What would you do if you rolled up your shades one day to discover a neighbor standing in their window filming you? We've tried flipping the scenario in our minds, imagining a cute chick in place of Wes Bentley, but even then, it remains pretty terrifying.

Our guess is that, at the very least, you wouldn't turn right around and start dating them. Not the case in Sam Mendes' 1999 Oscar-winner, featuring a similar display in which an insecure daughter (Thora Birch) becomes intrigued by a guy (Bentley) whose infatuation with her, which includes recording her going about her daily routine, would make any normal woman request a restraining order. In the world of Alan Ball, it's a jumping-off point for love.