Top 12 Films About Weddings
Wedding films are THE feel good movie. What's not to like!? Love, lavish ceremonies, zany antics and larger than life characters!
Here's the rundown of our favourite films about weddings, as chosen by you through our Instagram poll!
12. Wedding Crashers
This 2005 film sports an all star cast and follows Owen Wilson (wow) and Vince Vaughn as they do exactly what the title of the film says... crash weddings. These divorce mediators are on the prowl for bridesmaids, but they don't count on actually falling in love.
11. 27 Dresses
The idiom of "always the bridesmaid, never the bride" is the core theme running through this film. At the height of Heigl's career, 27 Dresses follows Jane as she deals with being the best girl to go to to plan a wedding, but can't seem to find love herself. That is until reporter, Kevin (James Marsden), turns up with the promise of a story and maybe more!
10. The Wedding Singer
A classic Sandler film. This quirky, warm film showcases the comedic chops he became synonymous with in the 90's. With great turns from Drew Barrymore and nostalgia ramped up to 11, this is a film that's sure to make you smile. No wonder it got turned into a Broadway musical in 2006!
9. Runaway Bride
Richard Gere plays a jaded reporter (a seemingly popular character trope for wedding films) who wants to write a story on Julia Roberts, who has already run from 3 grooms-to-be, giving her the eponymous nickname. Will he be able the change she needs or will he suffer the same fate? Great film with stellar supporting turns from Joan Cusack and Héctor Elizondo.
8. Mamma Mia!
A smash hit sensation based on the musical of the same name. This is the film that had ABBA stuck in people's heads for YEARS. It also spawned a (unnecessary) sequel. This phenomenon had people dancing in the cinema aisles. It's feel good and although some of the singing may be questionable at times, it more than makes up for it with the fun the actors are having.
7. The Proposal
One of my personal favourite films. This unique little wedding movie is quirky and heart warming all at once. With electric chemistry between the two leads and crackling, sharp comedy, this film will leave you routing for the unlikely lovers as they try and fake a wedding to save Sandra Bullock from deportation to Canada. It is definitely one to watch!
6. Muriel's Wedding
The breakout role for Toni Collette, this comedy-drama follows socially awkward Muriel whose ambition is to have a glamorous wedding and improve her personal life by moving from her dead end home town, the fictional Porpoise Spit, to Sydney. Since its release in 1994, Muriel's Wedding has become a cult classic.
5. My Best Friend’s Wedding
Another entry for Julia Roberts on this list. My Best Friend's Wedding follows Roberts as she realises she's in love with her best friend and decides to try and win him over before he gets married. One of the best aspects of this film is that although Roberts is the protagonist, she often comes off as wholly unlikable as she tries to ruin the wedding.
4. Father of the Bride
Steve Martin on top form as an over protective father who has to deal with his daughter's sudden engagement after she returns from travelling. There are some truly laugh out loud moments as Martin's character, George, navigates the wedding planning and tries to learn to let his daughter go.
A raucous comedy along the same vein as The Hangover. It boasts a heavy weight cast of fantastic actresses headed up by Kristen Wiig who tries to deal with her best friend getting married and her own life which is in tatters. Not to mention the over familiar Rose Byrne who tries to undermine her at every turn. The bridal shop scene alone is enough reason to watch this movie.
2. Four Weddings and a Funeral
From Richard Curtis, the mind behind Notting Hill and Love Actually, this early film of his is entertaining right from the profanity laden first scene. It has British dry comedy and charm running through its very core. It also cemented Hugh Grant as the bumbling love interest of the 90's. This classic is one you cannot miss.
1. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
As chosen by you all! This film took the world by storm when it came out. It has big heart, genuine performances and portrays dealing with a huge family and different cultures almost perfectly. It's no wonder it went on to not only have a sequel, but also a television sitcom. This is the jewel in the wedding film crown. Great choice everyone.