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Some Like It Hot (1959)
Comedy, Romance

Some Like It Hot (1959)

When two Chicago musicians, Joe and Jerry, witness the the St. Valentine's Day massacre, they want to get out of town and get away from the gangster responsible, Spats Colombo. They're desperate to get a gig out of town but the only job they know of is in an all-girl band heading to Florida. They show up at the train station as Josephine and Daphne, the replacement saxophone and bass players. They certainly enjoy being around the girls, especially Sugar Kane Kowalczyk who sings and plays the ukulele. Joe in particular sets out to woo her while Jerry/Daphne is wooed by a millionaire, Osgood Fielding III. Mayhem ensues as the two men try to keep their true identities hidden and Spats Colombo and his crew show up for a meeting with several other crime lords. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  dying,  seduction,  deception,  funeral,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal
Locations:wheelchair,  elevator,  bicycle,  bathtub,  snow,  hotel,  beach
Characters:secretary,  musician,  dancer,  policeman,  boy,  singer
Period:1920s
Story:saxophone player,  sugar,  band,  valentine's day,  saxophone,  witness,  birthday cake,  massacre,  trombone player,  hanging up without saying goodbye,  diamond bracelet,  cross dressing,  millionaire,  singing in a bathtub,  florida,  bubble bath,  jazz,  st. valentine's day massacre,  all girl band,  gender disguise,  reading newspaper,  running away,  newspaper headline,  wearing clothes in a bathtub,  manhattan the drink,  funeral parlor,  hotel lobby,  fire escape,  train conductor,  hotel room,  beach umbrella,  beach chair,  beach ball,  surprise party,  police chase,  train,  thompson gun,  reference to johnny weissmuller,  camera focus on a female butt,  vanity fair magazine,  wall street journal,  shell oil company,  bryn mawr college,  multiple marriages,  reference to tchaikovsky,  scene at a window,  hands held in the air,  vassar college,  emergency brake,  tossing coin,  climbing up a building,  reference to rudolph valentino,  mounted fish,  female impersonation,  sleeping car,  paper cup,  tripping someone,  oil tycoon,  vermouth,  shell game,  ascot,  water polo,  hiding under a table,  falling out of bed,  actor playing female role,  frisking,  driving in reverse,  buddy film,  compact,  cymbal,  reference to cary grant,  ukelele,  dog racing,  roadhouse,  overcoat,  cracker,  pheasant,  ulcer,  slip the undergarment,  negligee,  reference to cinderella,  dirty old man,  alimony,  contortionist,  flapper,  cincinnati ohio,  speakeasy,  trombone,  music conductor,  theatrical agent,  water bottle,  hearing aid,  bourbon,  hidden identity,  bellhop,  peanut butter,  paperboy,  seashell,  taxes,  leg,  orchid,  porch,  gender bender,  organist,  mirror ball,  goodbye,  reference to sigmund freud,  women's bathroom,  grand canyon,  adult humor,  rocking chair,  stock market,  gold digger,  con,  nightgown,  diamonds,  elopement,  mob hit,  venezuela,  screwball comedy,  famous line,  packing,  prohibition,  mortuary,  dressing,  banquet,  organ,  game playing,  south america,  pearl necklace,  role reversal,  gurney,  palm tree,  horniness,  transvestism,  motorboat,  hearse,  lollipop,  bathrobe,  hanging upside down,  show business,  foreplay,  italian opera,  resort,  flask,  earring,  golf club,  honeymoon,  assumed identity,  gambler,  heartbreak,  police raid,  impotence,  garter,  irreverence,  pajamas,  tango,  trophy,  pier,  gasoline,  snowing,  lipstick,  card playing,  yacht,  whiskey,  parking garage,  railway station,  fish out of water,  ladder,  phone booth,  swimsuit,  rehearsal,  blockbuster,  listening to music,  cake,  farce,  bullet,  claim in title,  waiter,  ice,  eyeglasses,  crime boss,  flirting,  henchman,  typewriter,  gift,  american flag,  wig,  pursuit,  speech,  flowers,  bracelet,  cover up,  suitcase,  pay phone,  champagne,  liar,  organized crime,  chicago illinois,  on the run,  marriage proposal,  cigar smoking,  roommate,  controversy,  bath,  coffin,  radio,  man with glasses,  gambling,  woman,  disguise,  police car,  candle,  bra,  newspaper,  swimming,  dead body,  urban setting,  birthday,  running,  lie,  love triangle,  kissing,  undressing,  bus,  drink,  remake,  face slap,  gangster,  machine gun,  underwear,  neo noir,  high heels,  song,  telephone call,  panties,  cult film,  chase,  party,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  murder,  police,  sex,  gun,  kiss,  death

Leatherheads (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport

Leatherheads (2008)

