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The Best Movies About Marriage

Updated January 8, 2021 4.0k votes 382 voters 42.4k 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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  • On Golden Pond2
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    On Golden Pond

    Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn

    Released1981

    Directed byMark Rydell

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    The Notebook

    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

    Released2004

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

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  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding4
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    My Big Fat Greek Wedding

    Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin

    Released2002

    Directed byJoel Zwick

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  • Meet the Parents5
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    Meet the Parents

    Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller

    Released2000

    Directed byJay Roach

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  • Steel Magnolias6
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    Steel Magnolias

    Sally Field, Dolly Parton

    Released1989

    Directed byHerbert Ross

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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 Wind8
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    Gone with the Wind

    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh

    Released1939

    Directed bySam Wood, George Cukor, Victor Fleming

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  • The Way We Were9
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    The Way We Were

    Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford

    Released1973

    Directed bySydney Pollack

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  • Crazy, Stupid, Love.10
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    Crazy, Stupid, Love.

    Emma Stone, Julianne Moore

    Released2011

    Directed byJohn Requa, Glenn Ficarra

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  • Sweet Home Alabama11
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    Sweet Home Alabama

    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2002

    Directed byAndy Tennant

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  • Fools Rush In12
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    Fools Rush In

    Salma Hayek, Matthew Perry

    Released1997

    Directed byAndy Tennant

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  • The Family Man13
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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. Smith16
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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

    Released2005

    Directed byDoug Liman

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  • Funny Girl17
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    Funny Girl

    Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif

    Released1968

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

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    Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand

    Released2004

    Directed byJay Roach

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  • Terms of Endearment19
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    Terms of Endearment

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

    Released1983

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    The Money Pit

    Tom Hanks, Shelley Long

    Released1986

    Directed byRichard Benjamin

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  • Date Night21
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    Date Night

    Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn

    Released2010

    Directed byShawn Levy

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  • Unfaithful22
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    Diane Lane, Richard Gere

    Released2002

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

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  • Yours, Mine and Ours23
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    Yours, Mine and Ours

    Miranda Cosgrove, Dennis Quaid

    Released2005

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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  • Untamed Heart24
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    Untamed Heart

    Marisa Tomei, Christian Slater

    Released1993

    Directed byTony Bill

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    Couples Retreat

    Kristen Bell, Malin Åkerman

    Released2009

    Directed byPeter Billingsley

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