Ryan Reynolds is getting a lot of attention for his portrayal of Deadpool, but he’s been working steadily in everything from Rom-Coms to action thrillers for many, many years. Here are just a few of Ryan Reynolds’ lesser-known roles, in noteworthy and highly-rated films.
Safe House (R, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $9.99 to own in SD / $12.99 in HD)
Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA rookie who is manning a safe house in Cape Town, South Africa, when Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) the CIA’s most wanted rogue agent is captured and taken to the safe house.
During Frost’s interrogation, the safe house is overtaken by mercenaries who want Frost. Weston and Frost escape and must stay out of the gunmens’ sight until they can get to another safe house. – Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)
Smokin’ Aces (R, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $9.99 to own in SD / $12.99 in HD)
Mob boss Primo Sparazza has taken out a hefty contract on Buddy “Aces” Israel, a sleazy magician who has agreed to turn state’s evidence against the Vegas mob.
The FBI, sensing a chance to use this small-time con to bring down big-target Sparazza, places Aces into protective custody-under the supervision of two agents dispatched to Aces’ Lake Tahoe hideout.
When the word of the price on Aces’ head spreads into the community of ex-cons and cons-to-be, it entices bounty hunters, thugs-for-hire, deadly vixens and double-crossing mobsters to join in the hunt.
With all eyes on Tahoe, this rogues’ gallery collides in a comic race to hit the jackpot and rub out Aces. – Written by Anthony Pereyra
Foolproof (R, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD, $4.99 to own in SD – not available in HD at this time)
Kevin, Sam and Rob have an unusual hobby: planning foolproof heists, without intending to actually perform them.
The game goes wrong when their latest plan is stolen and carried out.
Things get even worse when a mysterious man approaches them with an offer: plan a heist for him, or go to jail.
As the clock ticks, they find that the risk might be higher than just their freedom. – Written by Anthony
Blade 3: Trinity (R, 3.5/5 stars, currently priced at $9.99 to own in SD / $12.99 in HD)
Blade finds himself alone surrounded by enemies, fighting an up hill battle with the vampire nation and now humans. He joins forces with a group of vampire hunters whom call themselves the Nightstalkers.
The vampire nation awakens the king of vampires Dracula from his slumber with intentions of using his primitive blood to become day-walkers.
On the other side is Blade and his team manifesting a virus that could wipe out the vampire race once and for all.
In the end the two sides will collide and only one will come out victorious, a battle between the ultimate vampire who never knew defeat, facing off against the greatest vampire slayer. – Written by jay
The Proposal (PG-13, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $9.99 to own in SD / $17.99 in HD)
For three years, Andrew Paxton has slaved as the assistant to Margaret Tate, hard-driving editor at a New York publisher.
When Margaret, a Canadian, faces deportation for an expired visa, she hatches a scheme to marry Andrew – he agrees if she’ll promise a promotion.
A skeptical INS agent vows to test the couple about each other the next Monday. Andrew had plans to fly home that weekend for his grandma’s 90th, so Margaret goes with him – to Sitka, Alaska – where mom, dad, and grams await.
Family dynamics take over: tensions between dad and Andrew, an ex-girlfriend, Andrew’s dislike of Margaret, and her past color the next few days, with the INS ready to charge Andrew with fraud. – Written by jhailey
Woman in Gold (PG-13, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $7.99 to own in SD or HD)
Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds star in the remarkable true story of one woman’s battle against the establishment to recover her family possessions that had been seized by Nazis during WWII.
Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II.
She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis. – Written by Elyse J. Factor
Green Lantern (PG-13, 3.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $9.99 to own in SD / $12.99 in HD)
In a mysterious universe, an elite defense force of peace and justice have existed for centuries. Cocky test pilot Hal Jordan acquires superhuman powers when he is chosen by “the Ring”, the willpower-fed source of power, of the Green Lantern Corps.
Reluctantly at first, he takes on the challenges these other superheroes face. Putting his self-doubts aside, and spurred on by his sense of duty and love for his beautiful, intellectually equal, colleague, Carol Ferris, he is soon called to defend mankind from Parallax, a powerful, evil being who feeds on fear.
He is the universe’s last chance, as many Green Lanterns have been killed and the Corps is weakened. And he might just be the right Green Lantern for the job of keeping the world safe from harm. Based on the characters of DC Comics series “Green Lantern”. – Written by Warner Bros. Pictures
Self/less (R, 4/5 stars, $9.99 to own in SD / $12.99 in HD)
An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man.
But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause. – Written by Anonymous