Jailhouse Rock

This movie was made before Elvis went into the army. It's in my top 5 Elvis movies for 3 reasons -- the songs, storyline, and acting are all great!  Who can forget the infamous Jailhouse Rock dance sequence and when he's singing by the pool?  He was so natural in this role. This movie gets 2 thumbs way up!

King Creole

One of the reasons I love this movie is because it shows a dramatic side of Elvis.  Another is because it's a really meaty role for him.  I also love how it's shot in black and white noir, and the ending totally took me by surprise.  As an added bonus, the actress who played Morticia Addams in the Addams Family also stars in this movie.  Another two thumbs up movie!