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List of Rod Taylor Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Birds (1963)
25
3
The Birds
25
3

When lawyer Mitch Brenner plays a practical joke on rich socialite Melanie Daniels, who is a known prankster, she follows him to his hometown Bodega Bay to pay him back in the same coin. Her arrival is followed by strange incidences of bird attacks which become increasingly more violent and terrifying with flocks of aggressive birds swooping down on people.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mitch Brenner
Director:
Genres:
Horror, Mystery, Drama, Romance
2. The Time Machine (1960)
24
2
The Time Machine
G
24
2

The sci-fi film set in the England of Victorian era follows scientist George Wells as he creates a time machine that takes him thousands of years ahead. But what he finds is not the Utopian society that he envisioned; instead, he is shocked to discover a benign, mild race of vegetarian Elois who are preyed upon by cannibalistic, ferocious Morlocks, living underground.  

As:
Cast
Role:
H. George Wells
Director:
George Pal
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Alan Young, Sebastian Cabot, Paul Frees, Tom Helmore
4. King of the Coral Sea (1954)
13
3
King of the Coral Sea
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Janiero
Director:
Lee Robinson
Genres:
Adventure, Crime
Star Cast:
Chips Rafferty, Lloyd Berrell, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Ilma Adey
7. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
10
5
Inglourious Basterds
R
10
5

A team of ruthless Jewish soldiers led by Allied officer Lieutenant Aldo Raine earns notoriety as 'Basterds' for scalping Nazi soldiers in German occupied France. After their meeting with undercover agent and German actress Bridget von Hammersmark ends poorly, their mission converges with the vengeful plan of theater owner Shosanna Dreyfus, whose Jewish family was executed by the Nazis.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Adventure, War, Drama
9. Fate Is the Hunter (1964)
13
3
Fate Is the Hunter
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. Jack Savage
Director:
Ralph Nelson
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Star Cast:
Jane Russell, Glenn Ford, Mary Wickes, Suzanne Pleshette
10. Dark of the Sun (1968)
17
4
Dark of the Sun
17
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Curry
Director:
Jack Cardiff
Genres:
Drama, Action, Adventure, War, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jim Brown, Kenneth More, Peter Carsten, Yvette Mimieux
11. Sunday in New York (1963)
16
2
Sunday in New York
16
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mike Mitchell
Director:
Peter Tewksbury
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Cliff Robertson, Jane Fonda, Robert Culp, Jo Morrow
12. Zabriskie Point (1970)
11
5
Zabriskie Point
R
11
5

Zabriskie Point is a drama film which tells the story of a young revolutionary and an anthropology student who begin an unrestrained relationship, during the time of civil unrest in the US in the late 1960s.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Harrison Ford, Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, G.D. Spradlin
13. The Virgin Queen (1955)
10
2
The Virgin Queen
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Henry Koster
Genres:
Drama, History, Romance
Star Cast:
Richard Todd, Joan Collins, Bette Davis, Jay Robinson, Herbert Marshall
14. The Rack (1956)
12
2
The Rack
12
2

Capt. Edward Hall Jr., who had been a POW in Korea for 2 years, returns home where he faces court-martial for collaborating with the enemy. His father, a distinguished officer, renounces his son, so a disheartened Hall decides to plead guilty. But his attorney encourages him to recount his experiences. Will he succeed in convincing the court; more specifically, his father?   

As:
Cast
Director:
Arnold Laven
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Cloris Leachman, Paul Newman, Lee Marvin, Wendell Corey, Walter Pidgeon, Edmond O'Brien, Anne Francis
15. Young Cassidy (1965)
14
2
Young Cassidy
14
2

The movie, based on the Irish playwright Sean O’Casey autobiography, Mirror in My House, is set in 1911 Dublin when the Irish were protesting against the British. It follows the journey of young John Cassidy who begins working as a labourer during the day and pamphlet writer during nights and eventually rises to become an internationally acclaimed playwright. 

