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The Best Doris Day Movies

Updated October 26, 2020 10.0k votes 1.9k voters 101.8k views44 items

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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.

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  • Pillow Talk1
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    Pillow Talk

    Doris Day, Rock Hudson

    Released1959

    Directed byMichael Gordon

    Pillow Talk is a 1959 Eastmancolor romantic comedy film in CinemaScope directed by Michael... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • The Man Who Knew Too Much2
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    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    James Stewart, Doris Day

    Released1956

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    The Man Who Knew Too Much is a 1956 suspense thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #843 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#35 of 70 25+ Great Movies That Have a Ticking Clock

  • Calamity Jane3
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    Calamity Jane

    Doris Day, Howard Keel

    Released1953

    Directed byDavid Butler

    Calamity Jane is a "Wild West"-themed film musical released in 1953. It is loosely based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Move Over, Darling4
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    Move Over, Darling

    Doris Day, James Garner

    Released1963

    Directed byMichael Gordon

    Move Over, Darling is a 1963 comedy film starring Doris Day, James Garner, and Polly Bergen... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Send Me No Flowers5
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    Send Me No Flowers

    Doris Day, Rock Hudson

    Released1964

    Directed byNorman Jewison

    Send Me No Flowers is a 1964 American comedy film, directed by Norman Jewison and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Lover Come Back6
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    Lover Come Back

    Doris Day, Rock Hudson

    Released1961

    Directed byDelbert Mann

    Lover Come Back is a 1961 Eastmancolor romantic comedy released by Universal Pictures and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • That Touch of Mink7
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    That Touch of Mink

    Cary Grant, Doris Day

    Released1962

    Directed byDelbert Mann

    That Touch of Mink is a 1962 romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Doris Day, and directed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Thrill of It All8
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    The Thrill of It All

    Doris Day, James Garner

    Released1963

    Directed byNorman Jewison

    The Thrill of It All is a romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison starring Doris Day,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Please Don't Eat the Daisies9
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    Please Don't Eat the Daisies

    Doris Day, David Niven

    Released1960

    Directed byCharles Walters

    Please Don't Eat the Daisies is a Metrocolor comedy film in CinemaScope starring Doris Day and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Love Me or Leave Me10
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    Love Me or Leave Me

    Doris Day, James Cagney

    Released1955

    Directed byCharles Vidor

    Love Me or Leave Me is a 1955 biographical romantic musical drama film which tells the life... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Glass Bottom Boat11
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    The Glass Bottom Boat

    Doris Day, Dom DeLuise

    Released1966

    Directed byFrank Tashlin

    The Glass Bottom Boat is an 1966 American romantic comedy movie directed by Frank Tashlin,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • By the Light of the Silvery Moon12
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    By the Light of the Silvery Moon

    Doris Day, Mary Wickes

    Released1953

    Directed byDavid Butler

    By the Light of the Silvery Moon is a 1953 musical film. It is the sequel to On Moonlight Bay.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Teacher's Pet13
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    Teacher's Pet

    Clark Gable, Doris Day

    Released1958

    Directed byGeorge Seaton

    Teacher's Pet is a 1958 American romantic comedy film starring Clark Gable and Doris Day. It... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • With Six You Get Eggroll14
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    With Six You Get Eggroll

    Doris Day, George Carlin

    Released1968

    Directed byHoward Morris

    With Six You Get Eggroll is a romantic comedy film starring Doris Day and Brian Keith. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • On Moonlight Bay15
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    On Moonlight Bay

    Doris Day, Mary Wickes

    Released1951

    Directed byRoy Del Ruth

    On Moonlight Bay is a 1951 musical film directed by Roy Del Ruth which tells the story of the... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • The Pajama Game16
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    The Pajama Game

    Doris Day, John Raitt

    Released1957

    Directed byStanley Donen, George Abbott

    The Pajama Game is a 1957 musical film based on the stage musical of the same name. The... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Midnight Lace17
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    Midnight Lace

    Doris Day, Myrna Loy

    Released1960

    Directed byDavid Miller

    Midnight Lace is a 1960 American mystery-thriller film starring Doris Day and Rex Harrison,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Young at Heart18
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    Young at Heart

    Frank Sinatra, Doris Day

    Released1954

    Directed byGordon Douglas

    Young at Heart is a 1954 musical film starring Doris Day and Frank Sinatra, directed by Gordon... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • It Happened to Jane19
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    It Happened to Jane

    Doris Day, Jack Lemmon

    Released1959

    Directed byRichard Quine

    It Happened to Jane is a 1959 romantic comedy film starring Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, and Ernie... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Tea for Two20
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    Tea for Two

    Doris Day, Eve Arden

    Released1950

    Directed byDavid Butler

    Tea for Two is a 1950 American musical film directed by David Butler. The screenplay by Harry... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Romance on the High Seas21
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    Romance on the High Seas

    Doris Day, Janis Paige

    Released1948

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Romance on the High Seas, known in the United Kingdom as It's Magic, is a 1948 Technicolor... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Do Not Disturb22
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    Do Not Disturb

    Raquel Welch, Doris Day

    Released1965

    Directed byRalph Levy, George Marshall

    Do Not Disturb is a DeLuxe Color CinemaScope romantic comedy film directed by Ralph Levy,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Lullaby of Broadway23
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    Lullaby of Broadway

    Doris Day, Gene Nelson

    Released1951

    Directed byDavid Butler

    Lullaby of Broadway is a musical romantic comedy film released by Warner Bros. in 1951. It... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • My Dream Is Yours24
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    My Dream Is Yours

    Doris Day, Eve Arden

    Released1949

    Directed byMichael Curtiz, Friz Freleng

    My Dream Is Yours is a 1949 musical romantic comedy film starring Jack Carson, Doris Day, and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Julie25
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    Julie

    Doris Day, Louis Jourdan

    Released1956

    Directed byAndrew L. Stone

    Julie is a 1956 film noir written and directed by Andrew L. Stone and starring Doris Day.Amazon_watch buy button