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The 10 Best Wedding Movies To Watch When You’re Engaged

Planning your wedding and want to watch something that will get you in the mood? We've got the list for you! From bridesmaid dramas to dramatic proposals and happy endings, these wedding movies have it all. Take some time off from wedding planning and take the time to watch these wedding movies instead.

01 Aug 2018

27 Dresses

Starring chick-flick favourite, Katherine Heigl, this film follows the life of a young woman who is 'always, always, always a bridesmaid’. After being a bridesmaid for 27 different brides, all Jane wants to be is a bride and she has a man in sight, her boss George. However, when her younger sister Tess comes to town and gets engaged to George, what can Jane do except be the perfect bridesmaid? Nick (James Marsden), a cynical columnist is hired to write about Jane’s sister’s wedding, but of course Jane knows more about the wedding than her sister does. You’re bound to cringe at some (or most) of the 27 dresses, but we can guarantee you’ll come out with a smile on your face.

Our verdict: Sadly we can’t give this film a 27 dresses out of 5, but try 4.5 slices of cake out of 5 and we think you’ll be satisfied.

Bride Wars

Best friends Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Liv (Kate Hudson) have always done everything together, so it was only natural when they both got engaged at the same time. That is of course, until they both wanted their wedding at the same venue and on the same day. Queue the drama! As rivalries for the perfect wedding grow between the two brides-to-be, Emma and Liv begin to play dirty. Blue hair, orange skin and embarrassing drunk videos may have you thanking your lucky stars that your best friend isn’t getting married at the same time as you. Nevertheless, this film will make you appreciate your best friends on your wedding day.

Our verdict: 4 shades of blue hair dye out of 5.

Bridesmaids

Get set for quite possibly the funniest wedding movie of all time. Annie (Kristen Wigg) is a single woman in her thirties who has suffered a series of misfortunes. When her newly engaged best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) asks her to be Maid of Honour, Annie is determined to give her the perfect wedding party. That is until she meets Helen (Rose Byrne), Lillian’s flawless friend, who takes bridal party planning to a whole new , and expensive, level. With an eclectic wedding party in the mix, including the hilarious Melissa McCarthy, this wedding movie is guaranteed to give you a giggle.

Our verdict: 5 large heart shaped cookies out of 5.

My Best Friend’s Wedding

My Best Friend’s Wedding poses the question: can a men and women truly just be friends? Julianne (Julia Roberts) is a single 27-year
-old who has a deal with her best friend Michael (Dermot Mulroney) that if neither of them are married by the time they are 28, they will marry each other. Three weeks before her 28th birthday, Michael calls Julianne to tell her that he is going to marry Kimmy Wallace (Cameron Diaz) in four days. The sudden announcement makes Julianne realise that she loves Michael, and she engages in petty sabotage to get him back and make him see that he loves her too.

Our verdict: I’ll say 4 little prayers out of 5 for you.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

If you're struggling with family dynamics while planning your wedding, then this film will be sure to give you some comedic relief. When Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos), an American Greek woman, falls for Ian Miller (John Corbett),a non-Greek man, she's the first in her family not to marry another greek. With family and cultural traditions at the forefront, Toula’s huge family take control of the wedding planning, resulting in, you guessed it, a very big fat Greek wedding. This playful film highlights family influence during weddings, but happily for the best! If you want to keep up with Toula’s Greek family, the movie also has a sequel in the form of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.

Our verdict: 4.5 spoonfuls of tzatziki out of 5.

Mamma Mia!

Perfect inspiration if you're planning an exotic destination wedding, Mamma Mia is set on the beautiful Greek island of Kalokairi and follows the wedding of Sophie Sheridan (Amanda Seyfried). All Sophie wants on her wedding day is to be walked down the aisle by her father - only she doesn't know who he is. After finding her mother’s (Meryl Streep) journal which tells the story of her three lovers, Sophie decides to invite all three men to the wedding in the hope she will instantly know which one is her dad. Featuring a superstar cast including Colin Firth and Julie Walters, and ab Abba soundtrack Mamma Mia is guaranteed to turn you into a Dancing Queen in time for your big day.

Our verdict: 5 Dancing Queen’s out of 5.

The Wedding Singer

In 1985, Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler) is a charming wedding singer who is engaged to his long time girlfriend Linda. At a wedding reception, he meets and befriends a waitress, Julia Sullivan (Drew Barrymore), who is also engaged. When it comes time for Robbie’s wedding, Linda jilts him at the altar leaving him humiliated, and no longer the happy wedding singer he once was. With a bopping eighties soundtrack (and one of our favourite first dance songs), The Wedding Singer is a funny and heartfelt movie you'll fall in love with.

Our verdict: A pitch perfect 5 out of 5.

The Wedding Planner

If you're want a perfect wedding, then Mary would definitely be the one to hire. Mary (Jennifer Lopez) loves to plan weddings but is far from planning her own. When she gets the heel of her shoe caught in a drain in the middle of the road, Steve (Matthew Maconaughey) rescues her from being hit by a dumpster. He happens to be the local pediatrician, and when she wakes up in hospital she begins to fall in love with him. The downside? Steve happens to be the groom for a wedding she is planning.

Our verdict: 4 wedding table plans out of 5.

Four Weddings and a Funeral

You are humbly invited to Four Weddings and a Funeral (or maybe we can forget the funeral part!) This comical film follows Charles (Hugh Grant), a socially awkward man who falls in love with the beautiful Carrie (Andie MacDowell), who keep meeting at four different weddings, and a funeral. This is also Hugh Grant at his lovable peak, complete with floppy hair and awkward charm.

Our verdict: 5 floppy Hugh Grant hair flicks out of 5.

The Princess Bride

If you've never seen the timeless classic, The Princess Bride, be sure not to write it off as just a kid's movie. With a witty and satirical plot line, the story starts with a grandfather reading a tale to his sick grandson. The tale of Buttercup (Robin Wright), a beautiful young woman who falls in love with Westley (Cary Elwes) the farmhand. Whenever she asks him to do chores for her he answers only with ‘as you wish’. He eventually realises he loves her too, and so leaves her to find his fortune so they can marry, but never returns. Fast forward five years and Buttercup is all set to marry Prince Humperdinck until a mysterious man in black takes her prisoner, and as she pushes him down a gorge and wishes him dead, he cries ‘as you wish.’ This fairytale is full of fearless adventure and a large helping of courtly love, the perfect sort of film to watch in the run up to your wedding.

Our verdict: 5 'as you wishes' out of 5.