Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian-American actor, film producer, comedian, and screenwriter. He is one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood today. Since he made his acting debut in 1991, he has gone on to star in over 65 films and television shows much of which has helped him generate the huge income he currently enjoys. In this article, we shall be looking at Ryan Reynolds movies ranked from the best to the worst.
Ryan Reynolds Movies List Ranked From Best To Worst
Deadpool 2 (2018)
Deadpool 2 is the sequel of the 2016 superhero film Deadpool. The film is also the eleventh installment of the X-Men franchise. Ryan Reynolds starred in the Marvel film as the title character. His role in the production of the film was not just like the lead character, he was one of the three producers of the film and one of three writers of the script as well. The film was distributed by 20th Century Fox and was first released in Leicester Square on May 10, 2018. It was shot with an initial budget of $110 million and earned an overall $785 million at the box office worldwide.
Ranked as one of the best Ryan Reynolds Movies, Deadpool is the eighth installment of the X-Men franchise and the first of two parts of the Deadpool franchise. Reynolds played the role of the title character who possesses mutant abilities in the film that was made based on the self-titled comics book written by Rob Liefeld. As a Marvel comics film, Marvel Entertainment was in charge of its production and the film was distributed by 20th Century Fox. It premiered at Le Grand Rex on February 8, 2016, before being released in the United States on February 12, 2016. It earned $783.1 million at the box office against a budget of $58 million.
The Croods (2013)
The Croods is a 3D animated comedy adventure film. Ryan Reynolds voiced the part of Guy in the animated film, a wandering boy and love interest of Eep. The film was directed by Kirk Demicco and Chris Sanders. Its production was handled by DreamWorks Animations and it was distributed by Century Fox. The film was first released in Berlin on February 15, 2013, and it hit the United States on March 22, 2013. The film is among Ryan Reynolds movies that made huge income after being shot with a budget of $135 million. It made over twice its budget at the box office, summing up a total of $587.2 million worldwide.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
The film is the fourth installment of the X-Men franchise and got its storyline from one of the main characters, Wolverine. Ryan Reynolds’ role in the film is as Wade Wilson/Weapon XI, a lethal mutant killer. The film was directed by Gavin Hood and produced based on the comic book Wolverine, written by Roy Thomas, Len Wein, and John Romita. The film was produced by Marvel Entertainment, seed Productions, and The Donner’s Company. Its distribution was done by 20th Century Fox. It was made with a budget of $150 million and summed up an income of $373.1 million at the box office.
The Proposal (2009)
The film is one of Ryan Reynolds’s movies that was filmed in Alaska. It is centered around a Canadian woman who works as an editor-in-chief at a big media house. In order to extend her stay in the United States and retain her job following the expiration of her visa, she persuades her assistant to temporarily pretend to act as her fiancé so she wouldn’t get deported. Ryan Reynolds plays the role of Andrew Paxton, the assistant who pretends to be engaged to his boss. The film was shot with a budget of $40 million and it made a massive $317.4 million at the box office upon its release. It was distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Turbo is an animated sports comedy and one of Ryan Reynolds movies that run for 96 minutes. The animated film was directed by David Soren. Ryan Reynolds voiced the title character, a Snail whose dream is to become a racer and the next Indianapolis 500 champion. The film was distributed by 20th Century Fox with DreamWorks Animation in charge of its production. It was produced with a budget of $127 million and it earned $282.2 million at the box office.
Ryan Reynolds In Hitman Bodyguard (2017)
In the action-comedy film, Ryan Reynolds starred alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, and Gary Oldman. Ryan Reynolds’ role in the film is as a private bodyguard. He lived the life of an elite private bodyguard until his client was assassinated on his watch by Darius Kincaid, played by Samuel L. Jackson. The film was directed by Patrick Hughes and written by Tom O’Conner. It grossed the sum of $176.6 million worldwide after being shot with an initial budget of $30-69 million. It was released on August 18, 2017, by Summit Entertainment.
