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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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Yvette Mimieux, Rod Taylor, Alan Young

Released: 1960

Directed by: George Pal

The Time Machine – also known promotionally as H.G. Wells' The Time Machine – is a 1960 Metrocolor time travel science fiction film based on the 1895 novel of the same name by H. G. Wells in ...more

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Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

Released: 1963

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

The Birds is a 1963 suspense/horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the 1952 story "The Birds" by Daphne du Maurier. It depicts Bodega Bay, California, which is, ...more

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Karl Malden, Merle Oberon, Rod Taylor

Released: 1967

Directed by: Richard Quine

Hotel is a 1967 Technicolor film adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Arthur Hailey. The film stars Rod Taylor, Catherine Spaak, Karl Malden, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Rennie, and ...more
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Jim Brown, Yvette Mimieux, Rod Taylor

Released: 1968

Directed by: Jack Cardiff

Dark of the Sun is a 1968 adventure-war film starring Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Brown, and Peter Carsten. The film, which was directed by Jack Cardiff, is based on Wilbur Smith's 1965 ...more
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Jane Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Rod Taylor

Released: 1963

Directed by: Peter Tewksbury

Sunday in New York, filmed in Metrocolor, is a 1963 American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Tewksbury and starring Jane Fonda, Rod Taylor and Cliff Robertson. The soundtrack score was ...more
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Doris Day, Dom DeLuise, Paul Lynde

Released: 1966

Directed by: Frank Tashlin

The Glass Bottom Boat is an 1966 American romantic comedy movie directed by Frank Tashlin, starring Doris Day and Rod Taylor, with Arthur Godfrey, Dick Martin, Dom DeLuise and Paul Lynde. It is ...more
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Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley

Released: 1961

Directed by: Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Wolfgang Reitherman

One Hundred and One Dalmatians, often written 101 Dalmatians, is a 1961 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and adapted from Dodie Smith's 1956 novel of the same ...more

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John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Ricardo Montalbán

Released: 1973

Directed by: Burt Kennedy

The Train Robbers is a 1973 Western Technicolor film starring John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Rod Taylor and Ben Johnson. The movie was written and directed by Burt Kennedy. Rod Taylor is billed above ...more

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Ernest Borgnine, John Mills, Luciana Paluzzi

Released: 1967

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Chuka is a 1967 American western film starring Rod Taylor who also produced and worked on the screenplay. The film began a series of tough guy roles for Taylor. A story of honor, debt, and ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Dennis Hopper

Released: 1956

Directed by: George Stevens

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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The Hell with Heroes Claudia Cardinale, Rod Taylor, Kevin McCarthy

Released: 1968

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

The Hell with Heroes is a 1968 film directed by Joseph Sargent set in Africa immediately after World War II. Although by this stage Rod Taylor was a reasonably big film star, the producers could ...more
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Jane Russell, Suzanne Pleshette, Glenn Ford

Released: 1964

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

Fate Is the Hunter is a 1964 film about the crash of an airliner and the subsequent investigation: it was directed by Ralph Nelson and released by 20th Century Fox. It was nominally based on the ...more

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James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Taylor

Released: 1965

Directed by: George Seaton

36 Hours is an American suspense film, based on the short story "Beware of the Dog" by Roald Dahl. The picture stars James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, and Rod Taylor and was directed by ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie Smith, Orson Welles

Released: 1963

Directed by: Anthony Asquith

The V.I.P.s, also known as Hotel International, is a 1963 British drama film in Metrocolor and Panavision. It was directed by Anthony Asquith, produced by Anatole de Grunwald and distributed by ...more
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Jill St. John, Trevor Howard, Rod Taylor

Released: 1965

Directed by: Jack Cardiff

The Liquidator is a 1965 British thriller film starring Rod Taylor as Brian "Boysie" Oakes, Trevor Howard and Jill St. John. It was based on the first of a series of Boysie Oakes ...more
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Rock Hudson, Rod Taylor, Barry Sullivan

Released: 1963

Directed by: Delbert Mann

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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Raquel Welch, Doris Day, Britt Ekland

Released: 1965

Directed by: Ralph Levy, George Marshall

Do Not Disturb is a DeLuxe Color CinemaScope romantic comedy film directed by Ralph Levy, starring Doris Day and Rod Taylor as Janet and Mike Harper, a married couple who relocate to England ...more
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Maggie Smith, Julie Christie, Rod Taylor

Released: 1965

Directed by: John Ford, Jack Cardiff

Young Cassidy is a 1965 film directed by Jack Cardiff and John Ford. The film stars Rod Taylor, Julie Christie, and Maggie Smith. The film is a biographical drama based upon the life of the ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Lee Marvin

Released: 1957

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Raintree County is a 1957 American Technicolor melodramatic film set during the American Civil War, directed by Edward Dmytryk. It stars Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, and ...more
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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rod Taylor Movies
Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

Released: 2009

Directed by: Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino

Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 German-American war black comedy film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Michael ...more

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Christopher Plummer, Rod Taylor, Daliah Lavi

Released: 1968

Directed by: Ralph Thomas

Nobody Runs Forever, also called The High Commissioner, is a 1968 film directed by Ralph Thomas based on Jon Cleary's 1966 novel The High Commissioner. It stars Rod Taylor as Australian ...more
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Rita Hayworth, David Niven, Burt Lancaster

Released: 1958

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Separate Tables is a 1958 film adaptation of Terence Rattigan's play of the same name, directed by Delbert Mann.
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Jane Russell, Rod Taylor, William Smith

Released: 1970

Directed by: Robert Clouse

Darker than Amber is a 1970 film adaptation of the John D. MacDonald novel Darker than Amber. It was directed by Robert Clouse from a screenplay by MacDonald and Ed Waters. It starred Rod Taylor ...more
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Bette Davis, Debbie Reynolds, Ernest Borgnine

Released: 1956

Directed by: Richard Brooks

The Catered Affair, also known as Wedding Party, is a family drama film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Sam Zimbalist from a screenplay by Gore ...more
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Bette Davis, Joan Collins, Rod Taylor

Released: 1955

Directed by: Henry Koster

The Virgin Queen is a 1955 DeLuxe Color historical drama film in CinemaScope starring Bette Davis, Richard Todd and Joan Collins. It focuses on the relationship between Elizabeth I of England ...more