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List of Meg Ryan Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
37
10
When Harry Met Sally...
R
37
10

Harry and Sally first meet as newly graduates when they share a long drive together from Chicago to New York City, and along the way, they argue about whether men and women can be just friends. They meet over and over in the following decades and become close friends, but are concerned about sexual relationship ruining their friendship.

Role:
Sally Albright
Starring:
Carrie Fisher, Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Steven Ford
Directed By:
2. The Doors (1991)
16
7
The Doors
R
16
7

Although it is a biographical film about the popular rock band The Doors, it emphasizes especially on the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison.  Its follows the band’s story from its inception in 1965, when Morrison was a student at UCLA, to his untimely death in 1971, in course of which it chronicles the band’s rise in popularity, his drug experimentation and abuse and ultimate fall. 

Role:
Pamela Courson
Directed By:
3. Top Gun (1986)
36
16
Top Gun
PG
36
16

Reckless and impulsive ace pilot Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell is accepted into the Naval Fighter Weapons School, where he alienates other elite students with his attitude. As he competes for the TOPGUN Trophy with his calm rival Tom 'Iceman' Kazansky, he is also vying for the attention of the beautiful astrophysicist and civilian instructor Charlotte Blackwood.

Directed By:
4. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
25
10
Sleepless in Seattle
PG
25
10

Sam cannot get over the death of his wife. On Christmas, his eight year old son Jonah, calls up the radio station and Sam is forced to speak about his feelings. The show is heard by Annie Reed, a reporter who writes to Sam, but he has started dating someone and does not show interest. However, Jonah promises to meet her on Empire State Building on Valentine's Day.

Starring:
Directed By:
Nora Ephron
5. Innerspace (1987)
12
7
Innerspace
PG
12
7

Tuck volunteers to be part of an experiment where he is put into the body of a lab rabbit. However, he is accidentally injected into the body of a hapless store clerk instead. 

Role:
Lydia Maxwell
Starring:
Martin Short, Dennis Quaid, Chuck Jones, Vernon Wells, Kevin McCarthy
Directed By:
Joe Dante
6. You've Got Mail (1998)
28
12
You've Got Mail
PG
28
12

Kathleen Kelly, who runs a popular local bookstore, is annoyed by arrogant Joe Fox, who opens a branch of the large Fox Books chain across the street, threatening her business. The two, despite having partners, also anonymously chat online and fall in love with each other, but after learning her true identity, Fox must assuage her hatred for him.

Role:
Kathleen Kelly
Directed By:
Nora Ephron
7. City of Angels (1998)
21
8
City of Angels
PG-13
21
8

Seth, an angel whose responsibility is to guide deceased souls to the afterlife, is conflicted when he becomes attracted to young heart surgeon, Maggie Rice, while waiting for a man undergoing heart surgery. He makes up his mind when he meets Nathaniel, who was once an angel but decided to become a mortal to gain human senses.

Role:
Dr. Maggie Rice
Directed By:
Brad Silberling
8. Courage Under Fire (1996)
15
7
Courage Under Fire
R
15
7

Courage Under Fire is a mystery war drama film, which tells the story of a US Army Officer, who is still dejected about a mistake he made during the Desert Storm incident. Now he has to investigate a female chopper commander, to find out whether she is worthy of the Medal of Honor.    

Role:
Karen Walden
Directed By:
Edward Zwick
9. French Kiss (1995)
17
5
French Kiss
PG-13
17
5

French Kiss is a romantic comedy-drama film, which tells the story of Kate, who flies to France, in order to confront her straying fiancé. However, on the plane, she meets Luc, a charming crook who sits next to her, and hides a stolen necklace in her bag. Problem arises when she falls in love with Luc.    

Role:
Kate
Starring:
Kevin Kline, Jean Reno, Timothy Hutton, François Cluzet
Directed By:
Lawrence Kasdan
10. Restoration (1995)
8
4
Restoration
R
8
4

Restoration is a biographical romantic drama film which tells the story of Merival, a physician who devotes himself to helping common people. His life takes a turn when he saves the life of someone close to the king, and becomes part of the King’s court. In order to hide the Queen’s suspicion, the King orders Merival to marry his mistress, but tells him not to fall in love with her. However, things get complicated when Merival starts developing feelings for his new wife.  

Role:
Katharine
Directed By:
Michael Hoffman
11. When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
11
4
When a Man Loves a Woman
R
11
4

Alice Green is a school counselor who is suffering from alcoholism. Although she is happily married to Michael, an airline pilot, with two children, they face several problems due to her alcoholism. Therefore she enters a rehab, to get rid of her drinking problem. However, things get complicated when she returns home a completely changed person.  

