Friday, August 27, 2010

20 best movie weddings

In honor of the closing of wedding season - and the hectic craziness with my own experiences this summer - I thought I'd share with you all my 20 favorite movie weddings. Now feel free to chime in with the ones I missed in the comments. [POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD??]

20. Notting Hill (1999)
Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant

19. Father of the Bride (1991)
Kimberly Williams and George Newbern

18. Steel Magnolias (1989)
Julia Roberts and Dylan McDermott

17. The Little Mermaid (1989)
Jodi Benson and Christopher Daniel Barnes

16. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Anika Noni Rose and Brunos Campos

15. Love Actually (2003)
Keira Knightley and Chwitel Ejiofor

14. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Nia Vardalos and John Corbett

13. Sense & Sensibility (1995)
Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, and Kate Winslet

12. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Emily Browning and Jim Carrey

11. In & Out (1997)
Joan Cusack and Kevin Kline

10. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Rosalind Harris and Leonard Frey

9. Beetle Juice (1988)
Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton

8. Up (2009)
"Ellie" and Ed Asner

7. The Sound of Music (1965)
Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer

6. Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Rosemarie Dewitt and Tunde Adebimpe

5. While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman/Peter Gallagher

4. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant

3. Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (2004)
Uma Thurman and Chris Nelson

2. Muriel's Wedding (1995)
Toni Collette and Daniel LaPaine

1. The Godfather (1972)
Talia Shire and Gianni Russo


Simon said...

Wedding REHEARSAL, good sir.

The Taxi Driver said...

I can't really argue with you other than to point out where the heck 4 Weddings and a Funeral is?

Andrew K. said...

18??????? For Steel Magnolias. Shame on your for ignoring Shelby's blush and bashful :)

Dominique said...


I love In & Out.

Anonymous said...

The Upside of Anger wedding scene was great when Joan Allen slaps the guy who's sleeping with his daughter.

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Anonymous said...

The Upside of Anger wedding scene was great when Joan Allen slaps the guy who's sleeping with his daughter.

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Unknown said...

My favorite weddings are all involving Scarlett O'Hara.

Castor said...

Good idea for a post! I think Rachel Getting Married is a bit overrated in that sense (wait, probably on every sense)

Andrew K. said...

Oddly, Castor. As much as I don't like RGM, I love the actual wedding. Very cool.

rtm said...

Great idea for a post indeed! I agree with Mike that Four Weddings & A Funeral should be in this list.

I LOVE the wedding in Sound of Music... so beautiful and heartwarming, I adore the music 'How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?' playing during the procession (which was shot beautifully). I think it's whimsical and sweet.

And the wedding at the end of S&S never fails to make me cry!

Brandon said...

I'm not really sure if this would count, but the wedding in The Graduate is so iconic and it begins those last few adreneline pumped final minutes and sends the finale soaring...

Luke said...

Simon: As per usual, your eccentric comments are both beloved and baffling. :)

Mike and rtm: Shameful, I know, but I've managed to avoid Four Weddings in my years on this earth. Apparently it's worth seeing??

Andrew: Ha! Yeah, the big hair extravaganza got trumped. What can I say - I'm sure Ouiser would consider me a pig from hell.

Dom: Joan Cusack is a dream. Very well put.

Jose: Ah, but I'm much more a fan of her mourning-wear...

Castor: I see your overrated and raise you a Rosemarie Dewitt... I can somewhat understand the Hathaway hate here, but I just can't help but love Dewitt!

Twister: Oh, how could I have forgotten that one! It seems I'll need a revamped edition next year... I smell an annual wedded bliss list!

Simon said...

But I'm talking about Kill Bill! There was no wedding, yo, it was a rehearsal!

The audacity...

Castor said...

Luke, you are the man! I can't understand for the life of me why Anne Hathaway gets an Oscar nomination and Rosemarie DeWitt gets no recognition whatsoever!!! I'm going to be nice and won't actually say that Hathaway's performance is overrated (wait, I did) but DeWitt was right up there with her at the very least...