5. A Mighty Wind
Who knew a mockumentary about folk singers could be so funny? “There was abuse in my family, but it was mostly musical in nature.”
4. Big Fish
One of Tim Burton’s better films, surreal and endearing.
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
A movie based on a theme park ride? Why, yes! And it actually worked! Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Jack Sparrow is the stuff of legend. He truly made the movie memorable. The sequels however? Not so memorable… and a fourth one is on the way.
2. School of Rock
Failed rock musician pretends to be a substitute teacher and winds up with a band of rock and rollers! “I have been touched by your kids… and I’m pretty sure that I’ve touched them.”
1. Finding Nemo
“Just keep swimming!” are words to live by. One of Pixar’s very best.
Honorable Mentions: Love Actually, Mona Lisa Smile, Bruce Almighty