Ryan Gosling’s 10 Best Movies (According To IMDb)

Not only is Ryan Gosling one of the greatest actors of his generation but he is easily the nicest human being that you will ever see. As the fans have noted, time and again. This Hollywood A-lister has the reputation of the sweetest and most polite guys around. Some say that is because of his Canadian roots. Couldn’t be truer!

Ryan started off in Disney‘s The Mickey Mouse Club. His first starring film role was as a Jewish neo-Nazi in 2001 movie The Believer. Ryan has some more TV credits in his name, such as Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1995) and Goosebumps (1996).

Ryan Gosling has given major hits starting from his early days as a farm boy in Nicholas Spark’s The Notebook. From there on, he’s done projects such as First Man, Lars, and the Real Girl, La La Land. Ryan received his first Academy nomination for Best Actor for playing the drug-addicted teacher in Half Nelson in 2006. He was next seen in the marital drama Blue Valentine (2010). This was because he took a three-year hiatus from the acting world. He did star in mainstream movies as well. Romantic comedies and actions flicks, all included.

Don’t worry that isn’t all about him. We are going to list one of his ten best movies according to IMDb here, today!

Blade Runner 2049: 8.0

Ryan Gosling’s highest-rated movie is Blade Runner 2049.

The Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 American science fiction film.

It is directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. It served as a sequel to the 1982 film Blade Runner. In the lead, the film stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, with Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto in supporting roles. Also in the movie, Ford and Edward James Olmos are back in their old roles, that is they reprise their roles from the original. So far Ryan Gosling’s highest-rated movie is Blade Runner 2049.

The lead, Ryan Gosling stars as K, a Nexus-9 replicant, a blade runner. He uncovers a secret that poses a threat to society and the course of civilization, too.

At the Academy Awards, Blade Runner 2049 was the recipient of five nominations at the 90th Academy Awards. It eventually won Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.

La La Land: 8.0

Super-duper hit and the recipient of multiple Oscar nominees is another movie called La La Land.

La La Land is a romantic musical.

The movie is the story of a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress. Ryan Gosling plays the jazz artist and Emma Stone plays the actress. They meet and fall in love while pursuing their dreams in Los Angeles.

La La Land released in 2016 and it is an American romantic comedy musical film written and directed by the super talented Damien Chazelle. La La Land stars John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock, and J. K. Simmons in supporting roles.

La La Land continues to be a revered movie till date. It won the record-breaking accolades. It was admired for Chazelle’s screenplay and direction. Ryan Gosling and Stone’s performances received nominations at the Academy Awards. The musical score, musical numbers, cinematography, and production design were also admired.

Remember The Titans: 7.8

Remember The Titans.: another super hit Gosling movie.

Remember The Titans is an American biographical sports film,

It released in 2000 under Jerry Bruckheimer as a producer and directed by Boaz Yakin. Gregory Allen Howard did the screenplay and wrote the movie as well.

Remember The Titans is based on the true story of African-American coach Herman Boone. He is played by Denzel Washington. In his whole career, his attempt was to integrate the T. C. Williams High School football team in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1971. Will Patton portrays Bill Yoast, Boone’s assistant coach. The movie also stars real-life athletes such as Gerry Bertier and Julius Campbell. They are played by Ryan Hurst and Wood Harris, respectively.

The Notebook: 7.8

In 2004, The Notebook released as a romantic drama film.

The Notebook is a romantic drama.

One huge Nicholas Sparks movie that put Ryan Reynolds on the map is The Notebook. Ryan stars opposite Rachel McAdams in the movie. They play lovers.

It is directed by Nick Cassavetes and written by Jeremy Leven. The movie is Jan Sardi’s adaptation of the 1996 novel by Nicholas Sparks.

It is the 1940s and Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams are a young couple who fall in love. Their story is read from a notebook in the present day by an elderly man (played by James Garner). He narrates the tale of these lovers to a fellow nursing home resident (played by Gena Rowlands).

