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All Ryan Gosling Movies Ranked

Not every child actor grows up to be a multiple Oscar nominee, but then, not every child actor is Ryan Gosling. After a stint singing and dancing alongside Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears on The Mickey Mouse Club, Gosling flashed early signs of his potential in movies like Remember the Titans and The Believer, then melted hearts everywhere as Noah Calhoun in The Notebook. Just two years later, he’d garner his first Best Actor nod for Half Nelson, as he starred in a string of acclaimed independent films like Lars and the Real Girl and Blue Valentine. Even as he’s risen to the A-list, he continues to star in a wide variety of projects, from cult favorites like Drive and The Nice Guys to high-profile spectacles like Blade Runner 2049 and La La Land, which earned him his second Oscar nomination. With all of that in mind, we’ve rounded up all Ryan Gosling movies and sorted them by Tomatometer. Have look below and see where your favorites (la la) land!


Stay (2005)

Adjusted Score: 30.753%
Critics Consensus: A muddled brain-teaser, Stay has a solid cast and innovative visuals but little beneath the surface.
Synopsis: Marc Forster's psychological thriller Stay stars Ewan McGregor as Sam Foster, a psychologist who begins to feel his grip on... [More]
Directed By: Marc Forster

Adjusted Score: 34.256%
Critics Consensus: A predictable police procedural that works better as a character study rather than a thriller.
Synopsis: The body of a young woman is found in a ditch in the woods of the small California coastal town... [More]
Directed By: Barbet Schroeder


Gangster Squad (2013)

Adjusted Score: 39.662%
Critics Consensus: Though it's stylish and features a talented cast, Gangster Squad suffers from lackluster writing, underdeveloped characters, and an excessive amount of violence.
Synopsis: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten... [More]
Directed By: Ruben Fleischer

Adjusted Score: 36.048%
Critics Consensus: The United States of Leland has its moments, but they're undermined by a muddled plot, unsympathetic characters, and frustratingly uneven performances.
Synopsis: Produced by Kevin Spacey, The United States of Leland is a psychological drama concerning the aftereffects of a brutal murder.... [More]
Directed By: Matthew Ryan Hoge


All Good Things (2010)

Adjusted Score: 37.324%
Critics Consensus: It's well-acted, and the true story that inspired it offers plenty of drama -- which is why it's so frustrating that All Good Things is so clichéd and frustratingly ambiguous.
Synopsis: Inspired by the most notorious missing person's case in New York history, ALL GOOD THINGS is a love story and... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Jarecki

Adjusted Score: 46.998%
Critics Consensus: Director Refn remains as visually stylish as ever, but Only God Forgives fails to add enough narrative smarts or relatable characters to ground its beautifully filmed depravity.
Synopsis: Julian (Ryan Gosling), a respected figure in the criminal underworld of Bangkok, runs a Thai boxing club and smuggling ring... [More]
Directed By: Nicolas Winding Refn


Song to Song (2017)

Adjusted Score: 47.952%
Critics Consensus: As visually sumptuous as it is narratively spartan, Terrence Malick's Song to Song echoes elements of the writer-director's recent work -- for better and for worse.
Synopsis: In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples--struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and... [More]
Directed By: Terrence Malick


The Notebook (2004)

Adjusted Score: 57.833%
Critics Consensus: It's hard not to admire its unabashed sentimentality, but The Notebook is too clumsily manipulative to rise above its melodramatic clichés.
Synopsis: Directed by Nick Cassavetes, this adaptation of author Nicholas Sparks' bestselling novel revolves around Noah Calhoun's (James Garner) regular visits... [More]
Directed By: Nick Cassavetes


Fracture (2007)

Adjusted Score: 76.632%
Critics Consensus: Though Fracture's plot is somewhat implausible, the onscreen face-off between Gosling and Hopkins overshadows any faults.
Synopsis: When Ted Crawford discovers that his beautiful younger wife, Jennifer, is having an affair, he plans her murder--the perfect murder.... [More]
Directed By: Gregory Hoblit

Adjusted Score: 77.655%
Critics Consensus: An inspirational crowd-pleaser with a healthy dose of social commentary, Remember the Titans may be predictable, but it's also well-crafted and features terrific performances.
Synopsis: Based on actual events that took place in 1971, a white southern high school is integrated with black students from... [More]
Directed By: Boaz Yakin

Adjusted Score: 74.031%
Critics Consensus: A bleak but original indie, The Slaughter Rule benefits from outstanding performances by Ryan Gosling and David Morse.
Synopsis: A teenager at a personal crossroads finds himself questioning the things that have given his life meaning in this independent... [More]

