Ron Howard has directed his fair share of classics, such as "Cocoon," "Apollo 13," and "A Beautiful Mind." But there are a few non-Howard films the 59-year-old filmmaker wishes he was responsible for himself. For example, any Pixar movie.
"They are just great, top to bottom," Howard told Moviefone. "I admire what they do. They are so imaginative, they're funny, they're emotional, and the work is always supreme."
Other movies the "Rush" filmmaker wishes he had a hand in? "Tootsie," which he describes as a "fantastic comedy," with "brilliant acting," and "District 9." "It was made on a tight budget, but is just really visceral and surprising -- like almost 'Twilight Zone' surprising," he said of Neil Blomkamp's 2009 cult hit.
For the full list of films Howard wished he had directed (one of which he considers his "all-time favorite" movie), check out the interview above.
Howard's latest movie, "Rush," opens in limited release on September 20 and nationwide September 27.
Director Ron Howard ("Rush," "Apollo 13," "Cocoon," "The Da Vinci Code") is Moviefone's Guest Editor from September 16 - 20. Look for more exclusive videos from him, including his Six-Second Review of "Rush," throughout the week.