25 Movies That Prove Blondes Have More Fun

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Vote up your favorite movies that feature blonde characters in leading roles.

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.


  • Clueless
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    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.

    Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai (Brittany Murphy) a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother (Paul Rudd) was right about how misguided she was -- and falls for him.
    • Actors: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Dan Hedaya
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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  • 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.

    Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all. She wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But there is one thing stopping him (Matthew Davis) from proposing: She is too blond. Elle rallies all of her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back.
    • Actors: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Victor Garber
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Robert Luketic

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  • 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.

    Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) journeys to Washington, D.C., to have her say about animal rights, but is ignored by every politician she encounters and quickly learns that the White House can be even tougher to navigate than the Ivy League. Finally, Elle makes the acquaintance of sympathetic Rep. Victoria Rudd (Sally Field), who helps the young lawyer get her foot in the door of Congress. Unfortunately, Elle still has to convince the entire legislature to hear her out.
    • Actors: Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Regina King, Jennifer Coolidge, Bruce McGill
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld

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  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
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    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.

    Lorelei Lee (Marilyn Monroe) is a beautiful showgirl engaged to be married to the wealthy Gus Esmond (Tommy Noonan), much to the disapproval of Gus' rich father, Esmond Sr., who thinks that Lorelei is just after his money. When Lorelei goes on a cruise accompanied only by her best friend, Dorothy Shaw (Jane Russell), Esmond Sr. hires Ernie Malone (Elliott Reid), a private detective, to follow her and report any questionable behavior that would disqualify her from the marriage.
    • Actors: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Howard Hawks

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  • 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.

    A former assassin, known simply as The Bride (Uma Thurman), wakes from a coma four years after her jealous ex-lover Bill (David Carradine) attempts to murder her on her wedding day. Fueled by an insatiable desire for revenge, she vows to get even with every person who contributed to the loss of her unborn child, her entire wedding party, and four years of her life. After devising a hit list, The Bride sets off on her quest, enduring unspeakable injury and unscrupulous enemies.
    • Actors: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

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  • The Birds
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    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.

    Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) meets Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) in a San Francisco pet store and decides to follow him home. She brings with her the gift of two love birds and they strike up a romance. One day birds start attacking children at Mitch's sisters party. A huge assault starts on the town by attacking birds.
    • Actors: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy, Veronica Cartwright
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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