Best Movies of Ron Howard

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 204 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: $170.71M

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.


Rush (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 195 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 75 | Earnings: $26.90M

The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.


Apollo 13 (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 173 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 77 | Earnings: $172.07M

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.


Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 165 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $213.77M

During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.


Cinderella Man (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 164 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $61.64M

The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.


Frost/Nixon (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 162 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 80 | Earnings: $18.59M

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.


Parenthood (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 159 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $100.05M

The Buckmans are a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse.


The Da Vinci Code (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 148 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 46 | Earnings: $217.54M

A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.


Ransom (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 146 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 60 | Earnings: $136.45M

When a multimillionaire man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money as a reward for the capture of the kidnappers.


Splash (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 142 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $69.80M

A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is.


Angels & Demons (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 139 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 48 | Earnings: $133.38M

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.


Cocoon (1985)

Aggregate Rating: 138 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $76.10M

When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigour.


Willow (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 133 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 47 | Earnings: $57.27M

A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.


In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 130 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 47 | Earnings: $24.99M

A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.


The Missing (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 122 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $26.90M

In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo.


Far and Away (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 121 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 49 | Earnings: $58.88M

A young Irish couple flee to the States, but subsequently struggle to obtain land and prosper freely.


Inferno (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 121 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 42 | Earnings: $34.26M

When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 120 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 46 | Earnings: $260.03M

On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town.


Gung Ho (1986)

Aggregate Rating: 112 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 48 | Earnings: $36.61M

When a Japanese car company buys an American plant, the American liaison must mediate the clash of work attitudes between the foreign management and native labor.


Edtv (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 111 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 48 | Earnings: $22.36M

A video store clerk agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a television show.



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