A romantic comedy set against the backdrop of America's nascent pro-football league in 1925. Dodge Connolly, a charming, brash football hero, is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, Dodge convinces a college football star to join his ragtag ranks. The captain hopes his latest move will help the struggling sport finally capture the country's attention. Welcome to the team Carter Rutherford, America's favorite son. A golden-boy war hero who single-handedly forced multiple German soldiers to surrender in WWI, Carter has dashing good looks and unparalleled speed on the field. This new champ is almost too good to be true, and Lexie Littleton aims to prove that's the case. A cub journalist playing in the big leagues, Lexie is a spitfire newswoman who suspects there are holes in Carter's war story. But while she digs, the two teammates start to become serious off-field rivals for her fickle affections. As the new game of pro-football becomes less like the freewheeling sport he knew and loved, Dodge must both fight to keep his guys together and to get the girl of his dreams. Finding that love and football have a surprisingly similar playbook, however, he has one maneuver he will save just for the fourth quarter... (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer
Period:1920s
Story:newspaper headline,  police chase,  sleeping car,  slip the undergarment,  speakeasy,  flapper,  prohibition,  flask,  police raid,  pajamas,  lipstick,  railway station,  phone booth,  flirting,  typewriter,  pursuit,  pay phone,  chicago illinois,  marriage proposal,  gambling,  newspaper,  love triangle,  undressing,  drink,  song,  train,  telephone call,  chase,  singing,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  police,  kiss

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Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  drinking,  betrayal
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:dancer,  policeman
Story:birthday cake,  police chase,  lollipop,  flask,  cake,  crime boss,  henchman,  witness,  pursuit,  suitcase,  pay phone,  liar,  on the run,  radio,  disguise,  massacre,  police car,  dead body,  birthday,  running,  lie,  drink,  face slap,  gangster,  machine gun,  underwear,  telephone call,  cult film,  chase,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  death,  murder,  kiss,  gun,  police

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  funeral,  escape
Locations:hotel,  elevator,  bicycle,  bathtub,  snow
Characters:boy,  policeman
Story:newspaper headline,  hotel lobby,  hotel room,  bellhop,  resort,  flask,  pajamas,  snowing,  ladder,  phone booth,  farce,  waiter,  eyeglasses,  flirting,  henchman,  typewriter,  witness,  gift,  pursuit,  pay phone,  champagne,  marriage proposal,  bath,  coffin,  candle,  newspaper,  dead body,  birthday,  running,  bus,  face slap,  train,  telephone call,  chase,  singing,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  murder,  gun,  sex,  police,  death,  kiss

Birth (2004) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Birth (2004)

Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the concern of her fiance, her increased contact with him leads her to question the choices she has made in her life. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  drinking,  betrayal
Locations:bathtub,  snow,  beach
Characters:boy,  policeman,  singer
Story:birthday cake,  snowing,  pay phone,  bath,  coffin,  birthday,  running,  lie,  love triangle,  undressing,  drink,  underwear,  song,  telephone call,  party,  singing,  death,  mother son relationship,  sex,  kiss,  police

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Marie Antoinette (2006)
Biography, Drama, History, Romance

Marie Antoinette (2006)

"All eyes will be on you," says the Austrian Empress, Maria Theresa to her youngest daughter Marie Antoinette. The film, marketed for a teen audience, is an impressionistic retelling of Marie Antoinette's life as a young queen in the opulent and eccentric court at Versailles. The film focuses on Marie Antoinette, as she matures from a teenage bride to a young woman and eventual queen of France. This is why Marie Antoinette (2006) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959). (Read More)

Themes:seduction,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bathtub
Characters:musician,  dancer,  singer
Story:birthday cake,  wearing clothes in a bathtub,  woman,  taxes,  diamonds,  game playing,  card playing,  cake,  wig,  flowers,  champagne,  bath,  coffin,  gambling,  candle,  birthday,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  song,  party,  singing,  dancing,  death,  sex,  kiss

The Matador (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Matador (2005)

A chance encounter between a travelling salesman and a lonely hitman triggers a strangely profound relationship which provokes each to act in ways neither would have imagined possible. Fate steps in to form a friendship between two men from irreconcilable worlds that will alter the lives of both forever. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:snow,  hotel
Characters:musician,  dancer,  boy
Story:reading newspaper,  hotel lobby,  hotel room,  flask,  snowing,  whiskey,  ladder,  swimsuit,  bullet,  eyeglasses,  suitcase,  liar,  cigar smoking,  radio,  man with glasses,  band,  candle,  newspaper,  birthday,  lie,  drink,  underwear,  telephone call,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  gun,  kiss,  death,  murder,  sex

Public Enemies (2009)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance

Public Enemies (2009)

This is the story of the last few years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger. He loved what he did and could imagine little else that would make him happier. Living openly in 1930s Chicago, he had the run of the city with little fear of reprisals from the authorities. It's there that he meets Billie Frechette with whom he falls deeply in love. In parallel we meet Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who would eventually track Dillinger down. The FBI was is in its early days and Director J. Edgar Hoover was keen to promote the clean cut image that so dominated the organization through his lifetime. Purvis realizes that if he is going to get Dillinger, he will have to use street tactics and imports appropriate men with police training. Dillinger is eventually betrayed by an acquaintance who tells the authorities just where to find him on a given night. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal
Locations:elevator,  bathtub,  hotel
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  boy,  singer
Story:prohibition,  card playing,  railway station,  pursuit,  pay phone,  organized crime,  chicago illinois,  on the run,  cigar smoking,  bath,  radio,  woman,  disguise,  police car,  band,  undressing,  drink,  face slap,  gangster,  machine gun,  neo noir,  song,  train,  telephone call,  chase,  singing,  dancing,  murder,  sex,  police,  kiss,  gun,  death

