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The Best Rock Hudson Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 4.6k votes 1.0k voters 103.8k 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

    Released1956

    Directed byGeorge Stevens

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  • Written on the Wind2
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    Written on the Wind

    Lauren Bacall, Rock Hudson

    Released1956

    Directed byDouglas Sirk

    Written on the Wind is a 1956 American drama film directed by Douglas Sirk and starring Rock... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Seconds3
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    Seconds

    Rock Hudson, Will Geer

    Released1966

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

    Seconds is a 1966 American science fiction drama film directed by John Frankenheimer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Pillow Talk4
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    Pillow Talk

    Doris Day, Rock Hudson

    Released1959

    Directed byMichael Gordon

    Pillow Talk is a 1959 Eastmancolor romantic comedy film in CinemaScope directed by Michael... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Man's Favorite Sport?5
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    Man's Favorite Sport?

    Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss

    Released1964

    Directed byHoward Hawks

    Man's Favorite Sport? is a 1964 comedy film starring Rock Hudson and Paula Prentiss. Released... more on Wikipedia
  • Darling Lili6
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    Darling Lili

    Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson

    Released1970

    Directed byBlake Edwards

    Darling Lili is a 1970 American musical film. The screenplay was written by William Peter... more on Wikipedia
  • Magnificent Obsession7
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    Magnificent Obsession

    Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman

    Released1954

    Directed byDouglas Sirk

    Magnificent Obsession is a 1954 Universal-International Technicolor romantic feature film... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Send Me No Flowers8
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    Send Me No Flowers

    Doris Day, Rock Hudson

    Released1964

    Directed byNorman Jewison

    Send Me No Flowers is a 1964 American comedy film, directed by Norman Jewison and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • All That Heaven Allows9
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    All That Heaven Allows

    Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman

    Released1955

    Directed byDouglas Sirk

    All That Heaven Allows is a 1955 romance feature film starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson in a... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • The Tarnished Angels10
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    The Tarnished Angels

    Rock Hudson, Troy Donahue

    Released1958

    Directed byDouglas Sirk

    The Tarnished Angels is a 1957 American drama film directed by Douglas Sirk. The screenplay by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Ice Station Zebra11
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    Ice Station Zebra

    Jim Brown, Rock Hudson

    Released1968

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    Ice Station Zebra is a 1968 suspense film directed by John Sturges, starring Rock Hudson,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Embryo12
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    Embryo

    Rock Hudson, Barbara Carrera

    Released1976

    Directed byRalph Nelson

    Embryo is a 1976 science fiction / horror film which was directed by Ralph Nelson, and which... more on Wikipedia
  • Fighter Squadron13
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    Fighter Squadron

    Rock Hudson, Robert Stack

    Released1948

    Directed byRaoul Walsh

    Fighter Squadron is a 1948 American Technicolor war film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • One Desire14
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    One Desire

    Natalie Wood, Rock Hudson

    Released1955

    Directed byJerry Hopper

    One Desire is a 1955 film directed by Jerry Hopper. It stars Anne Baxter and Rock Hudson.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Hornets' Nest15
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    Hornets' Nest

    Rock Hudson, Sylva Koscina

    Released1970

    Directed byPhil Karlson, Franco Cirino

    Hornets’ Nest is a 1970 Italian-American war film directed by Phil Karlson and starring Rock... more on Wikipedia
  • The Undefeated16
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    The Undefeated

    John Wayne, Merlin Olsen

    Released1969

    Directed byAndrew V. McLaglen

    The Undefeated is a 1969 American Western film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and John Wayne... more on Wikipedia

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  • Pretty Maids All in a Row17
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    Pretty Maids All in a Row

    Rock Hudson, Angie Dickinson

    Released1971

    Directed byRoger Vadim

    Pretty Maids All in a Row is an American mystery film that is part dark comedy, part murder... more on Wikipedia
  • World War III18
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    World War III

    Rock Hudson

    Released1982

    Directed byDavid Greene, Boris Sagal

    World War III is a miniseries that aired on the NBC network television in January 1982.Amazon_watch buy button
  • A Fine Pair19
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    A Fine Pair

    Claudia Cardinale, Rock Hudson

    Released1968

    Directed byFrancesco Maselli

    A Fine Pair is a 1968 Italian crime-comedy film directed by Francesco Maselli. It stars Rock... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • A Farewell to Arms20
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    A Farewell to Arms

    Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones

    Released1957

    Directed byJohn Huston, Charles Vidor

    A Farewell to Arms is a 1957 American DeLuxe Color CinemaScope drama film directed by Charles... more on Wikipedia
  • Strange Bedfellows21
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    Strange Bedfellows

    Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida

    Released1965

    Directed byMelvin Frank

    Strange Bedfellows is an American comedy film directed by Melvin Frank, starring Rock Hudson,... more on Wikipedia
  • Winchester '7322
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    Winchester '73

    James Stewart, Rock Hudson

    Released1950

    Directed byAnthony Mann

    Winchester '73 is a 1950 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James... more on Wikipedia

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  • Beneath the 12-Mile Reef23
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    Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

    Rock Hudson, Robert Wagner

    Released1953

    Directed byRobert D. Webb

    Beneath the 12-Mile Reef is a 1953 American adventure film directed by Robert D. Webb. The... more on Wikipedia
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    Scarlet Angel

    Rock Hudson

    Released1952

    Directed bySidney Salkow

    Scarlet Angel is a 1952 film starring Rock Hudson.Amazon_watch buy button
  • Battle Hymn25
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    Battle Hymn

    Rock Hudson, Alan Hale

    Released1956

    Directed byDouglas Sirk

    Battle Hymn is a Universal-International feature film starring Rock Hudson as Colonel Dean E.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button