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The Best Elvis Presley Movies

Updated October 14, 2019 17k votes 2.3k voters 100.1k views38 items

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

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

This Elivs movies list is made up of a variety of films, including Love Me Tender and Jailhouse Rock and answers the questions, "What are the best Elvis Presley movies?" and "What are the greatest Elvis Presley roles of all time?"

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    Elvis Presley, Walter Matthau
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    Released1958

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    King Creole is a 1958 American musical drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, and Walter Matthau. Produced by Hal B. Wallis and based on the 1952 novel A  ...more
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    Elvis Presley, Dean Jones
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    Released1957

    Directed byRichard Thorpe

    Jailhouse Rock is a 1957 American musical drama film directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, and Mickey Shaughnessy. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and dramatized by  ...more
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    Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret
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    Released1964

    Directed byGeorge 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
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    Elvis Presley, Angela Lansbury
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    Released1961

    Directed byNorman Taurog, Mickey Moore

    Blue Hawaii is a 1961 American musical romantic comedy film set in the state of Hawaii and starring Elvis Presley. The screenplay by Hal Kanter was nominated by the Writers Guild of America in 1962  ...more
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    Elvis Presley, Lizabeth Scott
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    Released1957

    Directed byHal Kanter

    Loving You is a 1957 American Technicolor musical drama structured as Elvis Presley's first starring film vehicle, following his debut the previous year in a supporting role in the black-and-white  ...more
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    Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell
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    Released1962

    Directed byGordon Douglas

    Follow That Dream is a 1962 American musical film starring Elvis Presley made by Mirisch Productions. The movie was based on the 1959 novel Pioneer, Go Home! by Richard P. Powell. Producer Walter  ...more
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    Elvis Presley, James Burton
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    Released1970

    Directed byDenis Sanders

    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 was  ...more
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    Elvis Presley, Raquel Welch
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    Released1964

    Directed byJohn Rich, Mickey Moore

    Roustabout is a 1964 American musical feature film starring Elvis Presley as a singer who takes a job working with a struggling carnival. The film was produced by Hal Wallis and directed by John Rich  ...more
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    Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse
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    Released1960

    Directed byNorman Taurog, Mickey Moore

    G.I. Blues is a 1960 American musical comedy film directed by Norman Taurog and starring Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, and Robert Ivers. The movie was filmed at Paramount Pictures studio, with some  ...more
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    Elvis Presley, Charles Bronson
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    Released1962

    Directed byPhil Karlson

    Kid Galahad is a 1962 American musical film starring Elvis Presley as a boxer. It was released by United Artists. The film opened at #9 at the box office when released in the United States in August  ...more
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    Elvis Presley, Debra Paget
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    Released1956

    Directed byRobert D. Webb, Stanley Hough

    Love Me Tender is a 1956 American black-and-white CinemaScope motion picture directed by Robert D. Webb, and released by 20th Century Fox on November 15, 1956. The film, named after the song, stars  ...more
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  • 12
    Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares
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    Released1965

    Directed byBoris Sagal, Jack Aldworth

    Girl Happy is a 1965 American musical romantic comedy and beach party film starring Elvis Presley in his 18th feature. The movie won a fourth place prize Laurel Award in the category Top Musical of  ...more
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  • 13

    Released1973

    Directed byMarty Pasetta

    Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite is a music concert that was headlined by Elvis Presley, and was broadcast live via satellite on January 14, 1973. The concert took place at the Honolulu International  ...more
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    James Burton, Glen D. Hardin
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    Released1972

    Directed byRobert Abel, Pierre Adidge

    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 his  ...more
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  • 15
    Elvis Presley, Barbara Eden
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    Released1960

    Directed byDon Siegel, Mickey Moore

    Flaming Star is a 1960 Western film starring Elvis Presley and Barbara Eden, based on the book Flaming Lance by Clair Huffaker. Critics agreed that Presley gave one of his best acting performances as  ...more
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    Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens
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    Released1962

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    Girls! Girls! Girls! is a 1962 American musical comedy film starring Elvis Presley as a penniless Hawaiian fisherman who loves his life on the sea and dreams of owning his own boat. "Return to  ...more
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    #37 of 41 The Best '60s Romantic Comedies#13 of 27 The Best '60s Dance Movies

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    Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress
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    Released1963

    Directed byRichard Thorpe, Mickey Moore

    Fun in Acapulco is a 1963 American musical comedy film starring Elvis Presley and Ursula Andress. While exterior filming was undertaken involving every other member of the crew at various places in  ...more
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    #34 of 66 The Best Cinco De Mayo Movies#102 of 137 The Best Elvis Presley Songs of All Time#55 of 104 The Best Movies About Mexico

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    Elvis Presley, Kurt Russell
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    Released1963

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    It Happened at the World's Fair is a 1963 American musical film starring Elvis Presley as a cropdusting pilot. It was filmed in Seattle, Washington, site of the Century 21 Exposition, the 1962  ...more
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  • 19
    Elvis Presley, Tuesday Weld
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    Released1961

    Directed byPhilip Dunne

    Wild in the Country is a 1961 American drama film directed by Philip Dunne and starring Elvis Presley, Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, and Millie Perkins. Based on the 1958 novel The Lost Country by J. R.  ...more
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    Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore
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    Released1969

    Directed byWilliam A. Graham

    Change of Habit is a 1969 American musical drama film directed by William A. Graham. A physician who runs a medical clinic in a poor neighborhood takes on an autistic young girl as a patient and  ...more
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  • 21
    Elvis Presley, Allison Hayes
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    Released1965

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    Tickle Me is a 1965 American musical comedy film starring Elvis Presley as a champion rodeo bull-rider and bronco-buster. Presley won a 1966 Golden Laurel Award as best male actor in a musical film  ...more
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  • 22
    Elvis In Concert is a posthumous 1977 TV special starring Elvis Presley. It was Elvis' third and final TV special, following Elvis and Aloha From Hawaii. It was filmed during Presley's final tour in  ...more
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  • 23
    Keith Richards, B.B. King
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    Released1956

    Directed byJeremy Marre

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    Elvis, starring Elvis Presley, is United States television special that aired on December 3, 1968 on the NBC television network. The special is commonly referred to as the '68 Comeback Special,  ...more
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    Elvis Presley, Robert Redford
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    Released1967

    Directed byArthur H. Nadel

    Clambake is a 1967 American musical film directed by Arthur H. Nadel and starring Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, and Bill Bixby. Written by Arthur Browne Jr., the film is about the heir to an oil  ...more
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