18 of the Best Wedding Movies You Should Watch

18 of the Best Wedding Movies You Should Watch

It’s no secret that this wedding season has been turned on its head with the COVID-19 pandemic keeping people from gathering. It’s also no secret that everyone needs a break from time to time to just sit back, relax, and binge-watch their favorite movies and TV shows. With that being the case, we put together a list of 18 of the best wedding movies that you can watch during quarantine, plus we give the Rotten Tomatoes rating of each and list where you can stream, buy or rent them.

Explore our list of 18 of the best wedding movies ever made:

1. Bridesmaids (2011)

Written by Annie Mumolo and Kristin Wiig, Bridesmaids combines comedic genius and hilarious gags with heartfelt sisterhood. This epic comedy showcases the talents of Wiig, who steals the show as Annie — a maid-of-honor who struggles to keep her life in order as she plans her best friend Lillian’s (Maya Rudolph) wedding and goes toe-to-toe with Lillian’s newest friend and bridesmaid, Helen (Rose Byrne). Your binge of the best wedding movies won’t be complete without it.

How to watch: Fandango Now, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 90% critic, 76% audience

2. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

This British comedy is a wedding classic which explores the question, “how do you know if they’re the one?” This movie follows Charles (Hugh Grant) and his friends as they attend four weddings and one funeral. We don’t want to give too much away, but there’s a reason it’s viewed by many as one of the best wedding movies ever made.

How to watch: Fandango Now, Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 96% critic, 74% audience

3. My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)

Starring Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, and Rupert Everett, this ‘90s classic is certain to keep you entertained. Unrequited love abounds in this screwball comedy of one woman’s mission to marry her best friend. Between family squabbles, feuds and musical numbers, this movie really stands out.

How to watch: Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 73% critic, 73% audience

4. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

This Golden Globe-nominated movie, based on the 2013 novel of the same title, stars Constance Wu as Rachel Chu — an American-born Chinese professor who travels to Singapore with her boyfriend to meet his wealthy, not-so-welcoming family. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll witness one of the most iconic wedding scenes in modern movie history.

How to watch: Fandango Now, Apple TV, Vudu

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 91% critic, 76% audience

5. 27 Dresses (2008)

Always a bridesmaid but never a bride is the theme of this fabulous romantic comedy starring Katherine Heigl and James Marsden. The riotous-themed bridesmaids dresses and Heigl’s performance really make this movie a must-see. Get some popcorn and enjoy!

How to watch: Fandango Now, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 40% critic, 57% audience

6. Father of the Bride (1991)

This remake may not be as critically-acclaimed as the 1950 film of the same name, but it’s still one of the most popular wedding movies on this list. It stars Steve Martin and Diane Keaton as the father and mother of a prospective bride, who returns from a trip to Europe and informs them that she’s engaged. Let’s just say it’s not all smooth sailing from there.

How to watch: Fandango Now, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 70% critic, 70% audience

7. Wedding Crashers (2005)

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson star is this classic comedy about two guys who — well — crash weddings. Vaughn and Wilson have excellent chemistry as two divorce mediators and best friends whose party crashing turns into a getaway at the Treasury Secretary’s estate, where relationships are tested. As far as wedding-centric comedies go, it doesn’t get much better than this.

How to watch: Fandango Now, Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 75% critic, 70% audience

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8. The Hangover (2009)

It’s not your traditional wedding film, as it mostly just follows groom-to-be Doug (Justin Bartha) and his three groomsmen, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) during a weekend in Vegas gone wrong. But it’s still a must-see comedy that falls under the wedding genre. There’s a reason that The Times (UK) dubbed it “the funniest film to appear in ages.”

How to watch: Fandango Now, Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 78% critic, 84% audience

9. Meet the Parents (2000)

While meeting your partner’s family for the first time can be stressful, nothing quite compares to Meet the Parents. The film follows the zany antics of Jack, played by Robert De Niro, and his daughter’s boyfriend, Greg, played by Ben Stiller, as they go back-and-forth in this comedy that frequents worst-case scenarios.

How to watch: Fandango Now, Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 84% critic, 79% audience

10. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

This tale of finding true love when the time is right takes viewers on the journey of a lifetime. Enjoy Toula and her family as they make every scene memorable and lively. It’s truly a non-stop barrel of laughs that keeps the good times rolling.

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Rotten Tomatoes rating: 76% critic, 73% audience

11. The Wedding Singer (1998)

This classic wedding movie follows Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler) — an aspiring musician who performs at wedding receptions, where he meets, and falls for, Julia Sullivan (Drew Barrymore). The problem is, they’re both engaged to other people. That, combined with the backdrop of the crazy fashion of the ‘80s, make this one of the best wedding movies we’ve seen.

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Rotten Tomatoes rating: 68% critic, 80% audience

12. The Princess Bride (1987)

This classic and ultra-quotable fairytale follows the story of Westley and Buttercup — two star-crossed lovers who must go to the ends of the earth to be together. If you haven’t seen it, you absolutely should, and if you have, you should watch it again. And again. It’s just that good.

How to watch: Fandango Now, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 97% critic, 94% audience

13. I Love You, Man (2009)

Heartfelt drama and hilarity run through the fabric of this movie about recently-engaged Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd), who’s in need of a best man. When he meets Sydney Fife (Jason Segel), the two become inseparable, which leads to Peter and his fiancee Zooey (Rashida Jones) spending much less time together. Put simply, it’s one of the funniest and best wedding movies ever made.

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Rotten Tomatoes rating: 83% critic, 74% audience

14. The Wedding Banquet (1993)

It’s one of the less mainstream films on this list of the best wedding movies, but The Wedding Banquet is definitely a must-see. It follows Wai Tung, a gay man who has never shared the truth of his sexuality with his Taiwanese family. He agrees to marry a woman to satisfy them, but when they fly in for the ceremony, things get out of hand. Dubbed “a very adroit and entertaining social comedy” by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum, The Wedding Banquet was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.

How to watch: Netflix, Vudu

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 96% critic, 87% audience

15. Mamma Mia! (2008)

True love, marriage and paternity questions all run amok in this comedy set in Greece. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Meryl Streep, and Julie Walters, this amazing cast weaves a heartfelt and hilarious tale all to the tunes of ABBA. If you plan on watching this one, be prepared to sing along.

How to watch: Fandango Now, Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 54% critic, 66% audience

16. The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

Starring Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt, and Alison Brie, The Five-Year Engagement takes viewers on the ride of a lifetime as Tom (Segel) and Violet (Blunt) attempt to get married, but unexpected circumstances keep delaying their big day.

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Rotten Tomatoes rating: 63% critic, 51% audience

17. Runaway Bride (1999)

This movie follows Ike (Richard Gere), a newspaper columnist, and Maggie (Julia Roberts), a woman with a long history of leaving men at the altar. To save his career, Ike begins writing a story on Maggie and finds himself in her hometown — and we’re going to leave it at that. It’s not the most well-made film on this list, but it’s a classic that should keep you entertained from start to finish.

How to watch: Fandango Now, Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 46% critic, 53% audience

18. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey, and Candice Bergen shine bright in this romantic comedy about second chances in love. This one is a required addition to any list of best wedding movies!

How to watch: Fandango Now, Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 38% critic, 78% audience

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Not only are these some of the best wedding movies to watch for entertainment purposes, they also provide plenty of inspiration for those couples who haven’t tied the knot yet. For more inspiration, check out the rest of the Wedding Spot Blog, where we post 2-3 times per week to give couples anything and everything they need to plan their big day.

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