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List of Ian Somerhalder Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Life as a House (2001)
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15
Life as a House
R
52
15

George, a divorcee, is diagnosed with terminal cancer the day he loses his job. He decides to take down the house passed on by his father and build a new one. Trying to reconnect, he asks his rebellious son Sam for help. His ex-wife, friends and neighbors extend their support; soon he realizes, he is not rebuilding a house, but also relationships.

Directed By:
Irwin Winkler
3. The Tournament (2009)
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16
The Tournament
R
28
16

Thirty of the world’s deadliest assassins take part in a contest where the survivor will win an amount of $ 10 million and will also gain the opportunity to become the costliest assassin in the world. Meanwhile, the contest is being watched by several wealthy men, who are betting on which one of them will survive and win the prize. 

Role:
Miles Slade
Starring:
Ving Rhames, Scott Adkins, Iddo Goldberg, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Hu, Liam Cunningham
Directed By:
Scott Mann
6. How to Make Love to a Woman (2010)
11
9
How to Make Love to a Woman
R
11
9
Role:
Daniel Meltzer
Starring:
Ken Jeong, Krysten Ritter, Eugene Byrd, Josh Meyers, Lindsay Richards
Directed By:
Scott Culver
7. Wake (2009)
7
6
Wake
R
7
6
Role:
Tyler
Starring:
Jane Seymour, Danny Masterson, Bijou Phillips, Marguerite Moreau
Directed By:
Ellie Kanner
8. Pulse (2006)
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Pulse
PG-13
14
16

Josh is a computer hacker and he accidently releases a powerful wireless signal developed by Douglas Ziegler, which starts taking away the will to live, spreading a suicide epidemic. When Josh’s girlfriend, Mattie, a psychology student, finds Josh and others falling victim to the mysterious power, she takes help of computer-whiz Dexter to shut down the system and stop the evil force from destroying mankind. 

Role:
Dexter
Starring:
Christina Milian, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Tucker, Rick Gonzalez
Directed By:
Jim Sonzero
9. The Anomaly (2014)
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9
The Anomaly
7
9

Ryan Reeve is a former soldier who wakes up in the back of a van, and realizes that he has been kidnapped. He comes to know that the kidnapping is being conducted by a group involved in a big conspiracy and he has very limited time to find out who kidnapped him and why.  

Role:
Harkin Langham
Starring:
Luke Hemsworth, Brian Cox, Alexis Knapp, Noel Clarke
Directed By:
Noel Clarke
10. Lost City Raiders (2008)
4
6
Lost City Raiders
PG-13
4
6
Role:
Jack Kubiak
Starring:
James Brolin, Bettina Zimmermann, Jamie Thomas King, Elodie Frenck
Directed By:
Jean de Segonzac
11. TV: The Movie (2006)
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4
TV: The Movie
R
2
4
Starring:
Jason Mewes, Danny Trejo, Lee Majors, Judd Nelson, Steve-O, Jason 'Wee Man' Acuña, Preston Lacy
Directed By:
Sam Maccarone
12. Recess (2004)
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4
Recess
10
4
Role:
Cooley
Starring:
Cy Carter, Terc Martinez, Jordan Reid, Aaron Testerman
Directed By:
Dave Kalstein
13. The Lost Samaritan (2008)
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6
The Lost Samaritan
12
6
Role:
William Archer
Starring:
Ruta Gedmintas, Oliver Debuschewitz, David Scheller, Anna Fin
Directed By:
Thomas Jahn
14. Anatomy of a Hate Crime (2001)
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5
Anatomy of a Hate Crime
8
5
Role:
Russell Henderson
Starring:
Brendan Fletcher, Busy Philipps, Cy Carter, Amanda Fuller
Directed By:
Tim Hunter
15. The Old Man and the Studio (2004)
8
5
The Old Man and the Studio
8
5
Starring:
Marley Shelton, Trey Callaway, Tim Conlon, Heather Ankeny
Directed By:
Eric Champnella
16. The Sensation of Sight (2006)
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6
The Sensation of Sight
R
8
6
Role:
Drifter
Starring:
Daniel Gillies, Ann Cusack, David Strathairn, Jane Adams
Directed By:
Aaron J. Wiederspahn
17. Changing Hearts (2002)
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4
Changing Hearts
7
4
Role:
Jason Kelly
Starring:
Tom Skerritt, Lauren Holly, Faye Dunaway, Edie McClurg
Directed By:
Martin Guigui
18. Fearless (2004)
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4
Fearless
6
4
Role:
Jordan Gracie
Starring:
Rachael Leigh Cook, Bianca Lawson, Erich Anderson, Eric Balfour
Directed By:
Blair Hayes
19. Fireball (2009)
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4
Fireball
PG-13
3
4
Role:
Lee Cooper
Starring:
Colin Cunningham, Lexa Doig, Aleks Paunovic, Aaron Pearl
Directed By:
Kristoffer Tabori
20. Caught on Tape (2013)
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5
Caught on Tape
R
1
5
Starring:
Vivica A. Fox, Cedric the Entertainer, Kel Mitchell, Sticky Fingaz
Directed By:
Sticky Fingaz

