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First in an occasional series, focusing on particular actors/actresses from our favorite decade whose careers kept them busy way beyond the Eighties. First up: Meg Ryan.

Ryan made the role of the ditzy cute blonde her own in her early roles, and teamed up with Tom Hanks for several very successful movies. However, her skills took her beyond the stereotype and most of us have a fair few DVDs starring Meg.

Filmography to date:

1981 Rich and Famous
1983 Amityville 3-D
1986 Top Gun
1986 Armed and Dangerous
1987 Promised Land
1987 Innerspace
1988 D.O.A.
1988 The Presidio
1989 When Harry Met Sally...
1990 Joe Versus the Volcano
1991 The Doors
1992 Prelude to a Kiss
1993 Sleepless in Seattle
1993 Flesh and Bone
1994 When a Man Loves a Woman
1994 I.Q.
1995 French Kiss
1995 Restoration
1996 Courage Under Fire
1997 Addicted to Love
1998 City of Angels
1998 Hurlyburly
1998 You've Got Mail
2000 Hanging Up
2000 Proof of Life
2001 Kate & Leopold
2003 In the Cut
2004 Against the Ropes
2007 In the Land of Women
2008 The Deal
2008 My Mom's New Boyfriend
2008 The Women
2009 Serious Moonlight
2011 New Year's Eve
2012 Lives of the Saints

For me it's difficult to get a top 5 here, but let's have a go:

Addicted To Love - an excellent twist n the normal Romcom, and she teams up brilliantly with Matthew Broderick
You've Got Mail - a guilty pleasure of mine.
When Harry Met Sally - brilliant all the way through. The leads play their roles superbly as their lives become so interdependent.
Joe Versus The Volcano - another guilty pleasure, and Ryan takes top billing for me in three very different roles.
French Kiss - proof that the success of the romcoms was due entirely to Ryan's ability to spark her male co-stars into life.

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1988 The Presidio
1989 When Harry Met Sally...
1991 The Doors

That's about it for me.

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Not a fan of her but I kinda liked..

You've Got Mail
City of Angels
Joe Versus the Volcano

... but Innerspace is a must! with or without her.

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Not a big Meg Ryan fan but here´s the top 3:

1. Innerspace
2. Armed and Dangerous
3. D.O.A.

Her role in Top Gun was small so i will leave that out.
I need to watch The Presidio again soon.
Don´t like her romcoms at all.

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Just watched When Harry Met Sally last night. Hadn't seen it for awhile and forgot how well those two worked together. Good movie, good laughs!
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