Love is in the air, and nothing screams it louder than walking down the aisle. When the formalities are removed, it’s just two individuals publicly proclaiming their love for one another in front of everyone they care about. Isn’t that enough to make you cry? Why stories about individuals getting married have been so popular since Shakespeare’s time? You can laugh, cry, or cringe while watching movies about weddings (or, sometimes, all three). To help you narrow down the best wedding films of all time, we’ve put together this list. To see more of the best movies ever made, check out our lists of the top musical and romantic movies, murder mysteries, romances, and Bollywood movies.
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1. 27 Dresses
The traditional adage “always a bridesmaid, never a bride” is examined in this Katherine Heigl rom-com, written by the author ofThe Devil Wears Prada. That being said, even those who aren’t interested in seeing a smart, amusing woman discover love can find something enjoyable in the schadenfreude of the bridesmaid outfits shown in the film.
2. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Movies about weddings or the people who work in the wedding industry are common, but there are also films on the intricate process of organizing and carrying out an actual wedding.
If you’re looking for something more lighthearted, My Big Fat Greek Wedding is exactly what you’re looking for.
3. Mamma Mia
If you ask us, we can’t decide which is better: eternal love or ABBA tunes. You don’t have to make a choice withMamma Mia! Meryl Streep stars as a mother of the bride confronted by all three men who could be her daughter’s father in the raucous big-screen adaptation of the Broadway hit.
4. The Wedding Planner
The Wedding Planner is a rom-com that feels like it was bred in a lab using only the most basic of ingredients from the classics of the early 2000s. Take Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, and a wedding-themed plot with a lady caught between kicking ass at her work and following her heart, and mix them together. Serve with a bottle of wine of your choice and shake well.
5. The Wedding Singer
You can’t force chemistry between some romantic-comedy characters. Throughout the years, Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler have shown to be a great match. ‘The Wedding Singer’ marks the beginning of their decades-long onscreen romance.
6. Father of the Bride
The burden of preparing a fairytale wedding is depicted in Father of the Bride in a brutally honest manner. To watch his daughter grow up, Steve Martin plays a distressed father who is unable to tolerate the rising expenditures of a “smallish” at-home wedding.
7. My Best Friend’s Wedding
When you love the groom and want him to be happy, but you’ve just recently realized that you love the groom and want him to be happy with you personally, weddings can be a bittersweet experience. Trying to be pleased for her best male pal while still attempting to steal him away from his cheerful fiancée is the concept of Julia Roberts’ wedding classic.
‘Weddings and all things wedding-related have been a part of pop culture and gender stereotypes for decades. The perfect-wedding-planning gene isn’t passed down from mother to daughter in every household, and some women aren’t thrilled to put all of their personal concerns on hold for a year in order to arrange their best friend’s wedding. A lot of women suffer through internal struggle and external stress during the wedding planning process, not just for themselves but for their closest friends. EnterBridesmaids, which depicts this.
9. Wedding Crashers
In most weddings, there are a few people who no one knows the identity of. Inviting a distant relative was a no-brainer. The friend from out of town you invited to be polite but never expected to make it to the wedding ceremony. Wedding Crashers is premised on using that embarrassment to party on other people’s dime.
10. Bride Wars
It’s normal for best friends to share a lot of things in common, including their preferences for wedding sites and vendors. As long as you don’t get married at the same time as your best buddy and wind up fighting over who gets what, it’s all good! Bride Wars, a film starring Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson, following two best friends as they plan two weddings at the same time.
11. Four Weddings and a Funeral
In this British classic, Hugh Grant plays a young man who is about to get married at the height of the season. His life is forever changed by the events of the four weddings and one burial he attends over the course of a year. You’re here for the legendary “Is it raining??” line. Stay for Hugh Grant in his peak, I hadn’t noticed.
12. Crazy Rich Asians
Big gatherings like weddings provide a chance to meet your S.O.’s friends and relatives. Crazy Rich Asians is here to tell you that you’re not alone if you’ve ever gone into the meeting-the-family part of a relationship feeling like a target (or a “kick me” sign) on your back. And if you’re a fan of extravagant weddings, the actual wedding scene in the movie is simply breathtaking.
13. Meet the Parents
We can’t forget 2000’sMeet the Parents, a comedy about introducing the love of your life to your family at a wedding, while discussing weddings as an excuse to meet your partner’s parents.
14. The Five-Year Engagement
Life can get in the way of love at times, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be prioritized. For any couple who has ever felt ready to commit, but then, for whatever reason, not been able to actually get the wedding planned and executed,The Five-YearEngagementis here for you.