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The Bachelor (1999): Chris O’Donnell and Renee Zellweger — The hero must marry by his 30th birthday or forfeit his inheritance.

Betsy’s Wedding (1990): Molly Ringwald and Alan Alda — Very expensive wedding disaster.

Father of the Bride (1991): Steve Martin and Diane Keaton — Remake of the Spencer Tracy classic.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994): Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell — Perennial bachelor chases the wrong woman.

In and Out (1997): Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon — Is the groom in the closet?

Monsoon Wedding (2001): Naseeruddin Shah and Lillete Dubey — Elaborate arranged marriage, set in India.

Muriel’s Wedding (1995): Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths — Misfit is obsessed with ABBA and getting hitched.

My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997): Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett — Wedding sabotage with excellent sing-along scene.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002): Nia Vardalos and Louis Mandylor — Proves that the wedding is really about the family.

Runaway Bride (1999): Julia Roberts and Richard Gere — A bride who can’t quite make it to the altar.

That Old Feeling (1997): Bette Midler and Dennis Farina — The horrors of divorced parents.

The Wedding Banquet (1993): Winston Chao and Mae Chin — A gay Taiwanese-American man goes to great lengths to fool his parents.

Wedding Bell Blues (1997): Three roommates search for Mr. Right in Vegas.

The Wedding Planner (2001): Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey — Chemistry between the groom and the hired help.


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