Film The Best Movies About Elvis Presley, Ranked  

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List Rules Only movies that feature Elvis Presley as a main character.

From documentaries to biopics, we're ranking the best movies about Elvis Presley. Commonly known as The King of Rock and Roll, the American singer, actor, and cultural icon has been depicted numerous times in film and TV, but this list only features movies where Elvis Presley is the central character. What is the best Elvis Presley movie?

In Elvis & Nixon, Michael Shannon portrayed Elvis Presley during his meeting with President Richard Nixon, played by Kevin Spacey. Other good Elvis Presley documentaries and biographical films include Bubba Ho-Tep, Protecting the King, and Heartbreak Hotel.

Vote up the best movies about Elvis Presley, and feel free to add your favorites if they're missing from the list. 

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Elvis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Elvis Presley, Ranked
Kurt Russell, Shelley Winters, Ed Begley Elvis is a 1979 American television biographical film directed by John Carpenter. It is based upon the life of Elvis Presley, and stars Kurt Russell in the title role. It stars Shelley Winters, ...more

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Heartbreak Hotel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Elvis Presley, Ranked
Tuesday Weld, David Keith, Chris Mulkey Heartbreak Hotel is a 1988 American comedy film written and directed by Chris Columbus and starring David Keith and Tuesday Weld. Set in 1972, the story deals with one of the many ...more

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Elvis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Elvis Presley, Ranked
Rose McGowan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Randy Quaid Elvis is a 2005 biographical CBS mini-series written by Patrick Sheane Duncan and directed by James Steven Sadwith. It chronicles the rise of American music icon Elvis Presley from his high ...more

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This Is Elvis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Elvis Presley, Ranked
Linda Thompson, Furry Lewis, Ronnie McDowell This Is Elvis is a 1981 documentary film directed by Andrew Solt and Malcolm Leo, based on the life of Elvis Presley. It combined archival footage with reenactments, and voice-over narration by ...more

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Elvis: That's the Way It Is is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Elvis Presley, Ranked
Elvis: That's the Way It Is is a 1970 American documentary film directed by Denis Sanders. The film documents American singer Elvis Presley's Summer Festival in Las Vegas during August 1970. It ...more

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Elvis & Nixon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Elvis Presley, Ranked
Kevin Spacey, Michael Shannon, Alex Pettyfer Elvis & Nixon is a 2016 American comedy-drama film directed by Liza Johnson. The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon), the King of Rock 'n Roll, and ...more

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Elvis and the Beauty Queen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Elvis Presley, Ranked
Elvis and the Beauty Queen Don Johnson, Stephanie Zimbalist, Ann Dusenberry Elvis and the Beauty Queen is a 1981 made-for-TV film starring Don Johnson and Stephanie Zimbalist. Don Johnson stars as Elvis Presley in this made-for-TV true story about The King's love affair ...more

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The King is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Elvis Presley, Ranked
The King The King is a 2018 documentary film directed by Eugene Jarecki. Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, a musical road trip across America in his 1963 Rolls-Royce explores how a country ...more

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Elvis on Tour is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Elvis Presley, Ranked
James Burton, Glen D. Hardin, Charlie Hodge Elvis on Tour is a Golden Globe Award-winning American musical documentary motion picture released by MGM in 1972. It was the thirty-third and final motion picture to star Elvis Presley before ...more

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Bubba Ho-Tep is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Elvis Presley, Ranked
Paul Giamatti, Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis Bubba Ho-Tep is a 2002 American comedy horror film starring Bruce Campbell as Elvis Presley — now a resident in a nursing home. The film also stars Ossie Davis as Jack, a black man who claims to ...more

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Elvis Meets Nixon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Elvis Presley, Ranked
A. J. Cook, Curtis Armstrong, Bob Gunton Elvis Meets Nixon is 1997 film directed by Allan Arkush and starring Rick Peters, Bob Gunton, and Alyson Court. It is an embellished account of the true story of American singer Elvis Presley ...more

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Protecting the King is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Elvis Presley, Ranked
Protecting the King Tom Sizemore, Brian Krause, Peter Dobson Protecting the King is the 2007 musical drama film written by D. Edward Stanley & Marty Poole and directed by D. Edward Stanley.