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Wedding movies to get couples in the mood for marriage

06 Jul 2011

Wedding movies to get couples in the mood for marriage

Top movies for couples to enjoy in the lead up to their wedding

Watching a fun and romantic wedding movie is one of the best ways to prepare for a wedding and romantic comedies about love, marriage, and wedding parties can inspire, amuse or just plane delight a couple..

If you’re a maid of honour or bridesmaid or preparing an engagement partys and want to give something special to the happy couple one of these top ten wedding movies could be part of the wedding preparations

Romantic comedies are a fun way to celebrate an upcoming wedding - and they make brides feel great about getting married.

Though these top 10 wedding movies haven’t won many Academy Awards between them, they’re heart-warming and happy.

10. Runaway Bride. Flighty Julia Roberts stars in this romantic comedy about weddings that don’t happen. Her character is so afraid of commitment, she keeps leaving her grooms at the altar, and co-star Richard Gere plays the man who finally marries her. In real life, Julia Roberts is now married to cameraman Daniel Moder. Her previous marriage was to country music star Lyle Lovett -- and director Garry Marshall gave her away in that wedding.

9. The Marrying Man. Neil Simon wrote this screenplay, and Alec Baldwin starred as the man who married the same woman four times. Kim Basinger plays a sultry lounge singer who is a mobster’s girlfriend, which prevents her from marrying the man she really loves. In real life, Alec and Kim fell in love on the set of this movie and married, but later divorced in 2002. This top ten wedding movie includes steamy love scenes.

8. The Wedding Singer. Adam Sandler stars in this movie about a wedding singer who was jilted at the altar, and who becomes the worst wedding singer. Drew Barrymore is Sandler’s co-star. In real life, Barrymore married bartender Jerry Thomas when she was 19. She later married Canadian Tom Green. This is an edgy addition to the top wedding movies list.

7. The Wedding Planner. Jennifer Lopez plays a wedding planner who falls in love with the fiancé of her client. Matthew McConaughey co-stars in this romantic comedy. In real life, Lopez was married twice before she married Ben Affleck. McConaughey has never married, but is a great leading man in wedding movies.

6. Muriel’s Wedding. Australian Toni Collette stars in this Cinderella story about a dream come true. It’s not really a romantic comedy because it deals with suicide, cancer, and following your heart. Even though it doesn’t feature huge movie stars, it is definitely one of the sweetest, most touching of the top 10 wedding movies.

5. Father of the Bride. Steve Martin and Diane Keaton star in this romantic comedy, which is a remake of the original Father of the Bride staring Spencer Tracy. Martin Short is the wedding planner in the movie, and he steals the show. Kimberly Williams played the bride-to-be in Father of the Bride. This is a wedding movie that focuses more on the parents of the bride than the bride herself.

4. My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Based on the real life experiences of Nia Vardalos, a Greek Winnipeg-based actress, this romantic comedy was originally a one-woman play. Tom Hanks’ wife Rita convinced Hanks to make the movie; he had to convince Vardalos to put more kissing and make out scenes in the movie. It’s definitely one of the funniest, most culturally interested of these movies.

3. My Best Friend’s Wedding. Another Julia Roberts movie, she co-starred with Cameron Diaz and Dermot Mulroney. Roberts is determined to put a stop to her best friend’s wedding (Mulroney is marrying Diaz in the movie). In an interview about this movie, Roberts said a wedding should be “a party to say we all believe in this love.”

2. The Graduate. The oldest movie in this list of the top 10 wedding movies, The Graduate is based one of the most famous affairs in film history. Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman star in this movie, which was Hoffman’s third film. He made it when he was a struggling actor. A classic scene was when Hoffman’s character stopped Bancroft’s daughter’s wedding – a scene that has been spoofed in Wayne’s World and The Simpsons.

1. Four Weddings and a Funeral. Starring Hugh Grant and Andie Macdowell, this is one of the highest grossing British romantic comedies in their history. Four Weddings made Hugh Grant a star overnight. Four Weddings is one of Julia Roberts’ favourite movies.

Lastly here’s one to avoid:

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. George Lazenby’s only outing as James Bond sees him marry Tracy Draco, played by Diana Rigg. Unfortunately she’s shot as the movie ends.

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