Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection

(Photo by Warner Bros/Everett Collection)

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 land!


Stay (2005)

Adjusted Score: 30.787%
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: 34.317%
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: 38.979%
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: 36.079%
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: 37.393%
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: 47.209%
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: 48.965%
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: 57.926%
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: 76.678%
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: 77.612%
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: 74.038%
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: 86.67%
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: 86.492%
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: 85.296%
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: 85.113%
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: 90.85%
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: 92.339%
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]


First Man (2018)

Adjusted Score: 106.848%
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

Adjusted Score: 107.081%
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


The Big Short (2015)

Adjusted Score: 101.876%
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: 95.132%
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: 109.802%
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


The Nice Guys (2016)

Adjusted Score: 103.657%
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


Drive (2011)

Adjusted Score: 101.567%
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

Tag Cloud

Martial Arts Amazon See It Skip It Holidays suspense rotten movies we love Creative Arts Emmys binge Adult Swim Turner New York Comic Con italian Musicals hollywood docuseries Peacock cancelled Lionsgate supernatural San Diego Comic-Con ESPN prank Apple ID Rocky indie 72 Emmy Awards PaleyFest book toy story quibi latino Exclusive Video Mary Poppins Returns Cartoon Network Marathons Comic Book E3 cartoon Music Britbox tv talk stop motion science fiction criterion RT History Best and Worst Hulu comic books game show HBO Showtime nfl Amazon Prime Video Biopics NBC Spectrum Originals 2019 japan legend Endgame psycho GIFs Sony Pictures movies richard e. Grant Discovery Channel space Country Turner Classic Movies hist Sundance TV japanese 71st Emmy Awards stoner Apple TV Plus new zealand Shondaland south america reboot Disney+ Disney Plus versus PlayStation WGN kong popular Syfy APB comiccon diversity high school Mindy Kaling Rock Toys heist movie Nat Geo harry potter remakes MTV a nightmare on elm street E! deadpool Rocketman superhero laika TCM Shudder Alien thriller dceu aapi The CW mutant ABC cinemax 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Polls and Games serial killer godzilla Chernobyl blockbusters Stephen King politics FOX sports stand-up comedy Emmy Nominations spanish language Hear Us Out Freeform period drama Spring TV Tomatazos USA Network 99% rt archives Walt Disney Pictures Film Festival Awards Tour Netflix Christmas movies FXX TV movies WarnerMedia CBS All Access VICE The Walking Dead USA TNT Pirates child's play LGBTQ jamie lee curtis Wes Anderson CNN 1990s new york Premiere Dates directors Extras trailers transformers Legendary Acorn TV Year in Review 2016 Character Guide halloween Marvel SundanceTV Certified Fresh Captain marvel live action 20th Century Fox telelvision hidden camera Disney Channel festivals Amazon Prime basketball Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt cancelled TV shows Watching Series crime thriller Kids & Family screen actors guild CBS crossover Broadway MCU lord of the rings elevated horror BET DC streaming service Television Academy Lucasfilm Comics on TV Song of Ice and Fire blockbuster psychological thriller Star Trek 21st Century Fox obituary films Oscars Mudbound marvel cinematic universe Pacific Islander Starz 2017 President dark anime TV Land satire Disney Nickelodeon Pop TV nbcuniversal video TV One witnail cancelled TV series series Star Wars asian-american FX Writers Guild of America GLAAD Fox Searchlight cancelled television Superheroe true crime Podcast Infographic CW Seed Lifetime 007 Apple TV+ Binge Guide spanish streaming movies Tarantino name the review unscripted Opinion cats crime Marvel Studios Tubi screenings TruTV IFC Films Black Mirror 90s technology Quiz Schedule Disney Plus HBO Go football Baby Yoda streaming Comic-Con@Home 2021 spinoff comic video on demand Paramount Plus First Reviews Mary Tyler Moore Election jurassic park sequels singing competition boxoffice BBC America LGBT sag awards Tumblr TIFF BAFTA crime drama kaiju Video Games Pet Sematary YouTube political drama TCA Winter 2020 National Geographic TCA comedies theme song Funimation Sundance Now X-Men Mary poppins Musical 93rd Oscars 2018 blaxploitation mockumentary Superheroes MSNBC superman finale movie documentary DC Comics olympics spain Mystery Rom-Com golden globe awards Tokyo Olympics Ghostbusters 45 NBA GoT emmy awards zero dark thirty Travel Channel Drama Vudu target Valentine's Day king kong animated The Arrangement Super Bowl ghosts aliens scary movies festival DGA Esquire Action History cops sitcom what to watch Paramount Network boxing 2020 Anna Paquin universal monsters ABC Signature Nominations joker Red Carpet Bravo Amazon Studios Paramount Masterpiece SDCC cults franchise Heroines Television Critics Association scene in color Fantasy Box Office PBS Sundance adaptation Cannes adventure First Look Photos foreign best The Walt Disney Company james bond composers Hallmark Christmas movies razzies RT21 werewolf romantic comedy Disney streaming service independent Fall TV canceled OneApp YouTube Red natural history docudrama FX on Hulu SXSW Summer venice Grammys Chilling Adventures of Sabrina critics Horror HBO Max children's TV green book Comedy pirates of the caribbean Sci-Fi The Academy social media A24 Crunchyroll VOD rom-coms new star wars movies based on movie A&E book adaptation 24 frames BBC Family ratings Trophy Talk Trivia talk show TV renewals Winners Logo canceled TV shows Holiday YA BET Awards Thanksgiving Trailer The Purge Hallmark Classic Film batman all-time Western breaking bad 2021 free movies Black History Month golden globes Ovation zombies Dark Horse Comics TV doctor who dc 2015 hispanic Teen anthology Spike television parents teaser Christmas french DC Universe BBC One Lifetime Christmas movies revenge dragons IFC monster movies concert El Rey scorecard Crackle strong female leads die hard Pixar DirecTV classics spy thriller police drama international Reality Competition women 4/20 ITV Women's History Month war AMC game of thrones sequel nature award winner twilight The Witch kids Avengers OWN facebook worst movies CMT VH1 Marvel Television mission: impossible Awards reviews cooking Brie Larson renewed TV shows Netflix Animation Columbia Pictures halloween tv worst robots historical drama dramedy know your critic Arrowverse christmas movies casting Set visit Pop Emmys romance TBS Cosplay TCA 2017 ABC Family travel miniseries news discovery chucky black Interview Sneak Peek American Society of Cinematographers dogs adenture Epix medical drama documentaries Fox News Ellie Kemper indiana jones TCA Awards YouTube Premium fast and furious Warner Bros. Academy Awards Winter TV TLC Film saw rotten Pride Month ViacomCBS Elton John slashers Calendar biography archives zombie Reality justice league spider-man Image Comics Food Network Countdown Universal NYCC fresh toronto disaster australia vampires cars Comedy Central comics