- 50 First Dates: Such a sweet and silly movie, and it warms your heart to see Lucy's (Drew Barrymore) protective dad and "little" brother trying so hard to keep her happy by recreating the same day for her everyday. That's love!
- Anne of Green Gables: I will never get tired of watching this movie. It goes to show that your real family in life doesn't need to be connected to you by blood, but by heart. Watching Anne, Aunt Marilla and Matthew become a family and discover their love for one another is a beautiful tear-jerker that I am always willing to re-watch.
- Best in Show: Dogs (and pets in general) are perhaps the most important family members - they are unconditionally loyal and loving, no matter how crazy their owners may be!
- Bridget Jones' Diary: Anyone who has ever been embarassed and depressed by eccentric relatives will feel a friend in Bridget's horrific parents, particularly when Bridget's mother uses her daughter as a sounding board for her sex life outside of her marriage.
- Father of the Bride (w/Steve Martin): Such a cute story, and a wonderful film for any daughter who has a slightly exasperating, over-protective, frugal father who she loves. I think it's a general rule that at least one family member is guaranteed to freak out when you're about to get married.
To see the rest of her picks,
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Hilarious family dynamic that hits on certain truths - why do youngest siblings seem to get away with EVERYTHING??!
- Liar Liar: Classic Jim Carrey, and a fun reminder to always put your family first, no matter how busy you are.
- Little Women: I don't have a sister, but every time I watch this I understand why so many of my acquaintances name their sisters as their best friends. This is a timeless story that shows that family members can be as different as night and day and still find happiness and common ground.
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding: I've never watched this movie with anyone without having someone say, "That character is JUST like my Aunt/Uncle/Cousin So-and-So..." This movie shows that no matter how crazy your family makes you, love and eccentricity is the spice of life.
- Pride and Prejudice (BBC version): Along the same theme as Bridget Jones, but it's somewhat comforting to know that the elegent young women of Jane Austen's era still had nutty family members to deal with.
- Return to Me: This chick flick would be a lot more forgettable if it wasn't for the ADORABLE Italian-Irish grandpa and his jolly cohorts, who all care for Grace (Minnie Driver) as if she was their own daughter. A bonus is Bonnie Hunt's character, a mother whose life with her husband and rambunctious kids is hilariously hectic.