The Apartment (1960)

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The Apartment

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A Billy "Some Like It Hot" Wilder Production

Directed By Billy Wilder Billy Wilder Starring Jack Lemmon Jack Lemmon  •  Fred MacMurray Fred MacMurray  •  Ray Walston Ray Walston  •  Jack Kruschen Jack Kruschen  •  Shirley MacLaine Shirley MacLaine Genres Comedy Drama  •  Drama  •  Romance  •  Romantic Comedy  •  Urban Comedy  •  Workplace Comedy Studios &
Academy Award Nominated  •  Academy Award Best Picture Winning  •  National Film Registry  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions  •  Academy Award Best Picture Nominated  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Roger Ebert's Great Movies  •  Sight & Sound's Greatest Films of All Time Poll  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition  •  Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated  •  Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Winning  •  BAFTA Award for Best Film Winning  •  BAFTA Award for Best Film Nominated  •  Academy Award Best Cinematography Nominated  •  Academy Award for Best Production Design Winning  •  Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Winning  •  Alamo Drafthouse 100  •  Time Out: London's 100 Best Comedy Movies  •  Time Out: London's 100 Best Romantic Movies  •  United Artists  •  BBC's 100 Greatest American Films  •  Time Out: New York's 100 Best Movies of All Time  •  New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film Winning  •  Writers Guild of America's 101 Funniest Screenplays  •  Writers Guild of America's 101 Greatest Screenplays
Release Info 1960-09-16T00:00:00Z September 16, 1960
B&W  •  125 minutes NR Rated NR
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MrAwesome245 on 11/17/2012 Reply  · 

One of the greatest films of all time, no doubt about it.

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robmoviefilms13 on 8/4/2013 Reply  · 

Jack Lemmon provides a top ten performance.

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hambone88 on 1/9/2018 Reply  · 

What a delightful movie, it really got me to root for the main characters. Way ahead of its time

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PiccoloKing on 9/21/2019 Reply  · 

Can't believe this dated garbage beat Psycho for Best Director and Best Art Direction.

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KipDynamite on 5/31/2022 Reply  · 

Psycho is more dated than The Apartment lmao

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ClarkGable55 on 12/19/2020 Reply  · 

Incredible film, Jack Lemmon was spectacular, and for me Shirley Maclaine performed her part phenomenally. The film takes you on a fun ride culminating in a perfectly satisfying conclusion. Top 5 for me no doubt.

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aSfSteve on 12/10/2022 Reply  · 

What a fantastic film. Phenomenal writing. Amazing acting.

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