10 of Ryan Reynolds’ Best Movies

KC Frankenburger

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Ryan Reynolds in Life.
Ryan Reynolds in “Life” by Columbia Pictures.

Ever since breaking out on the scene, Ryan Reynolds has always kind of been one to watch. But with Deadpool and now Deadpool 2 under his belt, his is certainly a force to be reckoned with.

To celebrate Deadpool 2 officially becoming the third highest-grossing R-rated movie, at the worldwide box office, here are some of our all-time favorite Ryan Reynolds flicks.

Safe House – DirecTV Now

Directed by acclaimed Swedish director, Daniel Espinosa, Safe House is an action flick with a breakneck pace. Starring Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington as a rookie CIA agent and a turncoat operative (respectively) who must work together when they both come under attack by an unknown enemy.

Blade: Trinity – Rent or buy from $2.99 and up.

It may not be the best of the Blade series, but Ryan is arguably one of the most memorable things about this movie. He holds his own amongst the special effects, the vampires, and Jessica Biel.  

Definitely, Maybe – Netflix

So maybe Definitely, Maybe is not the biggest hit on Reynolds roster. But if watching Reynolds play dad to cutie-pie Abigail Breslin sounds like a good time to you, and I know it does for me, then this one is worth it.

The Nines – Rent or buy from $2.99 and up.

What I’ve always loved about Ryan Reynolds, is that he was never afraid to make bold choices. Even when he could have played the safe and easy route, he was making small indie pictures like The Nines that really made you think. As a bonus, this one’s got Melissa McCarthy, Elle Fanning, and Octavia Spencer.

Woman in Gold – Netflix

Here, Ryan plays a lawyer attempting to help a Jewish woman reclaim a painting that was stolen from her family by the Nazis during WWII. Ryan’s willingness to take on a myriad of types of roles, is what gives him the opportunity to do films like this one. 

National Lampoon’s Van Wilder – Rent or buy from $1.99 and up.

This Lampoon’s comedy was arguably Ryan Reynolds breakout film.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard – HBO

Sometimes you just need a fun crime/action film with a lot of swearing, gun fights, explosions, and Samuel L. Jackson. Ryan’s brand of comedy here and his ironically defeated swagger is very pre-Deadpool.

Deadpool – Rent or buy from $2.99 and up.

After 11 years and 47 rejections, Ryan Reynolds finally got exactly what he wanted in Deadpool. It turns out that it was exactly what all of us wanted too, we just didn’t know it yet. Looks like persistence pays off.

Life – Starz

Ryan teamed back up with Safe House director Daniel Espinosa for this underrated sci-fi flick. Also starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson, the plot may be slightly predictable, but this film is expertly handled. And that ain’t nothing.

The Proposal – Rent or buy from $2.99 and up.

With Sandra Bullock, Betty White and Ryan Reynolds, where could any romantic comedy go wrong?

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