Want to know the best Doris Day movies? How about the worst Doris Day movies? Curious about Doris Day’s box office grosses or which Doris Day movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Doris Day movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences? Well you have come to the right place ….. because we have all of that information.
Every April 3rd, my wife and Doris Day (1922-) share birthdays (with Marlon Brando and Eddie Murphy as well). Doris Day will turned 91 this year and she is still going strong…..as is my wife. Doris Day began her career as a big band singer in 1939. Her popularity began to rise after her first hit recording, Sentimental Journey in 1945. Four years later, Day started her movie career with the movie Romance on the High Seas. She would become one of the biggest movies stars of all time.
Her IMDb page shows 41 acting credits from 1948-1973. This page will rank 39 Doris Day movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Her television appearances were not were not included in the rankings.
Doris Day Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In The Following Table
The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.
- Sort by Doris Day’s co-stars of her movies.
- Sort Doris Day movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost
- Sort Doris Day movies by box office rank by year
- Sort Doris Day movies how they were received by critics and audiences. 60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
- Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Doris Day movie received.
- Sort Doris Day movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score. UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
|Rank||Movie (Year)||UMR Co-Star Links||Adjusted B.O. Domestic (mil)||Box Office Rank by Year||Critic Audience Rating||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score|
|Pillow Talk (1959)||Rock Hudson & Tony Randall||$312.30||4th of 1959||83.67%||05 / 01||79.29|
|Lover Come Back (1961)||Rock Hudson||$276.70||4th of 1962||79.00%||01 / 00||68.53|
|Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1956)||James Stewart & Directed by Alfred Hitchcock||$179.50||18th of 1956||81.67%||01 / 01||67.20|
|That Touch of Mink (1962)||Cary Grant||$273.00||5th of 1962||69.33%||03 / 00||64.79|
|Love Me or Leave Me (1955)||James Cagney||$186.90||23rd of 1955||69.67%||06 / 01||64.71|
|Move Over Darling (1963)||James Garner||$170.80||6th of 1964||69.67%||00 / 00||60.46|
|Please Don't Eat the Daises (1960)||David Niven||$185.30||12th of 1960||66.00%||00 / 00||59.74|
|Thrill Of It All, The (1963)||James Garner||$154.00||13th of 1963||73.33%||00 / 00||58.34|
|On Moonlight Bay (1951)||Gordon MacRae||$131.90||21st of 1951||78.00%||00 / 00||57.10|
|Young at Heart (1954)||Frank Sinatra||$130.90||46th of 1955||76.67%||00 / 00||56.32|
|Midnight Lace (1960)||Myrna Loy & Rex Harrison||$122.20||26th of 1961||71.50%||01 / 00||54.19|
|Pajama Game, The (1957)||John Raitt||$115.30||34th of 1957||75.00%||00 / 00||53.12|
|Calamity Jane (1953)||Howard Keel||$106.40||23rd of 1955||73.00%||03 / 01||52.60|
|Teacher's Pet (1958)||Clark Gable||$108.40||30th of 1958||73.33%||02 / 00||52.07|
|Send Me No Flowers (1964)||Rock Hudson||$115.30||18th of 1964||72.00%||00 / 00||51.71|
|Romance on the High Seas (1948)||Jack Carson||$122.00||62nd of 1948||63.33%||02 / 00||49.48|
|Tea for Two (1950)||Gordon MacRae||$116.50||27th of 1950||65.33%||00 / 00||48.77|
|I'll See You in My Dreams (1951)||Danny Thomas||$117.50||17th of 1952||59.33%||00 / 00||46.72|
|Lullaby of Broadway (1951)||Gene Nelson||$101.30||31st of 1951||65.33%||00 / 00||46.41|
|West Point Story, The (1950)||James Cagney||$107.70||58th of 1951||61.33%||01 / 00||45.92|
|By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)||Gordon MacRae||$80.30||46th of 1953||70.33%||00 / 00||45.51|
|Young Man With A Horn (1950)||Kirk Douglas||$82.30||77th of 1950||69.67%||00 / 00||45.50|
|My Dream Is Yours (1949)||Jack Carson||$108.60||67th of 1949||60.33%||00 / 00||45.19|
|April in Paris (1952)||Ray Bolger||$117.10||24th of 1953||57.33%||00 / 00||45.10|
|Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)||Jimmy Durante||$80.30||37th of 1963||61.00%||01 / 00||42.77|
|Glass Bottom Boat, The (1966)||Rod Taylor||$88.20||20th of 1966||61.67%||00 / 00||42.65|
|It's A Great Feeling (1949)||Jack Carson||$112.10||40th of 1949||51.00%||01 / 00||41.75|
|With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)||Brian Keith||$91.90||30th of 1968||58.33%||00 / 00||41.66|
|Do Not Disturb (1965)||Rod Taylor||$86.00||29th of 1966||58.67%||00 / 00||40.90|
|Storm Warning (1951)||Ginger Rogers & Ronald Reagan||$60.20||105th of 1951||66.33%||00 / 00||40.51|
|Winning Team, The (1952)||Ronald Reagan||$61.20||64th of 1952||63.33%||00 / 00||39.26|
|Tunnel of Love, The (1958)||Richard Widmark||$70.30||52nd of 1958||56.67%||00 / 00||38.78|
