The best rom-coms of all time

A good rom-com never fails to hit the spot. These are the top 50 romantic comedies of all time

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3. Some Like It Hot (1959)

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Two longtime friends witness a Mafia hit and have to flee for their lives in Billy Wilder’s stone cold classic, which boasts a trio of all-time great performances by Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe.

Disguising themselves as women, the duo join a jazz group and head to Florida, but as always, plenty of hijinks and shenanigans ensue during their journey, not least of all the mobsters still hot on their tail.

One of the first ever movies selected for preservation in the National Film Registry, Some Like It Hot is an ode to the Golden Age of Hollywood where a lightness of touch and neverending sense of fun permeated all of the biggest star vehicles of the era, but few boasted more in the way of entertainment value than this near-perfect farce.

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