The Best Howard Keel Movies

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

If you think the best Howard Keel role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Howard Keel 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 Texas Carnival and Hollywood Musicals of the '50s.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Howard Keel movies?" and "What are the greatest Howard Keel roles of all time?"
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  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
    1
    Howard Keel, Jane Powell, Russ Tamblyn
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Stanley Donen
  • Show Boat
    2
    Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ava Gardner
    • Released: 1951
    • Directed by: George Sidney
  • Calamity Jane
    3
    Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: David Butler
  • Annie Get Your Gun
    4
    Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern
    • Released: 1950
    • Directed by: George Sidney, Busby Berkeley
  • Kiss Me Kate
    5
    Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: George Sidney
  • Desperate Search
    6
    Keenan Wynn, Jane Greer, Elaine Stewart
    • Released: 1952
    • Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
  • Pagan Love Song
    7
    Rita Moreno, Esther Williams, Howard Keel
    • Released: 1950
    • Directed by: Robert Alton
  • The War Wagon
    8
    John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Howard Keel
    • Released: 1967
    • Directed by: Burt Kennedy
  • Callaway Went Thataway
    9
    Fred MacMurray, Dorothy McGuire, Howard Keel
    • Released: 1951
    • Directed by: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
  • Jupiter's Darling
    10
    Esther Williams, Howard Keel, Gower Champion
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: George Sidney
  • Ride, Vaquero!
    11
    Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: John Farrow
  • The Big Fisherman
    12
    Howard Keel, Susan Kohner, John Saxon
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Frank Borzage
  • Kismet
    13
    Howard Keel, Ann Blyth, Dolores Gray
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
  • Texas Carnival
    14
    Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Howard Keel
    • Released: 1951
    • Directed by: Charles Walters
  • Waco
    15
    Jane Russell, DeForest Kelley, Terry Moore
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Robert G. Springsteen
  • Arizona Bushwackers
    16
    Yvonne De Carlo, John Ireland, Howard Keel
    • Released: 1968
    • Directed by: Lesley Selander
  • Three Guys Named Mike
    17
    Jane Wyman, Van Johnson, Howard Keel
    • Released: 1951
    • Directed by: Charles Walters
  • Deep in My Heart
    18
    José Ferrer, Merle Oberon, Helen Traubel
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Stanley Donen
  • The Day of the Triffids
    19
    Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey, Janette Scott
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Steve Sekely
  • Hollywood Musicals of the '50s
    20
    Debbie Reynolds, Ann Miller, Donald O'Connor
    • Released: 1999
  • Fast Company
    21
    Howard Keel, Polly Bergen, Marjorie Main
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: John Sturges
  • Armored Command
    22
    Burt Reynolds, Howard Keel
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Byron Haskin
  • The Man from Button Willow
    23
    Herschel Bernardi, Buck Buchanan, Pinto Colvig
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: David Detiege