I watched this movie 2 weeks ago in one of my classes (yes I get to watch movies in my class, be jealous) and I would be lying if I said that I would've gotten through the movie if Ryan Gosling wasn't in it. When my professor said he was in it, I made up my mind instantly that I would pay utmost attention.
Released in 2011 and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive is basically a crime thriller, which loosely translates to blood all over the screen plus bits of hanging suspense. LOVE the suspense/thriller part, it's the bloodshed that I'm not a huge fan of. Ryan plays a part-time car mechanic and a part-time crime-getaway driver and get this, his name throughout the movie is...Driver. So he's a link to bad guys and he's a good driver? Oh yeahhhh. Plenty of villains, one cute kid, one love interest and a dirty (but Ryan pulls it off quite well) scorpion jacket. Although I didn't particularly take a liking to some parts of the plot (because it slowed down in many places), the performances were indeed executed wonderfully.
VERDICT: If you like crime thrillers and Ryan Gosling or just Ryan, do watch it. It honestly wasn't half bad so add it on to your list!