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The Best Ryan O'Neal Movies  

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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.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Ryan O'Neal movies?" and "What are the greatest Ryan O'Neal roles of all time?"

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

Released: 1975

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

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

Released: 1972

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

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

Released: 1973

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

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

Released: 1970

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

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

Released: 1977

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

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

Released: 1978

Directed by: Walter Hill

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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Jacqueline Bissett, Ryan O'Neal, Ned Beatty

Released: 1973

Directed by: Bud Yorkin

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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Robert Downey Jr., Cybill Shepherd, Mary Stuart Masterson

Released: 1989

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

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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Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Rory Calhoun

Released: 1979

Directed by: Howard Zieff

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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Isabella Rossellini, Penn Jillette, Ryan O'Neal

Released: 1987

Directed by: Norman Mailer

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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Cher, Amber Smith, Ryan O'Neal

Released: 1996

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

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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Candice Bergen, Ray Milland, Ryan O'Neal

Released: 1978

Directed by: John Korty

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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William Holden, Ryan O'Neal, Karl Malden

Released: 1971

Directed by: Blake Edwards

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

Released: 1992

Directed by: George Schaefer

The Man Upstairs is a film directed by George Schaefer released on December 2, 1992.
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Burt Reynolds, Tatum O'Neal, Stella Stevens

Released: 1976

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

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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Snoop Dogg, Bo Derek, Giuliana Rancic

Released: 2003

Directed by: John Whitesell

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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John Hurt, Bridget Fonda, Ryan O'Neal

Released: 1982

Directed by: James Burrows

Partners is a gay-themed buddy comedy, starring Ryan O'Neal and John Hurt as a mismatched pair of cops.
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Ben Stiller, Kim Dickens, Ryan O'Neal

Released: 1998

Directed by: Jake Kasdan

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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Al Pacino, Kim Basinger, Téa Leoni

Released: 2002

Directed by: Daniel Algrant

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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Ryan O'Neal, Fred Gwynne, Jack Warden

Released: 1981

Directed by: Andrew Bergman

So Fine is a 1981 comedy film written and directed by Andrew Bergman. The original music score was composed by Ennio Morricone. O'Neal was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award as Worst Actor ...more
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Mädchen Amick, Ryan O'Neal, Ben Gazzara

Released: 2000

Directed by: Sylvain Guy

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Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg, Naomi Campbell

Released: 1997

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

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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Drew Barrymore, Sharon Stone, Shelley Long

Released: 1984

Directed by: Charles Shyer

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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Ryan O'Neal, Catherine Hicks, Chad Everett

Released: 1985

Directed by: Richard Brooks

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

Released: 2008

Directed by: Sopon Sukdapisit, Colette Burson

Coming Soon is a 1999 American romantic comedy film and is also Ashton Kutcher's debut role.