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The Two Faces Of January (2014) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959)
Romance, Thriller

The Two Faces Of January (2014)

1962. A glamorous American couple, the charismatic Chester MacFarland (Mortensen) and his alluring younger wife Colette (Dunst), arrive in Athens by boat via the Corinth Canal. While sightseeing at the Acropolis they encounter Rydal (Isaac), a young, Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide, scamming tourists on the side. Drawn to Colette's beauty and impressed by Chester's wealth and sophistication, Rydal gladly accepts their invitation to dinner. However, all is not as it seems with the MacFarlands and Chester's affable exterior hides darker secrets. When Rydal visits the couple at their exclusive hotel, Chester presses him to help move the body of a seemingly unconscious man who he claims attacked him. In the moment, Rydal agrees but as events take a more sinister turn he finds himself compromised and unable to pull himself free. His increasing infatuation with the vulnerable and responsive Colette gives rise to Chester's jealousy and paranoia, leading to a tense and dangerous battle of wits between the two men. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  deception,  funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Characters:musician,  dancer,  policeman,  singer
Story:slip the undergarment,  eyeglasses,  pursuit,  bracelet,  suitcase,  pay phone,  on the run,  radio,  newspaper,  running,  love triangle,  undressing,  bus,  drink,  song,  telephone call,  chase,  singing,  dancing,  gun,  death,  police,  murder

Heartbreakers (2001)
Comedy, Crime, Romance

Heartbreakers (2001)

Max and Page are a mother and daughter con team. Max seduces wealthy men into marrying her, then Page seduces them into infidelity so Max can rake them over the divorce court coals. And then it's on to the next victim.

Themes:wealth,  seduction,  deception,  drunkenness
Locations:hotel,  beach
Characters:secretary,  singer
Story:con,  bellhop,  gold digger,  palm tree,  horniness,  millionaire,  yacht,  florida,  farce,  pay phone,  champagne,  marriage proposal,  cigar smoking,  disguise,  dead body,  song,  panties,  singing,  sex,  death

Rent (2005)
Drama, Musical, Romance

Rent (2005)

This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life in one truly powerful story. This is why Rent (2005) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959). (Read More)

Themes:dying,  funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bicycle,  snow
Characters:musician,  dancer,  policeman,  singer
Story:cross dressing,  fire escape,  transvestism,  tango,  snowing,  waiter,  eyeglasses,  flowers,  pay phone,  champagne,  roommate,  coffin,  man with glasses,  candle,  drink,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  death,  kiss,  police

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Nowhere Boy (2009)
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

Nowhere Boy (2009)

The story of John Lennon's childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his aunt Mimi and his mother Julia -the two dominant women in the first part of his life-, his first meeting with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, their friendship, their love for music and the birth of The Beatles. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bicycle
Characters:musician,  dancer,  boy,  singer
Story:birthday cake,  reference to tchaikovsky,  flask,  pajamas,  pier,  listening to music,  band,  birthday,  running,  lie,  bus,  drink,  underwear,  song,  telephone call,  party,  singing,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  death,  sex

All Good Things (2010) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

All Good Things (2010)

A love story and murder mystery based on the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history. The original screenplay uses newly discovered facts, court records and speculation as the foundation for a story of family, obsession, love and loss.

Themes:wealth,  dying,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:elevator,  bicycle
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer
Story:birthday cake,  cross dressing,  women's bathroom,  packing,  police raid,  ladder,  phone booth,  florida,  eyeglasses,  wig,  suitcase,  pay phone,  marriage proposal,  disguise,  newspaper,  swimming,  dead body,  running,  undressing,  drink,  underwear,  song,  train,  telephone call,  panties,  party,  singing,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  gun,  death,  murder,  police

Almost Famous (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Characters:musician,  boy,  singer
Story:birthday cake,  hotel room,  listening to music,  pay phone,  band,  swimming,  birthday,  running,  love triangle,  undressing,  bus,  drink,  underwear,  song,  telephone call,  panties,  party,  singing,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  sex

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Nine (2009)
Drama, Musical, Romance

Nine (2009)

Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, his muse, and his mother. As his chaotic profession steadily destroys his personal life, Guido must find a balance between creating art and succumbing to its obsessive demands. (Read More)

Themes:seduction,  drinking
Locations:hotel,  beach
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer
Period:1920s
Story:resort,  lipstick,  phone booth,  eyeglasses,  pursuit,  champagne,  woman,  band,  candle,  bra,  birthday,  running,  lie,  love triangle,  undressing,  drink,  underwear,  song,  train,  telephone call,  panties,  chase,  singing,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  sex,  kiss

It Happened One Night (1934)
Comedy, Romance

It Happened One Night (1934)

