Michael Landon Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

These Wilder Years

These Wilder Years

(1956)
6
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Roy Rowland
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Barbara Stanwyck, James Cagney, Walter Pidgeon, Betty Lou Keim, Don Dubbins
Plot:

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. 

6
3
Maracaibo

Maracaibo

(1958)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Lago Orlando
Director:
Cornel Wilde
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Francis Lederer, Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Abbe Lane
2
0
God's Little Acre

God's Little Acre

(1958)
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Anthony Mann
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jack Lord, Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Buddy Hackett
2
0
Sam's Son
PG

Sam's Son

(1984)
4
1
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Landon
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Timothy Patrick Murphy, Hallie Todd
4
1
The Errand Boy

The Errand Boy

(1961)
2
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Jerry Lewis
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Dick Wesson, Brian Donlevy, Jerry Lewis, Howard McNear, Robert Ivers
2
1
High School Confidential!

High School Confidential!

(1958)
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Jack Arnold
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Jan Sterling, Russ Tamblyn, Mamie Van Doren, John Drew Barrymore
Plot:

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. 

2
0
The Legend of Tom Dooley

The Legend of Tom Dooley

(1959)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Dooley
Director:
Ted Post
Genres:
Drama, Western
Star Cast:
Jack Hogan, Jo Morrow, Richard Rust, Dee Pollock
1
0
Fight for the Title

Fight for the Title

(1957)
2
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Erle C. Kenton
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
William Newell, Bill Erwin, Don Haggerty, George Brenlin
2
1
I Was a Teenage Werewolf

I Was a Teenage Werewolf

(1957)
3
1
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
3
1
Where Have All the Children Gone

Where Have All the Children Gone

(1980)
4
2
As:
Director
Director:
Michael Landon
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
Carol Burnett, Melissa Sue Anderson, Bill Cosby, Glenn Ford, Johnny Cash
4
2

TV Movie(s)

Little House Years

Little House Years

(1979)
4
0
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Charles Ingalls
Director:
Michael Landon
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Melissa Gilbert, Rachel Lindsay Greenbush, Karen Grassle, Melissa Sue Anderson
4
0
Little House: The Last Farewell
TV-PG

Little House: The Last Farewell

(1984)
7
1
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Landon
Genres:
Drama, Western
Star Cast:
Victor French, Kevin Hagen, Melissa Gilbert, Dean Butler, Richard Bull
7
1
Little House: Look Back to Yesterday
TV-PG

Little House: Look Back to Yesterday

(1983)
5
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Victor French
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Western, Family
Star Cast:
Victor French, Kevin Hagen, Melissa Gilbert, Dean Butler, Richard Bull
5
0
Little House: Bless All the Dear Children
TV-PG

Little House: Bless All the Dear Children

(1984)
3
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Victor French
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Victor French, Kevin Hagen, Melissa Gilbert, Dean Butler, Richard Bull
3
0
The Loneliest Runner

The Loneliest Runner

(1976)
4
1
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Landon
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Melissa Sue Anderson, Brian Keith, Rafer Johnson, Lance Kerwin
4
1
Swing Out, Sweet Land

Swing Out, Sweet Land

(1970)
3
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Stan Harris
Genres:
Comedy, History, Family, Music
Star Cast:
Ann-Margret, William Shatner, Dan Blocker, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny
3
0
Killing Stone

Killing Stone

(1978)
3
0
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Landon
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jim Davis, J.D. Cannon, Corinne Camacho, Gil Gerard, Matthew Labyorteaux
3
0
It's Good to Be Alive

It's Good to Be Alive

(1974)
1
1
As:
Director
Director:
Michael Landon
Genres:
Sport, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Joe De Santis, Ruby Dee, Ramon Bieri, Louis Gossett Jr., Paul Winfield
1
1
The Special London Bridge Special

The Special London Bridge Special

(1972)
1
1
As:
Cast
Director:
David Winters
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Jonathan Winters, Tom Jones, Jennifer O'Neill, Kirk Douglas, Rudolf Nureyev
1
1
Love Is Forever

Love Is Forever

(1983)
4
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
John Everingham
Director:
Hall Bartlett
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Jürgen Prochnow, Edward Woodward, Priscilla Presley, Laura Gemser
4
1
Us

Us

(1991)
8
0
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Jeff Hayes
Director:
Michael Landon
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Christopher Morley, Barney Martin, David Spielberg, Meg Wittner
8
0
Where Pigeons Go to Die

Where Pigeons Go to Die

(1990)
6
0
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Landon
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Art Carney, Richard Bull, Cliff De Young, Carol Barta
6
0
The Jackie Robinson Story

The Jackie Robinson Story

(1974)
1
0
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Michael Landon
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Stephen R. Hudis
1
0

TV Shows and Videos

Studio 57

Studio 57 (1954)

