Do blondes really have more fun? These movies about blondes have us thinking that the answer is a resounding “Yes.” Maybe it's the eye popping color, or that fact that blonde hair is a recessive gene and therefore more rare, that captivates Hollywood's imagination and the reason so many leading ladies are blonde. There are also plenty of “dumb blonde” films like Legally Blonde, Clueless, and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion that show us you really shouldn't judge a woman by the color of her hair. With that being said, you might be surprised to find Charlize Theron in two movies on this list. One being Bombshell which is reminiscent of the old adage “blonde bombshell” and Atomic Blonde. They are two drastically different films but if you're looking for another blonde action movie like Atomic Blonde, don't skip over Kill Bill which has Uma Thurman sporting a leather outfit that's as yellow as her flaxen strands. Alfred Hitchcock was also known for using blondes in his leading roles so you'll see The Birds on the list because it's hard to forget Tippi Hedren with her golden locks as they're under an avian attack. From Hollywood classics to new and modern movies, this list of the best blonde films has something for everyone.
And if you're looking to stream a movie about a blonde woman right away, check out the Marilyn Monroe biopic, Blonde, which is streaming on Netflix. HBO Max, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Apple TV+ are also great options for streaming these movies about blondes. Now be sure to vote up your favorite movies and vote down any that you think other fans should skip.
This modern rendition of Jane Austen's novel Emma has Alicia Silverstone take center-stage as Cher Horowitz as she navigates high school life in Beverly Hills. While Cher's SoCal attitude plays into the idea of being dim, Silverstone brings an intelligence to the role that highlights the insights her character offers on romance and coming-of-age.
- Photo: Legally Blonde
While Reese Witherspoon sported an impressive filmography before Legally Blonde, including Cruel Intentions (which also stars Selma Blair). It really wasn't until she became Elle Woods that solidified Witherspoon as America's sweetheart in the early 2000s. Spawning two sequels, this movie is very quotable and lives on in many a millennial's heart.
Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Coolidge reprise their roles as Elle Woods has to find her footing in the legal world once again after being fired from her law firm. The Capital has never seen so much pink and blonde as Elle turns heads and changes the minds of cynical politicians.
You can't have a list about movie blondes without including a Marilyn Monroe picture and the title makes it so obvious. Based on a stage play and directed by Howard Hawks, Monroe really steals the show with her unmistakable hair and that bright, memorable pink dress that echos throughout pop culture today.
- Photo: Kill Bill: Vol. 1
While she's known as “The Bride” throughout Kill Bill Vol. 1, Uma Thurman's character could have easily been nicknamed "The Blonde." Her look just wouldn't be complete without her flaxen do which effortlessly matches the yellow motorcycle jacket and pants.
Almost any Alfred Hitchock movie could have made this list as he preferred to cast blondes in his leading roles. The Birds is no exception as Tippi Hedren steals the show in this classic animal horror film about killer birds in Bodega Bay.