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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, James Dean, Dennis Hopper Giant is a 1956 American drama film, directed by George Stevens from a screenplay adapted by Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat from the novel by Edna Ferber. The film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock ...more

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Pillow Talk Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall Pillow Talk is a 1959 Eastmancolor romantic comedy film in CinemaScope directed by Michael Gordon. It features Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter and Nick Adams. The film was ...more

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Written on the Wind Lauren Bacall, Rock Hudson, Robert Stack Written on the Wind is a 1956 American drama film directed by Douglas Sirk and starring Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone. The screenplay by George Zuckerman was based ...more

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Send Me No Flowers Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Paul Lynde Send Me No Flowers is a 1964 American comedy film, directed by Norman Jewison and starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, and Tony Randall. After Pillow Talk and Lover Come Back, it is the third and ...more

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Magnificent Obsession Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman, Agnes Moorehead Magnificent Obsession is a 1954 Universal-International Technicolor romantic feature film directed by Douglas Sirk; starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson. The screenplay was written by Robert ...more

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All That Heaven Allows Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman, Agnes Moorehead All That Heaven Allows is a 1955 romance feature film starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson in a tale about a well-to-do widow and a younger landscape designer falling in love. The screenplay was ...more

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Lover Come Back Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Ann B. Davis Lover Come Back is a 1961 Eastmancolor romantic comedy released by Universal Pictures and directed by Delbert Mann. The film stars Doris Day and Rock Hudson in their second film together. The ...more

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Man's Favorite Sport? Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Regis Toomey Man's Favorite Sport? is a 1964 comedy film starring Rock Hudson and Paula Prentiss. Released by Universal Pictures, the movie was directed and produced by Howard Hawks. Hawks intended this ...more

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Seconds Rock Hudson, Will Geer, Richard Anderson Seconds is a 1966 American science fiction drama film directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Rock Hudson. The screenplay by Lewis John Carlino was based on Seconds, a novel by David Ely. ...more

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Ice Station Zebra Jim Brown, Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine Ice Station Zebra is a 1968 cold-war era suspense and espionage film directed by John Sturges, starring Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan, Ernest Borgnine, and Jim Brown. The screenplay by Alistair ...more

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The Tarnished Angels Rock Hudson, Troy Donahue, Robert Stack The Tarnished Angels is a 1957 American drama film directed by Douglas Sirk. The screenplay by George Zuckerman is based on the 1935 novel Pylon by William Faulkner.

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Come September Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Bobby Darin Come September is a 1961 romantic comedy film directed by Robert Mulligan, and starring Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin.

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The Undefeated John Wayne, Merlin Olsen, Rock Hudson 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 ...more

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Pretty Maids All in a Row Rock Hudson, Angie Dickinson, Telly Savalas 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 ...more

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This Earth Is Mine Rock Hudson, Jean Simmons, Claude Rains This Earth Is Mine is a 1959 American drama film directed by Henry King and starring Rock Hudson and Jean Simmons. The film portrays the lives and loves of the Rambeau family, a California ...more

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Strange Bedfellows Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Gig Young 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.

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Bend of the River James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Harry Morgan Bend of the River is a 1952 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams, and Rock Hudson. Based on the 1952 novel Bend of the Snake by ...more

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A Gathering of Eagles Rock Hudson, Rod Taylor, Barry Sullivan A Gathering of Eagles is a 1963 film about the U.S. Air Force during the Cold War and the pressures of command. The plot is patterned after the World War II film Twelve O'Clock High, which ...more

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Winchester '73 James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis Winchester '73 is a 1950 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, and Stephen McNally. Written by Borden Chase and Robert L. ...more

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A Farewell to Arms Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Bud Spencer A Farewell to Arms is a 1957 American DeLuxe Color CinemaScope drama film directed by Charles Vidor. The screenplay by Ben Hecht, based in part on a 1930 play by Laurence Stallings, was the ...more

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Darling Lili Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson, Lance Percival Darling Lili is a 1970 American musical film. The screenplay was written by William Peter Blatty and Blake Edwards, who also directed. It starred Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson, and Jeremy Kemp. It ...more

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The Mirror Crack'd Elizabeth Taylor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Novak 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

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Battle Hymn Rock Hudson, Alan Hale, Jr. Battle Hymn is a Universal-International feature film starring Rock Hudson as Colonel Dean E. Hess, a real-life United States Air Force fighter pilot in the Korean War. Hess's autobiography of ...more

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Never Say Goodbye Clint Eastwood, Rock Hudson, Cornell Borchers Never Say Goodbye is a 1956 film starring Rock Hudson. The film is loosely based on the play Come Prima Meglio Di Prima by Luigi Pirandello.

