Wedding Fever On Film

The greatest wedding movies aren’t married to a formula—they are committed to emotion, authenticity, and truth.

It’s an important micro-subgenre that often gets the romantic comedy treatment, isn’t immune to being bathed in horror or awash in drama, the tragic circumstances of divorce, sometimes, one pivotal moment of marital bliss becomes the most unforgettable scene in a film, who will ever forget that singular sensation in the 1994 Australian Road movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, where drag artist Tick reveals to his friends that he has a wife. Watch Priscilla on Tubi – Free Movies & TV, Pluto TV – It’s Free TV, The Roku Channel, Spectrum TV, MGM+, Prime Video, Apple TV or Vudu on your Roku device.

The My Big Fat Greek Wedding franchise which includes two theatrical films, and a television series is one of the most popular wedding films since Muriel’s Wedding. Against a $23 million combined budget for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 & 2, the two films grossed $457.1 million .

Australian writer-director P. J. Hogan‘s unforgettable 1994 classic Muriel’s Wedding features Toni Collette as socially awkward Muriel whose ambition is to have a glamorous wedding and improve her personal life by moving from her dead-end hometown, the fictional Porpoise Spit.

Currently you are able to watch “Muriel’s Wedding” streaming on fuboTV, Paramount+ with Showtime, Paramount Plus Apple TV Channel , Paramount+ Amazon Channel, Paramount+ Roku Premium Channel, Showtime Amazon Channel, Showtime, DIRECTV.

“I had never realized this would be my career and that I would be able to connect with absolute strangers on the topic of family,” says writer-director Nia Vardalos about My Big Fat Wedding 3, that has taken the world by storm since its first chapter was launched in 2002. “It’s so wonderful that people see their own experiences reflected in mine. It makes me feel very connected to being a family and how everyone is experiencing our same issues.”

The original My Big Fat Greek Wedding– about Toula (Nia Vardalos), a young Greek woman falling in love with a non-Greek man (John Corbett) and struggling with her family’s expectations. In 2016, the sequel, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 brought the original cast back together as Vardalos imagined what the Portokalos family might be like with Toula and Ian struggling to parent a teen and realizing they had morphed into their own parents. In My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 the Portokalos family travel to a family reunion in Greece for a heartwarming and hilarious trip full of love, twists, and turns. They embark on an adventure to their ancestral home of Greece to honor the past, present and future, and rediscover their roots. In cinemas from 8 September. Read more

Marriage Story is filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. “Sometimes, it’s only when something breaks down that you understand it for the first time,” says Baumbach. “Through the narrative structure of a divorce that I was able to tell the story of a marriage. The legal system of divorce is set up to divide, necessarily. It divides people, family, property and time. It keeps everyone in their own story and obfuscates the other person’s point of view. But I wanted to construct another way of looking at it, a more generous offering. I wanted to find the love story in the breakdown. Marriage, of course, also continues in divorce — you’re married the whole time you’re doing it. And when a kid is involved, marriage continues, in a sense, after the divorce as well.” Read more / Watch on Netflix

When producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas first heard the idea for Marry Me seven years ago, she immediately saw its potential as a fresh, relevant romance for our modern age: A 21st century Roman .Holiday meets Notting Hill. “Many of the greatest true love stories we’ve heard in our lives often started in improbable, or impossible, ways,” says director Kat Coiro. “People separated by war who find their way back to each other years later, random encounters that reconnect people decades or continents away from where they first met. When it comes to love, nothing is truly impossible. “When you start asking people how they met their partner, you’ll hear these stories that seem like everything had to line up for that relationship to happen,” Coiro says. “Beneath all the wildness of this story, these are just two people meeting and falling in love, which happens every day.” Read more / Watch on Showmax.

Owen Wilson in Marry Me. © 2020 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

One of the most touching wedding scenes is definitely from Steven Spielberg’s rebooting of the musical West Side Story where Tony and Maria pledge their love to one another in an imagined scenario in the Church of the Intercession in Washington Heights where they sing “One Hand, One Heart.” Read more / Watch on Disney Plus

Don’t forget about Get Me To The Church On Time from the musical My Fair Lady. It is possible to buy “My Fair Lady” on Amazon Video, Apple TV, Google Play Movies, Sky Store, Microsoft Store, YouTube as download or rent it on Google Play Movies, Microsoft Store, YouTube, Amazon Video, Apple TV, Sky Store online.

Kandasamys: The Wedding provides international audiences with a glimpse into the lifestyle and subculture of modern-day Indian South Africans; their aspirations, dreams, and challenges. Like viewers get drawn into the inimitable characteristics of a Harlem or Bronx in New York, so too will Kandasamys transport them into the vibrant and colourful suburb, allowing them a first-hand authentic experience of the local nuances of Indian South African culture, especially since at the heart of the story is a big, fat Indian South African wedding! Read more / Watch on Showmax

For more South African weddings, watch White Wedding (on Showmax). Sparks fly when a a groom and his best man hitch a ride to the wedding with a pretty British doctor. Or Zulu Wedding, an unashamedly romantic, glamorous and hilarious all at the same time and pays loving tribute to the richness of African culture. It acknowledges the, sometimes schizophrenic, reality of many urban South Africans who live sophisticated modern lives which are nonetheless shaped by their family cultures, traditions and expectations. 

Vir Die Voëls  was inspired by the true story of Irma Humpel, a surly tomboy who ends up in a wedding dress, in front of the altar, with the boy who relentlessly teased her as a child. She has always believed that independence was the only form of freedom, until Sampie de Klerk came along and challenged her convictions on all levels. Read more / Watch on Showmax

What could be more romantic than a destination wedding at an exotic locale? In Shotgun Wedding Darcy Rivera (Jennifer Lopez) would actually have preferred something simple, but Tom Fowler (Josh Duhamel) talked her into the elaborate beach nuptials and has turned into something of a “groomzilla,” wanting everything to be perfect—right down to the spray-painted gold pineapples. As their eclectic family and friends gather on the tropical island, it quickly becomes obvious why Darcy wanted to elope. But just as the friction between the couple threatens to end the marriage before it starts, the wedding is crashed by larcenous pirates, who take everyone hostage—except the missing bride and groom. Now it is up to Darcy and Tom to stop arguing long enough to save their loved ones…assuming they don’t manage to kill each other first. Read more / Watch on Showmax

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