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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

Toula Portokalos is 30, Greek, and works in her family's restaurant, Dancing Zorba's, in Chicago. All her father Gus wants is for her to get married to a nice Greek boy. But Toula is looking for more in life. Her mother convinces Gus to let her take some computer classes at college (making him think it's his idea). With those classes under her belt, she then takes over her aunt's travel agency (again making her father think it's his idea). She meets Ian Miller, a high school English teacher, WASP, and dreamboat she had made a fool of herself over at the restaurant; they date secretly for a while before her family finds out. Her father is livid over her dating a non-Greek. He has to learn to accept Ian; Ian has to learn to accept Toula's huge family, and Toula has to learn to accept herself. (Read More)

Themes:prejudice,  racism,  wedding
Locations:church,  school,  restaurant
Characters:waitress,  priest,  student,  teacher
Story:greek restaurant,  college student,  greek dancing,  ethnic pride,  greek family,  greek orthodox,  greek american,  wedding gown,  wedding reception,  intentional mistranslation,  etymology,  windex,  ouzo,  baklava,  zit,  cultural conflict,  parthenon,  travel agency,  extended family,  contact lens,  inter cultural,  cross cultural relationship,  country club,  intoxication,  ethnic,  protective male,  lamb,  custom,  bride and groom,  cultural difference,  rite,  schoolteacher,  makeover,  baptism,  greek,  music band,  misogyny,  vegetarian,  makeup,  aunt niece relationship,  grandmother granddaughter relationship,  culture clash,  blockbuster,  tradition,  subtitled scene,  cousin cousin relationship,  suburb,  limousine,  chicago illinois,  marriage proposal,  little girl,  classroom,  college,  tears,  camera,  computer,  voice over narration,  brother sister relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  f rated,  flashback

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Drama

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Katherine Ann Watson has accepted a position teaching art history at the prestigious Wellesley College. Watson is a very modern woman, particularly for the 1950s, and has a passion not only for art but for her students. For the most part, the students all seem to be biding their time, waiting to find the right man to marry. The students are all very bright and Watson feels they are not reaching their potential. Altough a strong bond is formed between teacher and student, Watson's views are incompatible with the dominant culture of the college. (Read More)

Themes:prejudice,  wedding
Locations:school,  restaurant
Characters:waitress,  student,  teacher
Story:wedding reception,  bride and groom,  cousin cousin relationship,  marriage proposal,  classroom,  college,  tears,  camera,  voice over narration,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  f rated

Talk To Her (2002)
Drama, Mystery, Romance

Talk To Her (2002)

After a chance encounter at a theater, two men, Benigno and Marco, meet at a private clinic where Benigno works. Lydia, Marco's girlfriend and a bullfighter by profession, has been gored and is in a coma. It so happens that Benigno is looking after another woman in a coma, Alicia, a young ballet student. The lives of the four characters will flow in all directions, past, present and future, dragging all of them towards an unsuspected destiny. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:church
Characters:priest,  student,  teacher
Story:wedding gown,  custom,  rite,  tradition,  little girl,  tears,  camera,  computer,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  flashback

A Walk In The Clouds (1995)
Drama, Romance

A Walk In The Clouds (1995)

A Walk in the Clouds depicted a story about a young-married US military soldier, named Paul, who returned home after the World War II. In the middle of the way back home, he accidentally met a girl named Victoria who finished her master's degree. She has not married yet but got pregnant by accident. During the journey they talked a lot. Due to her pregnancy, Victoria was afraid of her father who respected old Mexican tradition. Thus, Paul proposed to pose as her husband to help her face her dad. Paul was not intended to cheat on his wife by pretending to be Victoria's husband. However, when Paul decided to come back to his home and left Victoria, he found his wife cheating on him. Paul then headed back to Victoria's house "Las Nubes" and confessed his true love to Victoria. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Characters:priest,  student,  teacher
Story:college student,  protective male,  grandmother granddaughter relationship,  tradition,  tears,  brother sister relationship,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  flashback

Leap Year (2010) is one of the best movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Comedy, Romance

Leap Year (2010)

A woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:church,  restaurant
Characters:priest
Story:wedding reception,  bride and groom,  tradition,  marriage proposal,  tears,  camera,  computer,  dancing,  father daughter relationship

Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Muriel's Wedding (1994)

Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day. Slight problem, Muriel has never had a date. Then she steals some money to go on a tropical vacation, meets a wacky friend, changes her name to Mariel, and turns her world upside down. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:church,  restaurant
Characters:priest
Story:wedding reception,  bride and groom,  makeover,  cousin cousin relationship,  tears,  brother sister relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film

In Her Shoes (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

In Her Shoes (2005)

Two sisters, plus a dead mother, a remarried father, and a hostile step-mother. The sisters, each in her way, have perfected the art of losing. The elder, Rose, is an attorney, responsible, lonely, with a closet full of shoes. The younger is Maggie, beautiful, selfish, and irresponsible. Her drunken behavior gets her tossed by her step-mother from her dad's house; worse behavior gets her tossed from Rose's apartment. Then, while searching in her father's desk for money to filch, Maggie finds an address; the past and the future open up to her and, with any luck, may open to her sister as well. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:restaurant
Characters:waitress,  teacher
Story:wedding gown,  makeover,  music band,  grandmother granddaughter relationship,  limousine,  chicago illinois,  tears,  computer,  voice over narration,  photograph,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  f rated,  flashback

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Biography, Drama

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his tragedy, and finally - late in life - received the Nobel Prize. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:school,  restaurant
Characters:student,  teacher
Story:wedding gown,  blockbuster,  tradition,  marriage proposal,  little girl,  college,  tears,  camera,  dancing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback

Mamma Mia! (2008) is one of the best movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance

Mamma Mia! (2008)

Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna, who was once the lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos. In the meantime, Donna has invited her backup singers, Rosie and Tanya. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:church
Characters:priest
Story:wedding reception,  bride and groom,  greek,  blockbuster,  limousine,  tears,  photograph,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  f rated,  flashback

Made Of Honor (2008)
Comedy, Romance

Made Of Honor (2008)

Made of Honor revolves around Tom and Hannah, who have been platonic friends for 10 years. He's a serial dater, while she wants marriage but hasn't found Mr. Right. Just as Tom is starting to think that he is relationship material after all, Hannah gets engaged. When she asks Tom to be her "maid" of honor, he reluctantly agrees just so he can attempt to stop the wedding and woo her. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:church,  restaurant
Characters:student
Story:college student,  wedding reception,  bride and groom,  grandmother granddaughter relationship,  limousine,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship

Rumor Has It... (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rumor Has It... (2005)

Hunky NY lawyer Jeff Daly finally got engaged to fickle Sarah Huttinger, who presents him to her Pasadena family, who all soon take to him, for her sister's wedding to Scott. But Jeff's clever counting makes Sarah realize her dad Earl isn't her biological father. Once movie clues from family indicate as suspect successful author Beau Burroughs, she insists on meeting him. Only like her mother and grandmother, she has a one night-stand with Beau, which may well cost her Jeff. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:church,  restaurant
Characters:priest
Story:wedding reception,  bride and groom,  aunt niece relationship,  grandmother granddaughter relationship,  tears,  photograph,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Drama, Family

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

In Bedridge, Professor Parker Wilson finds an abandoned dog at the train station and takes it home with the intention of returning the animal to its owner. He finds that the dog is an Akita and names it Hachiko. However, nobody claims the dog so his family decides to keep Hachi.

Themes:wedding
Locations:school
Characters:student,  teacher
Story:wedding reception,  bride and groom,  suburb,  classroom,  tears,  camera,  computer,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  flashback

Bend It Like Beckham (2002) is one of the best movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport

Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, Bend It Like Beckham explores the world of women's football, from kick-abouts in the park to freekicks in the Final. Set in Hounslow, West London and Hamburg, the film follows two 18 year olds with their hearts set on a future in professional soccer. Heart-stopping talent doesn't seem to be enough when your parents want you to hang up your football boots, find a nice boyfriend and learn to cook the perfect chapatti. (Read More)

Themes:racism,  wedding
Characters:student
Story:wedding reception,  bride and groom,  cultural difference,  culture clash,  tradition,  tears,  camera,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  f rated

Two Days In Paris (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two Days In Paris (2007)

2 Jours - 2 Days follows two days in the relationship of a New York based couple - a French photographer Marion and American interior designer Jack - as they attempt to re-infuse their relationship with romance by taking a vacation in Europe. Their trip to Venice didn't really work out, - they both came down with gastroenteritis. They have higher hopes for Paris. But the combination of Marion's overbearing non-English-speaking parents, flirtatious ex-boyfriends, and Jack's obsession with photographing every famous Parisian tombstone and conviction that French condoms are too small, only adds fuel to the fire. Will they be able to salvage their relationship? Will they ever have sex again? Or will they merely manage to perfect the art of arguing? (Read More)

