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What Is American Pie?
This cult comedy movie series includes American Pie, American Pie 2, American Wedding, and American Reunion. They follow the hijinks of five friends: Jim, Kevin, Steve ("Stifler"), Chris ("Oz"), and Paul ("Finch") from high school to their reunion 13 years later. Although they never seem to learn from their mistakes, it is fun to watch them grow up together.
There are tons of movies similar to the American Pie series, so to narrow down your options, I've compiled a list of the top 10.
Top 10 Movies Similar to American Pie
- The Girl Next Door
- Old School
- Sex Drive
- Van Wilder: Party Liaison
- Winter Break
- Road Trip
- The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Regardless of your pie preference, this list has a flavor for you. From teenage heartbreaks to midlife crises, you'll definitely be asking for seconds.
This film is about three teenagers: Seth, Evan, and Fogell, who want to throw a party to increase their chances of getting laid. And what does any good party need? Booze. After attempting to buy the booze illegally, their plan slowly unravels. Watching three awkward teenagers scramble to pull off the party in time is already a hilarious concept, but the excellent cast makes it so much better.
- Director: Greg Mottola
- Writers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
- Starring: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Bartleby is a high school-slacker that gets rejected by every university he applies for. In an attempt to earn his parent's respect and approval, he decides to create a fake university called the South Harmon Institute of Technology (S.H.I.T.) on a derelict piece of land near his hometown. Of course, as you can imagine, it turns out to be a horrible idea.
- Director: Steve Pink
- Writers: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Mark Perez
- Starring: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively
3. The Girl Next Door
Teenage fantasies rarely come true, but for high-school graduate, Matthew, his fantasy just moved in next door. Unable to attend college due to a lack of funds, it is only former porn star, Danielle, that gives his life purpose again.
- Director: Luke Greenfield
- Writers: David Wagner, Brent Goldberg, Stuart Blumberg
- Starring: Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Downs, Elisha Cuthbert
4. Old School
Mitch, Frank, and Bernard are sick of adulthood and want to relive their college days, so they decide to open a fraternity near their alma mater. As they try to ignore their "real world" responsibilities and obligations, their personal relationships begin to suffer. Be prepared to laugh at this coming-of-age comedy about people who've already come and gone.
- Director: Todd Phillips
- Writers: Court Crandall, Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong
- Starring: Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell
After being dumped by his girlfriend, Scotty, a heartbroken high-school graduate, decides to go on an adventure to Europe with his friends. The further he travels, the more he is able to forget about whats-her-name and start having fun again.
- Directors: Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg, David Mandel
- Writers: Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer, David Mandel
- Starring: Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Michelle Trachtenberg
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6. Sex Drive
Thanks to modern technology, long-distance relationships have become extremely common. When high-school graduate, Ian, begins an online relationship with a mysterious "Ms. Tasty," he decides to drive through several states to see her in person. Naturally, he takes his friends along. Is "Ms. Tasty" really who she says she is? You'll have to watch to find out!
- Director: Sean Anders
- Writers: Sean Anders, John Morris, Andy Behrens
- Starring: Josh Zuckerman, Amanda Crew, Clark Duke, Seth Green, James Marsden
7. Van Wilder: Party Liaison
Being the most popular kid on campus isn't always easy . . . but it is for Van Wilder. He has no intention to graduate and spends his days throwing and attending the best parties on campus. When he meets a beautiful, responsible journalist at the college gazette, he is forced to self-reflect and make some big life decisions. Will he be a college frat boy forever, or will he finally "grow up"?
- Director: Walt Becker
- Writers: Brent Goldberg, David Wagner
- Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Tim Matheson
8. Winter Break
Deciding what to do after college is never easy, especially for school friends Matt, Eddie, Peter, Tyler, and Carter. They choose to opt-out of grad school and job opportunities to party on the slopes in Aspen . . . and then maybe try to figure out what to do with their lives.
- Director: Marni Banack
- Writer: Mark Botvinick
- Starring: Milo Ventimiglia, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Justin Urich, Maggie Lawson, Eddie Mills
9. Road Trip
Josh is a college student that recruits three of his buddies, E.L., Rubin, and Kyle, to take an 1800-mile trip to get a naughty tape back after mistakenly sending it to his long-distance girlfriend. It's a comedic, stress-inducing race against time!
- Director: Todd Phillips
- Writers: Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong
- Starring: Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott, Amy Smart
10. The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Andy Stitzer, a 40-year-old virgin, is constantly harassed by his friends for never having sex. The pressure to pop his cherry is really on when he meets a single mom that's just his type. Will he finally do the deed, or will he remain a virgin forever?
- Director: Judd Apatow
- Writers: Steve Carell, Judd Apatow
- Starring: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd
Now Dig In!
If you loved the American Pie series, you're bound to love one of these raunchy comedies. Whether you're still in high school or in the middle of your midlife crisis, we can all relate to the embarrassing and hilarious moments that come with growing up. Now, what are you waiting for? Dig in!
Jacon on February 05, 2020:
Am on December 31, 2019:
Europe trip is truely great
light on February 15, 2019:
all of them are great but where is inbetweeners?
Me on October 20, 2018:
And "Fired Up!"
Me on October 20, 2018:
21 & Over! One of the better ones.
sumit on March 24, 2018:
I hope you like American pie jasson big movies
panos on September 22, 2015:
American high school 2009
crazyduck (author) on June 02, 2014:
Yeah The Girl Next Door is more of a chick flick.
Carlo Giovannetti from Puerto Rico on June 01, 2014:
Haven't seen a lot of this, but I'm a huge fan of Eurotrip. I never thought I would enjoy that film so much. 40-Year Old Virgin and Old School are pretty good too. The Girl Next Door? Meh, not so much.
Haven't seen the others.