The Best Movies About Marriage Films

The Best Movies About Marriage

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List Criteria: Movies about the institution of marriage.

Marriage is hard; spending all of your waking time with the same person, day after day can be exhausting. But at the same time it can be the best, sweetest, decision you’ll ever make. Since marriage is for life it makes perfect sense that so many movies would look at the drama (and comedy) and unfolds in so many marriages. In fact, some of the film industry’s greatest movies are about marriage.
 
The movies featured on this list provide some great inspirational messages, like the idea of never giving up on the one you love the most, no matter the cost. Others are comedies, looking at how difficult the first few years of marriage really are, as in the Just Married. No matter what kind of genre you’re craving there’s sure to be a movie on this list that you and your own spouse will love.
 
This list has the best movies about marriage, including: The Notebook, Gone With the Wind, A Walk to Remember, and Father of the Bride. Vote up your favorite marriage movie below or add one you and your dearly beloved enjoy that isn't already on the list.


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    Father of the Bride

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

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    Marley & Me

    Jennifer Aniston, Kathleen Turner, Owen Wilson

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    The Notebook

    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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    Something's Gotta Give

    Jack Nicholson, Keanu Reeves, Diane Keaton

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    Sweet Home Alabama

    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning

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    Steel Magnolias

    Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field

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    A Walk to Remember

    Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah

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    It's Complicated

    Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Alec Baldwin

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    Meet the Fockers

    Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman

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    Gone with the Wind

    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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    The Money Pit

    Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Joe Mantegna

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    Couples Retreat

    Kristen Bell, Malin Åkerman, Vince Vaughn

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    Yours, Mine and Ours

    Miranda Cosgrove, Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo

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    Date Night

    Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn, Tina Fey

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    On Golden Pond

    Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda

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    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

    Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy

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    The Time Traveler's Wife

    Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Ron Livingston

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    Love Story

    Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ryan O'Neal

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    Terms of Endearment

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, John Lithgow

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    While You Were Sleeping

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    Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman

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    Just Married

    Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy, Christian Kane

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    Life as We Know It

    Christina Hendricks, Katherine Heigl, Steve Nash

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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison

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    The War of the Roses

    Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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    The Story of Us

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Bruce Willis, Betty White

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    When a Man Loves a Woman

    Meg Ryan, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Andy Garcia

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    Unfaithful

    Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Michelle Monaghan

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    Barefoot in the Park

    Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Doris Roberts

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    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick

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    Children of a Lesser God

    William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie

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    My Big Fat Greek Wedding

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    Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone

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    The Mirror Has Two Faces

    Barbra Streisand, Pierce Brosnan, Elle Macpherson

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    Meet the Parents

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    Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

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    The Family Man

    Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle

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    Four Christmases

    Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Vince Vaughn

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    Fools Rush In

    Salma Hayek, Matthew Perry, Jill Clayburgh

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    Autumn in New York

    Winona Ryder, Richard Gere, Rachel Nichols

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    The Four Seasons

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    Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Rita Moreno

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    You, Me and Dupree

    Kate Hudson, Seth Rogen, Michael Douglas

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    Sweet November

    Charlize Theron, Keanu Reeves, Lauren Graham

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    Funny Girl

    Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Anne Francis

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    Untamed Heart

    Marisa Tomei, Christian Slater, Rosie Perez

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    Kill Bill Volume 2

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    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Aladdin and the King of Thieves

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    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

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    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal

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    Engagement

    Emily Blunt, Alison Brie, Chris Pratt

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    The Way We Were

    Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, James Woods

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    My Favourite Wife

    Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott

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    Hanover Street

    Harrison Ford, Christopher Plummer, Patsy Kensit

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    The Out-of-Towners

    Jack Lemmon, Billy Dee Williams, Anne Meara

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