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List of Marilyn Monroe Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Some Like It Hot (1959)
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3
Some Like It Hot
61
3

Chicago musicians Joe and Jerry accidentally witness a mafia murder and disguise as women to enlist into an all-female band to get out of town quickly. However, complications arise after Joe poses as a millionaire to impress the band's vocalist and ukulele player Sugar, while Jerry draws the attention of an actual millionaire who won't take refusal kindly.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sugar Kane Kowalczyk
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Pat O'Brien, George Raft
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Comedy or Musical
2. All About Eve (1950)
26
6
All About Eve
TV-PG
26
6

The plot of the movie, which is based on Mary Orr’s 1946 short story The Wisdom of Eve, follows Eve Harrington who meets her idol, Margo Channing, and is eventually taken into latter’s household. What Margo, a successful theatre actress, does not know is that Eve plans to use her and everyone around her to boost her own career and attain super stardom.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill
3. The Seven Year Itch (1955)
40
2
The Seven Year Itch
40
2

The Seven Year Itch is a romantic comedy film, which tells the story of a married man, whose family goes away for the summer. However, in the meantime, he feels attracted to his beautiful neighbor.

As:
Cast
Role:
The Girl
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Carolyn Jones, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Robert Strauss, Sonny Tufts
4. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
43
6

Show-girl Lorelei Lee, who is engaged to Gus Esmond Jr., takes friend Dorothy Shaw on a transatlantic cruise, where the beauties enjoy attention of admiring men. Gus’s wealthy father, who disapproves of their relationship and is convinced that Lorelei is after money, sends a private detective to keep a watch. The movie is remembered for number ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friends.’ 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lorelei Lee
Director:
Howard Hawks
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Jane Russell, George Chakiris, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan
5. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
19
3
The Asphalt Jungle
19
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
James Whitmore, Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen, John McIntire, Louis Calhern
6. Niagara (1953)
36
6
Niagara
TV-PG
36
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Rose Loomis
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Thriller, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Joseph Cotten, Denis O'Dea, Jean Peters, Max Showalter
7. Bus Stop (1956)
36
2
Bus Stop
TV-G
36
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Chérie
Director:
Joshua Logan
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eileen Heckart, Arthur O'Connell, Don Murray, Betty Field
8. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
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4
How to Marry a Millionaire
31
4

How to Marry a Millionaire is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of three women who are tired of being broke. They soon plan to trap and marry three eligible millionaires.

As:
Cast
Role:
Pola Debevoise
Director:
Jean Negulesco
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
9. The Misfits (1961)
26
7
The Misfits
26
7

While going through her divorce, Roslyn, a beautiful ex-stripper, meets a cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland and Guido Racanelli, a former aviator who had served in the Second World War. Both men instantly find themselves attracted to Roslyn, and on a whim, the three decide to move into Guido’s half-finished desert home.

As:
Cast
Role:
Roslyn Taber
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Western, Romance
Star Cast:
Clark Gable, John Huston, Eli Wallach, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter
10. Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
22
3
Don't Bother to Knock
TV-14
22
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Nell Forbes
Director:
Roy Ward Baker
Genres:
Film-Noir, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Richard Widmark, Anne Bancroft, Donna Corcoran, Jeanne Cagney
11. Clash by Night (1952)
15
5
Clash by Night
15
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Peggy
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Barbara Stanwyck, J. Carrol Naish, Robert Ryan, Paul Douglas
12. River of No Return (1954)
22
4
River of No Return
22
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Kay Weston
Director:
Jean Negulesco, Otto Preminger
Genres:
Adventure, Western, Romance
Star Cast:
Robert Mitchum, Rory Calhoun, Murvyn Vye, Tommy Rettig
13. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
20
3
The Prince and the Showgirl
PG
20
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike, Richard Wattis, Jeremy Spenser
14. Monkey Business (1952)
13
3
Monkey Business
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Lois Laurel
Director:
Howard Hawks
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, Hugh Marlowe
16. There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)
12
3
There's No Business Like Show Business
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Vicky Parker
Director:
Walter Lang
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Mitzi Gaynor, George Chakiris, Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Donald O'Connor, Johnnie Ray
17. Love Nest (1951)
13
3
Love Nest
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Roberta 'Bobbie' Stevens
Director:
Joseph M. Newman
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
William Lundigan, June Haver, Frank Fay, Jack Paar
18. As Young as You Feel (1951)
10
5
As Young as You Feel
10
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Harriet
Director:
Harmon Jones
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Thelma Ritter, Monty Woolley, David Wayne, Constance Bennett
21. Let's Make It Legal (1951)
11
2
Let's Make It Legal
11
2

