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7 Hilarious Movies Like "The Hangover"

Updated on September 30, 2017
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Poppy Reid is a proofreader for Japan Info and a video game enthusiast. She lives in Tokyo and has two hamsters named Zelda and Hemingway.

The Hangover is a fun American comedy telling the tale of four guys who head to Las Vegas for a stag party, only for it to go horribly wrong when they wake up in a wrecked hotel room, the groom-to-be missing, and no memory of how their night went. With mishaps and laugh-out-loud moments, the three remaining men have to figure out what happened and find their best friend in time for his wedding.

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The Hangover enjoyed incredible success and is highly rated on IMDb (7.8/10) and Rotten Tomatoes (79%) as a great modern American comedy. Its sequels, The Hangover Part II and The Hangover Part III, weren't as well-received, but I still enjoyed them and they remain a great series that can be watched again and again.

This genre of silly American comedies is one of my favourite types of films to sit and watch with beer and some friends. Here are other movies you might enjoy if you liked The Hangover.

1. The Vacation (2015)

The Vacation also stars Ed Helms, who played Stu in The Hangover series. In this funny movie, Rusty Griswold (Helms) realises that his family is getting bored with the same annual trip to his family's cabin. He plans a trip to Walley World and packs up his family on a bonding road trip. Misfortune strikes along the way, of course, giving way for laugh-out-loud moments and very similar humour to The Hangover.

Although it's not the most well-received movie of all time, I really enjoyed it and personally laughed a lot. My rating: 7/10

2. Superbad (2007)

Most people have at least heard of Superbad, the hilarious movie of teenhood, underage drinking, and embarrassing moments. Jonah Hill and Michael Cera star in this 2000's favourite. Seth Rogan, one of my favourite actors, also appears in this movie.

Seth (Hill) and his best friend, Evan (Cera) are hugely unpopular and hope to gain some popularity points from Seth's crush by buying alcohol to take to her party. Everything that could go wrong does go wrong. If you love genuinely funny teen movies with embarrassing moments and hilarious misfortune, give this film a try.

This is really highly rated by others, and for me it was pretty good but not my favourite of all time. My rating: 6/10

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3. Ted (2012)

Ted is one of my favourite movies of all time. On Christmas morning, John Bennet wishes that his new teddy bear could walk and talk, and his wish comes true. Ted becomes his best friend for life... even when he's in his 30s working full-time and smoking weed.

This unique concept blossomed into a funny script and a quote goldmine. Starring Seth McFarlane and Mila Kunis, it's no wonder that the film's sense of humour is reminiscent of Family Guy. My rating: 9/10

4. We're the Millers (2013)

We're the Millers tells the story of a drug dealer (Jason Sudeikis) who, after losing all his money and stock to thieves, is forced to travel to Mexico and bring back what his boss (Ed Helms) describes as just a "smidge" of weed. Knowing he's got no chance of making it across the border with drugs, he hires his neighbours and a local homeless girl to join him and pretend to be his "family".

I really liked this movie a lot, as it stars one of my favourite actresses, Jennifer Aniston, and has a lot of funny moments. It's a great film to watch with your friends. My rating: 8/10

5. This is the End (2013)

This is the End stars Seth Rogan, Jay Baruchel, and James Franco all playing as themselves. During a party in James Franco's new house in Los Angeles, all hell breaks loose when what seems to be the biblical rapture hits Hollywood.

I really love this film because it's so silly, exaggerates the relationships between real celebrities, and delivers amusing jokes and moments. Definitely not one to miss for Seth Rogan fans. My rating: 10/10

6. Bad Moms (2016)

After juggling the stress of working full-time, taking care of her children and dog, and finding out her husband is cheating, Amy (Mila Kunis) decides she's done trying to be perfect and decides to have fun.

I enjoyed Bad Moms way more than I thought I would. I really like Mila Kunis, who plays Meg from Family Guy, and one of the main characters, Carla (Kathryn Hahn) has some really hilarious quotes.

It's a female-leading role without being over-the-top and deserves a spot on the list of enjoyable adult comedies. My rating: 7/10

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7. Paul (2011)

Seth Rogan appears yet again in this Simon Pegg and Nick Frost comedy. Two British nerds who love Comic-con and alien sightseeing spots go on a road trip in America... only to bump into a real-life alien trying to get home.

This is one of my favourite movies of all time. The alien, Paul, loves weed and beer and telling jokes, and the script is tight with funny moments in every scene. If you like Seth Rogan and movies about travelling, give Paul a try. My rating: 9/10

Comedies are a fun way to de-stress, and with these seven hilarious movies you'll be set for a while on silly movies to watch with your friends and a couple of beers! Have you seen any of the above films? Which one do you like best?

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      Pat Mills 2 weeks ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      Most of the ones I've seen here are good, save for Vacation. I very much prefer the original National Lampoon's Vacation. If you're into films with a degree of comic anarchy, I would recommend some of the best films of the Marx Brothers and W. C, Fields, such as A Night At The Opera or The Bank Dick. For something a little more recent, I enjoyed the first National Lampoon movie, Animal House. Happy viewing.

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      Poppy Reid 2 weeks ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Yeah that’s another good one :D

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      Angel Guzman 2 weeks ago from Joliet, Illinois

      Great recommendations! Pineapple Express too!! Lol

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      Poppy Reid 2 weeks ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Good choice! Although take note that there is a lot of cursing and references to drugs and minor violence. It’s one of my favourite movies, I hope you enjoy it! It’s actually on Netflix right now! :)

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      Louise Powles 2 weeks ago from Norfolk, England

      Oh, I've not seen any of these films! But the last one you mentioned, Paul, looks a good film. I think I'll give that one a go!