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The Best Movies About Elvis Presley, Ranked

Updated May 10, 2021 737 votes 245 voters 18.9k views14 items

List RulesVote up your favorite 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? It will definitely be one that balances time between his life and his music.

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 vote down any that you think other fans should skip. 

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    23

    Elvis: That's the Way It Is

    Elvis Presley, James Burton

    Released1970

    Directed byDenis Sanders

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    72
    21

    Elvis

    Kurt Russell, Shelley Winters

    Released1979

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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    63
    18

    This Is Elvis

    Linda Thompson, Furry Lewis

    Released1981

    Directed byAndrew Solt, Malcolm Leo

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    46
    12

    Elvis on Tour

    James Burton, Glen D. Hardin

    Released1972

    Directed byRobert Abel, Pierre Adidge

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    34
    33

    Elvis & Nixon

    Kevin Spacey, Michael Shannon

    Released2016

    Directed byLiza Johnson

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    25
    31

    Heartbreak Hotel

    Tuesday Weld, David Keith

    Released1988

    Directed byChris Columbus

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    5
    4

    Elvis Has Left the Building

    Tom Hanks, Kim Basinger

    Released2004

    Directed byJoel Zwick

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    7
    7

    Elvis Is Alive

    Fred Willard, Vicki Lawrence

    Released1998

    Directed byRobert Diaz Leroy

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    18
    23

    Elvis Meets Nixon

    A. J. Cook, Curtis Armstrong

    Released1997

    Directed byAllan Arkush

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    20
    28

    Bubba Ho-Tep

    Paul Giamatti, Bruce Campbell

    Released2002

    Directed byDon Coscarelli

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    14
    25

    Elvis and the Beauty Queen

    Don Johnson, Stephanie Zimbalist

    Released1981

    Directed byGus Trikonis

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    17
    30

    Protecting the King

    Tom Sizemore, Brian Krause

    Released2007

    Directed byD. Edward Stanley