Comedy films offer the best medicine, laughter. A popular theme of these movies is about coming of age.
The difficulties and hilarity of growing up and facing puberty have room for anecdotes, funny mishaps, and slapstick.
A good example is the movie “American Pie,” which took the world by storm in 1999. This box office hit resulted in three more installments after the first production.
There are other movies like “American Pie” that can tickle your funny bone.
Go through the list below and prepare your jaws for non-stop laughter.
1. Old School (2003)
Growing up is a continuous process. It does not stop because a person graduates from college and gets a job. It is the story of the three men in the movie “Old School.” As they sought to find belongingness, it resulted in numerous shenanigans like what happened in “American Pie.” Will these gentlemen find the happiness they were looking for? It is never too late to start a path towards your happiness, right?
2. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
Every person’s journey is different. One would learn that it is not good to rush things. Similar to American Pie, Andy, the protagonist of “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” has a goal to lose his virginity. However, the road to finding the right partner is hard. He had to go through unsuccessful hookups, experience ridicule, and have tons of frustration. Can Andy find the lady who will not just take his virginity but love him for real? And in the end, can he say it was worth the wait?
3. The Girl Next Door (2004)
The desire for the opposite sex is a natural reaction. It is a theme explored in “American Pie” and “The Girl Next Door.” Matthew, the lead in the story, wants to go to college but is in a financial bind. His life turns upside down when he falls for the girl next door. Unfortunately, the pretty lady has a dark secret. It placed their relationship in jeopardy. Despite the conflicts, Matthew decided to stick by her side and yielded favorable results beyond his imagination.
4. Superbad (2007)
High school adventures are one of the best moments in life. Films like “Superbad” and “American Pie” show many scenes about these fun experiences. “Superbad” is about two long-time friends preparing to attend college. They aim to lose their virginity at a party organized at a schoolmate’s home. The two tasked to buy liquor ended up with more adventures than they bargained for. The two work out a way to strengthen their friendship and earn the affection of the girls they like. Will their friendship remain or fizzle out? The film was called the best high school movie of the 2000s.
5. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
What do you get when you put together sexually frustrated people? The tension explodes and results in a bunch of hilarious blunders and miscalculations. It is the comedic points of movies like “American Pie” and “Wet Hot American Summer.” These two films are all about letting go of restrictions and going for what you want. It also explores the natural desires of people and how chaotic they can be if not handled properly. If you are looking for a film that will make you laugh throughout, this cult is for you…
6. Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
Teen flicks often have the plot of wanting to get rid of the V card before graduating high school. It is a theme “Can’t Hardly Wait” and “American Pie.” It is also the last chance to win over that person you had a crush on forever. The 1998 production’s storyline revolves around a big graduation party. There are a bunch of confessions, rejections, alcohol, and revelations that are relatable to audiences. Growing up requires courage and change; if you are not up to it, things will not progress. The film also has an awesome soundtrack. Music lovers will appreciate it a lot.
7. EuroTrip (2004)
Friends will stick with you through thick and thin. This type of bond is featured in “American Pie” and “EuroTrip.” In the film “EuroTrip,” the protagonist Scotty gets dumped by his girlfriend. After graduation, he decided to go backpacking in Europe to find his female German pen pal. Scotty’s friends join him on this adventure. The conquest for true love never runs smooth, especially with a girl you never met before in person. The group got in trouble one after another. It includes being robbed, lost in translation, getting drunk, and having a mistaken identity. It is a satire that is full of hilarity that audiences will surely enjoy.
8. There’s Something About Mary (1997)
High school is a time when people experience the beauty of growing up. “There’s Something About Mary” is a comedy flick incorporating high school experiences like “American Pie.” The lead in the story, Ted, after thirteen years, is still hung up with his dream girl Mary. He hired a private investigator to track her down. Ted, fortunately, finds her and tries to win Mary back. Their love was put to the test when a series of mishaps occurred that led them apart. Ted built a resolve to straighten things out. Hopefully, it will be enough to patch up his relationship with Mary.
9. Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
“Not Another Teen Movie” is a comedic parody film utilizing some lines from other teen films like “American Pie.” The story revolves around Jake, the football star of John Hughes High. After breaking up with his girlfriend, the old flame ridicules him by dating the school nerd. To get back at her, Jake agreed on a bet to win over an eccentric girl named Janey. It turns out that Janey, underneath her nerdy exterior, is a true beauty. However, she felt betrayed after knowing Jake’s initial intention. Jake, on the other hand, falls deeply for her. Can he win her back? Check it out if you want to know.
10. Road Trip (2000)
The film “Road Trip” has a theme of sexual exploits, just like “American Pie.” However, its setting is in college rather than high school. The plot revolves around Josh, who is in a long-distance relationship with his childhood friend and high school sweetheart Tiffany. The conflicts arose when Tiffany did not return his calls. Then he ended up sleeping with another girl. The act was caught on camera. Things got complicated when the tape was mistakenly sent to Tiffany. Josh and the gang decided to go on a road trip to get the tape back.
Do you want more recommendations?
Here is a list of other comedy films that are like American Pie:
Revenge of the Nerds (1984),
Sex Drive (2008),
Scary Movie (2000),
21 Jump Street (2012),
Fired Up! (2009),
Knocked Up (2007),
The Late Bloomer (2016),
Easy A (2016),
and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004).
All of these listed movies will surely make you laugh till you drop. So the next time you want to binge-watch, make sure to view these epic comedy flicks.