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The Best Movies for Brides to Watch

Updated April 2, 2019 489 votes 67 voters 2.8k views25 items

List RulesVote 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
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    My Best Friend's Wedding

    Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney

    Released1997

    Directed byP. J. Hogan

    My Best Friend's Wedding is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by P.J. Hogan. When... more on Wikipedia
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    Father of the Bride is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    Father of the Bride

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton

    Released1991

    Directed byCharles Shyer

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    My Big Fat Greek Wedding is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    My Big Fat Greek Wedding

    Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin

    Released2002

    Directed byJoel Zwick

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a 2002 Canadian-American romantic comedy film written by and... more on Wikipedia
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    Bridesmaids is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    Bridesmaids

    Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm

    Released2011

    Directed byPaul Feig

    Bridesmaids is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig, written by Annie... more on Wikipedia
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    Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    Mamma Mia!

    Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep

    Released2008

    Directed byPhyllida Lloyd

    Mamma Mia! is a 2008 British/American/Swedish musical/romantic comedy film adapted from the... more on Wikipedia

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    Runaway Bride is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    Runaway Bride

    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

    Released1999

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    Runaway Bride is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall, and stars... more on Wikipedia

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    Bride Wars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    Bride Wars

    Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson

    Released2009

    Directed byGary Winick

    This film is a 2009 American romantic comedy film directed by Gary Winick and written by Greg... more on Wikipedia
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    27 Dresses is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    27 Dresses

    Katherine Heigl, Malin Åkerman

    Released2008

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

    27 Dresses is a 2008 romantic comedy film directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Aline Brosh... more on Wikipedia

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    The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    The Wedding Singer

    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler

    Released1998

    Directed byFrank Coraci

    The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank... more on Wikipedia
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    The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    The Proposal

    Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds

    Released2009

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

    The Proposal is a 2009 American romantic comedy film set in Sitka, Alaska. Directed by Anne... more on Wikipedia

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    The Wedding Date is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    The Wedding Date

    Amy Adams, Debra Messing

    Released2004

    Directed byClare Kilner

    The Wedding Date is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by Clare Kilner and starring... more on Wikipedia

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    Corpse Bride is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    Corpse Bride

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2005

    Directed byTim Burton, Mike Johnson

    Corpse Bride, often referred to as Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, is a 2005 British-American... more on Wikipedia

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    Only You is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    Only You

    Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei

    Released1994

    Directed byNorman Jewison

    Only You is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison and starring... more on Wikipedia
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    Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    Wedding Crashers

    Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Dobkin

    Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American comedy film directed by David Dobkin. John Beckwith (Owen... more on Wikipedia
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    It Had to Be You is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    It Had to Be You

    Ginger Rogers, Cornel Wilde

    Released1947

    Directed byDon Hartman, Rudolph Maté

    It Had to Be You is a 1947 romantic comedy film directed by Don Hartman and Rudolph Maté,... more on Wikipedia
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    Muriel's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    Muriel's Wedding

    Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths

    Released1994

    Directed byP. J. Hogan

    Muriel's Wedding is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film written and directed by P. J. Hogan.... more on Wikipedia

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    The Philadelphia Story is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    The Philadelphia Story

    Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant

    Released1940

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 American romantic comedy film directed by George Cukor,... more on Wikipedia
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    The Wedding Planner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    The Wedding Planner

    Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2001

    Directed byAdam Shankman

    The Wedding Planner is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Adam Shankman, written by... more on Wikipedia
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    Four Weddings and a Funeral is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    Four Weddings and a Funeral

    Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell

    Released1994

    Directed byMike Newell

    This film is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. It was the first of... more on Wikipedia
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    Monsoon Wedding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    Monsoon Wedding

    Naseeruddin Shah, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

    Released2001

    Directed byMira Nair

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    The Big Wedding is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    The Big Wedding

    Amanda Seyfried, Robert De Niro

    Released2013

    Directed byJustin Zackham

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    After the Wedding is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    After the Wedding

    Mads Mikkelsen, Rolf Lassgård

    Released2006

    Directed bySusanne Bier

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    A Wedding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    A Wedding

    Carol Burnett, Mia Farrow

    Released1978

    Directed byRobert Altman

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    The Wedding Banquet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    The Wedding Banquet

    Michael Gaston, Winston Chao

    Released1993

    Directed byAng Lee

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    Ceremony is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies for Brides to Watch
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    Ceremony

    Uma Thurman, Rebecca Mader

    Released2011

    Directed byMax Winkler

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