This could be the Canadian glow-up of the century. Ryan Reynolds has come a long way since his first movie back in 1993. Luckily for us, Amazon Prime offers so many vintage Reynolds movies that show us his journey to becoming the star he is today.

A lot of the films offered on the platform show his early roots in Hollywood with a ton even taking place in Canada. That includes his first movie Ordinary Magic back when he was only 17 years old.

If you’re still in the mood to watch Reynolds shine after finishing this list, you can check out some movies on Netflix that feature the Vancouver actor.


Audience Rating: 75% on Rotten Tomatoes

Waiting follows comedic restaurant waiter Dean who spends every day participating in pranks with his co-workers. One day he’s forced to choose whether he wants to accept a promotion to become a manager or move on to the next stage of his life away from the restaurant.

School of Life

Audience Rating: 70% on Rotten Tomatoes

Fallbrook Middle School hires a new teacher that quickly becomes the favourite amongst students and staff. However, a fellow co-worker becomes jealous when she feels her chances of becoming ‘Teacher of the Year’ are threatened.

Ordinary Magic

Audience Rating: 79% on Rotten Tomatoes

Mourning the death of his father, Jeffrey moves to live with his aunt in Canada. When he arrives, he finds his aunt’s property is marked to be demolished in order to make room for a ski resort. Jeffrey arranges a non-violent hunger strike in order to challenge the town.

Definitely, Maybe

Audience Rating: 72% on Rotten Tomatoes

In the middle of a divorce, Will Hayes recounts the love story he shared with his wife to their daughter. He takes her, and the audience, back to 1992 telling stories that involve three women prompting his daughter to guess which story belongs to her mother.

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