Thursday, May 30, 2024

List: Top 3 Ryan Gosling Scenes

This week on Episode 295 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by First Man, we discussed our Top 3 Ryan Gosling scenes. Gosling is one of the most formidable actors working today, and as we talked about on the show, he’s at the very top of his game right now. He’s someone who quintessentially demonstrates subtlety with powerful nuance, and it makes for some of the most evocative scenes we’ve seen in modern filmmaking. He’s also really funny too. It’s amazing the kind of range he has, and hopefully our lists are indicative of that notion. That said, here are our lists:

(Note: Please keep in mind that we each had different criteria for our selections)


1) Memory Maker / Rebellious Replicants – Blade Runner 2049
2) Crater – First Man
3) Jenga Blocks / Gym / Bathroom Call – The Big Short


1) “You Always Hurt the One You Love” – Blue Valentine
2) The Driver watching TV with Benicio – Drive
3) Toilet – The Nice Guys


1) “City of Stars” on Pier – La La Land
2) Funeral – Lars and the Real Girl
3) Dirty Dancing – Crazy, Stupid, Love

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Ice Cream – The Place Beyond the Pines
K / Joi Scenes – Blade Runner 2049
Ending – La La Land
Sebastian plays “City of Stars” on piano for first time – La La Land
Diner / Fight – La La Land
Elevator – Drive
Motel – Drive
Opening – Drive
I can’t do this anymore – Blue Valentine
Hospital Fight – Blue Valentine
Holland Finds Dead Body – The Nice Guys
Backyard Fight – Crazy, Stupid, Love
Shopping with Cal – Crazy, Stupid, Love
Ending – Half Nelson
Lectures on Oppression – Half Nelson
Any scene with Drey – Half Nelson
Wanna Fight – Only God Forgives
Bosley gives up spot in Championship game – Remember the Titans
Bosley plays country western songs – Remember the Titans

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. Gosling is a great actor and has been in some great films, so perhaps there’s something we are overlooking. Maybe your list is different than ours? That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at [email protected].

For the entire podcast, click here or listen below.

For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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