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The Best Movies for Brides to Watch 

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Updated April 2, 2019 383 votes 67 voters 2.8k 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

Released: 1997

Directed by: P. J. Hogan

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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Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan

Released: 2008

Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd

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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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

Released: 2002

Directed by: Joel Zwick

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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Bridesmaids is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2011

Directed by: Paul Feig

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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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

Released: 1991

Directed by: Charles Shyer

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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Runaway Bride is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni

Released: 1999

Directed by: Garry Marshall

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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The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

Released: 1998

Directed by: Frank Coraci

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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27 Dresses is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Katherine Heigl, Malin Åkerman, Krysten Ritter

Released: 2008

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

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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Bride Wars is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Chris Pratt

Released: 2009

Directed by: Gary Winick

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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

Released: 1994

Directed by: Mike Newell

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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

Released: 2009

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

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) 12 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken

Released: 2005

Directed by: David Dobkin

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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The Wedding Planner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Judy Greer

Released: 2001

Directed by: Adam Shankman

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

Released: 1940

Directed by: George Cukor

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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Muriel's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter

Released: 1994

Directed by: P. J. Hogan

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) 16 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Billy Zane

Released: 1994

Directed by: Norman Jewison

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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The Wedding Date is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Amy Adams, Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney

Released: 2004

Directed by: Clare Kilner

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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

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson

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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

Released: 1947

Directed by: Don Hartman, Rudolph Maté

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

Released: 2001

Directed by: Mira Nair

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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

Released: 2006

Directed by: Susanne Bier

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

Released: 2013

Directed by: Justin Zackham

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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A Wedding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
Carol Burnett, Mia Farrow, Lauren Hutton

Released: 1978

Directed by: Robert Altman

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

Released: 1993

Directed by: Ang Lee

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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

Released: 2011

Directed by: Max Winkler

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