The best Ryan Gosling movies you must watch

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It’s not that easy to forget the iconic “Hi Barbie, Hi Ken” yet because our two favorite characters were brought to life by two amazing actors. Not only that, but “Do you want to be my bride-wife, or my long-term, long distance, low commitment, casual girlfriend?” is again a little difficult to forget. Well, these lines have kept ringing in our heads for 2023, and so have classic lines like “They worship everything, and they value nothing.” by Sebastian or “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird,” by Noah.

If you know, there is one thing in common here: our charming man Ryan Gosling. And if you are a fan of Ryan Gosling, it goes without saying that you might be looking for more movies of the actor to complete your month with a bang.

So, here is a list of the best Ryan Gosling movies.

La La Land

La La Land (2016 Movie) Official Trailer – 'Dreamers'

Cast: Emma Stone (Mia), JK Simmons (Bill), John Legend (Keith) and more

IMDb Rating: 8/10

Streaming On: Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV

A romantic musical starring Ryan Gosling as Sebastian Wilder, a pianist, the story sees his love story with Mia, a successful actress, and how their mysterious love blooms through their love for music. But one incident forces them to decide whether they choose to love or their well-going careers. This movie has a strong and compelling storyline along with the unique dance of passion under the moonlight we just cannot forget, making it a score of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes and 83% on Google Review likings as well.


Barbie | Main Trailer

Cast: Margot Robbie (Barbie), Will Ferrell (Mattel CEO), Emma Mackey and more

IMDb Rating: 7/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime and Apple TV

A Comedy Fantasy movie starring Ryan Gosling as our very favorite Ken, this 2023 adaptation of Barbie has indeed been one of the most loved movies of the year. While being a doll seems very easy for Barbie and Ken, their life is still perfect in Barbie Land. When, one fine day, they are pushed to live with humans, they realize the toxic standards and the dark realities of living with humans. Well, as Ken says, “But it’s Barbie and Ken. There is no just Ken.” People have loved Ryan’s role and hated it at the same time, making them feel all emotions at once. Therefore, the movie has an 88% Rotten Tomatoes score and 77% Google Review likings.

Blue Valentine

BLUE VALENTINE - Trailer - Starring Ryan Gosling

Cast: Michelle Williams (Cindy), Mike Vogel (Bobby), Faith Wladyka (Frankie Pereira) and more

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

An intense romance drama, the following film stars Ryan Gosling as Dean, a unique character of a man who has a dysfunctional marriage with his wife, Cindy. Can parents do anything for the love of their child? Well, yes, because to raise their daughter in a healthy environment, the couple tries to give time to fighting and also working on their relationship from scratch. This movie discusses serious and mature themes around marriage, making it a loved one with 86% on Rotten Tomatoes and 68% on Google Review Liking score.

The Notebook

The Notebook (2004) Official Trailer - Ryan Gosling Movie

Cast: Rachel McAdams (Allie Hamilton), James Garner (Noah), Gena Rowlands (Old Allie) and more

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

Being in love is such a beautiful feeling, isn’t it? How many of us think of the best romantic movies and remember this one with the scene in the rain and the passion that flows between our favorite characters? Charming as he should be, Ryan Gosling plays the role of Noah. He is a poor man who falls for Allie, a rich and elegant girl. They keep their intense love for each other hidden amongst other politics of the town but are soon exposed due to society and the family’s dark plots to set them apart. But do they leave everything and choose love? An emotional narrative that will bring tears to your eyes, this Nicholas Sparks adaptation has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 54% and a Google Review liking of 85%, making it a known film of Gosling.

The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys - Main Trailer [HD]

Cast: Russell Crowe (Jackson Healy), Angourie Rice (Holly March), Margaret Qualley (Amelia) and more

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime and Apple TV

An action comedy film starring Ryan Gosling as Holland March sees a young girl, Amelia, who has been in hiding and hires Healy to teach March that she does not want to be found. When Healy is targeted by two hitmen for the girl’s location, he teams up with March, and they set to find Amelia. This movie is a must-watch if you want something light. The movie has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 91% and a 74% on Google Review liking score.


