I thought this might make a nice Mothers Day present; or just a nice collection of films for the ladies; and I suppose men. But not for me, not enough monsters (unless you count Jennifer Aniston), or no gangsters, spaceships etc.
Bridget Jones' Diary (Dir. Sharon Maguire, 2001): Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) is a pretty and neurotic thirtysomething "singleton" who vows to take control of her life after being humiliated by handsome, standoffish barrister, Mark Darcy at her parents' New Year's party. Determined to lose weight, and cut back on vices like wine, cigarettes, and workaholic-alcoholic-misogynistic men, Bridget begins a diary to chart her progress. Unfortunately, the P.R. executive hits a snag when her boss, gorgeous cad Daniel instigates a sexy e-mail flirtation. Despite her tendency to bungle book launch parties, and any situation involving the ever-disapproving Mark Darcy, Bridget's winning combination of charm, vulnerability, and wit intrigues not only the seductively dangerous Daniel, but also the arrogant barrister.
Notting Hill (Dir. Roger Michell, 1999): William Thacker (Hugh Grant), is the owner of a bookshop in the heart of Notting Hill in London. One day, by a one-in-a-million chance, the worlds most famous actress, Anna Scott (Julia Roberts), comes into his shop. He watches in amazement as she leaves and he thinks he'll never see her again. But fate intervenes - and minutes later William collides with Anna on Portobello Road. So begins a tale of romance and adventure in London W11. With a little help from his chaotic flatmate Spike (Rhys Ifans) and his friends, Max and Bella (Tim McInnerny and Gina McKee), William seeks the face he can't forget..
The Break-Up (Dir. Peyton Reed, 2006): After Brooke (Aniston) calls it quits with her boyfriend Gary (Vaughn), neither person is willing to move out of the condo they share. Taking the advice of their respective friends and confidants (and a few total strangers), they both engage in mental warfare designed to force the other person to flee the premises - until they both realize they might be fighting to keep their relationship alive.
My Best Friend's Wedding (Dir. P.J Hogan, 1997): Roberts' dazzles as commitment-shy Julianne Potter, who suddenly realises she is in love with her best friend Michael (Mulroney). There's just one catch - he's about to marry someone else. Now she has to win him back, and with just four days, the help of her resourceful boss (Everett) and the benefits of an extremely devious mind, Jules will do anything to steal him back - except tell him the honest truth!
Sleepless In Seattle (Dir. Nora Ephron, 1993): Christmas is a magical time when anything can happen. And for Annie Reed (Meg Ryan), a down-to-earth newspaper reporter, it's just about to. Whilst driving to her fianc?s house on Christmas Eve, she hears a radio broadcast that will change her life. Eight-year-old Jonah is worried about his recently widowed father, and calls a radio station agony aunt. Persuaded onto the phone, Jonah's dad Sam (Tom Hanks) tells of his love for his dead wife and how their time together was pure magic. Annie is so touched by his heartfelt sentiment that she becomes determined to meet him. But there are a few problems: Sam's in Seattle, Annie's in Baltimore and Sam doesn't even know that Annie exists!