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List of Frankie Avalon Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Casino (1995)
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4
Casino
R
15
4

Based on Nicholas Pileggi’s book Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas, the movie follows the rise of mobster Sam “Ace” Rothstein after he takes charge of Las Vegas’ Tangiers Casino. Complicated personal relationships, corrupt politicians and the ever-changing Las Vegas eventually leads to his fall. 

Directed By:
2. Grease (1978)
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3
Grease
PG
17
3

Grease is the story of greaser Danny Zuko and Australian transfer student, Sandy Olsson in the 1950s. The two fall in love during summer but break up when Sandy has to move back to Australia. However, she doesn’t move back and misunderstandings develop between the two. The two eventually find their way back to each other. 

Starring:
Directed By:
Randal Kleiser
3. The Alamo (1960)
16
2
The Alamo
16
2

The Alamo is a Western historical war drama film which takes to the middle of the 19th century, where Mexican forces are invading Texas. Though the Mexican forces are stronger in number and have better arms and training, the Texans are not willing to give up, and their morale still remains high.

Role:
Smitty
Directed By:
4. Panic in Year Zero! (1962)
15
2
Panic in Year Zero!
15
2
Role:
Rick Baldwin
Starring:
Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Joan Freeman, Mary Mitchel
Directed By:
6. Sail a Crooked Ship (1961)
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3
Sail a Crooked Ship
13
3

Based on a novel of the same name, Sail a Crooked Ship is a comedy film which tells the story of Bugsy, who has an idea to steal a ship in New York City, and use it for a bank robbery in Boston. However, since neither him nor anyone in his gang has any idea on sailing, they kidnap an ex-Naval officer Gilbert to force him to sail for them.

Role:
Ens. Rodney J. Foglemeyer
Starring:
Robert Wagner, Carolyn Jones, Ernie Kovacs, Dolores Hart
Directed By:
Irving Brecher
7. Beach Party (1963)
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2
Beach Party
15
2
Role:
Frankie
Starring:
Annette Funicello, Vincent Price, Harvey Lembeck, Robert Cummings
Directed By:
William Asher
9. The Take (1974)
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3
The Take
PG
10
3

A pickpocket, Michael Mason, is mistaken for a terrorist and is accused of a blast in Paris. Sean Briar, the CIA Agent, should bring the real schemers to justice but how?

Role:
Danny James
Starring:
Sorrell Booke, Eddie Albert, Billy Dee Williams, Tracy Reed
Directed By:
Robert Hartford-Davis
11. Guns of the Timberland (1960)
10
3
Guns of the Timberland
10
3

Logger Jim Hadley obtains government grant to cut forests for a prime prospect outside Northwestern town of Deep Wells. A conflict arises when the town’s people, led by rancher Laura Riley, oppose as felling of trees would lead to mudslides during monsoon and erosion of topsoil would destroy their range for cattle. Things come to a head when loggers refuse to withdraw.

Role:
Bert Harvey
Starring:
Jeanne Crain, Alan Ladd, Gilbert Roland, Lyle Bettger
Directed By:
Robert D. Webb
12. Jamboree! (1957)
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2
Jamboree!
11
2
Starring:
Connie Francis, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Bowen, Buddy Knox
Directed By:
Roy Lockwood
13. Back to the Beach (1987)
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2
Back to the Beach
PG
15
2
Role:
Annette's Husband
Starring:
O. J. Simpson, Connie Stevens, Bob Denver, Jerry Mathers, Lori Loughlin, Edd Byrnes, Annette Funicello
Directed By:
Lyndall Hobbs
14. I'll Take Sweden (1965)
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3
I'll Take Sweden
11
3

A single father is unhappy with his daughter’s choice of husband-to-be. To find a way out, he accepts a transfer to Stockholm and takes his daughter along with him. But once in Norway, he finds that environ there is sexually far more liberal than in US, forcing him to reconsider his earlier opinion about his future son-in-law. 

