Directed by Frank Coraci and written by Tim Herlihy, ‘The Wedding Singer’ stars Adam Sandler as Robbie Hart and Drew Barrymore as Julia Sullivan, who while being engaged to other people, start falling in love with each other. A romantic comedy, ‘The Wedding Singer’ is a beautiful piece of work. Released at a time when Sandler was at the top of his game, the film went on to become one of the biggest hits in his career, showcasing all the talents of the actor. Sandler is supported by the performance of Barrymore, who brings her own sweetness to the narrative. It is shot by American cinematographer Tim Suhrstedt, edited by Tom Lewis and the music is composed by American film composer and musician Teddy Castellucci. Co-produced by Robert Simonds and Jack Giarraputo, and distributed by New Line Cinema, the movie was a box office hit, grossing $123.3 million against a budget of $18 million.
The movie also features a magnificent soundtrack which consists of artists such as Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Wham! And David Bowie. The music provides a funny and easy-going tonality for the tone of the narrative. I have taken into account films which have a similar narrative structure. The selected names on this list primarily deal with multiple concepts through the lens of romantic musical comedies. In addition, I have not included projects directed by Frank Coraci in order to have a more diverse selection. So, without further ado, here is the list of best movies similar to ‘The Wedding Singer’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like ‘The Wedding Singer’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
8. The Last Five Years (2014)
Written and directed by Richard LaGravenese, ‘The Last Five Years’ stars Anna Kendrick as Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress and Jeremy Jordan as Jamie Wellerstein, a novelist. The plot follows a passionate love affair that blooms over the passage of time, and told in a non-linear format. ‘The Last Five Years’ premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and receive moderately positive reviews. The film is led by the performance of Anna Kendrick, who absolutely shines with her incandescent acting talent. In addition, the performances are complemented by music, which is scored by Jason Robert Brown. The flick, due to its limited release, failed to attract attention it deserves. Nevertheless, it went on to become an absolute darling for the aforementioned performances of Kendrick and Jordan.
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7. Hairspray (2007)