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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.

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

John Ritter worked with many famous directors, including big names like Dennis Dugan and Brian Levant.

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Skin Deep John Ritter, Denise Crosby, Nina Foch Skin Deep is a 1989 American film starring John Ritter, written and directed by Blake Edwards.

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Sling Blade Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton, John Ritter Sling Blade is a 1996 American drama film set in rural Arkansas, written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton, who also stars in the lead role. It tells the story of a man named Karl Childers with ...more

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Stay Tuned Jeffrey Jones, John Ritter, Eugene Levy Stay Tuned is a 1992 American adventure fantasy comedy film directed by Peter Hyams. It starred John Ritter, Pam Dawber, Jeffrey Jones, and Eugene Levy. Tim Burton was originally chosen to be ...more

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Bad Santa Lauren Graham, Billy Bob Thornton, Cloris Leachman Bad Santa is a 2003 American Christmas black comedy crime film directed by Terry Zwigoff, and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, and Lauren Graham, with Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, ...more

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Problem Child Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Richards, John Ritter Problem Child is a 1990 American comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and produced by then-first timer Robert Simonds. It stars John Ritter, Amy Yasbeck, Gilbert Gottfried, Jack Warden, Michael ...more

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Hero at Large Kevin Bacon, John Ritter, Anne Archer Hero at Large is a 1980 comedy film starring John Ritter and Anne Archer. The film was written by former Disney screenwriter, AJ Carothers and directed by Martin Davidson. The original music ...more

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It Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter It is a 1990 psychological horror/drama miniseries based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. The story revolves around an inter-dimensional predatory life-form, which has the ability to ...more

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Real Men John Ritter, Jim Belushi, Barbara Barrie Real Men is a 1987 comedy/science fiction film starring James Belushi and John Ritter as the heroes: suave, womanizing CIA agent Nick Pirandello and weak and ineffectual insurance agent Bob

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Problem Child 2 Gilbert Gottfried, John Ritter, Amy Yasbeck Problem Child 2 is the 1991 comedy film sequel to the 1990 sleeper hit Problem Child; a continuation of the exploits of Junior, an adopted orphan boy who deliberately wreaks comedic havoc ...more

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Noises Off Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Christopher Reeve Noises Off is a 1992 comedy film directed by Peter Bogdanovich. The screenplay by Marty Kaplan is based on the 1982 play of the same name by Michael Frayn. An ensemble cast includes Michael ...more

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The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story John Ritter, Annette O'Toole, Rue McClanahan The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story is a 1990 film that stars John Ritter as Lyman Frank Baum, the man who wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and thirteen of the other Oz books. Also ...more

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Heartbeat John Ritter, Michael Lembeck, Polly Draper Heartbeat, also known as Danielle Steel's Heartbeat, is a 1993 television movie directed by Michael Miller and written by Jan Worthington based upon the 1991 novel of the same name by Danielle ...more

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North Scarlett Johansson, Bruce Willis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus North is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Rob Reiner and starring an ensemble cast including Elijah Wood, Jon Lovitz, Jason Alexander, Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates, Faith Ford, ...more

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Americathon Jay Leno, George Carlin, Elvis Costello Americathon is a 1979 American comedy film starring John Ritter, Fred Willard, Peter Riegert, Harvey Korman, and Nancy Morgan, with narration by George Carlin, based on a play by Firesign ...more

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Tadpole Kate Mara, Sigourney Weaver, John Ritter Tadpole is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Gary Winick and written by Heather McGowan and Niels Mueller. It stars Sigourney Weaver, Bebe Neuwirth, Aaron Stanford, John Ritter, ...more

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Bride of Chucky Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Tilly, John Ritter Bride of Chucky is a 1998 black comedy horror film distributed by Universal Pictures. It is the fourth installment in the Child's Play film series. The film is written by Don Mancini and ...more

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Nowhere Rose McGowan, Christina Applegate, Heather Graham Nowhere is a 1997 American black comedy drama film written and directed by Gregg Araki. It stars James Duval and Rachel True as Dark and Mel, a bisexual teen couple who are both sexually ...more

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The Barefoot Executive Kurt Russell, John Ritter, Harry Morgan The Barefoot Executive is a live-action Walt Disney Productions film released by Buena Vista Distribution in 1971 starring Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn, Wally Cox, Heather North and John Ritter, ...more

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It Came from the Sky Christopher Lloyd, Yasmine Bleeth, John Ritter It Came From the Sky, also known as Visiteurs impromptus, Les was a 1999 made-for-TV movie which was a comedy drama that starred Yasmine Bleeth, John Ritter, Christopher Lloyd and JoBeth

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Montana Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Tunney, Kyra Sedgwick Montana is an American crime film released in 1998, directed by Jennifer Leitzes, written by Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber, and produced by Sean Cooley, Zane W. Levitt, and Mark Yellen. Claire is ...more

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Nickelodeon Burt Reynolds, Tatum O'Neal, Stella Stevens Nickelodeon is a 1976 comedy film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and stars Ryan O'Neal, Burt Reynolds and Tatum O'Neal. According to Bogdanovich, the film was based on true stories told to him ...more

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Letting Go Keanu Reeves, John Ritter, Max Gail Letting Go is a 1985 television movie directed by Jack Bender. A widower (John Ritter) with an 8-year-old son enters group self-help therapy with a teacher (Sharon Gless) rejected by her lover.

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The Comeback Kid Patrick Swayze, John Ritter, Susan Dey The Comeback Kid is a 1980 television film.

