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List of Michael Landon Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. These Wilder Years (1956)
14
4
These Wilder Years
14
4

Businessman Steve Bradford travels to his hometown to find the son he put up for adoption twenty years ago. He befriends orphanage owner, Ann Dempster, who is sworn to keep the identity of adoptive parents secret. Steve resorts to betraying Ann but ultimately experiences a change of heart after meeting an abandoned pregnant girl Suzie. 

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Roy Rowland
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Barbara Stanwyck, James Cagney, Walter Pidgeon, Betty Lou Keim, Don Dubbins
2. Maracaibo (1958)
9
1
Maracaibo
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lago Orlando
Director:
Cornel Wilde
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Francis Lederer, Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Abbe Lane
3. God's Little Acre (1958)
9
1
God's Little Acre
9
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Anthony Mann
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Tina Louise, Jack Lord, Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Buddy Hackett
4. Sam's Son (1984)
11
2
Sam's Son
PG
11
2

Written and directed by Michael Landon, the film is a semi autobiographical drama about his early life. The film revolves around his early days as a young boy growing up in the 1950s in New Jersey. After he discovers his talent for javelin throwing, he is accepted into the University of South Carolina.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Landon
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Timothy Patrick Murphy, Hallie Todd
5. The Errand Boy (1961)
8
2
The Errand Boy
8
2
As:
Cast, Cameo
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Jerry Lewis, Lorne Greene, Dick Wesson, Brian Donlevy, Howard McNear, Robert Ivers
6. High School Confidential! (1958)
8
1
High School Confidential!
8
1

Police officer, Mike Wilson, poses as a student named Tony Baker to infiltrate a high school plagued by a narcotics ring. As Tony grows closer to marijuana-using student Joan Staples, he learns more about the real dealer, ‘Mr. A’. With great risk to his own life, he and undercover cop, Quinn, bring down the criminals. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Jack Arnold
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
John Drew Barrymore, Jan Sterling, Russ Tamblyn, Mamie Van Doren
7. The Legend of Tom Dooley (1959)
8
1
The Legend of Tom Dooley
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Dooley
Director:
Ted Post
Genres:
Drama, Western
Star Cast:
Jack Hogan, Jo Morrow, Richard Rust, Dee Pollock
8. Fight for the Title (1957)
9
2
Fight for the Title
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Erle C. Kenton
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
William Newell, Bill Erwin, Don Haggerty, George Brenlin
9. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
11
2
I Was a Teenage Werewolf
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tony Rivers
Director:
Gene Fowler Jr.
Genres:
Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Drama
Star Cast:
Whit Bissell, Yvonne Lime, Charles Willcox, Dawn Richard
10. Where Have All the Children Gone (1980)
11
4
Where Have All the Children Gone
11
4
As:
Director
Director:
Michael Landon
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Carol Burnett, Bill Cosby, Johnny Cash

TV Movie(s)

2. Little House: The Last Farewell (1984)
18
3
Little House: The Last Farewell
TV-PG
18
3
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Landon
Genres:
Drama, Western
Star Cast:
Shannen Doherty, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Victor French, Kevin Hagen, Dean Butler, Richard Bull
3. Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (1983)
15
3
Little House: Look Back to Yesterday
TV-PG
15
3
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Victor French
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Western, Family
Star Cast:
Melissa Gilbert, Shannen Doherty, Victor French, Kevin Hagen, Dean Butler, Richard Bull
4. Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (1984)
14
1
Little House: Bless All the Dear Children
TV-PG
14
1
As:
Cast, Producer, Voiceover
Director:
Victor French
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Melissa Gilbert, Shannen Doherty, Victor French, Kevin Hagen, Dean Butler, Richard Bull
5. The Loneliest Runner (1976)
15
3
The Loneliest Runner
15
3
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Landon
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Brian Keith, Melissa Sue Anderson, Rafer Johnson, Lance Kerwin
7. Killing Stone (1978)
10
2
Killing Stone
10
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Landon
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jim Davis, J.D. Cannon, Corinne Camacho, Gil Gerard, Matthew Labyorteaux
8. It's Good to Be Alive (1974)
8
3
It's Good to Be Alive
8
3
As:
Director
Director:
Michael Landon
Genres:
Sport, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Winfield, Joe De Santis, Ruby Dee, Ramon Bieri, Louis Gossett Jr.
9. The Special London Bridge Special (1972)
7
3
The Special London Bridge Special
7
3
As:
Cast
Director:
David Winters
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Charlton Heston, Kirk Douglas, Lorne Greene, Jonathan Winters, Tom Jones, Jennifer O'Neill, Rudolf Nureyev
10. Love Is Forever (1983)
10
2
Love Is Forever
10
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
John Everingham
Director:
Hall Bartlett
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Priscilla Presley, Jürgen Prochnow, Edward Woodward, Laura Gemser
11. Us (1991)
16
1
Us
16
1
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Jeff Hayes
Director:
Michael Landon
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Christopher Morley, Barney Martin, David Spielberg, Meg Wittner
12. Where Pigeons Go to Die (1990)
14
1
Where Pigeons Go to Die
14
1
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Landon
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Art Carney, Richard Bull, Cliff De Young, Carol Barta
13. The Jackie Robinson Story (1974)
6
1
The Jackie Robinson Story
6
1
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Michael Landon
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Stephen R. Hudis

TV Shows and Videos

Frontier Doctor (1958)
Frontier Doctor
As:
Cast
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Slim Pickens, Lee Van Cleef, Rex Allen, Chubby Johnson
Luke and the Tenderfoot (1955)
Luke and the Tenderfoot
As:
Cast
Director:
Herman Hoffman, Montgomery Pittman
Genres:
Western, Comedy
Star Cast:
Charles Bronson, Leonard Nimoy, Edgar Buchanan, Carleton Carpenter
The Sheriff of Cochise (1956)
The Sheriff of Cochise
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Altman, Lee Sholem, Paul Guilfoyle, Harve Foster
Genres:
Western, Crime
Star Cast:
Charles Bronson, Claude Akins, John Bromfield, Stan Jones
Dr. Christian (1956)
Dr. Christian
As:
Cast
Director:
James Sheldon, Lew Landers, Herbert L. Strock, Paul Guilfoyle, Eddie Davis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Macdonald Carey