy | List Of Ryan Reynolds Movies

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Release Year: 2021

Available On: Disney+Hotstar

Ryan Reynolds as: Guy

People fond of video games will surely love this one from our list of Ryan Reynolds movies. The movie features Guy, a bank teller, and the story rolls forward when he finds out that he is one of the players in an open-world video game but with negligible stature.

To rewrite the stars, he endeavors to become the hero of the day by saving people from getting deleted from the game. Packed with comedy as well as some action scenes as everyone likes their video games, this Ryan Reynold movie is unmissable.

13. Definitely, Maybe

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Release Year: 2008

Ryan Reynolds as: Will Hayes

This flick lining up next in our Ryan Reynolds movie list is plotted with a heartwarming story that is highly unmissable and highly appealing to young women- yes ladies, you heard that right. Before you get comfy for the movie, make sure you have tissues by your side.

Will Hayes, a consultant by profession and a father in his thirties living in New York City, is queried by his 10-year-old daughter who is witnessing the divorce of her mother and father. The little girl asks her father the back story of his marriage. Walking back the memory lane, Will feels nostalgic and narrates his love life to his daughter- who was his love interest- excluding the names of those women, how he met her mother and how things took off after that.

Packed with moments of warmth and vulnerability, this rom-com chick flick will definitely, not maybe, capture your heart right away and you would want to revisit the past life of Will again and again.

14. Adventureland

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Release Year: 2009

Ryan Reynolds as: Mike Connell

The plot of this movie from our list of Ryan Reynolds movies revolves around a college grad James Brennan from the summer of 1987 who is having a utopian dream of touring Europe and also attending a graduate school for further studies in journalism. His heart is shattered when he comes to know that his parents are not capable of financing his dream trip as well as his further studies.

Instead of wandering in Europe, James turns up for a job at Adventureland, a local amusement park set up in Western Pennsylvania which is inspired by the theme park of the same name in New York. There he crosses paths with Emily Lewin, a co-worker, and falls for her immediately.

15. Chaos Theory

Chaos Theory | List Of Ryan Reynolds Movies

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Release Year: 2008

Ryan Reynolds as: Frank Allen

Have you ever thought about what happens when you slow down the person who is always planning their every step? Well, if you don’t, then after watching this movie from our Ryan Reynolds movie list, you will know it all.

Frank Allen, an efficiency expert as well as the best-selling author, is a man who likes to live his life well-organized and well-planned. But time takes a different route and messes with Allen when his wife adds 10 more minutes to his perfectly scheduled day. These unorganized minutes added make his day worse and great at the same time.

16. Waiting...

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Release Year: 2005

Ryan Reynolds as: Monty

Lots of side-splitting moments are cooking back in the kitchen of the Shenanigan restaurant. This movie features the workers of a fast-food restaurant who are pretty mischievous, and the story gets going when Dean, a waiter with an experience of four years, gets jealous of his high school mate having a lucrative job, and now he has to decide that whether he should accept a promotion to manager or not.

Further focusing on his co-worker Monty, he is a person who is riveted by partying and sleeping with underage girls, and he is assigned with a task- to prepare a new employee Mitch for all the upcoming things. But the newbie learns about every nook and corner in one shift, especially about “The Game”.

17. Self/less

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Release Year: 2015

Available On: Amazon Prime

Ryan Reynolds as: Damian

Sci-fi lovers here is your call. This movie from our list of Ryan Reynolds movies will thrill you completely with its high-tech script, so buckle up and hold your breath till the credits roll.

Damian Hale is a billionaire business magnate who has the control button of everything in his hands, except for the condition of his health. Diagnosed with cancer, the magnate’s last and only hope is ‘shedding’, a comprehensive medical procedure in which the consciousness of one body can be transferred to any other body.

Professor Albright takes the initiative and changes the body of the business tycoon- now the consciousness of Damian is residing in Edward, a new and healthy body. In the hope of starting fresh, Damian with his new body goes to New Orleans, but Edward’s past haunts him like nothing which takes away his good night’s sleep.

18. Red Notice

Red Notice | List Of Ryan Reynolds Movies

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Release Year: 2021

Available On: Netflix

Ryan Reynolds as: Nolan Booth

Reynolds teamed up with two fan-favorite actors and now no one has got the chill. All fresh and brand new act by him, this adventurous movie from our Ryan Reynolds movie list revolves around the plot of tracking down criminals in a world full of crime.

