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List of the best Clint Howard movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Clint Howard'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 Clint Howard movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Clint Howard movies will be at the top of the list. Clint Howard has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Clint Howard movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Clint Howard films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Clint Howard role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Clint Howard performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list below has a variety of films, like Senior Skip Day and Cut Off, in it.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Clint Howard movies?" and "What are the greatest Clint Howard roles of all time?"

Notable directors that have worked with Clint Howard include names like Ron Howard, Uwe Boll and Rob Zombie.

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A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Clint Howard Movies
Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ron Howard

A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. The film was directed by Ron Howard, from a screenplay written by Akiva ...more

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Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

Released: 1995

Directed by: Ron Howard

Apollo 13 is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by William Broyles, ...more

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Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider

Released: 1998

Directed by: Frank Coraci

The Waterboy is a 1998 American sports/comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk, Henry Winkler, Jerry Reed, Larry Gilliard, Jr., Blake Clark, Peter ...more

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Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, Michael Sheen

Released: 2008

Directed by: Ron Howard

Frost/Nixon is a 2008 British-American historical drama film based on the 2006 play of the same name by Peter Morgan, who also adapted the screenplay. The film tells the story behind the ...more

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Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Brendan Gleeson

Released: 1992

Directed by: Ron Howard

Far and Away is a 1992 romance film directed by Ron Howard from a script by Howard and Bob Dolman, and stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Cinematography by Mikael Salomon, with a music score by ...more

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Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin

Released: 1991

Directed by: Joe Johnston

The Rocketeer is a 1991 American period superhero film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and based on the character of the same name created by comic book writer/artist Dave Stevens. Directed by ...more

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Matthew McConaughey, Elizabeth Hurley, Ellen DeGeneres

Released: 1999

Directed by: Ron Howard

EDtv is a 1999 American satirical comedy film directed by Ron Howard. An adaptation of the Quebec film Louis 19, le roi des ondes, it stars Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Woody Harrelson, ...more

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Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

Released: 1967

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions. Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling's book of the same name, it is the 19th animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler

Released: 1996

Directed by: Tom Hanks

That Thing You Do! is a 1996 American musical comedy drama film written, directed by, and co-starring Tom Hanks. Set in the summer of 1964, the movie tells the story of the quick rise and fall ...more

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Jim Carrey, Anthony Hopkins, Bryce Dallas Howard

Released: 2000

Directed by: Ron Howard

This film is a 2000 American musical fantasy comedy Christmas film from Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, based on the 1957 story of the same name by Dr. Seuss. It was the first Dr. ...more

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Clint Howard Movies
Malcolm McDowell, Danny Trejo, Danielle Harris

Released: 2007

Directed by: Rob Zombie

Halloween is a 2007 American slasher film written, directed, and produced by Rob Zombie. The film is a remake/reimagining of the 1978 horror film of the same name; it is a reboot of the ...more

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Charlie Sheen, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Randy Quaid

Released: 1986

Directed by: Mike Marvin

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Steve Guttenberg, Clint Howard, Brian Dennehy

Released: 1985

Directed by: Ron Howard

Cocoon is a 1985 science fiction film directed by Ron Howard about a group of elderly people rejuvenated by aliens. The movie stars Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack ...more

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Reese Witherspoon, Ozzy Osbourne, Adam Sandler

Released: 2000

Directed by: Steven Brill

Little Nicky is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Steven Brill. It stars Adam Sandler as Nicky, a son of Satan.

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Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway

Released: 1977

Directed by: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a 1977 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution. It is the 22nd animated feature ...more

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Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway

Released: 1968

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

Winnie the Pooh and his friends make their way through an especially windy day.
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Clint Howard, R. G. Armstrong, Haywood Nelson

Released: 1981

Directed by: Eric Weston

Evilspeak is a 1981 American horror film written by Eric Weston and Joseph Garofalo and directed by Weston. The movie was one of the infamous "Video Nasties" banned in the United

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Kevin Costner, Shannen Doherty, Michael Keaton

Released: 1982

Directed by: Ron Howard

Night Shift is a 1982 American comedy film, one of former actor Ron Howard's earliest directorial efforts. It stars Howard's Happy Days co-star Henry Winkler along with Michael Keaton, in his ...more

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Diane Lane, Kevin Bacon, Frankie Muniz

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jay Russell

My Dog Skip is a 2000 film, directed by Jay Russell. It is based on the autobiographical book My Dog Skip by Willie Morris. The movie was released March 3, 2000. The movie recounts a few ...more

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Sylvester Stallone, Teri Hatcher, Kurt Russell

Released: 1989

Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky, Albert Magnoli

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Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin, Bryce Dallas Howard

Released: 1989

Directed by: Ron Howard

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Clint Howard, Slim Pickens, Strother Martin

Released: 1966

Directed by: Mickey Moore

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Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum

Released: 2011

Directed by: Ron Howard

The Dilemma is a 2011 American comedy-drama film starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James. The film is directed by Ron Howard. Savvy businessman Ronny and genius engineer Nick are best friends and ...more

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Michael Keaton, John Turturro, Clint Howard

Released: 1986

Directed by: Ron Howard

Gung Ho is a 1986 Ron Howard comedy film, released by Paramount Pictures, and starring Michael Keaton and Gedde Watanabe. The story portrayed the takeover of an American car plant by a Japanese ...more

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Erica Durance, Clint Howard, Enuka Okuma

Released: 2003

Directed by: Uwe Boll

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