Billy Wilder

A Foreign Affair

A Foreign Affair

A Foreign Affair

IMDb: 7.4
1948
116min

In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi cafe singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her.

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The Apartment

The Apartment

The Apartment

IMDb: 8.3
1960
125min

Bud Baxter is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder. He lends out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. Although he often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits, one night he’s left with a major problem to solve.

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Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard

IMDb: 8.5
1950
110min

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

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Avanti!

Avanti!

Avanti!

IMDb: 7.2
1972
140min

A successful businessman goes to Italy to arrange for the return of his tycoon-father’s body only to discover dad died with his mistress of long standing.

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Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

IMDb: 8.4
1957
116min

When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is supposed to be on a diet of bland, civil suits – but the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the case is so difficult.

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Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

IMDb: 8.3
1959
122min

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings – such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.

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One Two Three

One Two Three

One Two Three

IMDb: 8.0
1961
115min

A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to keep the boss’s daughter from marrying a Communist.

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Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

IMDb: 8.3
1944
107min

A rich woman [Barbara Stanwyck] and a calculating insurance agent [Fred MacMurray] plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a backdrop of distinctly Californian settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect the insurance, which pays double if the death is accidental. Directed by Billy Wilder from a screenplay he wrote with Raymond Chandler, and from the novel by James M. Cain.

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Fedora

Fedora

Fedora

IMDb: 6.9
1978
114min

An ambitious Hollywood hustler becomes involved with a reclusive female star whom he tries to lure out of retirement.

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The Front Page

The Front Page

The Front Page

IMDb: 7.4
1974
105min

A journalist suffering from burn-out wants to finally say goodbye to his office – but his boss doesn’t like the idea one bit.

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The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

IMDb: 7.2
1970
125min

Director Billy Wilder adds a new and intriguing twist to the personality of intrepid detective Sherlock Holmes. One thing hasn’t changed however: Holmes’ crime-solving talents. Holmes and Dr. Watson take on the case of a beautiful woman whose husband has vanished. The investigation proves strange indeed, involving six missing midgets, villainous monks, a Scottish castle, the Loch Ness monster, and covert naval experiments. Can the sleuths make sense of all this and solve the mystery

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Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole

IMDb: 8.2
1951
111min

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to revitalize his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control media circus.

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Kiss Me, Stupid

Kiss Me, Stupid

Kiss Me, Stupid

IMDb: 7.0
1964
125min

A jealous piano teacher Orville Spooner sends his beautiful wife, Zelda, away for the night while he tries to sell a song to a famous nightclub singer Dino, who is stranded in town

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Love in the Afternoon

Love in the Afternoon

Love in the Afternoon

IMDb: 7.3
1957
130min

Lovestruck conservatory student Ariane pretends to be just as much a cosmopolitan lover as the worldly mature Frank Flannagan hoping that l’amour will take hold.

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The Spirit of St. Louis

The Spirit of St. Louis

The Spirit of St. Louis

IMDb: 7.2
1957
135min

Charles ‘Slim’ Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.

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Sabrina

Sabrina

Sabrina

IMDb: 7.7
1954
113min

Linus and David Larrabee are the two sons of a very wealthy family. Linus is all work — busily running the family corporate empire, he has no time for a wife and family. David is all play — technically he is employed by the family business, but never shows up for work, spends all his time entertaining, and has been married and divorced three times. Meanwhile, Sabrina Fairchild is the young, shy, and awkward daughter of the household chauffeur, who has been infatuated with David all her life, but David hardly notices her — “doesn’t even know I exist” — until she goes away to Paris for two years, and returns an elegant, sophisticated, beautiful woman. Suddenly, she finds that she has captured David’s attention, but just as she does so, she finds herself falling in love with Linus, and she finds that Linus is also falling in love with her.

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The Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch

IMDb: 7.2
1955
105min

With his family away for their annual summer holiday, Richard Sherman decides he has the opportunity to live a bachelor’s life. The beautiful but ditzy blonde from the apartment above catches his eye and they soon start spending time together – maybe a little too much time!

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Stalag 17

Stalag 17

Stalag 17

IMDb: 8.0
1953
120min

It’s a dreary Christmas 1944 for the American POWs in Stalag 17. For the men in Barracks 4, all sergeants, have to deal with a grave problem – there seems to be a security leak. The Germans always seem to be forewarned about escapes and in the most recent attempt the two men, Manfredi and Johnson, walked straight into a trap and were killed. For some in Barracks 4, especially the loud-mouthed Duke, the leaker is obvious: J.J. Sefton, a wheeler-dealer who doesn’t hesitate to trade with the guards and who has acquired goods and privileges that no other prisoner seems to have. Sefton denies giving the Germans any information and makes it quite clear that he has no intention of ever trying to escape. He plans to ride out the war in what little comfort he can arrange, but it doesn’t extend to spying for the Germans.

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