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The Best Roddy McDowall Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 2.3k votes 181 voters 14.8k views78 items

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

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

List ranges from Angel, Angel, Down We Go to Earth Angel and more.

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

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    Planet of the Apes

    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison
    Planet of the Apes is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner...  more

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    #260 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#10 of 24 The Best Movies with Twist Endings

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    The Poseidon Adventure

    Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens
    The Poseidon Adventure is a 1972 American action-adventure disaster film, directed by Ronald...  more

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    #678 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#11 of 318 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time

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    Cleopatra

    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton
    Cleopatra is a 1963 epic historical drama film chronicling the struggles of Cleopatra VII, the...  more

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    #173 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made#6 of 55 The Best Biopics About Women

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    A Bug's Life

    Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale
    A Bug's Life is a 1998 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar...  more

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    #34 of 50 The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked#144 of 440 Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s

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    Escape from the Planet of the Apes

    Ricardo Montalbán, Roddy McDowall
    Escape from the Planet of the Apes is a 1971 science fiction film directed by Don Taylor and...  more

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    #41 of 135 The Best Third Films In A Movie Series#49 of 103 The Best Time Travel Movies

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    The Greatest Story Ever Told

    John Wayne, Charlton Heston
    The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George...  more

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    #78 of 301 The Best Movies Based On True Stories#7 of 39 The Greatest Biblical Movies Ever Made

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    Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

    Ricardo Montalbán, Roddy McDowall
    Conquest of the Planet of the Apes is a 1972 science fiction film directed by J. Lee Thompson....  more

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    #77 of 100 The 95+ Greatest Dystopian Action Movies#354 of 498 The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Of All Time

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    Battle for the Planet of the Apes

    John Huston, John Landis
    Battle for the Planet of the Apes is a 1973 science fiction film directed by J. Lee Thompson....  more
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    The Legend of Hell House

    Roddy McDowall, Michael Gough
    The Legend of Hell House is a 1973 British horror film directed by John Hough and based on the...  more
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    My Friend Flicka

    Roddy McDowall, James Bell
    My Friend Flicka is a 1943 coming-of-age film about a young boy, played by Roddy McDowall, who...  more
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    Lassie Come Home

    Elizabeth Taylor, Roddy McDowall
    Lassie Come Home is a 1943 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Technicolor feature film starring Roddy...  more

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    Beneath the Planet of the Apes

    Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall
    Beneath the Planet of the Apes is a 1970 American science fiction film directed by Ted Post...  more

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    #128 of 180 The Best Dystopian And Near Future Movies#81 of 136 The Scariest Animal Horror Movies Ever Made

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    Bedknobs and Broomsticks

    Angela Lansbury, Roddy McDowall
    This film is a 1971 American musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by...  more

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    #220 of 534 The Best Animated Films Ever#241 of 298 The Best Duos of All Time

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    Overboard

    Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell
    Overboard is a 1987 American romantic comedy film starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. It...  more

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    #79 of 782 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#98 of 375 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime

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    Macbeth

    Orson Welles, Roddy McDowall
    Macbeth is a 1948 American film adaptation by Orson Welles of William Shakespeare's tragedy...  more
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    Lord Love a Duck

    Tuesday Weld, Harvey Korman
    Lord Love a Duck is a 1966 black comedy starring Roddy McDowall and Tuesday Weld. The film was...  more
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    The Cat from Outer Space

    Roddy McDowall, Harry Morgan
    The Cat from Outer Space is a 1978 American comic science fiction film, starring Ronnie...  more

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    That Darn Cat!

    Roddy McDowall, Hayley Mills
    That Darn Cat! is a 1965 American Walt Disney Productions thriller comedy film starring Hayley...  more

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    #592 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#808 of 1,139 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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    It!

    Roddy McDowall, Paul Maxwell
    It! is a 1967 British/American horror film made by Seven Arts Productions and Gold Star...  more

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    #52 of 106 The Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 1960s#50 of 69 The Best '60s Horror Movies

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    The Black Hole

    Ernest Borgnine, Anthony Perkins
    The Black Hole is a 1979 American science fiction film directed by Gary Nelson and produced by...  more

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    #96 of 175 The Best Science Fiction Action Movies#200 of 552 The Best '70s Movies

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    Fright Night II

    Roddy McDowall, Jon Gries
    Fright Night Part 2 is a 1988 American horror comedy film directed by Tommy Lee Wallace and...  more

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    The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin

    Suzanne Pleshette, Roddy McDowall
    The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin is a theatrical feature film produced by Walt Disney...  more
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    Evil Under the Sun

    Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg
    Evil Under the Sun is a 1982 British mystery film based on the 1941 novel of the same name by...  more

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    #50 of 247 The Best Whodunit Movies#11 of 31 Great Movies Set Along the Coast

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    The Keys of the Kingdom

    Gregory Peck, Vincent Price
    The Keys of the Kingdom is a 1944 American film based on the 1941 novel, The Keys of the...  more
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    Inside Daisy Clover

    Robert Redford, Natalie Wood
    Inside Daisy Clover is a 1965 American drama film based on the 1963 novel by Gavin Lambert. It...  more