13 Notable Movies Directed by Ron Howard


Parenthood (1989)

Producer Brian Grazer, along with writers Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz, teamed up with Ron Howard to develop this story, loosely based on their own experiences as parents. Steve Martin stars as a hapless dad with a wildly extended middle-class family, including Dianne Wiest as a frazzled mother of two, Rick Moranis as a type-A father, Jason Robards as Grandpa, and a host of other quirky characters. Parenthood was a hit, grossing more than $100 million, a coup for a character-driven, non-action film at the time.