They say that when you marry a person, you marry their family, which also includes the craziness that comes with it. With the upcoming Bollywood film, Jug Jugg Jiyo creating waves with its uniquely dysfunctional family wedding plot, it is only fair to deep dive into this genre of madness, love, and comedy.
Here are some of the most iconic family wedding films you must watch with your loved ones.
A personal favourite, Mamma Mia is hands down one of the greatest musicals of all time. The story revolves around Sophie, who is busy preparing for her wedding to her childhood sweetheart and secretly invites three men from her mother, Donna’s past, hoping that one of them will be the father she has always been looking for. Starring Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried, Mamma Mia has the perfect blend of romance, comedy, drama, scenic Greek island views, and some of ABBA’s iconic hit songs.
You Again is that one rom-com you cannot stop watching. The movie revolves around Marni, a young, successful woman, who gets the shock of her life when she finds out her brother is getting married to her high school bully, Joanna. In order to stop the event from happening, Marni intends to expose Joanna but things start going south when her aunt Ramona comes back to town. Little does the family know that Marni’s mother, Gail, and Joanna’s aunt, Ramona are arch-nemesis and when all the four women battle it out, the wedding might just be the perfect recipe for disaster. Starring Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Odette Annable, Sigourney Weaver, and Betty White, You Again is the perfect crazy wedding film for movie night.
Father Of The Bride
The 1991 film starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton, Father Of The Bride is a movie night classic. George Banks is living the perfect life with his wife and kids but, one day, when his daughter Annie announces the news of her engagement. Amidst all the crazy wedding preparations and planning, it finally hits George that his little daughter isn’t all so little anymore.
The Big Wedding
A star-studded cast gearing up for the craziest wedding of their lives, The Big Wedding is the one film you just cannot miss. The movie revolves around a long-divorced couple who have to pretend like a happily married couple for their son’s wedding because his extremely conservative birth mother doesn’t believe nor accept the concept of divorce. With unexpected guests and awkward situations, this is the time for the family to come together and embrace the chaotic mess of a wedding. Starring Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Amanda Seyfried, Katherine Heigl, Topher Grace, Ben Barnes, and Robin Williams, this extravagant cast will make your family look a lot less crazy.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Finding the love of your life can be a roller-coaster ride, especially if your family is more on the crazy side. Trying to desperately come to terms with her Greek heritage, Toula, falls in love with a non-Greek man, Ian, but convincing her orthodox family is a lot harder than she thought. When the family finally agrees, the Greek extravagance and madness come along as a package deal as the couple prepares for the biggest day of their lives. Starring Jon Corbett, Nia Vardalos, Michael Constantine, and Lainie Kazan, My Big Fat Greek Wedding is the cult classic rom-com you need to watch.
Just when she had lost all hope in finding her one true love, Charlotte finally meets Kevin, the man of her dreams and things couldn’t have been sweeter. But when she meets his mother, things start to get out of hand. When Kevin’s mom witnesses the proposal, the only thing that runs into her head is to end the happy couple’s relationship. Starring Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan, and Wanda Sykes, Monster-In-Law is filled with rib-tickling comedy and heartwarming romance.
It’s hard to ever get enough of Ryan Reynolds, and The Proposal has to be one of his best rom-coms ever. When deportation threatens to ruin New York-based editor Margaret’s career she thinks of an impulsive plan of pretending to be engaged to her assistant Andrew. Agreeing to the charade, Andrew takes Margaret to Alaska to meet his family, who immediately start planning the wedding of the fake couple. With an immigration official lurking around, Margaret and Andrew must pretend to be madly in love, but will this all just be for show or will they fall in love for real? Starring Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, The Proposal is the perfect movie for date night.