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The Best Movies for Brides to Watch 

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Updated April 2, 2019 351 votes 62 voters 2.6k views 25 items

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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My Best Friend's Wedding... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Rupert Everett
My Best Friend's Wedding is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by P.J. Hogan. When a woman's long-time friend (Dermot Mulroney) reveals he's engaged, she (Julia Roberts) realizes she ...more

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#31 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #553 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Filmsfeaturing My Best Friend's Wedding Is The Most Twisted, Screwed Up Rom-Com Ever Made

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Bridesmaids is listed (or ranked) 2 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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#897 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #77 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Filmsfeaturing Behind The Scenes Of How 'Bridesmaids' Became A Comedy Classic

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Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 3 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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#492 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #9 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding... is listed (or ranked) 4 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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#29 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #186 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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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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#126 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #179 of 292 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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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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#222 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #99 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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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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#92 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #884 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Timelisted on The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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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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#1,469 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #22 of 94 The Worst January Movie Releases

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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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#624 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #55 of 94 The Worst January Movie Releases #44 of 67 The Greatest Female-Led Comedy Movies

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Four Weddings and a Fune... is listed (or ranked) 10 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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#82 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #336 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 11 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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#21 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #338 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #31 of 172 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time

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Muriel's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 12 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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#184 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #406 of 582 The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

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The Philadelphia Story ... is listed (or ranked) 13 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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#588 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #167 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken
Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American comedy film directed by David Dobkin. John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn), a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to ...more

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#48 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #297 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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The Wedding Planner is listed (or ranked) 15 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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#778 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #69 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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Only You is listed (or ranked) 16 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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#188 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #310 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #107 of 379 The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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The Wedding Date is listed (or ranked) 17 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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#1,052 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #70 of 379 The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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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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#114 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #134 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songsfeaturing ‘Corpse Bride’ Is An Underrated Tim Burton Classic Filled With Creepy Charm And Dark Moments

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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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#546 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #60 of 385 The Best Movies Directed by Women #71 of 91 The Best Wedding Movies

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After the Wedding is listed (or ranked) 21 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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The Big Wedding is listed (or ranked) 22 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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#17 of 31 The Best Romantic Comedies Streaming on Hulu #25 of 53 Best Comedy Movies Streaming on Hulu #53 of 57 The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies

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A Wedding is listed (or ranked) 23 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
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The Wedding Banquet is listed (or ranked) 24 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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#741 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #4 of 75 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way

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Ceremony is listed (or ranked) 25 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