The dates of composition are approximate.
- Dido, Queen of Carthage (c. 1586) (possibly co-written with Thomas Nashe)
- Tamburlaine, part 1 (c. 1587)
- Tamburlaine, part 2 (c. 1587–1588)
- The Jew of Malta (c. 1589)
- Doctor Faustus (c. 1589, or, c. 1593)
- Edward II (c. 1592)
- The Massacre at Paris (c. 1593)
The play Lust's Dominion was attributed to Marlowe upon its initial publication in 1657, though scholars and critics have almost unanimously rejected the attribution.
- Translation of Book One of Lucan's Pharsalia (date unknown)
- Translation of Ovid's Elegies (c. 1580s?)
- "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" (pre-1593)
- Hero and Leander (c. 1593, unfinished; completed by George Chapman, 1598)