John Hartley, an FBI agent, gets appointed in tracking down and catching The Bishop, who is the most wanted art thief in the world. Having no choices at all, the agent teams up with another art thief named Nolan Booth, who happens to be the world’s prominent art thief, and they both together try to trail down the tracks of the wanted criminal.

19. Just Friends

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Release Year: 2005

Ryan Reynolds as: Chris Brander

Moving onto the Ryan Reynolds movies list with another rom-com, this is a coming-of-age tale and surely a hilariously exciting comedy flick. The story follows Chris Brander, a flabby high school student who spills the beans to his best friend, Jamie Palamino- that he loves her. Jamie responds to his love by friend-zoning him, leaving him heartbroken and devastated.

Ten years elapse, and the once-obese Chris goes through a heavy transformation of the body as well as his career- he is now a well-heeled record executive. But somewhere in his heart he still longs for his high school love. To give it another chance, Chris visits his hometown during Christmas, tries to get in touch with Jamie, and steals her heart.

20. Green Lantern

Green Lantern | List Of Ryan Reynolds Movies

IMDb Rating: 5.5

Release Year: 2011

Available On: Amazon Prime

Ryan Reynolds as: Green Lantern

Another superhero flick from our list of Ryan Reynolds movies loaded with lots of actions and thrilling sequences, the plot focuses on a test pilot named Hal Jordan who gets the opportunity to be one of the Green Lantern Corps.

Green Lantern Corps, an intergalactic police force, are responsible for saving the galaxies. They stood strong for centuries until now, when an invincible and malevolent Parallax plans to destroy Earth. Left with no choice at all, the police force relies on a human who is, fortunately, a human with gifts.

Jordan, the first human ever to join the force, is conceded with superhuman powers after he is provided with a ring that each member of the intergalactic police force wears. With newfound powers, Hal must overpower the vile who stands as a threat to the universe.

21. The Nines

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Release Year: 2007 

Ryan Reynolds as: Gary, Gavin, Gabriel

Standing out as a perfect blend of psychological thriller, sci-fi as well as comedy, the plot of The Nines follows three professionals meandering through their lives. Gary is a flourishing TV actor who gets house-arrested, and Gavin is a screenwriter who gets in trouble while working for a show, whereas Gabriel is a videogame designer who gets lost with his family in the middle of a forest.

The mind-twisting flick runs in three parts- Part One: The Prisoner, Part Two: Reality Television and Part Three: Knowing, featuring the three Gs respectively. The riveting plot of the flick with major twists and turns will keep you guessing till the credits roll.

22. Foolproof

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Release Year: 2003

Ryan Reynolds as: Kevin

Another Ryan Reynolds movie weaving its plot through crime and thriller, Foolproof features the story of a Canadian trio- Kevin, Rob, and Samantha, who have a very peculiar hobby- they like to put out arrangements for major heists, but they never actually execute them.

Their peculiar hobby gets to the ear and catches the interest of Leo Gillette, an English criminal, and he extorts the trio to accomplish a heist. The trio falls headfirst into the world of illegal practices and puts themselves into major trouble.

23. Buried

Buried | List Of Ryan Reynolds Movies

IMDb Rating: 7

Release Year: 2010

Ryan Reynolds as: Paul Conroy

A thriller that will surface a wide range of emotions, Buried follows the story of Paul Conroy, an American truck driver based in Iraq who gets under the target of some rebellious Iraqis and further finds himself buried in a coffin deep under the ground. Waking up in a claustrophobic sitch, he is left in the coffin with only a couple of items- a lighter, flask, flashlight, knife, glowsticks, pen, pencil, and a mobile phone.

Fighting back the ticking time, anxiety, and delirium, he tries to survive with the meager oxygen supply and hopes for a miracle to save his life. The riveting plot, without any doubt, succeeds in engrossing the viewer in its mind-twisting situations.

24. Woman In Gold

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Release Year: 2015

Ryan Reynolds as: Randol Schoenberg

If you are looking forward to watching a movie based on a true story, then this Ryan Reynolds movie from our list of Ryan Reynolds movies is for you. This biographical drama tells the story of Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish refugee residing in Cheviot Hills, Los Angeles.

After almost sixty years of running away, she came back and fought against the Austrian government for nearly a decade or so to retrieve the belongings of her family, especially the painting of her aunt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I which was a masterpiece by Gustav Klimt and which was looted by the ***** before World War II.

Her lawyer, Randy Schoenberg, takes up her case and helps her in fighting a legal battle at the Supreme Court of the United States.

