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The Best Doris Day Movies

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List of the best Doris Day movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Doris Day charmed Hollywood and the rest of the world with appearances in such films as Pillow Talk and That Touch of Mink. Doris Day'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 Doris Day movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Doris Day movies will be at the top of the list. Doris Day has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Doris Day movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Doris Day films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List below includes Calamity Jane, The Man Who Knew Too Much and more films.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Doris Day movies?" and "What are the greatest Doris Day roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Day's romantic works, you might also enjoy our list of best Rock Hudson movies and best James Stewart movies.


  • 1

    Pillow Talk

    Doris Day, Rock Hudson


    Directed byMichael Gordon

    Pillow Talk is a 1959 Eastmancolor romantic comedy film in CinemaScope directed by Michael Gordon. It features Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter and Nick Adams. The film was written...  more

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  • 2

    Move Over, Darling

    Doris Day, James Garner


    Directed byMichael Gordon

    Move Over, Darling is a 1963 comedy film starring Doris Day, James Garner, and Polly Bergen and directed by Michael Gordon. The picture was a remake of a 1940 screwball comedy, My Favorite Wife, with...  more
  • 3

    Calamity Jane

    Doris Day, Howard Keel


    Directed byDavid Butler

    Calamity Jane is a "Wild West"-themed film musical released in 1953. It is loosely based on the life of Wild West heroine Calamity Jane and explores an alleged romance between Calamity Jane and Wild...  more

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  • 4

    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    James Stewart, Doris Day


    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    The Man Who Knew Too Much is a 1956 suspense thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart and Doris Day. The film is a somewhat altered remake in widescreen VistaVision and...  more
  • 5

    Send Me No Flowers

    Doris Day, Rock Hudson


    Directed byNorman Jewison

    Send Me No Flowers is a 1964 American comedy film, directed by Norman Jewison and starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, and Tony Randall. After Pillow Talk and Lover Come Back, it is the third and final...  more
  • 6

    Lover Come Back

    Doris Day, Rock Hudson


    Directed byDelbert Mann

    Lover Come Back is a 1961 Eastmancolor romantic comedy released by Universal Pictures and directed by Delbert Mann. The film stars Doris Day and Rock Hudson in their second film together. The...  more
  • 7

    The Thrill of It All

    Doris Day, James Garner


    Directed byNorman Jewison

    The Thrill of It All is a romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison starring Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis, and ZaSu Pitts. The screenplay was written by Larry Gelbart and Carl...  more
  • 8

    That Touch of Mink

    Cary Grant, Doris Day


    Directed byDelbert Mann

    That Touch of Mink is a 1962 romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Doris Day, and directed by Delbert Mann. The film co-stars Gig Young, John Astin, Audrey Meadows, and Dick Sargent. In addition,...  more
  • 9

    Please Don't Eat the Daisies

    Doris Day, David Niven


    Directed byCharles Walters

    Please Don't Eat the Daisies is a Metrocolor comedy film in CinemaScope starring Doris Day and David Niven, made by Euterpe Inc., and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The movie was directed by...  more
  • 10

    Love Me or Leave Me

    Doris Day, James Cagney


    Directed byCharles Vidor

    Love Me or Leave Me is a 1955 biographical romantic musical drama film which tells the life story of Ruth Etting, a singer who rose from dancer to movie star. It stars Doris Day as Etting, James...  more
  • 11

    The Glass Bottom Boat

    Doris Day, Dom DeLuise


    Directed byFrank Tashlin

    The Glass Bottom Boat is an 1966 American romantic comedy movie directed by Frank Tashlin, starring Doris Day and Rod Taylor, with Arthur Godfrey, Dick Martin, Dom DeLuise and Paul Lynde. It is also...  more
  • 12

    By the Light of the Silvery Moon

    Doris Day, Mary Wickes


    Directed byDavid Butler

    By the Light of the Silvery Moon is a 1953 musical film. It is the sequel to On Moonlight Bay. Like its predecessor, the movie is based loosely on the Penrod stories by Booth Tarkington....  more
  • 13

    On Moonlight Bay

    Doris Day, Mary Wickes


    Directed byRoy Del Ruth

    On Moonlight Bay is a 1951 musical film directed by Roy Del Ruth which tells the story of the Winfield family at the turn of the 20th century. The movie is based loosely on the Penrod stories by...  more

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  • 14

    With Six You Get Eggroll

    Doris Day, George Carlin


    Directed byHoward Morris

    With Six You Get Eggroll is a romantic comedy film starring Doris Day and Brian Keith. The cast includes Barbara Hershey, George Carlin, and Pat Carroll. This was Day's final acting appearance in a...  more
  • 15

    The West Point Story

    Doris Day, James Cagney


    Directed byRoy Del Ruth

    The West Point Story is a 1950 musical comedy film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo and Doris Day....  more
  • 16

    Teacher's Pet

    Clark Gable, Doris Day


    Directed byGeorge Seaton

    Teacher's Pet is a 1958 American romantic comedy film starring Clark Gable and Doris Day. It was directed by George Seaton and co-starred Gig Young and Mamie Van Doren....  more
  • 17

    Midnight Lace

    Doris Day, Myrna Loy


    Directed byDavid Miller

    Midnight Lace is a 1960 American mystery-thriller film starring Doris Day and Rex Harrison, directed by David Miller. The screenplay by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts is based on the play Matilda Shouted...  more
  • 18

    The Pajama Game

    Doris Day, John Raitt


    Directed byStanley Donen, George Abbott

    The Pajama Game is a 1957 musical film based on the stage musical of the same name. The principal cast of the Broadway musical repeated their roles for the movie, with the exception of Janis Paige,...  more
  • 19

    It Happened to Jane

    Doris Day, Jack Lemmon


    Directed byRichard Quine

    It Happened to Jane is a 1959 romantic comedy film starring Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, and Ernie Kovacs directed by Richard Quine and written by Norman Katkov and Max Wilk. The film was co-produced by...  more
  • 20

    Young at Heart

    Frank Sinatra, Doris Day


    Directed byGordon Douglas

    Young at Heart is a 1954 musical film starring Doris Day and Frank Sinatra, directed by Gordon Douglas, and featuring a supporting cast including Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore, Alan Hale, Jr. and...  more
  • 21

    The Winning Team

    Ronald Reagan, Doris Day


    Directed byLewis Seiler

    The Winning Team is a 1952 biographical film directed by Lewis Seiler. It is a fictionalized biography of the life of major league pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander starring Ronald Reagan as...  more
  • 22

    Tea for Two

    Doris Day, Eve Arden


    Directed byDavid Butler

    Tea for Two is a 1950 American musical film directed by David Butler. The screenplay by Harry Clork and William Jacobs was inspired by the 1925 stage musical No, No Nanette, although the plot was...  more
  • 23

    Romance on the High Seas

    Doris Day, Janis Paige


    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Romance on the High Seas, known in the United Kingdom as It's Magic, is a 1948 Technicolor musical romantic comedy film starring Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, and Doris Day in her film debut....  more
  • 24

    Do Not Disturb

    Raquel Welch, Doris Day


    Directed byRalph Levy, George Marshall

    Do Not Disturb is a DeLuxe Color CinemaScope romantic comedy film directed by Ralph Levy, starring Doris Day and Rod Taylor as Janet and Mike Harper, a married couple who relocate to England when...  more
  • 25

    'Twas the Night

    Doris Day, Macy Gray


    'Twas the Night is a 2002 television program....  more