Two Guys and a Girl (1998-2001)
For the first two seasons of the series, the show was known as Two Guys, a Girl, and Pizza Place. Not until its third season before the sitcom was then called Two Guys and a Girl. The show consisted of four seasons, eighty-one episodes in total and Ryan Reynolds starred in all the episodes as Michael Eugene “Berg” Bergen. The TV show premiered on March 10, 1998, and its final episode was released on May 16, 2001. Each of the show’s episodes ran between 20-22 minutes. The show was created by Danny Jackson, Kenny Schwartz, and Rick Wiener and was rated on IMDb as 7.4/10, 9/10 on TV.com, and 40% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Life is a science fiction horror film and it is one of Reynolds movies directed by Daniel Espinosa. The film was written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, and it starred Ryan Reynolds as Rory Adams, an ISS engineer from the USA. Upon its release, Life was released in three languages, English, Japanese and Vietnamese. It was produced with an estimated budget of $58-62 million and grossed a total sum of $100.5 million worldwide. Life was rated 6.6/10 on IMDb, 67% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 54% on Metacritic.
Ryan Reynolds in Fifteen (1991-1993)
It was on this TV show that Ryan Reynolds made his debut screen appearance, thereby kicking off his acting career. Fifteen is a Canadian-American teen drama series that aired from February 3, 1991 – April 25, 1993, on YTV in Canada and on Nickelodeon in the United States. While the film is known as Fifteen in the United States, in Canada, it is called Hillside. The TV show went on for four seasons, airing 65 episodes in total and each episode ran for 25 minutes. Reynolds starred in all 65 episodes of the TV show as Billy Simpson, one of the show’s main characters.
Ryan Reynolds starred in Rest In Peace Department alongside Jeff Bridges as the science fiction action comedy lead character. The film is one of Ryan Reynolds’s movies that premiered in 2013, particularly in Iceland. It was directed by Robert Schwentke and gathered so much hype prior to its release. The film was also distributed by Universal Pictures and two days after it premiered in Iceland, it reached the United States. The film got a disappointing rating from IMDb which rated it 5.6/10, 13% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 25% on Metacritic. Its bad performance extended to the earnings at the box office as it settled for a loss, grossing $78.3 million worldwide, after being produced with a budget within a region of $130-154 million.
Ryan Reynolds in Criminal (2016)
A CIA agent is tortured to death after he discovered the intelligence of a top-secret program called “Dutchman”. Before he could lay out what he knows to his superiors, he is killed and all the information he gathered might just go to waste. Knowing this, the CIA proceeds on a treatment that allows the memory of a dead person to be planted into a living person. They decide to use the treatment on a convict, Jerico Stewart, as they believe he wasn’t sane enough to use the information embedded in him. Hell breaks loose when Jerico escapes custody and fakes his own death. Ryan Reynolds plays the role of Bill Pope, the CIA agent killed before he could reveal where he hid the “Dutchman”.
The film was shot with a budget of $31.5 million. At the box office but could only settle for $38.8 million.
The plot is centered around a New York millionaire named Damian Hale, who happened to have been diagnosed with a deadly illness. However, in other to survive, his consciousness has to be transferred into a new body through a medical procedure called “shedding”. Ryan Reynolds plays Damian Hale/Mark Bitwell. Mark Bitwell is the man whose body Damian’s consciousness is transferred into. The film was distributed by Focus Features and released on July 10, 2015. At the box office, the film could only make a profit of $4.5 million, asides from its production budget.
Ryan Reynolds in Voices (2014)
Voices is a comedy horror film that starred Ryan Reynolds as Jerry Hickfang and he also voiced the characters of Mr. Whiskers, Bosco, Bunny Monkey, and The Dear. The film is among Ryan Reynolds movies that performed poorly at the box office. It was shot with a budget of $11 million and it made a disappointing return at the box office as it could only earn $444,196 worldwide.
Mississippi Grind (2015)
The drama film was written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Ryan Reynolds was cast as Curtis Vaughan, a lucky gambler. The film was shot with a budget of $6 million. Its earnings at the box office were disappointing, as it grossed just $130,541. The film’s returns at the box office might be a huge loss but its ratings got a different story. It was rated 6.4/10 on IMDb, 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 77% on Metacritic.