It's that time of year again. Remember the tried and true formula: experience + resonance = fantastic film.
5. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
3. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
2. Hotel for Dogs
1. Bride Wars
Certain movies about losers have a special, desperately moving appeal. By showing us people whose lives have fallen dramatically short of their dreams, they speak to and for all of us. Gary Winick's Bride Wars, with Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson as dueling bridezillas, touches a chord in audiences the way Cinema Paradiso and The Real Cancun did. It has that kind of lyrical humanity.