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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.

Is Doris Day your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Petula Clark and Debbie Reynolds films lists too.

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Pillow Talk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Pillow Talk Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall 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
Calamity Jane Doris Day, Howard Keel, Dick Wesson 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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Send Me No Flowers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Send Me No Flowers Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Paul Lynde 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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The Man Who Knew Too Much is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
The Man Who Knew Too Much James Stewart, Doris Day, 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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Move Over, Darling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Move Over, Darling Doris Day, James Garner, Don Knotts 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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Lover Come Back is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Lover Come Back Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Ann B. Davis 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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That Touch of Mink is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
That Touch of Mink Cary Grant, Doris Day, Yogi Berra 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
The Thrill of It All Doris Day, James Garner, ZaSu Pitts 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

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Please Don't Eat the Daisies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Please Don't Eat the Daisies Doris Day, David Niven, Margaret Lindsay 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
Love Me or Leave Me Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell 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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Teacher's Pet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Teacher's Pet Clark Gable, Doris Day, Gig Young 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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On Moonlight Bay is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
On Moonlight Bay Doris Day, Mary Wickes, Ellen Corby 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 Silvery Mo... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
By the Light of the Silvery Moon Doris Day, Mary Wickes, Leon Ames 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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The Glass Bottom Boat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
The Glass Bottom Boat Doris Day, Dom DeLuise, Paul Lynde 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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Midnight Lace is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Midnight Lace Doris Day, Myrna Loy, Rex Harrison 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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With Six You Get Eggroll is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
With Six You Get Eggroll Doris Day, George Carlin, Barbara Hershey 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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The Pajama Game is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
The Pajama Game Doris Day, John Raitt, Barbara Nichols 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
Young at Heart Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Gig Young 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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Tea for Two is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Tea for Two Doris Day, Eve Arden, Elinor Donahue 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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It Happened to Jane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
It Happened to Jane Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Steve Forrest 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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Romance on the High Seas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Romance on the High Seas Doris Day, Janis Paige, Don DeFore 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
Do Not Disturb Raquel Welch, Doris Day, Britt Ekland 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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I'll See You in My Dreams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
I'll See You in My Dreams Doris Day, Jim Backus, Danny Thomas 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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Lullaby of Broadway is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Lullaby of Broadway Doris Day, Gene Nelson, S. Z. Sakall 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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Young Man with a Horn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Young Man with a Horn Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day 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

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My Dream Is Yours is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
My Dream Is Yours Doris Day, Eve Arden, Adolphe Menjou My Dream Is Yours is a 1949 musical romantic comedy film starring Jack Carson, Doris Day, and Lee Bowman.

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Billy Rose's Jumbo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Billy Rose's Jumbo Doris Day, Stephen Boyd, Dean Jagger Billy Rose's Jumbo is an American musical film produced by MGM in Panavision and Metrocolor, and starring Jimmy Durante, Doris Day, Martha Raye, and Stephen Boyd. The film was directed by ...more

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Storm Warning is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Storm Warning Ronald Reagan, Doris Day, Ginger Rogers Storm Warning is a 1951 American thriller, directed by Stuart Heisler, and featuring Ginger Rogers, Ronald Reagan, Doris Day and Steve Cochran. Lauren Bacall was originally cast in the part ...more

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Julie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Julie Doris Day, Louis Jourdan Julie is a 1956 film noir written and directed by Andrew L. Stone and starring Doris Day.

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It's a Great Feeling is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
It's a Great Feeling Doris Day, Joan Crawford, Errol Flynn It's a Great Feeling is a 1949 American musical comedy film starring Doris Day, Jack Carson, and Dennis Morgan in a spoof of what goes on behind the scenes in Hollywood movie making. The ...more

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April in Paris is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
April in Paris Doris Day, Bess Flowers, Ray Bolger April in Paris is a 1952 musical film starring Doris Day and Ray Bolger. It was directed by David Butler.

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The Ballad of Josie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
The Ballad of Josie Doris Day, George Kennedy, Peter Graves The Ballad of Josie is a 1967 Technicolor American comedy western film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and starring Doris Day, Peter Graves and George Kennedy. It attempted to humorously tackle ...more

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Caprice is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Caprice Doris Day, Richard Harris, Ray Walston Caprice is a 1967 comedy crime thriller film written by Jay Jayson, Frank Tashlin, Martin Hale and Bob Kane and directed by Frank Tashlin.

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The West Point Story is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
The West Point Story Doris Day, James Cagney, Alan Hale The West Point Story is a 1950 musical comedy film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo and Doris Day.

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Lucky Me is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Lucky Me Doris Day, Nancy Walker, Phil Silvers Lucky Me is a 1954 film directed by Jack Donohue.

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Where Were You When the Lights... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? Morgan Freeman, Doris Day, Jack Klugman Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? is a 1968 American comedy film with Doris Day, directed by Hy Averback. Although it is set in New York City during the infamous Northeast Blackout of ...more

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The Winning Team is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
The Winning Team Ronald Reagan, Doris Day, Rogers Hornsby 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

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Doris Day Today is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Doris Day Today Doris Day, John Denver, Tim Conway

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The Tunnel of Love is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
The Tunnel of Love Doris Day, Gig Young, Richard Widmark The Tunnel of Love is a 1958 romantic comedy film based on the Broadway hit by Peter De Vries and Joseph Fields. The film follows a married suburban couple who for reasons unknown, are unable to ...more

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Starlift is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Starlift Doris Day, James Cagney, Virginia Mayo Starlift is an American musical film released by Warner Brothers in 1951, starring Janice Rule, Dick Wesson, Ron Hagerthy and Ruth Roman. The film was directed by Roy Del Ruth and written by ...more

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Federal Fugitives is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Federal Fugitives Doris Day, William Beaudine, Neil Hamilton Federal Fugitives is a 1941 film directed by William Beaudine.

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'Twas the Night is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
'Twas the Night Doris Day, Macy Gray 'Twas the Night is a 2002 television program.

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Saga of Death Valley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Saga of Death Valley Doris Day, Roy Rogers, Frank M. Thomas Saga of Death Valley is a 1939 American film starring Roy Rogers.

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Personal Journeys of World War... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Doris Day Movies
Personal Journeys of World War II Doris Day, Glenn Ford