AMC Movie List

Ron Howard’s Best Movies

From thrillers to sci-fi to romance, Howard has covered it all. How do you rank the director’s top flicks?

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1 Apollo 13
"Houston, we have a problem." Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon play the astronauts of the infamous, real-life space mission.
2309 20475
2 Splash
It’s The Little Mermaid's Ariel meets New York City in this romantic comedy starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah.
2179 20189
3 The Da Vinci Code
Tom Hanks headlines in this adaptation of the best-selling novel that questions Christianity via secret societies, symbolism and the Mona Lisa.
2159 19919
4 A Beautiful Mind
This drama starring Russell Crowe scored Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director (Ron Howard).
181 14435
5 Cinderella Man
In this underdog tale, a former fighter (Russel Crowe) returns to boxing in order to support his family during the Great Depression.
107 16623
6 Cocoon
A group of elderly friends (featuring Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn) find the fountain of youth in a swimming pool inhabited by aliens.
96 8884
7 Parenthood
Steve Martin and Dianne Wiest star in this comedy about the chaos and insurmountable joys of of bringing up kids.
62 13248
8 Ransom
In this remake of the 1956 film, a man (Mel Gibson) takes matters into his own hands in order to rescue his kidnapped son.
-1076 17890
9 Backdraft
Firefighter Kurt Russell and investigator Robert De Niro hunt down a mysterious arsonist setting fires throughout Chicago.
-1145 17553
10 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Jim Carrey stars as the furry, green anti-holiday villain in Howard’s CGI film of Seuss’s classic Christmas tale.
-2263 3265