Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon in The Apartment

Beatty’s sister Shirley MacLaine knows all about onscreen sparks, too: It wasn’t hard at all to see how Bud (Jack Lemmon) would risk his entire career to be with her adorable, deeply troubled Fran in the 1960 masterpiece The Apartment, a movie that still holds up strikingly well today.

There’s a reason The Apartment, like Casablanca and the final film on this list, have a place on our list of Old Movies That Are Still an Absolute Pleasure to Watch. Bud and Fran are one of the easiest movie couples of all to root for.

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