Search results for "Ron Howard"


A Beautiful Mind (2001) RT 75% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jun 2002

At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Ed Harris  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Christopher Plummer

Rush (2013) RT 89% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 2014

A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Daniel Brühl  •  Chris Hemsworth  •  Olivia Wilde  •  Alexandra Maria Lara

Angels and Demons (2009)

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon investigates a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers evidence of the unimaginable, the rebirth of an ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Ayelet Zurer  •  Stellan Skarsgård

Apollo 13 (1995) RT 95% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Sep 2004

The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Bill Paxton  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Gary Sinise

Cinderella Man (2005) RT 80% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Dec 2005

Cinderella Man is the story of a boxer in the 1920’s who after his retirement has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state. The film ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Craig Bierko

Far and Away (1992) RT 50% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jun 1998

A young man (Cruise) leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter (Kidman) after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big giveaway in Oklahoma ca. ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Thomas Gibson  •  Robert Prosky

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (2000)

Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Taylor Momsen  •  Jeffrey Tambor  •  Christine Baranski

Night Shift (1982) RT 95% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jun 2001

A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Henry Winkler  •  Michael Keaton  •  Shelley Long  •  Gina Hecht

Parenthood (1989)

The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Tom Hulce  •  Rick Moranis  •  Martha Plimpton

Ransom (1996) RT 75% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jan 2002

When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Gary Sinise  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Rene Russo




The Da Vinci Code (2006) RT 25% / Audience 57%

DVD release: Nov 2006

When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor Robert Langdon and cryptographer Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Ian McKellen  •  Paul Bettany

The Missing (2003) RT 58% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Feb 2004

When rancher and single mother of two Maggie Gilkeson sees her teenage daughter, Lily, kidnapped by Apache rebels, she reluctantly accepts the help of her estranged father, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Thriller • Western
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Jenna Boyd

The Paper (1994) RT 88% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Nov 1998

Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Robert Duvall  •  Glenn Close  •  Marisa Tomei

Splash (1984)

A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Eugene Levy  •  John Candy

Grand Theft Auto (1977) RT 25% / Audience 35%

DVD release: Nov 2006

A rich girl steals her dad's Rolls Royce and heads off to Las Vegas to get married. However, her angry parents, a jealous suitor, and a bunch of reward seekers are determined ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Ron Howard  •  Nancy Morgan  •  Elizabeth Rogers  •  Barry Cahill

EDtv (1999) RT 63% / Audience 29%

DVD release: Aug 1999

Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Sally Kirkland  •  Jenna Elfman

Cocoon (1985) RT 80% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Jun 2004

A group of aliens return to earth to take back some cocoons of their people they left behind from an earlier trip. They kept the recovered cocoons in the swimming pool of a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Steve Guttenberg  •  Tahnee Welch  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Don Ameche

Gung Ho (1986) RT 35% / Audience 46%

DVD release: Jul 2002

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Gedde Watanabe  •  George Wendt  •  Mimi Rogers

Cotton Candy (1978)

1970's made-for-TV movies about high school teens embroiled in rock band drama have formed a sub-genre that holds immeasurable hypnotic powers over a lot of my generation. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Charles Martin Smith  •  Clint Howard  •  Leslie King  •  Mark Wheeler