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List of Ryan Gosling Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
24
5
Blade Runner 2049
R
24
5

Thirty years after the events of the original film, a young blade runner, LAPD officer K, uncovers a secret that can lead to a war between humans and replicants. His investigation points him towards a previous blade runner, Rick Deckard, the protagonist of the first story, who is missing for the last three decades.

As:
Cast
Role:
Officer K
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Drama
2. The Notebook (2004)
26
5
The Notebook
PG-13
26
5

Adapted from the 1996 novel by Nicholas Sparks, the movie begins with an elderly man narrating a romance story from his notebook to a woman suffering from dementia. The story revolves around the love of a young couple in 1940s, who get separated due to the differences in social status but eventually find their way to each other

As:
Cast
Director:
Nick Cassavetes
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Kiss
3. La La Land (2016)
15
6
La La Land
PG-13
15
6

A Bollywood-esque romantic comedy musical, La La Land tells the tale of an aspiring actress and a jazz pianist, who fall in love while pursuing their dreams in sunny Los Angeles, but their success threatens to tear them apart.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sebastian
Director:
Damien Chazelle
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Music, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Emma Stone, John Legend, Jessica Rothe, Cris Judd, Amiée Conn, Terry Walters, Thom Shelton
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
4. The Big Short (2015)
17
4
The Big Short
R
17
4

Realizing the fragile United States housing bubble, eccentric hedge fund manager Michael Burry makes a huge bet against the housing market that attracts the attention of several opportunists like banker Jared Vennett and hedge-fund specialist Mark Baum. They make a fortune as the American economy collapse in the wake of the financial crisis of 2007–2008.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jared Vennett
Director:
Genres:
Biography, History, Drama, Comedy
5. Drive (2011)
19
8
Drive
R
19
8

Hollywood stuntman by day, getaway driver by night, the hero, known simply as 'driver', is a loner who gets roped into defending his ladylove and neighbour, Irene, and her son, from her ex-convict husband's crimes. Driver is lifted by its colourful supporting cast, and of course, the car chases.

As:
Cast
Role:
Driver
Director:
Nicolas Winding Refn
Genres:
Crime, Drama
6. Remember the Titans (2000)
15
7
Remember the Titans
PG
15
7

The movie depicts the inspirational story of African-American coach Herman Boone and his assistant coach Bill Yoast. In 1971 USA, an all-white high school is integrated with an all-black school. The two coaches fight racial discrimination and unite the racially divided team of the T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia to win the state championship.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Boaz Yakin
Genres:
Sport, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
7. Fracture (2007)
22
3
Fracture
R
22
3

Successful and ambitious deputy district attorney Willy Beachum preparing to move to a private civil-law firm takes one final open-and-shut case of wealthy engineer Ted Crawford who shot his unfaithful wife. However, he becomes locked in a prolonged battle of wits with Crawford after realizing that the latter's confession and the murder weapon are now inadmissible as evidences.

As:
Cast
Role:
Willy Beachum
Director:
Gregory Hoblit
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Rosamund Pike, David Strathairn, Embeth Davidtz
8. Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
17
3
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
PG-13
17
3

Cal Weaver is leading a life he loves. He is married to his high school sweetheart for almost 25 years, has two kids and a great job. However, his life takes a turn when he learns that his wife has been cheating on him and wants a divorce. He meets Jacob Palmer and learns how to pick up girls. But can this makeover really change his feelings? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jacob
Director:
Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
9. The Nice Guys: Word of the Day (2017)
7
2
The Nice Guys: Word of the Day
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Holland March
Director:
Josh Oreck
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
10. First Man (2018)
8
2
First Man
PG-13
8
2

First Man revolves around the story of Neil Armstrong, a test pilot working for NASA, who is selected for the first mission to land humanity on the moon.    

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Neil Armstrong
Director:
Damien Chazelle
Genres:
Biography, History, Drama
Star Cast:
11. Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
17
7
Lars and the Real Girl
PG-13
17
7
As:
Cast
Role:
Lars Lindstrom
Director:
Craig Gillespie
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, R.D. Reid, Kelli Garner
12. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
15
4
The Place Beyond the Pines
R
15
4

Luke Glanton, a motorcycle-riding stuntman starts robbing banks to take care of his former lover Romina who has given birth to their son Jason. Unfortunately, he is killed by police officer Avery Cross in a failed robbery. Years later Avery’s son and Jason end up on a collision path when Jason discovers their shared legacy.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Luke
Director:
Derek Cianfrance
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
13. The Nice Guys (2016)
10
3
The Nice Guys
R
10
3

Holland March, a private detective is hired to investigate an apparent suicide. His investigation leads him to Amelia, who in turn hires another violent private investigator, Jackson Healy, to protect her. When more people turn up dead and Amelia herself goes missing, the two unwillingly join hands and unravel a huge conspiracy.

