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List of John Ritter Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Sling Blade (1996)
16
2
Sling Blade
R
16
2

Mildly retarded Karl Childer was a victim of parental abuse. He has been living in a mental asylum since the age of twelve for killing his mother and her lover with a single blade. Now he is deemed fit and on being released moves to his home town, where he befriends a twelve year old boy called Frank, his mother Linda and her gay friend. However, this is not liked by Linda’s abusive boyfriend. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Vaughan Cunningham
Genres:
Drama
2. The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show (1982)
13
2
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show
13
2

The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show is a comedy show which revolves around Miss Piggy, who hosts her own variety show, where John Ritter, George Hamilton and Tony Clifton are guest stars. Over some time, a romantic triangle develops between Piggy, Ritter and Hamilton. Things soon get complicated when Miss Piggy is upset and angry to learn that her show is not the first episode of a continuing series, but only a TV special.

As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Jim Henson
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Andy Kaufman, Frank Oz, George Hamilton, Jim Henson
3. The Other (1972)
15
3
The Other
PG
15
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Mulligan
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Victor French, Diana Muldaur, Uta Hagen, Chris Udvarnoky
4. Noises Off... (1992)
14
3
Noises Off...
PG-13
14
3

Member of a theatre group fumble while giving their performances due to lack of professionalism and petty off-stage issues. But what follows is chaos, levity and amusement.

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Bogdanovich
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Christopher Reeve, Michael Caine, Marilu Henner, Carol Burnett, Denholm Elliott, Julie Hagerty
5. Bad Santa (2003)
13
2
Bad Santa
13
2

Alcoholic Willie T. Soke and his dwarf partner Marcus Skidmore are professional con-men who take jobs as Santa and his elf assistant in shopping malls during Christmas before robbing them at night. However, this year takes an unusual turn after he befriends a dimwitted and gullible young boy and raises the suspicion of the mall guard.

As:
Cast
Director:
Terry Zwigoff
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Crime
6. Skin Deep (1989)
33
2
Skin Deep
R
33
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Zach
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Vincent Gardenia, Joel Brooks, Julianne Phillips, Alyson Reed
7. Panic (2000)
12
2
Panic
R
12
2

Alex is a married hitman, who is going through a mid-life crisis. He wants to get out of the family business, but his father doesn’t want him to. Therefore he decides to visit a therapist to undergo counseling. His life takes a turn  after he meets a neurotic 23 year-old-woman, for whom he develops feelings. Things get complicated when his father informs that his next target is the therapist he has been seeing.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Josh Parks
Director:
Henry Bromell
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
8. They All Laughed (1981)
10
3
They All Laughed
PG
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Charles Rutledge
Director:
Peter Bogdanovich
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ben Gazzara, Audrey Hepburn, Patti Hansen, Dorothy Stratten
10. Scandalous John (1971)
12
5
Scandalous John
G
12
5

Scandalous John is a western romantic comedy film which tells the story of John, an old ranch owner, who likes to live life according to his own wishes. He is forced to fight a lone battle against people who want to invade his land.

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Butler
Genres:
Family, Western, Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Brian Keith, Simon Oakland, Alfonso Arau, Michele Carey
11. The Stone Killer (1973)
10
2
The Stone Killer
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Winner
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Charles Bronson, Shelley Winters, Norman Fell, Paul Koslo, Martin Balsam
12. Hero at Large (1980)
11
2
Hero at Large
PG
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Steve Nichols
Director:
Martin Davidson
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bert Convy, Kevin Bacon, Anne Archer, Harry Bellaver, Kevin McCarthy
15. The Barefoot Executive (1971)
10
3
The Barefoot Executive
G
10
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Butler
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kurt Russell, Harry Morgan, Joe Flynn, Wally Cox
16. Real Men (1987)
13
3
Real Men
PG-13
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Bob Wilson
Director:
Dennis Feldman
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jim Belushi, Barbara Barrie, Bill Morey, Isa Jank
18. Stay Tuned (1992)
12
2
Stay Tuned
PG
12
2

Roy is a salesman, who spends majority of his free time watching TV.  One day, Spike, a TV salesman convinces him to buy a satellite dish offering 666 channels. However, it seems that Spike is actually an emissary of the devil, and the TV sucks Roy and his wife into a hellish realm. For 24 hours, they will now need to survive devilish parodies of several TV programs.

