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The Best Roddy McDowall Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 2.1k votes 179 voters 14.7k 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.

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    Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    Cleopatra

    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton

    Released1963

    Directed byDarryl F. Zanuck, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rouben Mamoulian

    Cleopatra is a 1963 epic historical drama film chronicling the struggles of Cleopatra VII, the... more on Wikipedia

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    Escape from the Planet of the  is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    Escape from the Planet of the Apes

    Ricardo Montalbán, Roddy McDowall

    Released1971

    Directed byDon Taylor

    Escape from the Planet of the Apes is a 1971 science fiction film directed by Don Taylor and... more on Wikipedia
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    The Greatest Story Ever Told is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    The Greatest Story Ever Told

    John Wayne, Charlton Heston

    Released1965

    Directed byGeorge Stevens, Jean Negulesco, David Lean

    The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Battle for the Planet of the A is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    Battle for the Planet of the Apes

    John Huston, John Landis

    Released1973

    Directed byJ. Lee Thompson

    Battle for the Planet of the Apes is a 1973 science fiction film directed by J. Lee Thompson.... more on Wikipedia

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    Conquest of the Planet of the  is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

    Ricardo Montalbán, Roddy McDowall

    Released1972

    Directed byJ. Lee Thompson

    Conquest of the Planet of the Apes is a 1972 science fiction film directed by J. Lee Thompson.... more on Wikipedia

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    Lassie Come Home is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    Lassie Come Home

    Elizabeth Taylor, Roddy McDowall

    Released1943

    Directed byFred M. Wilcox

    Lassie Come Home is a 1943 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Technicolor feature film starring Roddy... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    My Friend Flicka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    My Friend Flicka

    Roddy McDowall, James Bell

    Released1943

    Directed byHarold D. Schuster

    My Friend Flicka is a 1943 coming-of-age film about a young boy, played by Roddy McDowall, who... more on Wikipedia
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    The Legend of Hell House is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    The Legend of Hell House

    Roddy McDowall, Michael Gough

    Released1973

    Directed byJohn Hough

    The Legend of Hell House is a 1973 British horror film directed by John Hough and based on the... more on Wikipedia
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    Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    Planet of the Apes

    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison

    Released1968

    Directed byFranklin J. Schaffner

    Planet of the Apes is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner... more on Wikipedia

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    Beneath the Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    Beneath the Planet of the Apes

    Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall

    Released1970

    Directed byTed Post

    Beneath the Planet of the Apes is a 1970 American science fiction film directed by Ted Post... more on Wikipedia
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    Overboard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    Overboard

    Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell

    Released1987

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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

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    Lord Love a Duck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    Lord Love a Duck

    Tuesday Weld, Harvey Korman

    Released1966

    Directed byGeorge Axelrod

    Lord Love a Duck is a 1966 black comedy starring Roddy McDowall and Tuesday Weld. The film was... more on Wikipedia
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    Macbeth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    Macbeth

    Orson Welles, Roddy McDowall

    Released1948

    Directed byOrson Welles

    Macbeth is a 1948 American film adaptation by Orson Welles of William Shakespeare's tragedy... more on Wikipedia
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    The Black Hole is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    The Black Hole

    Ernest Borgnine, Anthony Perkins

    Released1979

    Directed byGary Nelson

    The Black Hole is a 1979 American science fiction film directed by Gary Nelson and produced by... more on Wikipedia

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    It! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    It!

    Roddy McDowall, Paul Maxwell

    Released1966

    Directed byHerbert J. Leder

    It! is a 1967 British/American horror film made by Seven Arts Productions and Gold Star... more on Wikipedia

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    How Green Was My Valley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    How Green Was My Valley

    Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowall

    Released1941

    Directed byJohn Ford

    How Green Was My Valley is a 1941 drama film directed by John Ford. The film, based on the... more on Wikipedia

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    Fright Night II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    Fright Night II

    Roddy McDowall, Jon Gries

    Released1988

    Directed byTommy Lee Wallace

    Fright Night Part 2 is a 1988 American horror comedy film directed by Tommy Lee Wallace and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    The Adventures of Bullwhip Gri is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin

    Suzanne Pleshette, Roddy McDowall

    Released1967

    Directed byJames Neilson

    The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin is a theatrical feature film produced by Walt Disney... more on Wikipedia
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    The Poseidon Adventure is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    The Poseidon Adventure

    Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens

    Released1972

    Directed byIrwin Allen, Ronald Neame

    The Poseidon Adventure is a 1972 American action-adventure disaster film, directed by Ronald... more on Wikipedia

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    The Life and Times of Judge Ro is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

    Paul Newman, Ava Gardner

    Released1972

    Directed byJohn Huston

    The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean is a 1972 American western film written by John Milius,... more on Wikipedia

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    The Keys of the Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    The Keys of the Kingdom

    Gregory Peck, Vincent Price

    Released1944

    Directed byJohn M. Stahl

    The Keys of the Kingdom is a 1944 American film based on the 1941 novel, The Keys of the... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Evil Under the Sun is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    Evil Under the Sun

    Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg

    Released1982

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    Evil Under the Sun is a 1982 British mystery film based on the 1941 novel of the same name by... more on Wikipedia

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    Inside Daisy Clover is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    Inside Daisy Clover

    Robert Redford, Natalie Wood

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Mulligan

    Inside Daisy Clover is a 1965 American drama film based on the 1963 novel by Gavin Lambert. It... more on Wikipedia
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    Dead of Winter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    Dead of Winter

    Mary Steenburgen, Roddy McDowall

    Released1987

    Directed byArthur Penn

    Dead of Winter is a thriller film made in 1987. It was directed by Arthur Penn and is a loose... more on Wikipedia
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    Funny Lady is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Roddy McDowall Movies
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    Funny Lady

    Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif

    Released1975

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    Funny Lady is a 1975 American biographical musical comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross... more on Wikipedia

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