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The Best Movies About Marriage

Updated January 8, 2021 3.9k votes 389 voters 43.2k views92 items

List RulesMovies about the institution of marriage.

The best movies for married couples are often movies about marrited couples and they can show both sides of the coin: Marriage can be 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, second marriages, or finding romance after marriage.

The movies featured on this list sometimes provide 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  (like Christian movies about marriage) there’s sure to be a movie on this list that you and your significant other 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 to  help determine the bestm ovies about married couples and their relationships with family and friends.

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    Father of the Bride

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton

    Released1991

    Directed byCharles Shyer

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    The Notebook

    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

    Released2004

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

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    My Big Fat Greek Wedding

    Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin

    Released2002

    Directed byJoel Zwick

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    Sweet November

    Charlize Theron, Keanu Reeves

    Released2001

    Directed byPat O'Connor

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    Crazy, Stupid, Love.

    Emma Stone, Julianne Moore

    Released2011

    Directed byJohn Requa, Glenn Ficarra

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    Steel Magnolias

    Sally Field, Dolly Parton

    Released1989

    Directed byHerbert Ross

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    Meet the Parents

    Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller

    Released2000

    Directed byJay Roach

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    Shrek 2

    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy

    Released2004

    Directed byKelly Asbury, Andrew Adamson, Conrad Vernon

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    Gone with the Wind

    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh

    Released1939

    Directed bySam Wood, George Cukor, Victor Fleming

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    Sweet Home Alabama

    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2002

    Directed byAndy Tennant

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    The Family Man

    Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni

    Released2000

    Directed byBrett Ratner

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    Kill Bill Volume 2

    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu

    Released2004

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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    The Time Traveler's Wife

    Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana

    Released2009

    Directed byRobert Schwentke

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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

    Released2005

    Directed byDoug Liman

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    Terms of Endearment

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

    Released1983

    Directed byJames L. Brooks

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    The Money Pit

    Tom Hanks, Shelley Long

    Released1986

    Directed byRichard Benjamin

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    Meet the Fockers

    Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand

    Released2004

    Directed byJay Roach

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    Date Night

    Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn

    Released2010

    Directed byShawn Levy

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    Marley & Me

    Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid Frankel

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    Yours, Mine and Ours

    Miranda Cosgrove, Dennis Quaid

    Released2005

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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    Couples Retreat

    Kristen Bell, Malin Åkerman

    Released2009

    Directed byPeter Billingsley

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    Marriage Story

    Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson

    Released2019

    Directed byNoah Baumbach

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    Dying Young

    Julia Roberts, Ellen Burstyn

    Released1991

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

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    Something's Gotta Give

    Jack Nicholson, Keanu Reeves

    Released2003

    Directed byNancy Meyers

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    On Golden Pond

    Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn

    Released1981

    Directed byMark Rydell

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