Ryan Reynolds is one of Hollywood’s favorite leading man. Blessed with swoon-worthy golden looks, as well as an abundance of acting talent, the Canadian-born actor has featured in several popular movies and TV shows. He has also received several awards whilst establishing a reputation for the versatility of his acting skills. Check out some Ryan Reynolds movies and how they are rated below.
Ryan Reynolds Movies and TV Shows
Production budget – $58 million; Box office – $100.5 million
Life is a 2017 sci-fi/horror film directed by Daniel Espinosa. The movie revolves around a six-member crew of the International Space Station who discover and bring back an extra-terrestrial being from Mars. The extra-terrestrial being later escapes and starts to wreak destruction. Life featured a star-studded cast comprising of Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ryan Reynolds, etc. The movie received mixed reviews with most critics calling it a poor imitation of other great sci-fi movies. Life has a score of 67% on rotten tomatoes and 54% on Metacritic.
Production budget – $127 million; Box office – $282.6 million
Turbo is another Ryan Reynolds movie which saw him take the lead role. The film is a 2013 animated sports/comedy about an ordinary garden snail, Turbo, whose dream of becoming the world’s fastest snail comes true. The movie featured the voices of Samuel L. Jackson, Michelle Rodriguez, and Snoop Dogg while Ryan Reynolds provided the voice of Turbo. Turbo holds a score of 67% on rotten tomatoes and 58% on Metacritic.
8. The Croods
Production budget – $135 – $175 million; Box office – $ 587.2 million
The Croods is a 2013 fantasy/adventure animation about the world’s first family road trip. It revolves around the Crood family who journeys to a strange territory in search of a new home. During their travels, they encounter an imaginative nomad named Guy who helps them to conquer their fears and get close to each other. The Croods featured A-listers such as Emma Stone and Nicholas Cage while Reynolds voiced the role of Guy. The movie holds a score of 71% on rotten tomatoes and 55% on Metacritic.
7. Definitely, Maybe
Production budget – $7 million; Box office – $55.4 million
This is a 2008 romantic comedy written and directed by Adam Brooks. In the movie, Ryan Reynolds plays the lead role of Will Hayes, a 30-something divorcee who narrates to his daughter his love story before marriage. This is all in a bid to help her understand her parents impending divorce. Definitely, Maybe holds a score of 71% on rotten tomatoes and 59% on Metacritic.
6. Harold and Kumar go to the White Castle
Production budget – $9 million; Box office – $23.9 million
This is a 2004 adventure stoner-comedy and is the first film in the Harold and Kumar franchise. The movie revolves around two pals who have to hanker for a White Castle burger. They find it difficult locating an outlet and thus embark on an epic road trip in a bid to satisfy their urge. The movie featured John Cho and Kal Penn while Reynolds had a cameo appearance as a male nurse. The movie has a rating of 74% on rotten tomatoes and 64% on Metacritic.
5. The Voices
Production budget – $11 million; Box office – $444,196
The Voices is a 2014 black comedy/horror film about a seemingly normal young man, Jerry, who resides with his pets. Jerry, however, turns out to be schizophrenic and deludes himself into believing that he can converse with his pets. The Voices received some awards but was however a box office bomb as it grossed less than $500,000 on a budget of $11 million. The movie nevertheless holds a decent rating of 75% on rotten tomatoes and 58% on Metacritic.
Production budget – $58 million; Box office – $783 million
Deadpool is definitely one unforgettable Ryan Reynolds movie. In the movie, the Canadian actor played the titular role of Deadpool/Wade Wilson, a former special-ops operative who gains new powers after being subjected to a rogue experiment. Deadpool was overwhelmingly a critical and commercial success, grossing more than half a billion dollars at the box office. The movie also fetched Reynolds the 2016 Critic Choice award for best actor. Deadpool holds a score of 84% on rotten tomatoes and 65% on Metacritic.
Production budget – $2 million; Box office – $21.3 million
Buried is another Ryan Reynolds movie you should totally check out. In this psychological/thriller, Reynolds plays the role of Paul Conroy, an American humanitarian truck driver who is kidnapped and buried by insurgents in Iraq. Trapped underground with a limited supply of air, Paul frantically calls his family, employer, as well as government officials as his chances of survival slip by the minute. Buried received positive critical reviews with some regarding it as a brilliant and twisted suspense thriller. The movie holds a score of 86% on rotten tomatoes and 65% on Metacritic.
Production budget – $9.8 million; Box office – $17. 2 million
Adventureland is a 2009 comedy/drama about an uptight college graduate, Brennan, who is dreaming of a tour of Europe before his graduate studies. His parents, however, decline to subsidize the trip and he is forced to get a degrading minimum wage job at a local amusement park. This job later turns out to be a blessing as Brennan strikes up a rapport with a captivating co-worker named Em. Adventureland featured stars such as Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart while Reynolds played the role of the parks maintenance guy, Mike Connell. The movie received positive critical reception and holds a score of 89% on rotten tomatoes and 76% on Metacritic.
1. Mississippi Grind
Production budget – $6 million; Box office – $130,541
Mississippi Grind is a 2015 drama written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The movie revolves around a struggling but talented poker player, Gerry, who meets a charismatic young gambler named Curtis. Gerry is convinced that Curtis is his good luck charm and the duo embark on an epic road trip, gambling their way to a high stake game in New Orleans. Mississippi Grind performed poorly at the box office, grossing $130,541 on a budget of $6 million. It, however, has a high score of 91% on rotten tomatoes and 77% on Metacritic.