As:
Cast
Role:
Holland March
Director:
Shane Black
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Action, Mystery
14. Blue Valentine (2010)
10
4
Blue Valentine
R
10
4

Despite their earlier romantic courtship, married couple Dean Pereira, a painter, and Cindy Heller, a nurse, both from unstable households, are facing marital discord. They want to make their marriage work for the sake of their only daughter. In an attempt to resolve their issues, the two go for a getaway without their daughter. So, does it help their relationship?

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Dean
Director:
Derek Cianfrance
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Michelle Williams, Faith Wladyka, John Doman, Mike Vogel
15. The Ides of March (2011)
10
2
The Ides of March
R
10
2

An adaptation of Beau Willimon's 2008 play Farragut North, the film The Ides of March tells the story of Stephen Meyers, a young man who is the junior campaign manager for Governor Mike Morris, a candidate in the Democratic presidential primary.

As:
Cast
Role:
Stephen Meyers
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
16. Half Nelson (2006)
9
3
Half Nelson
R
9
3

Dan Dunne is a history teacher who is quite popular amongst his students. Unfortunately, he is also a cocaine addict. When one of his students Drey discovers this, the two form an unlikely friendship. While Dan tries to keep Drey from becoming a dealer, Drey tries to get Dan to open up about his addiction. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dan Dunne
Director:
Ryan Fleck
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Mackie, Jeff Lima, Shareeka Epps, Nathan Corbett, Tyra Kwao-Vovo
17. The Believer (2001)
7
3
The Believer
R
7
3

The story revolves around a Jewish boy, a bright yeshiva student who argues impassionedly with his teachers. Unable to accept that Jews have never fought back, especially during the Holocaust, he starts rejecting his orthodox upbringing, confronting Jews on the street. Eventually, he joins a neo Nazi group, hiding the fact that he himself is a Jew. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Danny Balint
Director:
Henry Bean
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Billy Zane, Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Meadows, Garret Dillahunt, Kris Eivers, Joel Marsh Garland
18. The United States of Leland (2003)
7
6
The United States of Leland
R
7
6

The United States of Leland is an American drama film, which revolves around the life of an ordinary teenage boy, who is sent to a juvenile detention center after he commits a murder. The murder deeply impacts the people involved in it, and therefore his teacher decides to write a book on it.

As:
Cast
Role:
Leland P. Fitzgerald
Director:
Matthew Ryan Hoge
Genres:
Drama
19. Gangster Squad (2013)
8
3
Gangster Squad
R
8
3

In 1949, Mobster Mickey Cohen rules the California criminal underworld and has even police and politicians in his pocket. A secret police unit called the Gangster Squad, comprising of Sergeant John O’Mara, Sergeant Jerry Wooters, Lieutenant Coleman Harris, Conwell Keeler, Max Kennard, and Navidad Ramirez finally manages to bring him down. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Ruben Fleischer
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Drama, Crime
20. Stay (2005)
6
5
Stay
R
6
5

Psychiatrist, Sam Foster, is treating his colleague’s patient Henry Letham, who states that he has difficulty in differentiating between reality and illusion, and that he’ll kill himself in 3 days. As Sam tries to investigate Henry’s background for reasons, he realizes that slowly he, too, is losing hold over reality. But he must stay in actuality and stop Henry from killing himself.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Henry Letham
Director:
Marc Forster
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
21. All Good Things (2010)
10
3
All Good Things
R
10
3

Based on a true story, the film revolves around an insecure son of a powerful New York real estate tycoon, who marries a beautiful and free spirited student from working class background. Their once loving relationship begins to deteriorate once she becomes pregnant and very soon she contemplates leaving him. Then one day she goes missing. 

