Binge Watch: Wedding Films

Summer is wedding season, perhaps you’ve noticed. On channels like Hallmark, all the films are wedding themed. We also usually get some wedding films released in other places, like the re-make of Father of the Bride starring Andy Garcia that opens today on HBO Max! In honor of the film and the season, here’s a few other Wedding-themed films you can binge this week.

Father of the Bride (1991)
: This classic comedy stars Steve Martin as the titular father who is struggling to come to grips with his daughter’s impending nuptials. The rest of the cast includes Diane Keaton and a fun supporting role from Martin Short. This one has plenty of laughs and hijinks, but also a good deal of heart.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
This film does, indeed, contain four weddings and a funeral. And through it all we follow Charles (Hugh Grant) and his group of friends. We also follow his flirtations with a fellow guest, American Carrie (Andie McDowell). This film from director Mike Newell and writer Richard Curtis has some truly fun and funny moments. The priest played by Rowan Atkinson is top notch.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The Wedding Singer (1998)
Adam Sandler has had an interesting career. Some of his movies aren’t incredible, but when they land they can be magic. This 1980s-set film that finds Sandler as a wedding singer who is unlucky in love and Drew Barrymore as the bride-to-be that finds herself drawn to him is a treasure. I love the story beats and the moments.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
This film was all the rage when it came out. I remember when I finally got around to seeing it, it felt like I was the last person in the world to catch it. I enjoyed the film for what it is, and I thought Nia Vardalos did a great job. This is a fun film that has a certain appeal.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Wedding Crashers (2005)
This one finds a pair of friends—Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn—engaging in an annual tradition of crashing weddings. They do it for the parties and the girls until one day they get pulled into something bigger and realize they might want something more. This incredible cast includes Bradley Cooper, Christopher Walken and Rachel McAdams, but one of the highlights is a small cameo from Will Ferrell. There’s not a lot of sentiment, but this one is a lot of fun.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Matthew Fox is a graduate of the Radio, Television and Film program at Biola University, and a giant nerd. He spends his free time watching movies, TV, and obsessing about football. He is a member of the FSWA. You can find him @knighthawk7734 on Twitter and as co-host of the Fantasy Football Roundtable Podcast.

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