Stay (2005) Trailer #1

Cast: Ewan McGregor (Dr. Sam), Naomi Watts (Lila Culpepper), Bob Hoskins (Dr. Leon) and more

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

A 2005 mystery thriller starring Ryan Gosling as Henry Letham. He is a young student who informs his Psychiatrist, Sam, that he plans on committing suicide. In an attempt to save the young man, Sam should not lose touch with reality or break some rules. While this movie has low ratings, it has still been seen by audiences as a fine work by Gosling for the thriller touch it has. Rotten Tomatoes score of 26% and 65% Google User Review Liking.

Blade Runner 2049

BLADE RUNNER 2049 - Official Trailer

Cast: Harrison Ford (Rick Deckard), Ana de Armas (Joi), Sylvia Hoeks (Luv) and more

IMDb Rating: 8/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

A sci-fi thriller and the second part of the Blade Runner franchise starring Ryan Gosling as Officer K, it shows his journey with the Los Angeles Police Department, where he finds a secret that can lead the Earth to perish. But he has a solution: Blade Runner. But how do you find the man who has been missing for over 30 years now? Watch and find out in this twisted tale. This movie has an 88% Rotten Tomatoes score and 79% Google user review liking score.

First Man

First Man - Official Trailer (HD)

Cast: Claire Foy (Janet Armstrong), Jason Clarke (Ed White), Mark Armstrong and more

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

The following Sci-Fi thriller stars Ryan Gosling as the famous USA astronaut Neil Armstrong. The story is about their journey to the Moon and all the difficulties Neil faced, personally and professionally, before being selected as a NASA pilot, along with a team of Apollo Program members to become the first people to land on the Moon. It’s a movie with an autobiographical touch to it, 87% rotten tomatoes score and 73% Google User review rating.

The Ides of March

The Ides Of March (2011) Official HD Trailer

Cast: George Clooney (Governor Mike), Paul Giamatti (Tom Duffy), Evan Rachel Wood (Molly) and more

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

A stark thriller starring Ryan Gosling as Stephen Myers, a junior campaign manager for Mike Morris, a Presidential Candidate, sees major politics going on to win the elections, which seems normal and healthy at first, but Myers soon becomes a part of a major political scandal that threatens Mike’s chances of winning. If you are a fan of fast-paced political thrillers, this one’s for you with an 83% Rotten Tomatoes score and 70% Google User review rating.

The Believer

The Believer (2001) Trailer #1

Cast: Henry Bean (Ilio Manzetti), Billy Zane (Curtis Zampf), Theresa Russell (Lina Moebius) and more

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

In an intense Jew-based thriller-drama starring Ryan Gosling as Danny Balint, the official storyline of the movie, “The Believer,” explores a Jewish student’s private journey to understand the meaning of Judaism in his life. Set in New York City, the Plot follows a morally confused young adult struggling with the conflict between his beliefs and his heritage. “The Believer” examines themes of religion, family, and self-loathing. It is a psychological examination into the forces of intolerance, both on the individual and society as a whole.” It has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 82% and 86% on Google Review user score.

Crazy Stupid Love

Crazy Stupid Love - Official Trailer

Cast: Lio Tipton (Jessica Riley), Emma Stone (Hannah), Steve Carell (Cal Weaver) and more

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

This is a Rom-com starring Ryan Gosling as Jacob Palmer, who is a friend to a newly divorced friend, Cal. Mr. Weaver is a good middle-aged man and is unable to get over the fact that his wife does not want him anymore. However, when Jacob insists, he starts picking up women at a bar. Can this newfound friendship be useful? This movie has 79% Rotten Tomatoes score and 71% Google User Review.


Fracture (2007) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

Cast: Anthony Hopkins (Ted Crawford), Rosamund Pike (Nikki Gardner), Embeth Davidtz (Jennifer) and more

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

The following is a crime thriller starring Ryan Gosling as Willy Beachum, who is a successful lawyer. It all begins when Ted kills his wife and confesses. While he wants to take this to court, he would represent himself against Willy. However, as the trials begin, more layers unfold about what exactly happened. This movie is gripping and fast-paced, with 72% on Rotten Tomatoes and 71% Google User Review.

