The best Jack Lemmon’s movies

Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon

08/02/1925- 27/06/2001
If you love cinema, you will share this ranking of the best Jack Lemmon’s movies, although you may have ordered them differently. In any case, we hope you love it and with a little luck discovering a movie that you still don’t know about Jack Lemmon.
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Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot
8.2/10
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.

The Apartment

The Apartment
8.3/10
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.

JFK

JFK
8/10
Follows the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison.

Airport '77

Airport '77
5.8/10
Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle after a hijacking gone wrong. Now the surviving passengers must brave panic, slow leaks, oxygen depletion, and more while attempting a daring plan, all while 200 feet underwater.

Grumpy Old Men

Grumpy Old Men
7/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 25/12/1993
  • Character: John Gustafson
For decades, next-door neighbors and former friends John and Max have feuded, trading insults and wicked pranks. When an attractive widow moves in nearby, their bad blood erupts into a high-stakes rivalry full of naughty jokes and adolescent hijinks.

Glengarry Glen Ross

Glengarry Glen Ross
7.7/10
When an office full of Chicago real estate salesmen is given the news that all but the top two will be fired at the end of the week, the atmosphere begins to heat up. Shelley Levene, who has a sick daughter, does everything in his power to get better leads from his boss, John Williamson, but to no avail. When his coworker Dave Moss comes up with a plan to steal the leads, things get complicated for the tough-talking salesmen.

The Great Race

The Great Race
7.2/10
Professional daredevil and white-suited hero, The Great Leslie, convinces turn-of-the-century auto makers that a race from New York to Paris (westward across America, the Bering Straight and Russia) will help to promote automobile sales. Leslie's arch-rival, the mustached and black-attired Professor Fate vows to beat Leslie to the finish line in a car of Fate's own invention.

Hamlet

Hamlet
7.8/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 25/12/1996
  • Character: Marcellus
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother now marrying the murderer... his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.

The Legend of Bagger Vance

The Legend of Bagger Vance
6.7/10
  • Genre: DramaFantasy
  • Release: 02/11/2000
  • Character: Narrator
World War I has left golfer Rannulph Junuh a poker-playing alcoholic, his perfect swing gone. Now, however, he needs to get it back to play in a tournament to save the financially ravaged golf course of a long-ago sweetheart. Help arrives in the form of mysterious caddy Bagger Vance.

Irma la Douce

Irma la Douce
7.3/10
  • Genre: ComedyRomance
  • Release: 05/06/1963
  • Character: Nestor Patou / Lord X
A Parisian policeman gives up everything for the love of a free-living sex worker.

Short Cuts

Short Cuts
7.7/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 05/09/1993
  • Character: Paul Finnigan
Many loosely connected characters cross paths in this film, based on the stories of Raymond Carver. Waitress Doreen Piggot accidentally runs into a boy with her car. Soon after walking away, the child lapses into a coma. While at the hospital, the boy's grandfather tells his son, Howard, about his past affairs. Meanwhile, a baker starts harassing the family when they fail to pick up the boy's birthday cake.

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men
7.8/10
During the trial of a man accused of his father's murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices.

The Player

The Player
7.5/10
A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?

Grumpier Old Men

Grumpier Old Men
6.6/10
  • Genre: ComedyRomance
  • Release: 22/12/1995
  • Character: John Gustafson
A family wedding reignites the ancient feud between next-door neighbors and fishing buddies John and Max. Meanwhile, a sultry Italian divorcée opens a restaurant at the local bait shop, alarming the locals who worry she'll scare the fish away. But she's less interested in seafood than she is in cooking up a hot time with Max.

Bell, Book and Candle

Bell, Book and Candle
6.8/10
A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancee, so she enchants him to love her instead... only to fall in love with him for real.

The Front Page

The Front Page
7.3/10
A journalist suffering from burn-out wants to finally say goodbye to his office – but his boss doesn’t like the idea one bit.

Cowboy

Cowboy
6.7/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 23/01/1958
  • Character: Frank Harris
Chicago hotel clerk Frank Harris dreams of life as a cowboy, and he gets his chance when, jilted by the father of the woman he loves, he joins Tom Reece and his cattle-driving outfit. Soon, though, the tenderfoot finds out life on the range is neither what he expected nor what he's been looking for...

The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple
7.6/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 16/05/1968
  • Character: Felix Ungar
In New York, Felix, a neurotic news writer who just broke up with his wife, is urged by his chaotic friend Oscar, a sports journalist, to move in with him, but their lifestyles are as different as night and day are, so Felix's ideas about housekeeping soon begin to irritate Oscar.

Missing

Missing
7.7/10
Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to Chile to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he uncovers a trail of cover-ups that implicate the US State department which supports the right-wing dictatorship.

My Fellow Americans

My Fellow Americans
6.5/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 20/12/1996
  • Character: President Russell P. Kramer
They used to run the country. Now they're running for their lives! Two on-the-lam former Presidents of the United States. Framed in a scandal by the current President and pursued by armed agents, the two squabbling political foes plunge into a desperately frantic search for the evidence that will establish their innocence.

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