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List of Harold Ramis Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Ghostbusters (1984)
22
2
Ghostbusters
TV-PG
22
2

Three parapsychologists, fired from their job, establish Ghostbusters, a paranormal investigation and elimination service. Their business booms but an EPA inspector is sure that they are frauds and hence puts them behind bars. However, when New York is besieged by an ancient Sumerian God Gozer, it is the trio who are called upon to save the city. 

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Dr. Egon Spengler
Director:
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy
2. Groundhog Day (1993)
18
2
Groundhog Day
PG
18
2

Phil, a TV weatherman at a local station in Pennsylvania is charming on screen, but off screen, he does not treat people nicely. However, his life takes a turn when, while covering an annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, he gets caught in a time loop and ends up living the same day repeatedly.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Harold Ramis
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Star Cast:
Andie MacDowell, Brian Doyle-Murray, Michael Shannon, Bill Murray, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay - Original
3. Animal House (1978)
16
2
Animal House
R
16
2

The sex-comedy revolves around the lives of freshmen Larry Kroger and Kent Dorfman who join the notorious Faber College Delta Tau Chi House, after being rejected by the more prestigious Omega Theta Pi. But they have to survive College Dean Vernon Wormer who is conspiring with the Omegas to have the Deltas removed. 

As:
Writer
Director:
John Landis
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John Belushi, Donald Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Mark Metcalf, Stephen Furst, Tom Hulce, Mary Louise Weller
4. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
17
2
National Lampoon's Vacation
TV-14
17
2

Clark Grisworld decides to take his family on a cross-country car trip from Chicago to Southern California amusement park Walley World. The family have numerous adventures along the way including a falling out, the death of a family member, getting lost in the desert and Clark becoming infatuated with a beautiful woman driving a red Ferrari. 

As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Harold Ramis
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy
5. Caddyshack (1980)
17
2
Caddyshack
R
17
2

Danny Noonan, a young caddy, intends to bag the prestigious caddy scholarship offered by the Bushwood Country Club. For this, he has to impress the arrogant Judge Elihu Smails, the co-owner of the club. Al Czervik, a loud construction tycoon wants to purchase the club and gets into a conflict with Smails. Meanwhile, the golf course ground keeper is troubled by a rampaging gopher.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Harold Ramis
Genres:
Sport, Comedy
Star Cast:
6. The Rodney Dangerfield Special: I Can't Take It No More (1983)
13
2
The Rodney Dangerfield Special: I Can't Take It No More
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself / Various
Director:
Walter C. Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
7. As Good as It Gets (1997)
13
2
As Good as It Gets
PG-13
13
2

Melvin Udall, a popular romance novelist has OCD and is rude to everyone around. His routine life is shaken when his neighbour is assaulted and he is entrusted to take care of his dog. Moreover, the only waitress who puts up with his nuisance in the restaurant he visits is ready to leave the job to take care of her critically ill son.

As:
Cast
Director:
James L. Brooks
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
8. High Fidelity (2000)
11
2
High Fidelity
R
11
2

Rob Gordon, a struggling vinyl record store owner and compulsive list-maker, is yet again ditched by his current girlfriend Laura for refusing to commit. He decides to make a list of his top five breakups and seeks out his previous partners in an attempt to understand his failures in making those relationships work.

As:
Cast
Director:
Stephen Frears
Genres:
Music, Comedy, Romance, Drama
9. Stripes (1981)
13
2
Stripes
R
13
2

After losing his job and girlfriend, John Winger, with friend Russell Ziskey, joins army, to have some fun. Instead, they’ve to face grueling training with drill sergeant, Sergeant Hulka, but pretty MPs Stella and Louise compensate for the ordeal. Chosen front-man of a platoon of army-misfits, they inadvertently end up rescuing their platoon from behind the enemy line while testing an assault vehicle.  