Themes:racism
Locations:restaurant
Story:contact lens,  cross cultural relationship,  culture clash,  subtitled scene,  tears,  camera,  computer,  voice over narration,  photograph,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  f rated,  flashback

As Good As It Gets (1997)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

As Good As It Gets (1997)

New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast. (Read More)

Themes:prejudice
Locations:restaurant
Characters:waitress
Story:rite,  music band,  blockbuster,  tears,  computer,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship

After The Wedding (2006)
Drama

After The Wedding (2006)

Jacob Pederson lives in shanty surroundings in Bombay, India, and assists in the running of Anand Orphanage and School. He had attempted a number of projects to assist orphans, including child prostitutes - all quite in vain. He has adopted a young male orphan, Pramod, and takes special care of him. With growing pressure on the facilities, which is on the verge bankruptcy, the orphanage receives an offer of funding from wealthy Danish citizen, Jorgen, which may put an end to its problems. In order to obtain the money, Jacob must travel to Copenhagen, meet with Jorgen, get financial assistance, and be back to celebrate Pramod's 8th birthday. He sets forth, is received by Christian Refner, an employee and future son-in-law of Jorgen. Jacob is shown all possible courtesy and even housed in a posh apartment. He subsequently meets with Jorgen, shows him video-tapes and submits that a few Kroner could really save several lives which would otherwise succumb to minor illnesses and infections. Jorgen views the videos, but does not display much interest. He invites Jacob to attend his daughter's wedding. Jacob does attend the ceremony, is introduced to Helene, Jorgen's wife; the bride, Anna; and Jorgen's twins - Martin and Morten. After the wedding ceremony, Christian makes a speech. Quite unconventionally, Anna also decides to make a speech - it is this speech that will shatter Jacob's world, slowly make him realize that this invitation to Copenhagen was a ploy to not only ensnare him… (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:church,  school,  restaurant
Characters:teacher
Story:wedding reception,  rite,  grandmother granddaughter relationship,  classroom,  tears,  computer,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  f rated,  flashback

The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants (2005) is one of the best movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants (2005)

The movie is based on the young adult book, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Anne Brashares. As four best friends spend their first summer apart from one another, they share a magical pair of jeans. Despite being of various shapes and sizes, each one of them fits perfectly into the pants. To keep in touch they pass these pants to each other as well as the adventures they are going through while apart. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:church
Characters:priest
Story:wedding gown,  music band,  little girl,  tears,  computer,  voice over narration,  photograph,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  f rated

The Wedding Singer (1998)
Comedy, Music, Romance

The Wedding Singer (1998)

Robbie Hart is singing the hits of the 1980s at weddings and other celebrations. He also can keep the party going in good spirit, he knows what to say and when to say it. Julia is a waitress at the events where Robbie performs. When both of them find someone to marry and prepare for their weddings, it becomes clear that they've chosen wrong partners. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Characters:waitress
Story:wedding gown,  wedding reception,  cousin cousin relationship,  limousine,  marriage proposal,  dancing

Accepted (2006)
Comedy

Accepted (2006)

After being rejected from every college he applied, Bartleby Gaines decided to create a fictitious university, South Harmon Institute of Technology, with his friends, to fool their parents. But when their deception works too well and every other college rejects starts to apply to his school, B. must find a way to give the education and future his students and friends deserves, including his own, while trying to win the heart of the girl next door. (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:student,  teacher
Story:college student,  classroom,  college,  camera,  computer,  brother sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

The Quiet Man (1952)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Quiet Man (1952)

Sean Thornton has returned from America to reclaim his homestead and escape his past. Sean's eye is caught by Mary Kate Danaher, a beautiful but poor maiden, and younger sister of ill-tempered "Red" Will Danaher. The riotous relationship that forms between Sean and Mary Kate, punctuated by Will's pugnacious attempts to keep them apart, form the main plot, with Sean's past as the dark undercurrent. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:church
Characters:priest
Story:wedding gown,  wedding reception,  misogyny,  tradition,  voice over narration,  brother sister relationship,  photograph,  flashback

The Great Debaters (2007) is one of the best movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Biography, Drama, Romance

