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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?"

Notable directors that worked with Roddy McDowall include names like Orson Welles, Garry Marshall and Fritz Lang.

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Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore Planet of the Apes is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring Charlton Heston. Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, and James ...more

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Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowall, Walter Pidgeon How Green Was My Valley is a 1941 drama film directed by John Ford. The film, based on the 1939 Richard Llewellyn novel, was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and scripted by Philip Dunne. The film ...more

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Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon Fright Night is a 1985 American horror comedy film written and directed by Tom Holland and produced by Herb Jaffe. It stars William Ragsdale, Chris Sarandon, Roddy McDowall and Amanda Bearse. ...more

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Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens, Ernest Borgnine The Poseidon Adventure is a 1972 American action-adventure disaster film, directed by Ronald Neame, produced by Irwin Allen, and based on Paul Gallico's novel of the same name. The film features ...more

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John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George Stevens. It is a retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the Resurrection. ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Martin Landau Cleopatra is a 1963 epic historical drama film chronicling the struggles of Cleopatra VII, the young Queen of Egypt, to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome. It was directed by Joseph L. ...more

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Roddy McDowall, Michael Gough, Pamela Franklin The Legend of Hell House is a 1973 British horror film directed by John Hough and based on the American novel Hell House by Richard Matheson, who also wrote the screenplay. The film stars Pamela ...more

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Ricardo Montalbán, Roddy McDowall, Sal Mineo Escape from the Planet of the Apes is a 1971 science fiction film directed by Don Taylor and written by Paul Dehn. It stars Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Bradford Dillman and Ricardo ...more

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Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale, Kevin Spacey A Bug's Life is a 1998 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by ...more

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John Huston, John Landis, Roddy McDowall Battle for the Planet of the Apes is a 1973 science fiction film directed by J. Lee Thompson. It is the fifth and final entry in the original Planet of the Apes series produced by Arthur P. ...more

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Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Linda Harrison Beneath the Planet of the Apes is a 1970 American science fiction film directed by Ted Post and written by Paul Dehn. It is the second of five films in the original Planet of the Apes series ...more

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Ricardo Montalbán, Roddy McDowall, Don Murray Conquest of the Planet of the Apes is a 1972 science fiction film directed by J. Lee Thompson. It is the fourth of five films in the original Planet of the Apes series produced by Arthur P. ...more

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Tuesday Weld, Harvey Korman, Roddy McDowall Lord Love a Duck is a 1966 black comedy starring Roddy McDowall and Tuesday Weld. The film was a satire of popular culture at the time, its targets ranging from progressive education to Beach ...more

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Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Roddy McDowall Overboard is a 1987 American romantic comedy film starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. It was directed by Garry Marshall, produced by Roddy McDowall, and loosely inspired by the 1974 Italian ...more

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Roddy McDowall, James Bell, Jeff Corey My Friend Flicka is a 1943 coming-of-age film about a young boy, played by Roddy McDowall, who is given a young horse to raise. It is based on the popular children's novel by Mary O'Hara.

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Elizabeth Taylor, Roddy McDowall, Elsa Lanchester Lassie Come Home is a 1943 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Technicolor feature film starring Roddy McDowall and canine actor, Pal, in a story about the profound bond between Yorkshire boy Joe Carraclough ...more

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

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Orson Welles, Roddy McDowall, Alan Napier Macbeth is a 1948 American film adaptation by Orson Welles of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth.

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Paul Newman, Ava Gardner, Jacqueline Bissett The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean is a 1972 American western film written by John Milius, directed by John Huston, and starring Paul Newman. It was loosely based on the real-life, ...more

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Ernest Borgnine, Anthony Perkins, Yvette Mimieux The Black Hole is a 1979 American science fiction film directed by Gary Nelson and produced by Walt Disney Productions. The film stars Maximilian Schell, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette ...more

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Gregory Peck, Vincent Price, Roddy McDowall The Keys of the Kingdom is a 1944 American film based on the 1941 novel, The Keys of the Kingdom, by A. J. Cronin. The movie was adapted by Nunnally Johnson, directed by John M. Stahl and ...more

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Roddy McDowall, Jon Gries, Traci Lind Fright Night Part 2 is a 1988 American horror comedy film directed by Tommy Lee Wallace and starring William Ragsdale, Roddy McDowall, Traci Lind, and Julie Carmen. It is the first and only ...more

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Roddy McDowall, Paul Maxwell, Jill Haworth It! is a 1967 British/American horror film made by Seven Arts Productions and Gold Star Productions, Ltd. that features the Golem of Prague as its main subject. The film was made in the style of ...more

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Roddy McDowall, Hayley Mills, Elsa Lanchester That Darn Cat! is a 1965 American Walt Disney Productions thriller comedy film starring Hayley Mills and Dean Jones in a story about bank robbers, a kidnapping and a mischievous cat. The film ...more

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Angela Lansbury, Roddy McDowall, Bruce Forsyth Bedknobs and Broomsticks is a 1971 American musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by Buena Vista Distribution Company in North America on December 13, 1971. It is based ...more

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Mary Steenburgen, Roddy McDowall, William Russ Dead of Winter is a thriller film made in 1987. It was directed by Arthur Penn and is a loose remake of the 1945 film My Name Is Julia Ross. It stars Mary Steenburgen, who plays three roles.