Miriam Halsworth is divorcing Hugh because of his addiction to gambling. Things get comically complicated when self-made millionaire, Victor Macfarland, Hugh’s rival for Miriam’s hand twenty years ago tries to win her back. As secrets are revealed, lovers are reconciled and Hugh earns Miriam’s forgiveness. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Joyce Mannering
Director:
Richard Sale
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, Claudette Colbert, Macdonald Carey, Barbara Bates
23. Ladies of the Chorus (1948)
12
4
Ladies of the Chorus
12
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Peggy Martin
Director:
Phil Karlson
Genres:
Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Nana Bryant, Rand Brooks, Adele Jergens, Eddie Garr
24. Dangerous Years (1947)
6
5
Dangerous Years
6
5
As:
Cast
Director:
Arthur Pierson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Gaines, Jerome Cowan, Billy Halop, Ann E. Todd
25. Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1948)
9
3
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!
9
3
As:
Cast
Director:
F. Hugh Herbert
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Natalie Wood, Anne Revere, June Haver
26. You Were Meant for Me (1948)
4
2
You Were Meant for Me
4
2

Chuck is a bandleader who falls for Peggy, a girl in his hometown. They soon get married and depart on a tour. However, their lives turn upside down due to the Stock Market Crash of 1929, and the two are forced to return home penniless and defeated. Chuck still decides not to give up.

As:
Cast
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Oscar Levant, Jeanne Crain, Dan Dailey, Barbara Lawrence
27. A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950)
6
3
A Ticket to Tomahawk
6
3

In a competition between a railroad and a stagecoach company to obtain the government franchise for Colorado territory, Kit Dodge Jr., daughter of a railroad executive, with the help of travelling salesman Johnny Behind-the-Deuces, is supporting the train-man to reach Tomahawk in time. But afraid of losing their business, a Stagecoach Company sends ruthless Dakota to stop the train at any cost. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Sale
Genres:
Western, Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Rory Calhoun, Anne Baxter, Walter Brennan, Dan Dailey, Connie Gilchrist
28. Green Grass of Wyoming (1948)
4
6
Green Grass of Wyoming
4
6
As:
Cast
Director:
Louis King
Genres:
Western, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Coburn, Burl Ives, Lloyd Nolan, Peggy Cummins
29. Right Cross (1950)
6
3
Right Cross
6
3

Right Cross is a 1950 sports drama film, which revolves around a Mexican boxer fighting to retain his crown as well as win enough money to marry the girl he likes.

As:
Cast
Director:
John Sturges
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Lionel Barrymore, Ricardo Montalban, June Allyson, Dick Powell
31. The Fireball (1950)
7
3
The Fireball
7
3

Johnny Casar is a moody and angry young man, who lives at a Catholic orphanage which is run by a priest. One day, he decides to run away, and soon manages to become a world-class skater. However, he becomes extremely arrogant, and also starts womanizing and bullying others.  Things change when he gets sick with polio.

As:
Cast
Director:
Tay Garnett
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Beverly Tyler, Pat O'Brien, James Brown
32. Home Town Story (1951)
12
2
Home Town Story
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Iris Martin
Director:
Arthur Pierson
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Donald Crisp, Jeffrey Lynn, Alan Hale Jr., Marjorie Reynolds

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Marilyn Monroe Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Winner World Film Favorite - Female 1962
Some Like It Hot Best Actress - Comedy or Musical 1960
Winner World Film Favorite - Female 1954