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Monsoon Wedding (2002)
Love Medicine, by Louise Erdrich
Secrets & Lies (1996)
The Jackson Five
Smoke Signals (1999), written by Sherman Alexie
This House of Sky—Ivan Doig's moving memoir of growing up in rural Montana with his father and grandmother
"Soap"—the late 70's TV show with Billy Crystal
Sophocles—the real father of the Oedipus Complex (author of Oedipus Rex, Antigone, and Electra)
Sister Sledge
All About My Mother (1999), a film by Pedro Almodóvar
All My Sons, by Arthur Miller
What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)—Bette Davis sings "I've Written a Letter to Daddy" in one of the creepiest, campiest scenes on film
Fathers and Sons, by Ivan Turgenev
Hank Williams and Hank Williams, Jr.
The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan
The Celebration (1998)—family tension and disturbing revelations upset a father's fancy 60th birthday party
Affliction—Russell Banks's portrait of a man scarred by his father's violence and alcoholism
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)—yet another messed up family, but this one is wealthier and funnier
Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton
The Snapper (1993)
Woody and Arlo Guthrie
William Faulkner—for his stories of the families in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi
Howard's End, by E.M. Forster
The House of the Spirts, by Isabel Allende
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, by Anne Tyler
My Big Fat Greek Wedding—this year's sleeper hit
Loudon Wainwright III and Rufus Wainwright—the son's cover of his dad's "One Man Guy" is good, but father still plays best
Paper Moon (1973)
"The Partridge Family"

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