Role:
Kenny Klinger
Starring:
Dina Merrill, Bob Hope, Tuesday Weld, Jeremy Slate
Directed By:
Frederick De Cordova
15. Ski Party (1965)
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2
Ski Party
11
2

Todd Armstrong and Craig Gamble, two college classmates on a ski vacation, feel that if they are going to have girlfriends, they first need to understand the psychology of women.

Role:
Todd Armstrong
Starring:
Annette Funicello, June Foray, Dwayne Hickman, Yvonne Craig
Directed By:
Alan Rafkin
16. The Castilian (1963)
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3
The Castilian
10
3

Don Sancho is a King in Spain, in the 10th century, who is known for his tyrannical ways. He is in league with the Moors when they invade the kingdom, and he banishes nobleman Fernán González from his kingdom. However, the latter returns with the help of Sancho’s daughter, and raises an army to march against the Moors.

Role:
Jerifán
Starring:
Broderick Crawford, Cesar Romero, Tomás Blanco, Espartaco Santoni
Directed By:
Javier Setó
17. Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)
11
2
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
G
11
2
Role:
Craig Gamble
Starring:
Vincent Price, Annette Funicello, Dwayne Hickman, Susan Hart, Jack Mullaney
Directed By:
Norman Taurog
18. Fireball 500 (1966)
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2
Fireball 500
11
2

Dave Owens is a handsome and daring stock-car driver who gets entangled in a smuggling scheme. However, he comes up with a plan to foil the criminals.

Role:
Dave Owens
Starring:
Annette Funicello, Chill Wills, Harvey Lembeck, Fabian
Directed By:
William Asher
19. Blood Song (1982)
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3
Blood Song
R
9
3
Starring:
Dane Clark, Richard Jaeckel, Antoinette Bower, Donna Wilkes
Directed By:
Alan J. Levi
20. Drums of Africa (1963)
10
2
Drums of Africa
10
2
Role:
Brian Ferrers
Starring:
Torin Thatcher, Lloyd Bochner, Hari Rhodes, Mariette Hartley
Directed By:
James B. Clark
21. Muscle Beach Party (1964)
11
3
Muscle Beach Party
G
11
3
Role:
Frankie
Starring:
Luciana Paluzzi, Annette Funicello, Peter Lorre, Don Rickles, John Ashley
Directed By:
William Asher
22. Skidoo (1968)
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4
Skidoo
R
9
4
Role:
Angie
Starring:
Otto Preminger, Mickey Rooney, Slim Pickens, Jackie Gleason, Michael Constantine, Frank Gorshin, Fred Clark
Directed By:
23. Sergeant Dead Head (1965)
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2
Sergeant Dead Head
NR
10
2

Sergeant Deadhead sets off a rocket during a parade, and therefore he is sent to a guardhouse by his commanding officer. He eventually attempts to escape, but this time, he boards a rocket by accident and launches himself to space with a chimpanzee. When he returns, it seems that his brains got swapped with the chimpanzee’s.

Role:
Sergeant O.K. Deadhead / Sergeant Donovan
Starring:
Buster Keaton, Deborah Walley, Cesar Romero, Fred Clark
Directed By:
Norman Taurog
24. Horror House (1969)
10
4
Horror House
PG
10
4
Role:
Chris
Starring:
Dennis Price, George Sewell, Mark Wynter, Jill Haworth
Directed By:
Michael Armstrong
25. Pajama Party (1964)
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2
Pajama Party
11
2

Go-Go is an intelligence officer and Martian scout sent to Earth to pave the way for a full-fledged invasion. But when his power pack malfunctions he is rescued by Earthling and kindly widow, Aunt Wendy. On Earth, Go-Go falls in love with Connie and ultimately saves Earth from his fellow Martians. 

Starring:
Teri Garr, Gus Trikonis, Elsa Lanchester, Annette Funicello, Buster Keaton, Don Rickles, Tommy Kirk
Directed By:
Don Weis
26. How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)
10
3
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
NR
10
3

When Frankie has to go for his Naval Reserve military duty in Tahiti, he enlists the help of a witch doctor Bwana to ensure that his girlfriend Dee Dee does not fall for any other guy. When advertising executive Ricky arrives, Bwana dispatches a mysterious beauty Cassandra to keep him away from Dee Dee. However Cassandra attracts other attention as well.