As:
Cast
Role:
John Cassidy
Director:
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Julie Christie, Maggie Smith, Michael Redgrave, Edith Evans
16. The Picture Show Man (1977)
9
2
The Picture Show Man
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Palmer
Director:
John Power
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Meillon, Harold Hopkins, John Ewart, Sally Conabere
17. Ask Any Girl (1959)
10
2
Ask Any Girl
10
2

The film tells the story of Meg Wheeler, who arrives in New York, and takes up a job in market research. She eventually falls for one of her clients, Evan Doughton. Though his elder brother falls for her, he decides to help her win his brother’s attention.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Ross Tayford
Director:
Charles Walters
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Shirley MacLaine, David Niven, Gig Young, Jim Backus
18. The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)
15
3
The Glass Bottom Boat
15
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Bruce Templeton
Director:
Frank Tashlin
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Doris Day, Paul Lynde, John McGiver, Arthur Godfrey
19. Hotel (1967)
14
4
Hotel
GP
14
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Peter McDermott
Director:
Richard Quine
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Merle Oberon, Melvyn Douglas, Karl Malden, Catherine Spaak
20. Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)
11
2
Hell on Frisco Bay
11
2

Hell on Frisco Bay is a crime drama film, which tells the story of a San Francisco police officer who gets out of prison, and starts looking for the mobsters who framed him for manslaughter.

As:
Cast
Director:
Frank Tuttle
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jayne Mansfield, Edward G. Robinson, Alan Ladd, Joanne Dru, Paul Stewart, William Demarest, Perry Lopez
21. Chuka (1967)
13
3
Chuka
13
3

Wandering gunman Chuka helps a Native-American Arapaho camp by giving them food. Later he escorts a stagecoach taking Mexican passengers Veronica Kleitz and her niece Helena Chavez to the U.S. Army fort of Colonel Stuart Valois. As the Colonel and the fort prepare for one final stand against the Arapahos, Chuka tries to save Veronica and her niece. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Chuka
Director:
Gordon Douglas
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Sir John Mills, James Whitmore, Ernest Borgnine, John Mills, Luciana Paluzzi
23. A Gathering of Eagles (1963)
12
3
A Gathering of Eagles
12
3

Col. Caldwell is assigned by Commanding General of SAC to straighten up an air force base currently suffering from a low state of readiness. Shortly, he becomes known as a harsh taskmaster, instigating the Squadron Commander to opt for early retirement. His good friend Col. Farr is also kept under his scrutiny. But unexpectedly, his devotion to his duty also puts a stain on his marriage.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Col. Hollis Farr
Director:
Delbert Mann
Genres:
War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Louise Fletcher, Rock Hudson, Barry Sullivan, Kevin McCarthy, Mary Peach
24. Darker Than Amber (1970)
11
3
Darker Than Amber
PG
11
3

Darker Than Amber is a mystery drama film, which tells the story of a private eye who uses a woman as a bait, in order to catch a few killer crooks.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Travis McGee
Director:
Robert Clouse
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Action, Mystery
Star Cast:
Jane Russell, Theodore Bikel, William Smith, Suzy Kendall
25. The Train Robbers (1973)
12
4
The Train Robbers
PG
12
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Grady
Director:
Burt Kennedy
Genres:
Comedy, Western, Romance
Star Cast:
John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Ben Johnson, Christopher George
26. Top Gun (1955)
12
2
Top Gun
12
2

This story revolves around a gunslinger, who returns to his hometown to warn the people of an imminent attack by an outlaw gang; but is not trusted and asked to leave.  Meanwhile, he finds that his mother has been cheated out of her ranch and killed and his childhood sweetheart is now engaged to the same man. Will he stay back and fight? 

As:
Cast
Director:
Ray Nazarro
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Denver Pyle, Regis Toomey, Sterling Hayden, Karin Booth, William Bishop, James Millican
28. Step Down to Terror (1958)
8
2
Step Down to Terror
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mike Randall
Director:
Harry Keller
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Josephine Hutchinson, Charles Drake, Jocelyn Brando, Colleen Miller,
29. The Man Who Had Power Over Women (1970)
8
2
The Man Who Had Power Over Women
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Peter Reaney
Director:
John Krish
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Charles Korvin, Carol White, Penelope Horner, James Booth
30. Do Not Disturb (1965)
14
3
Do Not Disturb
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Mike Harper
Director:
Ralph Levy
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Britt Ekland, Raquel Welch, Doris Day, Reginald Gardiner, Hermione Baddeley, Sergio Fantoni
31. The Liquidator (1965)
13
3
The Liquidator
13
3

British intelligence officer, Mostyn, recruits former Sergeant, Boysie Oakes, to assassinate enemy spies in his organization. Oakes is given the codename ‘L’ for liquidator. However, Oakes has lost his taste for violence and hires a freelance assassin to do the job. Things go well until Oakes is forced to get his own hands dirty. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Boysie Oakes
Director:
Jack Cardiff
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Trevor Howard, David Tomlinson, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Jill St. John
32. Nobody Runs Forever (1968)
9
2
Nobody Runs Forever
9
2

Malone, an Australian detective, arrives in London in order to arrest a top diplomat Sir James Quentin, for the murder of his first wife. Quentin doesn’t object to being arrested, but things don’t go as planned as Malone soon uncovers a conspiracy to assassinate Sir James, masterminded by the leader of a dangerous spy ring.