As:
Cast
Role:
Roy Knable
Director:
Peter Hyams
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Pam Dawber, Eugene Levy, Jeffrey Jones, David Tom, Heather McComb
19. Terror Tract (2000)
9
2
Terror Tract
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bob Carter
Director:
Clint Hutchison, Lance W. Dreesen
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Bryan Cranston, Allison Smith, David DeLuise, Kim Correll, Kelli Mix
20. Bride of Chucky (1998)
9
1
Bride of Chucky
R
9
1

Bride of Chucky is a comedy horror film, which tells the story of two possessed dolls, as they head to New Jersey in order to look for an amulet, which will help them in regaining their human form. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Ronny Yu
Genres:
Comedy, Horror
Star Cast:
Jennifer Tilly, Alexis Arquette, Katherine Heigl, Brad Dourif, Nick Stabile
21. Problem Child (1990)
9
1
Problem Child
PG
9
1

Problem Child is a comedy film which revolves around Ben Healy and his wife, who are unable to conceive. Therefore, they decide to adopt Junior, a seven-year-old boy. However, his mischievous nature soon drives them crazy.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jr. Benjamin 'Ben' Healy
Director:
Dennis Dugan
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gilbert Gottfried, Amy Yasbeck, Jack Warden, Michael Oliver
22. Shadow of Doubt (1998)
8
1
Shadow of Doubt
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Randal Kleiser
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Tom Berenger, Melanie Griffith, Craig Sheffer, Huey Lewis
23. Wholly Moses! (1980)
8
1
Wholly Moses!
PG
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Gary Weis
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor, Dom DeLuise, James Coco, Laraine Newman, Jack Gilford
24. Americathon (1979)
8
1
Americathon
PG
8
1

This 1979 comedy film depicts the America of 1998 where the government is going bankrupt, and faces the threat of foreclosure by wealthy Native Americans. In a desperate attempt to raise money, President Chet Roosevelt, with the help of a TV consultant, organizes Americathon, a 30 day telethon to raise $400 billion. However, there are some who don’t want this to succeed. 

As:
Cast
Role:
President Chet Roosevelt
Director:
Neal Israel
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Meat Loaf, John Carradine, Jay Leno, Fred Willard, George Carlin, Peter Riegert, Harvey Korman
25. Problem Child 2 (1991)
11
2
Problem Child 2
PG-13
11
2

Problem Child 2 is a comedy film which tells the story of Junior, a mischievous young boy, who deliberately wreaks havoc wherever he goes. His life takes a turn when he meets a girl who is as mischievous as him.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ben Healy
Director:
Brian Levant
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Gilbert Gottfried, Laraine Newman, Amy Yasbeck, Jack Warden, Michael Oliver
28. Man of the Year (2002)
10
2
Man of the Year
10
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Bill
Director:
Straw Weisman, Tamara Friedman, Andy Goldberg, David Roy, Jonathan Tydor
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jade Carter, Brian Cousins, Luis Daniel Ponce, Adria Dawn
29. A Gun, a Car, a Blonde (1997)
8
1
A Gun, a Car, a Blonde
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Duncan / The Bartender
Director:
Stefani Ames
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Billy Bob Thornton, Jim Metzler, Kay Lenz, Victor Love
32. Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel (2000)
8
1
Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Christian Therapist
Director:
Julia Jay Pierrepont III
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Michelle Phillips, Marilu Henner, Arthur Hiller, Mark Pellegrino, Leslie Jordan, Erin Chandler
33. Tripfall (2000)
5
3
Tripfall
R
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Williams
Director:
Serge Rodnunsky
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Eric Roberts, Rachel Hunter, Tyler Cole Malinger, Christina Ann Moore

TV Movie(s)