Starring:
Elizabeth Montgomery, Annette Funicello, Mickey Rooney, Buster Keaton, Dwayne Hickman, Brian Donlevy, Harvey Lembeck
Directed By:
William Asher
27. Operation Bikini (1963)
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3
Operation Bikini
9
3

In 1943, an American submarine, commanded by Capt. Emmett Carey, is instructed to pick up underwater demolition team led by Lt. Morgan Hayes, for an important mission of locating and destroying a sunken American submarine near Bikini Atoll before the Japanese can take over sub’s advanced radar system. With help from guerrillas, including the gorgeous Reiko, the team succeeds in completing their mission. 

Role:
Seaman Joseph Malzone
Starring:
William Shatner, Scott Brady, Jim Backus, Tab Hunter
Directed By:
Anthony Carras
28. The Million Eyes of Sumuru (1967)
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2
The Million Eyes of Sumuru
7
2

A pretty yet evil woman, Sumuru, conspires to rule the world and replace all the male leaders with her all-female sexy brigade. While investigating the killing of the security chief of Sinonesian president, secret agents, Nick West and Tommy Carter, discover Sumuru’s deadly organization. How do they deal with the lethal vixen and her army, known as ‘The Million Eyes of Sumuru'?

Role:
Tommy Carter
Starring:
Klaus Kinski, George Nader, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Shirley Eaton
Directed By:
Lindsay Shonteff

TV Movie(s)

1. Frankie and Annette: The Second Time Around (1978)
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2
Frankie and Annette: The Second Time Around
14
2
Role:
Frankie
Starring:
Annette Funicello, Herb Edelman, Samuel Benedict, Nick Benedict
Directed By:
Richard Benedict
2. Saga of Sonora (1973)
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3
Saga of Sonora
15
3
Starring:
Lesley Ann Warren, Roy Rogers, Cass Elliot, Zero Mostel, Vince Edwards
Directed By:
Marty Pasetta
3. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story (1995)
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2
A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story
14
2
Starring:
Linda Lavin, Len Cariou, Annette Funicello, David Lipper
Directed By:
Bill Corcoran

Animation(s)

Off to See the Wizard (1967)
Off to See the Wizard
Starring:
Steve Martin, Adam West, Larry Fine, Mel Blanc, Jim Nabors, Hal Holbrook, Vivian Vance
Directed By:
John Florea, Richard Kinon
Alakazam the Great (1960)
Alakazam the Great
Plot:

Alakazam the Great is a fantasy adventure film which tells the story of a monkey king who learns the secrets of magic and becomes quite arrogant. In order to make up for his troubles, the gods send him on a mission to accompany a prince on a journey filled with dangers, monsters, demons and cannibals.   

Starring:
Sterling Holloway, Jonathan Winters, Kiyoshi Komiyama, Noriko Shindô
Directed By:
Daisaku Shirakawa, Taiji Yabushita, Osamu Tezuka

