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The Best Movies About Marriage

Updated September 14, 2020 3.9k votes 356 voters 40.1k 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    Father of the Bride

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton

    Released1991

    Directed byCharles Shyer

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    Just Married is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    Just Married

    Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy

    Released2003

    Directed byShawn Levy

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    The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    The Notebook

    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

    Released2004

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

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    My Big Fat Greek Wedding is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    My Big Fat Greek Wedding

    Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin

    Released2002

    Directed byJoel Zwick

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    Four Christmases is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    Four Christmases

    Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall

    Released2008

    Directed bySeth Gordon

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    When a Man Loves a Woman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    When a Man Loves a Woman

    Meg Ryan, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Released1994

    Directed byLuis Mandoki

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    You, Me and Dupree is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    You, Me and Dupree

    Kate Hudson, Seth Rogen

    Released2006

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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    Life as We Know It is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    Life as We Know It

    Christina Hendricks, Katherine Heigl

    Released2010

    Directed byGreg Berlanti

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    It's Complicated is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    It's Complicated

    Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey

    Released2009

    Directed byNancy Meyers

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    Meet the Parents is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    Meet the Parents

    Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller

    Released2000

    Directed byJay Roach

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    Steel Magnolias is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    Steel Magnolias

    Sally Field, Dolly Parton

    Released1989

    Directed byHerbert Ross

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    Shrek 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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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 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    Gone with the Wind

    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh

    Released1939

    Directed bySam Wood, George Cukor, Victor Fleming

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    Crazy, Stupid, Love. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    Crazy, Stupid, Love.

    Emma Stone, Julianne Moore

    Released2011

    Directed byJohn Requa, Glenn Ficarra

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    Sweet Home Alabama is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    Sweet Home Alabama

    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2002

    Directed byAndy Tennant

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    Indecent Proposal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    Indecent Proposal

    Demi Moore, Robert Redford

    Released1993

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

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    The Family Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    The Family Man

    Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni

    Released2000

    Directed byBrett Ratner

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    Fools Rush In is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    Fools Rush In

    Salma Hayek, Matthew Perry

    Released1997

    Directed byAndy Tennant

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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

    Released2005

    Directed byDoug Liman

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    Funny Girl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    Funny Girl

    Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif

    Released1968

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

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    The Time Traveler's Wife is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    The Time Traveler's Wife

    Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana

    Released2009

    Directed byRobert Schwentke

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    The Money Pit is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    The Money Pit

    Tom Hanks, Shelley Long

    Released1986

    Directed byRichard Benjamin

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    Meet the Fockers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    Meet the Fockers

    Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand

    Released2004

    Directed byJay Roach

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    Terms of Endearment is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    Terms of Endearment

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

    Released1983

    Directed byJames L. Brooks

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    Untamed Heart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Marriage
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    Untamed Heart

    Marisa Tomei, Christian Slater

    Released1993

    Directed byTony Bill

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