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The Best Movies About Marilyn Monroe, Ranked

Updated September 15, 2020 309 votes 100 voters 6.5k views14 items

List RulesOnly movies that feature Marilyn Monroe as a main character.

From documentary films to biopics, we're ranking the best movies about Marilyn Monroe. The American actress and Hollywood icon has been depicted numerous times in film and TV, but this list only features movies where Marilyn Monroe is the central character based on her real life. What is the best Marilyn Monroe movie?

Awarded the Golden Globe for Best Actress, Michelle Williams portrayed Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn. Some good Marilyn Monroe documentaries and biography films include Blonde, Norma Jean & Marilyn, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, and Love, Marilyn.

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    The Secret Life of Marilyn Mon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Marilyn Monroe, Ranked
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    The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

    Kelli Garner, Susan Sarandon

    Released2015

    Directed byLaurie Collyer

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    Love, Marilyn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Marilyn Monroe, Ranked
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    Love, Marilyn

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    Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Marilyn Monroe, Ranked
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    My Week with Marilyn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Marilyn Monroe, Ranked
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    My Week with Marilyn

    Emma Watson, Michelle Williams

    Released2011

    Directed bySimon Curtis

    More My Week with Marilyn 

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    Norma Jean & Marilyn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Marilyn Monroe, Ranked
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    Norma Jean & Marilyn

    Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino

    Released1996

    Directed byTim Fywell

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    Marilyn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Marilyn Monroe, Ranked
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    Marilyn

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    Blonde is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Marilyn Monroe, Ranked
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    Blonde

    Kirstie Alley, Ann-Margret

    Released2001

    Directed byJoyce Chopra

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    The Private Life of Marilyn Mo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Marilyn Monroe, Ranked
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    The Private Life of Marilyn Monroe

    Dorothy Blass, Carlissa Hayden

    Released2013

    Directed byGary LeGault

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    Marilyn: The Untold Story is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Marilyn Monroe, Ranked
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    Marilyn: The Untold Story

    Catherine Hicks, Richard Basehart

    Released1980

    Directed byJack Arnold, Lawrence Schiller, John Flynn

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    The Legend of Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Marilyn Monroe, Ranked
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    This Year's Blonde is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Marilyn Monroe, Ranked
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    This Year's Blonde

    Lloyd Bridges, Norman Fell

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Erman

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    Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Aff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Marilyn Monroe, Ranked
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    Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair

    Jonathan Banks, Neriah Davis

    Released1993

    Directed byBradford May

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    Goodnight, Sweet Marilyn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Marilyn Monroe, Ranked
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    Goodnight, Sweet Marilyn

    Misty Rowe, Jeremy Slate

    Released1989

    Directed byLarry Buchanan

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    Goodbye, Norma Jean is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Marilyn Monroe, Ranked
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    Goodbye, Norma Jean

    Misty Rowe, Ivy Bethune

    Released1976

    Directed byLarry Buchanan

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