Drive is a 2011 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and written by Hossein Amini, based on the 2005 novel of the same name by James Sallis. The film stars Ryan Gosling as a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver.

The movie is about an unnamed Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver. He meets Irene, his neighbor and falls in love with her. One day he is asked to do one more job for his boss, Bernie Rose, but this time he has to drive for him and not just be the getaway driver.

Drive is dark and captivating, often touted as one of the best movies to come out in 2011. It is a throwback to the noir films of the 1950s and ‘60s. Ryan Gosling plays the protagonist, an unnamed stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver. Drive won its Danish director Nicholas Refn the Best Director Award at Cannes. It even received an Academy Award for Best Sound Editing, and four British Academy Film Award nominations. Fun fact: Ryan Gosling wears a jacket with a scorpion on it, a reference to the animal fable about the frog and the scorpion, which is also referenced by the villain near the end of the movie.