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Some Like It Hot (1959)



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Some Like It Hot was voted #1 on the American Film Institute's list of top 100 comedies. While I wouldn't go quite that far, there is no disputing that Some Like It Hot, about two musicians that go under cover in a girls' band to escape the mob, is one of the all-time greats. Director Billy Wilder, celebrated yet underappreciated nonetheless, elicits fantastic performances across the board, in particular from Jack Lemmon, in one of his most memorable roles. The film's closing line is one of the most famous in movie history.