Top 12 Marilyn Monroe Movies

Marilyn Monroe is one of the classic film era's most tragic and talented actresses. While she doesn't have many credits to her name, the ones she has are a testament to her dancing, singing, and comedic timing talents.

Some Like It Hot (1959)

Some Like it Hot is often considered a masterpiece and the best film of Marilyn Monroe's career. It has great musical numbers, great actors, an intriguing story, and many laughs.

The Misfits (1961)

The Misfits is a bittersweet film because it is the last completed one by both Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable. Gable died shortly after filming, and Monroe died about a year and a half later. 

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

The combination of Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell shows us beautiful chemistry. The two women play off each other so well in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Don't Bother To Knock (1952)

This departure from her usual comedies shows her range as an actress. She makes this movie captivating as she descends further into madness.

Monkey Business (1952)

Even though Monroe has a minor part in Monkey Business, this film would give her a breakthrough role as secretary Miss Lois Laurel opposite headliners Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers.

How To Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Starring three dynamite actresses, Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, and Betty Grable, How to Marry a Millionaire is a fun movie with gorgeous clothes. The premise follows the three women as they embark on a plot to catch and marry millionaires.

The Seven Year Itch (1955)

The iconic subway grate scene reenacted repeatedly first originated with Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch. Her skirt blowing up as she stands over the subway grate will be etched into Hollywood history forever.

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