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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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  • Heroic World War I pilot Roger Shumann (Robert Stack) is all but forgotten by the 1930s, but flying is all he knows, so he takes work as an air show stuntman. Roger's job is demeaning, low-paying and ...more
  • 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
  • The happy-go-lucky daily campus lives of eight high school girls in the Urawaku, Saitama Prefecture.
  • 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
  • Sea Devils is a British–American historical adventure film, directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Rock Hudson, Yvonne De Carlo, and Maxwell Reed. The story is based on Victor Hugo's novel Toilers of ...more
  • 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
  • Predicated on a May-December romance. The difference here is that the woman, attractive widow Cary Scott (Jane Wyman), is considerably older than the man, handsome gardener-landscaper Ron Kirby (Rock ...more
  • In 1930, Elizabeth Rambeau (Jean Simmons) arrives in Napa Valley, California, from London to stay at the winery owned by her grandfather Phillipe (Claude Rains), and her aunt Martha (Dorothy ...more
  • American mogul Robert Talbot (Rock Hudson) customarily spends the month of September in his lush Italian villa. But this year he arrives early and gets a surprise -- his money-grubbing overseer has ...more
  • 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
  • Reckless playboy Robert Merrick (Rock Hudson) is in a boat accident, and his condition requires a resuscitator to save his life. Soon afterward Dr. Phillips has a heart attack and needs the same ...more
  • Strange Bedfellows is an American comedy film directed by Melvin Frank, starring Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Gig Young, and Terry-Thomas, and released by Universal Studios.
  • The Mirror Crack'd is a 1980 British mystery film based on Agatha Christie's Miss Marple novel The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side and directed by Guy Hamilton. It starred Angela Lansbury, Kim ...more
  • 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
  • The Undefeated is a 1969 American Western film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and John Wayne and starring John Wayne and Rock Hudson. The film portrays events surrounding the French Intervention in ...more
  • Jerry (Rock Hudson) is a slick adman who uses women and booze to woo his clients. One day, his tactics draw the ire of Carol (Doris Day), an executive at a rival agency, who reports him to the Ad ...more
  • Has Anybody Seen My Gal? 1952 film comedy film directed by Douglas Sirk, and starring Piper Laurie, Rock Hudson, Charles Coburn, and Gigi Perreau. Set in the 1920s, the film is named after The ...more
  • Notorious womanizer and oil baron Paul Chadwick (Rock Hudson) wins a legal case in Paris by charming the female judge, which infuriates the opposing lawyer, Michel Boullard (Charles Boyer). Boullard ...more
  • The Spiral Road is a 1962 American drama starring Rock Hudson, Burl Ives, Gena Rowlands, Geoffrey Keen, Reggie Nalder and Neva Patterson. It was directed by Robert Mulligan with a screenplay by John ...more
  • Captain Lightfoot is a 1955 film starring Rock Hudson and Barbara Rush, and is a Hollywood adaptation of a book by W. R. Burnett written in 1954. The movie is set in the early 19th century with the ...more
  • A US submarine is dispatched to the frozen wastes of the North Pole to recover a Soviet satellite crammed full of strategic snapshots of US bases. The Cold War atmosphere becomes even chillier as the ...more
  • Fugitive Brendan O'Malley (Kirk Douglas) crosses the Mexican border and heads to the farm of his ex-lover, Belle (Dorothy Malone), where her husband hires him to help with a cattle drive. U.S. ...more
  • Pretty Maids All in a Row is an American mystery film that is part dark comedy, part murder mystery. It starred Rock Hudson alongside Angie Dickinson, and was released on April 28, 1971. Roger Vadim ...more
  • Col. Caldwell (Rock Hudson) is assigned to shape up a U.S. Air Force base, and he quickly develops a reputation as a stern taskmaster. He instigates the early retirement of squadron commander Col. ...more
  • Dr. Michael Parker (Rock Hudson), living in California with his daughter, Suzy (Shelley Fabares), is visiting New York when he runs into his former wife, Lisa (Cornell Borchers), who had been ...more