The Great Debaters (2007)

Marshall, Texas, described by James Farmer, Jr. as "the last city to surrender after the Civil War," is home to Wiley College, where, in 1935-36, inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and his clandestine work as a union organizer, Professor Melvin Tolson coaches the debate team to a nearly-undefeated season that sees the first debate between U.S. students from white and Negro colleges and ends with an invitation to face Harvard University's national champions. The team of four, which includes a female student and a very young James Farmer, is tested in a crucible heated by Jim Crow, sexism, a lynch mob, an arrest and near riot, a love affair, jealousy, and a national radio audience. (Read More)

Themes:prejudice,  racism
Locations:church
Characters:student,  teacher
Story:college student,  classroom,  college,  brother sister relationship,  dancing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Chocolat (2000)
Drama, Romance

Chocolat (2000)

When a single mother and her six-year-old daughter move to rural France and open a chocolate shop - with Sunday hours - across the street from the local church, they are met with some skepticism. But as soon as they coax the townspeople into enjoying their delicious products, they are warmly welcomed. (Read More)

Themes:prejudice
Locations:church,  school
Characters:priest
Story:grandmother granddaughter relationship,  tradition,  classroom,  tears,  voice over narration,  photograph,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  f rated,  flashback

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Comedy, Drama

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family.

Themes:racism,  wedding
Characters:priest
Story:extended family,  music band,  little girl,  camera,  voice over narration,  brother sister relationship,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  flashback

Up In The Air (2009)
Drama, Romance

Up In The Air (2009)

Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he's met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams.

Themes:racism,  wedding
Locations:church,  school
Story:wedding reception,  chicago illinois,  tears,  computer,  voice over narration,  brother sister relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Love Actually (2003) is one of the best movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Love Actually (2003)

Against the backdrop of aged has-been rock star Billy Mack's Christmas themed comeback cover of "Love Is All Around" which he knows is crap and makes no bones about it much to his manager Joe's chagrin as he promotes the record, several interrelated stories about romantic love and the obstacles to happiness through love for Londoners are presented in the five weeks preceding Christmas. Daniel's wife has just passed away, leaving him to take care of his adolescent stepson Sam by himself. Daniel is uncertain how to deal with Sam and his problems without his wife present, especially in light of a potential budding romance within their household. Juliet and Peter have just gotten married. They believe that Peter's best friend and best man Mark hates Juliet but won't say so to his or her face. Others looking at the situation from the outside believe Mark is jealous of Juliet as he is in love with Peter himself. Jamie, a writer, is taking a writing retreat by himself in rural France following catching his latest girlfriend in an indiscretion. Jamie ends up spending much time in France with Aurelia, the Portuguese woman hired as the housekeeper. The question becomes not only if they can communicate their day-to-day needs with each other as she speaks no English, he speaks no Portuguese, and neither speaks French well, but communicate what seems to be their increasing mutual attraction to each other. Sarah has been in love with her co-worker Karl for the two years they have worked to… (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:church,  restaurant
Characters:waitress
Story:wedding reception,  makeup,  aunt niece relationship,  blockbuster,  subtitled scene,  marriage proposal,  tears,  computer,  voice over narration,  brother sister relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Giant (1956)
Drama, Western

Giant (1956)

Texan rancher Bick Benedict visits a Maryland farm to buy a prize horse. Whilst there he meets and falls in love with the owner's daughter Leslie, they are married immediately and return to his ranch. The story of their family and its rivalry with cowboy and (later oil tycoon) Jett Rink unfolds across two generations. (Read More)

Themes:prejudice,  racism,  wedding
Locations:restaurant
Characters:waitress,  priest
Story:lamb,  bride and groom,  aunt niece relationship,  blockbuster,  marriage proposal,  tears,  brother sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

The Graduate (1967)
Comedy, Drama

The Graduate (1967)

Ben has recently graduated from college, with his parents now expecting great things from him. At his "Homecoming" party, Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father's business partner, has Ben drive her home, which leads to an affair between the two. The affair eventually ends, but comes back to haunt him when he finds himself falling for Elaine, Mrs. Robinson's daughter. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:church
Story:college student,  bride and groom,  blockbuster,  marriage proposal,  college,  tears,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  independent film

Cashback (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Cashback (2006)

