Movies directed by Ron Howard

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Angels & Demons

The term "godawful" should be used sparingly in connection with motion pictures. With Angels & Demons, however, it seems oddly appropriate. Not only does this prequel-turned-sequel to The Da Vinci Code make its predecessor seem like a masterw...

Run Time: 2:14
U.S. Release Date: 2009-05-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, ...
Apollo 13

For those too young to recall the tragic events of November 22, 1963, one of the most stark and enduring images of a lifetime came on a frigid afternoon in January 1986 when the Space Shuttle Challenger blew up while skyrocketing heavenward. By th...

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 1995-06-30
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, ...
Beautiful Mind, A

A Beautiful Mind is a beautifully written, effectively acted, and meticulously crafted effort that is likely to remind many viewers of a simple axiom: a movie doesn't have to be groundbreaking to be compelling. Originality is a prized commodity beca...

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: 2001-12-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Russell Crowe, Anthony Rapp, Josh Lucas, ...
Cinderella Man

Consider Cinderella Man to be a Depression era Rocky. While that may at first seem like a glib way to describe Ron Howard's rags-to-riches boxing drama, a careful examination of the storyline reveals numerous similarities between this drama and Sy...

Run Time: 2:24
U.S. Release Date: 2005-06-03
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Connor Price, ...
Da Vinci Code, The

Perhaps a better title for The Da Vinci Code might be Much Ado about Nothing. When you boil away the hype and hysteria, all that remains is a pedestrian murder mystery that isn't sufficiently challenging or scandalous to raise anyone's hackles. I...

Run Time: 2:29
U.S. Release Date: 2006-05-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellan, ...
Dilemma, The

Ron Howard is unquestionably an A-list director, and his credentials are impeccable. When a filmmaker of Howard's status has a movie tossed into theaters during garbage time (January/February or August), it results in raised eyebrows and generates ...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2011-01-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, ...
EDtv

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Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 1999-03-26
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: COMEDY/ROMANCE
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Ellen DeGeneres, ...
Frost/Nixon

"Never let the facts get in the way of a good story," or so the saying goes. With Frost/Nixon, director Ron Howard and playwright/screenwriter Peter Morgan have taken this precept to heart. With this movie, a fictionalized account of real events,...

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Release Date: 2008-12-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, ...
How the Grinch Stole Christmas

For more than three decades, How the Grinch Stole Christmas has been a holiday season television staple. The 22-minute cartoon, based on the book by Dr. Seuss and narrated by Boris Karloff, has enchanted multiple generations of children (not to me...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2000-11-17
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: FAMILY
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, ...
In the Heart of the Sea

If you go to see Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea, you will get two movies for the price of one.  The first is a rousing deep sea adventure about a ship venturing into rarely-traveled waters in search of one of the era’s most val...

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2015-12-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Disturbing Themes)
Genre: Adventure
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, ...