The Best Ryan Movies Ranked by Overwhelming Hotness

It's the ranking you never knew you needed.

Barechested, Chest, Muscle, Abdomen, Human, Jaw, Trunk, Flesh, Model,
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The world has been blessed with not one, but TWO Ryans (Gosling and Reynolds, to be specific—all other Ryans can step to the left) and the time has come to rank their films on a scale of hotness. Please be advised that what you're about to witness may cause profuse sweating (in a sexy way!), a general feeling of nausea (also in a sexy way!), and the impulse to break up with whoever you're dating due to the fact that they are neither of these men.

14. Ryan Reynolds: Green Lantern

I am of the opinion that there is almost nothing sexy about Green Lantern, and am only begrudgingly including it on this list out of a sense of obligation. First of all, Green Lantern is literally named after an old-fashioned lighting device commonly found on the prairie. It's like naming a superhero Green Butterchurner.

Second of all, this is possibly the least arousing outfit change I've ever seen:

Room, Interior design, Furniture, Table, Conversation, Leisure, Sitting, Living room, House,

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13. Ryan Reynolds: La La Land

Wow, how insulting to La La Land right? WRONG. There is nothing sexy about Ryan Gosling in this movie, as he essentially plays a stubborn sulky white dude who thinks he's the only person on earth who truly understands jazz and spends much of the movie mansplaining it to Emma Stone. Next! Bye!

Pianist, Jazz pianist, Musician, Games,

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^ Wow, cool, you can play the piano, Ryan. Revolutionary. No man has ever played the piano before. Only you!

12. Ryan Reynolds: Sabrina the Teenage Witch

I don't want to alarm anyone, but Ryan Reynolds played Melissa Joan Hart's love interest in Sabrina the Teenage Witch (the T.V. movie version)and they almost dated in real life. I mean, understandable—how could anyone see a hair flop this profound and not immediately fall in love with its middle-parted undulating waves?

Blond, Fun, Mouth, Drinking, Party supply, Movie, Balloon, Fictional character,

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Also, on a scale of 1-10, how aroused are you by this still of Ryan Reynolds putting a party hat on this girl from behind?

Facial expression, Blond, Fun, Organ, Interaction, Ear, Event, Smile, Iris, Photography,

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The correct answer is 10, but here's a poll just in case you're confused:

11. Ryan Gosling: Young Hercules

Speaking of middle parts, one time Ryan Gosling was in a TV series called Young Hercules and he looked like this:

Head, Blond, Human, Neck, Smile, Temple, Long hair, Cg artwork, Fictional character,

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And yes, I know this is a list of movies, but it seemed journalistically irresponsible to not include Young Hercules when Ryan spent his time looking like this:

Hair, Blond, Hairstyle, Surfer hair, Human,

(Image credit: FOX)

(That pucker!)

And this:

Reptile, Tortoise, Adaptation, Galápagos tortoise, Box turtle,

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(Those biceps!)

Don't even try to deny that these photos are, on some admittedly disturbing level, very hot.

10. Ryan Reynolds: Buying the Cow

Hello, once upon a time Ryan Reynolds was in a movie iconically titled Buying the Cow, which, if you read the plot on Wikipedia (that is as much effort as I'm willing to make when it comes to this movie), sounds pretty problematic. That said, this happened, and we shall present it without comment:

9. Ryan Gosling: Drive

Honestly, find me any other human who can make the sentence "I drive" sexy. I'll wait:

White-collar worker,

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8. Ryan Reynolds: The Amityville Horror

This one is complicated because on the one hand Ryan Reynolds spends the movie wandering around with a very ill-advised goatee:

Face, Hair, Chin, Forehead, Portrait, Head, Eyebrow, Nose, Facial hair, Beard,

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^Absolutely not!

On the other hand, he spends the movie wandering around with a very well-advised six pack:

Barechested, Bodybuilder, Muscle, Chest, Abdomen, Standing, Model, Bodybuilding, Trunk, Human body,

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^Absolutely hot!

7. Ryan Gosling: Crazy, Stupid, Love

No words, only Gif:

Barechested, Muscle, Abdomen, Chest, Arm, Shoulder, Human body, Black hair, Trunk, Bodybuilder,

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(And, yes, I know what you're thinking: How are there six Ryan movies with more hotness than that?! How?! These men are just. that. hot. Keep scrolling.)

6. Ryan Reynolds: Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds spends the entirety of Deadpool being the physical embodiment of a literal SNACK, and does it while wearing a mask—proving that Ryan-related hotness comes from the inside just as much as the outside. Also, here's another Gif for you to enjoy, no need to thank me!

Superhero, Fictional character, Footwear,

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5. Ryan Reynolds: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Even hotter than Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool is Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson (a.k.a. Deadpool pre-transformation) in X-Men Origins. LOOK. AT. HIS. CURLY. HAIR. AND. TANK. TOP. Look with your eyes!

Muscle, Chest, Athlete, Physical fitness, Championship,

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Now your eyes are burning! Go wash them out!

4. Ryan Gosling: Stay

If you prefer your Ryans more emo, welcome to Ryan Gosling in Stay. His hair tells you everything you need to know.

Forehead, Smile, Photography, Flash photography, Brown hair,

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^ "Hi, I'm Ryan Gosling and my interests include Bright Eyes, Converse, and being extremely self-righteously straight-edge. Also, it's 2003!"

3. Ryan Reynolds: The Proposal

Why, you ask? Because this, I answer:

Barechested, Bodybuilder, Muscle, Chest, Abdomen, Arm, Human body, Bodybuilding, Trunk, Neck,

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2. Ryan Gosling: The Place Beyond the Pines

The tank top, the blonde hair, the tattoos. These are all merely good. What's GREAT is this scene of Ryan dancing with a puppy:

1. Ryan Gosling: The Notebook

As expected, The Notebook is coming in at number one for extremely obvious reasons related to Ryan Gosling's sheer perfection as Noah, and the fact that he single-handedly won a wet t-shirt competition that only he was participating in.

Hug, Interaction, Romance, Love, Human, Happy, Photography, Child, Gesture, Smile,

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If you're a bird, I'm a bird.

Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.