3. Leave Yesterday Behind (1978)
13
2
Leave Yesterday Behind
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Paul Stallings
Director:
Richard Michaels
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Robert Urich, Buddy Ebsen, Carrie Fisher, Ed Nelson, Carmen Zapata
4. The Night That Panicked America (1975)
11
2
The Night That Panicked America
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Joseph Sargent
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Bosley, Meredith Baxter, Michael Constantine, Eileen Brennan, Cliff De Young
5. In Love with an Older Woman (1982)
13
2
In Love with an Older Woman
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Robert
Director:
Jack Bender
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jeff Altman, Robert Mandan, Karen Carlson, Jamie Rose
6. Love Thy Neighbor (1984)
12
3
Love Thy Neighbor
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Danny Loeb
Director:
Tony Bill
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bert Convy, Penny Marshall, Cassie Yates, Constance McCashin
7. The Comeback Kid (1980)
11
2
The Comeback Kid
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bubba Newman
Director:
Peter Levin
Genres:
Sport, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Patrick Swayze, Kim Fields, Doug McKeon, Jeremy Licht, Susan Dey
8. Sunset Limousine (1983)
9
2
Sunset Limousine
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alan O'Black
Director:
Terry Hughes
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Martin Short, Paul Reiser, Susan Dey, Audrie Neenan
9. Pray TV (1982)
11
2
Pray TV
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom McPherson
Director:
Robert Markowitz
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Kiley, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Ned Beatty, Louise Latham
10. Living Seas (1986)
12
3
Living Seas
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Host
Director:
Ken Ehrlich
Star Cast:
Laura Branigan, Simon Le Bon, Bob Ballard, Scott Carpenter
11. The Last Fling (1987)
15
2
The Last Fling
PG
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Phillip Reed
Director:
Corey Allen
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mario Lopez, Scott Bakula, Connie Sellecca, Shannon Tweed, Randee Heller, John Bennett Perry
12. The Dreamer of Oz (1990)
16
2
The Dreamer of Oz
16
2
As:
Cast
Role:
L. Frank Baum
Director:
Jack Bender
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Family, Biography
Star Cast:
Jason Ritter, David Schramm, Charles Haid, Annette O'Toole
13. Dead Man's Gun (1997)
12
2
Dead Man's Gun
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry McDonacle
Director:
Joseph L. Scanlan, Brad Turner, Neill Fearnley
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Kris Kristofferson, Teryl Rothery, Jay Brazeau, April Telek
14. A Smoky Mountain Christmas (1986)
12
3
A Smoky Mountain Christmas
12
3
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Henry Winkler
Genres:
Fantasy, Music
Star Cast:
Dolly Parton, Lee Majors, Anita Morris, Danny Cooksey, Dan Hedaya
15. Prison for Children (1987)
12
3
Prison for Children
12
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Larry Peerce
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Josh Brolin, Raphael Sbarge, Kenneth Ransom, Jonathan Chapin
16. Unnatural Causes (1986)
14
2
Unnatural Causes
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Coleman
Director:
Lamont Johnson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alfre Woodard, Patti LaBelle, John Vargas, Frederick Allen
17. For Hope (1996)
11
2
For Hope
11
2
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Bob Saget
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rae Dawn Chong, Dana Delany, Polly Bergen, Harold Gould, Tracy Nelson
18. Lethal Vows (1999)
17
3
Lethal Vows
17
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. David Farris
Director:
Paul Schneider
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Megan Gallagher, Marg Helgenberger, Lawrence Dane, Jessica Bowman
19. A Child's Wish (1997)
10
2
A Child's Wish
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ed Chandler
Director:
Waris Hussein
Genres:
Drama, Sport, Biography
Star Cast:
Anna Chlumsky, Sarah Chalke, Tess Harper, Karl David-Djerf
20. Unforgivable (1996)
13
3
Unforgivable
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Paul Hegstrom
Director:
Graeme Campbell
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kevin Dunn, Harley Jane Kozak, Gina Philips, Susan Gibney
21. Letting Go (1985)
12
2
Letting Go
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alex
Director:
Jack Bender
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Keanu Reeves, Peter Dvorsky, Sharon Gless, Joe Cortese
22. Tricks of the Trade (1988)
12
2
Tricks of the Trade
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jack Bender
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Cindy Williams, James Whitmore Jr., Markie Post, Scott Paulin
23. My Brother's Wife (1989)
11
2
My Brother's Wife
PG
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Barney
Director:
Jack Bender
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mel Harris, Dakin Matthews, David Byron, Lee Weaver
24. It Came from the Sky (1999)
10
2
It Came from the Sky
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Donald Bridges
Director:
Jack Bender
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Christopher Lloyd, Kevin Zegers, Yasmine Bleeth, JoBeth Williams
25. Chance of a Lifetime (1998)
12
2
Chance of a Lifetime
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Maguire
Director:
Deborah Reinisch
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Katey Sagal, Jean Stapleton, Stan Ivar, Kim Delgado, David Naughton
26. The Colony (1995)
16
2
The Colony
PG-13
16
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Rick Knowlton
Director:
Rob Hedden
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Hal Linden, Marshall R. Teague, Mary Page Keller, Todd Jeffries
27. Heartbeat (1993)
16
2
Heartbeat
16
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bill Grant
Director:
Michael Miller
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Michael Lembeck, Kevin Kilner, Polly Draper, Nancy Morgan
28. The Summer My Father Grew Up (1991)
10
2
The Summer My Father Grew Up
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Paul
Director:
Michael Tuchner
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Matthew Lawrence, Karen Young, Margaret Whitton, Joe Spano
29. Holy Joe (1999)
10
2
Holy Joe
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Cass
Director:
Larry Peerce
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Meredith Baxter, David Tom, Kayla Campbell, JoAnna Garcia Swisher
30. Poochinski (1990)
10
2
Poochinski
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Will Mackenzie
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Amy Yasbeck, Frank McRae, George Newbern, Brian Haley, Courtney Barilla
31. The Only Way Out (1993)
8
2
The Only Way Out
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jeremy Carlisle
Director:
Rod Hardy
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Henry Winkler, Julianne Phillips, Stephanie Faracy, Sam Mancuso
32. Gramps (1995)
8
1
Gramps
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Clarke MacGruder
Director:
Bradford May
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Andy Griffith, Mary-Margaret Humes, Casey Wurzbach, Erich Anderson
33. Dead Husbands (1998)
8
2
Dead Husbands
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Carter Elston
Director:
Paul Shapiro
Genres:
Thriller, Romance, Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Nicollette Sheridan, Amy Yasbeck, Donna Pescow, Sonja Smits
34. Loss of Faith (1998)
7
1
Loss of Faith
TV-14
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Bruce Simon Barker
Director:
Allan A. Goldstein
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Daphne Zuniga, Sophie Lorain, Gabrielle Boni, Linda Roy

