Movie Nights are a must, whether its with your H2B (Husband to be) or a girly night (to yourself or with your besties), a good film ensures a good night in!
It doesn’t matter if its a weeknight or a weekend, we’ve listed our top 10 Wedding Movies of all time, to get you in the mood, have a giggle or have a cry! Just add popcorn and your night is complete!
“Now, you could imagine my disappointment when it suddenly dawned on me that the woman I love is about to be kicked out of the country.”
#10 The Proposal
Margaret Tate is a Canadian, who is executive editor-in-chief of a New York book publishing company. After learning she is about to be deported back to Canada because she violated the terms of her work visa, she persuades her assistant, Andrew Paxton, to marry her. She reminds Andrew that if she’s deported, the work he put in as her assistant will be lost, and he’ll be set back in his dream to become an editor. Mr. Gilbertson, a U.S. immigration agent, informs them that he suspects they are committing fraud to avoid Margaret’s deportation. Gilbertson tells them that they’ll be asked questions about each other separately. If their answers don’t match, Margaret will be deported to Canada permanently and Andrew will be convicted of a felony punishable by a $250,000 fine and five years in prison. Andrew insists that Margaret make him an editor after their marriage and publish the book he’s been recommending to her. Margaret agrees.
#9 27 Dresses
Love is patient, love is kind, love means slowly losing your mind..
Jane Nichols (Katherine Heigl) has been a bridesmaid for 27 weddings. One night when she is attending two weddings almost simultaneously, she meets Kevin Doyle (James Marsden), who helps her get home but discusses with her his cynical views of marriage.
Jane is an idealistic, romantic and completely selfless woman–a perennial bridal attendant whose own happy ending is nowhere in sight. But, when younger sister Tess captures the heart of Jane’s boss–with whom she is secretly in love–Jane begins to reexamine her “always-a-bridesmaid” lifestyle.
#8 The Wedding Singer
You’ll know when you meet the right girl because it’s not how you feel about her, it’s how she makes you feel about yourself.
Set in 1985, Adam Sandler plays a nice guy with a broken heart who’s stuck in one of the most romantic jobs in the world, a wedding singer. He loses all hope when he is abandoned at the altar by his fiancé. He meets a young woman named Julia (Drew Barrymore), who enlists his help to plan her wedding.
Mousse up your hair and pull your Missing Persons records out of mothballs for this romantic comedy set in that era of questionable fashion decisions, the ’80s. In 1985, Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler) is a vocalist whose rock band stubbornly refuses to get off the ground. In the meantime, he makes a living playing wedding receptions, where his easy charm and ability to schmooze brings him a steady income. Robbie meets Julia Sullivan (Drew Barrymore) when she’s working as a waitress at one of his wedding gigs.
Charlotte (Jennifer Lopez) is smitten when she meets Dr. Kevin Fields (Michael Vartan). So when Kevin pops the question after they start dating, Charlotte happily accepts. But she soon realizes that Kevin’s mom, Viola (Jane Fonda), is not quite thrilled to have a new family member. Viola, a newscaster, has just lost her job and is feeling rather attached to Kevin, so she regards Charlotte as her new competition — and will apparently do anything to make her son call off the wedding.
I underestimated you. You don’t need a gun.
It’s not unusual to see two women fighting over the same man in a movie, only this time it’s his mother and his fiancée vying for his attention in this broad comedy. While Charlotte Cantilini (Jennifer Lopez), known to her friends as Charlie, has never had much luck in her love life, one day her ship arrives in a big way when she meets Kevin Fields (Michael Vartan), a doctor who is charming, handsome, and wealthy. Kevin also has a famous mother
#6 My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Now we couldn’t leave this one off!
A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
Fotoula “Toula” Portokalos is her family’s black sheep. Her staunchly proud Greek immigrant parents, Gus and Maria, raised their daughters to follow their cultural traditions of marriage and motherhood. Her older sister Athena met her family’s expectations by marrying young to another Greek and becoming, in Toula’s words, “a Greek baby-breeding machine”.
Let me tell you something Toula; the man is the head, but the woman is the neck and she can turn the head any way she wants
Toula, however, is 30 years old, unmarried, and still lives with her parents. She works at Dancing Zorba’s, her family’s restaurant in Chicago. She longs for an independent life away from the restaurant and her intrusive family. Frumpy and cynical, she fears her life will never change. One day at the restaurant, Toula notices a handsome young customer—Ian Miller, a high school teacher. She tries to speak to him, only to embarrass herself with her social awkwardness. Ian is bewildered by her behavior, and Toula figures she’s lost her chance to get to know him.
