All of Ron Howard’s Movies Ranked

Ron Howard, successful child actor who become one of Hollywood’s top directors, but even though true movie nerds know his work, he isn’t as well known as a lot of his peers. So we correlated his scores from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd to get an aggregate score…. let the ranking begin…..
Career Average Rating: 6.54 / 10
Total Career Box Office: $ 4,486,892,143
Total Career Profit or [Loss]:  $ 2,855,690,143
Average Career Return on Every $1 Spent: $ 4.03
Total Combined Production Budgets: $ 1,631,202,000
Average Profit or [Loss] per film : $ 114,227,606
The Dilemma (2011) Backdrop
27 – The Dilemma (2011)
Two best friends. Nothing could come between them… or could it?
IMDb: 5.30
RT Users: 2.90
Letterboxd: 4.28
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4.16 /10
Comedy | Drama
Directed by: Ron Howard
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Longtime friends Ronny and Nick are partners in an auto-design firm. They are hard at work on a presentation for a dream project that would really launch their company. Then Ronny spots Nick’s wife out with another man, and in the process of investigating the possible affair, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. As the presentation nears, Ronny agonizes over what might happen if the truth gets out.
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Worldwide Box Office Gross:  $ 69,721,966.00
Production Budget:  $ 70,000,000.00
Profit or (loss):  $ (278,034.00)
Return on Every $1 Spent:  $ 0.99
26 – Grand Theft Auto (1977)
See the greatest cars in the world destroyed!
IMDb: 5.40
RT Users: 3.50
Letterboxd: 5.58
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4.83 /10
Comedy
Directed by: Ron Howard
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Paula Powers (Nancy Morgan) wants to marry her boyfriend, Sam Freeman (Ron Howard), but her affluent family wants their daughter to pair up with someone wealthier than Sam. When Paula’s father Bigby (Barry Cahill) accuses Sam of gold digging, Paula steals a luxury car from her parents and heads toward Las Vegas with her lover. The couple hope to marry there, but soon run into trouble: Bigby has offered a large cash sum to anyone who finds his daughter, and the result is a massive car chase.
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Worldwide Box Office Gross:  $ 15,000,000
Production Budget:  $ 602,000
Profit or (loss):  $ 14,398,000
Return on Every $1 Spent:  $ 24.92
25 – Edtv (1999)
Fame. Be careful. It’s out there.
IMDb: 6.10 / 10
RT Users: 3.00 / 10
Letterboxd: 5.50 / 10
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4.87 /10
Comedy
Directed by: Ron Howard
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In a desperate attempt to boost ratings, a cable channel decides to document the life of someone on a daily basis and air the footage as a show. That lucky someone turns out to be Ed Pekurny (Matthew McConaughey), a laid-back video-store clerk. While the TV series makes Ed an overnight celebrity, it also begins to wreak havoc on his personal life, complicating his relationship with his new girlfriend, Shari (Jenna Elfman), and causing tension with his brother, Ray (Woody Harrelson).
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Worldwide Box Office Gross:  $ 35,242,897
Production Budget:  $ 80,000,000
Profit or (loss):  $ (44,757,103)
Return on Every $1 Spent:  $ 0.44
24 – Gung Ho (1986)
When East meets West, the laughs shift into high gear!
IMDb: 6.30 / 10
RT Users: 4.60 / 10
Letterboxd: 5.76 / 10
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5.55 /10
Comedy | Drama
Directed by: Ron Howard
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When a western Pennsylvania auto plant is acquired by a Japanese company, brokering auto worker Hunt Stevenson faces the tricky challenge of mediating the assimilation of two clashing corporate cultures. At one end is the Japanese plant manager and the sycophant who is angling for his position. At the other, a number of disgruntled long-time union members struggle with the new exigencies of Japanese quality control.
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Worldwide Box Office Gross:  $ 36,611,610
Production Budget:  $ 13,000,000
Profit or (loss):  $ 23,611,610
Return on Every $1 Spent:  $ 2.82
23 – Inferno (2016)
His greatest challenge. Humanity’s last hope.
IMDb: 6.20 / 10
RT Users: 3.60 / 10
Letterboxd: 7.50 / 10
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5.77 /10
Mystery  |  Thriller  |   Drama |  Action
Directed by: Ron Howard
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Famous symbologist on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world’s population
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Worldwide Box Office Gross:  $ 220,021,259
Production Budget:  $ 75,000,000
Profit or (loss):  $ 145,021,259
Return on Every $1 Spent:  $ 2.93
22 – The Missing (2003)
How far would you go, how much would you sacrifice to get back what you have lost?
IMDb: 6.50 / 10
RT Users: 5.00 / 10
Letterboxd: 6.06 / 10
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5.85 /10
Thriller  |  Western  |  Adventure
Directed by: Ron Howard
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When rancher and single mother of two Maggie Gilkeson (Cate Blanchett) sees her teenage daughter, Lily (Evan Rachel Wood), kidnapped by Apache rebels, she reluctantly accepts the help of her estranged father, Samuel (Tommy Lee Jones), in tracking down the kidnappers. Along the way, the two must learn to reconcile the past and work together if they are going to have any hope of getting Lily back before she is taken over the border and forced to become a prostitute.
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Worldwide Box Office Gross:  $ 38,364,277
Production Budget:  $ 65,000,000
Profit or (loss):  $ (26,635,723)
Return on Every $1 Spent:  $ 0.59
21 – Splash (1984)
Allen Bauer Thought He’d Never Find The Right Woman… He Was Only Half Wrong!
