Do you still have a hungover from The Hangover? Well, we could help you with that!
Today, we will be showing you what we deem are the 12 best movies like The Hangover. Whether you are down, need a little cheering up, or simply looking for a good laugh, we believe you will be able to find a few films on this list to help you with your concern.
Get some popcorn, and let us get this show on the road!
The Hangover is a comedy film released in 2009. It tells of the crazy but funny adventures of 3 men as they try to find a groom-to-be before his wedding.
It was the tenth-highest-grossing film in the year of its release. The American Film Institute also named it one of the top 10 films of the year. However, it does not stop there. In addition to racking up praise and recognition, it stole the spot of Beverly Hills Cops as the highest-grossing R-rated comedy in the U.S.
With its success, it should not be surprising that the fans wanted more, and more is what its fans got. In 2011, a second movie came out, while a third got released in 2013.
The 12 Best Movies Like The Hangover
If The Hangover trilogy was not enough to tickle your funny bone, you do not need to worry. We have 12 movies for you to check out today. Without further ado, let us get to know our first film.
1. Tag (2018)
English 1h 40m IMDb
Director: Jeff Tomsic
Stars: Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson
Let us get the reel rolling with Tag. Tag takes inspiration from a true story published in one of the most famous daily newspapers – The Wall Street Journal.
Like The Hangover, it is about a group of old guys chasing another guy. The only difference is, this is literal. Our group here in Tag has been playing the game since 1983. While all done in the name of fun, these men take the game seriously, and we mean seriously.
Seriously enough that all kinds of fun chaos and mayhem happen before, during, and after the wedding of their only never-been-tagged-yet member. If that is not serious enough, then we do not know what is!
Tag is undoubtedly one of the best-conceptualized comedies out there. Do you want some silly scenes and a story? Tag is a film you want to consider.
2. Horrible Bosses (2011)
English 1h 38m IMDb
Director: Seth Gordon
Stars: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis
Next up, we have Horrible Bosses. This film is a black comedy film. Like The Hangover, we have 3 men here who embark on a crazy mission. However, instead of looking for a fourth man who went missing, the guys here are on a mission to kill their bosses.
How it all goes down? Well, we are not in the business of giving out spoilers around here. You will have to see it for yourself!
The film might not have the most original storyline. However, thanks to its cast members and their performance, it was mostly well-received by the critics and the audience.
It is one of the highest-grossing comedies today, and it has racked up tons and tons of recognition. If you want a black comedy to add to your list, this one is one to consider.
3. Dumb and Dumber (1994)
English 1h 47m IMDb
Director: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly(uncredited)
Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly
Next up, we have an oldie but goodie. Let us talk about Dumb and Dumber, one of the best movies from the 1990s. This film is a buddy comedy. While it lacks the third guy compared to The Hangover, it also features friends going on one wild adventure for a wacko mission.
If you are all for the waggish wrong turns and amusing aftermaths of The Hangover, our film here is one you want to check out.
As it is one of the best films of the 1990s, it should not be surprising to know that this film has racked up a following. In addition to that, it garnered a series of shows, from movies to a TV series. If you liked this one, you will likely not be lacking any visual entertainment anytime soon.
4. Role Models (2008)
English 1h 39m IMDb
Director: David Wain
Stars: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks
Did you like the comedic duo above? Well, you might also like our next film then. Let us talk about Role Models next.
The film is about Danny and Wheeler, two salesmen who got themselves in deep trouble without even trying. As a result, they ended up in a big brother and big sister program where they have to be biggies to two littles to try and avoid jail time.
If you are looking for a film with some funny men, silly scenes, and an all’s well that ends well ending just like The Hangover, you will want to add this movie to your marathon.
5. The Internship (2013)
English 1h 59m IMDb
Director: Shawn Levy
Stars: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne
Cannot get enough of comedic duos? Well, we have another one for you. Let us talk about The Internship. Here is a fun fact before we continue. Vince Vaughn wrote, produced, and stared in the film! Talk about talent!
This film is about two men that lost their jobs which pressed them to apply for Google internships. The adventure and mission of our comedic duo here are not as wild and crazy as the adventures of our trio in The Hangover. However, you can be rest assured that it has the laughs and gags.