When art student Ben Willis is dumped by his girlfriend Suzy, he develops chronic insomnia after finding out how quickly she moved on. To pass the long hours of the night, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket. There he meets a colorful cast of characters, all of whom have their own 'art' in dealing with the boredom of an eight-hour-shift. Ben's art is that he imagines himself stopping time. This way, he can appreciate the artistic beauty of the frozen world and the people inside it - especially Sharon, the pretty and quiet checkout girl, who perhaps holds the answer to solving the problem of Ben's insomnia. (Read More)

Characters:student,  teacher
Story:college student,  little girl,  classroom,  college,  tears,  camera,  computer,  voice over narration,  photograph,  dancing,  flashback

Children Of Heaven (1997) is one of the best movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Drama, Family, Sport

Children Of Heaven (1997)

Zahra's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zahra until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits. Will the plan succeed?

Locations:school
Characters:student
Story:schoolteacher,  little girl,  classroom,  tears,  camera,  brother sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

The Human Stain (2003)
Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Human Stain (2003)

The Human Stain is the story of Coleman Silk (Hopkins), a classics professor with a terrible secret that is about to shatter his life in a small New England town. When his affair with a young troubled janitor (Kidman) is uncovered, the secret Silk had harbored for over fifty years from his wife, his children and colleague, writer Nathan Zuckerman, fast explodes in a conflagration of devastating consequences. It is Zuckerman who stumbles upon Silk's secret and sets out to reconstruct the unknown biography of this eminent, upright man, esteemed as an educator for nearly all his life, and to understand how this ingeniously contrived life came unraveled. (Read More)

Themes:prejudice,  racism
Locations:church,  restaurant
Story:college student,  classroom,  college,  tears,  voice over narration,  brother sister relationship,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  flashback

Imagine Me & You (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Imagine Me & You (2005)

Rachel is a nice girl who is going to marry with Hector ('Heck'), her longtime boyfriend. While she is working in the wedding preparations she meets Luce, wedding's florist, unexpectedly falling in love to her and discovering what is having love feeling to another woman. Unable to stop her Rachel meets Luce a few times hiding it to her family, specially her mother Tessa because she contracted Luce. At the same time that Heck tries to win the affection of his parents-in-law, above all the eccentric father-in-law Ned, Rachel tries following with the daily life and marriage with her husband, but the love and passion she feels for Luce causes a secret affair between both women, and a doubt in Rachel about the life she wants for herself. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:church,  school,  restaurant
Story:wedding reception,  bride and groom,  tears,  computer,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships

The Longest Ride (2015)
Drama, Romance

The Longest Ride (2015)

Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City's art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected and fateful connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple. Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, THE LONGEST RIDE explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love. (Read More)

Locations:church
Characters:student,  teacher
Story:college student,  college,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  flashback

Birth (2004) is one of the best movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Birth (2004)

Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the concern of her fiance, her increased contact with him leads her to question the choices she has made in her life. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:restaurant
Characters:student,  teacher
Story:aunt niece relationship,  grandmother granddaughter relationship,  classroom,  tears,  camera,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  flashback

Meet The Parents (2000)
Comedy, Romance

Meet The Parents (2000)

A Jewish male nurse plans to ask his live-in girl friend to marry him. However, he learns that her strict father expects to be asked for his daughter's hand before she can accept. Thus begins the visit from Hell as the two travel to meet Mom and Dad, who turns out to be former CIA with a lie detector in the basement. Coincidentally, a sister also has announced her wedding to a young doctor. Of course everything that can go wrong, does, including the disappearance of Dad's beloved Himalayan cat, Jinxie. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:school
Characters:priest,  teacher
Story:music band,  blockbuster,  chicago illinois,  marriage proposal,  classroom,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship

Brooklyn (2015)
Drama, Romance

Brooklyn (2015)

In late 1951, Eilis Lacey, a young Irish girl, emigrates to Brooklyn. Sponsored by Father Flood, a priest from her native town Enniscorthy, she is assured to find a full-time job there. But the early days are tough, seasickness being soon replaced by loneliness and homesickness, two feelings all the more acutely felt by Eilis for having had to leave behind her widowed mother and her dear sister Rose. She nevertheless little by little manages to find her footing by adapting to her job as a salesgirl, by studying bookkeeping at Brooklyn College as well as with a little help from both Father Flood and Mrs. Kehoe, the owner of the boarding school she now lives in. And not only does graduation follow but love shows its face in Tony, an Italian-American plumber, full of adoration and respect for her. They end up marrying, although keeping the thing secret. It is at that point that tragedy strikes inciting Eilis to return to Enniscorthy to support her mother morally. And there a strange thing happens : she gradually gets lured by the charms of her native place, going far as to let herself be wooed by Jim Farrell, a young local. (Read More)

