Lights, Camera, I do: 10 Must-Watch Wedding Films

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Written By Amanda Anthony

Amanda is a freelance writer passionate about horror and fantasy films. When she’s not writing about the latest celebrity hijinks and epic on-screen moments, you can find her watching Blumhouse films through the delicate fibers of a protective blanket. Amanda lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband, kiddos, and goofy golden doodle, Ripley.

There’s something about wedding films that evoke warm fuzzy feelings. Some are funny, others inspirational, and some wedding films aren’t romantic at all. Whatever your preference, these must-watch marriage movies will have you craving a second slice of wedding cake.

Runaway Bride (1999)

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Julia Roberts (Eat Pray Love) and Richard Gere (Chicago) are reunited after Pretty Woman (1990) in Runaway Bride (1999). Roberts plays Maggie Carpenter, a woman attempting marriage for the fifth time. Journalist, Ike Graham (Gere), hears about Carpenter and writes a derogatory piece for his column without fact-checking. Graham is fired for his misdeed and travels to meet Carpenter in person to get the story and get his job back. Might the two find love?

The Wedding Planner (2001)

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This not-so-romantic rom-com stars Jennifer Lopez as wedding planner Maria Fiore. Fiore has a sweet spot where romance is concerned but can’t find a beau of her own. When she falls and is rescued by pediatrician Steve Edison (Matthew McConaughey), she thinks she’s cracked the code. The only problem? Edison is engaged to her client, Fran (Bridgette Wilson-Sampras).

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

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A sweet romantic comedy about Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos), a Greek woman struggling to find love. Portokalos meets a non-Greek man named Ian Miller (John Corbett) at her family’s restaurant and falls in love. Unfortunately, he’s not Greek. Will her family accept him? This is the story of an unlikely couple overcoming traditions and customs to make love work.

Wedding Crashers (2005)

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Wedding Crashers (2005) is an outlandish comedy about a pair of best friends who love to crash weddings. The pair waits all year for wedding season, trying to hook up and have a good time. Owen Wilson (Zoolander) and Vince Vaughn (Dodgeball) star alongside Rachel McAdam (The Notebook) and Isla Fisher (Now You See Me) as two men who finally meet their matches at a wedding crash gone wrong.

27 Dresses (2008)

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In 27 Dresses (2008), Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up) plays Jane Nichols, a personal assistant who is head over heels for her boss. She’s also a major lover of weddings, having collected 27 bridesmaid dresses over the years. When she meets journalist Kevin Doyle (James Marsden), she’s forced to face the truth about her wedding obsession. Will she find love for herself?

Made of Honor (2008)

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In Made of Honor (2008), best friends Hannah (Michelle Monaghan) and Thomas (Patrick Dempsey) are put to the test when Hannah gets engaged. The pair have never explored a romantic relationship, but suddenly Thomas can think of nothing else. Can he get past his jealousy and be there for Hannah, or are the two meant to be together?

Bride Wars (2009)

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Best friends Emma Allen (Anne Hathaway) and Liv Lerner (Kate Hudson) have dreamed about their respective weddings their whole lives. When the two get engaged in the same week, they fall out over the venue. Both are getting married on the same day at the same place. While this is a story of love, it’s also about friendship and overcoming the obstacles between us.

The Proposal (2009)

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Starring the talented, The Proposal (2009) stars Sandra Bullock (Practical Magic) as editing executive Margaret Tate and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) as Andrew Paxton, Tate’s assistant. The two are forced to pretend they’re engaged when Tate is threatened with being deported back home to Canada. The two fly to Alaska to meet Paxton’s family, and love is found in unexpected places.

Bridesmaids (2011)

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This hilarious wedding comedy has a strong female cast, including Kristen Wiig (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Maya Rudolph (Grown Ups), and Melissa McCarthy (Gilmore Girls). When Lillian (Rudolph) gets engaged, Annie (Wiig) feels like she’s losing her best friend. This film focuses on the relationships between women and how love changes friendship.

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

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In Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) travels with her boyfriend Nick Young (Henry Golding), to meet his family in Singapore. The couple plans to attend Young’s best friend’s wedding and introduce Chu to his family in the process. This is a film of self-discovery and travel, as well as wedding bliss. Chu must decide if the life Young’s family leads is one she wants to be part of or if she’s better off alone.

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