39. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
One of the most unexpected box office smash hits of the 21st Century, My Big Fat Greek Wedding hauled in close to $370 million against a $5 million budget after resonating with audiences in a huge way.
Nia Vardolos wrote the script and also stars as the lead character, torn between happiness and tradition as she falls in love with a man who isn’t the Greek her family were hoping for.
As sharp as it is charming, My Big Fat Greek Wedding pulled off the unique feat of localizing the rom-com and rooting it in a certain aspect of society while still boasting the sort of wide-ranging appeal and relevancy that made the genre so popular in the first place.