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The Best Frankie Avalon Movies 

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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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John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

Released: 1978

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

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Don Rickles, Linda Evans, Annette Funicello

Released: 1965

Directed by: William 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 ...more
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Vincent Price, Annette Funicello, Yvette Vickers

Released: 1963

Directed by: William 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.
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Stevie Wonder, Elizabeth Montgomery, Don Rickles

Released: 1964

Directed by: William 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. ...more
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John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Frankie Avalon

Released: 1960

Directed by: John 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 ...more

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Don Rickles, Annette Funicello, Peter Lorre

Released: 1964

Directed by: William 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
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James Brown, Annette Funicello, Yvonne Craig

Released: 1965

Directed by: Alan 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 ...more
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Vincent Price, Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon

Released: 1965

Directed by: Norman 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 ...more
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Ray Milland, Frankie Avalon, Jean Hagen

Released: 1962

Directed by: Ray 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 ...more

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O. J. Simpson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lori Loughlin

Released: 1987

Directed by: Lyndall 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

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Teri Garr, Buster Keaton, Don Rickles

Released: 1964

Directed by: Don 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 ...more
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Skidoo Mickey Rooney, Carol Channing, Burgess Meredith

Released: 1968

Directed by: Otto 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.
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Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Montgomery, Buster Keaton

Released: 1965

Directed by: William 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 ...more
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Barbara Eden, Joan Fontaine, Peter Lorre

Released: 1961

Directed by: Irwin 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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Bob Hope, Tuesday Weld, Frankie Avalon

Released: 1965

Directed by: Fred 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.
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William Shatner, Frankie Avalon, Jim Backus

Released: 1963

Directed by: Anthony 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 ...more
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Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Connie Francis

Released: 1957

Directed by: Roy Lockwood

Jamboree, known as Disc Jockey Jamboree in the United Kingdom, is the name of a black and white 1957 rock and roll film, directed by Roy Lockwood. Its story is about a boy and girl, Pete Porter ...more
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Frankie Avalon, Shirley Eaton

Released: 1967

Directed by: Lindsay Shonteff

The Million Eyes of Sumuru is a 1967 British spy film produced by Harry Alan Towers, directed by Lindsay Shonteff and filmed at the Shaw Brothers studios in Hong Kong. It stars Frankie Avalon ...more
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The Haunted House of Horror Frankie Avalon, Dennis Price, Jill Haworth

Directed by: Michael Armstrong

The Haunted House of Horror, also titled Horror House and The Dark, was an early type of teen "slasher film" set in late 60's England. It starred Frankie Avalon and Jill Haworth as ...more
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Buster Keaton, Cesar Romero, Eve Arden

Released: 1965

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Sergeant Dead Head is a 1965 musical comedy film written by Louis M. Heyward and directed by Norman Taurog.
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Movie Songs Live Debbie Reynolds, Lulu, Frankie Valli

Released: 2007

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Robert Wagner, Frankie Avalon, Carolyn Jones

Released: 1961

Directed by: Irving Brecher

Sail a Crooked Ship is a film directed and written by Irving Brecher.
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Hideo Kinoshita, Nobuaki Sekine, Kiyoshi Kawakubo

Released: 1960

Directed by: Osamu 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 ...more
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Frankie Avalon, Antoinette Bower, Richard Jaeckel

Released: 1982

Directed by: Alan 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.