The Best Ryan Reynolds Movies and Where to Watch Them

Canadian actor, Ryan Reynolds is arguably one of the biggest stars on the planet. He had an incredible acting career, which earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has an iconic “couple-goals” relationship with his wife Blake Lively, and is also a businessman; he has stakes in Aviation American Gin and Mint Mobile.

Over the course of his career, Reynolds has starred in several genres, including romantic comedies, serious dramas and brutal action films, and has become known for his charismatic yet sardonic personality which features heavily in most of his films. .

If you’re a Reynolds fan and you’re in the mood to watch him on screen, you’re in luck. These are the best movies starring Ryan Reynolds and where you can watch them in Australia; and don’t worry, The Green Lantern is not on this list…


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6.8 IMDb Score, stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stweart & Ryan Reynolds, Comedy, Drama & Romance, released 2009

In 1987, when a privileged college graduate discovers that his parents can no longer afford to send him on a summer vacation to Europe or to a prestigious graduate program in New York, he is forced to work in his local amusement park. Reynolds isn’t the lead role in this movie, but he’s charming and captivating and sardonic whenever he’s on screen.

Adventurelandis a fantastic coming-of-age flick with some serious indie vibes and a stunning soundtrack.

Where to watch: Stan.


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7.0 IMDb Score, stars Ryan Reynolds, Drama, Mystery & Thriller, released 2010

Reynolds plays Paul, a truck driver working in Iraq, who wakes up to find himself buried alive in a coffin with nothing but a lighter and a cellphone. Reynolds’ performance is phenomenal in this thrilling and suspenseful film.

If you want to see Reynolds at his best without playing a comic book character, Buried is for you.

Where to watch: Binge and Foxtel now.

dead Pool

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8.0 IMDb Score, stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin & TJ Miller, Action, Adventure & Comedy, released 2016

Fingers in the nose dead Pool is Reynolds’ best film. Reynolds plays Wade Wilson, a shrewd mercenary who’s been diagnosed with terminal cancer. He is offered a “miracle treatment” but it causes him to mutate; he becomes immortal and is able to regenerate but is horribly disfigured.

Laugh out loud funny and with brutally violent action scenes, if you’re a Reynolds fan, dead Pool (and its sequel) is a must.

Where to watch: Both dead Pool and Deadpool 2 are available on Disney+.

Definitely maybe

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7.1 IMDb Score, stars Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Banks, Derek Luke, Abigail Breslin & Kevin Kline, Comedy, Drama & Romance, released 2008

Definitely maybe is one of those rare romantic comedies that is exceptionally well-written and doesn’t follow all the tropes of its genre. Plus, Reynolds is fantastic as a leader; he acts perfectly as a sarcastic yet adorable guy telling his daughter how he met her mother.

Speaking of which, if you’re a fan of how I Met Your MotherYou will like Definitely maybe (and the ending is much better than HIMYM‘s).

Where to watch: Binge and Foxtel now.

free guy

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7.2 IMDb Score, stars Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer & Taika Waititi, Action, Adventure & Comedy, released 2021

When Guy, a friendly bank teller who is bored with his life, discovers that he is actually a non-playable character in an online video game, he begins to do whatever he wants. not what it is programmed for. Reynolds’ characteristic humor is on full display in free guywhich has an interesting plot and great performances from everyone involved.

Whether you’re a fan of video games or not, you’ll enjoy free guy.

Where to watch: Disney+ and Foxtel now.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

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6.9 IMDb Score, stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson & Gary Oldman, Action, Comedy & Crime, released 2017

A disgraced but extremely skilled bodyguard, played by Reynolds, agrees to escort an assassin, played by Jackson, to a trial where he will testify against a powerful dictator. Violent and with wonderfully witty banter between Reynolds and Jackson, action fans will love The Hitman’s Bodyguard.

This movie can best be described as a buddy cop movie – and a very good one – even though none of the main characters are actually cops.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video and Stan.

Just friends

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6.2 IMDb Score, stars Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris & Chris Klein, Comedy & Romance, released 2005

Just friends was a film directed by Reynolds relatively early in his acting career and has become something of a cult classic. Reynolds is delightfully sarcastic throughout, but starring in Just friends is Anna Faris; she is hilarious all the time.

Personally, it’s one of my favorite Christmas movies and I get angry that it’s severely underrated.

Where to watch: Sadly, Just friends isn’t available to stream anywhere, so you’ll have to rent or buy it.

The life

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6.6 IMDb Score, stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson & Ryan Reynolds, Horror, Sci-Fi & Thriller, released 2017

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station collect and study a soil sample from Mars because they believe it contains evidence of extraterrestrial life. This does; however, the life form proves to be extremely dangerous.

The lifethough a bit derivative, features one of Reynolds’ few serious performances, but he’s damn good at it, and Gyllenhaal’s and Ferguson’s performances are excellent as well.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video.

Mississippi grind

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6.4 IMDb Score, stars Ben Mendelsohn & Ryan Reynolds, Comedy & Drama, released 2015

Reynolds lends his charisma to Mississippi grind; a little known but enjoyable film. The film follows two players as they embark on a journey to a legendary high-stakes poker game. Mendelsohn and Reynolds have great chemistry and put on fantastic performances.

Mississippi grind is really more of a drama with both comedic and poignant moments, but still a movie to definitely add to your watch list.

Where to watch: Stan.

The Nine

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6.3 IMDb Score, stars Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis & Melissa McCarthy, Drama, Fantasy & Mystery, released 2007

The Nine features three separate stories, but as the film progresses you slowly learn the strange connection between them. The Nine gained a cult following over the years but still divides people; so either you’ll love or you’ll hate this movie.

If you are a Reynolds fan, you should just give The Nine since.

Where to watch: Stan.


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6.7 IMDb Score, stars Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson & Betty White, Comedy, Drama & Romance, released 2009

Proposal is a straightforward romantic comedy; so if it’s a genre you love or you’re looking for a movie to watch with your partner, this is the movie for you. The plot is predictable but features strong performances from the entire cast (especially White) and some really fun moments.

If you want something light, Proposal is an excellent choice.

Where to watch: Disney+.

red notice

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6.3 IMDb score, stars Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds & Gal Gadot, Action, Comedy & Thriller, released 2021

Johnson plays an Interpol agent who is forced to team up with the world’s greatest art thief, played by Reynolds, to catch a “most wanted” art thief, played by Gadot. red notice received mixed reviews, with most critics calling it terrible, but most viewers raving about it.

You can form your own opinion by watching red notice for you…

Where to watch: Netflix.

The voices

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6.4 IMDb Score, stars Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton & Anna Kendrick, Comedy, Crime & Fantasy, released 2014

The voices is a very bizarre and offbeat black comedy; not everyone will like it. But if you like quirky, quirky movies, The voices is a must watch. The film follows a kind but mentally ill guy who believes his dog and cat can and do talk to him.

Honestly, even if it’s a little weird, The voices features one of Reynolds’ finest acting performances; not only does he act incredibly convincingly as the lead, but he also voices the dog and the cat.

Where to watch: Stan.

golden woman

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7.3 IMDb score, stars Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds & Daniel Brühl, Biography, Drama & History, released 2015

Another film where Reynolds takes a serious role, golden woman is based on a true story and follows Maria Altmann – a Jewish refugee – as she legally fights the Austrian government over a painting she believes is rightfully hers as it was taken from her family by the Nazis during the war. Captivating, interesting and moving, golden woman is a film that almost everyone will enjoy.

In addition, Mirren and Reynolds turn in excellent performances.

Where to watch: Stan.

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