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Best Ryan Gosling Movies

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1. Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

This movie is best known today for where Gosling met his wife actress Eva Mendez. A sprawling immersive crime epic that spans decades Gosling gives one of the best performances of his career as a carny turned bank robber. 


2. The Nice Guys (2016)


The last big-budget private eye or buddy cop film that Hollywood made. Unfortunately, the film was a huge bomb at the box office only making 50 million against a 60 million dollar budget because of the film's box office failure Holywood has not made a movie like it since. The film was supposed to be the first of a trilogy, Gosling and Crowe have amazing chemistry. Shane Black previously did another great private eye film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)


3. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

A long belated sequel to Blade Runner was finally released in 2017 without Ridley Scott directing. Gosling step’s gracefully into Ford’s shoes taking over the franchise. The film has some of the best special effects put to screen. Blade Runner 2049 coming out shortly after Force Awakens was supposed to revive the franchise but was a huge flop. However, a TV show tie-in was recently announced. Gosling gives a colder, quieter performance than we are used to seeing from him.

4. La La Land (2016) 

One of the best musicals of all time Gosling earned his second Oscar nomination 


5. Drive (2011) 

Gosling’s most memed film online the film has developed a cult following over the years due to its aesthetic. One of the best stuntman movies ever and better than Gosling's new stuntman movie: The Fall Guy. 


6. Blue Valentine (2010) 

If Crazy, Stupid, Love was Gosling doing lighter work this was his most depressing film. In one of the most realistic romance movies of all time, Gosling and Michelle Williams both give powerful heartbreaking performances. 

7. Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) 

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

One of the best rom coms of the last twenty-plus years featuring a stacked cast: Steve Carrel, Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei, Emma Stone, and Kevin Bacon despite all these recognizable actors Gosling is the most memorable character in the film. After multiple dramatic films, Gosling returned to his romance roots for the first time since The Notebook the result was an iconic performance that would kick off a working relationship with Emma Stone. The film was a box office smash making 150 million and features one of the funniest twists of all time. 


8. Half Nelson (2006) 

Gosling received his first Oscar nomination for his role as Dan Dunne, a drug-addicted inner- city teacher. After some football films and the success of The Notebook Gosling broke out of type casting and flexed his dramatic acting muscles with this complex role. Co-starring Anthony Mackie, this film was made for under a million dollars but was a minor box-office success. Gosling was only 26 at the time when he was nominated for best actor becoming the seventh youngest nominee of all time at that point in time. A raw film that can be hard to watch, but contains arguably Gosling’s best performance. 


9. The Ides of March (2011) 

Despite being a box office success making nearly 80 million this is a somewhat forgotten political thriller from the creator of House of Cards. Clooney gives the most memorable performance in the film as a slick politician, but Gosling is solid as an idealistic political advisor. 


10. The Big Short (2015) 

One of the best movies about the 2008 financial crisis, here Gosling takes a rare villain supporting role and is able to stand out among an impressive cast. His slicked black hair is reminiscent of Michael Douglas in Wall Street (1987).

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