As:
Cast
Role:
Scobie Malone
Director:
Ralph Thomas
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Christopher Plummer, Lilli Palmer, Leo McKern, Daliah Lavi
33. World Without End (1956)
11
2
World Without End
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Herbert Ellis
Director:
Edward Bernds
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Shirley Patterson, Hugh Marlowe, Nancy Gates, Nelson Leigh,
34. Long John Silver (1954)
10
2
Long John Silver
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Israel Hands (as Rodney Taylor)
Director:
Byron Haskin
Genres:
Action, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Robert Newton, Connie Gilchrist, Lloyd Berrell, Grant Taylor,
35. The Deadly Trackers (1973)
10
2
The Deadly Trackers
PG
10
2

A Texan sheriff uses unconventional methods to keep peace in his border town. But his beliefs in pacifism become shaky when his family gets killed by a group of bank robbers, with whom he was trying to negotiate. To avenge their death, he crosses into Mexico, where he teams up with local lawman, who believes only in carrying out law.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Brand
Director:
Barry Shear, Samuel Fuller
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Harris, Al Lettieri, Neville Brand, William Smith
36. The Hell with Heroes (1968)
8
2
The Hell with Heroes
8
2

The Hell with Heroes is a drama film which tells the story of two former American Air Force pilots, who due to lack of money, are forced to work for an international smuggler.

As:
Cast
Role:
Brynie MacKay
Director:
Joseph Sargent
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Claudia Cardinale, Kevin McCarthy, Harry Guardino, Pete Duel
37. Partizani (1974)
8
2
Partizani
PG
8
2

This action war drama film tells the story of Partisans in Yugoslavia who clash with Nazi forces during the World War II.

As:
Cast
Role:
Marko
Director:
Stole Jankovic
Genres:
Romance, Action, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Adam West, Brioni Farrell, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Peter Carsten
38. Seven Seas to Calais (1962)
8
4
Seven Seas to Calais
8
4

Seven Seas to Calais is an adventure film, which tells the story of Sir Francis Drake, who goes on an expedition to the New World and steals gold from the Spaniards. He eventually returns to England to protect the Queen from a network of spies who are plotting to overthrow her.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sir Francis Drake
Director:
Rudolph Maté, Primo Zeglio
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Terence Hill, Edy Vessel, Keith Michell, Basil Dignam
39. On the Run (1983)
8
1
On the Run
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Payatta
Director:
Mende Brown
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Winfield, Shirley Cameron, Ray Meagher, Beau Cox
40. Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)
7
1
Welcome to Woop Woop
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Daddy-O
Director:
Stephan Elliott
Genres:
Music, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Tina Louise, Barry Humphries, Richard Moir, Johnathon Schaech
41. Jamaican Gold (1979)
7
1
Jamaican Gold
7
1
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Marian Casey
Director:
Henry Levin
Genres:
Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Keenan Wynn, Stuart Whitman, Elke Sommer, Jeremy Kemp
42. Gli eroi (1973)
6
1
Gli eroi
PG
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Duccio Tessari
Genres:
Adventure, War, Comedy
Star Cast:
Rod Steiger, Terry-Thomas, Aldo Giuffrè, Rosanna Schiaffino
43. Vortex (1976)
7
1
Vortex
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Christopher Tauling
Director:
Sergio Gobbi
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Guers, Bibi Andersson, Mathieu Carrière, Catherine Jourdan
44. A Time to Die (1982)
6
2
A Time to Die
R
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Bailey
Director:
Matt Cimber, Joe Tornatore
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Rex Harrison, Raf Vallone, Edward Albert, Linn Stokke
45. Trader Horn (1973)
6
2
Trader Horn
PG
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Trader Horn
Director:
Reza Badiyi
Genres:
Adventure, War, Romance
Star Cast:
Anne Heywood, Jean Sorel, Don Knight, Ed Bernard
46. Kaw (2007)
6
1
Kaw
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Doc
Director:
Sheldon Wilson
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Stephen McHattie, Sean Patrick Flanery, Kristin Booth, John Ralston
47. Colossus and the Amazon Queen (1960)
5
2
Colossus and the Amazon Queen
5
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Pirro
Director:
Vittorio Sala
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Dorian Gray, Gianna Maria Canale, Alberto Farnese, Ed Fury
48. Open Season (1995)
8
1
Open Season
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Wuhl
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alan Thicke, Tom Selleck, Dina Merrill, Robert Wuhl, Lloyd Adams, Barry Flatman, Eric Bryson
49. The Point of Betrayal (1995)
6
1
The Point of Betrayal
PG-13
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ted Kitteridge
Director:
Richard Martini
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Ann Cusack, Dina Merrill, Rebecca Broussard, Rick Johnson
50. Mask of Murder (1988)
6
1
Mask of Murder
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Supt. Bob McLaine
Director:
Arne Mattsson
Genres:
Mystery, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Christopher Lee, Valerie Perrine, Sam Cook, Terrence Hardiman
51. Marbella, un golpe de cinco estrellas (1985)
5
1
Marbella, un golpe de cinco estrellas
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Commander
Director:
Miguel Hermoso
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Britt Ekland, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Francisco Rabal, Óscar Ladoire

