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The Best Annette Funicello Movies

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List of the best Annette Funicello movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Annette Funicello's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Annette Funicello movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Annette Funicello movies will be at the top of the list. Annette Funicello has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Annette Funicello movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Annette Funicello films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Annette Funicello role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Annette Funicello performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

The list you're viewing is made up of films like Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine and Back to the Beach.

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  • 1
    Annette Funicello, Fred MacMurray
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    Released1959

    Directed byCharles Barton

    The Shaggy Dog is a black-and-white 1959 Walt Disney film about Wilby Daniels, a teenage boy who by the power of an enchanted ring of the Borgias is transformed into the title character, a shaggy Old  ...more

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    Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Montgomery
    28
    5

    Released1965

    Directed byWilliam Asher

    How to Stuff a Wild Bikini is a 1965 Pathécolor beach party film from American International Pictures. The sixth entry in a seven-film series, the movie features Mickey Rooney, Annette Funicello,  ...more
  • 3
    Vincent Price, Annette Funicello
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    7

    Released1965

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine is a 1965 American International Pictures comedy film directed by Norman Taurog and starring Vincent Price, Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman, Susan Hart and Jack  ...more
  • 4
    James Brown, Annette Funicello
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    6

    Released1965

    Directed byAlan Rafkin

    Ski Party is a 1965 American comedy film directed by Alan Rafkin, and released by American International Pictures, starring Frankie Avalon and Dwayne Hickman. Ski Party is part of the 1960s beach  ...more
  • 5
    Brian Wilson, Annette Funicello
    23
    5

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    The Monkey's Uncle is a 1965 Walt Disney production starring Tommy Kirk as genius college student Merlin Jones and Annette Funicello as his girlfriend, Jennifer. The title plays on the idiom  ...more
  • 6
    O. J. Simpson, Stevie Ray Vaughan
    17
    0

    Released1987

    Directed byLyndall Hobbs

    Back to the Beach is a 1987 comedy film starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, directed by Lyndall Hobbs. The original music score is composed by Steve Dorff. The film generated a total  ...more
  • 7
    Vincent Price, Annette Funicello
    17
    2

    Released1963

    Directed byWilliam Asher

    Beach Party was the first of several beach party films from American International Pictures aimed at a teen audience. This film is often credited with creating the beach party film genre.  ...more
  • 8
    Don Rickles, Linda Evans
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    3

    Released1965

    Directed byWilliam Asher

    Beach Blanket Bingo is an American International Pictures beach party film, released in 1965 and was directed by William Asher. It is the fifth film in the beach party film series. The film starred  ...more
  • 9
    Teri Garr, Buster Keaton
    16
    3

    Released1964

    Directed byDon Weis

    Pajama Party is a 1964 beach party film starring Tommy Kirk and Annette Funicello. This is the fourth in a series of seven beach films produced by American International Pictures. The other films in  ...more
  • 10
    Don Rickles, Annette Funicello
    13
    2

    Released1964

    Directed byWilliam Asher

    Muscle Beach Party is the second of seven beach party films produced by American International Pictures. It stars Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello and was directed by William Asher, who also  ...more
  • 11
    Stevie Wonder, Elizabeth Montgomery
    15
    4

    Released1964

    Directed byWilliam Asher

    Bikini Beach is a 1964 American teen film directed by William Asher and starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. The film belongs to the beach party genre of movies, popular in the 1960s. This  ...more
  • 12
    Annette Funicello, Ed Wynn
    10
    6

    Released1961

    Directed byJack Donohue

    Babes in Toyland is a 1961 Walt Disney Christmas musical film in Technicolor, directed by Jack Donohue, and distributed to theatres by Buena Vista Distribution. It stars Ray Bolger as Barnaby,  ...more

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  • 13
    Carla Gugino, Tori Spelling
    10
    6

    Released1989

    Directed byJeff Kanew

    This film is a 1989 adventure comedy film. Produced by Weintraub Entertainment Group and directed by Jeff Kanew, it starred Shelley Long, Craig T. Nelson, Betty Thomas, Mary Gross, Stephanie Beacham  ...more

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  • 14
    Jack Nicholson, Frank Zappa
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    6

    Released1968

    Directed byBob Rafelson

    Head is a 1968 American adventure comedy film musical starring television rock group The Monkees, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. Bob Rafelson and Jack Nicholson wrote and produced, and  ...more
  • 15
    Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk
    7
    4

    Released1964

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    The Misadventures of Merlin Jones is a 1964 Walt Disney production starring Tommy Kirk and Annette Funicello. Kirk plays a college student who experiments with mind-reading and hypnotism, leading to  ...more
  • 16
    Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon
    7
    5

    Released1966

    Directed byWilliam Asher

    Fireball 500 is a stock car racing film, blended with the beach party film genre. A vehicle for stars Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, and Fabian, it was one of a string of similar racing films  ...more
  • 17
    Annette Funicello, Fabian
    7
    5

    Released1967

    Directed byRichard Rush

    Thunder Alley is a 1967 film directed by Richard Rush.  ...more
  • 18
    Annette Funicello, Tracey Gold
    4
    6

    Released1985

    Directed byPeter Baldwin

    Lots of Luck is a 1985 Walt Disney television film directed by Peter Baldwin.  ...more
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    Don Rickles, Annette Funicello
    3
    6

    Released2006

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    Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster
    2
    6

    Released1954

    Directed byByron Haskin

    His Majesty O'Keefe is a 1954 adventure film starring Burt Lancaster. The film was directed by Byron Haskin and Otto Heller and included choreography by Daniel Nagrin. The cast also included Joan  ...more
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