I pilfered this title from TV Guide. It accompanied their article about TV nuptials during May sweeps. The wedding shows they profiled were: Chuck, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Better With You, Brothers & Sisters, Outsourced, and 90210. Weddings are great for ratings.
Ah! Weddings. Happy Ever After. Who doesn’t love a wedding? We love watching TV weddings and we love our movie weddings. Since TV Guide has the TV covered, I thought I’d talk about movie weddings.
I went to the Netflix site, and here are their picks for the top ten wedding movies:
It Had to Be You (1947-Ginger Rogers as the original “runaway bride.”) I love classic movies but don’t remember seeing this. Will have to check it out.
The Wedding Planner (2001) A cute movie.
The Wedding Singer (1998) Not too crazy about this one.
Runaway Bride (1999 with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere) The quintessential romance story.
In and Out (1997) I never heard of this one, but Netflix says the last scene is a classic. Will have to check it out.
My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997) Another quintessential romance movie.
That Old Feeling (1997) Starring Bette Midler. I never saw this one. Note: 1997 was apparently a big year for wedding movies.
Betsy’s Wedding (1990) Heard this was good. Never saw it.
Oklahoma (1955) Oklahoma? The musical? Who would’ve thought?
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) Loved it.
You may not agree with this list and have your own.
Ones I think belonged on that list:
Father of the Bride - both the original from 1950 with a radiant Elizabeth Taylor and the remake in 1991 with a funny Steve Martin.
The Wedding Crashers (2005). I love this movie. A little backstory: My husband and his friends were real-life wedding crashers in Philadelphia in the early sixties. There were several catering halls near where they lived. There was usually a wedding or two at the halls every Saturday. My hubby and his friends, all teens, would dress in suits, even bring cards, and crash the weddings. They got to eat good food and meet girls.
Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Who could forget Elsa Lanchester and that hair? A classic.
The Hangover (2009). One of the funniest movies ever. Not a wedding movie, you say? I beg to differ. It’s all about a wedding. I’ve seen The Hangover four times and have laughed as hard each time. Love it.
I could go on. What are some of your favorite wedding movies?