24. Pillow Talk (1959)
Golden Age icons Rock Hudson and Doris Day co-starred in several great films together, but Michael Gordon’s all-time great rom-com stands tall as their finest collaboration by far.
A shared telephone line between Hudson’s songwriter and Day’s interior designer sees them at loggerheads, before they find themselves occupying two thirds of a love triangle with Tony Randall’s mutual acquaintance.
Pillow Talk was a major box office success that went on to secure five Academy Award nominations, and in an era where star-powered romantic comedies were ten a penny, the natural chemistry between the leading duo made it easily stand out among a crowded pack.r, sparks fly.