With 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.