50 Guilty Pleasures

by jeffj20 | created - 31 Jan 2013 | updated - 24 Jun 2015 | Public

These are 50 movies that I like that most men in their late 30's would not admit to liking.

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1. Xanadu (1980)

PG | 96 min | Fantasy, Musical, Romance

5.1
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35 Metascore

The story of a girl who makes dreams come true.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, James Sloyan

Votes: 10,107 | Gross: $22.76M

2. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama

6.0
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48 Metascore

After years of mother-daughter tension, Siddalee receives a scrapbook detailing the wild adventures of the "Ya-Yas", her mother's girlhood friends.

Director: Callie Khouri | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, James Garner

Votes: 16,288 | Gross: $69.60M

3. Mamma Mia! (2008)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

6.4
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51 Metascore

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 160,880 | Gross: $144.13M

4. Beaches (1988)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

Votes: 19,951 | Gross: $57.04M

5. Ramona and Beezus (2010)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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56 Metascore

An adventurous young girl uses her imagination to escape her reality, that is quickly spinning out of reach.

Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum | Stars: Joey King, Selena Gomez, Bridget Moynahan, John Corbett

Votes: 15,001 | Gross: $26.16M

6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)

PG-13 | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

5.5
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52 Metascore

After the birth of Renesmee/Nessie, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli

Votes: 200,409 | Gross: $292.30M

7. Bring It On (2000)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.0
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52 Metascore

A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, Gabrielle Union

Votes: 75,786 | Gross: $68.38M

8. How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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56 Metascore

Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg, Regina King

Votes: 5,882 | Gross: $37.67M

9. Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves, Kate Beckinsale

Votes: 39,865 | Gross: $22.55M

10. Wimbledon (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.3
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59 Metascore

A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau, Sam Neill

Votes: 54,686 | Gross: $17.00M

11. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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62 Metascore

A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.

Director: David Frankel | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier, Emily Blunt

Votes: 313,486 | Gross: $124.74M

12. Where the Heart Is (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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30 Metascore

A pregnant 17-year-old rebuilds her life after being abandoned by her boyfriend at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma.

Director: Matt Williams | Stars: Natalie Portman, James Frain, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing

Votes: 28,831 | Gross: $33.77M

13. Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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75 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Votes: 878,138 | Gross: $0.69M

14. Hairspray (2007)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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81 Metascore

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 106,035 | Gross: $118.87M

15. The Little Mermaid (1989)

G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes

Votes: 192,612 | Gross: $111.54M

16. Tangled (2010)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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71 Metascore

The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard | Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman

Votes: 332,635 | Gross: $200.82M

17. Love Actually (2003)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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55 Metascore

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney

Votes: 356,773 | Gross: $59.70M

18. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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95 Metascore

A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart

Votes: 354,340 | Gross: $218.97M

19. The NeverEnding Story (1984)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.4
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46 Metascore

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Gerald McRaney

Votes: 110,527 | Gross: $20.16M

20. Midnight in Paris (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.7
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81 Metascore

While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Kurt Fuller

Votes: 333,963 | Gross: $56.82M

21. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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66 Metascore

A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.

Director: Sharon Maguire | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones

Votes: 192,431 | Gross: $71.54M

22. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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44 Metascore

After finding love, Bridget Jones questions if she really has everything she's dreamed of having.

Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones

Votes: 87,983 | Gross: $40.23M

23. The Sound of Music (1965)

G | 174 min | Biography, Drama, Family

8.0
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A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Votes: 165,898 | Gross: $163.21M

24. West Side Story (1961)

Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

7.6
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Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise | Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 80,045 | Gross: $43.66M

25. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 34,252 | Gross: $2.65M

26. Chicago (2002)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.2
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82 Metascore

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs

Votes: 188,255 | Gross: $170.69M

27. Grease (1978)

PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Votes: 189,352 | Gross: $188.76M

28. Enchanted (2007)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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75 Metascore

A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer.

Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey

Votes: 155,396 | Gross: $127.81M

29. The Princess Diaries (2001)

G | 111 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.3
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52 Metascore

Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo

Votes: 105,882 | Gross: $108.25M

30. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)

G | 113 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.8
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43 Metascore

Now settled in Genovia, Princess Mia faces a new revelation: she is being primed for an arranged marriage to an English suitor.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Callum Blue, Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 61,115 | Gross: $95.17M

31. On Golden Pond (1981)

PG | 109 min | Drama

7.7
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Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon

Votes: 23,466 | Gross: $119.29M

32. Labyrinth (1986)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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50 Metascore

A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson

Votes: 104,747 | Gross: $12.73M

33. Annie (1982)

PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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39 Metascore

A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family that will take her.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking

Votes: 33,859 | Gross: $57.06M

34. A Walk to Remember (2002)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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35 Metascore

The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 177,416 | Gross: $41.23M

35. The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.1
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47 Metascore

A Chicago librarian has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, creating complications in his marriage.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston, Michelle Nolden

Votes: 124,810 | Gross: $63.41M

36. Water for Elephants (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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52 Metascore

Set in the 1930s, a former veterinary student takes a job in a traveling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider

Votes: 101,353 | Gross: $58.71M

37. Dirty Dancing (1987)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.9
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65 Metascore

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

Votes: 159,232 | Gross: $63.95M

38. Definitely, Maybe (2008)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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59 Metascore

A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.

Director: Adam Brooks | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Breslin, An Nguyen

Votes: 137,291 | Gross: $31.97M

39. Same Time, Next Year (1978)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Alan Alda, Ellen Burstyn, Ivan Bonar, Bernie Kuby

Votes: 4,835 | Gross: $19.70M

40. Without a Trace (1983)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Mystery

7.0
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This film, centering on a child's abduction, casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley R. Jaffe | Stars: Kate Nelligan, Judd Hirsch, David Dukes, Stockard Channing

Votes: 1,506

41. The Wedding Planner (2001)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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33 Metascore

Mary Fiore is San Francisco's most successful supplier of romance and glamor. She knows all the tricks. She knows all the rules. But then she breaks the most important rule of all: she falls in love with the groom.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Justin Chambers

Votes: 66,815 | Gross: $60.40M

42. We Bought a Zoo (2011)

PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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58 Metascore

Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Elle Fanning

Votes: 120,421 | Gross: $75.62M

43. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

G | 93 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sarah Roemer

Votes: 193,537

44. Pretty Woman (1990)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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51 Metascore

A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 238,297 | Gross: $178.41M

45. Spy Kids (2001)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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71 Metascore

The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

Votes: 92,464 | Gross: $112.72M

46. Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

PG | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.1
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66 Metascore

The Cortez siblings set out for a mysterious island, where they encounter a genetic scientist and a set of rival spy kids.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

Votes: 50,106 | Gross: $85.85M

47. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.0
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Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Biff Yeager, Kristi Somers, Richard Blade, Ian Michael Giatti

Votes: 8,481 | Gross: $6.33M

48. Tango & Cash (1989)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.

Directors: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Albert Magnoli | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance

Votes: 82,652 | Gross: $63.41M

49. Road House (1989)

R | 114 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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36 Metascore

A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara

Votes: 48,364 | Gross: $30.05M

50. Ally McBeal (1997–2002)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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Ally McBeal and Billy Thomas were going steady throughout their childhoods. Ally even followed Billy to Harvard law school despite having no interest in law. But when Billy chose to pursue ... See full summary »

Stars: Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski, Vonda Shepard

Votes: 25,996