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19 Wedding Movies To Watch This Weekend

Wedding movies

Fancy a feel good matrimonial flick that puts in a couple of hours on a rainy day? Here are 19 wedding movies to choose from.

We’ve lined up these 19 wedding movies up in the order of the year in which they were released – now all you have to do is pick one, sit back and enjoy! Watching while wearing a wedding dress is optional!

Marry Me (2022)

In the movie, Kat Valdez, played by Jennifer Lopez, is a famous pop star who discovers her fiancé is cheating on her during a concert. In a spontaneous moment, she agrees to marry a concertgoer, played by Owen Wilson, who holds up a “marry me” sign. They get married on stage, leading to a clash between his ordinary life as a dad and teacher and her glamorous lifestyle in the spotlight. However, as a romantic comedy, the story ultimately finds a way for them to live happily ever after.

The Wedding Season (2022)

Although this Netflix movie may follow a predictable Hallmark movie formula, the vibrant and stylish costumes add an extra layer of enjoyment. Ravi (played by Suraj Sharma) and Asha (played by Pallavi Sharda) decide to pretend to date each other during a summer filled with family weddings to please their parents. Asha is a dedicated worker eager to advance in her career, while Ravi is a DJ concerned about societal perceptions of his profession. As love blossoms amidst the festivities, romantic sparks start to fly.

The hilarious food poisoning scene from Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids (2011)

If you haven’t watched it yet this film follow the story of Annie (Kristen Wiig), a down-on-her-luck woman who is asked to be the maid of honour for her best friend Lillian’s wedding. As Annie navigates the challenges of planning the perfect bachelorette party and dealing with the other bridesmaids, she also struggles with her own personal and romantic issues. The movie explores themes of friendship, self-discovery, and the ups and downs of relationships, all while delivering plenty of laughs along the way – look out for the scene when they go to try on dresses after a dodgy lunch!

The Proposal (2009)

In this enemies-to-lovers story, Sandra Bullock plays a dedicated editor-in-chief who requires a green card to maintain her job. She persuades her assistant, portrayed by Ryan Reynolds, to marry her for his career advancement, leading to unexpected romantic chemistry between them.

Bride Wars (2009)

Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Olivia (Kate Hudson) are childhood best friends who have always envisioned their weddings taking place at the renowned Plaza Hotel in NYC. However, a twist of fate results in both of their weddings being booked for the same date. As a result, the two brides engage in a battle of sabotage to secure the coveted date solely for themselves.

Anne Hathaway & Kate Hudson in wedding movie Bride Wars
Anne Hathaway & Kate Hudson in Bride Wars

Mamma Mia! (2008)

The connection between the iconic songs of ABBA, a bride-to-be named Sophie Sheridan (Amanda Seyfried), and her carefree mother (Meryl Streep) being unsure of which of three suitors is Sophie’s father may seem puzzling. However, these elements come together to create a joyous wedding-themed musical. Against the stunning backdrop of the Greek isles, “Mamma Mia!” offers a vibrant escape for any dancing queen feeling down about being confined during quarantine.

27 Dresses (2008)

Jane (Katherine Heigl) is perpetually a bridesmaid but never the bride, evidenced by her collection of dresses from various weddings she has participated in. When she crosses paths with reporter Kevin (James Marsden), they hit it off, unaware that Kevin is investigating Jane’s bridesmaid experiences after stumbling upon her misplaced day planner.

Made of Honour (2008)

This movie is a must-see for fans of Grey’s Anatomy, featuring Patrick Dempsey as Tom and Kevin McKidd as Colin. Tom, a lifelong bachelor, unexpectedly falls in love with his best friend Hannah, played by Michelle Monaghan. However, Hannah is already engaged to Colin, adding a twist to their complicated love triangle.

Wedding movie - Made of Honour

The Wedding Date (2005)

Kat (Debra Messing) is the maid of honor at her younger sister’s wedding, but the best man is actually Kat’s ex-fiancé. Feeling uncomfortable attending the event alone, Kat decides to hire an escort (Dermot Mulroney) to accompany her for the weekend. Despite the escort being charming, Kat finds herself developing feelings for him, leading to some complications along the way.