Role:
Alice Green
Starring:
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tina Majorino, Andy Garcia, Ellen Burstyn, Mae Whitman
Directed By:
Luis Mandoki
12. Kate & Leopold (2001)
17
7
Kate & Leopold
PG-13
17
7

While chasing a man called Stuart using a small camera that should not exist to take photographs, Duke of Albany, Leopold, is transported from 1876 to 2001 Manhattan, through a time portal. Leopold starts falling in love with Stuart’s ex-girlfriend Kate McKay. But time and space threaten to tear the couple apart. 

Role:
Kate McKay
Starring:
Hugh Jackman, Natasha Lyonne, Liev Schreiber, Viola Davis
Directed By:
James Mangold
13. In the Land of Women (2007)
10
6
In the Land of Women
PG-13
10
6

After a bad breakup with his girlfriend, Carter finds himself quite depressed. He eventually moves to Michigan to take care of his ailing grandmother. However, he also gets involved with the life of a woman living across the street, as well as the lives of her daughters.

Starring:
Adam Brody, Kristen Stewart, Ginnifer Goodwin, Elena Anaya, Kelsey Keel, Danielle Savre, Gia Mantegna
Directed By:
Jon Kasdan
14. Proof of Life (2000)
13
6
Proof of Life
R
13
6

Proof of Life is an American action thriller film, which tells the story of a woman Alice, whose engineer husband gets kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America. Therefore, she hires Terry Thorne, an experienced hostage negotiator, in order to save her husband. 

Role:
Alice Bowman
Starring:
Russell Crowe, David Caruso, David Morse, Pamela Reed
Directed By:
Taylor Hackford
15. I.Q. (1994)
9
5
I.Q.
PG
9
5

This romantic comedy film tells the story of a young mechanic who falls for a young mathematician who is the niece of the renowned scientist Albert Einstein. Soon, Einstein helps the young man in winning his niece’s heart.  

Role:
Catherine Boyd
Starring:
Walter Matthau, Charles Durning, Stephen Fry, Timothy Francis Robbins, Tim Robbins, Lou Jacobi
Directed By:
Fred Schepisi
16. Flesh and Bone (1993)
7
4
Flesh and Bone
R
7
4
Starring:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Dennis Quaid, James Caan, Julia McNeal
Directed By:
Steve Kloves
17. Addicted to Love (1997)
9
5
Addicted to Love
R
9
5

When mild-mannered astronomer Sam’s childhood sweetheart Linda moves to New York, Sam follows only to find her living with new beau, restaurateur Anton. Sam takes up residence opposite Anton’s to spy on them. Soon, photographer Maggie, seeking revenge on ex-fiancé Anton, joins Sam’s quest to break-up those two with all the possible tricks, but instead of separating Anton-Linda, they slowly start growing closer.

Role:
Maggie
Starring:
Kelly Preston, Matthew Broderick, Maureen Stapleton, Tchéky Karyo
Directed By:
Griffin Dunne
18. D.O.A. (1988)
6
4
D.O.A.
R
6
4

Professor Dexter Cornell is a college professor and former writer who wakes up from a night of drinking only to discover that he was poisoned with a slow-acting toxin. He tries to find the person responsible, while being aided by a female student.

Role:
Sydney Fuller
Starring:
Jane Kaczmarek, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Charlotte Rampling
Directed By:
Rocky Morton, Annabel Jankel
19. Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
8
5
Joe Versus the Volcano
PG
8
5

Joe Banks, a hypochondriac tired of his dreary job, learns that he has only few days to live. Quitting his job, he accepts an offer to jump in a Pacific Island volcano as per the superstition of the natives. Traveling aboard a yacht, he falls for Captain Patricia as they survive adversities together. But can he forget his commitment to the volcano?

Role:
DeDe / Angelica / Patricia
Starring:
Amanda Plummer, Abe Vigoda, Ossie Davis, Nathan Lane, Lloyd Bridges, Tom Hanks, Robert Stack
Directed By:
John Patrick Shanley
20. The Presidio (1988)
8
5
The Presidio
R
8
5

Ex-military policeman Jay Austin is now working as a detective in San Francisco. When he finds out about his former partner has been killed at a military base, he takes up the case. He comes across Lt Col Alan Caldwell, his former rival, whom he must now ask for help. However, he starts falling for Caldwell’s daughter, which further complicates their relationship.

