Avoid if You're Getting Married Soon

  • American Beauty (marriage gone stale)
  • So I Married an Axe Murderer (terrible misjudgement)
  • What Lies Beneath (see above)
  • My Best Friends Wedding (evil bridesmaid)
  • Father of the Bride (frazzled father)
  • Romeo & Juliet (star crossed lovers)
  • Meet the Parents (evil parents)
  • Runaway Bride (jilted grooms)
  • Steel Magnolias (frazzled family...and some death to make you cry even harder)
  • To Die For (woman becomes insanely shallow and compulsive after marriage)
  • War of the Roses (the most bitter of breakups)
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They will depress you, make you cry, freak you out, or just frazzle you even more. I speak from recent experience.

i imagine Story of Us with Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer would be a good fit for this list...

I haven't seen it. Does that fall into the "marriage gone stale" category?

i would say so... it was pretty traumatic to watch, and i wasn't even in a relationship at the time--made me feel good about being single, lemmee tell ya. ;)

I don't know if this exactly fits in with the theme, but the relationship of the couple in What Lies Beneath might fit here...

I think this falls quite nicely into the category of "serious misjudgement".

I think you could safely say no one getting married should ever see "War of the Roses" with Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas. A very funny bitter movie.

Mybe "To Die For" is a fit for this list.

Hmmm...nasty in-laws, shallow/obsessive wife...yeah. This one is definitely scarier for the guys, but it's worth adding!

There are so many I had forgotten. This one is fantastic, what engaged person would want to watch a bitter breakup in progress?

Probably the absolute worst movie to see before a marriage (in my opinion) is Ingmar Bergman's "Scences from a Marriage." It begins with the perfect marriage and goes downhill from there. It isn't your typical marriage goes to hades movie. I would recommend to all single people!

Never saw it, and will be sure to avoid it.