Working on the big day’s to-do list? For those times when you’re in the need for some lighthearted entertainment, these are the best wedding movies to watch.
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When it comes to tiresome duties like trimming your guest list or sorting through RSVP cards, we’ll always encourage a break from your wedding-planning schedule—or at least a good movie (or two) to help you get through them. These topwedding movies include some classic rom-coms as well as some newer films that you may not have watched yet while you’re planning your big day. Check out our picks for the top Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ movies right now (updated May 2021).
Best Wedding Movies to Watch on Netflix
1. My Best Friend’s Wedding
A wedding favorite from the late 1990s, Bridesmaids is an excellent movie to watch while completing your to-do list. At the very least, Julia Roberts’ long, thick curls are a style inspiration. The vintage bridal fashion in My Best Friend’s Wedding (although we have to agree that purple bridesmaid dresses are making a comeback!) features a youthful Cameron Diaz.
Lovingis based on a true story of an interracial couple’s battle to get married. The film depicts the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who were prosecuted for their union and barred from the state of Virginia in the 1960s. As a result of their saga, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in the case of Loving v. Virginia that marriage equality and other civil rights issues will be addressed in the future.
3. To All the Boys: Always and Forever
This third episode of Lara Jean’s story, if you’ve seen the first two films in the To All The Boysseries, will have a happy conclusion. There’s a wedding going on, but we won’t tell you anything about it save to say that the reception will be held in a wonderful tent.
4. Always Be My Maybe
Two childhood buddies are depicted in this Netflix original comedy as they grow apart both literally and figuratively. A decade later, they re-connect and wonder whether the chemistry they shared as children has endured. Keanu Reeves, Ali Wong, and Randall Park all star in the romantic comedy.
5. The Perfect Date
As Brooks Rattigan, a high school senior who pretends as a boyfriend-for-hire in order to earn money to attend Yale, Noah Centineo plays the role of him. The Perfect Date Along the way, he has an unexpected run-in with love. In addition to Camila Mendes, the movie is a joy to watch while multitasking.
6. Love Wedding Repeat
A British wedding comedy, Love Wedding Repeat, needs no introduction. An ensemble cast including Sam Clafin (Me Before You), Olivia Munn, and Freida Pinto appear in this lighthearted romantic comedy. The plot revolves around the participants’ reenactments of the same day, which include everything from rude wedding guests to an accident involving a sleeping drug. Sure, it’s corny, but that’s half the fun, right?
7. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding
No matter what time of year it is, the wedding planning events shown in this Netflix original film are extremely realistic. With all of the royal wedding traditions and family regulations, Amber has a difficult time balancing her own desires for a low-key wedding with those of her family and friends. Does this sound all too familiar? Moviegoers who have ever dealt with a stubborn in-law will find much to enjoy in this amusing comedy.
8. Crazy, Stupid, Love.
This isn’t a wedding movie, but the ensemble cast always manages to bring the laughs when we need them the most. As Steve Carell and Julianne Moore portray Cal and Emily Weaver, a middle-aged couple going through a divorce (which has a happy ending, we swear!) the film also chronicles the blossoming romance between Emma Stone’s Hannah and Jacob, the film’s permanent bachelor (Ryan Gosling).
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9. Guess Who
Funny throwback from 2005 will resonate with anyone who has ever been anxious to introduce their relationship to their family. As Kutcher’s character is put through the ringer by his future father-in-law in order to show his allegiance, Zoe Saldana, Ashton Kutcher, and Bernie Mac bring the comedy to this endearing movie.
10. The Wedding Planner
Featuring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey in the lead roles, this 2001 romantic comedy is one of the most enduringly popular wedding films ever filmed. JLo’s wedding planner montage may be too dramatic (and we don’t recommend giving your dad a sedative shortly before the ceremony), but it adds to the film’s charm.
11. Palm Springs
Palm Springs is the result of terrible wedding speeches, marital conflict, and a time loop. Cristin Milioti and Andy Samberg star as two wedding guests who are stuck in a vortex and must relive the same day over and over again. Are there any Oscars in it? Maybe not, but it’s a fun movie to watch while doing wedding preparations.
12. Four Weddings and a Funeral
This classic wedding film will resonate with anyone planning a large wedding party at the same time. As best man at a wedding when he meets Carrie, Hugh Grant’s character Charles is introduced to an American girl. While attending other friends’ weddings throughout the next year, they continue to see each other at these events and tease one other about their potential relationship.
