25 best Elvis movies ever
Elvis in Concert (1977)
Mythologised as Elvis’ final gig, Elvis in Concert was filmed as a TV special and aired months after his death. In fact, Elvis would perform several more times after the reel was shot, but in an era before cameraphone-toting gig-goers, it really is the last footage of the King ever captured on film.
Wild at Heart (1990)
David Lynch’s 1990 paean to Americana (and the Wizard of Oz) was long on Elvis references, so much so that Nic Cage’s Sailor Ripley turns in a respectable cover of Love Me… with speed metallers Powermad as his backing band.
Known to one and all as the ’68 Comeback Special, this TV concert laid the ground for another, better known, music TV format. Yes, kids, Elvis invented MTV Unplugged before MTV was even a twinkle in American popular culture’s eye.
Almost Elvis (2001)
Do you really want to get inside the mind of an Elvis impersonator? Really? Then Almost Elvis is your ticket to Las Vegas and a convention of – you guessed it – sideburn-wearing would-be Elvises (or are they Elvi?). Insightful interviews with the wannabes and costumiers complete the package.
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii, via Satellite (1973)
Elvis played his biggest crowd ever in Hawaii – thanks to a satellite broadcast (uber-modern back in 1973) that reached some 40 countries in Europe and Asia. The US would have to wait nearly three months for the performance to air on terrestrial television; Elvis’ gig clashed with the Superbowl, and in those days only Elvis himself had multiple TVs.