After watching hundreds of films, Andrei Weddings brings you a Top 10 Films about weddings. Which one tops your list?
10. The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
Cast: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Alison Brie, Chris Pratt, Jacki Weaver, Rhys Ifans, Mimi Kennedy, David Paymer, Jim Piddock, Mindy Kaling and Kevin Hart
Synposis: In San Francisco, after a year's relationship, Tom proposes to Violet; she accepts. She's an experimental psychologist, hoping for a post-doc at Cal. He's a sous chef who runs the kitchen when the chef is away. When Cal falls through and she gets an offer in Ann Arbor, Tom agrees to support the move, turning down a job as chef at a new restaurant. The move requires postponing the wedding. At Michigan, Violet is in her element, but Tom is underemployed and frustrated; he's Stoic for a while, but when two years in Michigan become four, Tom's frustrations boil over, and on the eve of yet another wedding date, they must make a choice. Is there any other alternative? (source: IMDb)
Why is it worth watching: The plot captures your attention as it combines romance, drama, comedy and black humour, just in the right doses. It is an enjoyable, funny movie that portrays the modern day conflict of a couple, each with a career of their own.Who gives up what and why and how willing are they to accept the true full meaning of the compromise. There are several good points made and good analogies used.
Here's the official trailer:
9. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (2018)
Cast: Rose McIver, Alice Krige, Ben Lamb, Richard Ashton, Tahirah Sharif, Joel McVeagh, Clara Ciobanu
Synopsis: A year after helping Richard get to the throne, Amber is about to become his wife. But is she really made to be queen? (source: IMDb)
Why is it worth watching: This is a sequel, so I would firstly say to watch the 2017 A Christmas Prince. Both films have the same actors, and the action takes place in the invented, wonderful place of Aldovia. Doing a short research, I discovered that these films were shot in Romania, in Sinaia. The landscapes will fascinate you, making you dream about a winter fairytale wedding. The storyline is decent, cheesy and funny sometimes. These two films can serve as inspiration in regards to wedding locations, as well as the style of the wedding dress.
Watch the official trailer for A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding below:
8. The Proposal (2009)
Cast: Ryan Reynolds,Sandra Bullock, Malin Akerman, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Aasif Mandvi, Oscar Nunez, Mini Anden
Synopsis: A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada. (source: IMDb)
Why is it worth watching: The marriage idea is presented from an unique, unsuspected point of view and with funny elements. The wedding takes place in an exotic location, where specific traditions are held.
Here's a sneak peak of The Proposal:
7. American Wedding (2003)
Cast: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, January Jones, Eugene Levy, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Seann William Scott, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Fred Willard, Molly Cheek, Eric Allan Kramer, Deborah Rush, Nikki Schieler Ziering, John Cho
Synopsis: It's the wedding of Jim and Michelle and the gathering of their families and friends, including Jim's old friends from high school and Michelle's little sister. (source: IMDb)
Why is it worth watching: This film celebrates love and friendship, and by watching it you can relieve your youth, when you had nice gatherings with your friends or did pranks to each other. You’ll laugh a lot when you’ll watch American Wedding, and at the end of the film you’ll want to reach out to your friends.
Here's what you can expect from American Wedding:
6. Bridesmaids (2011)
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd, Matt Lucas, Jill Clayburgh, Rebel Wilson, Michael Hitchcock
Synopsis: Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. (source: IMDb)
Why is it worth watching: This movie will make you laugh out loud and if you are a bride
it will determine you to think twice before choosing your bridesmaids.
Watch below the official trailer for Bridesmaids:
5. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan, Andrea Martin
Synopsis: A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity. (source: IMDb)
Why is it worth watching: This a sweet comedy that is full of funny situations generated by the cultural differences between the two main actors, one of them being Greek, while the other is American and this demonstrates that there are no ethnical boundaries in love, and nothing can stop two people be together. The film can serve as a good example of handling family relationships, especially when the family is big.
Below is the official trailer for My Big Fat Greek Wedding:
4. Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)
Cast: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas, James Fleet, Simon Callow, John Hannah, Charlotte Coleman, David Bower, Corin Redgrave and Rowan Atkinson
Synopsis: Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love. (source: IMDb)
Why is it worth watching: The main actor, Hugh Grant, takes part in a series of events related to marriage, but also a funeral and he succeeds in finding his great love. The film offers its viewers a variety of situations and contradictory feelings about two important events in people’s life: marriage and death.
Watch below the official trailer for Four Weddings And A Funeral:
3. Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Jim Broadbent, Celia Imrie, James Callis, Sally Phillips, Enzo Cilenti, Gemma Jones, Ed Sheeran, Emma Thompson
Synopsis: Bridget's focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch ... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father. (source: IMDb)
Why is it worth watching: This film demonstrates that real love can conquer all and every preconception. The main actress of the Bridget Jones’s films manages to figure out her feelings towards her two lovers, and her final choice will be well received by the fans of this franchise.
Here's what to expect in Bridget Jones's Baby:
2. The Wedding Singer (1998)
Cast: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor, Jodi Thelen, Allen Convert, Billy Idol
Synopsis: Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other. (source: IMDb)
Why is it worth watching: A classic of the films about weddings, The Wedding Singer proves that fate guides those who love each other towards imminent marriage.
Here's a preview of The Wedding Singer:
1. Mamma Mia ! (2008)
Cast: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Christine Baranski, Dominic Cooper
Synopsis: The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA. (source: IMDb)
Why is it worth watching: This film deserves first place in our top and it is worth watching because it can serve as suggestions in what concerns songs that can be found in the wedding party’s playlists, but also the gorgeous Greek landscapes. Mamma Mia! uniformly combines love and quality music, in a successful cinema piece, which everyone will like.
Here's a sum-up of what Mamma Mia! is all about: