The Best Elvis Presley Movies

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Elvis Presley may be best known as a generational rock star, but from the very beginning of his career, he was making waves in Hollywood. From 1956 to 1969, he starred in 31 movies - and all while juggling a massive recording and touring career as well.

Not surprisingly, most of his big-screen productions took advantage of his pipes, as breezy musical romances like G.I. Blues, Viva Las Vegas, King Creole, and Blue Hawaii being among his most popular films. Still, the musical element was often paired with other genres - such as his roles as a boxer in Kid Galahad and a race-car driver in Spinout and Speedway, not to mention his Western forays like Frankie and Johnny and Stay Away, Joe.

The selling point for all of these movies was, of course, Elvis himself; they were built around his image as a singer, dancer, sex symbol, and All-American hero. But which Elvis movie is the best Elvis Presley movie? No doubt die-hard Elvis have been debating that question for decades now. Your votes will decide. Just remember that this list only includes his starring roles in feature films. For movies about Elvis, that’s another story - and you can take your pick among the many stars who have tried their best to emulate the King.

If you're a fan of Elvis Presley, then check out our lists of the best John Cena and Jean Harlow movies as well.

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  • King Creole
    Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Dolores Hart
    819 votes
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Michael Curtiz
    Denied his high school diploma because of a schoolyard fight, Danny Fisher (Elvis Presley) is unsure how he's going to support himself and his unemployed father (Dean Jagger). He briefly flirts with ...more
  • Jailhouse Rock
    Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy
    731 votes
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Richard Thorpe
    A young man, Vince Everett (Elvis Presley), is convicted of manslaughter after being drawn into a bar fight while trying to defend a woman. In prison, Everett finds salvation when his cellmate, a ...more

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  • Viva Las Vegas
    Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Teri Garr
    753 votes
    • Released: 1964
    • Directed by: George Sidney
    Viva Las Vegas is a 1964 American musical film starring Elvis Presley and actress Ann-Margret. Directed by golden age Hollywood musical director George Sidney, the film is regarded by fans and by ...more
  • Blue Hawaii
    Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury
    666 votes
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Norman Taurog
    After being discharged from the U.S. Army, cool guy Chadwick Gates (Elvis Presley) returns home to Hawaii. Following several years of strict military life, Gates wants nothing more than to hang loose ...more

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