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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.

"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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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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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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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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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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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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Problem Child is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best John Ritter Movies
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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Lauren Graham, Billy Bob Thornton, Cloris Leachman
Bad Santa is a 2003 American Christmas black comedy film directed by Terry Zwigoff, and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, and Lauren Graham, with Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, and ...more
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gramps Andy Griffith, John Ritter
Gramps is a 1995 film directed by Bradford May.
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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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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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Patrick Swayze, John Ritter, Susan Dey
The Comeback Kid is a 1980 television film.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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