7 Movies Like "Bridesmaids"
Bridesmaids is an American comedy-drama film starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne. The story follows Annie, who encounters several bad lucks when she is asked by her best friend to serve as maid of honor. Directed by Paul Feig and premiered on May 2011, Bridesmaids has been nominated for Golden Globe Award’s Best Motion Picture in Comedy category. The film has also been a nominee for Academy Award’s Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Melissa McCarthy.
Here are other wedding-themed movies like “Bridesmaids” that will surely make you laugh at the troubles happening before marriage.
1. Along Came Polly
Release Date: January 16, 2004
Director: John Hamburg
Cast: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Debra Messing
When newlywed Reuben Feffer discovers that her wife is cheating on him, he goes back home to heal his heart and reinvent himself. In his old hometown, he comes across Polly Prince, an old classmate. The spark on Reuben’s part is immediate; he feels that they are somewhat connected. With his growing affection for Polly, he constantly tries to get her attention. But when someone else appears in Polly’s life, Reuben knows that making her fall in love with him isn’t going to be easy. Everything gets even more complicated when Reuben’s wife turns up.
2. Wedding Crashers
Release Date: July 15, 2005
Director: David Dobkin
Cast: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams
John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey are best buddies, both in their mid-thirties, single, and currently dealing with their own divorces. They are notorious womanizers, and expert wedding crashers. They spend their summer attending weddings, but not to share joys with their wedded friends, but to meet young women to have a one-night stand with. Jeremy ends up with the clingy Gloria, while John unexpectedly falls deeply in love with Claire Cleary. Problem is, Claire already has a boyfriend. But if there’s one thing that fears John the most, it’s the possibility that she discovers the truth about him.
3. Leap Year
Release Date: January 8, 2010
Director: Anand Tucker
Cast: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott
Real Estate agent Anna and cardiologist Jeremy have been together for four years. They are planning to settle down, starting with buying an expensive apartment where they will raise their family. When they go out on a dinner date, Anna supposes that Jeremy will finally ask for her hand in marriage. But instead of a wedding ring, he gives her a fancy gift. Determined to get married soon, Anna follows him to Dublin, planning to propose to him during leap year, expecting that she will receive a ‘yes’ since it is in old Irish tradition that leap-year proposals should be accepted. But then, unfortunate events lead her to meeting Declan, whose presence makes her rethink her proposal.
4. The Wedding Singer
Release Date: February 13, 1998
Director: Frank Coraci
Cast: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor
Robby Hart makes a living from singing in the band at the reception hall. His dream of becoming a professional singer is now replaced by a strong desire to settle down with his girlfriend, Linda. However, he is left standing alone at the altar on his wedding day. His friends convince him to look for another girl. He befriends Julia Sullivan, a waitress and co-worker at the reception hall who is already engaged to a cheating brute. He helps Julia plan her upcoming wedding, but in the process makes a big mistake of falling in love with her.
5. Four Weddings and a Funeral
Release Date: April 15, 1994
Director: Mike Newell
Cast: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet
Awkward yet committed bachelor Charles and his best friends are always in weddings, but never as bride or groom, making them desperate to find love. During the wedding of their friends Laura and Angus, where Charles serves as best man, Charles happens to meet Carrie. It was love at first sight for him, and she, too, is immediately attracted to him. But their romance is short-lived. Their paths cross again during three more weddings and an ill-fated funeral, but it seems unknown forces prevent them to end up together. Should they just rely on destiny and see if it will bring them together?
6. The Proposal
Release Date: June 19, 2009
Directors: Anne Fletcher
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen
Canadian Margaret Tate, an editor at a publisher in New York, is American Andrew Paxton’s boss. For three years, she has been enslaving him as her assistant. When Margaret’s visa has expired and faces deportation, she asks Andrew to marry her. He agrees, but with one condition: she must promote him. To convince the doubtful INS agent that they are truly in love, Andrew brings her to his parent’s home in Alaska over the weekend to attend his grandma's birthday. Around Andrew’s family, his ex-lover, a cynical Immigration agent, and a growing affection for each other, will their plans succeed?
7. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Release Date: August 2, 2002
Director: Joel Zwick
Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine
Greek Toula Portokalos is working in her family's restaurant in Chicago. Her manipulative father wants her to marry a good, Greek guy, but Toula has other plans. She takes computer classes, and later takes over her aunt's travel company. One day, she meets Ian Miller. He is a high school English teacher to whom she has made a fool of herself at the restaurant. Their simple friendship grows into something deeper. They date secretly and fall in love eventually. But when Toula’s family finds out that she is dating a non-Greek, the two must prove that cultural difference is not an issue when it comes to love.