Entertainment The Best C. Thomas Howell Movies  

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List of the best C. Thomas Howell movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. C. Thomas Howell's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top C. Thomas Howell movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated C. Thomas Howell movies will be at the top of the list. C. Thomas Howell has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest C. Thomas Howell movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining C. Thomas Howell films to end the squabble once and for all.

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Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane
The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton. The film was released on March 25, 1983. Jo Ellen ...more

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Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson
Red Dawn is a 1984 American film directed by John Milius and co-written by Milius and Kevin Reynolds. It stars Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, and Jennifer Grey. ...more

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Kelly Preston, Corey Haim, Lori Loughlin
Secret Admirer is a 1985 American romantic comedy film directed by David Greenwalt, and starring C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston and Fred Ward. The screenplay was written by ...more

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best C. Thomas Howell Movies
Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison, featuring special effects by Carlo ...more

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Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell
The Hitcher is a 1986 action horror film directed by Robert Harmon and written by Eric Red. The film stars Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jeffrey DeMunn.

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Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Grandview, U.S.A. is a 1984 American comedy-drama film directed by Randal Kleiser. It stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Carole Cook, Ramon Bieri, ...more

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Earl Jones, Leslie Nielsen
Soul Man is a 1986 comedy film about a man who undergoes racial transformation with pills to qualify for a black-only scholarship at Harvard Law School. The movie was directed by Steve Miner and ...more

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Katherine Heigl, Eliza Dushku, Juliette Lewis
That Night is a 1992 coming-of-age romantic drama film written and directed by Craig Bolotin, and starring C. Thomas Howell and Juliette Lewis. It is based on the novel of the same name by Alice ...more

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Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans
The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Marc Webb, based on the Marvel Comics character. After Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is bitten by a genetically altered ...more

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Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott
Gettysburg is a 1993 epic film written and directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, adapted from the novel The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, about the Battle of Gettysburg. The film starred Tom ...more

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Kathy Ireland, Courtney Thorne-Smith, C. Thomas Howell
Side Out is a 1990 film about a beach volleyball competition, featuring C. Thomas Howell, Peter Horton, Harley Jane Kozak and Courtney Thorne-Smith. The term “side-out” refers to an obsolete ...more

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James Garner, James Cromwell, Shirley Jones
Tank is a 1984 comedy, drama, and action movie starring James Garner, Jenilee Harrison, and C. Thomas Howell. The film was written by Dan Gordon and directed by Marvin J. Chomsky. It was ...more

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Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Malcolm McDowell
Hidalgo is a 2004 film based on the legend of the American distance rider Frank Hopkins and his mustang Hidalgo. It recounts Hopkins' racing his horse in Arabia in 1891 against Bedouins riding ...more

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Steve Guttenberg, Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell
The Poseidon Adventure is a 2005 action and adventure made-for-TV film based on Paul Gallico's novel of the same name. It is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name.

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Robert Duvall, Mira Sorvino, Jeff Daniels
Gods and Generals is a 2003 American film based on the novel Gods and Generals by Jeffrey Shaara. It depicts events that take place prior to those shown in the 1993 film Gettysburg, which was ...more

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Christopher Lee, Kim Cattrall, Oliver Reed
The Return of the Musketeers is a 1989 film adaptation loosely based on the novel Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas. It is the third Musketeers film directed by Richard Lester, following ...more

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Ann-Margret, Kelly Preston, Charles Durning
A Tiger's Tale is a 1987 film written and directed by Peter Douglas, based on the novel Love and Other Natural Disasters by Allen Hannay III.

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Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, C. Thomas Howell
Far Out Man was a 1990 comedy film written, directed by and starring Tommy Chong. It was filmed in Los Angeles, California, USA. Cinetel Films produced the movie and it was distributed in USA ...more

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Jason Bateman, Annie Potts, C. Thomas Howell
Breaking the Rules is a 1992 drama film directed by Neal Israel, executive produced by Larry A. Thompson, starring Jason Bateman, C. Thomas Howell, Jonathan Silverman and Annie Potts. Jason's ...more

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Kari Wührer, C. Thomas Howell, Jake Busey
The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting is the 2003 horror sequel to The Hitcher, which stars C. Thomas Howell, returning as Jim Halsey, Kari Wührer as his girlfriend Maggie, and Jake Busey as ...more

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Joan Severance, C. Thomas Howell, Breckin Meyer
Payback is a 1995 thriller film directed by Anthony Hickox and written by Sam Bernard. It stars C. Thomas Howell and Joan Severance.

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To Protect And Serve C. Thomas Howell, Jessie Lawrence Ferguson, Richard Romanus

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Dustin Diamond, Patricia Arquette, Beth Behrs
American Pie Presents: The Book of Love is a 2009 teen comedy released directly to DVD. It is the fourth and final installment in the American Pie Presents series and seventh installment in the ...more

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C. Thomas Howell, Brianne Davis, Ezra Buzzington

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Sean Young, Giancarlo Esposito, C. Thomas Howell
A Killer Within is a 2004 film featuring C. Thomas Howell as Addison Terrill, Sean Young as Rebecca Terrill, Ben Browder as Sam Moss, Dedee Pfeiffer as Sarah Moss and Giancarlo Esposito as ...more