Ellie Andrews has just tied the knot with society aviator King Westley when she is whisked away to her father's yacht and out of King's clutches. Ellie jumps ship and eventually winds up on a bus headed back to her husband. Reluctantly she must accept the help of out-of- work reporter Peter Warne. Actually, Warne doesn't give her any choice: either she sticks with him until he gets her back to her husband, or he'll blow the whistle on Ellie to her father. Either way, Peter gets what (he thinks!) he wants .... a really juicy newspaper story. This is why It Happened One Night (1934) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Characters:policeman,  boy,  singer
Story:yacht,  bus,  florida,  running away,  newspaper headline,  slip the undergarment,  leg,  bathrobe,  honeymoon,  pajamas,  gasoline,  phone booth,  blockbuster,  claim in title,  typewriter,  suitcase,  pay phone,  cigar smoking,  newspaper,  swimming,  undressing,  drink,  face slap,  song,  train,  telephone call,  singing,  mother son relationship,  police,  kiss

The Blues Brothers (1980) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Music, Musical

The Blues Brothers (1980)

After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit "The Penguin", the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time? (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  beach
Characters:singer
Story:band,  police chase,  roadhouse,  taxes,  organ,  gasoline,  phone booth,  blockbuster,  farce,  american flag,  pay phone,  champagne,  chicago illinois,  on the run,  cigar smoking,  man with glasses,  police car,  running,  machine gun,  song,  cult film,  chase,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  police

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Striptease (1996)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Striptease (1996)

Erin Grant loses care and custody of her daughter when she's divorced from her husband Darrell, a small-time thief. Struggling for money, she is a dancer at a nightclub, where one night Congressman Dilbeck (in disguise) attacks another member of the audience. A spectator, who recognizes Dilbeck and is fond of Erin, offers to get back her daughter by blackmailing Dilbeck. Things do not work out as planned, though. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness
Locations:wheelchair,  hotel,  beach
Characters:dancer
Story:sugar,  golf club,  yacht,  florida,  farce,  crime boss,  cover up,  pay phone,  organized crime,  marriage proposal,  cigar smoking,  controversy,  woman,  disguise,  dead body,  gangster,  neo noir,  cult film,  dancing,  murder,  death,  gun

Adoration (2013)
Drama, Romance

Adoration (2013)

Lil ('Naomi Watts' (qv)) and Roz ('Robin Wright (V)' (qv)) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:hotel,  beach
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer
Story:lollipop,  card playing,  swimsuit,  listening to music,  flowers,  champagne,  swimming,  birthday,  running,  lie,  bus,  drink,  face slap,  song,  telephone call,  panties,  singing,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  sex,  death,  kiss

Mortdecai (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance

Mortdecai (2015)

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  funeral,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:elevator,  bathtub,  hotel
Characters:dancer,  policeman
Story:hotel room,  hiding under a table,  screwball comedy,  horniness,  hearse,  pajamas,  whiskey,  fish out of water,  ladder,  eyeglasses,  henchman,  pursuit,  coffin,  police car,  dead body,  running,  love triangle,  drink,  face slap,  telephone call,  chase,  party,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  gun,  death,  kiss,  police,  sex,  murder

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959)
Comedy, Musical, Romance

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Lorelei and Dorothy are just "Two Little Girls from Little Rock", lounge singers on a transatlantic cruise, working their way to Paris, and enjoying the company of any eligible men they might meet along the way, even though "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." Based on the Broadway musical based on the novel. This is why Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959). (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  seduction,  drinking
Locations:hotel
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer
Story:gold digger,  diamonds,  pier,  millionaire,  swimsuit,  farce,  claim in title,  wig,  liar,  marriage proposal,  man with glasses,  lie,  love triangle,  drink,  song,  singing,  dancing,  kiss

La Science Des Reves (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

La Science Des Reves (2006)

Following the death of his father in Mexico, Stephane Miroux, a shy insecure young man, agrees to come to Paris to draw closer to his widowed mother Christine. He lands a boring job at a calendar-making firm and falls in love with his charming neighbor Stephanie. But conquering her is no bed of roses for the young man and the only solution he finds to put up with the difficulties he is going through is escape into a dream world... (Read More)

Themes:escape,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bathtub
Characters:musician,  dancer,  policeman,  boy,  singer
Story:birthday cake,  mirror ball,  organ,  eyeglasses,  typewriter,  marriage proposal,  bath,  police car,  band,  swimming,  running,  lie,  drink,  underwear,  song,  telephone call,  panties,  party,  singing,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  sex,  police,  kiss,  death

Original Sin (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Original Sin (2001)

When a man selects a mail order bride, he is surprised to see the beauty who appears before him. She alleges that she sent false photos to him to assure that he would love her for what she is and not for her beauty. However, what she is is a con artist, prostitute, and actress, who teams with a fellow actor to steal money from men. What she does not expect is that she falls in love with her new husband and ultimately must decide between him and her sadistic former lover. Contains explicit sex including sadistic acts as Thomas Jane cuts Jolie's back with a knife as part of their lovemaking. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  seduction,  deception,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal
Locations:bathtub
Characters:dancer
Story:con,  palm tree,  foreplay,  pier,  card playing,  pursuit,  suitcase,  champagne,  cigar smoking,  gambling,  woman,  candle,  lie,  drink,  remake,  underwear,  train,  party,  dancing,  kiss,  gun,  death,  murder,  sex

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Jin Ling Shi San Chai (2011)
Drama, History, Romance, War

Jin Ling Shi San Chai (2011)

