The Best Ricky Schroder Movies

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

If you think the best Ricky Schroder role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Ricky Schroder 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 in it, from A Reason to Live to Detention: The Siege at Johnson High.

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Ricky Schroder has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Parker Stevenson and Scott Baio in terms of fame and success.

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  • The Champ
    1
    Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder
    57 votes
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli
    Billy (Jon Voight) used to be a great boxer, but he's settled into a hardscrabble life that revolves around drinking, training horses, and the one bright spot in his existence -- his young son, T.J. (Ricky Schroder). Although Billy has had custody of T.J. since his wife, Annie (Faye Dunaway), left the family years ago, her return prompts a new struggle for the former fighter. Determined to hold on to T.J., Billy gets back into the ring to try and recapture his past success.

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  • Lonesome Dove
    2
    Anjelica Huston, Timothy Scott, Robert Duvall
    53 votes
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Simon Wincer
    In the sweeping landscape of television dramas, few can compare to the epic tale woven in Lonesome Dove. Set against the backdrop of the American West, this Emmy Award-winning miniseries masterfully delves into the lives and relationships of its richly drawn characters. The series follows former Texas Rangers Augustus "Gus" McCrae (Robert Duvall) and Woodrow F. Call (Tommy Lee Jones) as they embark on a perilous cattle drive from Texas to Montana. Along the way, viewers are treated to a compelling narrative that explores themes of friendship, loyalty, and the harsh realities of frontier life. With its top-tier performances and stunning cinematography, Lonesome Dove remains a timeless classic that continues to resonate with audiences today.

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  • Return to Lonesome Dove
    3
    36 votes
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Mike Robe
    Woodrow Call returns to Hat Creek Ranch.

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  • The Earthling
    4
    William Holden, Ricky Schroder, Jack Thompson
    41 votes
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Peter Collinson
    Diagnosed with a terminal form of cancer, Patrick Foley (William Holden) has returned to his native Australia to die in the peace and quiet of the wilderness. His simple plan is complicated, however, when he meets Shawn Daley (Ricky Schroder), a young boy who has just lost his parents in an accident, and takes him under his wing. Located far from any civilization, Patrick continues on his mission, but decides to teach Shawn the skills that he'll need to survive after his mentor is dead.

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  • Crimson Tide
    5
    Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, George Dzundza
    25 votes
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Tony Scott
    Crimson Tide, a gripping drama set against the backdrop of global conflict, explores the tension-filled relationship between two naval officers aboard a U.S. nuclear submarine. The seasoned Captain Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman) and his new executive officer Lt. Commander Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington) find themselves in a bitter power struggle as a potential nuclear disaster looms. As the world teeters on the brink of war, the fate of humanity rests in their hands. This film is a riveting exploration of leadership, duty, and the harrowing reality of war beneath the sea. It garnered multiple award nominations, cementing its place in cinematic history.

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  • A Son's Promise
    6
    Stephen Dorff, Ricky Schroder, Veronica Cartwright
    25 votes
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: John Korty