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10 Great Wedding Movies To Watch This Weekend

  |   By Bailey Spagat

Take a break from wedding planning this weekend. Organize a wedding-themed movie marathon with your bridesmaids featuring chick flicks like Something Borrowed and Runaway Bride, or plan a little Netflix and chill date night with your fiancé and enjoy comedies like American Wedding and The Birdcage. We've done a little brainstorming and selected ten favourites, from classic love stories to crude comedies. All that's left to do is make the popcorn, cue up your streaming channels, and dim the lights.

No.
01

Dresses

Always a bridesmaid, but never the bride, Jane has a closet bursting at the seams with 27 bridesmaid dresses. When her sister gets engaged to the man Jane secretly loves, the perennial bridesmaid has to decide between helping to plan the wedding or speaking up, all while a cynical reporter, Kevin, thinks she'd make a great protagonist in a story for the paper. There's a fab Bennie and the Jets karaoke scene, and the line: 'That's when I look at the groom' is iconic.

Starring Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, and Malin Akerman.

No.
02

American Wedding

The third film in the American Pie series has the friends from the first two films coming together again, this time to celebrate the wedding of Jim and Michelle. You can expect the same types of dirty jokes that made American Pie a hit as the couple make their way down the aisle. And Jennifer Coolidge returns as Jeanine Stifler, AKA Stifler's Mom, a role that made the Emmy-winning actress famous among millennial men.

Starring Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, and Seann William Scott.

No.
03

Bridesmaids

Stacked with comedic heavyweights behind and in front of the camera, this 2011 movie was a commercial and critical success, racking up Oscar nominations for Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Annie Mumolo. Funny and raunchy, it follows Annie, who's tasked with being her best friend's maid of honour while trying to get her life together. You won't forget the laugh-out-loud food poisoning scene anytime soon.

Starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and Melissa McCarthy.

No.
04

Jumping The Broom

Sabrina and Jason come from very different backgrounds but are determined to bring their families together for their wedding in swanky Martha's Vineyard. There's jealousy, family secrets, crotchety in-laws, and a Cupid Shuffle in the mix.

Starring Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, and Angela Bassett.

No.
05

Just Married

Follow Tom and Sarah on their European honeymoon, where they're faced with one obstacle after the next and their marriage is tested before it's really begun. It's a transatlantic hoot.

Starring Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy, and Christian Kane.

No.
06

License to Wed

After getting engaged, Sadie and Ben agree to get married in just three weeks to secure a slot at her dream church. But the zany Reverend Frank has an additional condition—they must complete a fast-tracked version of his unusual make-or-break premarital course. Any guesses as to how this couple will fare?

Starring Mandy Moore, John Krasinski, and Robin Williams.

No.
07

Runaway Bride

After the runaway success of Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts and Richard Gere joined forces again on Runaway Bride. A columnist is covering a woman who's on a hot streak of jilting fiancés at the altar. She's on to her fourth set of upcoming nuptials and trying to put her reputation for cold feet to bed.

Starring Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, and Joan Cusack.

No.
08

Serendipity

Do you believe in fate? Sara does, and she lets it dictate her love life when she meets and then leaves Jonathan. After many years they reunite to figure out if they really are destined to be together. This movie features high-stakes elevator rides at the Waldorf Astoria and benefits from having festive Christmas-in-New York vibes.

Starring John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, and Jeremy Piven.

No.
09

Something Borrowed

Rachel has had a crush on her best friend's fiancé since law school. During a drunken moment on her 30th birthday, she lets him know about her feelings, which sets the movie's events in motion. Between flashbacks and present-day weekends in the Hamptons, tensions reach a peak.

Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, and Colin Egglesfield.

No.
10

The Birdcage

Armand, a drag club owner, and his partner, Albert, are visited by their son, Val. He's actually Armand's by his one heterosexual fling twenty years before. Val comes home to announce his engagement to the daughter of a U.S. senator, and Armand and Albert scramble to meet their son's fiancée's ultra-conservative parents under false pretenses with often hilarious results. This movie is a Robin Williams classic and gave the song "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge a second wind.

Starring Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, and Gene Hackman.

This article was originally published on Nov 05, 2011
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