In 1937 China, during the second Sino-Japanese war, a mortician, John ('Christian Bale' (qv)) arrives at a Catholic church in Nanjing to prepare a priest for burial. Upon arrival he finds himself the lone adult among a group of convent girl students and prostitutes from a nearby brothel. When he finds himself in the unwanted position of protector of both groups from the horrors of the invading Japanese army, he discovers the meaning of sacrifice and honor. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  seduction,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bicycle
Characters:boy,  singer
Story:cross dressing,  hands held in the air,  hiding under a table,  organist,  whiskey,  eyeglasses,  flirting,  wig,  pursuit,  suitcase,  disguise,  massacre,  candle,  dead body,  running,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  face slap,  machine gun,  song,  chase,  party,  singing,  death,  murder,  kiss

Lolita (1997) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959)
Drama, Romance

Lolita (1997)

Humbert Humbert, a British professor coming to the US to teach, rents a room in Charlotte Haze's house, but only after he sees her 14-year-old daughter, Dolores (Lolita), to whom he is immediately attracted. Though he hates the mother, he marries her as this is the only way to be close to the girl, who will prove to be too mature for her age. They start a journey together, trying to hide they're not just (step)father and daughter, throughout the country, being followed by someone whom Humbert first suspects to be from the police. The profound jealousy, and maybe some guilt from the forbidden love, seem slowly to drive the man emotionally labile. (Read More)

Themes:seduction,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bicycle,  hotel
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  singer
Period:1920s
Story:dirty old man,  rocking chair,  pajamas,  lipstick,  eyeglasses,  pursuit,  controversy,  police car,  swimming,  lie,  drink,  face slap,  underwear,  telephone call,  panties,  dancing,  sex,  murder,  gun,  police,  kiss

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

John and Jane Smith are a normal married couple, living a normal life in a normal suburb, working normal jobs...well, if you can call secretly being assassins "normal". But neither Jane nor John knows about their spouse's secret, until they are surprised to find each other as targets! But on their quest to kill each other, they learn a lot more about each other than they ever did in five (or six) years of marriage. This is why Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:elevator,  bicycle,  hotel
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer
Story:slip the undergarment,  flask,  golf club,  tango,  card playing,  yacht,  blockbuster,  eyeglasses,  witness,  suitcase,  champagne,  marriage proposal,  gambling,  woman,  massacre,  candle,  bra,  newspaper,  running,  lie,  drink,  face slap,  machine gun,  underwear,  song,  telephone call,  cult film,  chase,  party,  singing,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  gun,  kiss,  sex,  murder,  death

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Australia (2008)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

Australia (2008)

In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bathtub
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  boy,  singer
Story:newspaper headline,  water bottle,  gasoline,  fish out of water,  listening to music,  pursuit,  cover up,  suitcase,  bath,  candle,  newspaper,  swimming,  dead body,  running,  undressing,  drink,  song,  telephone call,  chase,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  death,  sex,  police,  murder

Biutiful (2010)
Drama, Romance

Biutiful (2010)

Uxbal, single father of two children, finds his life in chaos as he is forced to deal with his life in order to escape the heat of crime in underground Barcelona, to break with the love for the divorced, manic depressive, abusive mother of his children and to regain spiritual insight in his life as he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal
Locations:snow,  beach
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  boy
Story:birthday cake,  mortuary,  police raid,  cake,  pursuit,  flowers,  marriage proposal,  coffin,  police car,  candle,  dead body,  birthday,  running,  undressing,  drink,  face slap,  underwear,  telephone call,  chase,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  death,  police,  murder,  kiss

The Lobster (2015) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

The Lobster (2015)

A love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods.

Themes:escape
Locations:hotel
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  singer
Story:game playing,  yacht,  listening to music,  waiter,  eyeglasses,  flirting,  pursuit,  speech,  band,  bra,  swimming,  dead body,  running,  lie,  undressing,  bus,  face slap,  underwear,  song,  chase,  singing,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  murder,  gun,  kiss

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Short Cuts (1993)
Comedy, Drama

Short Cuts (1993)

While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation a group of Los Angeles lives intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. Whilst they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, they also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away, even on a fishing trip. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bicycle
Characters:musician,  policeman,  singer
Story:birthday cake,  jazz,  controversy,  band,  dead body,  urban setting,  birthday,  lie,  drink,  underwear,  telephone call,  panties,  party,  mother son relationship,  police,  sex,  murder,  death

Hot Pursuit (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Hot Pursuit (2015)

Rose Cooper is an uptight and by-the-book cop whose name has become a verb synonymous with screw-ups, and she's found a chance to redeem herself. She has been assigned to protect a federal witness, Daniella Riva, the vivacious and outgoing widow of a drug boss. As the two polar opposites race through Texas, they find themselves pursues by everyone from crooked cops to murderous gunmen. However, their greatest obstacle to making this out alive may be themselves as they learn that Cooper has now been considered a fugitive fleeing with Danielle. This is why Hot Pursuit (2015) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959). (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:hotel
Story:hotel room,  crime boss,  witness,  pursuit,  suitcase,  organized crime,  woman,  disguise,  police car,  running,  lie,  bus,  gangster,  underwear,  high heels,  panties,  chase,  party,  dancing,  gun,  police,  death,  murder

