The Best Wedding Movies to Watch While Planning Your Wedding

Have some laughs and take inspiration from these hilarious wedding rom-coms.
chapelle johnson the knot assistant editor
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Chapelle Johnson
chapelle johnson the knot assistant editor
Chapelle Johnson
Assistant Editor
  • Chapelle writes articles for The Knot Worldwide. She covers all things wedding-related and has a personal interest in covering celebrity engagements and fashion.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Chapelle was an editorial intern for Subvrt Magazine.
  • Chapelle has a degree in English writing from Loyola University New Orleans.
Updated Mar 08, 2022
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Wedding season is on the horizon, so why not celebrate by watching the funniest wedding movies to date? You can get in some much-needed laughs while planning your wedding with your partner, bonding with your wedding party or while having some alone time as a part of your prewedding wellness routine. You might even find some inspiration among these wedding rom-coms that you can incorporate into your special day. So if you're ready to unwind, check out our list for the best wedding movies that will make you laugh out loud (and maybe shed a happy tear or two).

1. Bridesmaids (2011)

    Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Peacock, Sling TV

    As one of the funniest wedding movies of all time, this star-studded women-led comedy featuring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne and more will leave you doubled over from laughter. "Bridesmaids" centers around the maid of honor and a bridesmaid in competition to show which one loves and knows the bride more during the wedding planning process. Both go to extreme and hilarious lengths to prove it.

    2. I Love You, Man (2009)

      Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Netflix

      If you're a fan of "How I Met Your Mother", "Clueless" or "Parks and Recreation" then you'll love the cast in this wedding rom-com. "I Love You, Man" follows the journey of a newly engaged and friendless Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd) whose fiancée (Rashida Jones) suggests he goes on a series of "dates" to find his best man for the wedding. The shy and conservative Peter hits it off with the outgoing and spontaneous Sydney (Jason Segel), but their new friendship causes issues in his romantic relationship. Now there's pressure on Peter to choose between the two.

      3. The Hangover (2009)

        Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, HBO Max, Netflix

        This outrageously funny wedding movie will have you reconsidering or excited about your potential Las Vegas bachelor or bachelorette plans. "The Hangover" involves three groomsmen trying to find the missing groom in Las Vegas after a wild night during their bachelor party. They're forced to try to remember the debauchery that happened the night before so they can piece together where the groom is and get him back to Los Angeles in time for his wedding.

        4. Wedding Crashers (2005)

        Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, HBO Max, Peacock

        Who doesn't love a movie starring comedy duo Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson? "Wedding Crashers" revolves around two divorce mediators that love crashing weddings so they can take advantage of the free drinks and beautiful single women. The queen of romance movies, Rachel McAdams, also stars in this wedding rom-com.

        5. Bride Wars (2009)

        Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Apple TV

        Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway star in "Bride Wars" about two best friends who have dreamed of their future weddings since they were kids—even wanting to get married at the same wedding venue. The two friends get engaged at the same time and book their dream venue, but because of a clerical mistake, they end up with their weddings on the same day. See the true meaning of friends-turned-enemies in this funny wedding movie where two stubborn best friends fight to ruin each other's big day.

        6. Mamma Mia! (2008)

          Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Peacock

          Find inspiration for your wedding reception songs with this jukebox musical wedding movie that has the best ABBA hits featured throughout. Based on the 1999 musical of the same name, "Mamma Mia!" follows the story of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) as she prepares for her wedding in the Greek islands where her mother (Meryl Streep) lives. After reading her mother's diary, Sophie finds out that she possibly has three fathers (Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård). She decides to invite all three men to the wedding to figure out which one is her biological father so he can walk her down the aisle.

          7. The Hangover Part II (2011)

            Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, HBO Max

            The gang is back and up to more high jinks in the second installment in "The Hangover" trilogy. This time it's Stu's (Ed Helms) turn to get married and he wants to avoid the chaos that ensued during Doug's (Justin Bartha) bachelor party two years ago. Stu declares there will be no bachelor party for his Thailand destination wedding. Wanting to have a fun time in Thailand, Phil (Bradley Cooper) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) ignore Stu's wishes, resulting in disastrous and hilarious scenarios before Stu's special day.

