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List of Ryan O'Neal Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Barry Lyndon (1975)
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Barry Lyndon
PG
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3

Based on the novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon, the movie follows the journey of young Irishman, Barry, who turns from a likable man to a manipulative con-artist. After gambling his way around Europe, he ends up marrying the wealthy Countess of Lyndon. But his rogue ways will have more devastating consequences for himself.

As:
Cast
Role:
Barry Lyndon
Director:
Genres:
History, War, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Steven Berkoff, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger, Marisa Berenson
2. Paper Moon (1973)
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Paper Moon
PG
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During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young 9-year-old, who may or may not be his daughter, after her mother passes away. He attempts to dupe her out of her money, but the plan backfires, and he is forced to take her on as a partner instead.

As:
Cast
Role:
Moses Pray
Director:
Peter Bogdanovich
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Randy Quaid, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman
3. What's Up, Doc? (1972)
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What's Up, Doc?
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Along with his fiancée, Howard Bannister travels to San Francisco, to compete for a music research grant. He soon runs into a charming young girl Judy Maxwell, in the drug store, who is quite smart and knowledgeable, despite the fact that she is a college dropout. She soon brings chaos into his orderly life.

As:
Cast
Role:
Howard Bannister
Director:
Peter Bogdanovich
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Barbra Streisand, Sorrell Booke, Randy Quaid, Kenneth Mars, Madeline Kahn
4. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
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A Bridge Too Far
PG
13
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It is based on the events of ‘Operation Market Garden’ of September, 1944. In order to bring a quick end to the WWII, the allied forces decide to drop thousands of paratroopers to secure strategic bridges in Netherlands to obtain access into Germany. The main bridge was the one to Arnhem. But tough German resistance and faulty allied intelligence led to failure.

As:
Cast
Genres:
War, History, Drama
5. The Driver (1978)
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The Driver
PG
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Driver
Director:
Walter Hill
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Matt Clark, Ronee Blakley
6. Love Story (1970)
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Love Story
GP
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2

Considered as one of the most romantic films, it follows Harvard law student Oliver Barrett IV, heir to an upper-class family, and Jennifer Cavilleri, a working-class music student, as they fall in love. Despite Barrett Sr.’s disapproval, the two get married. Jenny works to support Oliver, who achieves a good position after graduation. However, the life has different plans in store for them. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Oliver
Director:
Arthur Hiller
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, John Marley, Ali MacGraw
7. The Games (1970)
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The Games
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2

The Games is a sports drama film, which revolves around four marathon runners, from four different nations, who prepare to take part in the Olympic Games. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Scott Reynolds
Director:
Michael Winner
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Crawford, Charles Aznavour, Sam Elliott, Stanley Baker, Jeremy Kemp
9. Zero Effect (1998)
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Zero Effect
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gregory Stark
Director:
Jake Kasdan
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Comedy, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Bill Pullman, Kim Dickens, Angela Featherstone
10. Nickelodeon (1976)
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2
Nickelodeon
PG
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Leo Harrigan
Director:
Peter Bogdanovich
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John Ritter, Burt Reynolds, Brian Keith, Tatum O'Neal
11. The Thief Who Came to Dinner (1973)
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2
The Thief Who Came to Dinner
PG
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2

Webster McGee becomes a jewel thief and robs businessman, Henderling, of money and steals some files. He blackmails Henderling using the files to enter high society to rob more people. He meets Laura who becomes his lover and partner in crime. When investigator Dave Reilly, develops a friendship with Webster, loyalties are tested.

As:
Cast
Role:
Webster
Director:
Bud Yorkin
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Jill Clayburgh, Jacqueline Bisset, Warren Oates, Alan Oppenheimer
12. Circle of Two (1981)
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2
Circle of Two
PG
10
2

Circle of Two is a drama film which tells the story of a sixty year old artist, Ashley St. Clair, who had lost his inspiration after his muse left him years ago. But he regains it years later, after he falls for a sixteen year old girl.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jules Dassin
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lee Majors, Richard Burton, Tatum O'Neal, Norma Dell'Agnese, Donann Cavin
13. Chances Are (1989)
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2
Chances Are
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Philip Train
Director:
Emile Ardolino
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Star Cast:
Robert Downey Jr., Christopher McDonald, Mary Stuart Masterson, Cybill Shepherd
14. Turkish Ice-Cream (2019)
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2
Turkish Ice-Cream
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Drunk Man in Jail
Director:
Can Ulkay
Genres:
Drama, History, War
Star Cast:
Will Thorp, Ali Atay, Sebnem Bozoklu , Marleen Mathews
15. Irreconcilable Differences (1984)
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2
Irreconcilable Differences
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Albert Brodsky
Director:
Charles Shyer
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sharon Stone, Drew Barrymore, Sam Wanamaker, Allen Garfield
16. The Main Event (1979)
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2
The Main Event
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Eddie 'Kid Natural' Scanlon
Director:
Howard Zieff
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Sport
Star Cast:
Barbra Streisand, Patti D'Arbanville, Paul Sand, Whitman Mayo
17. Green Ice (1981)
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2
Green Ice
PG
10
2

Green Ice is a romantic adventure film which revolves around the story of an engineer who is going through difficult times. He gets involved in a plan, with a mysterious woman, to rob a Colombian emerald magnate.