The Pink Panther (2006)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery

The Pink Panther (2006)

When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Insp. Dreyfus assigns the worst police inspector Jacques Clouseau to the case. His intention is to give a diversion to the press, while he uses his best men to chase the killer and thief. He assigns Gendarme Gilbert Ponton to work with Clouseau and inform each step of the investigation. When Clouseau is nominated with honor to the highest prize in France, Dreyfus decides to humiliate Clouseau and take him out of the case. However Clouseau has already solved the mystery. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair,  elevator,  bicycle,  hotel
Characters:secretary,  musician,  policeman,  singer
Story:newspaper headline,  hotel room,  gambler,  farce,  eyeglasses,  gambling,  disguise,  police car,  newspaper,  running,  song,  cult film,  chase,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  police,  death,  gun,  kiss,  murder

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A Hologram For The King (2016) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Hologram For The King (2016)

Themes:wealth,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:elevator,  bicycle,  snow,  hotel
Characters:dancer
Story:hotel room,  slip the undergarment,  gurney,  whiskey,  swimsuit,  listening to music,  eyeglasses,  henchman,  suitcase,  swimming,  undressing,  drink,  underwear,  telephone call,  party,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  sex,  gun

The Great Debaters (2007)
Biography, Drama, Romance

The Great Debaters (2007)

Marshall, Texas, described by James Farmer, Jr. as "the last city to surrender after the Civil War," is home to Wiley College, where, in 1935-36, inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and his clandestine work as a union organizer, Professor Melvin Tolson coaches the debate team to a nearly-undefeated season that sees the first debate between U.S. students from white and Negro colleges and ends with an invitation to face Harvard University's national champions. The team of four, which includes a female student and a very young James Farmer, is tested in a crucible heated by Jim Crow, sexism, a lynch mob, an arrest and near riot, a love affair, jealousy, and a national radio audience. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:hotel
Characters:dancer,  singer
Story:flask,  trophy,  railway station,  typewriter,  witness,  suitcase,  radio,  band,  newspaper,  love triangle,  bus,  drink,  underwear,  song,  train,  telephone call,  chase,  singing,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  sex,  kiss,  gun

Garden State (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Garden State (2004)

Andrew Largeman is a semi-successful television actor who plays a intellectually disabled quarterback. His somewhat controlling and psychiatrist father has led Andrew ("Large") to believe that his mother's wheelchair bound life was his fault. Andrew decides to lay off the drugs that his father and his doctor made him believe that he needed, and began to see life for what it is. He began to feel the pain he had longed for, and began to have a genuine relationship with a girl who had some problems of her own. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  escape,  drinking
Locations:wheelchair,  bathtub,  hotel
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  singer
Story:hotel room,  bellhop,  organist,  yacht,  phone booth,  cake,  waiter,  gift,  pay phone,  liar,  coffin,  police car,  bra,  swimming,  lie,  drink,  underwear,  song,  telephone call,  panties,  cult film,  party,  singing,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  gun,  death,  sex,  police

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Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008)
Drama, Horror, Romance

Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008)

Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people's blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982. This is why Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959). (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:bathtub,  snow
Characters:policeman,  boy
Story:newspaper headline,  climbing up a building,  game playing,  gurney,  gasoline,  snowing,  swimsuit,  listening to music,  liar,  radio,  police car,  newspaper,  swimming,  dead body,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  underwear,  train,  telephone call,  cult film,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  police,  murder,  death

Across The Universe (2007) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959)
Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Across The Universe (2007)

Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by 'The Beatles' (qv) that defined the time. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  escape,  drunkenness
Locations:wheelchair,  snow,  beach
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  singer
Story:newspaper headline,  fire escape,  hearse,  golf club,  snowing,  phone booth,  american flag,  speech,  roommate,  band,  newspaper,  swimming,  running,  undressing,  bus,  machine gun,  song,  telephone call,  chase,  party,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  police,  murder,  death,  gun

New York, I Love You (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

New York, I Love You (2008)

Eleven vignettes, all homages to New York City life, are presented. I. Ben, a pickpocket, is attracted to Molly on first sight, and gets into an interesting "pissing match" with Molly's married lover, NYU professor Garry. II. Mansuhkhbai, an orthodox Jain diamond wholesaler, and Rifka, an orthodox Jewish diamond retailer who is getting married tomorrow, learn that they have more in common than just diamonds. III. David, a musician and music editor for a video being directed by Abarra, is having problems meeting Abarra's demands while he slowly falls for Abarra's assistant, Camille, who he's never met but has only talked to on the telephone solely about work. IV. A young man believes he's made a powerful connection to a stranger, a young woman, in the simple act of lighting her cigarette, and proceeds to convince her of the same and as such that there is a future for them from that point on, and not at some unspecified time down the road. V. A high school senior, who has been dumped by his girlfriend just before senior prom, is given a gift by his local pharmacist, Mr. Riccoli, the senior not understanding the full implication of the gift until the full process of prom night is over. VI. Each on their way to their first official date together after what started out solely as a one night stand, Gus and Lydia each contemplate not keeping the date. VII. Isabelle, a retired opera diva, has returned to a hotel where she's stayed many times and where she has strong memories of encounters with a young bellhop. VIII. In brown skinned Dante and white skinned young adolescent Teya spending time together in a park, most outsiders see a manny and his charge, not realizing the true nature of Dante and Teya's relationship. IX. In questioning why one of her elderly Eastern European customers chose her as the wanted subject for his next painting, a young Chinese herbalist may be inspired to create some art of her own. X. Anna, who meets Alex by chance on the street each going about their individual business, asks him a question, she having an ulterior motive while expecting a totally different reaction from him contrary to her motive... maybe. XI. Abe and Mitzie are spending their 63rd wedding anniversary together, not always harmoniously. Interspersed between these eleven vignettes are even shorter ones, often tying together to another or to one of the eleven primary ones in some manner. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  seduction,  drinking
Locations:wheelchair,  elevator,  bicycle,  snow,  hotel,  beach
Characters:musician,  dancer,  boy,  singer
Story:woman,  reference to tchaikovsky,  bellhop,  mirror ball,  diamonds,  listening to music,  flirting,  gift,  wig,  flowers,  bracelet,  suitcase,  champagne,  urban setting,  kissing,  undressing,  drink,  underwear,  song,  telephone call,  panties,  singing,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  sex,  death

