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Marilyn Monroe was not only one of the most beautiful women of all time; she was also a talented and beloved actress. This is a list of the best Marilyn Monroe movies, ranked best to worst, with movie trailers when available. Though she played a "dumb blonde" in her most famous roles, the bombshell icon was anything but, and she laughed her earnings right to the bank. Marilyn Monroe'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 Marilyn Monroe movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Marilyn Monroe movies will be at the top of the list. Marilyn Monroe has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Marilyn Monroe movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Marilyn Monroe films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different films, including Some Like It Hot and The Seven Year Itch.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Marilyn Monroe movies?" and "What are the greatest Marilyn Monroe roles of all time?"

Marilyn Monroe worked with many famous directors, including big names like Fritz Lang and Billy Wilder. Is Marilyn Monroe your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Brigitte Bardot and Paul Newman films lists too.

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Some Like It Hot Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American comedy film set in 1929, directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. The film is about two musicians who dress in drag in ...more

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Harry Carey Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a 1953 American film adaptation of the 1949 stage musical, released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Howard Hawks, and starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, with ...more

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The Misfits Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Eli Wallach The Misfits is a 1961 American drama film with a screenplay by Arthur Miller which was directed by John Huston. It stars Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach ...more

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The Seven Year Itch Marilyn Monroe, Carolyn Jones, Evelyn Keyes The Seven Year Itch is a 1955 American romantic comedy film based on a three-act play with the same name by George Axelrod. The film was co-written and directed by Billy Wilder, and stars ...more

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How to Marry a Millionaire Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable How to Marry a Millionaire is a 1953 American romantic comedy film directed by Jean Negulesco and produced and written by Nunnally Johnson. The film stars Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, and ...more

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Niagara Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters Niagara is an American 1953 thriller-film noir, released by Twentieth Century-Fox, directed by Henry Hathaway, and starring Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Casey Adams, and Marilyn Monroe. Unlike ...more

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Bus Stop Marilyn Monroe, Hope Lange, Don Murray Bus Stop is a 1956 American romantic comedy film directed by Joshua Logan for 20th Century Fox, starring Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field, Eileen Heckart, Robert Bray ...more

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River of No Return Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum, Rory Calhoun River of No Return is a 1954 American Western film directed by Otto Preminger and starring Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe. The screenplay by Frank Fenton is based on a story by Louis Lantz, ...more

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All About Eve Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Anne Baxter All About Eve is a 1950 American drama film written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. It was based on the 1946 short story "The Wisdom of Eve" by ...more

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Don't Bother to Knock Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft, Richard Widmark Don't Bother to Knock is a 1952 American thriller film starring Richard Widmark and Marilyn Monroe, directed by Roy Ward Baker. The screenplay was written by Daniel Taradash, based on the novel ...more

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The Asphalt Jungle Marilyn Monroe, Jack Warden, James Whitmore The Asphalt Jungle is a 1950 film noir directed by John Huston. The caper film is based on the 1949 novel of the same name by W. R. Burnett and stars an ensemble cast including Sterling Hayden, ...more

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Clash by Night Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan Clash by Night is a 1952 American drama film with some film noir aspects, directed by Fritz Lang and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe and Keith Andes. The ...more

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Monkey Business Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers Monkey Business is a 1952 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks and written by Ben Hecht, which stars Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, and Marilyn Monroe. To avoid ...more

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There's No Business Like Show Business Marilyn Monroe, Ethel Merman, Irving Berlin There's No Business Like Show Business is a 1954 20th Century-Fox musical-comedy-drama, directed by Walter Lang. It stars an ensemble cast, consisting of Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Donald ...more

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The Prince and the Showgirl Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Terence Rattigan The Prince and the Showgirl is a 1957 British-American Technicolor romantic comedy film produced at Pinewood Studios starring Marilyn Monroe and co-starring Laurence Olivier who also served as ...more

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Something's Got to Give Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, Cyd Charisse Something's Got to Give is an unfinished 1962 American feature film, directed by George Cukor for 20th Century Fox and starring Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin and Cyd Charisse. A remake of My ...more

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Let's Make Love Marilyn Monroe, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly Let's Make Love is a 1960 musical comedy film made by 20th Century Fox in DeLuxe Color and CinemaScope. It was directed by George Cukor and produced by Jerry Wald from a screenplay by Norman ...more

