#27. First Man (2018)


Universal Pictures

– Director: Damien Chazelle

– Stacker score: 87.7

– Metascore: 84

– IMDb user rating: 7.3

– Runtime: 141 minutes

After directing 2016’s Best Picture-losing love letter “La La Land,” Chazelle recruited Ryan Gosling to play Neil Armstrong in “First Man,” a docudrama about the perils of the space program leading up to that most famous walk on the moon. With strong performances throughout, and incredible special effects and sound design on the space launches, “First Man” is a must-see for any Apollo enthusiasts.