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Big Eyes (2014)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance

Big Eyes (2014)

In San Francisco in the 1950s, Margaret was a woman trying to make it on her own after leaving her husband with only her daughter and her paintings. She meets gregarious ladies' man and fellow painter Walter Keane in a park while she was struggling to make an impact with her drawings of children with big eyes. The two quickly become a pair with outgoing Walter selling their paintings and quiet Margaret holed up at home painting even more children with big eyes. But Walter's actually selling her paintings as his own. A clash of financial success and critical failure soon sends Margaret reeling in her life of lies. With Walter still living the high life, Margaret's going to have to try making it on her own again and re-claiming her name and her paintings. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal
Locations:beach
Characters:boy
Story:newspaper headline,  women's bathroom,  honeymoon,  swimsuit,  listening to music,  eyeglasses,  flirting,  typewriter,  witness,  pursuit,  cover up,  suitcase,  pay phone,  champagne,  liar,  marriage proposal,  woman,  newspaper,  running,  lie,  drink,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  kiss

Nurse Betty (2000)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Nurse Betty (2000)

A Kansas City waitress with dreams of becoming a nurse becomes delusional after seeing her no-good car salesman husband murdered. Becoming delusional from shock, she becomes convinced that she is the former fiancee of her soap opera idol. What she also believes is that the soap opera is real and goes to LA to find the hospital where he works as a cardiologist. Meanwhile, her husband's murderers are searching for the drugs stolen by her husband and, as luck would have it, they are stored in the trunk of the car she drove off in. Freeman, an aging hit man planning his retirement after this job, also becomes delusional about the woman he is tracking. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Characters:secretary,  policeman
Story:birthday cake,  newspaper headline,  hotel room,  grand canyon,  irreverence,  witness,  pursuit,  suitcase,  roommate,  woman,  police car,  birthday,  drink,  underwear,  neo noir,  telephone call,  cult film,  chase,  police,  sex,  kiss,  death,  murder,  gun

Youth In Revolt (2009) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Youth In Revolt (2009)

At 16, Nick Twisp is wry about his teen funk: he lives in Oakland with his sex-addled mother; his father's child support is her meal ticket. While camping in Ukiah, Nick meets Sheeni: for him, it's love at first sight. Nick has to figure out how to get his father a job in Ukiah, then how to get sent to live with his father, then how to get close to Sheeni, whose religious parents may want her sent away from temptation to a boarding school. There's also Sheeni's all-American boyfriend to contend with. Overwhelmed by the challenges, Nick's about to give up when he conjures an alter ego who whispers revolt into his ear. Nick is not altogether hapless, but can this end well? This is why Youth In Revolt (2009) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959). (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:beach
Characters:policeman
Story:running away,  ascot,  bathrobe,  card playing,  phone booth,  swimsuit,  listening to music,  american flag,  wig,  pursuit,  pay phone,  on the run,  police car,  bra,  running,  lie,  undressing,  underwear,  telephone call,  panties,  chase,  mother son relationship,  gun,  kiss,  sex

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The Witches (1990)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

The Witches (1990)

A young boy, recently orphaned, is taken to England by his grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying, a group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid England of all children.

Themes:escape
Locations:hotel,  elevator,  bicycle,  snow,  beach
Characters:boy,  policeman
Story:birthday cake,  hotel room,  bellhop,  cake,  eyeglasses,  gift,  wig,  pursuit,  speech,  cigar smoking,  radio,  woman,  disguise,  police car,  candle,  birthday,  running,  underwear,  singing,  mother son relationship,  police

Brooklyn (2015)
Drama, Romance

Brooklyn (2015)

