Best Wedding Movies make perfect choices for movie nights. In general they’re sweet, funny, often campy, frequently lighthearted, and often relevant, as well. Some of the best wedding movies seem kind of fluffy, but there are several that show real wit as well as honesty. Check out my list of the best wedding movies and see if you agree!
1. Four Weddings and a Funeral
For me, this is one of the best wedding movies because I’m a sucker for Hugh Grant. Plus, it’s not the same old wedding flick. It’s subtler, yet incredibly witty. Also, it has Mr. Bean. I’ll watch anything with Rowan Atkinson in it – except Bean, actually.
2. Made of Honor
I just loved this movie. I was too young for the 1980s Dempsey love, but his resurgence definitely brought him to my attention. I love the character of Tom, what he goes through, seeing the changes in his feelings for Hannah. Everything about him made me just hate Colin.
3. Father of the Bride
In any incarnation, this is one of the best wedding movies. I’m partial to Steve Martin’s version, however – and I actually love the sequel, too. They were fantastic for remakes. More to the point, I love the way this story deals with the dad’s perspective. As a shameless daddy’s girl, I tear up every time I watch this.
4. Bride Wars
I don’t know why, but I adored this movie. I have mad love for Kate Hudson and Candice Bergen, though. Also, with the recent Bridezillas phenomenon, this still seems extremely relevant in terms of the fighting – and sweet with the making up. It also shows what some friends feel like when one or both gets married.
5. Mamma Mia!
This is more than one of the best wedding movies. It’s also one of my favorite films. Since I’m also a total Momma’s Girl, this one always makes me cry, too. That song, that song! The relationship between mother and daughter is just so beautiful.
6. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
There’s nothing I don’t love about this movie either. I love that it was based around Nia Vardalos’s own love story – and that her real life true love plays Ian’s best friend! I loved the immersion into Greek-American culture, I loved Gus, and I loved everything about Andrea Martin’s character.
7. Wedding Crashers
Not all of the best wedding movies are actually romantic. My enduring obsession with Vince Vaughn helps this movie land on the list. He plays the best womanizer. However, this is not socially acceptable behavior for real.
8. Runaway Bride
Julia Roberts makes a great bride. I chose this movie instead of My Best Friend’s Wedding because she’s kind of awful in that one. Here, however, she pairs again with Richard Gere, and explains how serious cold feet can really feel.
The best wedding movies, for me, are always funny and sweet. Of course, since most of the best wedding movies are also romantic comedies, that just makes sense. If I had to pick a top favorite, it would definitely be Father of the Bride.