Role:
Donna Caldwell
Starring:
Sean Connery, Mark Harmon, Jack Warden, Mark Blum
Directed By:
Peter Hyams
21. Rich and Famous (1981)
5
4
Rich and Famous
R
5
4
Role:
18 Years Debby Blake
Starring:
Jacqueline Bisset, Nicole Eggert, Roger Vadim, Steven Hill, Hart Bochner, Candice Bergen
Directed By:
22. Hurlyburly (1998)
6
4
Hurlyburly
R
6
4

Eddie is a young man who is living a confused and reckless life, along with his group of friends, having equally problematic lives. They are also addicted to drugs and alcohol. Things get interesting when another friend named Artie arrives with a date.  

Starring:
Chazz Palminteri, Garry Shandling, Robin Wright, Kevin Spacey, Anna Paquin, Sean Penn
Directed By:
Anthony Drazan
23. Armed and Dangerous (1986)
6
4
Armed and Dangerous
PG-13
6
4

Former Cop Frank Dooley was wrongly dismissed from his job. He joins his friend, Norman Cane, as a security guard. But when they realize that the company for which they work are involved in some shady dealings, they decide to initiate an investigation. 

Role:
Maggie Cavanaugh
Starring:
John Candy, Eugene Levy, Jonathan Banks, Robert Loggia, Kenneth McMillan
Directed By:
Mark L. Lester
24. Promised Land (1987)
5
4
Promised Land
R
5
4
Role:
Beverly 'Bev' Sykes
Starring:
Tracy Pollan, Kiefer Sutherland, Googy Gress, Jason Gedrick
Directed By:
Michael Hoffman
25. Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
5
4
Prelude to a Kiss
PG-13
5
4

Peter, a conservative and self-conscious employee of a Chicago publishing house, falls for a girl named Rita due to her free-spirited nature. Peter soon finds himself experiencing greater confidence in life, but learns that Rita’s carefree attitude hides a pessimistic fear of the world. As they struggle and try to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural takes place to test their love.

Role:
Rita Boyle
Starring:
Stanley Tucci, Alec Baldwin, Kathy Bates, Ned Beatty, Patty Duke
Directed By:
Norman René
26. The Deal (2008)
5
4
The Deal
R
5
4
Role:
Deidre Hearn
Starring:
William H. Macy, Jason Ritter, LL Cool J, Elliott Gould
Directed By:
Steven Schachter
27. Ithaca (2015)
6
4
Ithaca
PG
6
4
Role:
Mrs. Macauley
Starring:
Jack Quaid, Sam Shepard, Tom Hanks, Molly Gordon
Directed By:
Meg Ryan
28. In the Cut (2003)
7
5
In the Cut
R
7
5

In the Cut is a mystery thriller film which revolves around Frannie Avery, a teacher, who meets Detective Giovanni Malloy while the latter is investigating the murder of a beautiful young woman in her neighborhood. They begin to flirt, and soon she starts having an affair with him, although she is unsure about his intentions.

Role:
Frannie Avery
Starring:
Kevin Bacon, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Nuccio, Allison Nega, Dominick Aries
Directed By:
Jane Campion
29. Serious Moonlight (2009)
7
4
Serious Moonlight
R
7
4

Serious Moonlight is a romantic comedy crime film which tells the story of Louise, an attorney, who discovers that her cheating husband is going to leave her for another woman. To stop him, she ties him up using duct tape. But things get complicated when their home is invaded by burglars.

Role:
Louise
Starring:
Justin Long, Kristen Bell, Timothy Hutton, Derek Carter
Directed By:
30. Against the Ropes (2004)
6
4
Against the Ropes
PG-13
6
4

Based on the life of Jackie Kallen, one of the first and the most famous female boxing promoters in the US, the film shows how she tries to survive and make it in a male-dominated industry.

Role:
Jackie Kallen
Starring:
Kerry Washington, Tony Shalhoub, Tim Daly, Omar Epps, Charles S. Dutton
Directed By:
Charles S. Dutton
31. My Mom's New Boyfriend (2008)
5
4
My Mom's New Boyfriend
PG-13
5
4

Henry is an FBI agent, whose mother starts dating a mysterious man named Tommy. Henry soon comes to know that Tommy is actually an art thief.

Role:
Martha Durand
Starring:
Selma Blair, Antonio Banderas, Keith David, Colin Hanks
Directed By:
George Gallo
32. The Women (2008)
5
5
The Women
PG-13
5
5

Mary Haines, a successful designer and happily married woman, is shocked to learn about husband Stephen’s affair with a Saks salesgirl. Her close friends, though having their own romantic or professional issues, rally around in support. Realizing that at sometime or the other, everyone has faced a similar rough patch, she finds strength to figure out how to achieve what she wants in life. 

Role:
Mary Haines
Starring:
Eva Mendes, Annette Bening, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cloris Leachman, Carrie Fisher
Directed By:
Diane English
33. Hanging Up (2000)
6
5
Hanging Up
PG-13
6
5

Hanging Up is a comedy drama film which revolves around three sisters Georgia, Eve, and Maddy, who are all doing quite well in their careers. They are forced to unite when their father falls ill all of a sudden.