In late 1951, Eilis Lacey, a young Irish girl, emigrates to Brooklyn. Sponsored by Father Flood, a priest from her native town Enniscorthy, she is assured to find a full-time job there. But the early days are tough, seasickness being soon replaced by loneliness and homesickness, two feelings all the more acutely felt by Eilis for having had to leave behind her widowed mother and her dear sister Rose. She nevertheless little by little manages to find her footing by adapting to her job as a salesgirl, by studying bookkeeping at Brooklyn College as well as with a little help from both Father Flood and Mrs. Kehoe, the owner of the boarding school she now lives in. And not only does graduation follow but love shows its face in Tony, an Italian-American plumber, full of adoration and respect for her. They end up marrying, although keeping the thing secret. It is at that point that tragedy strikes inciting Eilis to return to Enniscorthy to support her mother morally. And there a strange thing happens : she gradually gets lured by the charms of her native place, going far as to let herself be wooed by Jim Farrell, a young local. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:snow,  beach
Characters:dancer,  singer
Story:mirror ball,  golf club,  heartbreak,  trophy,  snowing,  swimsuit,  listening to music,  waiter,  eyeglasses,  american flag,  flowers,  suitcase,  marriage proposal,  woman,  band,  swimming,  love triangle,  undressing,  drink,  song,  train,  telephone call,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  death,  kiss

Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Allen finds himself drawn to iconoclastic colleagues like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Together, this gang would explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time as the future Beat Generation. However, for all their creativity, their very appetites and choices lead to more serious transgressions that would mark their lives forever. (Read More)

Themes:seduction,  drunkenness,  drinking
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  singer
Story:whiskey,  eyeglasses,  typewriter,  pursuit,  chicago illinois,  roommate,  radio,  man with glasses,  band,  birthday,  undressing,  drink,  face slap,  underwear,  song,  telephone call,  chase,  party,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  sex,  murder,  police,  kiss

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Dragonfly (2002) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959)
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Dragonfly (2002)

Dr. Joe Darrow is a recently widowed doctor. He is grieving due to the death of his pregnant wife in a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Although being atheist, he began to believe that his dead wife wants to communicate with him, through her young patients in the Pediatrics of a Chicago hospital.

Themes:dying,  funeral,  drinking
Locations:wheelchair,  elevator
Characters:policeman,  boy
Story:venezuela,  south america,  parking garage,  pay phone,  chicago illinois,  police car,  candle,  bus,  drink,  machine gun,  telephone call,  chase,  title spoken by character,  death,  mother son relationship,  police,  sex,  gun

The Tailor Of Panama (2001)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The Tailor Of Panama (2001)

John LeCarre's spy thriller is brought to the big screen. A British spy is banished to Panama after having an affair with an ambassador's mistress. Once there he makes connection with a local tailor with a criminal past and connections to all of the top political and gangster figures in Panama. The tailor also has a wife, who works for the canal administrator, and a huge debt. The spy's mission is to learn what the President intends to do with the Panama Canal, but he's really in business for himself, blackmailing the tailor into spinning a fantastic tale about the canal being sold to China and former mercenaries ready to topple the current government. This is why The Tailor Of Panama (2001) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959). (Read More)

Themes:seduction,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking
Characters:dancer,  singer
Story:motorboat,  suitcase,  pay phone,  liar,  band,  newspaper,  swimming,  birthday,  lie,  gangster,  underwear,  song,  telephone call,  chase,  singing,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  police,  death

The Painted Veil (2006)
Drama, Romance

The Painted Veil (2006)

This love story has Kitty meeting young, intelligent, shy and somewhat dull Dr. Walter Fane, whose forte is the study of infectious diseases, and the convenient marriage that she finds herself committed to. It is in this web of intrigue that they head for China, only after Walter discovers Kitty's infidelity with one dashing and witty diplomat Charlie Townsend. So much as to hide her from herself and to help thwart a cholera outbreak, this is a marriage more than on the rocks. This is a cold, indifferent and loveless partnership in a vast unknown and deadly environment that will test both these flightless lovebirds and with the hardships and tolerances more than any had ever anticipated. A visual delight amid the pain and suffering of a dying people and failing marriage. Will a cure be found for both, before it's too late? (Read More)

Themes:dying,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bathtub
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  boy,  singer
Period:1920s
Story:woman,  card playing,  typewriter,  flowers,  suitcase,  marriage proposal,  coffin,  band,  swimming,  dead body,  running,  love triangle,  drink,  song,  telephone call,  chase,  singing,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  gun,  police,  kiss,  death

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The Beach (2000)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Beach (2000)

Garland's novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal
Locations:hotel,  beach
Characters:dancer
Story:resort,  pursuit,  swimming,  dead body,  lie,  love triangle,  drink,  machine gun,  train,  telephone call,  chase,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  sex,  kiss,  murder,  police,  death,  gun

Youth (2015) is one of the best movies like Some Like It Hot (1959)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Youth (2015)

Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children's confused lives, Mick's enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair,  elevator,  bicycle,  hotel
Characters:musician,  dancer,  boy,  singer
Story:bathrobe,  swimsuit,  eyeglasses,  wig,  flowers,  champagne,  newspaper,  swimming,  birthday,  lie,  face slap,  song,  train,  telephone call,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  death,  kiss

Sleeping With Other People (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:drinking
Locations:hotel
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  boy
Story:women's bathroom,  horniness,  honeymoon,  waiter,  eyeglasses,  pursuit,  flowers,  marriage proposal,  woman,  police car,  band,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  telephone call,  panties,  chase,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  sex,  kiss

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