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Top 5 Ryan Reynolds Movies of All Time

by Robert Smith
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From rom-coms to action thrillers, Reynolds has a knack for creating memorable movie characters. His quick wit and natural charm are always on display. In Definitely Maybe, Reynolds plays Will Hayes, who tells his daughter Maya the story of how they fell in love. It’s an OG romantic comedy that’s full of heart and humor.

  1. Deadpool

The movie is about Wade Wilson, a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary who becomes a super-hero after he is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with mutant powers and an altered physical appearance. It is one of the best gomovies that showcase Ryan Reynolds’ unique wit and humor.

Another good movie that features the comic genius of Ryan Reynolds is The Hitman’s Bodyguard. Reynolds stars in this action thriller alongside Samuel L. Jackson as a bounty hunter who takes on a Russian arms dealer played by Paul Dano. The movie features action scenes that are sure to entertain audiences of all ages. Although the plot is somewhat predictable, the film still holds up well.

  1. Buried

A claustrophobic thriller that requires the star to literally be the only person on screen, Buried proves that Reynolds is a true movie star. His performance as Paul Conroy, an American civilian truck driver kidnapped and buried alive in Iraq, is a tour de force. The film’s immense restrictions could have forced other actors to resort to hammy acting, but Reynolds is more than up for the challenge. The actor manages to capture a wide range of emotions in the small confines of his coffin, and the movie is utterly riveting.

Reynolds also delivers a strong turn as an FBI agent in Safe House, another action-thriller that showcases the actor’s dramatic capabilities. In this movie, Reynolds trades in his quick-witted characters for a more mature portrayal of an agent in over his head. He delivers a gripping, underrated performance that holds up well against Denzel Washington’s more over-the-top character.

What better way to showcase the versatility of an actor than by allowing him to switch between romantic comedies and action movies? In Life, Reynolds stars as Damian Hale, a billionaire who seeks immortality through scientific advancement. He turns to Professor Albright (Matthew Goode) for assistance, who provides him with a new technology called Shedding. The process allows users to export their consciousness into an artificial body and live forever. The film’s premise is a bit over the top, but its performances and visual effects are top-notch.

  1. Underground

Whether he’s gushing about Betty White in a documentary tribute, trading bodies with Ben Kingsley in Self/less or leading a team of neon-clad vigilantes in 6 Underground, Reynolds brings a potent witch’s brew of charisma to the screen. That’s what makes him one of the biggest movie stars around.

Indignation over the government’s failure to bring world despots to justice, a cocky billionaire (code name: “One”) fakes his own death and recruits a misfit team of mercenaries. The film’s battering-ram initial scene introduces the members of this ragtag crew, who are known only by their assigned numbers: sniper Six (Corey Hawkins), doctor Five (Adria Arjona), hitman Four (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), skywalker Three (Ben Hardy) and brainiac Two (Melanie Laurent).

  1. Definitely Maybe

A refreshingly indie take on romantic comedy tropes, Definitely Maybe is a movie that goes above and beyond its PG-13 rating. This charming film tells the story of Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds), an advertising executive who is in the midst of divorcing his wife. His precocious daughter Maya begs him to tell her the story of how he met her mother. He obliges, but he decides to change some of the names and details in order to keep her guessing as to which woman is actually her mom.

Despite the film’s slightly predictable plot, Definitely Maybe is still an underrated romantic comedy that will make you laugh and leave you with a smile on your face. The movie’s cast is also fantastic, with a great performance by Ryan Reynolds and an unforgettable turn by Abigail Breslin in the title role.

  1. The Adam Project

Reynolds’ sardonic humor and tight bod make him an ideal leading man for sci-fi/action flicks, and he proved his acting mettle in this low-budget thriller. Directed by Shawn Levy, who crafted the cult classic Van Wilder, The Adam Project stars Reynolds as a time-traveling pilot who crashes into his 12-year-old self (Walker Scobell) at the site of their father’s death, which he tries to prevent. The film, which also features a strong supporting cast that includes Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, and Catherine Keener, is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.

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