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List of all movies directed by Ron Howard ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Ron Howard are listed here and include movie posters and Ron Howard movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Ron Howard as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Ron Howard movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Ron Howard film is can be factored into this list.

From Ron Howard's studio films to Ron Howard's independent films, this Ron Howard filmography keeps tabs on all Ron Howard movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

This list has everything from A Beautiful Mind to Cinderella Man.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Ron Howard direct?” or “who is Ron Howard?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by Ron Howard?” and “what's a good selection of good Ron Howard movies?”

If you're wanting to get into Ron Howard films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent Ron Howard works.

All Ron Howard director credits are included. This list of every movie that Ron Howard has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Ron Howard movie is and which actors starred in the Ron Howard film.

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Clint Eastwood and Angelina Jolie are among the many great actors who have worked on a Ron Howard movie. We have lists of the best movies directed by Oliver Stone and George Lucas too, which you might like if you're a fan of Ron Howard.

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Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris 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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A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ron Howard
Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, 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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Steve Guttenberg, Clint Howard, Brian Dennehy 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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Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti Cinderella Man is a 2005 American drama film by Ron Howard, titled after the nickname of heavyweight boxing champion James J. Braddock and inspired by his life story. The film was produced by ...more

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Backdraft is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ron Howard
Robert De Niro, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh Backdraft is a 1991 action thriller film directed by Ron Howard and written by Gregory Widen. The film stars Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca De Mornay, ...more

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Tom Hanks, John Candy, Daryl Hannah Splash is a 1984 American fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Ron Howard, written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, and starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, Eugene Levy, and Dody ...more

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Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Brendan Gleeson 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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Mel Gibson, Liev Schreiber, Rene Russo Ransom is a 1996 American crime thriller film written by Richard Price & Alexander Ignon and directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Brawley Nolte, Gary Sinise, Delroy ...more

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Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin, Bryce Dallas Howard Parenthood is a 1989 comedy-drama film with an ensemble cast that includes Steve Martin, Tom Hulce, Rick Moranis, Martha Plimpton, Joaquin Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, ...more

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Val Kilmer, Kevin Pollak, Warwick Davis Willow is a 1988 American fantasy film directed by Ron Howard, produced and with a story by George Lucas, and starring Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh, and Billy Barty. ...more

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Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde Rush is a 2013 biographical sports film directed by Ron Howard. The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl).

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Jim Carrey, Anthony Hopkins, Bryce Dallas Howard Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 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 ...more

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Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, Audrey Tautou The Da Vinci Code is a 2006 American mystery-thriller film produced by John Calley and Brian Grazer and directed by Ron Howard. The screenplay was written by Akiva Goldsman and adapted from Dan ...more

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Kevin Costner, Shannen Doherty, Michael Keaton 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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Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Val Kilmer The Missing is a 2003 American Revisionist Western thriller film directed by Ron Howard, based on Thomas Eidson's 1996 novel The Last Ride. The film is set in 1885 New Mexico Territory is ...more

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Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, Michael Sheen 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 Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård Angels & Demons is a 2009 American thriller film directed by Ron Howard and based on Dan Brown's novel of the same name. It is the sequel to the 2006 film, The Da Vinci Code, also directed ...more

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Marisa Tomei, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close The Paper is a 1994 American comedy-drama film directed by Ron Howard and starring Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Marisa Tomei, Randy Quaid and Robert Duvall. It received an Academy Award ...more

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Michael Keaton, John Turturro, Clint 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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Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum 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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Solo: A Star Wars Story is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ron Howard
starwarssuperfan added Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke Solo: A Star Wars Story, or simply Solo, is a 2018 American space Western film directed by Ron Howard. Before joining the Rebellion, a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) has adventures with his ...more

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Ron Howard, Clint Howard, Marion Ross Grand Theft Auto is a 1977 American comedy road movie directed by Ron Howard. It was Howard's feature film directorial debut and features himself as Sam Freeman and Nancy Morgan as Paula Powers ...more

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Matthew McConaughey, Elizabeth Hurley, Ellen DeGeneres 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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The Da Vinci Code: Bonus Material Jean-Pierre Marielle, Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen

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Javier Bardem The Dark Tower is a 2013 fantasy horror sci-fi film written by Stephen King and directed by Ron Howard.

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Tom Hanks The Lost Symbol is an upcoming film written by Danny Strong and directed by Mark Romanek.

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Clint Howard, Charles Martin Smith, Dean Scofield Cotton Candy is a 2007 comedy film written and directed by Ron Howard.

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Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Chevy Chase Presidential Reunion is an American comedy Web short directed by Ron Howard and stars Saturday Night Live cast members who parodied Presidents Ford to Obama. The skit was released onto the Funny ...more

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Jay-Z: Made in America Made in America is a 2013 American documentary film, directed by Ron Howard, about the music festival of the same name founded by Jay-Z. It was screened in the Mavericks section at the 2013 ...more