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The Best Ricky Schroder Movies

Updated September 24, 2019 1.0k votes 280 voters 22.9k views27 items

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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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    The Andromeda Strain

    Viola Davis, Christa Miller

    Released2008

    Directed byMikael Salomon

    The Andromeda Strain is a 2008 science fiction miniseries, based on the novel of the same name published in 1969 by Michael Crichton about a team of scientists who investigate a deadly disease of...  more
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    Lonesome Dove

    Anjelica Huston, Timothy Scott

    Released1989

    Directed bySimon Wincer

    Lonesome Dove is a 1989 American epic Western adventure television miniseries directed by Simon Wincer. It is a four part adaptation of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Larry...  more

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    The Champ

    Faye Dunaway, Jon Voight

    Released1979

    Directed byFranco Zeffirelli

    The Champ is a 1979 remake, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, of the 1931 Academy Award-winning film of the same name which was directed by King Vidor. It stars Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, and Ricky...  more

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    Released1993

    Directed byMike Robe

    Return to Lonesome Dove, written by John Wilder, is a TV miniseries involving characters created in Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning western novel Lonesome Dove first aired November 14–17,...  more

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    #143 of 401 The Best Western Movies Ever Made#44 of 101 The Best Western TV Shows

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    Across the Tracks

    Brad Pitt, Ricky Schroder

    Released1991

    Directed bySandy Tung

    Across the Tracks is a 1991 American independent film drama about track and field. It was directed and written by Sandy Tung....  more
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    Blood Done Sign My Name

    Ricky Schroder, Michael Rooker

    Released2010

    Directed byJeb Stuart

    Blood Done Sign My Name is 2010 drama film written and directed by Jeb Stuart....  more
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    Out on the Edge

    Richard Jenkins, Kelli Williams

    Released1989

    Directed byJohn Pasquin

    Out on the Edge is a 1989 film directed by John Pasquin....  more
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    Too Young the Hero

    Mary-Louise Parker, Ricky Schroder

    Released1988

    Directed byBuzz Kulik

    Too Young the Hero is a 1988 television movie starring Rick Schroder. It premiered on CBS on March 27, 1988. The film tells the true story of a 12-year old boy who forges his mother's signature to...  more
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    Black Cloud

    Tim McGraw, Ricky Schroder

    Released2004

    Directed byRicky Schroder

    Black Cloud is a 2004 American film directed and written by Rick Schroder....  more
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    Little Lord Fauntleroy

    Patrick Stewart, Alec Guinness

    Released1980

    Directed byJack Gold

    Little Lord Fauntleroy is a 1980 film directed by Jack Gold....  more
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    There Goes My Baby

    Mark Ruffalo, Anne Archer

    Released1994

    Directed byFloyd Mutrux

    There Goes My Baby is a 1994 coming-of-age film written and directed by Floyd Mutrux and starring Dermot Mulroney, Rick Schroder, Noah Wyle, Lucy Deakins, and Kelli Williams. Told from the point of...  more
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    Ebenezer

    Jack Palance, Ricky Schroder

    Released1997

    Directed byKen Jubenvill

    Ebenezer is a 1998 Canadian television production re-telling of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol with Jack Palance giving a performance as Ebenezer Scrooge, á la Western genre. Palance,...  more
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    The Earthling

    William Holden, Ricky Schroder

    Released1980

    Directed byPeter Collinson

    The Earthling is a drama film starring William Holden and Ricky Schroder. It was filmed in 1979 in Australia, and released there in 1980. Peter Collinson directed this film and died of cancer shortly...  more
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    Consequence

    Ricky Schroder, Lola Glaudini

    Released2003

    Directed byAnthony Hickox

    Consequence is a 2003 film directed by Anthony Hickox....
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    Detention: The Siege at Johnson High

    Henry Winkler, Freddie Prinze

    Released1997

    Directed byMichael W. Watkins

    Detention: The Siege at Johnson High is a 1997 drama thriller TV-movie based on the 1992 Lindhurst High School shooting and siege that resulted in the death of four people. The film was written by...  more
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    Murder at Devil's Glen

    Tara Reid, Ricky Schroder

    Released1999

    Directed byPaul Shapiro

    Murder at Devil's Glen is a 1999 drama thriller film written by Eric Harlacher and directed by Paul Shapiro....
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    Poolhall Junkies

    Christopher Walken, Rod Steiger

    Released2002

    Directed byMars Callahan

    Poolhall Junkies is a 2002 drama thriller film written, starring and directed by Mars Callahan. The film also stars Alison Eastwood, Michael Rosenbaum, Rick Schroder, Rod Steiger, Chazz Palminteri,...  more
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    Face of Terror

    Eric Balfour, Ricky Schroder

    Released2004

    Directed byBryan Goeres

    Face of Terror is a 2004 action-drama film directed by Bryan Goeres....
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    Journey to the Center of the Earth

    Peter Fonda, Victoria Pratt

    Released2008

    Directed byT.J. Scott

    Journey to the Center of the Earth is a 2008 television film shot on location in and around Vancouver in the summer of 2007. It is very loosely based on the novel of the same name by Jules Verne. It...  more
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    14 Hours

    Kris Kristofferson, JoBeth Williams

    Released2005

    Directed byGregg Champion

    14 Hours is a 2005 medical emergency docudrama produced for the TNT Network and starring JoBeth Williams. The film was set in Houston, Texas and filmed in Vancouver, Canada. Based on true-life events...  more
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    The Lost Battalion

    Ricky Schroder, Jay Rodan

    Released2001

    Directed byRussell Mulcahy

    The Lost Battalion is a true 2001 made-for-television film about the Lost Battalion of World War I, which was cut off and surrounded by German forces in the Argonne Forest during the Meuse-Argonne...  more
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    A Son's Promise

    Stephen Dorff, Ricky Schroder

    Released1990

    Directed byJohn Korty

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    Crimson Tide

    Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1995

    Directed byTony Scott

    Crimson Tide is a 1995 American submarine film directed by Tony Scott. On a U.S. nuclear missile sub, a young First Officer (Denzel Washington) stages a mutiny, to prevent his trigger happy Captain...  more

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    The Stranger Within

    Kate Jackson, Ricky Schroder

    Released1990

    Directed byTom Holland

    The Stranger Within is a 1990 made-for-TV thriller film directed by Tom Holland, and starring Rick Schroder and Kate Jackson....  more
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    A Reason to Live

    Peter Fonda, Ricky Schroder

    Released1985

    Directed byPeter Levin

    A Reason to Live is a 1985 television film directed by Peter Levin....  more