It is wedding season after all. At least, it can be on our screens.
The wedding movie: a micro-subgenre that often gets the romantic comedy treatment, but isn’t immune to being bathed in horror or awash in drama. Sometimes, a film with nothing but a pivotal, momentary iconic scene dedicated to the nuptials shared between two characters can earn the entire film a spot in the tiny category. Indeed, the greatest wedding movies aren’t married to a formula—they are committed to emotion, authenticity, and truth.
Ahead, we’ve curated a list of splendid matrimonial films, some obvious and devoted entirely to all that the big day entails, others perhaps a bit more ambiguous but no less worthy. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll most definitely score some inspiration for that dreaded toast you were supposed to give at your best friend’s wedding. Because, hey, even though the current lockdowns have us all stuck inside, it is wedding season after all. Or at least it can be—on our screens.