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The Best Frankie Avalon Movies

Updated May 18, 2020 405 votes 70 voters 6.4k views31 items

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List of the best Frankie Avalon movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Frankie Avalon'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 Frankie Avalon movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Frankie Avalon movies will be at the top of the list. Frankie Avalon has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Frankie Avalon movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Frankie Avalon films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

A list made up of films like Charlie Gracie: Fabulous! An Intimate Portrait of a Rock Pioneer and Muscle Beach Party.

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  • 1

    Ski Party

    James Brown, Annette Funicello
    25
    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
  • 2

    Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine

    Vincent Price, Annette Funicello
    20
    5

    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
  • 3

    Pajama Party

    Teri Garr, Buster Keaton
    18
    4

    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
  • 4

    Skidoo

    Mickey Rooney, Carol Channing
    18
    5

    Released1968

    Directed byOtto Preminger

    Skidoo is an American comedy film directed by Otto Preminger, starring Jackie Gleason and Carol Channing, written by Doran William Cannon and released by Paramount Pictures on December 19, 1968. ...  more
  • 5

    Grease

    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John
    15
    2

    Released1978

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

    Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy-drama film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs' 1971 musical of the same name...  more

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  • 6

    Muscle Beach Party

    Don Rickles, Annette Funicello
    13
    4

    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
  • 7

    The Alamo

    John Wayne, Richard Widmark
    14
    6

    Released1960

    Directed byJohn Wayne

    The Alamo is a 1960 American historical epic film about the 1836 Battle of the Alamo produced and directed by John Wayne and starring Wayne as Davy Crockett. The picture also stars Richard Widmark as...  more

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  • 8

    Back to the Beach

    O. J. Simpson, Stevie Ray Vaughan
    10
    2

    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
  • 9

    Panic in Year Zero!

    Ray Milland, Frankie Avalon
    12
    4

    Released1962

    Directed byRay Milland

    Panic in Year Zero!, sometimes known as End of the World, is a 1962 science fiction film directed by and starring Ray Milland. The original music score was composed by Les Baxter. It was written by...  more

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  • 10

    Bikini Beach

    Stevie Wonder, Elizabeth Montgomery
    13
    6

    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
  • 11

    Beach Blanket Bingo

    Don Rickles, Linda Evans
    12
    5

    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
  • 12

    Beach Party

    Vincent Price, Annette Funicello
    13
    6

    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
  • 13

    Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

    Barbara Eden, Joan Fontaine
    10
    6

    Released1961

    Directed byIrwin Allen

    Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is an American science fiction film, produced and directed by Irwin Allen, released by 20th Century Fox in 1961. The story was written by Irwin Allen and Charles...  more

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  • 14

    Guns of the Timberland

    Jeanne Crain, Frankie Avalon
    10
    6

    Released1960

    Directed byRobert D. Webb

    Guns of the Timberland is a 1960 feature film starring Alan Ladd and Jeanne Crain. It was made by Ladd's Jaguar Productions and released through Warner Bros.....  more
  • 15

    Operation Bikini

    William Shatner, Frankie Avalon
    7
    2

    Released1963

    Directed byAnthony Carras

    Operation Bikini also released as The Seafighter is a film released in 1963 by American International Pictures. It was directed by Anthony Carras and starred Tab Hunter, Frankie Avalon, and Scott...  more
  • 16

    The Take

    Billy Dee Williams, Frankie Avalon
    1
    3

    Released1974

    Directed byRobert Hartford-Davis

    The Take is a 1974 action film directed by Robert Hartford-Davis and writen by Franklin Coen and Del Reisman....
  • 17

    Fireball 500

    Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon
    7
    3

    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
  • 18

    Alakazam the Great

    Hideo Kinoshita, Nobuaki Sekine
    0
    4

    Released1960

    Directed byOsamu Tezuka, Taiji Yabushita, Daisaku Shirakawa

    Alakazam the Great is a 1960 Japanese musical anime film, based on the Chinese novel Journey to the West, and was one of the earliest anime films to be released in the United States. Based on the...  more
  • 19

    I'll Take Sweden

    Bob Hope, Tuesday Weld
    6
    4

    Released1965

    Directed byFred de Cordova

    I'll Take Sweden is a 1965 comedy film directed by Frederick de Cordova, and starring Bob Hope, Frankie Avalon, and Tuesday Weld....  more
  • 20

    Blood Song

    Frankie Avalon, Antoinette Bower
    0
    4

    Released1982

    Directed byAlan J. Levi

    Blood Song is a 1982 horror film directed by Robert Angus and Alan J. Levi, produced by Frank Avianca and Lenny Montana, and starring Frankie Avalon and Donna Wilkes....  more
  • 21

    How to Stuff a Wild Bikini

    Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Montgomery
    5
    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
  • 22

    The Castilian

    Cesar Romero, Frankie Avalon
    0
    4

    Released1963

    Directed byJavier Setó

    The Castilian is a 1963 film about Fernán González of Castile, the first independent Count of Castile, who lived and reigned in the early 10th century, and is considered an important figure in the...  more
  • 23

    Drums of Africa

    Frankie Avalon
    4
    4

    Released1963

    Directed byJames B. Clark

    Drums of Africa is a 1963 action film directed by James B. Clark....  more
  • 24

    Movie Songs Live

    Debbie Reynolds, Lulu
    3
    3

    Released2007

  • 25

    Charlie Gracie: Fabulous! An Intimate Portrait of a Rock Pioneer

    Paul McCartney, Frankie Avalon
    3
    3

    Released2005