As:
Cast
Director:
Herschel Daugherty, Richard Irving, John English, Jules Bricken, Don Weis
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Joel Aldrich, Charles Bronson, Vincent Price, Natalie Wood
Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America (1952)

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Kinon, Anton Leader, Alvin Ganzer, John Meredyth Lucas, Laslo Benedek
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Don Rickles, James Best, Robert Foulk, James Seay, Richard Gaines
Suspicion

Suspicion (1957)

As:
Cast
Director:
Don Medford, James Neilson, Robert Stevens, John Brahm, Jack Smight
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Dennis O'Keefe, Cris Roberts, Mike Ragan, David Armstrong
Telephone Time

Telephone Time (1956)

As:
Cast
Director:
Erle C. Kenton, Lewis Allen, Robert B. Sinclair, Roy Kellino, Owen Crump
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter, Charles Bronson
Frontier Doctor

Frontier Doctor (1958)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Lee Van Cleef, Rex Allen, Chubby Johnson, Slim Pickens
State Trooper

State Trooper (1956)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Adventure
Star Cast:
Angie Dickinson, James Coburn, Lee Van Cleef, Amanda Blake
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)

As:
Cast
Director:
Roy Kellino, Jus Addiss, Robert Florey, John Brahm, Ted Post
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, James Mason, Irene Dunne, James Dean, James Stewart
Johnny Staccato

Johnny Staccato (1959)

As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Henreid, John Brahm, John Cassavetes, Richard Whorf, Robert B. Sinclair
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Montgomery, John Cassavetes, Mary Tyler Moore, Eduardo Ciannelli, Edwin Rochelle
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958)

As:
Cast
Director:
Jerry Thorpe, Claudio Guzmán, Allen H. Miner, Allen Reisner, Douglas Heyes
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Adam West, Desi Arnaz, Betty Furness, Lucille Ball, Lee Marvin
Crusader

Crusader (1955)

As:
Cast
Director:
Leslie H. Martinson, Herschel Daugherty, Brian Keith, Allen H. Miner, Jus Addiss
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Brian Keith, Charles Bronson
Wire Service

Wire Service (1956)

As:
Cast
Director:
Alvin Ganzer, Tom Gries
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dane Clark, George Brent, Charles Bronson, Mercedes McCambridge
The Red Skelton Show
TV-G

The Red Skelton Show (1951)

As:
Cast
Director:
Seymour Berns, Bill Hobin, John Gaunt, Terry Kyne, Martin Rackin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Bela Lugosi, Telly Savalas
Playhouse 90

Playhouse 90 (1956)

As:
Cast
Director:
John Frankenheimer, Franklin J. Schaffner, Ralph Nelson, Vincent J. Donehue, Arthur Hiller
Genres:
Romance, Mystery, War, Comedy, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Andy Griffith, Buster Keaton, Richard Joy, William Shatner, Burt Reynolds
Trackdown

Trackdown (1957)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Rita Moreno, James Coburn, Lee Van Cleef, Steve McQueen
The 20th Century-Fox Hour

The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955)

As:
Cast
Director:
Lewis Allen, Jules Bricken, Albert S. Rogell, Robert Stevenson, Ted Post
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk
The Rifleman

The Rifleman (1958)

As:
Cast
Director:
Joseph H. Lewis, Arnold Laven, Arthur H. Nadel, Gene Nelson, Don Medford
Genres:
Western, Family
Star Cast:
Adam West, Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Archie Butler
Tombstone Territory

Tombstone Territory (1957)

As:
Cast
Director:
Alan Crosland Jr., William Conrad, Christian Nyby, Tom Gries, Richard L. Bare
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Pat Conway, James Coburn, Leonard Nimoy, Richard Eastham
Matinee Theatre

Matinee Theatre (1955)

As:
Cast
Director:
Lamont Johnson, Walter Grauman, Boris Sagal, Allan A. Buckhantz, Sherman Marks
Genres:
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Star Cast:
Jack Nicholson, John Conte, Roger Moore, Vincent Price, Zsa Zsa Gabor
Vacation Playhouse

Vacation Playhouse (1963)

As:
Cast
Director:
Don Taylor, Jack Donohue
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Mystery, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ginger Rogers, Wallace Ford, Charles Bronson, Marvin Kaplan, Ned Glass
Wanted: Dead or Alive

Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958)

As:
Cast
Director:
Harry Harris, Don McDougall, Richard Donner, Murray Golden, Thomas Carr
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Steve McQueen, Mary Tyler Moore, John Carradine, James Coburn
Cheyenne

Cheyenne (1955)

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard L. Bare, Leslie H. Martinson, Lee Sholem, Robert Sparr, George Waggner
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Adam West, Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, James Garner, Connie Stevens
Letter to Loretta

Letter to Loretta (1953)