            8. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

              Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, HBO Max

              "Crazy Rich Asians" made history not only for its Asian American representation but also for being the highest-grossing rom-com of the past decade. The movie centers around Rachel and her relationship with her boyfriend, Nick. Unbeknownst to her, Nick is a part of one of the richest families in Singapore. After Nick proposes to her, Rachel must navigate being the fiancée to one of Singapore's most eligible bachelors and (most importantly) get into the favor of Nick's mother. This film has a star-studded cast featuring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Ken Jeong and many more.

              9. Plus One (2019)

                Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Hulu

                Sometimes it can feel like a drag when you're invited to a wedding but have no one to bring. This funny indie film acknowledges that with longtime single friends Ben (Jack Quaid) and Alice (Maya Erskine) who decide to team up to be each other's plus-one to get through a summer full of weddings.

                10. Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)

                  Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Disney+

                  If you're planning on having a wedding like a royal, watch this movie for inspiration. In this sequel to "Princess Diaries," Princess Mia (Anne Hathaway) has turned 21 and is preparing to succeed her grandmother (Julie Andrews) as Queen of Genovia. In a dramatic turn of events, she learns that she must marry an eligible suitor in 30 days or risk losing the crown.

                  11. The Proposal (2009)

                    Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Apple TV

                    Who can resist a movie starring Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds and Betty White? This hysterical wedding movie involves the tough and successful book editor Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) who bribes her assistant Andrew (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her so she doesn't get deported after her work visa expires. To avoid Margaret being deported to Canada and Andrew losing his job, they must fake their romance to convince Andrew's family and a suspicious immigration officer.

                    12. My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

                      Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Netflix

                      We had to include a friends-to-lovers wedding movie on the list—this one is the most iconic. Julianne (Julia Roberts), a longtime friend of the groom (Dermot Mulroney), realizes she's in love with the groom-to-be after he announces his engagement. Julianne is determined to stop the wedding but finds it harder to do after the bride-to-be (Cameron Diaz) chooses her to be the maid of honor.

                      13. The Best Man (1999)

                        Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Sling TV, Starz

                        If you want to watch a saucy wedding rom-com, this one is for you. A group of old college friends reunite to celebrate Lance (Morris Chestnut) and Mia's (Monica Calhoun) wedding. Drama ensues once an advance copy of Harper's (Taye Diggs) book is passed around and his friends realize the book is based on them and their love lives. Harper attempts to balance best man duties and keep the book away from Lance, who he fears may discover the most scandalous secret of all.

                        14. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

                          Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, HBO Max, Hulu

                          Since its premiere, this wedding movie has remained one of the highest-grossing rom-coms of all time—and for good reason. This light-hearted and laugh-inducing movie focuses on Toula (Nia Vardalos), a single Greek woman, whose family worries about her future because she's still unmarried at 30 years old. While working at her aunt's travel agency, Toula meets Ian (John Corbett) and the couple soon fall in love. As Ian and Toula start to plan their wedding, they are faced with a big problem—Ian isn't Greek, which results in her family struggling to accept him.

                          15. Monster-in-Law (2005)

                            Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Sling TV

                            This movie represents a bride-to-be's stereotypical worst nightmare: a vengeful mother-in-law. "Monster-in-Law" is about Charlotte (Jennifer Lopez), who believes she's found Mr. Right when she starts dating Kevin (Michael Vartan). Kevin proposes to Charlotte, but his mother, Viola (Jane Fonda), refuses to let her baby boy go and vows to do anything imaginable to destroy her son's relationship.

                            16. Hitch (2005)

                              Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Hulu, Peacock, Sling TV

                              Alex "Hitch" Hitchens (Will Smith) is a successful dating coach that seems to know everything a man should do to get their dream girl. Alex is in the process of helping his somewhat hopeless client, Albert (Kevin James), win over the beautiful heiress Allegra (Amber Valletta). While helping Albert, Alex finds himself unable to follow his own love rules when he meets Sara (Eva Mendes). You'll wish love doctors were real after watching this sweet rom-com.

                              17. 27 Dresses (2008)

                                Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, HBO Max, Hulu

                                This comedic wedding movie follows Jane (Katherine Heigl), a woman who's been a bridesmaid 27 times. She loves love but begins to question everything once her younger sister, Tess (Malin Akerman), falls in love with Jane's boss, George (Edward Burns), who Jane is secretly in love with. While begrudgingly helping her sister plan her wedding, Jane befriends Kevin (James Marsden), a wedding reporter who intends on secretly writing a piece about Jane's life as a "perpetual bridesmaid."

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