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Top 5: Ron Howard Films (Directed)


Top 5With Rush releasing to extremely positive critical acclaim in theaters today, it’s time we took a look at Ron Howard‘s body of work.  It seems odd that Opie and Richie Cunningham grew up to become one of the most successful and powerful directors in Hollywood, but then these days simply not becoming a felon after being a child star is a huge accomplishment.  Since 1977’s Grand Theft Auto, he’s built a solid body of work including one of my five favorite films of all-time.  He also proved that skinny pasty redheads can be awesome narrarators too as he served as the voice behind (and guest star in the fourth season) Arrested Development.  But focusing on his work behind the camera, these are my five favorite of his films.

1. Apollo 13 (1995)
Apollo 13
2. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
John Nash, Ron Howard, a Beautiful mind, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly
3. Ransom (1996)
Ransom, Mel Gibson
4. Frost/Nixon (2008)
David Frost, Richard Nixon, Michael Sheen, Frank Langhella
5. Cinderella Man (2005)
Cinderella Man, Russell Crowe


3 thoughts on “Top 5: Ron Howard Films (Directed)”

  1. I think Howard CAN be a great director with the right material and cast. Both Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind are very much director’s films and two of the best films of the last fifteen years. He also does a lot of crap. I think Cocoon is ok; it never really struck me one way or the other, but The Grinch is an abomination. No director was going to make that a good movie. Ok, having flashbacks, ack no NO, jamming a fork in my eye. DAMN YOU OPIE!!!


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