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Russell
Director:
Genres:
War, Comedy
10. My Suicide (2009)
11
2
My Suicide
11
2
As:
Producer
Director:
David Lee Miller
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
David Carradine, Mariel Hemingway, Brooke Nevin, Nora Dunn, Michael Welch
11. Knocked Up (2007)
11
2
Knocked Up
R
11
2

Alison Scott goes to a night club to celebrate her promotion and ends up having a one night stand with reckless pothead Ben Stone that results in pregnancy. Deciding to keep the baby despite possible negative implications in her life and job, she tracks down Ben who, a big baby himself, tries his best to support her.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
12. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
11
2
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
R
11
2

A young Dewey Cox accidentally kills his brother with a machete. The trauma makes him develop an affinity for playing blues. Dewey grows up to become a drug-fuelled, alcoholic, but massively successful musician. While a final machete duel with his father awaits him, he must also sort through his messy life to find what really matters. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Jake Kasdan
Genres:
Music, Comedy
13. Stealing Home (1988)
10
2
Stealing Home
PG-13
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alan Appleby
Director:
Steven Kampmann, William Porter
Genres:
Romance, Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Mark Harmon, Jodie Foster, Helen Hunt, Blair Brown, Mark Harmon
14. Analyze This (1999)
11
2
Analyze This
R
11
2

Ben Sobel is a psychiatrist about to get remarried whose wish to get a challenging patient is granted when mob boss Paul Vitti visits him after having frequent emotional breakdowns. Ben is soon contacted by the FBI and gets his wedding ceremony interrupted by his new patient, who needs to fix his problem within two weeks.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Harold Ramis
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
15. Back to School (1986)
14
2
Back to School
PG-13
14
2

A self-made wealthy but uneducated businessman Thornton Melon decides to enroll himself as freshman to encourage his dispirited son, Jason. to continue his college studies. With big parties and right connections, Thornton becomes popular, and manages to get his schoolwork done by others. But then realizing that money can’t buy him education, he works on his degree to lift his son’s morals.

As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Alan Metter
Genres:
Sport, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
16. Meatballs (1979)
11
2
Meatballs
PG
11
2

Rudy is an 11 year old child having low self-esteem issues. He is sent to an average summer camp by his father. He meets the counselor who tries to gain his confidence and encourages him to break out of his shell.

As:
Writer
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch, Russ Banham, Kristine DeBell
17. Ghostbusters II (1989)
11
2
Ghostbusters II
TV-PG
11
2

Despite saving New York City from demigod Gozer earlier, the Ghostbusters were forced to disband following myriads of property damage lawsuits. They come out of retirement to again help Dana Barrett after her son becomes the target of a demonic plot threatening the entire city, but they must first fight against the law and the government.

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Dr. Egon Spengler
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
18. The Last Kiss (2006)
10
2
The Last Kiss
R
10
2

The story revolves around a young couple and their friends, all struggling with relationship issues. One among them is Michael, whose live-in-girlfriend is ten weeks pregnant. However, he is not ready for such responsibilities and feels scared. Matters go out of hand when he becomes infatuated with a college girl. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
20. Baby Boom (1987)
11
2
Baby Boom
PG
11
2

JC Wiatt is a young urban woman living in Manhattan, who is quite committed to her demanding and high-profile job.  Her life takes a turn when she discovers that a long-lost cousin has passed away, and has left her a baby girl as inheritance.

As:
Cast
Role:
Steven Buchner
Director:
Charles Shyer
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
23. Airheads (1994)
9
2
Airheads
PG-13
9
2

The story revolves around three aspiring rock musicians’ determination to make it big. Unable to have their tape heard by producers they sneak into a radio station; but when the manager reacts negatively they pull out water pistols, which look real, and demand airplay, unaware that somebody has already informed the police.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Lehmann
Genres:
Comedy, Music, Crime
24. Multiplicity (1996)
11
2
Multiplicity
PG-13
11
2

Due to not having enough time for the things in his life, a man is offered the opportunity to create clones of himself. Things get even messier however, as each of the clones have a different personality.