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We're Not Married! Marilyn Monroe, Ginger Rogers, Zsa Zsa Gábor We're Not Married! is a 1952 American romantic comedy film, directed by Edmund Goulding and released by 20th Century Fox. The screenplay was written by Nunnally Johnson, while the story was ...more

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Love Nest Marilyn Monroe, Jack Paar, June Haver Love Nest is a 1951 American comedy-drama film directed by Joseph Newman and starring June Haver, William Lundigan, Frank Fay, Marilyn Monroe, and Jack Paar. The post-World War II comedy ...more

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Ladies of the Chorus Marilyn Monroe, Adele Jergens, Nana Bryant Ladies of the Chorus is a 1948 American musical film, released by Columbia Pictures, directed by Phil Karlson, starring Marilyn Monroe. The screenplay, written by Harry Sauber and Joseph Carole, ...more

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Let's Make It Legal Marilyn Monroe, Robert Wagner, Claudette Colbert Let's Make It Legal is a 1951 American comedy film made by Twentieth Century-Fox, directed by Richard Sale and produced by Robert Bassler from a screenplay by I.A.L. Diamond and F. Hugh Herbert, ...more

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Home Town Story Marilyn Monroe, Alan Hale, Jr. Home Town Story is a 1951 American drama film directed by Arthur Pierson and starring Jeffrey Lynn, Donald Crisp, and Alan Hale, Jr.. The film features Marilyn Monroe in a small, early role. The ...more

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As Young as You Feel Marilyn Monroe, Thelma Ritter, Jean Peters As Young as You Feel is a comedy film starring Monty Woolley, Thelma Ritter, and David Wayne, with Marilyn Monroe in a small role.

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A Ticket to Tomahawk Marilyn Monroe, Anne Baxter, Walter Brennan A Ticket to Tomahawk is a 1950 American western musical comedy film, released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Richard Sale and starring Dan Dailey and Anne Baxter.

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O. Henry's Full House Marilyn Monroe, Charles Laughton, Anne Baxter Full House is a 1952 film directed by Henry Hathaway.

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Love Happy Marilyn Monroe, Groucho Marx, Raymond Burr Love Happy is a 1949 American musical comedy film, released by United Artists, directed by David Miller, starring the Marx Brothers. It was the 14th and last film starring feature for the Marx ...more

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The Shocking Miss Pilgrim Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Dick Haymes The Shocking Miss Pilgrim is a 1947 American musical comedy film written and directed by George Seaton, starring Betty Grable and Dick Haymes. The screenplay, based on a story by Frederica Sagor ...more

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Green Grass of Wyoming Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Peggy Cummins Green Grass of Wyoming is a 1948 American western drama film, directed by Louis King, starring Peggy Cummins and Charles Coburn. The screenplay, written by Martin Berkeley, is based on the third ...more

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The Fireball Marilyn Monroe, Mickey Rooney, Pat O'Brien The Fireball is a 1950 American drama film starring Mickey Rooney and Pat O'Brien, and directed by Tay Garnett. The film, released by 20th Century Fox, had its screenplay written by Horace McCoy ...more

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Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Walter Brennan Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! is a 1948 American comedy film, written and directed by F. Hugh Herbert, starring June Haver, Lon McCallister and Walter Brennan. Released by 20th Century Fox, it is ...more

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Dangerous Years Marilyn Monroe, Scotty Beckett, Ann E. Todd Dangerous Years is a 1947 American drama film produced by Sol M. Wurtzel, directed by Arthur Pierson, starring Billy Halop and Ann E. Todd. Marilyn Monroe makes her second film appearance as ...more

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Right Cross Marilyn Monroe, Ricardo Montalbán, June Allyson Right Cross is a 1950 drama film, released by MGM, directed by John Sturges, written by Charles Schnee and starring June Allyson, Ricardo Montalban, Dick Powell, Lionel Barrymore, and Marilyn

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You Were Meant for Me Marilyn Monroe, Jeanne Crain, Dan Dailey You Were Meant for Me is a 1948 musical film, released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Lloyd Bacon, starring Dan Dailey and Jeanne Crain as a bandleader and his wife. Marilyn Monroe worked on ...more