TV Shows

Nature Is Speaking
10
1
Nature Is Speaking
10
1
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Marion Cotillard, Reese Witherspoon, Kevin Spacey, Harrison Ford, Penelope Cruz, Julia Roberts
Directed By:
Eric Grunbaum, Scott Trattner
Lost
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8
Lost
TV-14
39
8
Starring:
Hiroyuki Sanada, Patrick J. Adams, Holland Roden, Josh Holloway, Justin Chatwin, Lana Parrilla, Julie Bowen
Directed By:
Jack Bender, Stephen Williams, Paul A. Edwards, Tucker Gates, Eric Laneuville
Years of Living Dangerously
9
2
Years of Living Dangerously
TV-PG
9
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
America Ferrera, Don Cheadle, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Thomas Friedman, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Directed By:
Tom Casciato, Martha Jeffries, Drew Magratten, Ivy Meeropol, Jon Meyersohn
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
14
3
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
TV-14
14
3
Starring:
Sam Waterston, Jill Scott, Samira Wiley, Wentworth Miller, Ed Asner, Christopher Meloni, Gary Cole
Directed By:
Now and Again
8
2
Now and Again
TV-14
8
2
Starring:
John Goodman, Christine Baranski, Charles Durning, Gerrit Graham, Dennis Haysbert
Directed By:
Martha Mitchell, Vincent Misiano, Ronald L. Schwary
The Vampire Diaries
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7
The Vampire Diaries
TV-14
32
7
Role:
Damon Salvatore
Starring:
Claire Holt, Stephen Amell, Kat Graham, Nina Dobrev, Hayley Kiyoko, Nathalie Kelley, Phoebe Tonkin
Directed By:
Awards:
People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Duo, People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
12
3
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
TV-14
12
3
Starring:
Kim Coates, James Whitmore, Arielle Vandenberg, Katheryn Winnick, John Ratzenberger, Wil Wheaton, Alan Ruck
Directed By:
Young Americans
7
2
Young Americans
7
2
Role:
Hamilton Fleming
Starring:
Charlie Hunnam, Kate Bosworth, Ed Quinn, Mark Famiglietti
Directed By:
James Whitmore Jr.
Smallville
14
4
Smallville
TV-PG
14
4
Starring:
Kelly Brook, Cory Monteith, Kristin Kreuk, Laura Vandervoort, Lynda Carter, Missy Peregrym, Margot Kidder
Directed By:
James Marshall, Greg Beeman, Mike Rohl, Jeannot Szwarc, Terrence O'Hara
Tell Me You Love Me
6
2
Tell Me You Love Me
TV-MA
6
2
Starring:
Adam Scott, Ally Walker, Sonya Walger, Aislinn Paul
Directed By:
Melanie Mayron, Patricia Rozema
The Big Easy
7
2
The Big Easy
7
2
Starring:
Nicole Eggert, Julie Benz, Michelle Phillips, Marla Maples, Fabiana Udenio, Ken Jeong, Barry Corbin
Directed By:
James Frawley, Vern Gillum, Gilbert M. Shilton, Peter Ellis, William Malone
CSI: Miami
8
4
CSI: Miami
TV-14
8
4
Starring:
Raquel Welch, Tia Carrere, Aaron Paul, Lucy Lawless, Jon Bernthal, Brian Austin Green, Judy Greer
Directed By:
V Wars
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3
V Wars
8
3
Role:
Dr. Luther Swann
Starring:
Laura Vandervoort, Adrian Holmes, Kyle Breitkopf, Kimberly-Sue Murray
Directed By:
T.J. Scott, Brad Turner, Kaare Andrews

Special Appearance/Cameo

Celebrity (1998)
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6
Celebrity
R
9
6

Celebrity is a comedy-drama film which revolves around a divorce couple, Lee and his insecure wife named Robin. After splitting, their lives change drastically as one’s life becomes a failure and the other one finds happiness and success.

Role:
(uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Starring:
Bebe Neuwirth, Famke Janssen, Charlize Theron, Hank Azaria, Aida Turturro, Wood Harris, Kenneth Branagh
Directed By:

Ian Somerhalder Awards

People's Choice Awards
The Vampire Diaries Favorite TV Duo 2015
The Vampire Diaries Favorite On-Screen Chemistry 2014
Winner Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor 2014