Adjusted Score: 86.113%
Critics Consensus: It never lives up to the first part of its title, but Crazy, Stupid, Love's unabashed sweetness -- and its terrifically talented cast -- more than make up for its flaws.
Synopsis: At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the dream-good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his... [More]
Directed By: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

Adjusted Score: 86.473%
Critics Consensus: Ambitious to a fault, The Place Beyond the Pines finds writer/director Derek Cianfrance reaching for -- and often grasping -- thorny themes of family, fatherhood, and fate.
Synopsis: The highly anticipated new drama from director Derek Cianfrance ("Blue Valentine") powerfully explores the consequences of motorcycle rider Luke's (Academy... [More]
Directed By: Derek Cianfrance

Adjusted Score: 85.26%
Critics Consensus: Lars and the Real Girl could've so easily been a one-joke movie. But the talented cast, a great script, and direction never condescends to its character or the audience.
Synopsis: Lars Lindstrom is a loveable introvert whose emotional baggage has kept him from fully embracing life. After years of what... [More]
Directed By: Craig Gillespie


The Believer (2002)

Adjusted Score: 85.092%
Critics Consensus: Gosling commands the screen with a raw, electrifying performance.
Synopsis: A highly charged drama centering on a Jewish Nazi and based upon a real-life tale, this film by Henry Bean... [More]
Directed By: Henry Bean

Adjusted Score: 91.427%
Critics Consensus: While not exactly exposing revelatory truths, The Ides of March is supremely well-acted drama that moves at a measured, confident clip.
Synopsis: The Ides of March takes place during the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, when an... [More]
Directed By: George Clooney


Blue Valentine (2010)

Adjusted Score: 93.021%
Critics Consensus: This emotionally gripping examination of a marriage on the rocks isn't always easy to watch, but Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling give performances of unusual depth and power.
Synopsis: A complex portrait of a contemporary American marriage, "Blue Valentine" tells the story of David and Cindy, a couple who... [More]

Adjusted Score: 106.778%
Critics Consensus: Visually stunning and narratively satisfying, Blade Runner 2049 deepens and expands its predecessor's story while standing as an impressive filmmaking achievement in its own right.
Synopsis: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a... [More]
Directed By: Denis Villeneuve


First Man (2018)

Adjusted Score: 105.257%
Critics Consensus: First Man uses a personal focus to fuel a look back at a pivotal moment in human history - and takes audiences on a soaring dramatic journey along the way.
Synopsis: On the heels of their six-time Academy Award (R)-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar (R)-winning director Damien Chazelle and star... [More]
Directed By: Damien Chazelle


The Big Short (2015)

Adjusted Score: 100.487%
Critics Consensus: The Big Short approaches a serious, complicated subject with an impressive attention to detail -- and manages to deliver a well-acted, scathingly funny indictment of its real-life villains in the bargain.
Synopsis: Writer/director Adam McKay joins forces with Paramount Pictures and Plan B Entertainment to adapt Michael Lewis' best-seller The Big Short:... [More]
Directed By: Adam McKay


Half Nelson (2006)

Adjusted Score: 95.111%
Critics Consensus: Half Nelson features powerful performances from Ryan Gosling and Shareeka Epps. It's a wise, unsentimental portrait of lonely people at the crossroads.
Synopsis: Dan Dunne is an idealistic inner-city junior high school teacher. Although he can get it together in the classroom, he... [More]
Directed By: Ryan Fleck


La La Land (2016)

Adjusted Score: 109.298%
Critics Consensus: La La Land breathes new life into a bygone genre with thrillingly assured direction, powerful performances, and an irresistible excess of heart.
Synopsis: Written and directed by Academy Award (R) nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone],... [More]
Directed By: Damien Chazelle


Drive (2011)

Adjusted Score: 100.232%
Critics Consensus: With its hyper-stylized blend of violence, music, and striking imagery, Drive represents a fully realized vision of arthouse action.
Synopsis: Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway... [More]
Directed By: Nicolas Winding Refn


The Nice Guys (2016)

Adjusted Score: 104.15%
Critics Consensus: The Nice Guys hearkens back to the buddy comedies of a bygone era while adding something extra courtesy of a knowing script and the irresistible chemistry of its leads.
Synopsis: Shane Black (Iron Man 3) directs this police drama set in Los Angeles during the 1970s, and centering on a... [More]
Directed By: Shane Black

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