Themes:prejudice,  wedding
Locations:school,  restaurant
Characters:priest,  student,  teacher
Story:bride and groom,  marriage proposal,  classroom,  college,  tears,  photograph,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:prejudice,  wedding
Characters:priest
Story:aunt niece relationship,  subtitled scene,  cousin cousin relationship,  marriage proposal,  voice over narration,  brother sister relationship,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  flashback

Gran Torino (2008) is one of the best movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Drama

Gran Torino (2008)

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood. (Read More)

Themes:prejudice,  racism
Locations:church
Characters:priest
Story:misogyny,  culture clash,  blockbuster,  tradition,  subtitled scene,  cousin cousin relationship,  suburb,  brother sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Election (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Election (1999)

Tracy Flick is running unopposed for this year's high school student election. But school civics teacher Jim McAllister has a different plan. Partly to establish a more democratic election, and partly to satisfy some deep personal anger toward Tracy, Jim talks popular varsity football player Paul Metzler to run for president as well. Chaos ensues. (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:student,  teacher
Story:limousine,  voice over narration,  brother sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  f rated,  flashback

Don Jon (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Don Jon (2013)

Jon Martello objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. His buddies even call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull "10s" every weekend without fail. Yet even the finest flings don't compare to the transcendent bliss he achieves alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Dissatisfied, he embarks on a journey to find a more gratifying sex life, but ends up learning larger lessons of life and love through relationships with two very different women. (Read More)

Locations:church
Characters:priest
Story:college student,  classroom,  computer,  voice over narration,  dancing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  flashback

Mustang (2015)
Drama

Mustang (2015)

Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:school
Characters:student,  teacher
Story:travel agency,  aunt niece relationship,  grandmother granddaughter relationship,  tradition,  marriage proposal,  voice over narration,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  f rated

Proof (2005) is one of the best movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Drama, Mystery

Proof (2005)

The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician (recently deceased) tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students who wants to search through his papers and her estranged sister who shows up to help settle his affairs. (Read More)

Characters:student,  teacher
Story:college student,  chicago illinois,  classroom,  college,  tears,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  f rated,  flashback

Conviction (2010)
Biography, Drama

Conviction (2010)

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.

Locations:church,  school
Characters:waitress
Story:limousine,  classroom,  tears,  camera,  computer,  brother sister relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  flashback

In & Out (1997)
Comedy, Romance

In & Out (1997)

All of Greenleaf, Indiana is watching this year's telecast of the Oscars as Hollywood heartthrob and local boy made good Cameron Drake has been nominated for his first ever Best Actor Oscar for his latest movie role as a gay soldier. Cameron's high school English teacher Howard Brackett is overjoyed when Cameron wins the award and mentions Howard's contribution in his acting life. That joy turns to horror when Cameron mentions to the worldwide audience that Howard is gay, especially horrific to Howard as he is engaged to fellow teacher Emily Montgomery, a woman with self-esteem issues as she had battled weight issues most of her life before she lost seventy-five pounds for the wedding. Howard's life is totally disrupted as Hollywood media descends on Greenleaf in order to get Howard's story. The rest of Greenleaf also openly wonders if Howard is indeed gay, as he exhibits many stereotypical gay tendencies, such as being neat, and loving music, dancing, poetry and 'Barbra Streisand' (qv). His cause is not helped in that his and Emily's relationship has not yet been consummated. The one person not concerned is Emily, who trusts Howard. As Howard continues to deny being gay to his family, friends and colleagues, he begins to examine himself hypercritically if only because if others believe he's gay, there may be some merit to the claim, as well as because of an incident that occurs with Hollywood reporter Peter Malloy, who is doing a week-long piece on Howard leading up to his a… (Read More)

Themes:prejudice,  wedding
Locations:church,  school
Characters:priest,  teacher
Story:wedding reception,  schoolteacher,  classroom,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship

Along Came Polly (2004)
Comedy, Romance

Along Came Polly (2004)

