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Good movies about weddings
August 22, 2011 4:35 PM   Subscribe

What are the best movies about weddings?
posted by tessalations999 to Human Relations (30 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Muriel's Wedding is one of my favorites.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 4:37 PM on August 22, 2011 [11 favorites]


I also love The Wedding Banquet
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 4:40 PM on August 22, 2011 [4 favorites]


Monsoon Wedding is good.
posted by donajo at 4:40 PM on August 22, 2011 [10 favorites]


The Philadelphia Story
posted by Thorzdad at 4:42 PM on August 22, 2011 [4 favorites]


The Birdcage.
posted by BlahLaLa at 4:43 PM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Philadelphia Story.
posted by apparently at 4:43 PM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Father of the Bride,
posted by helmutdog at 4:50 PM on August 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


The Princess Bride
posted by MShades at 4:53 PM on August 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


Rachel Getting Married is about the outcast of the family returning for the (big, involved) wedding and everyone is on extra drama tip toes and it's really good and the wedding is a major theme throughout.
posted by The Whelk at 4:53 PM on August 22, 2011 [8 favorites]


Seconding Monsoon Wedding.
posted by Specklet at 4:53 PM on August 22, 2011


I liked My Big Fat Greek Wedding for the intercultural aspects.
posted by small_ruminant at 4:55 PM on August 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oh I forgot, the wedding in Rachel Getting Married is a mixed Jewish-Hindu wedding, so there is some fun intercultural stuff there too.
posted by The Whelk at 4:58 PM on August 22, 2011


Classics include Four Weddings and A Funeral, and My Best Friend's Wedding. Also: Runaway Bride. All from a certain era with a certain feel.
posted by hepta at 5:01 PM on August 22, 2011


Recommending and nthing:
-The Philadelphia Story
-My Big Fat Greek Wedding
-Father of the Bride
-Bridesmaids
-7 Brides for 7 Brothers

More abstractly, some great movies featuring weddings prominently, although not "wedding movies":
-Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2.
-The Godfather
-High Noon
-The Graduate
-The Quiet Man (most wedding-focused of the bunch)

Decent, if mainstream-y:
-I Love You, Man
-Wedding Crashers
-Penelope
posted by JauntyFedora at 5:07 PM on August 22, 2011


No love for Sixteen Candles?
posted by Madamina at 5:07 PM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Paper Wedding, although the wedding itself doesn't take up much of the film.
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 5:15 PM on August 22, 2011


Confetti is about three weddings. Great comic cast.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 5:28 PM on August 22, 2011


All my favorites are already here:
Monsoon Wedding
Philadelphia Story
The Quiet Man
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Father of the Bride (the original with Spencer Tracy & Elizabeth Taylor)
posted by easily confused at 5:33 PM on August 22, 2011


Robert Altman's A Wedding.
posted by Sweetie Darling at 5:53 PM on August 22, 2011


Nthing as hard as I can Monsoon Wedding and the Philadelphia Story. In case you didn't catch it in theater, what about Bridesmaids?
posted by villanelles at dawn at 6:36 PM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Margot at the Wedding was good.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 6:42 PM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


2nd Sweetie Darling. A Wedding, by Robt Altman, is top of the shop. But you have to listen.
posted by LonnieK at 6:49 PM on August 22, 2011


The Catered Affair (hard to find movie starring Bette Davis but SO worth it)

Sweet Home Alabama
posted by missmerrymack at 7:00 PM on August 22, 2011


Not really about weddings, but the wedding-related bits are crucial to the plot and fun to watch:
The In-Laws (original)
The Graduate
Fiddler on the Roof
Bend It Like Beckham

Plus another vote for Monsoon Wedding and 4 Weddings and a Funeral
posted by Mchelly at 7:25 PM on August 22, 2011


So I Married an Axe Murderer
Betsey's Wedding
Polish Wedding
The Wedding Date
The Wedding Singer
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 7:31 PM on August 22, 2011


Also suggest Rachel Getting Married, as others have. I found the wedding scenes just beautiful!
posted by liquorice at 9:45 PM on August 22, 2011


Only one mention so far of Four Weddings and a Funeral? Travesty!
posted by dougrayrankin at 4:18 AM on August 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Another vote for Bridesmaids. Definitely the most realistic I've seen, at least from the view of a, uh, bridesmaid.
posted by maryr at 8:37 AM on August 23, 2011


Mamma Mia!
posted by deborah at 4:40 PM on August 23, 2011


In Her Shoes is a really good one about two sisters. It stars Toni Colette from Muriel's Wedding (who is also getting married in this one) and Cameron Diaz. Cameron is really good in it. Also, I still love My Best Friend's Wedding though that is pretty different from IHS.
posted by i_love_squirrels at 7:38 PM on August 24, 2011


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