Some nights you just need to get excited about weddings. Maybe your ex broke up with you and the thought of being in a wedding makes your stomach churn. Maybe you got married so long ago that your rose colored wedding glasses have lost their hue. Maybe your bride is super stressed and you want a fun way to kick back and watch other people lose their minds over weddings. Here is part of of my top wedding movies. Speaking of, can The Godfather be considered a wedding movie?
*According to Lindsay. This is in no way based in fact or reasoning of any kind other than my own enjoyment. Take it all with a grain of salt. This is not meant to be in list form, but some movies with similar themes have been grouped together.
Father of the Bride
“I used to think a wedding was a simple affair.”
If you haven’t seen this movie, stop what you’re doing and watch it immediately. It’s a classic familial comedy about love, loss and how to let go of someone who has already let go of you. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want their house. In fact this movie was was such a success that it spawned an (equally) endearing sequel. Have I convinced you yet? Martin Short is Franck.
“Don’t bother coming tomorrow unless you behave like normal people.”
I mentioned this movie when talking about the different type of bridesmaids, but it’s so good I’m going to mention it again. It’s a sweet little movie about what happens when your friends get married while you’re not remotely at that point in your lives. Granted, none of these characters are women you really want to be, but they are relatable. They have flaws. They’re hilarious, awful and make you so happy to be yourself.
“Why can’t you be happy for me and then go home and talk about me behind my back like a normal person?”
It’s sort of a modern classic when it comes to relationship problems among women because (Gasp! Shock!) their problems have nothing to do with men. It’s a great look at friendship jealousy and how not to cope with your problems. Plus, it has an amazing cast and is genuinely funny. It’s not my favorite of the bunch (because of the humor), but it’s so pervasive throughout pop culture that its status alone deserves a chance. And it’s an all-female lead main stream comedy! Talk about #goteambride
The Wedding Singer
“I always just envisioned the right one being someone I could see myself growing old with.”
The first (and best) of the Sandler/Barrymore film collaborations this movie has everything you could want in a wedding rom com: hilarious original songs, moving speeches about human connection and a rapping grandma. If you’re not a fan of Sandler’s humor, I’d say this is about the least Sandler-y movies I’ve seen of his. If you were born in the late 80’s or 90’s, this film has a lot of great pop culture teaching moments. Its soundtrack was so well received they released a second volume.
My Best Friend’s Wedding
“It’s amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy.”
The size of the cellphones alone will make you fall off the bed. This movie is great for a lot of reasons: the cast is stellar, it has an interesting look at the many different ways you can love someone and there are dancing lobsters. I like stories when the main character is also the bad guy. You’re rooting for her because the story is told from her perspective so you understand her motivation and she endears you to her cause, but you’re also… rooting against her.
That’s all for now. Soon there will be a second post of my top wedding movies.