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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
Lon Harris added Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

Released: 1991

Directed by: Charles Shyer

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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

Released: 1950

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

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

Released: 2002

Directed by: Andy Tennant

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

Released: 2011

Directed by: Paul Feig

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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

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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27 Dresses is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
Katherine Heigl, Malin Ã…kerman, Krysten Ritter

Released: 2008

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

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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

Released: 2001

Directed by: Adam Shankman

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Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan

Released: 2008

Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd

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The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White

Released: 2009

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

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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

Released: 2004

Directed by: Garry Marshall

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Bride Wars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
jcarter added Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Chris Pratt

Released: 2009

Directed by: Gary Winick

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The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
BobetAlcordo added Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

Released: 1965

Directed by: Robert Wise

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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

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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Runaway Bride is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni

Released: 1999

Directed by: Garry Marshall

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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

Released: 2008

Directed by: Paul Weiland

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

Released: 2005

Directed by: David Dobkin

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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

Released: 1987

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
kslot added Maureen O'Hara, John Mills, Hayley Mills

Released: 1961

Directed by: David Swift

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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

Released: 1998

Directed by: Frank Coraci

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The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
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Released: 1998

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

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Steel Magnolias is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine

Released: 1989

Directed by: Herbert Ross

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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

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Wedding Movies
Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

Released: 2001

Directed by: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson

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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

Released: 1993

Directed by: Nora Ephron

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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

Released: 2004

Directed by: Clare Kilner

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