All of Ryan Gosling’s Films Ranked – From Worst to Best

Ryan Gosling is now a household name after staring in some big hits including Blade Runner 2049 and La La Land and he’s also been nominated for two Academy Awards for best actor for Half Nelson (2006) and La La Land (2016). But what’s his highest and lowest ranked films?. Well we collected his ratings from IMDb, rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd to work out a aggregated score….

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Song to Song (2017)

Directed by: Terrence Malick

In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye and BV, and music mogul Cook and the waitress whom he ensnares — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

5.14 out of 10

Only God Forgives (2013) film poster

Only God Forgives (2013)

Julian lives in exile in Bangkok where he runs a Thai boxing club as a front for the family’s drugs smuggling operation. When Julian’s brother Billy is killed their mother, Jenna, arrives in the city. She wants revenge and forces Julian to find the killer. Julian’s contacts in the criminal underworld lead him directly to The Angel of Vengeance, a retired police officer.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

5.18 out of 10

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Gangster Squad (2013)

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

In 1949 Los Angeles, American Mafia gangster Mickey Cohen has become the most powerful figure in the California criminal underworld, and intends to continue to expand Cohen crime family to Chicago and New York City. The Los Angeles Police Department has not been able to stop Cohen’s ruthless rise, as he has eliminated witnesses and bribed both the court and the police.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

5.21 out of 10

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Murder by Numbers (2002)

Directed by: Barbet Schroeder

Faced with the challenge of solving a “perfect murder,” homicide detective Cassie Mayweather (Bullock) is forced to face and free herself from the tormented past she buried long ago. 

Death By Films Aggregate Score

5.34 out of 10

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All Good Things (2010)

Directed by: Andrew Jarecki

A love story and murder mystery based on the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history. The original screenplay uses newly discovered facts, court records and speculation as the foundation for a story of family, obsession, love and loss.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

5.42 out of 10

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Stay (2005)

Directed by: Marc Forster

Marc Forster’s psychological thriller Stay stars Ewan McGregor as Sam Foster, a psychologist who begins to feel his grip on reality slipping away because of one of his patients. Ryan Gosling plays Henry Letham, a patient who has been offering disturbing predictions that have come true. When he claims that Henry will kill himself in three days, the psychiatrist sets off on a journey to help him.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

5.93 out of 10

The United States of Leland (2003) poster

The United States of Leland (2003)

Directed by: Matthew Ryan Hoge

As a detached kid spends time in juvenile hall for the unspeakable murder of a special needs kid, a writer and the people around him try to comprehend and cope with his reasoning for commiting this murder from the writings in a classroom book from his juvenile class, where he tries to let people know “the why”.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

5.99 out of 10

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The Slaughter Rule (2002)

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 tenuous friendship that pushes the limits of male bonding.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

6.35 out of 10

The Ides of March (2011) movie poster

The Ides of March (2011)

Directed by: George Clooney

The Ides of March takes place during the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, when an up-and-coming campaign press secretary (Ryan Gosling) finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate’s shot at the presidency.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

7.20 out of 10

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Fracture (2007)

Directed by: Gregory Hoblit

When a meticulous structural engineer (Anthony Hopkins) is found innocent of the attempted murder of his wife (Embeth Davidtz), the young district attorney (Ryan Gosling) who is prosecuting him becomes a crusader for justice. Fracture is packed with twists and turns that weave in and out of the courtroom as the pair try to outwit each other.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

7.25 out of 10

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) movie poster

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Directed by: Glenn Ficarra
John Requa

Cal (Steve Carell) and Emily (Julianne Moore) have the perfect life together living the American dream… until Emily asks for a divorce. Now Cal, Mr Husband, has to navigate the single scene with a little help from his professional bachelor friend Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). Make that a lot of help…

Death By Films Aggregate Score

7.41 out of 10

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Remember The Titans (2000)

Directed by: Boaz Yakin

Based on actual events that took place in 1971, a white southern high school is integrated with black students from a nearby school. Both schools are recognized for their football programs which are now unified. The black coach is chosen to be the head coach of the integrated team, leaving the previous white head coach with feelings of animosity at having to be an assistant under a black man.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

7.48 out of 10

The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) film poster

The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

Directed by: Derek Cianfrance

A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

7.56 out of 10

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First Man (2018)

Directed by: Damien Chazelle

A Biopic on the life of the legendary American Astronaut Neil Armstrong from 1961-1969, on his journey to becoming the first human to walk the moon. Exploring the sacrifices and costs on the Nation and Neil himself, during one of the most dangerous missions in the history of space travel. 

Death By Films Aggregate Score

7.63 out of 10

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Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Directed by: Craig Gillespie

Extremely shy Lars finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars’ new lady is a life-size plastic woman. On the advice of a doctor, his family and the rest of the community go along with his delusion.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

7.72 out of 10

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Blue Valentine (2010)

Directed by: Derek Cianfrance

Blue Valentine is the story of love found and love lost told in past and present moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and save their failing marriage. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams star in this honest portrait of a relationship on the rocks.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

7.73 out of 10

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The Nice Guys (2016)

Directed by: Shane Black

In 1970s Los Angeles, down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

7.77 out of 10

The Believer (2001) film poster

The Believer (2001)

Directed by: Henry Bean

“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.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

7.78 out of 10

Half Nelson (2006) film poster

Half Nelson (2006)

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

Dan, an idealistic inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit, and Drey, one of his troubled students, stumble into an unexpected friendship that threatens either to undo them or to provide the vital change they both need to move forward in their lives.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

7.98 out of 10

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Drive (2011)

A virtually mute Hollywood stuntman and mechanic, who moonlights as a getaway driver for heists, finds himself in hot water when he tries to help out his neighbor.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

8.15 out of 10

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The Big Short (2015)

Directed by: Adam McKay

Separate but related people, integral to the perspective of the 2008 global financial collapse, make bold investments and see first hand the dark underbelly of the modern banking system.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

8.20 out of 10

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) poster

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Thirty years after the events of Blade Runner (1982), a new Blade Runner, L.A.P.D. Officer “K” (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former L.A.P.D. Blade Runner, who has been missing for thirty years.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

8.24 out of 10

La La Land (2016)

Directed by: Damien Chazelle

Aspiring actress serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and jazz musician Sebastian scrapes by playing cocktail-party gigs in dingy bars. But as success mounts, they are faced with decisions that fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. 

Death By Films Aggregate Score

8.49 out of 10

A chart of Ryan Gosling's aggregated scores

So La La Land (2016) wins out overall as Ryan Gosling’s highest rated film, with Blade Runner 2049 (2017) coming in a close second. Let us know below if you agree…