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10 Hilarious Movies Like “The Hangover”


Poppy is the author of A Bard's Lament and the Black Diamond series. She lives in Enoshima with her husband and young son.

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 and get him back to California in time for his wedding.

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 favorite types of films to sit and watch with beer and some friends. Here are ten more 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 an exciting visit 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 humor to The Hangover.

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

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!

3. Ted (2012)

Ted is one of my favorite 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 humor is reminiscent of Family Guy.

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 neighbors 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 favorite actresses, Jennifer Aniston, and has a lot of funny moments. It's a great film to watch with your friends.

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.

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 Netflix's 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. This movie also stars Kristen Bell, who stars in The Good Place.

It's a female-leading role without being over-the-top and deserves a spot on the list of enjoyable adult comedies.

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 also one of my favorite 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.

8. Meet the Fockers (2004)

Ben Stiller stars in this awkward and hilarious movie Meet the Fockers, the sequel to Meet the Parents. Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Stiller) takes his fiance Pamela (Teri Polo) and her parents to meet his parents, quirky island dwellers who love sex therapy and keeping their son's mediocre momentums... the complete opposite to Pamela's strict, ex-CIA father (Robert De Niro).

We see a funnier side to the usually serious De Niro as well as classic Stiller moments of awkwardness. Meet the Fockers is a timeless classic that you'll definitely enjoy.

9. Blades of Glory (2007)

Starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder, this is another silly and fun movie not to be missed. Chazz Michael Michaels (Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Heder) are rivals in professional ice skating. When they get into a brawl at the Olympics, they're banned from figure skating for life.

A couple of years later, one of Jimmy's superfans finds a loophole in the rules saying that they were only banned from singles competitions, not doubles. These rivals, who previously hated each other, must now work together to reach their goal of winning the gold. But with a jealous pair of figure skaters looking to sabotage them, can Jimmy and Chazz find friendship and maybe even win?

This daft comedy will put a smile on your face at any age! Teenagers of around thirteen years old and above would also enjoy this ridiculous adventure.

10. Horrible Bosses (2011)

Featuring a trio of men on a mission like in The Hangover, Horrible Bosses is a giggle-worthy Saturday night comedy about three guys (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis) who plot to murder their insufferable bosses.

Packed with action and classic slapstick American comedy, Horrible Bosses is a great adult's movie to watch on the weekend with a couple of beers. Starring big actors like Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, and Jamie Foxx, the quality of acting isn't lacking, either.

Comedies are a fun way to de-stress, and with these 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?

© 2017 Poppy


Billy Haynes from Paragould, AR on July 03, 2019:

Right? Our fun hobbies seem to transition into not so fun responsibilities.

Poppy (author) from Enoshima, Japan on July 03, 2019:

What a shame we have to grow up and have less time for our hobbies.

Billy Haynes from Paragould, AR on July 02, 2019:

It was funny, been friends with the former manager ever since. Of course, running a company I don't have time for all that anymore either. lol

Poppy (author) from Enoshima, Japan on July 01, 2019:

Wow, you really like movies! It's cute they made a recognition badge for you like that.

Billy Haynes from Paragould, AR on July 01, 2019:


Before DVD kiosks put physical movie stores out of business, I was the top renter at one location for a while before they closed (I think it was 900 - 1,000 rentals total).

Many years later we had a Movie Gallery open and I was in there so much the manager created a Movie Gallery badge that said "#1 Customer" where the name goes. Sadly, that's been closed for 5+ years now. I still have that though. ^_^

Poppy (author) from Enoshima, Japan on July 01, 2019:

Haha Billy, well I've seen them all too so I suppose we're both sad :D

Billy Haynes from Paragould, AR on June 29, 2019:

Thought I would see what was in your list, turns out I've already seen them all ans confirmed I have no life. LOL

Poppy (author) from Enoshima, Japan on May 26, 2019:

Are you thinking of Shallow Hal?

scampo on May 25, 2019:

There is another comedy,guys in a bar really drunk goes to bed with a girl he thinks is beautiful and slim because hes so drunk but she's fat and ugly. Funny scene when he wakes up the next morning but cant find it anyone know which one i mean.

Pat Mills from East Chicago, Indiana on October 01, 2017:

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.

Poppy (author) from Enoshima, Japan on September 30, 2017:

Yeah that’s another good one :D

Angel Guzman from Joliet, Illinois on September 30, 2017:

Great recommendations! Pineapple Express too!! Lol

Poppy (author) from Enoshima, Japan on September 30, 2017:

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! :)

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on September 30, 2017:

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!

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