TV Shows and Videos

Combat! (1962)
Combat!
Starring:
John Aniston, Leonard Nimoy, Gavin MacLeod, James Franciscus, Dennis Hopper, Sal Mineo, Robert Duvall
Directed By:
Michael Caffey, Richard Benedict, Bernard McEveety, Paul Stanley, Sutton Roley
Amigos del martes (1961)
Amigos del martes
Starring:
Gustavo Re, Franz Johan, Herta Frankel, Luis Aguilé
Rawhide (1959)
Rawhide
Starring:
Cloris Leachman, Bobby Troup, Charles Bronson, John Drew Barrymore, Marion Ross, Rory Calhoun, Martin Landau
Directed By:
Thomas Carr, Ted Post, Christian Nyby, Harmon Jones, Jesse Hibbs
Mr. Novak (1963)
Mr. Novak
Starring:
Peggy Lipton, Claudine Longet, Ed Asner, Lillian Gish, Katharine Ross, Micky Dolenz, Claude Akins
Directed By:
Allen Reisner, Richard Donner, Michael O'Herlihy, Abner Biberman, Paul Wendkos
The Eleventh Hour (1962)
The Eleventh Hour
Starring:
Telly Savalas, Kurt Russell, Walter Matthau, Eleanor Parker, Diahann Carroll, Richard Chamberlain, George C. Scott
Directed By:
Jack Arnold, Richard Donner, Paul Nickell, Don Medford
It Takes a Thief (1968)
It Takes a Thief
Starring:
Raymond Burr, Peter Sellers, Tina Louise, Bette Davis, Fred Astaire, Eve Plumb, George Takei
Directed By:
Don Weis, Jack Arnold, Michael Caffey, Barry Shear, Bruce Kessler
Police Story (1973)
Police Story
Starring:
Robert Carradine, Angie Dickinson, John Forsythe, Bert Convy, Elinor Donahue, Don Johnson, Lloyd Bridges
Directed By:
Virgil W. Vogel, Barry Crane, Richard Benedict, Alexander Singer, Michael O'Herlihy
Burke's Law (1963)
Burke's Law
Starring:
Gena Rowlands, David Niven, Carl Reiner, Dawn Wells, Mako Iwamatsu, Gloria Swanson, Jayne Mansfield
Directed By:
Don Weis, Jerry Hopper, Don Taylor, Richard Kinon, Murray Golden
The Lucy Show (1962)
The Lucy Show
Starring:
Joan Crawford, John Banner, John Carradine, Jack Benny, Ann Sothern, Carol Burnett, Mary Wickes
Directed By:
Jack Donohue, Maury Thompson
Love, American Style (1969)
Love, American Style
Starring:
Charles Nelson Reilly, Werner Klemperer, Sandra Dee, Jack Klugman, Joyce Bulifant, Ray Walston, Anne Meara
Directed By:
Charles R. Rondeau, Bruce Bilson, Leslie H. Martinson, Gary Nelson, Richard Michaels
The John Byner Comedy Hour (1972)
The John Byner Comedy Hour
Role:
Himself (1 episode, 1972)
Starring:
Ted Knight, John Byner, Teresa Graves, R.G. Brown
Fantasy Island (1977)
Fantasy Island
Starring:
Michelle Pfeiffer, George Chakiris, Cassandra Peterson, Mel Ferrer, Milton Berle, Esther Rolle, Richard Dawson
Directed By:
Cliff Bole, Don Weis, Earl Bellamy, George McCowan, Philip Leacock
The Bing Crosby Show (1964)
The Bing Crosby Show
Starring:
Bing Crosby, Joan Fontaine, Beverly Garland, Frank McHugh, Carol Faylen
Directed By:
James Sheldon
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
TV-G
Starring:
Bryan Cranston, Penn Jillette, Thomas F. Wilson, Adrienne Barbeau, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Emile Davenport Hirsch
Directed By:
Linda Day, Jeff Melman, Leonard R. Garner Jr., Joyce Gittlin, David Grossman
The Love Boat (1977)
The Love Boat
TV-G
Starring:
Melissa Gilbert, Ursula Andress, Lynn Redgrave, Alexis Smith, Olivia de Havilland, Tori Spelling, Lee Majors
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Roger Duchowny, Robert Scheerer, Allen Baron, Ted Lange
$weepstake$ (1979)
$weepstake$
Role:
Sergei (1 episode, 1979)
Starring:
Abe Vigoda, Adrienne Barbeau, Edd Byrnes, Fred Willard, Adam Arkin
Directed By:
Ernest Pintoff, E.W. Swackhamer, Irving J. Moore
Burke's Law (1994)
Burke's Law
Starring:
Corey Feldman, Sherman Hemsley, Melissa Sue Anderson, Dick Van Patten, Marcia Cross, Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Berkley
Directed By:
Dennis Dugan, Gilbert M. Shilton, Tony Mordente, Gus Trikonis, James L. Conway
Renegade (1992)
Renegade
Starring:
Danny Trejo, Leah Remini, Angie Harmon, Michael Clarke Duncan, Michael Jai White, Lisa Robin Kelly, James Cromwell
Directed By:
Terrence O'Hara, Ron Satlof, Bruce Kessler, Branscombe Richmond, Michael Levine