Wedding Crashers (2005)

This comedy follows the misadventures of two friends, John (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy (Vince Vaughn), who crash weddings to meet and seduce women. They have a set of rules they follow to successfully blend in and charm their way into the hearts of unsuspecting guests. However, their escapades take an unexpected turn when John falls for a bridesmaid named Claire, leading to a series of hilarious and heartwarming moments as the duo navigate love, friendship, and the consequences of their deceptive behaviour.

The slapping scene between Jane Fonda & Jennifer Lopez in Monster in Law

Monster in Law (2005)

Charlie and Kevin, a lovely couple played by Jennifer Lopez and Michael Vartan, are preparing to tie the knot. However, Kevin’s mother, Viola, portrayed by Jane Fonda, strongly opposes their marriage. Viola goes to extreme lengths to disrupt the wedding, even attempting to harm the bride. This leads to a series of chaotic events unfolding.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

Nia Vardalos, the talented comedian who drew inspiration from her personal experiences and Greek background to create a delightful romantic comedy that achieved great success in 2002, stars alongside John Corbett from “Sex and the City,” who is often likened to a Greek god. Produced by the renowned duo Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, the movie is considered a beloved cultural gem, transcending borders and captivating audiences worldwide.

The Wedding Planner (2001)

This film is a classic romantic comedy, which seees Jennifer Lopez (she stars in a few wedding movies on this list!) portrays Mary Fiore, a wedding planner who unexpectedly falls for the groom, played by Matthew McConaughey. This movie follows the traditional rules and themes of the rom-com genre, setting the stage for a successful era for both actors.

Wedding dress shopping in Runaway Bride

Runaway Bride (1999)

Trying to capitalise on the successful partnership of Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in Pretty Woman, this film follows the story of a woman named Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts), who has a reputation for leaving men at the altar. A journalist named Ike Graham (Richard Gere), hears about Maggie’s story and decides to write an article about her. As Ike gets to know Maggie, he starts to uncover the reasons behind her behavior and they both begin to develop feelings for each other. A heartwarming and entertaining movie that showcases the journey of finding true love and happiness.

The Wedding Singer (1998)

In this film Adam Sandler plays a cheesy New Jersey entertainer. Paired with the charming Drew Barrymore in a lighthearted film featuring an ’80s-inspired soundtrack, this ’90s comedy is a classic formulaic gem that leaves you yearning for similar movies to be made today.

My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)

Julia Roberts – another popular wedding movie actress! – portrays Julianne, a spirited and stylish food critic, who harbours feelings for her close friend Michael (Dermot Mulroney). Meanwhile, Michael is a sports journalist for a local news outlet who is engaged to Kimmy (Cameron Diaz), a wealthy and kind-hearted woman. Determined to disrupt their upcoming wedding, Julianne resorts to dishonesty, manipulation, and cunning tactics, leading to a delightful and enchanting romantic comedy that puts a fresh spin on the genre’s traditional conclusion.

Wedding Movie - My Best Friend's Wedding

Four Weddings & A Funeral (1994)

If you’ve never seen it – where have you been! – this romantic comedy classic follows the story of a charming but socially awkward Englishman named Charles, played by Hugh Grant. The movie revolves around Charles attending four weddings and a funeral over the course of a year, where he repeatedly crosses paths with an American woman named Carrie, played by Andie MacDowell. As their relationship develops amidst the various ceremonies and events, Charles must navigate his feelings for Carrie and the challenges that come with love and commitment. The film explores themes of friendship, love, and the unpredictability of life’s twists and turns.

Father of the Bride (1991)

Strategically timed to coincide with Elizabeth Taylor’s actual wedding to Conrad Hilton Jr., the 1950 adaptation of “Father of the Bride” was a hit, featuring Taylor and Spencer Tracy. The 1991 remake by Nancy Meyers, starring Steve Martin and Kimberly Williams-Paisley, was also well-received. It’s a tough call on which version to watch first! However, we do love Martin Short in the comical role of wedding planner Franck Eggelhoffer.

The Princess Bride (1987)

This movie truly offers a diverse range of elements, including thrilling action sequences, swashbuckling pirates, hilarious comedy, and, of course, heartwarming romance. It’s hard not to feel a flutter in your heart when Westley (Cary Elwes) utters those iconic words, “As you wish,” to Buttercup (Robin Wright). Despite Buttercup’s unfortunate situation of being coerced into marrying the detestable Prince Humperdinck, the comical clergyman adds a touch of whimsy to the wedding ceremony with his unforgettable line, “Mawage. Mawage is what bwings us together today.”

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