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12,867 Ratings

Some Like It Hot

Directed by Billy Wilder
United States, 1959
Comedy, Music, Romance


In 1920s Chicago, two struggling musicians accidentally witness a deadly mob hit and decide to go into hiding as members of an all-female traveling band that’s on their way to Florida.

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Some Like It Hot Directed by Billy Wilder

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1960 | Winner: Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

1960 | 5 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

National Board of Review

1959 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Assuming the picture is clear, the volume is turned on, and you don’t hate film, the greatness of Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot will be obvious to you, completely and immediately. That’s it. Love at first sight. Because Some Like It Hot is manifestly wonderful, you will not love it more on a second viewing, and you will not love it more as you get older and wiser. It is the exact opposite of an acquired taste.
November 19, 2018
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The movie works like a charm still, and maybe even more so for this increasingly sentimental fool: I teared up during the “I’m Through With Love” scene at the end, something I’ve never done in my other three dozen or so views of the picture.
September 07, 2018
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In the film’s unflaggingly delightful sleeping car sequence—watching it is like being tickled for ten minutes straight—Lemmon’s hands become one of his most expressive tools, often betraying the sheer sexual pleasure he feels being in such tight quarters with this hotsy-totsy [Monroe], who climbs into his bunk to share some whisky.
September 10, 2013
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