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1. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Because in order to come to terms with yourself, you need to come to terms with your family, no matter how crazy they are.

Directed by Wes Anderson, and narrated by Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, Will & Grace), The Royal Tenenbaums is a dark comedy that focuses on a dysfunctional family living in New York City. Chas (Ben Stiller), Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow), and Richie (Luke Wilson) Tenenbaum are child prodigies who grow up and become resentful of their fraud of a father, “Royal,” because he abandoned them and their mother Etheline (Anjelica Huston).

Wes Anderson is known for making movies that deal with dysfunctional relationships. In this case, when a family of individuals is put together in a house, the family has no choice but to rediscover each other and bridge the years that were lost in between childhood and adulthood.

This movie really demystifies the idea of parents. We sometimes forget that they too were once our age, and might still be carrying the baggage of youth. Read more:

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