The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond The Pines | Official Trailer | Starring Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper

Cast: Eva Mendes (Romina), Bradley Cooper (Avery Cross), Ray Liotta (Deluca) and more

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Streaming On: Apple TV

Another crime thriller, starring Ryan Gosling as Luke Glanton, it sees a stunt rider become a robber to get all the money and lead a comfortable life with his lover and child when it all crumbles with the attention of a police officer. This battler affects their families. This film has 78% on Rotten Tomatoes and 77% on Google User Review.

The Slaughter Rule

The Slaughter Rule | Trailer | Remastered | Ryan Gosling, David Morse, Clea DuVall, Amy Adams

Cast: Michael Mahony (Nelson Chutney), Ken White (Russ Colfax), David Morse and more

IMDb Rating: 5.9/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

The following is a Sports drama where Ryan Gosling stars as Roy in the following film. The official synopsis of the movie reads, “Roy (Ryan Gosling) gets cut from his high school football team just days after his estranged father dies. For him, football is more than a proving ground. It is a promised escape from his lonely rural existence. Enter Gideon (David Morse), a loner living on the roughneck fringe who is looking for gamers – kids who scrap hard – to play on his six-man football squad. Roy joins the Renegades, and he and Gideon enter into a tenuous friendship that pushes the limits of male bonding.” The Rotten Tomatoes score is 74%, and Google User score is 43%

Remember The Titans

REMEMBER THE TITANS Trailer (2000) Denzel Washington Movie

Cast: Denzel Washington (Coach), Ryan Hurst (Gerry), Wood Harris (Julius) and more

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Streaming On: Disney+Hotstar

Another sports drama film Stars Ryan Gosling as Alan Bosley. It sees Herman Boone, who is African-American and becomes the coach of a High school team. It is Historic as, for the first time, the team is playing racially inclusive. The Rotten Tomatoes score is 72%, and Google User Score is 89%

Song to Song

Song to Song Trailer #1 (2017) Ryan Gosling Drama Movie HD

Cast: Michael Fassbender (Cook), Rooney Mara (Faye), Natalie Portman (Rhonda) and more

IMDb Rating: 5.6/10

Streaming On: Netflix

Music is the way to bond for many people, so it is for the Texas musician who is struggling and having multiple unsuccessful romances. However, as betrayals come along, she becomes determined to taste stardom. The following film has 43% on rotten tomatoes and 53% on Google User Reviews.

Only God Forgives

Only God Forgives Official Red Band Trailer #1 (2013) - Ryan Gosling Thriller HD

Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas (Crystal), Vithaya Pansringarm (Chang), Tom Burke (Billy) and more

IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

Streaming On: Apple TV

A crime action film starring Ryan Gosling as Julian T, it sees him as a criminal not following rules when running a boxing school in Bangkok, where he is in a state of dilemma when his mother asks him to take revenge for his brother’s death. The following film has 41% on rotten tomatoes and 49% on Google User Reviews.

The Big Short

The Big Short Trailer (2015) ‐ Paramount Pictures

Cast: Steve Carell (Mark Baum), Christian Bale (Michael Burry), Brad Pitt (Ben Rickert) and more

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

This comedy docu movie, starring Ryan Gosling as Jared Vennett, shows finance experts who see the US housing market’s curve and how the instability would lead to its collapse as predicted. As they see flaws, corruption in the system is revealed. The following film has 89% on rotten tomatoes and 87% on Google User Reviews.

Murder By Numbers

Murder by Numbers (2002) Official Trailer - Sandra Bullock Movie

Cast: Sandra Bullock (Cassie), Michael Pitt (Justin Pendleton), Ben Chaplin (Sam Kennedy) and more

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

A Thriller Mystery movie starring Ryan Gosling as Richard sees two rich students in California going to school and planning a risky but brilliant, almost perfect murder and blames the janitor. But an experienced detective specializing in homicides cracks the case. The following film has 30% on rotten tomatoes and 72% on Google User Reviews.

The United States of Leland

The United States of Leland Trailer

Cast: Don Cheadle (Pearl Madison), Kevin Spacey (Albert), Jena Malone (Becky Pollard) and more

IMDb Rating: 7/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

This thriller drama stars Ryan Gosling as Leland, who is a normal teenager murdering a boy and is imprisoned. Leland’s teacher writes about it and explains how one such act can land everyone involved in it in serious trouble. The following film has 34% on rotten tomatoes and 71% on Google User Reviews.