The Best Ryan Gosling Movies 

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The best Ryan Gosling movies! You know, movies with Ryan Gosling. What else do you want? Here they are, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. Ryan Gosling's highest grossing movies have received a lot of praise over the years, and so has his face and his rockin' bod. The order of these top Ryan Gosling movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Ryan Gosling movies will be at the top of the list. What are the greatest Ryan Gosling movies? The best Ryan Gosling movies?

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Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

Released: 2011

Directed by: Nicolas Winding

Drive is a 2011 American neo noir arthouse action directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. It is adapted from the ...more

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Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

Released: 2004

Directed by: Nick Cassavetes

The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a ...more

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Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling

Released: 2011

Directed by: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra

Crazy, Stupid, Love is a 2011 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, and written by Dan Fogelman. It stars Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma ...more

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Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel

Released: 2010

Directed by: Derek Cianfrance

"Blue Valentine is the story of love lost and love found told in two parallel moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and ...more

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Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling

Released: 2012

Directed by: Derek Cianfrance

The Place Beyond the Pines is a 2012 drama film directed by Derek Cianfrance. In 1997, Luke Glanton (Gosling) is a motorcycle stuntman. In Schenectady, New York, Luke reunites with his ex-lover ...more
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Ryan Gosling, Denis O'Hare, Anthony Mackie

Released: 2006

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

Half Nelson is a 2006 American drama film directed by Ryan Fleck, written by Fleck and Anna Boden. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps and Anthony Mackie. It was scored by Juno ...more

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Released: 2016

Directed by: Shane Black

The Nice Guys is a 2016 American neo-noir action comedy film directed by Shane Black. Set in 1977 Los Angeles, the film focuses on a private eye and a tough enforcer who team up to investigate ...more

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Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson

Released: 2007

Directed by: Craig Gillespie

Lars and the Real Girl is a 2007 comedy-drama film directed by Craig Gillespie. A sweet but socially awkward young man (Ryan Gosling) develops a romantic yet platonic relationship with a doll.

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Released: 2016

Directed by: Damien Chazelle

La La Land is a 2016 American romantic musical comedy-drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, and Rosemarie DeWitt. The plot ...more

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Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

Released: 2000

Directed by: Boaz Yakin

Remember the Titans is a 2000 American sports drama film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Boaz Yakin. The screenplay, written by Gregory Allen Howard, is based on the true story of ...more

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George Clooney, Evan Rachel Wood, Ryan Gosling

Released: 2011

Directed by: George Clooney

The Ides of March is a 2011 American political drama film directed by George Clooney from a screenplay written by Clooney, along with Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon. The film is an adaptation of ...more
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Ryan Gosling, Anthony Hopkins, Rosamund Pike

Released: 2007

Directed by: Gregory Hoblit

Fracture is a 2007 American-German mystery thriller film, directed by Gregory Hoblit and starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling. It tells the story of a man accused of an attempt on his wife ...more

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Ryan Gosling, Billy Zane, Natasha Leggero

Released: 2001

Directed by: Henry Bean

The Believer is a 2001 American drama film co-written and directed by Henry Bean. The film stars Ryan Gosling as Daniel Balint, a Jew who becomes a Neo-Nazi. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the ...more
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Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling

Released: 2013

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

This film is a 2013 American film directed by Ruben Fleischer, from a screenplay written by Will Beall and starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, and Sean Penn. The story is ...more

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Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling

Released: 2015

Directed by: Adam McKay

The Big Short is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Adam McKay, based on the 2010 book by Michael Lewis about the 2007-2008 financial crisis. A group of investors bet ...more

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Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling, Nick Offerman

Released: 2002

Directed by: Barbet Schroeder

This film is a 2002 psychological thriller film produced and directed by Barbet Schroeder. It stars Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling and Michael Pitt. It is loosely based on the Leopold ...more

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Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Corey Stoll

Directed by: Damien Chazelle

First Man is a 2018 American historical biographical drama film directed by Damien Chazelle. A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling), and the legendary space mission ...more

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Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2010

Directed by: Andrew Jarecki

All Good Things is a 2010 drama mystery romance thriller film written by Marcus Hinchey and Marc Smerling and directed by Andrew Jarecki.

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Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Burke

Released: 2013

Directed by: Nicolas Winding

Only God Forgives is a 2013 Danish-French thriller film written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Vithaya Pansringarm. The film was shot on ...more

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Kerry Washington, Ryan Gosling, Kevin Spacey

Released: 2003

Directed by: Matthew Ryan Hoge

The United States of Leland is a 2003 American drama film written and directed by Matthew Ryan Hoge that follows a meek teenage boy, the eponymous Leland, who has inexplicably committed a ...more

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Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Ryan Gosling

Released: 2005

Directed by: Marc Forster

Stay is a 2005 American psychological thriller film directed by Marc Forster. A psychiatrist (Ewan McGregor) tries prevent one of his patients (Ryan Gosling) from committing suicide while trying ...more

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Amy Adams, Ryan Gosling, David Morse

Released: 2002

Directed by: Alex Smith, Andrew J. Smith

The Slaughter Rule is an independent film, released in 2002 and starring Ryan Gosling and David Morse. The movie, set in contemporary Montana, explores the relationship between a small-town high ...more
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Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Weightless is an upcoming musical drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Val Kilmer, Clifton ...more
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Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Song to Song is a 2017 drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick. In this modern love story set against the music scene of Austin, Texas, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters ...more
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Ryan Gosling, Sarah Chalke, Chad Willett

Released: 1998

Directed by: Kari Skogland

Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy is a 1998 comedy romance film directed by Kari Skogland and written by David Barlow, Richmond P. Hobson Jr. and Charles Lazer.