The Top Wedding Movies of All Time
Maybe you're in the midst of wedding planning and could seriously use a break. Or maybe, you're still a ways away from your big day. No matter the case, there's nothing like sitting down to watch a movie. Better yet, one of the top wedding movies! Whether you're searching for nuptial inspiration, you want to spend a relaxing night away from vendor contracts, or you're simply in the mood for some popcorn (and maybe a good cry), there's a wedding film out there for you. In fact, we've put together a list of the best wedding movies ever, so you can spend less time hopelessly scrolling through what's on-demand and more time enjoying flicks.
Filled with everything from sweet love stories and dreamy wedding scenes to surprising plot twists and comedic characters, the following roundup of popular wedding movies truly has something for everyone. (That's right—not all wedding movies are super mushy!) These flicks also feature some of your favorite celebrities, including Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Lopez, and some dynamic duos like Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson and Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.
Ready to snuggle up with your husband- or wife-to-be or gather your future bridesmaids for a binge-watching session? We'll start with this classic wedding movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding. As one of the highest-grossing romantic comedies, this one's basically a must-watch for engaged couples. For more suggestions that'll make you laugh, sob, and yell "aww!" at the screen, check out the rest of our list ahead.
"My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2"
Toula and the rest of the Portokalos family return for more big, fat, Greek wedding fun in this sequel to the popular wedding movie.
This groom-friendly comedy will have you both laughing—and wishing Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn would show up at your reception.
Hosting a movie night with your 'maids? Pick this flick, starring seriously skilled comediennes Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and more.
Julia Roberts + Richard Gere = Chemistry for days. Need we say more?
"Sweet Home Alabama"
You don't have to be a southern belle to appreciate this charming romantic comedy, which tells the story of an Alabama girl choosing between her roots and new big city life.
"My Best Friend's Wedding"
Julianne (Julia Roberts) and Michael (Dermot Mulroney) made a pact to tie the knot if they were both still single by age 28. Right before Julianne's fateful birthday, though, she finds out Michael's marrying someone else. What happens next? Watch and find out.
"The Wedding Singer"
Love the '80s? Adam Sandler plays a lovesick songwriter who just happens to have the romantic day job of—you guessed it—singing at weddings. Trouble ensues when he falls for a betrothed Drew Barrymore.
"Father of the Bride"
Grab Mom and Dad to watch this classic wedding movie about an overprotective father's love for his daughter.
A little bit raunchier than your average wedding movie, this third installment of the American Pie series will make you laugh, cringe, and laugh, and cringe some more.
Yes, this one's a tear-jerker. But it also features one hell of a wedding, complete with a "pink and pink" palette and the iconic armadillo groom's cake.
This British holiday movie gives us the gift of multiple truly beautiful love stories and one wedding, proving that "love is actually all around."
Always a bridesmaid, never the … oh wait! Now that you're a bride, you'll appreciate the humor in this rom-com even more. Been there, girl.
"Three Men and a Little Lady"
In the sequel to Three Men and a Baby, the whole gang returns, and this time, their adventures are centered around a wedding.
It turns out there's quite a cross-section of musical-lovers and brides-to-be, and we happen to fall right in that sweet spot. "How can I resist you?" is right, Abba.
"Four Weddings and a Funeral"
An adorable Hugh Grant falls for a beautiful American (Andie MacDowell) at a wedding, and the two continue to click but not stick at several more weddings (and a funeral).
The 1951 film features Fred Astaire's iconic "dance-across-the-ceiling" performance—yet another reason to see the classic, which is set in England during the time of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip's wedding.
"I Love You, Man"
Your man will love this bro-mantic comedy just as much as you do. Just be prepared to hear his impression of "Slappa de bass mon!" for the rest of your engagement.
"The Corpse Bride"
Choose Tim Burton's imaginative stop-motion fantasy for a dose of bittersweet wedding whimsy.
"The Princess Bride"
Reminisce together with this childhood favorite, featuring a farm boy's quest to save his true love, Princess Buttercup.
"The Best Man"
Our main character spills his friends' secrets in a not-yet-released book and tries to make sure they don't find out when he's back for a wedding. Drama, drama, drama!
"The Philadelphia Story"
Katharine Hepburn is a socialite torn between three men in this 1940 romantic comedy ending with a wedding.
To avoid deportation, a Canadian book editor (Sandra Bullock) bribes her assistant, Andrew (Ryan Reynolds), into saying they're engaged. Things get interesting (and fun!) when the fake couple visits Andrew's family.
"Sex and the City"
This satisfying cinematic follow-up to the TV series is also a great lesson in keeping your wedding in perspective.
"The Sound of Music"
Abbess Maria (Julie Andrews) fills the home of the Von Trapp family with music and falls in love with the widowed naval officer, whom she weds.
"Coming to America"
An African prince (Eddie Murphy) in need of a wife wants to avoid an arranged marriage. So to find his queen, he journeys to Queens, New York, naturally.
"Sense and Sensibility"
Let Jane Austen's lovely tale of two sisters finding love captivate you as you prepare for your own nuptials.
In an adaptation of another Jane Austen novel, a matchmaker by hobby (Gwyneth Paltrow) must learn to allow herself to find a match, too.
Give your groom a humorous two-hour refresher of what not to do at the bachelor party.
Become immersed in a colorful culture with complex characters in this movie, which revolves around a beautiful portrayal of a traditional Indian wedding.
"Meet the Fockers"
Sit back, laugh, and be thankful for your own in-laws.
This kid-friendly, animated fairy tale calls for a viewing with your flower girl and ring bearer! Watch a sweet love story unfold between two unlikely characters—an ogre and a princess—as the fantasy-comedy builds to the big moment: a wedding!
"It's a Wonderful Life"
To prove the message in the title, this black-and-white Frank Capra film takes us through the life of a man, including his wedding and marriage. Bonus: It's a holiday movie!
"The Wedding Planner"
Take an easy break from stressful wedding planning and watch J.Lo play a wedding planner who has fallen for her client, a groom-to-be played by none other than Matthew McConaughey. Alright, alright, alright.
"The Wedding Date"
Dermot Mulroney plays a charming male escort who accompanies Debra Messing's character to her sister's wedding. We bet you can see where this is going …
In this cute comedy, besties become enemies fighting over the same wedding date at the same venue. Yikes!
"Our Family Wedding"
Cultures clash and families feud in this lighthearted comedy about merging the in-laws.
This comedy revolves around a disgruntled mother-in-law who tries her best to get her son to call off his wedding.
Watch what happens when a recent grad gets involved with a woman—and then her daughter. The movie culminates in a dramatic wedding scene.
"The Sweetest Thing"
Christina (Cameron Diaz) throws all of her dating rules out the window when she stumbles upon (and then chases down) Mr. Right.