|It Happened To Jane (1959)||Jack Lemmon||$68.20||53rd of 1959||60.00%||00 / 00||38.77|
|Lucky Me (1954)||Robert Cummings||$85.20||69th of 1954||53.00%||00 / 00||38.12|
|Starlift (1951)||Gordon MacRae||$81.70||51st of 1951||53.00%||00 / 00||37.57|
|Julie (1956)||Louis Jordan||$62.00||75th of 1957||54.67%||02 / 00||36.10|
|Caprice (1967)||Richard Harris||$34.80||49th of 1967||54.00%||00 / 00||30.77|
|Ballad of Josie (1967)||Peter Graves||$9.20||Not in Top 82||62.00%||00 / 00||30.57|
|Where Were You When The Lights Went Out (1968)||Robert Morse||$64.40||33rd of 1968||41.67%||00 / 00||29.56|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Doris Day Table
- Twenty-three Doris Day movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark. That is a percentage of 58.97% of her movies listed. Pillow Talk (1959) was her biggest hit.
- An average Doris Day movie grossed $117.40 million in adjusted box office gross.
- Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 28 of Doris Day’s movies are rated as good movies…or 71.79% of her movies. Pillow Talk (1959) was her highest rated movie while Caprice (1967) was her lowest rated movie.
- Thirteen Doris Day movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 33.33% of her movies.
- Four Doris Day movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 10.25% of her movies.
- An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00. 30 Doris Day movies scored higher that average…. or 76.92% of her movies. Pillow Talk (1959) got the the highest UMR Score while Where Were You When The Lights Went Out (1968) got the lowest UMR Score.
Possibly Interesting Facts About Doris Day
1. Doris Day (1924-) was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff in Cincinnati, Ohio.
2. At the suggestion of orchestra leader, Barney Rapp, she adopted the stage surname Day. He got Day from the fact that he admired her rendition of the song “Day After Day”.
3. During the location filming of The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), when she saw how camels, goats and other “animal extras” in a marketplace scene were being treated. From that day she began her lifelong commitment to preventing animal abuse.
4. Doris Day was nominated for one acting Oscar® nomination…1959’s Pillow Talk.
5. Doris Day was nominated for five acting Golden Globe® nominations…1958’s The Tunnel of Love, 1959’s Pillow Talk, 1960’s Midnight Lace, 1962’s Billy Rose’s Jumbo and 1963’s Move Over Darling.
6. During the peak of her movie career (1959-1964), she was named the number one movie star…. four times.
7. Doris Day has often said Calamity Jane (1953) as her personal favorite of the 39 films she appeared in.
8. Doris Day briefly dated Ronald Reagan.
9. Doris Day was the first choice to play Mrs. Robinson in 1967’s The Graduate.
10 Doris Day She has two Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. One for music career and one for movie career.
Not enough Doris Day stats? Well….how about adjusted worldwide box office grosses on 22 of her movies?
- April in Paris (1952) $152.10 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Billy Rose’s Jumbo (1962) $128.30 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953) $112.30 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Calamity Jane (1953) $159.40 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- I’ll See You in My Dreams (1951) $153.50 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- It’s A Great Feeling (1949) $147.10 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Julie (1956) $114.00 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Love Me or Leave Me (1955) $260.90 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Lucky Me (1954) $131.20 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Lullaby of Broadway (1951) $148.30 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- My Dream Is Yours (1949) $148.60 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- On Moonlight Bay (1951) $179.90 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- The Pajama Game (1957) $171.30 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Please Don’t Eat the Daises (1960) $252.30 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Romance on the High Seas (1948) $178.00 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Starlift (1951) $111.70 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Tea for Two (1950) $183.50 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Teacher’s Pet (1958) $149.40 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- The Tunnel of Love (1958) $108.30 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- The West Point Story (1950) $144.70 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Winning Team, The (1952) $68.20 million in adjusted worldwide gross
- Young Man With A Horn (1950) $117.30 million in adjusted worldwide gross
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