34. The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Billy Wilder’s feature length version of the stage play showed the legendary filmmaker apply his trademark deft touch for blending comedy and romance to fantastic effect.
Tom Ewell’s Richard Sherman sends his wife and son off on vacation to focus on his work, before becoming infatuated with the blonde bombshell that just moved in upstairs, causing him to question the sanctity of his marriage.
Marilyn Monroe is exactly as smoldering as you’d expect in the femme fatale role, and the chemistry between the cast and Wilder’s frequent flights of fancy easily overcome any moral obstacles presented by the questionable premise.