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13 Notable Movies Directed by Ron Howard


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Ransom (1996)

Mel Gibson stars in this modern remake of a 1956 film of the same name. Gibson plays Tom Mullen, the wealthy father of a recently kidnapped boy. When the FBI's plan goes awry, Mullen takes matters into his own hands by going on national television to offer a deal to anyone who can bring his son safely home. It's a risky proposal and the film takes audiences through a multitude of twists and turns before the resolution. Ransom wasn't an Oscar contender, but it pleased audiences nonetheless, drawing in almost $140 million.