Watch and learn

Off-the-beaten-path movies on the ups and downs of saying “I do.” (And nary a Wedding Planner in the bunch.)

The Bachelor—This movie (not to be mistaken for the reality-TV show) is about a single guy who stands to inherit a fortune as long as he’s married by his 30th birthday.

Betsy’s Wedding—This Molly Ringwald classic is a comedy of errors featuring a bride in a top hat, an anxiety-prone father and battling in-laws.

The Bride—Starring Sting and Jennifer Beals, the cinematic story focuses on Dr. Frankenstein’s monsters.

Bride and Prejudice—In the tradition of Bollywood musicals, this comedy loosely follows Pride and Prejudice, plus modern twists.

The Corpse Bride—Tim Burton’s dark animation might be better suited to Halloween, but the Gothic aesthetic is hauntingly romantic.

Monsoon Wedding—A dramedy set in India, this movie follows a wealthy extended family as they gather for an arranged marriage.

Muriel’s Wedding—This quirky Aussie film tells the tale of an ABBA-loving misfit who will do anything to get married.

Polish Wedding—A dark comedy about a Polish-American family in Detroit follows the struggles of a young pregnant woman.

The Princess Bride—Part fairy tale, part farce, this movie proves that true love triumphs against some entertainingly horrific odds.

The Wedding Banquet—In this Ang Lee film, a successful businessman tries to hide his gay relationship from his Chinese parents by pretending to be engaged to a female acquaintance.

The Wedding Dress—It’s six degrees of separation with an antique gown. The mysterious dress finds its way into the lives of five couples, creating unexpected magic.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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