36 Wedding Movies That Will Make You Excited to Walk Down the Aisle

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Whether you're searching for big-day inspiration, you want to spend a relaxing night away from vendor contracts, or you're simply in the mood for some popcorn, watching a wedding movie is a great way to spend an evening. Filled with everything from sweet love stories and dreamy wedding scenes to surprising plot twists and belly laughs, these popular wedding movies have something for everyone.

Ready to snuggle up with your spouse-to-be or gather your future wedding party for a binge-watching session? Everyone included in your special day will love these flicks, which are guaranteed to make you laugh, sob, and yell "aww!" at the screen all evening long.

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"My Big Fat Greek Wedding"


As one of the highest-grossing romantic comedies, this film is basically a must-see. Watching it will be the perfect refresher before the third installment, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3, hits theaters this September.

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"Wedding Crashers"


This comedy will have both you and yours laughing—and wishing Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn would show up at your reception. The film follows two divorce mediators who crash weddings in an attempt to meet women.

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"The Best Man"


The main character (and best man) in this film spills his friends' secrets in a not-yet-released book and tries to make sure they don't find out his soon-to-be bestselling novel is about them.

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Hosting a movie night with your wedding party? Pick this flick, starring seriously skilled comediennes Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and more.

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"Runaway Bride"


It's no secret that Julia Roberts and Richard Gere have great chemistry. In this film, Gere plays a journalist covering "the runaway bride"—portrayed by Roberts—who has left three grooms at the altar and is currently planning a fourth wedding.

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"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.

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"My Best Friend's Wedding"


Julianne and Michael 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.

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"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.

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"Our Family Wedding"


Cultures clash and families feud in this lighthearted comedy about merging the in-laws.

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"Father of the Bride"


Grab Mom and Dad to watch this classic wedding movie about an overprotective father's love for his daughter.

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"Steel Magnolias"


Yes, this one's a tear-jerker. But it also features a wedding for the ages—complete with a "pink and pink" palette and the iconic armadillo groom's cake.

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"Love Actually"


This British holiday movie gives us the gift of multiple love stories and one wedding, proving that "love is actually all around."

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"27 Dresses"


Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. That age-old saying is the truth for the main character in this charming movie, who has served as a bridesmaid 27 times.

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"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.

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"Mamma Mia!"


Based on the 1999 musical with the same name, Mamma Mia! follows a bride-to-be who invites three men to her upcoming wedding, under the assumption that one of them could be her father.

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"Four Weddings and a Funeral"


Hugh Grant's character falls for a beautiful American at a wedding, and the two continue to click but not stick at several more weddings (and a funeral).

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"Royal Wedding"


The 1951 film features Fred Astaire's iconic "dance-across-the-ceiling" performance—just one of many reasons to see this timeless film, which is set in England during the time of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip's wedding.

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"I Love You, Man"


Your groom and his best man will love this bro-mantic comedy just as much as you do. It follows Peter Klaven who goes on a series of friend dates to find a best man for his wedding.

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"The Corpse Bride"


Choose Tim Burton's imaginative stop-motion fantasy for a dose of bittersweet wedding whimsy.

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"The Princess Bride"


Reminisce together with this childhood favorite, featuring a farm boy's quest to save his true love, Princess Buttercup, from an evil king.

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"Monsoon Wedding"


A series of romantic entanglements occur while planning an enormous wedding in Delhi during this 2001 romantic comedy.

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"The Philadelphia Story"


Katharine Hepburn is a socialite torn between three men in this 1940 romantic comedy ending with a wedding.

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"The Proposal"


To avoid deportation, a Canadian book editor (Sandra Bullock) bribes her assistant, Andrew (Ryan Reynolds), into saying they're engaged. Things get interesting when the fake couple visits Andrew's family.

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"Sex and the City"


This satisfying cinematic follow-up to the TV series follows New York City writer, Carrie Bradshaw as she plans her wedding to longtime love, Mr. Big.

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"The Sound of Music"


Abbess Maria fills the home of the Von Trapp family with music and along the way falls in love with the widowed naval officer.

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"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, N.Y., naturally.

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"Sense and Sensibility"


Let Jane Austen's lovely tale of two sisters finding love captivate you as you prepare for your own nuptials.

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In an adaptation of another Jane Austen novel, a matchmaker by hobby (Gwyneth Paltrow) must learn to allow herself to find a match, too.

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"The Hangover"


Give your significant other a humorous two-hour refresher of what not to do at their bachelor or bachelorette party. The comedy follows three friends who wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas with no recollection of what happened the night before.

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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.

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"It's a Wonderful Life"


In this black-and-white Frank Capra film, we're taken through the highlights of the life of a down on his luck businessman—including his wedding and marriage.

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"The Wedding Planner"


Take an easy break from planning your own wedding and watch J.Lo portray a wedding planner who has fallen for her client, a groom-to-be played by none other than Matthew McConaughey.

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"Bride Wars"


In this cute comedy, best friends become enemies as they fight over the same wedding date at the same venue.

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monster in law

This comedy revolves around a disgruntled mother-in-law who tries her best to get her son to call off his wedding.

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"The Graduate"

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Watch what happens when a recent graduate gets involved with a woman—and then falls in love with her daughter. The movie culminates in a dramatic wedding scene.

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"The Sweetest Thing"

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Christina has spent years avoiding men, but she throws all of her dating rules out the window when she stumbles upon Mr. Right.

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