Sure, there are plenty of movies out there chronicling love put to the test by crazy, obnoxious (or in some cases, pint-sized) families, but this Oscar nom undoubtedly rises above as one of the very best. Then-newcomer Nia Vardalos shines as gawky waitress Toula Portokalos, who falls for non-Greek Ian Miller (John Corbett) much to the shock and dismay of her family.
While the flick is slightly more packed with old folks than smokin' Mediterranean eye candy, it makes up for it with endless infectious quotables ("OPA!" "Put some Windex on it!") that lend to its palpable feel-good vibe, no matter what your taste.