The Best Rod Taylor Movies

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List of the best Rod Taylor movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Rod Taylor'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 Rod Taylor movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Rod Taylor movies will be at the top of the list. Rod Taylor has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Rod Taylor movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Rod Taylor films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List is made up of many different films, including Young Cassidy and One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Rod Taylor movies?" and "What are the greatest Rod Taylor roles of all time?"

Alfred Hitchcock and Quentin Tarantino are among those who have directed Rod Taylor at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

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  • The Birds
    1
    Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette
    69 votes
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
    Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) meets Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) in a San Francisco pet store and decides to follow him home. She brings with her the gift of two love birds and they strike up a ...more

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  • The Time Machine
    2
    Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux
    77 votes
    • Released: 1960
    • Directed by: George Pal
    Scientist H. George Wells (Rod Taylor) builds a time machine, and despite the warning from his friend David (Alan Young) against "tempting the laws of providence," decides to visit the future. ...more

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  • Hotel
    3
    Rod Taylor, Catherine Spaak, Karl Malden
    38 votes
    • Released: 1967
    • Directed by: Richard Quine
    Warren Trent (Melvyn Douglas) may own a hotel that's the epitome of luxury, but the accounting books tell a different story. The St. Gregory Hotel is pretty much flat broke. To prevent a corporate ...more
  • Dark of the Sun
    4
    Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Brown
    38 votes
    • Released: 1968
    • Directed by: Jack Cardiff
    Professional soldier Curry (Rod Taylor) is tapped to oversee a dangerous mission in the Congo. The leader of the region needs Curry to guard a train carrying valuables that is snaking through areas ...more

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  • The Glass Bottom Boat
    5
    Doris Day, Rod Taylor, Arthur Godfrey
    41 votes
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Frank Tashlin
    Jennifer Nelson (Doris Day) works at an aerospace lab, but moonlights as a mermaid to boost sales for her father's glass-bottom boat company. When her coworker, Bruce Templeton (Rod Taylor), ...more

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  • Sunday in New York
    6
    Cliff Robertson, Jane Fonda, Rod Taylor
    33 votes
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Peter Tewksbury
    Troubled over pressure from her boyfriend (Robert Culp) to have sex, prim and proper Eileen Tyler (Jane Fonda) decides to visit her brother Adam (Cliff Robertson), a pilot who has an apartment in New ...more

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