Animation(s)

The Flight of Dragons (1982)
The Flight of Dragons
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Peter Dickenson
Director:
Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Genres:
Animation, Romance, Fantasy, Family, Adventure
Star Cast:
James Earl Jones, Victor Buono, James Gregory, Harry Morgan
Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up (2006)
Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up
G
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Jeff Buckland
Genres:
Western, Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Ari Meyers, Charles Shaughnessy, David Landsberg, Jessica D. Stone
Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000)
Clifford the Big Red Dog
TV-Y
As:
Cast
Role:
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Director:
John Over
Genres:
Family, Animation, Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Frankie Muniz, Grey DeLisle, Cree Summer
Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004)
Clifford's Really Big Movie
G
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Director:
Robert C. Ramirez
Genres:
Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Goodman, Kel Mitchell, Wayne Brady, Grey DeLisle, Jenna Elfman

TV Shows and Videos

The Real Story of O Christmas Tree (1991)
The Real Story of O Christmas Tree
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Piney
Genres:
Short
Three's Company (1976)
Three's Company
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Tripper / ...
Director:
Bill Hobin, Dave Powers, Michael Ross
Genres:
Comedy
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Nuncrackers (2001)
Nuncrackers
As:
Cast, Narrator
Role:
Narrator
Director:
David Stern, Dan Goggin
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Rue McClanahan, Bambi Jones, Deborah Del Mastro, Semina De Laurentis
Doc (1975)
Doc
As:
Cast
Director:
Burt Brinckerhoff, Tony Mordente, Howard Storm, Joan Darling, Bob Lally
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Steve Martin, Audra Lindley, Mary Wickes, Barnard Hughes, Elizabeth Wilson
Hooperman (1987)
Hooperman
As:
Cast
Role:
Detective Harry Hooperman
Director:
Alan J. Levi, Bethany Rooney, Anson Williams, Kim Friedman, John Patterson
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jane Leeves, Miguel Ferrer, Lorna Luft, Barbara Bosson, Shannon Tweed, Sydney Walsh
Have Faith (1989)
Have Faith
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Noam Pitlik
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ron Carey, Joel Higgins, Stephen Furst, Francesca P. Roberts
Breaking News (2002)
Breaking News
As:
Cast
Director:
Stephen Cragg, Craig Zisk, Perry Lang, Keith Samples, Ken Olin
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tony Alcantar, Tim Matheson, Lisa Ann Walter
The Ropers (1979)
The Ropers
As:
Cast
Director:
Jack Shea, Dave Powers
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Audra Lindley, Jeffrey Tambor, Norman Fell, Patty McCormack
Three's a Crowd (1984)
Three's a Crowd
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Tripper
Director:
Dave Powers
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Shannon Tweed, Robert Mandan, Jessica Walter, Mary Cadorette
The Bob Crane Show (1975)
The Bob Crane Show
As:
Cast
Director:
Norman S. Powell
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bob Crane, Audra Lindley, Patricia Harty, Todd Susman, Jack Fletcher
Life with Lucy (1986)
Life with Lucy
As:
Cast
Director:
Bruce Bilson, Peter Baldwin, Marc Daniels
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Graves, Lucille Ball, Jenny Lewis, Gale Gordon, Ann Dusenberry
Mercenary (1996)
Mercenary
R
As:
Cast
Role:
Jonas Ambler
Director:
Avi Nesher
Genres:
Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jaime Pressly, Ed Lauter, Robert Culp, Michael Zelniker

John Ritter Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Three's Company Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 1984
Primetime Emmy Awards
Three's Company Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series 1984
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program 1988