What are the best Marilyn Monroe movies?

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    #1There's No Business Like Show Business

    There's No Business Like Show Business

    There's No Business Like Show Business is a musical comedy-drama about a family called The Five Donahues. It was directed by Walter Lang which was released on December 16, 1954, in New York City. It stars Ethel Merman and Marilyn Monroe.

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    Kathryn Hanson
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "This has to be the best show business movie ever! It taught me a lot about what really is the life in show business behind all the glamour. And also, it has the great family scenes which touched my heart several times. "
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    #2River of No Return

    River of No Return

    River of No Return is a romance adventure movie flick directed by Otto Preminger. It was released on April 30, 1954, in the United States. It stars Robert Mitchum as Matt Calder, Marilyn Monroe as Kay Weston and Rory Calhoun as Harry Weston.

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    Sophia Xiong
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "Monroe classics is indeed the best of all time. This film is sometimes wild and sometimes peaceful which I actually enjoyed. For me, this movie showcases the peak of Marilyn Monroe's performance. Her acting skills is so on-point here. "
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    #3How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

    How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

    How to Marry a Millionaire is a romantic comedy movie drama about three women who find eligible millionaires to marry. It was directed by Jean Negulesco and was released on November 20, 1953. It stars Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lauren Bacall.

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    Kathleen Fowler
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "This has to be one of the brightest and wittiest comedy film during 50s. Additionally, it stars three calibre actresses in the film industry. Definitely, it shouldn't be missed! "
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    #4Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a romantic comedy musical movie flick about showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw who are pursued by many admirers. It was directed by Howard Hawks and released on August 1953. It stars Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe. 

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    Marilyn Rice
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "This is the classic musical that I've been looking for! Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell performed their roles very well. It was so realistic. I like the sensual dances and simple humor best here."
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    #5Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days

    Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days

    Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days is a documentary about the movie star's last months including her love affairs, drug and alcohol dependency, depression etc. It was narrated by James Coburn and was released on June 1, 2001. 

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    Kathy Herrera
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "This film made me miss and appreciate more my only idol, Marilyn Monroe. I remember her good golden days through this documentary. James Coburn did a great job of narrating the legend's story. "
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    #6Niagara

    Niagara

    Niagara is a thriller film-noir movie about two couples who are visiting Niagara Falls and soon tension arises between them. It was directed by Henry Hathaway and was released on February 1953. It stars Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotten.

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    Enrique Beltrán
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "If you like film history you need to check this one out. Marilyn Monroe did an excellent job in the film. It is about the drama that happens between two couples that are visiting Niagara Falls. The setting was pretty neat."
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    #7O. Henry's Full House

    O. Henry's Full House

    O. Henry's Full House is a drama anthology movie flick consisting of five separate stories by O. Henry. It was directed by Henry Koster, Henry Hathaway, Jean Negulesco, Howard Hawks and Henry King. The film was released on August 7, 1952.

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    Dorothy Ramos
    Written on June 3, 2018
    "This is a highly rated film, however, seems to be not exclusively about Marilyn Monroe. Several others mixed in, I'm sure there is a good film out there exclusievly featuring the star in question. "
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    #8The Asphalt Jungle

    The Asphalt Jungle

    The Asphalt Jungle is a crime film-noir drama film from the novel of W.R. Burnett. It was directed by John Huston which was released on January 1, 1950. It stars Sterling Hayden as Dix Handley and Louis Calhern as Alonzo D. Emmerich.

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    Laura Coleman
    Written on June 9, 2018
    "The Asphalt Jungle is a classic. It is one of my favorite Marilyn Monroe movies. If you like film-noir, definitely check it out."
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    #9All About Eve

    All About Eve

    All About Eve is an american drama film starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter. It was written for screen and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. The classic movie was first distributed by 20th Century Fox in October 13, 1950.

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    Joseph Perry
    Written on May 31, 2018
    "This isn't a Marilyn Monroe movie in the least. Look, it has a classic walk on/cameo from her and she says one line of dialogue before going away. It's a nice touch for the fans, but it's not something you'd watch an entire movie for her over."

Summary

Best What are the best Marilyn Monroe movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1There's No Business Like Show BusinessMovies 14 Paid
2River of No ReturnMovies 11 Paid
3How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)Movies 9 Paid
4Gentlemen Prefer BlondesMovies 9 Paid
5Marilyn Monroe: The Final DaysMovies 6 Paid
6NiagaraMovies 6 Paid
7O. Henry's Full HouseMovies 5 Paid
8The Asphalt JungleMovies 3 Paid
9All About EveMovies 1 Paid
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