Role:
Eve Mozell Marks
Starring:
Cloris Leachman, Diane Keaton, Tracee Ellis Ross, Lisa Kudrow, Walter Matthau
Directed By:
34. Amityville 3-D (1983)
3
4
Amityville 3-D
PG
3
4
Starring:
Lori Loughlin, Tony Roberts, John Beal, Leora Dana
Directed By:
Richard Fleischer
35. Fan Girl (2015)
3
4
Fan Girl
3
4
Starring:
Scott Adsit, Pico Alexander, Nadia Alexander, Susan Blommaert
Directed By:
Paul Jarrett

Director

Ithaca (2015)
9
7
Ithaca
PG
9
7
Starring:
Jack Quaid, Sam Shepard, Tom Hanks, Molly Gordon
Directed By:
Meg Ryan

Narrator/Dubbing

How I Met Your Dad (2014)
7
9
How I Met Your Dad
7
9
Role:
Narrator
Starring:
Greta Gerwig, Anders Holm, Nicholas D'Agosto, Ryan Lee
Directed By:
Rob Greenberg

Animation Movies

The Simpsons
21
3
The Simpsons
TV-14
21
3
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Lucy Lawless, Kristen Wiig, Ray Romano, Richard Lewis, Lizzy Caplan, Allison Janney
Directed By:
Anastasia (1997)
9
4
Anastasia
G
9
4

In 1916, Anastasia, the daughter of Czar Nicholas II, gets separated from her grandmother. Years later, she is found by two con men but she has very vague memories of her childhood. The con men, who think she is just a look alike of the princess, decide to take her to her grandmother and earn a reward. However problems await them in form of Grigori Rasputin.

Role:
Anastasia (voice)
Starring:
Lacey Chabert, Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, Kirsten Dunst, Hank Azaria, John Cusack, Jim Cummings
Directed By:
Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Captain Planet and the Planeteers
6
3
Captain Planet and the Planeteers
TV-Y7
6
3
Starring:
John Ratzenberger, Danica McKellar, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Malcolm McDowell, Ed Begley Jr., Martin Sheen
Directed By:
Will Meugniot, Jim Duffy, Vincent Davis, Stan Phillips

TV Shows

Curb Your Enthusiasm
47
6
Curb Your Enthusiasm
TV-MA
47
6
Starring:
Wanda Sykes, Michael York, Aisha Tyler, Mindy Kaling, Larry David, Bea Arthur, Ben Affleck
Directed By:
Robert B. Weide, Larry Charles, Bryan Gordon, David Steinberg, Alec Berg
Wildside
9
2
Wildside
9
2
Role:
Cally Oaks
Starring:
James Cromwell, William Smith, Howard E. Rollins Jr., John D'Aquino, J. Eddie Peck
Directed By:
Harvey S. Laidman, Richard C. Sarafian, Tom Greene
Web Therapy
8
3
Web Therapy
8
3
Starring:
Chelsea Handler, Jane Lynch, Lily Tomlin, Matt LeBlanc, Megan Mullally, Sara Gilbert, Meryl Streep
Directed By:
Don Roos, Dan Bucatinsky
ABC Afterschool Specials
7
3
ABC Afterschool Specials
7
3
Starring:
Lisa Robin Kelly, Barbara Feldon, Ricki Lake, Jennifer Grey, Carrie Snodgress, Marisa Tomei, Leif Garrett
Web Therapy
7
3
Web Therapy
TV-14
7
3
Starring:
Minnie Driver, David Schwimmer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lauren Graham, Jon Hamm, Darren Criss, Molly Shannon
Directed By:
Don Roos, Dan Bucatinsky
Charles in Charge
7
4
Charles in Charge
7
4
Starring:
Matthew Perry, Charles Nelson Reilly, Christina Applegate, Tiffani Thiessen, Scott Baio, Pamela Anderson, Ben Stein
Directed By:
As the World Turns
5
3
As the World Turns
TV-14
5
3
Starring:
Courteney Cox, Julianne Moore, Lauryn Hill, Celeste Holm, Holly Marie Combs, Lea Salonga, Sarah Hyland
Directed By:
Ted Corday, Jennifer Pepperman, Michael Eilbaum, Habib Azar, Christopher Goutman
One of the Boys
4
3
One of the Boys
4
3
Starring:
Dana Carvey, Scatman Crothers, Mickey Rooney, Nathan Lane
Directed By:
Lee Bernhardi, Peter Baldwin, Doug Rogers