Streaming: the best Marilyn Monroe films

Ahead of Netflix’s biopic of the Hollywood star, what better time to catch up on her deft, joyous screen performances, from Some Like It Hot to The MisfitsNo one has seen the film yet, but the internet is already awash with opinions about Blonde, Netflix’s forthcoming fictionalised biopic of Marilyn Monroe: about everything from Cuban star Ana de Armas’s suitability in the lead to the potential offensiveness of the film’s reportedly explicit sexual content.

Sixty years on from her death at 36, Monroe still inspires a kind of protective instinct in the public, even among generations who missed her lifetime by several decades.

Yet such discussions tend to frame Monroe only as tragic icon, rather than a blithe, sly and continually underestimated actor.

There could hardly be a better time to catch up on her abbreviated but frequently joyous filmography, nearly all of it available

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