Reuben Feffer thinks he's found the love of his life but on his honeymoon he discovers her cheating on him with a scuba instructor. Reuben travels back home to get his life on track. On a night out with best pal, Sandy Lyle, Reuben discovers an old school friend, Polly Prince. Reuben feels a connection straight away, and tries constantly to get her to like him. But it's not going to be easy for Reuben, especially when he spends his days calculating risks, and when someone unexpected turns up. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:school,  restaurant
Characters:waitress
Story:wedding gown,  wedding reception,  music band,  camera,  computer,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) is one of the best movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Drama

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

Evelyn Couch is having trouble in her marriage, and no one seems to take her seriously. While in a nursing home visiting relatives, she meets Ninny Threadgoode, an outgoing old woman, who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode, a young woman in 1920's Alabama. Through Idgie's inspiring life, Evelyn learns to be more assertive and builds a lasting friendship of her own with Ninny. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:church
Story:wedding reception,  cultural conflict,  extended family,  cultural difference,  little girl,  brother sister relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback

Wedding Crashers (2005)
Comedy, Romance

Wedding Crashers (2005)

Two friends, John (played by Owen Wilson) and Jeremy (Vince Vaughn), crash weddings to pick up women. One day they crash the wedding of the daughter of the Treasury Secretary, Secretary Cleary (Christopher Walken). Instead of short-term flings they end up being invited to the Clearys' island estate, and potentially meet the loves of their lives... (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:church
Story:wedding reception,  bride and groom,  vegetarian,  grandmother granddaughter relationship,  blockbuster,  marriage proposal,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance

Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

In Mexico City, late teen friends Tenoch Iturbide and Julio Zapata are feeling restless as their respective girlfriends are traveling together through Europe before they all begin the next phase of their lives at college. At a lavish family wedding, Tenoch and Julio meet Luisa Cortes, the twenty-something wife of Tenoch's cousin Jano, the two who have just moved to Mexico from Spain. Tenoch and Julio try to impress the beautiful Luisa by telling her that they will be taking a trip to the most beautiful secluded beach in Mexico called la Boca del Cielo (translated to Heaven's Mouth), the trip and the beach which in reality don't exist. When Luisa learns of Jano's latest marital indiscretion straight from the horse's mouth, she takes Tenoch and Julio's offer to go along on this road trip, meaning that Tenoch and Julio have to pull together quickly a road trip to a non-existent beach. They decide to head toward one suggested by their friend Saba, who seems a little confused himself of this beach's location. On the road trip, which ends up not being totally harmonious, the three go on a trip of discovery. For Luisa, she has to figure out what to do with her immediate future based on the news from Jano and a secret she is keeping. And Tenoch and Julio have to figure out what their friendship really means as they grow up. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:restaurant
Characters:student
Story:country club,  aunt niece relationship,  grandmother granddaughter relationship,  cousin cousin relationship,  little girl,  college,  tears,  voice over narration,  brother sister relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film

The Sessions (2012)
Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Sessions (2012)

At the age of 38, Mark O'Brien, a man who uses an iron lung, decides he no longer wishes to be a virgin. With the help of his therapist and his priest, he contacts Cheryl Cohen-Greene, a professional sex surrogate and a typical soccer mom with a house, a mortgage and a husband. Inspired by a true story, The Sessions, follows the fascinating relationship which evolves between Cheryl and Mark as she takes him on his journey to manhood. (Read More)

Locations:church,  restaurant
Characters:priest
Story:college student,  marriage proposal,  college,  tears,  voice over narration,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  flashback

Remember Me (2010) is one of the best movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Drama, Romance

Remember Me (2010)

A romantic drama set in New York City during the summer of 2001, where Tyler, a rebellious young man, meets Ally through a twist of fate. Her spirit helps him heal after a family tragedy, though soon the circumstances that brought them together threaten to tear them apart.

Locations:restaurant
Story:college student,  protective male,  little girl,  classroom,  brother sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Promised Land (2012)
Drama

Promised Land (2012)

Corporate salesman Steve Butler (Matt Damon) arrives in a rural town with his sales partner, Sue Thomason (McDormand). With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company's offer, for drilling rights to their properties, as much-needed relief. What seems like an easy job for the duo becomes complicated by the objection of a respected schoolteacher (Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign led by another man (Krasinski) who counters Steve both personally and professionally. (Read More)

Locations:restaurant
Characters:waitress,  student,  teacher
Story:schoolteacher,  music band,  little girl,  classroom,  computer,  photograph

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