25 best Elvis movies ever
Blue Hawaii (1961)
The biggest box office success of the King's movie career, Blue Hawaii is a gritty cop drama set in the ghettoes of… ah, who are we trying to kid: it's a lightweight musical with Elvis strumming a ukelele, looking all tropical and chasing pretty girls in a picturesque setting. And it gets bonus points for casting Angela ‘Murder She Wrote’ Lansbury as his domineering mother.
Finding Graceland (1998)
This road movie features Harvey Keitel playing Elvis, or at least a man who claims to be Elvis, hitchhiking his way home to Graceland. The man who picks him up – the film's main character – first seeks to rid himself of this nutcase, but soon comes to admire the way he holds sway over everyone he encounters. Perhaps he really is the King?
3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
The first ten minutes of this stylish crime flick involve Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell and a motley crew pulling off a Vegas casino heist – during an international Elvis convention. And all dressed as the King in his rhinestone bodysuit period.
Forrest Gump (1994)
Elvis Presley is just one of dozens of 20th century US cultural touchstones tapped by Forrest Gump, but it's among the most memorable: a pre-fame Elvis is a lodger at Gump's childhood home, and takes inspiration from the boy's leg-brace-influenced dance moves.
Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
Nicolas Cage's second best known Las Vegas movie features a whole troupe of Elvises. Thirty-four, in fact, and they're flying. These skydiving rockers help Nic win back his fiancee (a young Sarah Jessica Parker) from the clutches of sleazy gambler James Caan.