As:
Cast
Role:
Joseph Wiley
Director:
Ernest Day
Genres:
Romance, Adventure
Star Cast:
Omar Sharif, Anne Archer, Domingo Ambriz, John Larroquette
18. The Big Bounce (1969)
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2
The Big Bounce
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Ryan
Director:
Alex March
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lee Grant, Van Heflin, James Daly, Leigh Taylor-Young
19. Faithful (1996)
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2
Faithful
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Connor
Director:
Paul Mazursky
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Chazz Palminteri, Allison Janney, Cher, Paul Mazursky, Amber Smith
21. Partners (1982)
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Partners
R
9
2

When a series of murders occur in the gay community, a heterosexual police detective, who is quite popular with the ladies, is assigned to go undercover with a homosexual police clerk, pretending to be a couple.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sgt. Benson
Director:
James Burrows
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Hurt, Jay Robinson, Kenneth McMillan, Robyn Douglass
22. So Fine (1981)
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2
So Fine
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bobby Fine
Director:
Andrew Bergman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Warden, Fred Gwynne, Richard Kiel, Mariangela Melato
23. People I Know (2002)
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2
People I Know
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cary Launer
Director:
Daniel Algrant
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Kim Basinger, Al Pacino, Téa Leoni, Richard Schiff
25. Man of the House (1995)
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2
Man of the House
PG
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
James Orr
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Farrah Fawcett, Chevy Chase, George Wendt, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, David Shiner
26. Oliver's Story (1978)
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Oliver's Story
PG
8
2

The film is a sequel to Love Story, a popular 1970 romantic drama film.  Jenny, wife of Oliver Barrett IV, has died of leukemia, leaving him mentally devastated. Trying to lose himself in his work does not help; instead it alienates him from those around him. At this juncture, he meets Marcie Bonwit, a wealthy and beautiful heiress and falls in love. But Jenny’s memory continues haunt him. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Oliver Barrett IV
Director:
John Korty
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Swoosie Kurtz, Ray Milland, Benson Fong, Edward Binns, Candice Bergen
27. Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)
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2
Tough Guys Don't Dance
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tim Madden
Director:
Norman Mailer
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Penn Jillette, Isabella Rossellini, John Bedford Lloyd, Wings Hauser, Debra Stipe
30. Waste Land (2007)
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2
Waste Land
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gabriel
Director:
Rebekah Chaney
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Rebekah Chaney, Lisa Canning, Inna Khusid, Jennifer McCall
31. Slumber Party Slaughter (2012)
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2
Slumber Party Slaughter
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
William O'Toole
Director:
Rebekah Chaney
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Carradine, Tom Sizemore, Stephanie Romanov, Tyler Jacob Moore
32. Gentleman B. (2003)
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2
Gentleman B.
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Phil - Bank Manager
Director:
Jordan Alan
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Ed Lauter, Peter Greene, Charlie Mattera, Justine Miceli
34. The List (2000)
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1
The List
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Richard Miller
Director:
Sylvain Guy
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Ben Gazzara, Mädchen Amick, Roc LaFortune, Catherine Blythe
35. Fever Pitch (1985)
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1
Fever Pitch
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Taggart
Director:
Richard Brooks
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Chad Everett, Giancarlo Giannini, Catherine Hicks, Bridgette Andersen

TV Movie(s)

1. Love Hate Love (1971)
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2
Love Hate Love
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Russ Emery
Director:
George McCowan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lesley Ann Warren, Jeff Donnell, Henry Jones, Peter Haskell
2. Epoch (2001)
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2
Epoch
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Allen Lysander
Director:
Matt Codd
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Shannon Lee, David Keith, Brian Thompson, Steve Bond
3. Under the Yum Yum Tree (1969)
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3
Under the Yum Yum Tree
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Mike
Director:
E.W. Swackhamer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Nita Talbot, Jack Sheldon, Bobo Lewis, Dick Balduzzi
4. Sam Found Out: A Triple Play (1988)
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2
Sam Found Out: A Triple Play
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Piers Haggard
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Liza Minnelli, L. Peter Callender, Marilyn Cooper, Douglas Fisher, Trisha Gorman
5. Small Sacrifices (1989)
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2
Small Sacrifices
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lew Lewiston
Director:
David Greene
Genres:
History, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Farrah Fawcett, John Shea, Gordon Clapp, Emily Perkins
6. The Man Upstairs (1992)
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2
The Man Upstairs
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mooney Polaski
Director:
George Schaefer
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Katharine Hepburn, Henry Beckman, Helena Carroll, Brenda Forbes
7. 1775 (1992)
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2
1775
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jeremy Proctor
Director:
David Trainer
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Adam West, Jeffrey Tambor, Lesley-Anne Down, Sarah Koskoff, Danielle Harris

TV Shows and Videos

Two Faces West (1960)
Two Faces West
As:
Cast
Director:
Harmon Jones
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Leonard Nimoy, Denver Pyle, Charles Bateman, Francis De Sales, Joyce Meadows, Paul Comi
Westinghouse Playhouse (1961)
Westinghouse Playhouse
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Nanette Fabray, Joel Grey, Wendell Corey, Bobby Diamond
Ryan & Tatum: The O'Neals (2011)
Ryan & Tatum: The O'Neals
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (9 episodes, 2011)
Genres:
Reality-TV
Star Cast:
Megan Blake, Billy B., Jennifer Gimenez, Megan Grano
Playboy: Farrah Fawcett, All of Me (1997)
Playboy: Farrah Fawcett, All of Me
R
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (archiveFootage)
Director:
Davis Factor, Mark Manos
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Farrah Fawcett, Lee Majors, James Fawcett, Pauline Fawcett