The Best Rock Hudson Movies

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List of the best Rock Hudson movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Rock Hudson appeared in popular TV shows like McMillan & Wife and Dynasty, but his filmography is also quite impressive. Rock Hudson'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 Rock Hudson movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Rock Hudson movies will be at the top of the list. Rock Hudson has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Rock Hudson movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Rock Hudson films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List features Pillow Talk, Giant and more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Rock Hudson movies?" and "What are the greatest Rock Hudson roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Hudson's romantic films, you might also enjoy our list of best Doris Day movies and best James Dean movies.

Blake Edwards and Charles Lamont both worked with Rock Hudson over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Is Rock Hudson your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Spencer Tracy and Maureen O'Hara films lists too.

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  • Giant
    Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean
    206 votes
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: George Stevens
    Wealthy Texas rancher Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson) shakes things up at home when he returns from a trip to the East Coast with a love interest, the refined Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor). Bick and ...more

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  • Pillow Talk
    Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall
    212 votes
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Michael Gordon
    Playboy songwriter Brad Allen's (Rock Hudson) succession of romances annoys his neighbor, interior designer Jan Morrow (Doris Day), who shares a telephone party line with him and hears all his breezy ...more

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  • Written on the Wind
    Lauren Bacall, Rock Hudson, Robert Stack
    105 votes
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Douglas Sirk
    The happy-go-lucky daily campus lives of eight high school girls in the Urawaku, Saitama Prefecture.
  • Man's Favorite Sport?
    Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Maria Perschy
    142 votes
    • Released: 1964
    • Directed by: Howard Hawks
    Salesman Roger (Rock Hudson) is revered for his ability to sell fishing supplies; he's even authored a book on the art of angling. So, when a fishing tournament comes up, his boss asks him to enter. ...more

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  • Send Me No Flowers
    Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall
    144 votes
    • Released: 1964
    • Directed by: Norman Jewison
    After eavesdropping on his doctors as they discuss another patient, George (Rock Hudson), a middle-aged hypochondriac, leaves a hospital visit believing he's terminally ill. Assuming he'll soon be ...more

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  • Seconds
    Rock Hudson, Salome Jens, John Randolph
    129 votes
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: John Frankenheimer
    Banker Arthur Hamilton (John Randolph) gets a call one day from a friend he thought was dead. It turns out that the friend is not a ghost, but was simply faking all along, and was placed into a new ...more

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