8 Movie Weddings That Didn’t End In Marriage

Monday, July 9 by Tony Dayton

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There are many classic movies about Weddings; however, there are very few films involving movie weddings that didn't end in marriage. Below are eight such classic movies involving stars such as Patrick Dempsey, Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Lopez, and Adam Sandler.

 

"Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"

An adventure film starring Kevin Costner and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" tells the tale of the legendary Robin Hood. However, the movie centers around a forced wedding between the Sheriff of Nottingham and Maid Marian. Fortunately at the end of the movie, Robin Hood saves the day by slaying the sheriff. 

 

"Sweet Home Alabama"

Starring Reece Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, and Patrick Dempsey, "Sweet Home Alabama" is a film about a young bride-to-be (played by Witherspoon) who has to travel from New York City to her home in rural Alabama to sign her divorce papers. However, she ended up falling  back in love her current husband (Josh Lucas), leaving her fiance' (Patrick Dempsey) standing at the altar.

 

"Smokey and the Bandit"

 

 

"Smokey and the Bandit" is a classic 1977 comedy starring Burt Reynolds and Sally Field. Known more for its high-speed chases, the film also features a wedding that did not end in marriage as Field's character is a runaway bride who was supposed to marry a Texas Sheriff's son. 

 

"The Wedding Planner"

Another movie that involved a wedding that didn't end in marriage is "The Wedding Planner." Featuring  Matthew McConaughey and the lovely Jennifer Lopez, the 2001 romantic comedy is about wedding planner Mary Fiore (Lopez) and the groom-to-be Dr. Steve Edison (McConaughey) who develop chemistry for each other while planning for Edison's wedding. In the end, Dr. Edison's wedding did not end in marriage as he ends up falling head-over-heels for Mary.

 

"The Wedding Singer"

One of the classic romantic comedies of the 90s, "The Wedding Singer" is about a romance that brews between local wedding singer Robbie Hart (Sandler) and Julia Sullivan (Barrymore). However, this movie has an added bonus: it features two weddings that do not end in marriage. Robbie Hart was left standing at the altar near the beginning of the film, while Julia changes her marriage plans at the end of the movie to engage in a relationship with Robbie.

 

"Kill Bill Volume 1"

Starring Uma Thurman, the 2003 action movie certainly involved a wedding that did not end in marriage. The Bride, played by Thurman, was once a member of the Viper Assassination Squad, but once she decided to get married she was portrayed as a traitor and her squad members were ordered to kill her and her groom. They succeeded in killing her groom and many others, but she was left in a comatose state for four years before finally awakening and seeking revenge.

 

"Runaway Bride"

Julia Roberts and Richard Gere star in this epic 1999 romantic comedy. Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts) is an attractive young woman who has left hoards of grooms standing at the altar. Finally, at the end of the movie, Maggie marries Ike (Richard Gere), a newspaper reporter who was doing a story about her.

 

"The Princess Bride"

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"The Princess Bride" is one of the most popular romantic comedies in cinematic history. The movie is about a beautiful young farm girl named Buttercup (Robin Wright) who falls in love with her farmhand Wesley (Cary Elwes). However, once Wesley is believed to be killed by a famed pirate, Buttercup agrees to wed Prince Humperdinck. It's not until Buttercup is kidnapped by bandits and later rescued by a masked man that she discovers that her beloved Wesley is still alive and has taken on the persona of the Dread Pirate Roberts.