13. Sex and the City: The Movie
When it comes to romantic comedies about brides getting hit on the head with bouquets of flowers, this is one of our favorites to re-watch over and over again. Carrie Bradshaw, it turns out, is very much like the rest of us: she has trouble whittling down her guest list, dealing with unsolicited advice, and selecting the ideal wedding gown.
14. Wedding Crashers
Real wedding crashers could be your worst fear, but this romantic comedy gives us hope that they’re not as horrible as we thought. To get a good laugh, check out this classic wedding film starring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Christopher Walken.
15. 27 Dresses (HBO Max add-on)
There is a lot of work that goes into being a bridesmaid, and anyone who has done so knows it. Imagine being a bridesmaid 27 times, on top of helping every single one of your friends plan their weddings as well. Let Katherine Heigl, who portrays Jane, take on the challenge, and we’ll be happy to watch. If nothing else, you’ll have a good time at Jane’s ridiculously themed weddings.
16. Sweet Home Alabama (HBO Max add-on)
New York City fashion designer Melanie Smooter, a Southern belle turned New York City fashion designer, gets engaged and struggles to keep her past from coming up with her. The beautiful proposal scene at Tiffany & Co. and the well-known love quotation from this wedding film starring Reese Witherspoon and Patrick Dempsey have made it a classic “What on earth would make you want to tie the knot with me? Hence, you are free to kiss me at any time.”
17. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (HBO Max add-on)
Even if you’ve seen My Big Fat Greek Wedding before, it takes on a whole new level of poignancy when you’re planning a wedding. Watching this film when you’re looking for a good chuckle is one of the most enjoyable things you can do (and a reminder that family is often what matters most in the end).
18. The Wedding Date (HBO Max add-on)
If you’re looking for a good old-fashioned rom-com, this is the movie for you.
Debra Messing and Amy Adams, who portray sisters, star in The Wedding Date. In order to attend her sister’s wedding as an unmarried guest, Kat (Debra Messing) hires an escort (Dermot Mulroney) to play the role of her lover. However, things quickly get more difficult. Taking situated in London and the neighboring English countryside only enhances the film’s allure.’
19. The Wedding Singer (Live TV add-on)
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore had a starring role in this wedding movie before they teamed up for 50 First Dates. Sandler plays Robby, a recently single bachelor who performs at wedding parties and bar mitzvahs in the 1980s. His friendship with Julia, played by Barrymore, leads him to conclude that he must take desperate measures to gain her affections.
20. Bridesmaids (Live TV add-on)
As soon as the 2011 film Bridesmaids came out, the internet was inundated with gifs, punchlines, and examples of wedding planning mistakes not to make. It’s a fun comedy with Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig as BFFs, but one story point begs the question: Does anyone actually ask their partner’s boss wife to be a bridesmaid in real life?
21. Father of the Bride (Live TV add-on)
It’s hard to go wrong with Father of the Bride, arguably the most well-known wedding film of all time, for a touching and amusing experience. In 1950, Elizabeth Taylor starred in the original version of the film. In the popular 1991 version, Steve Martin and Diane Keaton play parents who have very different views on how their daughter Annie’s wedding should go down. Steve Martin and Diane Keaton feature in the film. There’s also Franck Eggelhoffer (Martin Short), the eccentric wedding planner who, for some reason (it’s not), believes that picking out a cake should be the first thing you do while planning your wedding.
22. The Proposal (Live TV add-on)
In order to avoid deportation from the United States, a high-ranking corporate executive persuades a member of her staff to claim to be her fiancé. See what happens in The Proposal. This wedding movie features an all-star ensemble, including Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, and Betty White, which will provide much-needed comic relief if you’re feeling overwhelmed.
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23. The Princess Bride
If you’re into fantasy or adventure films from the 1980s, you should check out this cult classic. Cary Elwes (Stranger Things) and Robin Wright (The Big Bang Theory) appear in this offbeat comedy (House of Cards). When Wright’s character, the princess, is abducted, it’s up to her one and only true love to save her.
24. Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings
If you’re a fan of Disney wedding inspiration, this 2017 special is one of the best movies to watch on Disney+. It has now been made into a regular series. At various Disney venues, from Disneyland to cruise ships, the 90-minute show follows engaged couples as they arrange their nuptials.