#5 Bride Wars
Two best friends become rivals when they schedule their respective weddings on the same day.
Your wedding will be huge…like your ass at prom.
Emma Allan and Olivia “Liv” Lerner are best friends who have planned every detail of their weddings, since first witnessing a wedding 20 years ago at the Plaza Hotel. They both have made it a priority to be married in the same location in June. The two get engaged at the age of 26, and are expected to be each other’s maid of honor. They schedule their weddings with New York’s most famous wedding planner, Marion St. Claire, but due to a clerical error they are scheduled to have a wedding on the same day, June 6 (three and a half months later).
#4 Meet the Parents
Gaylord “Greg” Focker is a nurse living in Chicago. He intends to propose to his girlfriend Pam Byrnes, but his plan is disrupted when he and Pam are invited to the wedding of Pam’s sister, Debbie, at Pam’s parents’ house on Long Island. Greg decides to propose to Pam in front of her family but this plan is put on hold when the airline company loses his luggage which contains the engagement ring.
A remake of the 1992 film by Greg Glienna.
Annie Walker is a single woman in her mid-thirties, living in Milwaukee. Following the failure of her bakery due to the recession, her boyfriend left her, and she lost her savings, forcing her to take a job as a sales clerk in a jewelry store and share an apartment with an English immigrant roommate Gil and his sister Brynn. Her business failure was so painful that she has given up baking entirely. Annie has a no-strings-attached sexual relationship with the self-absorbed Ted, but she hopes for something more from him. Her best friend, Lillian, is virtually her only source of happiness.
Annie: You read my diary?
Brynn: At first, I did not know it was your diary. I thought it was a very sad, handwritten book.
#2 Runaway Bride
A classic movie and whilst you’re not going to be a Runaway Bride, we just couldn’t leave Julia Roberts off the list!
Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts) is a spirited and attractive young woman who has had a number of unsuccessful relationships. Maggie, nervous about being married, has left a trail of fiancés waiting for her at the altar on their wedding day. All of these were caught on tape, earning Maggie tabloid fame and the dubious nickname “The Runaway Bride”.
Meanwhile, in New York, columnist Homer Eisenhower Graham or “Ike” (Richard Gere), writes an article about her that contains several factual errors, supplied to him by a man he meets in a bar who Ike later learns was one of Maggie’s former fiancés. Ike is fired for not verifying his source, but is invited to write an in-depth article about Maggie in a bid to restore his reputation. He travels to Hale, Maryland, where he finds Maggie living with her family and on her fourth attempt to become married. The fourth groom-to-be, Bob Kelly (Christopher Meloni), is a local high school football coach who uses sports analogies to help Maggie with her concerns. He constantly makes references to Maggie “focusing” on the goal-line in reference to their pending nuptials. As Ike starts going around town to meet her friends, family, and former fiancés, Maggie becomes frustrated and feels he is getting the story wrong again.
#1 Mamma Mia
On the Greek island of Kalokairi, 20-year-old bride-to-be Sophie Sheridan reveals to her bridesmaids, Ali and Lisa, that she has secretly invited three men to her wedding without telling her mother, Donna (“Honey, Honey”). They are the men that her mother’s diary reveals having sex with during a 25-day period coincident with Sophie‘s conception: Irish-American architect Sam Carmichael, Swedish adventurer and writer Bill Anderson, and British banker Harry Bright. She dreams of being given away by her father at her wedding, and believes that after she spends time with them she will know which is her father.
Typical isn’t it? You wait 20 years for a dad and then three come along at once.
Sophie’s mother Donna, who owns a villa and runs it not very successfully as a hotel, hoping to find herself a wealthy man for a better life (“Money, Money, Money”), is ecstatic to reunite with her former Dynamos bandmates, wisecracking author Rosie Mulligan and wealthy multiple divorcée Tanya Chesham-Leigh, and reveals her bafflement at her daughter’s desire to get married. Donna shows off the villa to Rosie and Tanya. The three men arrive and Sophie smuggles them to their room. She doesn’t reveal that she believes one of them is her father, but does explain that she and not her mother sent the invitations. She begs them to hide so Donna will be surprised by the old friends of whom she “so often” favorably speaks. They overhear Donna working and swear not to reveal Sophie’s secret.