No. 16: Meet the Parents
2000, dir. Jay Roach. Look, it’s not Fellini, but this comedy just might be one of the most Jewishly relevant of our time. Starring Ben Stiller as the tragically named nebbish Gaylord Focker intent on proposing to his pretty, sweet blonde girlfriend in front of her family—including her imposing father, played memorably by Robert DeNiro—the film became an instant entry in the canon of intermarriage art. And if its message was too subtle (it wasn’t), the unfortunate follow-up certainly did the trick.