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Sea Devils Rock Hudson, Yvonne De Carlo, Bryan Forbes 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 ...more

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The Last Sunset Kirk Douglas, Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie The Last Sunset is a 1961 western movie starring Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, and Dorothy Malone, and was directed by Robert Aldrich. The film was released by Universal Studios, shot in Eastman ...more

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The Spiral Road Rock Hudson, Gena Rowlands, Burl Ives 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 ...more

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Tobruk Rock Hudson, George Peppard, Norman Rossington Tobruk is a 1967 American war film starring Rock Hudson and George Peppard and directed by Arthur Hiller. The film was written by Leo Gordon and released through Universal Pictures. Set in North ...more

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Captain Lightfoot Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Jeff Morrow 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 ...more

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Has Anybody Seen My Gal? James Dean, Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie 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

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Something of Value Rock Hudson, Sidney Poitier, Wendy Hiller Something of Value is a 1957 drama directed by Richard Brooks and starring Rock Hudson, Dana Wynter and Sidney Poitier. The film was reissued under the title Africa Ablaze. The movie, based on ...more

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Hornets' Nest Rock Hudson, Sylva Koscina, Jacques Sernas Hornets’ Nest is a 1970 Italian-American war film directed by Phil Karlson and starring Rock Hudson, Sylva Koscina, and Sergio Fantoni.

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A Very Special Favor Rock Hudson, Leslie Caron, Charles Boyer A Very Special Favor is a 1965 romantic comedy film directed by Michael Gordon, and starring Rock Hudson and Leslie Caron.

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Seminole Rock Hudson, Lee Marvin, Anthony Quinn Seminole is a 1953 American western film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Rock Hudson and Anthony Quinn. Much of the film was shot in the Everglades National Park, Florida.

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Embryo Rock Hudson, Barbara Carrera, Roddy McDowall Embryo is a 1976 science fiction / horror film which was directed by Ralph Nelson, and which starred Rock Hudson alongside Barbara Carrera.

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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. Described as a "rugged story of oil-boom Oklahoma in the early 1900s", it was adapted from ...more

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The Ambassador Rock Hudson, Robert Mitchum, Ellen Burstyn The Ambassador is a 1984 American thriller film directed by J. Lee Thompson and stars Robert Mitchum, Ellen Burstyn and Rock Hudson. The political thriller was based on the 1974 crime novel 52 ...more

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Blindfold Claudia Cardinale, Rock Hudson, Jack Warden Blindfold is a 1966 American motion picture by Universal Pictures, starring Rock Hudson and Claudia Cardinale that was based on Lucille Fletcher's 1960 novel of the same name. It was the last ...more

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Bright Victory Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy, Richard Egan Bright Victory is a 1951 film, adapted by Robert Buckner from Baynard Kendrick's novel Lights Out. It was directed by Mark Robson, and it stars Arthur Kennedy, Peggy Dow, Julia Adams, James ...more

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Fighter Squadron Rock Hudson, Robert Stack, Edmond O'Brien Fighter Squadron is a 1948 American Technicolor war film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Edmond O'Brien as a maverick World War II fighter pilot, with featured performances by Robert Stack ...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.

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The Golden Blade Rock Hudson, Anita Ekberg, Piper Laurie The Golden Blade is an adventure film from 1953 directed by Nathan Juran and starring Rock Hudson as Harun Al-Rashid and Piper Laurie as Princess Khairuzan. It is set in ancient Bagdad and ...more

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The Vegas Strip War Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones, Rock Hudson The Vegas Strip Wars is a 1984 television movie directed by George Englund and starred Rock Hudson, Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones and Pat Morita. The plot involves a charming Las Vegas hotel ...more

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A Fine Pair is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Rock Hudson Movies
A Fine Pair Claudia Cardinale, Rock Hudson, Ellen Corby A Fine Pair is a 1968 Italian crime-comedy film directed by Francesco Maselli. It stars Rock Hudson and Claudia Cardinale.

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The Lawless Breed Rock Hudson, Lee Van Cleef, Dennis Weaver The Lawless Breed is a 1953 western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Rock Hudson. The film is based on the life of outlaw John Wesley Hardin.

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Air Cadet Rock Hudson, Gail Russell, Richard Long Air Cadet is a 1951 film directed by Joseph Pevney.

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Twilight for the Gods Rock Hudson, Cyd Charisse Twilight for the Gods is a 1958 drama film directed by Joseph Pevney and starring Rock Hudson and Cyd Charisse. The story is based on the novel Twilight for the Gods by Ernest K. Gann.

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Scarlet Angel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Rock Hudson Movies
Scarlet Angel Rock Hudson Scarlet Angel is a 1952 film starring Rock Hudson.

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Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Rock Hudson, Robert Wagner, Peter Graves Beneath the 12-Mile Reef is a 1953 American adventure film directed by Robert D. Webb. The screenplay by A. I. Bezzerides was inspired by Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. The film was ...more

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Avalanche Mia Farrow, Rock Hudson, Robert Forster Avalanche is a 1978 American disaster film, directed by Corey Allen and starring Rock Hudson, Robert Forster, Mia Farrow and Jeanette Nolan. The taglines for the film included "A Winter ...more