10 Essential Elvis Presley Movies

1. Wild in the Country (1961)

With only three songs, it’s not your typical Elvis fare, but with a script credited to Clifford Odets, this was probably the type of prestige film that Presley envisioned for himself when he pursued an acting career.

2. G.I. Blues (1960)

Presley is a soldier stationed in Germany, where he bets his buddies he can make time with Prowse’s nightclub dancer with the cold shoulder reputation.

3. Flaming Star (1960)

Released soon after G.I. Blues, this Don Siegel-coordinated Western didn't toll too in the cinema world.

4. Blue Hawaii (1961)

One of his greatest film industry hits to date was a distinct advantage that provoked supervisor Colonel Parker to demand that Presley surrender any Oscar dreams

5. Roustabout (1964)

Presley is a hot-tempered wanderer (he does karate on some school young men, which gets him terminated from his most recent music gig) who ends up working at a striving fair.

6. Girl Happy (1965)

The most entertaining of the Presley travelogs finds Elvis and his stone combo dispatched to Fort Lauderdale by a Chicago mobster during spring break to oversee his young ladies just-want to have-a good time girl

A misjudged and ignored diamond that breaks the travelog format.

7.  Follow That Dream (1962)

8. Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Not the most ideal film Presley made, however unquestionably the best Presley travelog. Presley hit the big time with this return to the exemplary MGM melodic.

9. Jailhouse Rock (1957)

Sentenced for homicide, Elvis' Vince Everett is given the general tour by his fellow prisoner (Mickey Shaughnessy).

10. King Creole (1958)

As singing delinquent Danny Fisher, Elvis was in the best of hands with Michael Curtiz, who coordinated Bogie in Casablanca, Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy, and Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Robin Hood.

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