The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies

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Marilyn Monroe was not only one of the most beautiful women of all time; she was also a talented and beloved actress. This is a list of the best Marilyn Monroe movies, ranked best to worst, with movie trailers when available. Though she played a "dumb blonde" in her most famous roles, the bombshell icon was anything but, and she laughed her earnings right to the bank. Marilyn Monroe's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Marilyn Monroe movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Marilyn Monroe movies will be at the top of the list. Marilyn Monroe has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Marilyn Monroe movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Marilyn Monroe films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Marilyn Monroe role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Marilyn Monroe performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different films, including Some Like It Hot and The Seven Year Itch.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Marilyn Monroe movies?" and "What are the greatest Marilyn Monroe roles of all time?"

Marilyn Monroe worked with many famous directors, including big names like Fritz Lang and Billy Wilder. Is Marilyn Monroe your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Brigitte Bardot and Paul Newman films lists too.

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    Some Like It Hot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis

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    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies

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    Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Harry Carey

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    The Seven Year Itch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Carolyn Jones, Evelyn Keyes

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    How to Marry a Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable

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    Niagara is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters

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    The Misfits is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Eli Wallach

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    All About Eve is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Anne Baxter

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    Bus Stop is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Hope Lange, Don Murray

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    River of No Return is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum, Rory Calhoun

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    Monkey Business is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers

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    The Asphalt Jungle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Jack Warden, James Whitmore

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    The Prince and the Showgirl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Terence Rattigan

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    Don't Bother to Knock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft, Richard Widmark

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    Something's Got to Give is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, Cyd Charisse

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    Clash by Night is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan

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    There's No Business Like Show ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Ethel Merman, Irving Berlin

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    Let's Make Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly

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    We're Not Married! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Ginger Rogers, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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    Love Nest is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Jack Paar, June Haver

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    Let's Make It Legal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Robert Wagner, Claudette Colbert

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    As Young as You Feel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Thelma Ritter, Jean Peters

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    Ladies of the Chorus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Adele Jergens, Nana Bryant

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    Home Town Story is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Alan Hale, Jr.

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    A Ticket to Tomahawk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Anne Baxter, Walter Brennan

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    O. Henry's Full House is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Charles Laughton, Anne Baxter

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    The Shocking Miss Pilgrim is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Dick Haymes

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    Green Grass of Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Peggy Cummins

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    Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Walter Brennan

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    The Fireball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Mickey Rooney, Pat O'Brien

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    Right Cross is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Ricardo Montalbán, June Allyson

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    Love Happy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Groucho Marx, Raymond Burr

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    You Were Meant for Me is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Jeanne Crain, Dan Dailey

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    Dangerous Years is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies


    Marilyn Monroe, Scotty Beckett, Ann E. Todd

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