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The Best Rock Hudson Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 4.3k votes 1.0k voters 104.2k views66 items

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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.

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    Giant

    Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean
    Giant is a 1956 American drama film, directed by George Stevens from a screenplay adapted by...  more

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    Seconds

    Rock Hudson, Will Geer
    Seconds is a 1966 American science fiction drama film directed by John Frankenheimer and...  more
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    Written on the Wind

    Lauren Bacall, Rock Hudson
    Written on the Wind is a 1956 American drama film directed by Douglas Sirk and starring Rock...  more
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    Pillow Talk

    Doris Day, Rock Hudson
    Pillow Talk is a 1959 Eastmancolor romantic comedy film in CinemaScope directed by Michael...  more

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    The Tarnished Angels

    Rock Hudson, Troy Donahue
    The Tarnished Angels is a 1957 American drama film directed by Douglas Sirk. The screenplay by...  more
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    Man's Favorite Sport?

    Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss
    Man's Favorite Sport? is a 1964 comedy film starring Rock Hudson and Paula Prentiss. Released...  more
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    Send Me No Flowers

    Doris Day, Rock Hudson
    Send Me No Flowers is a 1964 American comedy film, directed by Norman Jewison and starring...  more
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    Magnificent Obsession

    Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman
    Magnificent Obsession is a 1954 Universal-International Technicolor romantic feature film...  more
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    All That Heaven Allows

    Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman
    All That Heaven Allows is a 1955 romance feature film starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson in a...  more

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    Lover Come Back

    Doris Day, Rock Hudson
    Lover Come Back is a 1961 Eastmancolor romantic comedy released by Universal Pictures and...  more

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    Ice Station Zebra

    Jim Brown, Rock Hudson
    Ice Station Zebra is a 1968 suspense film directed by John Sturges, starring Rock Hudson,...  more

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    Embryo

    Rock Hudson, Barbara Carrera
    Embryo is a 1976 science fiction / horror film which was directed by Ralph Nelson, and which...  more
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    Fighter Squadron

    Rock Hudson, Robert Stack
    Fighter Squadron is a 1948 American Technicolor war film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring...  more
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    One Desire

    Natalie Wood, Rock Hudson
    One Desire is a 1955 film directed by Jerry Hopper. It stars Anne Baxter and Rock Hudson....  more
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    The Undefeated

    John Wayne, Merlin Olsen
    The Undefeated is a 1969 American Western film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and John Wayne...  more

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    Bright Victory

    Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy
    Bright Victory is a 1951 film, adapted by Robert Buckner from Baynard Kendrick's novel Lights...  more
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    Pretty Maids All in a Row

    Rock Hudson, Angie Dickinson
    Pretty Maids All in a Row is an American mystery film that is part dark comedy, part murder...  more
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    World War III

    Rock Hudson
    World War III is a miniseries that aired on the NBC network television in January 1982....  more
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    The Vegas Strip War

    Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones
    The Vegas Strip Wars is a 1984 television movie directed by George Englund and starred Rock...  more
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    A Farewell to Arms

    Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones
    A Farewell to Arms is a 1957 American DeLuxe Color CinemaScope drama film directed by Charles...  more
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    A Fine Pair

    Claudia Cardinale, Rock Hudson
    A Fine Pair is a 1968 Italian crime-comedy film directed by Francesco Maselli. It stars Rock...  more
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    Winchester '73

    James Stewart, Rock Hudson
    Winchester '73 is a 1950 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James...  more

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    Strange Bedfellows

    Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida
    Strange Bedfellows is an American comedy film directed by Melvin Frank, starring Rock Hudson,...  more
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    Battle Hymn

    Rock Hudson, Alan Hale
    Battle Hymn is a Universal-International feature film starring Rock Hudson as Colonel Dean E....  more
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    Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

    Rock Hudson, Robert Wagner
    Beneath the 12-Mile Reef is a 1953 American adventure film directed by Robert D. Webb. The...  more