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The Best Movies for Brides to Watch  

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List Rules Vote up the films all brides must watch before walking down the aisle.

If there's one thing all brides-to-be have in common, it's stress. However, try not to be too hard on all the Bridezillas out there as weddings can be a lot of pressure. After the engagement, comes the planning - which can be a nightmare! What's a great way to relieve pre-wedding jitters? Move night! Below, you'll find some great movies brides should watch. In the escapist world of cinema, planning nuptials always results in hilarious and adorably romantic moments. 

What are some movies to see before getting married? Wedding films range in content and tone, but something lighthearted can help you take a moment to chill before the big day. Brides and grooms may enjoy snuggling up together and watching a Julia Roberts flick or cracking up at the familial insanity of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Whatever you're craving, you'll find all the best movies for brides below! Then after the wedding, check out this list of the best movies about in-laws.

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Bridesmaids is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig
Bridesmaids is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig, written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, and produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, and Clayton Townsend. The plot ...more
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My Best Friend's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti
My Best Friend's Wedding is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by P.J. Hogan, starring Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett, Philip Bosco, M. Emmet Walsh, ...more
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone
My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a 2002 Canadian-American romantic comedy film written by and starring Nia Vardalos and directed by Joel Zwick. The film is centered on Fotoula "Toula" ...more
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Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan
Mamma Mia! is a 2008 British/American/Swedish musical/romantic comedy film adapted from the 1999 West End/2001 Broadway musical of the same name, based on the songs of successful pop group ABBA, ...more
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Father of the Bride is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short
Father of the Bride is a 1991 American comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, George Newbern, Martin Short, B.D. Wong and Kieran Culkin. It is a remake of the 1950 ...more
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The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi
The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci. It stars Adam Sandler as a wedding singer in the 1980s and Drew Barrymore as a waitress ...more
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Runaway Bride is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni
Runaway Bride is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall, and stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.The screenplay was written by Josann McGibbon, Sara Parriott and Audrey ...more
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Bride Wars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Chris Pratt
This film is a 2009 American romantic comedy film directed by Gary Winick and written by Greg DePaul, June Diane Raphael and Casey Wilson. The film stars Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Candice ...more
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27 Dresses is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Katherine Heigl, Malin Åkerman, Krysten Ritter
27 Dresses is a 2008 romantic comedy film directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Aline Brosh McKenna. The film stars Katherine Heigl and James Marsden. The film was released January 10, 2008 ...more
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The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White
The Proposal is a 2009 American romantic comedy film set in Sitka, Alaska. Directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Peter Chiarelli, the film features Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in the ...more
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Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper, Isla Fisher
Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by David Dobkin. It stars Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Christopher Walken. Will Ferrell also has a notable cameo appearance. ...more
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Four Weddings and a Funeral is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson
This film is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. It was the first of several films by screenwriter Richard Curtis to feature Hugh Grant. It was made in six weeks and ...more
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The Wedding Planner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Judy Greer
The Wedding Planner is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Adam Shankman, written by Michael Ellis and Pamela Falk, and starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey.
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The Philadelphia Story is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart
The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 American romantic comedy film directed by George Cukor, starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart and featuring Ruth Hussey. Based on the ...more
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The Wedding Date is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Amy Adams, Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney
The Wedding Date is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by Clare Kilner and starring Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney, and Amy Adams. Based on the novel Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth ...more
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Muriel's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter
Muriel's Wedding is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film written and directed by P. J. Hogan. The film, which stars actors Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Jeanie Drynan, Sophie Lee, and Bill ...more
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Only You is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Billy Zane
Only You is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey, Jr., and Bonnie Hunt. Written by Diane Drake, the film is about a young ...more
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Corpse Bride is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee
Corpse Bride, often referred to as Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, is a 2005 British-American stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Mike Johnson and Tim Burton. The plot is set in a fictional ...more
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It Had to Be You is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Ginger Rogers, Cornel Wilde
It Had to Be You is a 1947 romantic comedy film directed by Don Hartman and Rudolph Maté, starring Ginger Rogers and Cornel Wilde. A marriage-shy sculptor meets the boy of her childhood ...more
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Monsoon Wedding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Naseeruddin Shah, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Mira Nair
Monsoon Wedding is a 2001 film directed by Mira Nair and written by Sabrina Dhawan, which depicts romantic entanglements during a traditional Punjabi Hindu wedding in Delhi. Writer Sabrina ...more
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The Big Wedding is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Amanda Seyfried, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams
The Big Wedding is a 2013 American comedy film written and directed by Justin Zackham. It is an American remake of the original 2006 Swiss/French film Mon frère se marie, written by ...more
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The Wedding Banquet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Michael Gaston, Winston Chao, Mitchell Lichtenstein
The Wedding Banquet is a 1993 film about a gay Taiwanese immigrant man who marries a mainland Chinese woman to placate his parents and get her a green card. His plan backfires when his parents ...more
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Ceremony is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Uma Thurman, Rebecca Mader, Lee Pace
Ceremony is a 2010 comedy film directed by Max Winkler. "What to do when the woman of your dreams, Uma Thurman’s Zoe, is about to get married to another guy? According to Sam (a ...more
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After the Wedding is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Mads Mikkelsen, Rolf Lassgård, Sidse Babett Knudsen
After the Wedding is a 2006 Danish drama directed by Susanne Bier, starring Mads Mikkelsen and Sidse Babett Knudsen. The film was a critical and popular success and was nominated for the Academy ...more
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A Wedding is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Carol Burnett, Mia Farrow, Lauren Hutton
A Wedding is a 1978 comedy film directed by Robert Altman, starring Desi Arnaz, Jr., Carol Burnett, Paul Dooley, Vittorio Gassman, Mia Farrow, Lillian Gish, Geraldine Chaplin, Howard Duff, Nina ...more