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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Ranking Marilyn's movies

Vulture:
Every Marilyn Monroe Movie, Ranked From Worst to Best
Hollywood has been creating a mythology around blonde bombshells since its beginnings. But no blonde sex symbol has had a deeper and more long-lasting impact on film and American culture than Marilyn Monroe. You probably had an image of Monroe in your mind long before you ever saw her on film. The dumb blonde. The white-hot sex symbol. The foolish girl-woman. The picture of mid-century femininity — wasp-waisted, platinum blonde, and buxom. The tragic victim. These warring images have lasted long after Monroe’s death in 1962 at 36 years old, and they’re easy to twist into caricature. She’s been flattened onto dorm-room posters, mugs, T-shirts, artist renderings. She’s been linked to falsely attributed quotes, conspiracy theories, and lurid rumors. But Monroe was more complex than her legacy suggests, as both an actress and a woman. This ranking of Monroe’s 29 films — based on her performance in each — gives a sense of what a supremely talented comedian and dramatic actress she was, with a keen understanding of the camera that few actors can replicate.
The Canon podcast: 
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes vs. Some Like it Hot
Will it be Howard Hawks' Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a boat-bound romp that gave us Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend? Or will it be Billy Wilder's cross-dressing classic Some Like It Hot, which gave us the amazing final line "Nobody's perfect"? 
Teen Vogue:
A Ranking of Marilyn Monroe's 10 Best Film Roles:
Marilyn Monroe only appeared in a handful of movies in her career, most of them in small supporting roles as a pretty blonde to add a little sex appeal to an otherwise mediocre movie. Once her star began to rise in the early 1950s, however, she was a massive box-office draw and one of Twentieth Century Fox’s MVPs.
Neato:
Every Marilyn Monroe Movie Ranked From Best to Worst
Marilyn Monroe is a legend and while she is best known for being a blonde bombshell, she was actually quite a talented actress and singer with a hefty film resume. Vulture took the time to rank all of her almost 30 movies from worst to best along with their reasons for their rankings. Keep in mind that the rankings are based mostly on Marilyn's performance, which is why Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is ranked higher than Some Like It Hot. Whether you're a dedicated Marilyn fan or are just interested in seeing more of her work, the list is certainly worth checking out. 

Ranker (reader participation):
The Very Best Marilyn Monroe Movies

Marilyn Monroe was not only one of the most beautiful women of all time; she was also a talented and beloved actress. This is a list of the best Marilyn Monroe movies, ranked best to worst, with movie trailers when available. Though she played a "dumb blonde" in her most famous roles, the bombshell icon was anything but, and she laughed her earnings right to the bank. Marilyn Monroe's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Marilyn Monroe movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Marilyn Monroe movies will be at the top of the list. Marilyn Monroe has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Marilyn Monroe movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Marilyn Monroe films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Marilyn Monroe role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Marilyn Monroe performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different films, including Some Like It Hot and The Seven Year Itch.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Marilyn Monroe movies?" and "What are the greatest Marilyn Monroe roles of all time?"

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