25. The Proposal

The Proposal | List Of Ryan Reynolds Movies

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Release Year: 2009

Ryan Reynolds as: Andrew Paxton

This romantic comedy flick in our Ryan Reynolds movies list is one of those flicks which you would love to watch countless times, and you still wouldn’t get enough of it. The entertaining and heartwarming chemistry between the characters is not something you would like to miss.

The plot of the movie follows Margaret Tate, a New York editor who faces deportation from the U.S. due to her expired visa. To get out of this mess, she asks her assistant Andrew Paxton to be her fiancé for show and makes a pact with him. She promises Andrew a promotion in return for this fake play. But fake emotions fly away when Margaret flies with her assistant to his hometown in Alaska.

The urge to know what will happen between the editor and her assistant and how far will they take this masquerade will keep you hooked up with this rom-com till the credits roll.

26. 6 Underground

IMDb Rating: 6.1

Release Year: 2019

Available On: Netflix

Ryan Reynolds as: One

The plot of this flick revolves around six highly-skilled people, selected from around the world, who give away everything to bring changes in the future. The six people are brought together by an individual, who hides their identity and goes by the name ‘One’, to form a group which eventually got named the 6 Underground.

Faking their deaths and leaving everything behind, all the individuals in the 6 Underground under the leadership of the One try to bring down the realm of an implacable dictator and change the future for good.

27. Blade: Trinity

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Release Year: 2004

Ryan Reynolds as: Hannibal King

Blade: Trinity is the final movie lining up in the Blade trilogy and the plot follows Blade, a human-vampire hybrid, and his quest to liberate humanity. Humans and vampires are still each other’s nemesis, and the only one who can pull humanity out of this feud is Blade. The tables turn when Blade gets falsely accused of numerous murders by Danica Talos, the leader of the bloodthirsty creatures, and also gets dared by the invincible Dracula.

To fight for humanity and save it from the clutches of vampires for once and for all, Blade unites with a group of vampire hunters going by the name the Nightstalkers. This superhero flick is a must-watch.

28. The Voices

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Release Year: 2014

Available On: Amazon Prime

Ryan Reynolds as: Jerry Hickfang and the voices of Bosco, Mr. Whiskers, The Deer and Bunny Monkey

The Voices is a black comedy horror film from our list of Ryan Reynolds movies which you shouldn’t miss at all if you are a dark humour, gore stuffs that go way too much as well as Ryan Reynolds freak. The story revolves around a psychopath yet vivacious man named Jerry Hickfang who tries to make an impact on his crush working with him nine-to-five.

Now, this so-ordinary story takes a massive turn, which includes murder when his crush didn’t show up on their date. Partnering up with his talking dog and cat, Jerry walks back and forth from being sinister to being benevolent.

Amid shameless and discomforting scenes, you will find yourself laughing at some moments, especially when the two pets part their jaws not to holler animal sounds but to speak like a human being.

29. The Amityville Horror

IMDb Rating: 6

Release Year: 2005

Available On: Netflix

Ryan Reynolds as: George Lutz

If you want to have some chilling and horrifying experience under the acts of Reynolds, then the superstar is here to serve you with the right movie. Prepare yourself to get your skin creeped out.

The Amityville Horror is the ninth installment of the film series ‘Amityville Horror’, and this installment brings before us the horrific experiences the Lutz family had gone through after they shifted into a house at the Amityville.

The house prisons the sins of a mass murderer named Ronald DeFeo Jr., who was once the owner of the house back in 1974 and who killed his six family members at the grounds of that house. This Amityville Horror installment is the highest-rated among the other installments.

30. The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The Hitman’s Bodyguard | List Of Ryan Reynolds Movies

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Release Year: 2017

Ryan Reynolds as: Michael Bryce

Last but not least from our Ryan Reynolds movies list, this Hollywood action flick will also help you to have some laughs through intense and breath-taking situations.

You wouldn’t like to take your eyes off the screen as you will get hooked to the story that revolves around an agent named Michael Bryce, who is deployed to secure and provide protection to one of his biggest enemies, a hitman named Darius Kincaid, who is one of the infamous hitmen around the globe, till he gets presented at the International Criminal Court in approximately 24 hours.

That marks the end of our Ryan Reynolds movies list. I hope you are highly impressed with the different movie genres that this movie star has worked in. A man with an abiding career, these were some of his projects.

Have you watched any of these movies? If yes, which ones are your favorite, and why are they on the top of your list? Do leave a comment or two in the comment section, and don’t forget to like and share this article.

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