marriage The Best Movies About Marriage

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List Rules 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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The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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Gone with the Wind Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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A Walk to Remember Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah

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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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Marley & Me Jennifer Aniston, Kathleen Turner, Owen Wilson

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Terms of Endearment Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, John Lithgow

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On Golden Pond Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda

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Meet the Fockers Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman

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Something's Gotta Give Jack Nicholson, Keanu Reeves, Diane Keaton

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While You Were Sleeping Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman

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The Money Pit Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Joe Mantegna

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It's Complicated Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Alec Baldwin

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy

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Date Night Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn, Tina Fey

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Couples Retreat Kristen Bell, Malin Åkerman, Vince Vaughn

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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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Meet the Parents Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

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Yours, Mine and Ours Miranda Cosgrove, Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo

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Love Story Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ryan O'Neal

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The Time Traveler's Wife Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Ron Livingston

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone

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Fools Rush In Salma Hayek, Matthew Perry, Jill Clayburgh

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Barefoot in the Park Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Doris Roberts

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The War of the Roses Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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Unfaithful Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Michelle Monaghan

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Children of a Lesser God William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie

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Kill Bill Volume 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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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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Autumn in New York Winona Ryder, Richard Gere, Rachel Nichols

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The Mirror Has Two Faces Barbra Streisand, Pierce Brosnan, Elle Macpherson

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Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
Eyes Wide Shut Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick

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The Four Seasons Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Rita Moreno

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Shrek 2 Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal

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Four Christmases Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Vince Vaughn

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The Family Man Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle

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Sweet November Charlize Theron, Keanu Reeves, Lauren Graham

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The Way We Were Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, James Woods

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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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Aladdin and the King of Thieves Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

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You, Me and Dupree Kate Hudson, Seth Rogen, Michael Douglas

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Engagement Emily Blunt, Alison Brie, Chris Pratt

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Hanover Street Harrison Ford, Christopher Plummer, Patsy Kensit

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My Favourite Wife Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott