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What are the best Ron Howard movies and TV shows?

If you don't know who Ron Howard is, you definitely should. He has been responsible for making some of the most beloved movies in Hollywood for decades now. He actually started out as a child actor in the 1960s TV show, The Andy Griffith Show. He quickly followed that up with a lead role in the coming-of-age film American Graffiti. Then came Happy Days, in which he played Richie Cunningham and where Howard pretty much solidified himself as a household name in show business. Apart from TV, he also starred in a few films such as the comedy film Grand Theft Auto, which also marked his directorial debut.

Thus began his long and illustrious career as a filmmaker and director. Let's discuss some of his best work, shall we? The turn of the 20th century was really the time where Howard found his stride as a director, starting with the Christmas comedy How the Grinch Stole Christmas back in 2000. Then, came A Beautiful Mind in 2001, a film that he would win an Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture for. Howard has made some incredible films throughout the years and we've made a list for you guys to check out. Below are some of the best Ron Howard movies and TV shows that are definitely worth seeing if you haven't yet.

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  1. 1Solo: A Star Wars Story

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    Solo: A Star Wars Story is one of the more recent Ron Howard films that came out in 2018. It chronicles how Han Solo and Chewbacca first meet as well as their encounter with Lando Calrissian before joining the rebellion.

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  1. 2A Beautiful Mind

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    A Beautiful Mind is one of Ron Howard's earliest films in his career as a director. Based on the real-life story of John Nash, the film tells the story of a brilliant mathematician who accepts work as a secret cryptographer.

  2. 3The Da Vinci Code

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    The Da Vinci Code is an action mystery film from director Ron Howard and is based on the controversial series of books by author Dan Brown. It centers around a murder and the series of event that could shake the foundations of Christianity itself.

  1. 4Angels & Demons

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    Angels & Demons is the follow-up to 2006's The Da Vinci Code and a film directed by Ron Howard as well. A terrorist attack threatens the safety of the Vatican and its people during one of the most significant event within the church.

  2. 5Cinderella Man

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    Cinderella Man is a Ron Howard film and is based on the life and story of James J. Braddock. It tells the story of a boxer in 1930s America, supposedly a wash-up, who came back and became a champion and an inspiration to the people.

  3. 6In the Heart of the Sea

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    In the Heart of the Sea is a film distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Released in 2015, In the Heart of the Sea was directed by Ron Howard and features Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, and Cillian Murphy in the lead roles.

  4. 7Inferno (2016)

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    Inferno is a mystery thriller film directed by Ron Howard. Released in 2016, this movie was based on the Dan Brown novel with the same title. It starred Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Ben Foster, and Omar Sy.

  5. 8Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a Chirstmas comedy film directed by Ron Howard. Released in 2000, the movie was based on the popular children's picture book. It starred Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor, and Christine Baranski.

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    June 13, 2018
    "At first, I was hesitant to watch this movie because it attacks some people's beliefs and their religion. However, after watching The Da Vinci Code, I caught a glimpse of possible scenarios concerning Christianity and its past and future. But then, this is just a movie and filmed for entertainment. And on that premise, I can honestly say that I loved the movie. Fast-paced and unpredictable. Great cast and a superb director."
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    Anonymous
    June 13, 2018
    "It's too early to say whether Solo: A Star Wars Story would be the best Ron Howard film of all time. Box office-wise, this could be his top-grosser. That being said, the film is enjoyable to watch and a great addition to the growing universe of Star Wars. And if this is any indication, I would say Solo could end up Howard's best film ever."
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    June 13, 2018
    "This is possibly Russel Crowe's best performance after Gladiator and I thoroughly enjoyed watching A Beautiful Mind. John Nash is a great man with his inner demon and Crowe brought it out magnificently on screen. I didn't know it was helmed by Ron Howard until I stumbled into this site. And now I want to get a copy of this film!"
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    Anonymous
    June 13, 2018
    "Ron Howard did a great job on Cinderella Man. Not only because of the fight scenes. He captures the real story of the Great Depression. Russel Crowe and Renee Zellweger brought their characters to life with their performances. Oh, Paul Giamatti was also great in this one. 5 stars for me!"
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    Anonymous
    June 13, 2018
    "Well, the first two Robert Langdon films worked so it's not surprising that Inferno will also be a good film? Tom Hanks really owned Langdon and it seemed that Dan Brown created this character with Tom Hanks in mind. With Ron Howard, this movie would make many more "best list.""
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    Anonymous
    June 2, 2018
    "Ron Howard has truly emerged as on of the greatest film makers of our time and his offering In the Heart of the Sea offers more proof to support this statement. Strikingly beautiful, In the Heart of the Sea is a sweeping epic that is very well cast and acted. Two thumbs up."
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    Anonymous
    June 13, 2018
    "Well, Jim Carrey was in his element in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas so it is an indication that the movie itself would be good. But it wouldn't be half as good, in my opinion, if another director took this project. Ron Howard brought the book to life!"
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    Anonymous
    June 13, 2018
    "Tom Hanks is back as Robert Langdon. Angels & Demons follows the tradition of The Da Vinci Code with its fast-paced action and unpredictable twist. Forget about what you know about religion and just watch this film."
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This list is about What are the best Ron Howard movies and TV shows
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Solo: A Star Wars StoryMovies 12 Paid
2A Beautiful MindMovies 10 Paid
3The Da Vinci CodeMovies 10 Paid
4Angels & DemonsMovies 8 Paid
5Cinderella ManMovies 6 Paid
6In the Heart of the SeaMovies 3 Paid
7Inferno (2016)Movies 3 Paid
8Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole ChristmasMovies 2 Paid
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