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Harold Ramis
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Romance, Comedy
25. Bedazzled (2000)
9
2
Bedazzled
PG-13
9
2

Being a shy person, Elliot Richardson finds it difficult to express his feelings to co-worker, Alison Gardner, whom he loves. Sensing his predicament, the bewitching Devil offers him seven wishes in return for his soul. As his wishes get fulfilled, he finds a catch in each, and decides to opt out. So, does he finally get the woman of his dreams? 

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Harold Ramis
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Hurley, Brendan Fraser, Brian Doyle-Murray, Frances O'Connor, Orlando Jones
27. Analyze That (2002)
10
2
Analyze That
R
10
2

Fearful of the mental condition of the mobster Paul Vitti, incarcerated at Sing Song Prison, the authorities decide to release him in the custody of his psychiatrist Ben Sobel. Although initially reluctant to take up the responsibility, Sobel finally takes him home and on his advice Paul finds a series of regular jobs, none of which lasts long. His old gang is also after him.  

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Harold Ramis
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Demetri Martin, Robert De Niro, Lisa Kudrow, Billy Crystal, Joe Viterelli, Cathy Moriarty
29. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
10
2
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Lamont Johnson
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Molly Ringwald, Andrea Marcovicci, Ernie Hudson, Michael Ironside, Peter Strauss
30. Armed and Dangerous (1986)
10
2
Armed and Dangerous
PG-13
10
2
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Mark L. Lester
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Jonathan Banks, Meg Ryan, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Robert Loggia, Kenneth McMillan
31. The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (2002)
9
2
The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest
PG-13
9
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Mick Jackson
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Rosario Dawson, Adam Garcia, Jake Busey, Enrico Colantoni, Ethan Suplee
32. Ghostbusters (2016)
8
1
Ghostbusters
PG-13
8
1

The remake of the 1984 classic Ghostbusters, follows paranormal researchers Abigail Yates, Erin Gilbert, Jilian Holtzman, and Patty Tolan. They take up the mantle of the Ghostbusters to stop occultist Rowan North who is summoning an army of deadly ghosts to bring an end to the world. 

As:
Writer
Director:
Paul Feig
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy
33. Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
8
1
Stuart Saves His Family
PG-13
8
1
As:
Director
Director:
Harold Ramis
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Phil Hartman, Shirley Knight, Harris Yulin, Vincent D'Onofrio, Al Franken
34. Year One (2009)
9
1
Year One
PG-13
9
1

After Zed, the hunter, is expelled from his tribe, his friend Oh, the gatherer, decides to join him on a historical journey. During their travel, the two meet some Biblical characters including Cain and Abel. On reaching the city of Sodom, they find that the two women of their tribe, whom they love, are now enslaved. Can the two rescue the girls?

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Harold Ramis
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy
36. Caddyshack II (1988)
7
1
Caddyshack II
PG
7
1

Caddyshack II is a comedy film which tells the story of a real estate tycoon who is extremely annoyed after a snobbish country club denies him membership. He decides to take revenge by purchasing the club and turning it into an amusement park.

As:
Writer
Director:
Allan Arkush
Genres:
Sport, Comedy
Star Cast:
37. Meatballs III: Summer Job (1986)
5
1
Meatballs III: Summer Job
R
5
1
As:
Writer
Director:
George Mendeluk
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Charles Durning, Patrick Dempsey, Al Waxman, Shannon Tweed, Sally Kellerman, Isabelle Mejias
38. The Ghostbusters of New Hampshire: Spilled Milk (2010)
13
2
The Ghostbusters of New Hampshire: Spilled Milk
13
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Kevin James
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jonathan St. Pierre, Pat Harmon, Kevin James, Jim Boucher, Derek Dandurand
39. Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance (2012)
10
2
Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Bob Hercules
Genres:
History, Biography, Documentary
Star Cast:
Sasha Anawalt, Gerald Arpino, Charthel Arthur, Dermot Burke, Fabrice Calmels
40. Stork Day (2004)
10
2
Stork Day
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Giulio Manfredonia
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Asunción Balaguer, Antonio Albanese, Fabio De Luigi, Goya Toledo, Pepón Nieto
41. The Richard Lewis 'I'm in Pain' Concert (1985)
10
2
The Richard Lewis 'I'm in Pain' Concert
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Witness
Director:
Charles Braverman
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
Richard Lewis, Billy Crystal, Richard Dimitri, Joe Penny
42. The Real Ghostbusters (2011)
9
2
The Real Ghostbusters
9
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Clint Orr, Bill Wilder
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Clint Orr, Harry Valentine, Katie Causey, T.J. Rawls, Brandon Shorter

