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

If you think the best Ryan O'Neal role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Ryan O'Neal performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List includes Love Hate Love, People I Know and more.

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Notable directors that have worked with Ryan O'Neal include names like Stanley Kubrick, John Whitesell and James Burrows.

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Ryan O'Neal, Leonard Rossiter, Hardy Krüger
Barry Lyndon is a 1975 British-American period drama film written, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the 1844 novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray. It ...more

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Barbra Streisand, Randy Quaid, Madeline Kahn
What's Up, Doc? is a 1972 screwball comedy film released by Warner Bros., directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, and Madeline Kahn in her first feature film ...more

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Tatum O'Neal, Randy Quaid, Madeline Kahn
Paper Moon is a 1973 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and released by Paramount Pictures. Screenwriter Alvin Sargent adapted the script from the novel Addie Pray by Joe ...more

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Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ryan O'Neal
Love Story is a 1970 romantic drama film written by Erich Segal, who also authored the best-selling novel of the same name. It was directed by Arthur Hiller and starred Ryan O'Neal, Ali MacGraw, ...more

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Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford
A Bridge Too Far is a 1977 epic film based on the 1974 book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan, adapted by William Goldman. It was produced by Joseph E. Levine and Richard P. Levine and directed ...more

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Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ryan O'Neal
The Driver is a 1978 crime film written and directed by Walter Hill, starring Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, and Isabelle Adjani. Based upon similarities in plot elements, it is heavily influenced by ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Cybill Shepherd, Mary Stuart Masterson
Chances Are is a 1989 romantic comedy film directed by Emile Ardolino and starring Cybill Shepherd, Robert Downey, Jr., Ryan O'Neal, and Mary Stuart Masterson. The original music score was ...more

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Jacqueline Bissett, Ryan O'Neal, Ned Beatty
The Thief Who Came to Dinner is a 1973 comedy film directed by Bud Yorkin and based on the novel by Terrence Lore Smith. The film stars Ryan O'Neal and Jacqueline Bisset, with Charles Cioffi, ...more

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Candice Bergen, Ray Milland, Ryan O'Neal
Oliver's Story, the sequel to Love Story, is a 1978 film based on an Erich Segal novel published a year earlier. It was directed by John Korty and again starred Ryan O'Neal, this time opposite ...more

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Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Rory Calhoun
The Main Event is a 1979 comedy starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal, written by Gail Parent and directed by Howard Zieff. The film received negative reviews from critics, but was among the ...more

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Cher, Amber Smith, Ryan O'Neal
Faithful is a comedy film, directed by Paul Mazursky and starring Cher, Chazz Palminteri and Ryan O'Neal. Palminteri wrote the screenplay, which is an adaptation of his stage play of the same ...more

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Isabella Rossellini, Penn Jillette, Ryan O'Neal
Tough Guys Don't Dance is a 1987 crime mystery comedy-drama film written and directed by Norman Mailer based on his novel of the same name. It is a murder mystery/film noir piece that was ...more

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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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William Holden, Ryan O'Neal, Karl Malden
Wild Rovers is a 1971 American Western film directed by Blake Edwards and starring William Holden and Ryan O'Neal. Originally intended as a three-hour epic, it was heavily edited and changed by ...more

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The Man Upstairs Katharine Hepburn, Ryan O'Neal
The Man Upstairs is a film directed by George Schaefer released on December 2, 1992.

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Ben Stiller, Kim Dickens, Ryan O'Neal
Zero Effect is a 1998 mystery film written and directed by Jake Kasdan. It stars Bill Pullman as "the world's most private detective" Daryl Zero and Ben Stiller as his assistant Steve ...more

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Snoop Dogg, Bo Derek, Giuliana Rancic
Malibu's Most Wanted is a 2003 comedy film written by and starring Jamie Kennedy and co-starring Taye Diggs, Anthony Anderson, Blair Underwood, Regina Hall, Damien Dante Wayans, Ryan O'Neal and ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Sharon Stone, Shelley Long
Irreconcilable Differences is a 1984 comedy-drama film starring Ryan O'Neal, Shelley Long, and Drew Barrymore. The film was a minor box office success, making over $12 million. For their ...more

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Al Pacino, Kim Basinger, Téa Leoni
People I Know is a 2002 crime drama film directed by Daniel Algrant and stars Al Pacino, Kim Basinger, and Téa Leoni.

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The List Mädchen Amick, Ryan O'Neal, Ben Gazzara

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Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg, Naomi Campbell
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn is a 1998 comedy film. The film was critically panned, winning five awards at the 1998 Golden Raspberry Awards. The film had an estimated budget of $10 ...more

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John Hurt, Bridget Fonda, Ryan O'Neal
Partners is a gay-themed buddy comedy, starring Ryan O'Neal and John Hurt as a mismatched pair of cops.

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Ryan O'Neal, Catherine Hicks, Chad Everett
Fever Pitch is a 1985 American film starring Ryan O'Neal, and written and directed by Richard Brooks. This turned out to be the final film for Brooks, director of such acclaimed pictures as ...more

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Ashton Kutcher, Ryan Reynolds, Ellen Pompeo
Coming Soon is a 1999 American romantic comedy film and is also Ashton Kutcher's debut role.

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Sam Elliott, Ryan O'Neal, Charles Aznavour
The Games is a 1970 film based on the Hugh Atkinson novel and adapted to the screen by Erich Segal. It was directed by Michael Winner. The plot concerned four marathon competitors at a ...more