10 Classic Wedding Movies

There are so many movies to rent on Netflix, Redbox, Blockbuster, and more that sometimes you just don’t know what to choose.  However, if you’re in the mood for some wedding movies and real romantic comedies, choose these the next time you have a night in!

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

This classic starring Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and James “Jimmy Stewart” is the perfect movie to choose if you love black and whites or need a good old-fashioned movie for your reception or just a night in with your honey.  It’s the story of a divorcée who’s preparing to remarry a very dull gentleman and her ex-husband is not trying to have it!  The Philadelphia Story has all the elegance and comedy movies from that era are known for and will be a sure winner in your book as well.

And if you’re in the mood for a musical instead, check out the 1956 musical remake entitled High Society with the talents of Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra.

The Father of the Bride (1950 & 1991)

This movie, originally starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, and others, is a quaint black and white movie about a father letting go of his little girl.  Sentimental and funny, this movie was such a hit, that in 1991, it was remade into a romantic comedy with Martin Lawrence, Diane Keaton, and Martin Short.  And who knew that the new cast would be able to capitalize their success by doing a sequel 4 years later (Father of the Bride II)?  Fathers of brides can appreciate the humour and sentiment of these movies.

My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)

Who doesn’t love this movie?  Best friend Julianne (Julia Roberts) goes into a jealous scheme to break-up her handsome best friend’s (Dermot Mulroney) wedding to his fresh-faced fiancé played by a young Cameron Diaz.  And with Julianne’s newer gay best friend (Rupert Everett) and musical numbers such as “I Say a Little Prayer for You”, this movie is bound to be a timeless classic you’ll watch over and over again.

Runaway Bride(1999)

This film, also starring Julia Roberts, as well as Joan Cusack and the dashing Richard Gere is a romantic comedy about a woman who’s got the worst case of cold feet ever!  She just can’t seem to make it to the alter!  You’ll be sold on this movie and want to add it to your personal collection.  Whether you’re a Julia Roberts fan, Richard Gere lover, or wedding-crazed woman, this movie will be perfect for you.

The Wedding Planner (2001)

J.Lo and Matthew McConaughey!  In the same movie?  With McConaughey’s signature smooth style and J.Lo’s gorgeous face you can’t go wrong with this movie.  Men and women have no choice but to love The Wedding Planner!  Its probably single-handedly responsible for boosting the business of wedding planners everywhere.  You can watch it for the stars, the comedy, or the wedding ideas.  Whichever you choose, you’ll definitely love this movie.

The Wedding Date (2005)

This movie featuring Will & Grace’s Debra Messing and My Best Friend’s Wedding’s Durmot Mulroney is a lovely movie set in the English countryside for the majority of the movie for a rather interesting wedding week-end.  The escort Kat (played by Debra Messing) has rented to make her ex jealous turns out to be much more than what she paid for.  If you’re up for some great laughs, beautiful scenery, and wedding woes, this is the perfect movie for you.

Wedding Crashers (2005)

This is the wedding movie men can really enjoy.  Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn make a perfect team as they set out to crash weddings everywhere and finally get burned, but not in the way you’d expect.  This movie doesn’t have a lot of the typical mushy themes you’d expect in a wedding movie, but it certainly is still very much a romantic comedy.  And the gals will love this as well.  Rachel McAdams does a great job of catching our interest as much as she does Owen Wilson’s onscreen.  For some adult laughs, check this movie out.

Made of Honor(2008)

This movie is the gender-opposite of My Best Friend’s Wedding with a beautiful Scottish twist.  The gorgeous Patrick Dempsey stars alongside the lovely Michelle Monaghan and Scottish hunk Kevin McKidd in a men’s romantic comedy about growing up and understanding love.  You’ll be sure to get a lot of laughs while watching this movie with your significant other.  And don’t sleep on the soundtrack; this movie’s opening song “Love Song” is what gave Sarah Bareilles her first big hit.

Bride Wars(2009)

Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway combine their quirky cuteness to make a fabulous romantic comedy about to life-long best friends who by way of a terrible accident wind up having their weddings on the same day.  Men may not get this movie, but there’s no way women can resist sympathizing with the two starlets in this movie.  (And we’re pretty sure them men will find Kate and or Anne highly attractive even if they don’t like wedding planning.)  Grab Bride Wars for your girls night in and you won’t be sorry!

Our Family Wedding (2010)

This movie’s all-star cast is sure to deliver a lot of laughs to diverse crowds everywhere.  This movie with Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Lance Gross (Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and Meet the Browns film), Regina King, and more form the families of a young bi-racial couple who announce their engagement to their respective Mexican and African-American families.  The drama that ensues is hilarious and this is a movie that the whole family, especially of the Afro and Latin-American backgrounds, can enjoy.

Bonus Movies:  Jumping the Broom (2011) & Bridesmaids  (2011)

If you’re not satisfied with all the movies listed above, check out these new movies.  Jumping the Broom, released Mother’s Day 2011, is a black romantic comedy about two extremely different families joining together for their children’s wedding.  This fabulous cast starring Paula Patton (Precious), Laz Alonso (This Christmas), Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, Meagan Goode, Mike Epps, TD Jakes, and more from the black elite, Uptown family of Sabrina Watson and the not-so-cultured Downtown family of  Jason Taylor.  Jumping the Broom will make you laugh, cry, and more!  Be sure to check it out at a Redbox near you!

Bridesmaids is a hardcore chick flick bound to pain you with side-splitting laughter!  Starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper (The Office), Melissa McCarthy (Gilmore Girls), and Wendi McLendon-Covey form the (female) bridal line-up for this movie.  The Maid-of-Honour, played by Wiig, is overwhelmed by her bridal duties and a nasty fight ensues between her and the wanna-be made of honour played by Bryne.   This movie, also released May of 2011,  is most certainly the female Hang-over.  Rent it now, you won’t be sorry!

See original Suite101 post of this article at: http://desiree-mondesir.suite101.com/10-classic-wedding-movies-a370671

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