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List Rules Films about weddings or that feature nuptials as a main event

A list of the best wedding movies. These are films that feature engagements and getting married as a central theme. If you believe we've missed one, please feel free to add it to the list yourself. All genres have been included, although most fall into the category of comedy, with just a few dramas. Marriage and weddings have been a favorite theme of storytellers for not just centuries, but millennia. Often just the proposal itself makes for a great story. Sometimes these movies can also be categorized as a party film if they heavily involve the bridal shower or the bachelor party. Whether you're a bride or a groom, the wedding movies on this list are some of the best.
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Father of the Bride is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
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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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Father of the Bride is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett
Father of the Bride is a 1950 American comedy film about a man trying to cope with preparations for his daughter's upcoming wedding. The movie stars Spencer Tracy in the titular role, Joan ...more

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Sweet Home Alabama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning
Sweet Home Alabama is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant, starring Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey and Candice Bergen. The film was released by ...more

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Bridesmaids is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
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 Big Fat Greek Wedding... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
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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27 Dresses is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
Katherine Heigl, Malin Ã…kerman, 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 Wedding Planner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
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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Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
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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The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
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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The Princess Diaries 2: ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Chris Pine
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is a 2004 American comedy film and the sequel to 2001's The Princess Diaries. Unlike the first film, this movie is not based on any of the books. Most of ...more

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Bride Wars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
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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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The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
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Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker
The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film is an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway ...more

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My Best Friend's Wedding... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
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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Runaway Bride is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
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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Made of Honor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
Michelle Monaghan, Patrick Dempsey, Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Made of Honor is a 2008 American romantic comedy film directed by Paul Weiland and story written by Adam Sztykiel. It was produced by Neal H. Moritz and was released by Columbia Pictures in ...more
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Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
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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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant
The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The ...more

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The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
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Maureen O'Hara, John Mills, Hayley Mills
The Parent Trap is a 1961 Walt Disney film. It stars Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith in a story about teenage twins on a quest to reunite their divorced parents. The screenplay by ...more

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The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
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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The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
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Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham
The Parent Trap is a 1998 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and produced and co-written by Charles Shyer. It is the second adaptation of Erich Kästner's German ...more

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Steel Magnolias is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine
Steel Magnolias is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross, based on the 1987 play by Robert Harling. A young beautician (Daryl Hannah), newly arrived in a small Louisiana ...more

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While You Were Sleeping ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman
While You Were Sleeping is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub and written by Daniel G. Sullivan and Frederic Lebow. It stars Sandra Bullock as Lucy, a Chicago Transit ...more

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers
Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by PDI/DreamWorks, released by DreamWorks Pictures, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, featuring the voices of ...more

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Sleepless in Seattle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell
Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 American romantic comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Nora Ephron. Based on a story by Jeff Arch, it stars Tom Hanks as Sam Baldwin and Meg Ryan as Annie

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The Wedding Date is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
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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