When one normally thinks of directors, acting in the flesh doesn’t really come to mind. An overwhelming majority of Tinseltown’s visionaries have always conducted their magic from behind the camera, and not always on the opposite end. However, the man behind this endeavour is an exception to that rule- Ron Howard.
Howard had cinematic pedigree in his genes, born to actress Jean Speegle and director Rance Howard. He notably appeared in two renowned television shows, first as a child on ‘The Andy Griffith Show’, then as an adolescent on ‘Happy Days’. Howard’s acting experience contributed to an evolved sensibility, that has led to his numerous accomplishments as a filmmaker. Here is the list of top Ron Howard movies.
10. The Beatles: Eight Days a Week (2016)
Modern fans wouldn’t normally expect Howard to helm a masterful and intricate documentary on arguably the most accomplished band of all time, but life can be surprising when we least expect it. Howard was a Baby boomer after all, so he was ideally placed to be in love with the Beatles, as much of his peers inevitably were.
Howard approaches the legendary group through a different perspective that makes all the difference- their tour years (1962-66). They would retire from touring permanently in August 1966, after which they released ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ the following year. This makes this film more significant, as it captures a heartwarming experience through archival footage, delighting fans and prospective admirers alike.