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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.

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Pillow Talk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall

Released: 1959

Directed by: Michael 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 ...more

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Calamity Jane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Doris Day, Howard Keel, Dick Wesson

Released: 1953

Directed by: David 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 ...more

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Move Over, Darling is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Doris Day, James Garner, Don Knotts

Released: 1963

Directed by: Michael 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, ...more
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The Man Who Knew Too Muc... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
James Stewart, Doris Day, Alfred Hitchcock

Released: 1956

Directed by: Alfred 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

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Lover Come Back is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Ann B. Davis

Released: 1961

Directed by: Delbert 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
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Send Me No Flowers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Paul Lynde

Released: 1964

Directed by: Norman 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 ...more
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That Touch of Mink is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Cary Grant, Doris Day, Yogi Berra

Released: 1962

Directed by: Delbert 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 ...more
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The Thrill of It All is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Doris Day, James Garner, ZaSu Pitts

Released: 1963

Directed by: Norman 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
9
Please Don't Eat the Dai... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Doris Day, David Niven, Margaret Lindsay

Released: 1960

Directed by: Charles 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 ...more
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Love Me or Leave Me is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell

Released: 1955

Directed by: Charles 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
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The Glass Bottom Boat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Doris Day, Dom DeLuise, Paul Lynde

Released: 1966

Directed by: Frank 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 ...more
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Teacher's Pet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Clark Gable, Doris Day, Gig Young

Released: 1958

Directed by: George 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.
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With Six You Get Eggroll... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Doris Day, George Carlin, Barbara Hershey

Released: 1968

Directed by: Howard 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 ...more
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On Moonlight Bay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Doris Day, Mary Wickes, Ellen Corby

Released: 1951

Directed by: Roy 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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By the Light of the Silv... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Doris Day, Mary Wickes, Leon Ames

Released: 1953

Directed by: David 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.
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Midnight Lace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Doris Day, Myrna Loy, Rex Harrison

Released: 1960

Directed by: David 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 ...more
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The Pajama Game is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Doris Day, John Raitt, Barbara Nichols

Released: 1957

Directed by: Stanley 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 ...more
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Young at Heart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Gig Young

Released: 1954

Directed by: Gordon 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
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It Happened to Jane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Steve Forrest

Released: 1959

Directed by: Richard 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 ...more
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Tea for Two is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Doris Day, Eve Arden, Elinor Donahue

Released: 1950

Directed by: David 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 ...more
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Romance on the High Seas... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Doris Day, Janis Paige, Don DeFore

Released: 1948

Directed by: Michael 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 ...more
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Do Not Disturb is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Raquel Welch, Doris Day, Britt Ekland

Released: 1965

Directed by: Ralph 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 ...more
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Lullaby of Broadway is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Doris Day, Gene Nelson, S. Z. Sakall

Released: 1951

Directed by: David Butler

Lullaby of Broadway is a musical romantic comedy film released by Warner Bros. in 1951. It starred Doris Day as Melinda Howard, an entertainer who travels to New York to see her mother, and Gene ...more
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I'll See You in My Dream... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Doris Day, Jim Backus, Danny Thomas

Released: 1951

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

I'll See You in My Dreams is a 1951 musical film starring Doris Day and Danny Thomas, directed by Michael Curtiz. The film is a biography of lyricist Gus Kahn, and includes a number of songs ...more
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Young Man with a Horn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day

Released: 1950

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Young Man with a Horn is a 1950 musical drama film based on a novel of the same name by Dorothy Baker inspired by the life of Bix Beiderbecke, the jazz cornetist. The movie stars Kirk Douglas, ...more