TV Movie(s)

1. Family Flight (1972)
9
2
Family Flight
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jason Carlyle
Director:
Marvin J. Chomsky
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ed Begley Jr., Dina Merrill, Gene Nelson, Janet Margolin, Kristoffer Tabori
2. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981)
9
2
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
'Black Jack' Bouvier
Director:
Steve Gethers
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
James Franciscus, Stephen Elliott, Claudette Nevins, Jaclyn Smith
3. A Matter of Wife... and Death (1975)
8
2
A Matter of Wife... and Death
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Shamus McCoy
Director:
Marvin J. Chomsky
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Lynda Carter, Anne Archer, Luke Askew, Abraham Alvarez
4. Hellinger's Law (1981)
7
1
Hellinger's Law
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Clint Tolliver
Director:
Leo Penn
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Telly Savalas, Sean Penn, Ja'net DuBois, Roy Poole
5. Cry of the Innocent (1980)
7
1
Cry of the Innocent
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Steve Donegin
Director:
Michael O'Herlihy
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Cyril Cusack, Walter Gotell, Nigel Davenport, Joanna Pettet
6. Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story (1982)
7
1
Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Edward Adeane
Director:
James Goldstone
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Christopher Lee, David Robb, Caroline Bliss, Margaret Tyzack
7. Grass Roots (1992)
8
2
Grass Roots
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jerry London
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Claude Akins, Raymond Burr, Katherine Helmond, Rick Andosca
8. Palomino (1991)
7
1
Palomino
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Bill King
Director:
Michael Miller
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Eva Marie Saint, Michael Greene, Lindsay Frost, Beau Gravitte
9. The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy (1998)
7
1
The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Joe Dante
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure
Star Cast:
Elisabeth Harnois, Carolyn McCormick, John Pyper-Ferguson, John Corbett
10. Masquerade (1990)
5
1
Masquerade
5
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter H. Hunt
Genres:
Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kirstie Alley, Ernest Borgnine, Howard Da Silva, Bo Brundin

Animation(s)

101 Dalmatians (1961)
101 Dalmatians
G
Plot:

Bored with his bachelor life, pet Dalmatian Pongo manipulates his owner Roger Radcliffe into meeting Anita and her pet female Dalmatian Perdita. As their owners fall in love and marry, the Dalmatian pair has a litter of 15 puppies, which attracts the attention of Anita's wealthy former classmate Cruella De Vil who wants to make a dog-skin coat.

As:
Cast
Role:
Pongo (voice)
Director:
Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Wolfgang Reitherman
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Thurl Ravenscroft, Martha Wentworth, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley, Ben Wright

TV Shows and Videos

Bearcats! (1971)
Bearcats!
As:
Cast
Role:
Hank Brackett (14 episodes, 1971)
Director:
Richard Donner, Robert Totten, Herb Wallerstein
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Partizani (1974)
Partizani
As:
Cast
Director:
Stole Jankovic
Genres:
War
Star Cast:
Adam West, Peter Carsten, Dragomir Cumic, Brioni Farrell, Dragomir Felba
The Oregon Trail (1976)
The Oregon Trail
As:
Cast
Role:
Evan Thorpe (14 episodes, 1976-1977)
Director:
Herb Wallerstein
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
William Shatner, Claude Akins, Charles Napier, Darleen Carr, Andrew Stevens
Outlaws (1986)
Outlaws
As:
Cast
Role:
Sheriff Jonathan Grail (12 episodes, 1986-1987)
Genres:
Crime, Sci-Fi, Action, Western
Star Cast:
Shannen Doherty, Richard Roundtree, William Lucking, Charles Napier