TV Movie(s)

2. The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me (1982)
11
2
The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me
11
2
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Walter C. Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Aretha Franklin, Valerie Perrine, Charles 'Honi' Coles
4. TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards (1976)
7
1
TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards
7
1
As:
Writer
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Michael Douglas, Brian Doyle-Murray, Rona Barrett, Ronee Blakley, Verna Fields
5. The Best of SCTV (1988)
12
2
The Best of SCTV
12
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Paul Flaherty, Jim Blake
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin, John Candy, Don Lake, John Hemphill
6. Atlanta (2007)
11
2
Atlanta
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Harold Ramis
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Leslie Bibb, Freddie Prinze Jr., John Billingsley, Lili Asvar, Stephen DeCordova
7. The Inspector General (2000)
9
2
The Inspector General
9
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Arvin Brown
Star Cast:
Virginia Madsen, Jordy Cernik, David Hutchison, Victor Samuel Lopez, Crystal Michelle

Animation(s)

The Real Ghost Busters (1986)
The Real Ghost Busters
TV-Y7
As:
Writer
Director:
Will Meugniot, Stan Phillips, Richard Raynis, Masakazu Higuchi
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Family, Animation, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Dave Coulier, Frank Welker, Dan Aykroyd, Maurice LaMarche, Arsenio Hall
Heavy Metal (1981)
Heavy Metal
R
Plot:

Heavy Metal is an animated adult comedy adventure film, which revolves around an evil glowing green orb which travels through space and time, spreading violence as well as discord.    

As:
Cast
Director:
Gerald Potterton, John Bruno, John Halas
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Eugene Levy, John Candy, Don Francks, Al Waxman
Rover Dangerfield (1991)
Rover Dangerfield
G
Plot:

Rover is a street dog owned by a Las Vegas showgirl. However, her partner throws him off the Hoover Dam. Rover survives but ends up on a farm. He soon starts to work there and is exposed to the harsh life.

As:
Writer
Director:
James L. George, Bob Seeley
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Animation
Star Cast:
Rodney Dangerfield, Ronnie Schell, Dana Hill, Tress MacNeille, Susan Boyd

TV Shows and Videos

Second City TV (1976)
Second City TV
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Director:
George Bloomfield, John Blanchard, Milad Bessada
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Martin Short, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis, Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara
Extreme Ghostbusters: Code Ecto-1 (2002)
Extreme Ghostbusters: Code Ecto-1
As:
Writer
Director:
Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy, Adventure
Extreme Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Invasion (2004)
Extreme Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Invasion
As:
Writer
Director:
Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure, Action
Ghostbusters: Station 6 (2017)
Ghostbusters: Station 6
As:
Writer
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Brent Huff, Kelly Perine, Chris Kato, Veronica Rosa Ray, Joey Sinko
Delta House (1979)
Delta House
As:
Writer
Director:
Hollingsworth Morse, Carl Gottlieb, Joshua White
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Michelle Pfeiffer, James Widdoes, Stephen Furst, Bruce McGill, John Vernon
Ghostbusters (1986)
Ghostbusters
As:
Writer
Director:
Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, David Crane
Genres:
Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Action
The Ice Harvest: Alternate Endings (2006)
The Ice Harvest: Alternate Endings
As:
Director
Director:
Harold Ramis
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Ghostbusters II
As:
Writer
Director:
Jeffrey Tunnell
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Star Cast:
Annie Potts
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime (2011)
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
As:
Writer
Director:
Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Tom Waltz
Genres:
Adventure, Action

Harold Ramis Awards

BAFTA Awards
Groundhog Day Best Screenplay - Original 1994