As:
Cast
Role:
David Marks
Director:
Andrew Jarecki
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Romance, Drama
22. Murder by Numbers (2002)
10
2
Murder by Numbers
R
10
2

Two intelligent high school students commit a ‘perfect’ murder of a young woman and ditch the body in the woods. When two homicide detectives are assigned to the case, they get engaged in an intellectual battle against the boys. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Richard Haywood
Director:
Barbet Schroeder
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Sandra Bullock, Nick Offerman, Ben Chaplin, Michael Pitt, Agnes Bruckner
23. The Slaughter Rule (2002)
6
2
The Slaughter Rule
R
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Roy Chutney
Director:
Alex Smith, Andrew J. Smith
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Amy Adams, David Morse, Clea DuVall, David Cale
25. Only God Forgives (2013)
8
3
Only God Forgives
R
8
3

Julian, a tough and reticent drug dealer, operates a boxing club in Thailand as his front business. When his partner and more violent brother Billy gets murdered, their widowed mother demands a revenge. His quest leads him to Lieutenant Chang, a Thai-Chinese detective known as the Angel of Death.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Julian
Director:
Nicolas Winding Refn
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Gordon Brown, Yayaying Rhatha Phongam
26. Lost River (2014)
5
3
Lost River
R
5
3

Lost River is a fantasy thriller mystery film which takes us to a ghostly and deserted city, where Billy, a mother of two single boys, try to raise her sons. Meanwhile, she is dealing with her own financial problems, as she is without a job in the middle of a severe economic crisis.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Ryan Gosling
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Eva Mendes, Ben Mendelsohn, Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker, Saoirse Ronan, Matt Smith
27. ReGeneration (2010)
5
2
ReGeneration
TV-14
5
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Narration
Director:
Phillip Montgomery
Genres:
Drama, Action, Documentary, Biography
Star Cast:
Noam Chomsky, Talib Kweli, Jay Walker, Howard Zinn
29. White Shadow (2013)
6
2
White Shadow
PG-13
6
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Noaz Deshe
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hamisi Bazili, Salum Abdallah, Riziki Ally, James Gayo, Glory Mbayuwayu
30. Drunk History Christmas (2011)
5
2
Drunk History Christmas
5
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Pa
Director:
Derek Waters, Jeremy Konner
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jim Carrey, Eva Mendes, Allan McLeod, Ellie Culp
31. Frankenstein and Me (1996)
4
3
Frankenstein and Me
PG
4
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Tinnell
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Family, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Louise Fletcher, Burt Reynolds, Jamieson Boulanger, Ricky Mabe, Polly Shannon

TV Movie(s)

1. The Unbelievables (1999)
5
2
The Unbelievables
5
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Josh
Director:
Ed Solomon
Star Cast:
Tim Curry, Corbin Bernsen, Lyle Kanouse, Tom Pardoe
2. I'm Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust (2005)
5
2
I'm Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust
5
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ilya Gerber
Director:
Lauren Lazin
Genres:
Documentary, History
Star Cast:
3. Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy (1998)
6
3
Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Tommy
Director:
Kari Skogland
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Chad Willett, Ted Atherton, Falconer Abraham, Zachary Bennett

TV Shows and Videos

Flash Forward (1996)
Flash Forward
As:
Cast
Director:
Alex Chapple, John Bell, Milan Cheylov, Neill Fearnley, Graeme Lynch
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Ben Foster, Jewel Staite, Asia Vieira, Theodore Borders
Goosebumps (1995)
Goosebumps
As:
Cast
Director:
William Fruet, Ron Oliver, John Bell, Randy Bradshaw, Timothy Bond
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Horror, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Hayden Christensen, Adam West, Laura Vandervoort, R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones, Scott Wickware
The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (1996)
The Adventures of Shirley Holmes
As:
Cast
Director:
Gary Harvey, Norma Bailey, Rick Stevenson, Graeme Lynch, Kim Todd
Genres:
Mystery, Family
Star Cast:
Meredith Henderson, John White, Annick Obonsawin, Blair Slater
Breaker High (1997)
Breaker High
As:
Cast
Role:
Sean Hanlon
Director:
David Winning, James Taylor, Scott Smith, John Bell, George Erschbamer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Drew Scott, Rachel Wilson, Terri Conn, Kyle Alisharan, Wendi Kenya
Ready or Not (1993)
Ready or Not
As:
Cast
Director:
Alyse Rosenberg, Stacey Stewart Curtis, Alan Goluboff, Stefan Scaini, Graeme Campbell
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Laura Bertram, Lani Billard, Gerry Mendicino, Gail Kerbel
Young Hercules (1998)
Young Hercules
As:
Cast
Role:
Hercules
Director:
Chris Graves, Charlie Haskell, Andrew Merrifield, Simon Raby, T.J. Scott
Genres:
Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Daniel Gillies, D.C. Douglas, Dean O'Gorman, Chris Conrad, Jodie Rimmer

Ryan Gosling Awards

Golden Globe Awards
La La Land Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2017
MTV Movie & TV Awards
The Notebook Best Kiss 2005