#19. Sideways (2004)


– Director: Alexander Payne

– Metascore: 94

– Runtime: 126 minutes

Miles (Paul Giamatti) and Jack (Thomas Haden Church) go on a road trip through California wine country before Jack gets married. Miles meets another wine buff (Virginia Madsen) while Jack spends the weekend with winemaker Stephanie (Sandra Oh). The film increased the popularity of Pinot Noir by 170% after it was released.