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The Flight of Dragons James Earl Jones, John Ritter, Harry Morgan The Flight of Dragons is a 1982 animated film produced by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin, Jr. and loosely combining the speculative natural history book of the same name by Peter Dickinson with ...more

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Shadow of Doubt Melanie Griffith, Tom Berenger, John Ritter Shadow of Doubt is a 1998 American independent mystery-thriller film directed by Randal Kleiser and starring Melanie Griffith, Tom Berenger, Craig Sheffer, and Huey Lewis.

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Terror Tract Bryan Cranston, John Ritter, Brenda Strong Terror Tract is a 2000 anthology dark comedy/horror film featuring John Ritter as a real-estate agent trying to sell a variety of houses to a young couple; each with a horror story associated ...more

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Unnatural Causes Patti LaBelle, John Ritter, Alfre Woodard Unnatural Causes is the 1986 drama film written by Stephen Doran, Martin M. Goldstein, Robert Jacobs and John Sayles and directed by Lamont Johnson.

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Lethal Vows Marg Helgenberger, John Ritter, Madeline Zima Lethal Vows is an American drama/thriller television movie, based on a true story of Richard K Overton, his ex-wife Dorothy Boyer, and Overton's third and late-wife Janet Overton. Starring John ...more

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Wholly Moses! Richard Pryor, Dudley Moore, John Ritter Wholly Moses! is a 1980 Biblical spoof similar to that of Monty Python's Life of Brian. Dudley Moore, between performances in 10 and Arthur, plays Old Testament-era idol maker Herschel, whose ...more

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The Other John Ritter, Victor French, Diana Muldaur The Other is a 1972 psychological horror film directed by Robert Mulligan, adapted for film by Tom Tryon, from his bestselling novel. It stars Uta Hagen, Diana Muldaur, and Chris and Martin

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I Woke Up Early The Day I Died Christina Ricci, Tara Reid, Ron Perlman I Woke Up Early the Day I Died is 1998 American camp comedy film written by Edward D. Wood, Jr.. The film, directed by Aris Iliopulos, stars Billy Zane, Stephan K. Gunter, Tippi Hedren, Ron ...more

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They All Laughed Audrey Hepburn, John Ritter, Dorothy Stratten They All Laughed is a 1981 film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, John Ritter, Colleen Camp, Patti Hansen, and Dorothy Stratten. The movie was based on a ...more

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Man of Miracles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best John Ritter Movies
Man of Miracles John Ritter, Joanna GarcĂ­a, Meredith Baxter

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Sunset Limousine Martin Short, John Ritter, Susan Dey Sunset Limousine is a 1983 American comedy television film written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Directed by Terry Hughes and shot on locations in San Diego, the film stars John Ritter, ...more

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Clifford's Really Big Movie John Goodman, Jenna Elfman, John Ritter Clifford's Really Big Movie is a 2004 American animated film loosely based on the book series, Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell and more based on the classic PBS Kids TV series ...more

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Pray TV John Ritter, Ned Beatty, Madolyn Smith Pray TV was the title of a made-for-TV drama in 1982 which aired on ABC starring John Ritter and Ned Beatty. The project garnered controversy when Rev. Jerry Falwell, the prominent ...more

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Tripfall Rachel Hunter, John Ritter, Eric Roberts Tripfall is a 2000 thriller film with Eric Roberts, John Ritter, Rachel Hunter, Michael Raynor and Katy Boyer. The film was directed by Serge Rodnunsky, who wrote the script for the film. The ...more

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Dead Husbands Nicollette Sheridan, John Ritter, Amy Yasbeck Dead Husbands is a 1998 romance comedy thriller starring Nicollette Sheridan, John Ritter, Sonja Smits, Donna Pescow, Amy Yasbeck and Sheila McCarthy. It was directed by Paul Shapiro and written ...more

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Unforgivable John Ritter, Harley Jane Kozak Unforgivable is a 1996 American television drama film directed by Graeme Campbell. It stars John Ritter, Harley Jane Kozak, Gina Philips, Susan Gibney and NYPD Blue co-star James McDaniel. The ...more

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Panic Neve Campbell, Donald Sutherland, William H. Macy Panic is a 2000 American movie, starring William H. Macy, Neve Campbell, Donald Sutherland and John Ritter.

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Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel John Ritter, Marilu Henner, Mark Pellegrino Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel is a 2000 comedy film directed by Julia Jay Pierrepont III.

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A Gun, a Car, a Blonde Billy Bob Thornton, John Ritter, Paula Marshall

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Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best John Ritter Movies
Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up Randy Quaid, John Ritter, Charles Shaughnessy Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up is a 2006 direct-to-DVD animated adventure children's film directed by Jeff Buckland and produced by Playhouse Disney and Cartoon Pizza. It is a feature-film for the ...more

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For Hope Dana Delany, John Ritter, Louie Anderson For Hope is a 1996 ABC TV movie starring Dana Delany and directed by Bob Saget. Based on Saget's sister Gay, the movie showed the experience of a young woman fatally afflicted with the disease ...more

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Manhood Janeane Garofalo, Tom Arnold, John Ritter Manhood is a 2003 comedy film directed by Bobby Roth and starring Nestor Carbonell, John Ritter and Janeane Garofalo.

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Love Thy Neighbor John Ritter, Penny Marshall, Lukas Haas Love Thy Neighbor is a film directed by Tony Bill.

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Loss of Faith John Ritter, Daphne Zuniga Los of Faith is 1997 tv film directed by Allan A. Goldstein.

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Nuncrackers John Ritter, Rue McClanahan, Teri Gibson Nuncrackers is a 2001 Musical Comedy film written by Dan Goggin and directed by Dan Goggin and David Stern.

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Gramps Andy Griffith, John Ritter Gramps is a 1995 film directed by Bradford May.

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Hacks Lisa Kudrow, Tom Arnold, John Ritter Hacks is a 1997 film written and directed by Gary Rosen. The film premiered at the AFI Los Angeles Film Festival.