As:
Cast
Director:
John Newland, Richard Donner, Jeffrey Hayden, Norman Foster, Harry Keller
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Montgomery, Loretta Young, Charles Bronson
The Texan

The Texan (1958)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Harry Dean Stanton, James Coburn, Rory Calhoun, Alan Hale Jr.
Luke and the Tenderfoot

Luke and the Tenderfoot (1955)

As:
Cast
Director:
Herman Hoffman, Montgomery Pittman
Genres:
Western, Comedy
Star Cast:
Edgar Buchanan, Leonard Nimoy, Charles Bronson, Carleton Carpenter
The Sheriff of Cochise

The Sheriff of Cochise (1956)

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Altman, Lee Sholem, Paul Guilfoyle, Harve Foster
Genres:
Western, Crime
Star Cast:
John Bromfield, Charles Bronson, Stan Jones
Tales of Wells Fargo

Tales of Wells Fargo (1957)

As:
Cast
Director:
Earl Bellamy, Sidney Salkow, R.G. Springsteen, William Witney, Lewis R. Foster
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Adam West, Dale Robertson, Jack Nicholson, Charles Bronson, Leonard Nimoy
Studio One

Studio One (1948)

As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Nickell, Franklin J. Schaffner, Tom Donovan, Allen Reisner, Robert Mulligan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Abe Vigoda, Betty Furness, James Dean, William Shatner, Yul Brynner
The Restless Gun
TV-PG

The Restless Gun (1957)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Angie Dickinson, James Coburn, John Carradine, John Payne
Zane Grey Theater

Zane Grey Theater (1956)

As:
Cast
Director:
John English, William D. Faralla, James Sheldon, Robert Florey, Robert Gordon
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Burt Reynolds, Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Barbara Stanwyck, Hedy Lamarr
U.S. Marshal

U.S. Marshal (1958)

As:
Cast
Director:
Earl Bellamy, Sutton Roley, Sobey Martin, Robert Altman, Paul Guilfoyle
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
John Bromfield, Charles Bronson, James Griffith
Crossroads

Crossroads (1955)

As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Landres, Jus Addiss, Erle C. Kenton, Ralph Murphy, Nathan Juran
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Barbara Eden, Douglass Dumbrille, Vincent Price, James Dean, Robert Carson
Alcoa Theatre

Alcoa Theatre (1957)

As:
Cast
Director:
Walter Grauman, Don Weis, Don McDougall, Don Taylor, Paul Wendkos
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, David Niven, Jane Powell
The Adventures of Jim Bowie

The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Adventure, Western
Star Cast:
June Carter Cash, Paul Frees, Scott Forbes, Scatman Crothers
The Court of Last Resort

The Court of Last Resort (1957)

As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Gries, James Goldstone, Reginald Le Borg, Lonnie D'Orsa
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Lyle Bettger, Charles Bronson, Robert H. Harris, S. John Launer, John Maxwell
Little House on the Prairie
TV-PG

Little House on the Prairie (1974)

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Charles Ingalls / ... (187 episodes, 1974-1983)
Director:
Leo Penn, William F. Claxton, Victor French, Michael Landon, Maury Dexter
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Western, Family
Star Cast:
Sean Penn, Jason Bateman, Ernest Borgnine, Melissa Gilbert
Bonanza
TV-PG

Bonanza (1959)

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright / ... (427 episodes, 1959-1973)
Director:
William F. Claxton, Lewis Allen, Leon Benson, Don McDougall, William Witney
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Adam West, Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts
Goodyear Theatre

Goodyear Theatre (1957)

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Florey, Robert Ellis Miller, Arthur Hiller, Tay Garnett, Don Taylor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Adam West, Robert Ryan, David Niven, Jane Powell, Peter Leeds
Dr. Christian

Dr. Christian (1956)

As:
Cast
Director:
James Sheldon, Lew Landers, Herbert L. Strock, Paul Guilfoyle, Eddie Davis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Macdonald Carey
Highway to Heaven

Highway to Heaven (1984)

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Jonathan Smith (111 episodes, 1984-1989)
Director:
Michael Landon, Victor French, Dan Gordon, William F. Claxton
Genres:
Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
James Earl Jones, Victor French, Paul Walker, Brian Austin Green
Father Murphy

Father Murphy (1981)

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
William F. Claxton, Michael Landon, Victor French
Genres:
Western, Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Corey Feldman, Merlin Olsen, Katherine Cannon, Timothy Gibbs, Moses Gunn
General Electric Theater

General Electric Theater (1953)

As:
Cast
Director:
Herschel Daugherty, Don Medford, James Neilson, Jules Bricken, Mitchell Leisen
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Ronald Reagan, Fred Astaire, James Dean, James Stewart
Love Story

Love Story (1973)

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Landon, Donald Wrye
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Jodie Foster, Diane Baker, Anne Baxter, Kurt Russell, Janet Leigh