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Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, James Caan Funny Lady is a 1975 musical film starring Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall, and Ben Vereen. A sequel to the 1968 film Funny Girl, it is a highly fictionalized account ...more

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Roddy McDowall, Harry Morgan, Sandy Duncan The Cat from Outer Space is a 1978 American comic science fiction film, starring Ronnie Schell, Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall and McLean Stevenson. Produced by Walt ...more

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Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer Inside Daisy Clover is a 1965 American drama film based on the 1963 novel by Gavin Lambert. It stars Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Roddy McDowall and Ruth Gordon. It was ...more

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Roddy McDowall, Gulshan Grover, Billy Campbell The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo is a 1997 American adventure film starring Jamie Williams as Mowgli, with Roddy McDowall and Billy Campbell in supporting roles. It is a live action ...more

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John Huston, Casey Kasem, Roddy McDowall The Return of the King, is a 1980 animated musical television film created by Rankin/Bass and Topcraft. The film is an adaptation of the The Return of the King, the third book in The Lord of the ...more

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Doris Day, Myrna Loy, Rex Harrison Midnight Lace is a 1960 American mystery-thriller film starring Doris Day and Rex Harrison, directed by David Miller. The screenplay by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts is based on the play Matilda ...more

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George Sanders, Roddy McDowall, Joan Bennett Man Hunt is a 1941 American thriller film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Walter Pidgeon and Joan Bennett. It is based on the 1939 novel Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household and is set just ...more

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Suzanne Pleshette, Roddy McDowall, Karl Malden The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin is a theatrical feature film produced by Walt Disney Company.

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John Cleese, Stephen Fry, Vanessa Redgrave The Wind in the Willows is a 1987 American animated musical television film directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass. It is an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Set ...more

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Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Roddy McDowall 5 Card Stud is a 1968 Western directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Dean Martin and Robert Mitchum, The script, based on a novel by Ray Gaulden, was written by Marguerite Roberts, who also ...more

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Miracle on 34th Street Roddy McDowall, Jane Alexander, Sebastian Cabot Miracle on 34th Street is a 1973 drama film directed by Fielder Cook.

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Edward Furlong, Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek The Grass Harp is a 1995 American comedy-drama film. It is based on the novella by Truman Capote; the screenplay was the final work of Oscar-winning screenwriter Stirling Silliphant. The film ...more

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Brad Pitt, Roddy McDowall, Martin Mull Cutting Class is a 1989 slasher film and dark comedy directed by Rospo Pallenberg and written by Steve Slavkin. The film was Brad Pitt's first major role.

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Olivia Newton-John, Margaret Cho, Greg Louganis It's My Party is a 1996 American drama film written and directed by Randal Kleiser, it was one of the first feature films to address the topic of AIDS patients dying with dignity. The film is ...more

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James Coburn, Milton Berle, John Gielgud The Loved One is a 1965 black and white comedy film about the funeral business in Los Angeles, which is based on The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy, a short satirical novel by Evelyn ...more

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Roddy McDowall, James Bell, Preston Foster Thunderhead, Son of Flicka is a 1945 Technicolor family film directed by Louis King. It was adapted to screen by Dwight Cummins and Dorothy Yost from the novel by Mary O'Hara, and is based on ...more

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Kidnapped Roddy McDowall, Dan O'Herlihy, Sue England Kidnapped is a 1948 Drama directed by William Beaudine, starring Roddy McDowall, Sue England and Dan O'Herlihy. The former child star Roddy McDowall plays David Balfour in the story about a ...more

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Christopher Lee, Eli Wallach, David Carradine Circle of Iron is a 1978 martial arts and fantasy film co-written by Bruce Lee, who intended to star in the film himself, but died before production. The film is also known as The Silent Flute, ...more

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Roddy McDowall, Keenan Wynn, Dennis Burkley Laserblast is a 1978 American science fiction film about an unhappy teenage loner who discovers an alien laser cannon and goes on a murderous rampage, seeking revenge against those who he feels ...more

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Dolly Parton, Allison Mack, Roddy McDowall Unlikely Angel is a 1996 American Christmas TV movie starring Dolly Parton which premiered on CBS in 1996.

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Teri Hatcher, Kevin Bacon, John Cleese The Big Picture is a 1989 American comedy film starring Kevin Bacon and directed by Christopher Guest.

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Montgomery Clift, Roddy McDowall, Hardy Krüger The Defector is a 1966 thriller film, starring Montgomery Clift, Roddy McDowall and Macha Meril. It was directed by Belgian director/producer Raoul Lévy and based on the 1965 novel ...more

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Margot Kidder, Frank Welker, Roddy McDowall GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords is an American animated film based on the Gobots toy and TV franchise. This movie was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and released to theaters in 1986 by ...more

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Elliott Gould, Roddy McDowall, Fred Williamson Mean Johnny Barrows is a 1976 film. It stars Fred Williamson, who also directed the film; Elliott Gould; Stuart Whitman; James Brown; and Roddy McDowall also star.