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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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Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette
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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Yvette Mimieux, Rod Taylor, Alan Young
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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Jane Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Rod Taylor
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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Karl Malden, Merle Oberon, Rod Taylor
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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Doris Day, Dom DeLuise, Paul Lynde
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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Jim Brown, Yvette Mimieux, Rod Taylor
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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Ernest Borgnine, John Mills, Luciana Paluzzi
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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John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Ricardo Montalbán
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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Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley
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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Rita Hayworth, David Niven, Burt Lancaster
Separate Tables is a 1958 film adaptation of Terence Rattigan's play of the same name, directed by Delbert Mann.
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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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Jill St. John, Trevor Howard, Rod Taylor
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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Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie Smith, Orson Welles
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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Shirley MacLaine, David Niven, Gig Young
Ask Any Girl is a 1959 comedy film directed by Charles Walters.
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Elke Sommer, Rod Taylor, Keenan Wynn
The Treasure Seekers is a 1979 British-American action film directed by Henry Levin and starring Rod Taylor, Stuart Whitman and Elke Sommer. It was shot on location in Jamaica.
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The Hell with Heroes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rod Taylor Movies
The Hell with Heroes Claudia Cardinale, Rod Taylor, Kevin McCarthy
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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James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Taylor
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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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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Jane Russell, Suzanne Pleshette, Glenn Ford
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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Bette Davis, Debbie Reynolds, Ernest Borgnine
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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Raquel Welch, Doris Day, Britt Ekland
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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Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Lee Marvin
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) 23 on the list The Best Rod Taylor Movies
Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger
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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Maggie Smith, Julie Christie, Rod Taylor
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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Bette Davis, Joan Collins, Rod Taylor
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