IMDb: 6.30 / 10
RT Users: 5.70 / 10
Letterboxd: 6.06 / 10
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6.02 /10
Comedy   | Fantasy  |  Romance
Directed by: Ron Howard
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This story begins in 1959, when a young boy saved from drowning by a beautiful mermaid, 20 years later, hefalls in love with her when she returns to seek him out. Before he can choose between life on dry land or a deep sea paradise with his dream woman, the lovers are rudely interrupted by the intervention of a scheming scientist.
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Worldwide Box Office Gross:  $ 69,821,334
Production Budget:  $ 10,000,000
Profit or (loss):  $ 59,821,334
Return on Every $1 Spent:  $ 6.98
20 – In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Based on the incredible true story that inspired Moby Dick
IMDb: 6.90 / 10
RT Users: 5.70 / 10
Letterboxd: 6.08 / 10
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6.09 /10
Thriller | Drama | Adventure | Action | History
Directed by: Ron Howard
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Ron Howard helms this adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick’s historical novel about the harrowing high-seas encounter that inspired Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. In 1820, crewmen (Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy) aboard the New England vessel Essex face a harrowing battle for survival when a whale of mammoth size and strength attacks with force, crippling their ship and leaving them adrift in the ocean. Pushed to their limits and facing storms, starvation, panic and despair, the survivors must resort to the unthinkable to stay alive. 
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Worldwide Box Office Gross:  $ 93,920,758
Production Budget:  $ 100,000,000
Profit or (loss):  $ (6,079,242)
Return on Every $1 Spent:  $ 0.94
19 – How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
He puts the mean in green.
IMDb: 6.20 / 10
RT Users: 5.60 / 10
Letterboxd: 6.52 / 10
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6.11 /10
Family  |   Comedy |  Fantasy
Directed by: Ron Howard
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In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen).
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Worldwide Box Office Gross:  $ 345,823,032
Production Budget:  $ 123,000,000
Profit or (loss):  $ 222,823,032
Return on Every $1 Spent:  $ 2.81
18 – The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Seek the truth
IMDb: 6.60 / 10
RT Users: 5.70 / 10
Letterboxd: 6.02 / 10
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6.11 /10
Thriller  |  Mystery
Directed by: Ron Howard
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Ron Howard takes on an adaptation of Dan Brown’s hugely successful 2003 novel. A murder in Paris’ Louvre Museum and cryptic clues in some of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery. For 2,000 years a secret society closely guards information that — should it come to light — could rock the very foundations of Christianity.
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Worldwide Box Office Gross:  $ 760,006,945
Production Budget:  $ 125,000,000
Profit or (loss):  $ 635,006,945
Return on Every $1 Spent:  $ 6.08
17 – Angels & Demons (2009)
The holiest event of our time. Perfect for their return.
IMDb: 6.70 / 10
RT Users: 5.70 / 10
Letterboxd: 6.04 / 10
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6.15 /10
Thriller  |  Mystery
Directed by: Ron Howard
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Following the murder of a physicist, Father Silvano Bentivoglio, a symbolist, Robert Langdon, and a scientist, Vittoria Vetra, are on an adventure involving a secret brotherhood, the Illuminati. Clues lead them all around the Vatican, including the four altars of science, Earth, Air, Fire and Water. An assassin, working for the Illuminati, has captured four cardinals, and murders each, painfully. Robert and Vittoria also are searching for a new very destructive weapon that could kill millions
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Worldwide Box Office Gross:  $ 485,930,816
Production Budget:  $ 150,000,000
Profit or (loss):  $ 335,930,816
Return on Every $1 Spent:  $ 3.24
16 – Far and Away (1992)
What they needed was a country big enough for their dreams.
IMDb: 6.60 / 10
RT Users: 6.20 / 10
Letterboxd: 6.00 / 10
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6.27 /10
Adventure  |  Drama   | Romance  |  Western
Directed by: Ron Howard
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A young man leaves Ireland with his landlord’s daughter after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big giveaway in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new land, they find jobs and begin saving money. The man becomes a local barehands boxer, and rides in glory until he is beaten, then his employers steal all the couple’s money and they must fight off starvation in the winter, and try to keep their dream of owning land alive. Meanwhile, the woman’s parents find out where she has gone and have come to America to find her and take her back.
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Worldwide Box Office Gross:  $ 137,783,840
Production Budget:  $ 60,000,000
Profit or (loss):  $ 77,783,840
Return on Every $1 Spent:  $ 2.30
15 – Cocoon (1985)
Beyond the innocence of youth, and the wisdom of age, lies the wonder of… Cocoon
IMDb: 6.70 / 10
RT Users: 6.00 / 10
Letterboxd: 6.32 / 10
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6.34 /10
Comedy  |  Drama  |  Science Fiction
Directed by: Ron Howard
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Oscar-winning fantasy in which the residents of a Florida rest home get a new lease of life when they stumble across an alien “fountain of youth” in a disused holiday home. Unbeknown to them, aliens have been using the swimming pool in the house to store their cocooned brethren, giving the waters a powerful, rejuvenating quality.
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Worldwide Box Office Gross:  $ 85,313,124
Production Budget:  $ 17,500,000
Profit or (loss):  $ 67,813,124
Return on Every $1 Spent:  $ 4.88