The Big Short: 7.8

The Big Short boasts of one the fanciest star casts in the whole of Hollywood.

The Big Short is a 2015 American film, belonging to the genre of a biographical-comedy-drama.

The movie is directed by Adam McKay and also written by McKay and Charles Randolph. But we are here to celebrate Ryan Gosling.

The Big Short is loosely based on the 2010 book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine written by Michael Lewis. The movie shows how the financial crisis of 2007–2008 was triggered by the United States housing bubble. The sub-prime crisis to be clear.

Besides Gosling, The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, and Brad Pitt. Others, supporting roles include Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Finn Wittrock, and Marisa Tomei.

Drive: 7.8

The 2011 movie Drive is yet another major movie by Ryan Gosling.

The genre of Drive is action drama.

It is directed by the famous Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn. Drive has its screenplay, written by Hossein Amini.

The movie is based on James Sallis’s 2005 novel Drive. The story of the film is based on Ryan Gosling, who is an unnamed Hollywood stunt driver. He moonlights as a getaway driver. Rayn begins an affection towards his neighbor, Irene (Carey Mulligan), and her young son, Benicio. So when Irene’s debt-ridden husband, Standard (Oscar Isaac), is released from prison after serving time, the two men plan a million-dollar heist.

This heist turns out to be a dangerous one. It turns out to be a botched heist that endangers the lives of everyone involved.

The rest of the star cast includes Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, and Albert Brooks.

Crazy, Stupid, Love: 7.4

Crazy, Stupid, Love movie came out in 2011.

Ryan pairs up with Emma Stone, Steve Carell yet again in a family drama in Crazy, Stupid, Love.

The movie came out in 2011. It is an American romantic comedy film directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. The movie is written by Dan Fogelman. Have you seen this one? The most brilliant of all the movies and the lightest one is this!

As we mentioned before, Steve Carell plays the head of the family who is just been told his wife, Julianne Moore is done with his marriage. Marisa Tomei and Kevin Bacon are the rest of the cast of the movie.

Crazy, Stupid, Love traces a recently divorced man who seeks to rediscover his manhood and is taught how to pick up random women at clubs by Ryan Gosling, the same man who dates her daughter, Emma Stone. In the end, chaos ensures in the backyard of Steve’s house.

Blue Valentine: 7.4

Blue Valentine shows a married couple, Dean Pereira (Gosling) and Cynthia “Cindy”

The 2010 American romantic-drama, Blue Valentine is directed and written both by Derek Cianfrance.

Besides Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine stars Cianfrance, Cami Delavigne, and Joey Curtis and Michelle Williams in the lead roles. Each of these stars served as co-executive producers for the film.

The movie has an intense score, hence it is important to mention Grizzly Bear scores the movie. Blue Valentine shows a married couple, Dean Pereira (Gosling) and Cynthia “Cindy” Heller (Williams) their story as they go back and forth in time and traces the events from their marriage to their dissolution.

Blue Valentine was a recipient of many awards for both Michelle and Ryan.

He received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for the same.

The Nice Guys: 7.4

The Nice Guys stars Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling

The 2016 American neo-noir, black comedy, crime film The Nice Guys is directed by Shane Black and written by Black and Anthony Bagarozzi.

It stars Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Keith David, and Kim Basinger in the lead roles. The premise of the movie is set in 1977 in Los Angeles where it focuses on a private eye (Gosling) and a tough enforcer (Crowe). The whole plan is to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl (Qualley).

First Man: 7.3

First Man released in 2018.

First Man is an American biographical drama film that is directed by Damien Chazelle and written by Josh Singer.

It is another Ryan Gosling movie where he showed he was capable of playing the most diverse roles.

First Man is based on the 2005 book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen. Besides Ryan Gosling who plays the titular role of Neil Armstrong, the movie stars Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, and Lukas Haas.

The story of course is the tale of the whole Apollo 11 mission to the Moon in 1969, how the whole thing was made possible. Steven Spielberg served as an executive producer for First Man.

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