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The Best John Ritter Movies

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

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

This list includes Dead Husbands, Real Men and more.

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  • Bad Santa1
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    Bad Santa

    Lauren Graham, Billy Bob Thornton

    Released2003

    Directed byTerry Zwigoff

    Bad Santa is a 2003 American Christmas black comedy film directed by Terry Zwigoff, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Problem Child2
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    Problem Child

    Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Richards

    Released1990

    Directed byDennis Dugan

    Problem Child is a 1990 American comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and produced by... more on Wikipedia

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  • Real Men3
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    Real Men

    John Ritter, Jim Belushi

    Released1987

    Directed byDennis Feldman

    Real Men is a 1987 comedy/science fiction film starring James Belushi and John Ritter as the... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    Problem Child 2

    Gilbert Gottfried, John Ritter

    Released1991

    Directed byBrian Levant

    Problem Child 2 is the 1991 comedy film sequel to the 1990 sleeper hit Problem Child; a... more on Wikipedia
  • North5
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    North

    Scarlett Johansson, Bruce Willis

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Reiner

    North is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Rob Reiner and starring an ensemble cast... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sling Blade6
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    Sling Blade

    Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton

    Released1996

    Directed byBilly Bob Thornton

    Sling Blade is a 1996 American drama film set in rural Arkansas, written and directed by Billy... more on Wikipedia

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  • Heartbeat7
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    Heartbeat

    John Ritter, Michael Lembeck

    Released1993

    Directed byMichael Miller

    Heartbeat, also known as Danielle Steel's Heartbeat, is a 1993 television movie directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Hero at Large8
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    Hero at Large

    Kevin Bacon, John Ritter

    Released1980

    Directed byMartin Davidson

    Hero at Large is a 1980 comedy film starring John Ritter and Anne Archer. The film was written... more on Wikipedia
  • Bride of Chucky9
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    Bride of Chucky

    Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Tilly

    Released1998

    Directed byRonny Yu

    Bride of Chucky is a 1998 black comedy horror film distributed by Universal Pictures. It is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Noises Off10
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    Noises Off

    Michael Caine, Carol Burnett

    Released1992

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    Noises Off is a 1992 comedy film directed by Peter Bogdanovich. The screenplay by Marty Kaplan... more on Wikipedia

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  • Skin Deep11
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    Skin Deep

    John Ritter, Denise Crosby

    Released1989

    Directed byBlake Edwards

    Skin Deep is a 1989 American film starring John Ritter, written and directed by Blake Edwards.
  • The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story12
    24
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    The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story

    John Ritter, Annette O'Toole

    Released1990

    Directed byJack Bender

    The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story is a 1990 film that stars John Ritter as Lyman... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Barefoot Executive13
    21
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    The Barefoot Executive

    Kurt Russell, John Ritter

    Released1971

    Directed byRobert Butler

    The Barefoot Executive is a live-action Walt Disney Productions film released by Buena Vista... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Comeback Kid14
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    The Comeback Kid

    Patrick Swayze, John Ritter

    Released1980

    Directed byPeter Levin

    The Comeback Kid is a 1980 television film.Amazon_watch buy button
  • It15
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    It

    Tim Curry, Seth Green

    Released1990

    Directed byTommy Lee Wallace

    It is a 1990 psychological horror/drama miniseries based on Stephen King's novel of the same... more on Wikipedia

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  • Americathon16
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    Americathon

    Jay Leno, George Carlin

    Released1979

    Directed byNeal Israel

    Americathon is a 1979 American comedy film starring John Ritter, Fred Willard, Peter Riegert,... more on Wikipedia

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  • It Came from the Sky17
    16
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    It Came from the Sky

    Christopher Lloyd, Yasmine Bleeth

    Released1999

    Directed byJack Bender

    It Came From the Sky, also known as Visiteurs impromptus, Les was a 1999 made-for-TV movie... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Stay Tuned18
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    Stay Tuned

    Jeffrey Jones, John Ritter

    Released1992

    Directed byPeter Hyams, Chuck Jones

    Stay Tuned is a 1992 American adventure fantasy comedy film directed by Peter Hyams. It... more on Wikipedia
  • Nickelodeon19
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    Nickelodeon

    Burt Reynolds, Tatum O'Neal

    Released1976

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    Nickelodeon is a 1976 comedy film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and stars Ryan O'Neal, Burt... more on Wikipedia
  • Letting Go20
    17
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    Letting Go

    Keanu Reeves, John Ritter

    Released1985

    Directed byJack Bender

    Letting Go is a 1985 television movie directed by Jack Bender. A widower (John Ritter) with an...Amazon_watch buy button
  • Tadpole21
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    Tadpole

    Kate Mara, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2000

    Directed byGary Winick

    Tadpole is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Gary Winick and written by Heather... more on Wikipedia
  • Terror Tract22
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    Terror Tract

    Bryan Cranston, John Ritter

    Released2000

    Directed byClint Hutchison, Lance W. Dreesen

    Terror Tract is a 2000 anthology dark comedy/horror film featuring John Ritter as a... more on Wikipedia
  • Montana23
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    Montana

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Tunney

    Released1998

    Directed byJennifer Leitzes

    Montana is an American crime film released in 1998, directed by Jennifer Leitzes, written by... more on Wikipedia
  • Manhood24
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    Manhood

    Janeane Garofalo, Tom Arnold

    Released2003

    Directed byBobby Roth

    Manhood is a 2003 comedy film directed by Bobby Roth and starring Nestor Carbonell, John... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Nowhere25
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    Nowhere

    Rose McGowan, Christina Applegate

    Released1997

    Directed byGregg Araki

    Nowhere is a 1997 American black comedy drama film written and directed by Gregg Araki. It... more on Wikipedia

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