The pandemic may have put a brief pause on a traditional wedding season, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a movie or two on the subject to tide our waiting hearts over.
Pairing funny casts with sweet storylines and shocking (yet always predictable) plot twists, whether you’re engaged, or just looking for a new genre of movies to binge, there is a wedding movie waiting for you!
Get inspired for your big day, (or just take a break from planning) and binge these top 10 wedding movies recommended by the friendly folks at The Love Shack Toronto.
Your classic 90’s rom-com, in all the best ways. When Julianne’s (Julia Roberts) best friend Michael (Dermot Mulroney) announces his engagement to another woman, she realizes a little too late she’s in love with him. What ensues is a sabotage plan, to split the engaged couple and keep the groom all to herself. The perfect combination of drama and comedy for every viewer.
2. The Wedding Singer
When we say the “quintessential wedding movie” The Wedding Singer really should be the flick that comes to mind. And while Adam Sandler may not be the ruggedly handsome rom-com lead we are used to, I’d hire him to sing at my wedding without hesitation. Not to mention, this iconic 90’s film marks the beginning of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s epic on-screen relationship, (and we should all be forever grateful for that!).
3. Runaway Bride
If you were a big fan of the iconic Julia Roberts and Richard Gere pairing from Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride is the reunion you won’t want to miss. It’s the ultimate “cold feet'' tale of a small-town girl (Roberts) who’s dashed from the alter three times, and a big city newspaper columnist (Gere) who’s determined to watch her run once again.
4. Father of the Bride
One of Steve Martin’s finest, Father of the Bride shows a rare glimpse of a father struggling with the financial burden of a wedding and letting his daughter go. It’s wholesome, sweet, and funny – whether you’re 13 or 30.
5. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Looking for a good laugh at the end of a long week? Add Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates to your watch list. As a rom-com this movie truly has it all; a stellar cast, loads of raunchy humor, and (it truly has to be noted) a topless Zac Efron. What more could you want for your next wedding movie marathon?
Comedies may have traditionally been a male dominated genre, but Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph’s performance in Bridesmaids truly shines a bright light on a number of stellar female comedians. A hilarious juxtaposition to The Hangover, Bridesmaids is raunchy, but honest, crude, yet heartwarming - and that’s really just the tip of the iceberg.
A couple of strangers taking advantage of your open bar and hitting on your friends sounds like a bride or groom’s worst nightmare! But when the leading cast members include comedic all-stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, crashing weddings makes for comedy gold!
8. Love Actually
Though some may deem Love Actually a Christmas classic, we certainly believe this British rom-com deserves to be enjoyed year-round! Although the wedding between Juliet (Kiera Knightly) and Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is only a small scene in the move, the instrumental rendition of “All you need is Love” by the Beatles will most definitely leave you with all the feels.
9. Crazy Rich Asians
If “over-the-top” is how you define your wedding style, Crazy Rich Asians is a must see. The wedding scene alone will certainly give your dreams of an elegant outdoor ceremony a run for its money. Set in a stunning old cathedral lined with palm leaves and orchids, guests waving gold wire butterflies, as the bride quite literally walks on water down the aisle. Crazy Rich Asians will most definitely leave you rich with envy!
10. The Five-Year Engagement
For couples struggling with wedding postponements over the last year, The Five-Year Engagement may offer the comedy relief you need. Tom (Jason Segel) and Violet (Emily Blunt) may not be faced with a global pandemic, but work, family and studying certainly manages to get in the way of their nuptials nonetheless.
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Written by Corey Deeth.