Marilyn Monroe Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

(1959)
38
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sugar Kane Kowalczyk
Director:
Billy Wilder
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Jack Lemmon, Pat O'Brien, Tony Curtis, George Raft
Plot:

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.

38
2
All About Eve
TV-PG

All About Eve

(1950)
17
5
As:
Cast
Director:
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill
Plot:

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.

17
5
The Asphalt Jungle

The Asphalt Jungle

(1950)
13
1
As:
Cast
Director:
John Huston
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen, John McIntire, Louis Calhern
13
1
The Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch

(1955)
25
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Girl
Director:
Billy Wilder
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Robert Strauss, Sonny Tufts
25
2
Niagara
TV-PG

Niagara

(1953)
24
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Rose Loomis
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Thriller, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Joseph Cotten, Denis O'Dea, Jean Peters, Max Showalter
24
4
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

(1953)
22
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Lorelei Lee
Director:
Howard Hawks
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Charles Coburn, Jane Russell, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan
22
5
The Misfits

The Misfits

(1961)
17
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Roslyn Taber
Director:
John Huston
Genres:
Drama, Western, Romance
Star Cast:
Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach
17
5
Bus Stop
TV-G

Bus Stop

(1956)
24
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Chérie
Director:
Joshua Logan
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eileen Heckart, Arthur O'Connell, Don Murray, Betty Field
24
2
How to Marry a Millionaire

How to Marry a Millionaire

(1953)
19
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Pola Debevoise
Director:
Jean Negulesco
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
David Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Rory Calhoun, Betty Grable
19
4
Clash by Night

Clash by Night

(1952)
11
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Peggy
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Barbara Stanwyck, J. Carrol Naish, Robert Ryan, Paul Douglas
11
4
River of No Return

River of No Return

(1954)
16
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Kay Weston
Director:
Jean Negulesco, Otto Preminger
Genres:
Adventure, Western, Romance
Star Cast:
Murvyn Vye, Robert Mitchum, Rory Calhoun, Tommy Rettig
16
3
Don't Bother to Knock
TV-14

Don't Bother to Knock

(1952)
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Nell Forbes
Director:
Roy Ward Baker
Genres:
Film-Noir, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Anne Bancroft, Richard Widmark, Donna Corcoran, Jeanne Cagney
11
2
Monkey Business

Monkey Business

(1952)
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Lois Laurel
Director:
Howard Hawks
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Charles Coburn, Ginger Rogers, Hugh Marlowe, Cary Grant
7
3
O. Henry's Full House

O. Henry's Full House

(1952)
3
6
As:
Cast
Director:
Henry Koster, Jean Negulesco, Howard Hawks, Henry Hathaway, Henry King
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anne Baxter, Charles Laughton, Farley Granger, Jeanne Crain
3
6
The Prince and the Showgirl
PG

The Prince and the Showgirl

(1957)
10
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Laurence Olivier
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike, Richard Wattis, Jeremy Spenser
10
3
Love, Marilyn

Love, Marilyn

(2012)
4
3
As:
Writer
Director:
Liz Garbus
Genres:
Documentary, Biography
Star Cast:
Hope Davis, Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Adrien Brody
4
3
There's No Business Like Show Business

There's No Business Like Show Business

(1954)
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Vicky Parker
Director:
Walter Lang
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Donald O'Connor, Johnnie Ray
8
2
Love Nest

Love Nest

(1951)
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Roberta 'Bobbie' Stevens
Director:
Joseph M. Newman
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
William Lundigan, June Haver, Frank Fay, Jack Paar
7
1
As Young as You Feel

As Young as You Feel

(1951)
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Harriet
Director:
Harmon Jones
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Thelma Ritter, Monty Woolley, David Wayne, Constance Bennett
6
4
We're Not Married!

We're Not Married!

(1952)
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Annabel Jones Norris
Director:
Edmund Goulding
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
David Wayne, Ginger Rogers, Lee Marvin, Victor Moore
8
2
Let's Make It Legal

Let's Make It Legal

(1951)
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Joyce Mannering
Director:
Richard Sale
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, Macdonald Carey, Claudette Colbert, Barbara Bates
Plot:

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. 

7
1
Let's Make Love

Let's Make Love

(1960)
7
7
As:
Cast
Role:
Amanda Dell
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Milton Berle, Tony Randall, Bing Crosby, Wilfrid Hyde-White
7
7
Ladies of the Chorus

Ladies of the Chorus

(1948)
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Peggy Martin
Director:
Phil Karlson
Genres:
Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Nana Bryant, Rand Brooks, Adele Jergens, Eddie Garr
9
2
Dangerous Years

Dangerous Years

(1947)
4
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Arthur Pierson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Gaines, Jerome Cowan, Billy Halop, Ann E. Todd
4
4
Green Grass of Wyoming

Green Grass of Wyoming

(1948)
3
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Louis King
Genres:
Western, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Coburn, Burl Ives, Lloyd Nolan, Peggy Cummins
3
2
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!

Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!

(1948)
7
2
As:
Cast
Director:
F. Hugh Herbert
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Natalie Wood, Anne Revere, June Haver
7
2
You Were Meant for Me

You Were Meant for Me

(1948)
3
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Dan Dailey, Barbara Lawrence, Jeanne Crain, Oscar Levant
3
1
A Ticket to Tomahawk

A Ticket to Tomahawk

(1950)
4
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Sale
Genres:
Western, Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Anne Baxter, Dan Dailey, Connie Gilchrist
4
2
Right Cross

Right Cross

(1950)
4
2
As:
Cast
Director:
John Sturges
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Ricardo Montalban, June Allyson, Dick Powell, Lionel Barrymore
4
2
Love Happy

Love Happy

(1949)
5
2
As:
Cast
Director:
David Miller
Genres:
Crime, Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Raymond Burr, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Vera-Ellen
5
2
The Fireball

The Fireball

(1950)
5
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Tay Garnett
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Beverly Tyler, Pat O'Brien, James Brown
5
2
Home Town Story

Home Town Story

(1951)
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Iris Martin
Director:
Arthur Pierson
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Donald Crisp, Jeffrey Lynn, Alan Hale Jr., Marjorie Reynolds
9
1

TV Shows and Videos

The Jack Benny Program

The Jack Benny Program (1950)

As:
Cast
Director:
Frederick De Cordova, Ralph Levy, Norman Abbott, Seymour Berns, Don Weis
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Humphrey Bogart, James Stewart, Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

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