There are mixed reviews for The Internship, with many critics calling it a 2-hour long Google commercial. On the other hand, its target audience seemed less critical, as it got a box office of $93 million. If you are only looking for a good laugh, you might want to give this movie a shot.
6. Bad Moms (2016)
English 1h 40m IMDb
Director: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Stars: Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell
So far, we have been talking about nothing but a band of silly men. If you want some variety, why not add a group of funny women with a mission to the mix? Well, we have the movie for that. Let us talk about Bad Moms next.
This movie centers on Amy Mitchell and her newfound friends. Here, they embark on an adventure to find some freedom in their life. A life that has been filled with all sorts of strangling responsibilities.
This film is one of the high-grossing films of all time. It has also racked recognition and a following. Additionally, it has garnered tons of nominations and awards. If you were hesitating to add Bad Moms to your list, we believe these are pretty good reasons to erase your doubt.
If you find yourself wanting more from these girls, you might want to check out its sequel.
7. Vacation (2015)
English 1h 39m IMDb
Director: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Stars: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo
We have had a band of men and a group of women for comedic companies. Well, what about a family for a comical team for some variety? Let us talk about Vacation next. This movie is a road comedy that centers on the Griswolds and their wild and crazy adventure to Walley World.
The film received mixed reviews, which leaned more toward the negative. However, do not let that throw you off just yet. While it was not well-received by critics, it did capture its audience. After all, it garnered around $107 million against a $31 million budget.
Vacation is part of a film series. If you find yourself wanting more of this kind of comedy, you also have the option to check out its other installments.
8. We’re the Millers (2013)
English 1h 50m IMDb
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts
In Vacation, we had a family for a comedic group. If you liked that, you might also want to give a fake family a chance to tickle your funny bone! Let us talk about We’re the Millers next. A film you are likely familiar with already.
This movie was a success having a box office of $270 million against its budget of $37 million. However, that is not all this movie has to boast. It was also able to rack a following along with nominations and awards!
This movie is a crime comedy, and as you might already know, it is about a fake family that embarks on a silly smuggling adventure. If it is the drugs, the series of unfortunate events, and an all’s well that ends well ending you liked in The Hangover, this is a movie you want to consider.
9. Due Date (2010)
English 1h 35m IMDb
Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan
Over here, we have two more men on a mission and a crazy adventure. Let us talk about Due Date next. The film received mixed reviews. However, it seems it was well-received by the audience, with it garnering a box office of around $211 million against a budget of $65 million.
This film is about a father-to-be and an aspiring actor with completely different objectives. However, as fate would have it, they would come together in a long and insane journey which will likely have you howling in laughter.
If you like your film with some funny men, wrong turns, and packed with tons of laughs and gags like The Hangover, this film here is one you want to check out.
10. Bridesmaids (2011)
English 2h 5m IMDb
Director: Paul Feig
Stars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne
As you might have already noticed by now, when it comes to comedy, men usually are the stars. However, as you have seen above, the ladies could also pull it off! Well, we have another film that will show you just that. Let us talk about Bridesmaids.
This movie is one of the most notable comedies of all time. Not only because of its box office success or the number of accolades it racked up but because of its contribution to the discussion of having women in comedy.
This film centers on Annie Walker. It is about all the mishaps that happen to her as the maid of honor of her best friend. If you want your comedy like The Hangover which has a wedding, a missing groom or bride, and tons of laughs and gags, Bridesmaids is a film you want to consider.
11. Wedding Crashers (2005)
English 1h 59m IMDb
Director: David Dobkin
Stars: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams
Cannot get enough of the weddings and wacko adventures? Well, you do not need to worry. We have another film for you to check out. Let us talk about Wedding Crashers here.
This film was well-received by both the critics and the audience. It even has the credit of making adult comedies popular again. It tells the story of two divorce mediators and how they fall in love. Of course, not without all the hilarity along the way.
While not exactly the same as The Hangover, this movie has many of the same elements. It only presented it in its own unique way. If you are looking for something similar but different at the same time, you might want to give this movie a try.
12. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
English 1h 38m IMDb
Director: Jake Szymanski
Stars: Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick
Here we are at our final film. It may be the last one on this list, but we assure you it is not the least. Let us talk about Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. If you liked our last film, we feel like you would also enjoy this one.
Like our previous film, we have two men, a wedding, and a fiasco here. The name of this film pretty much summarizes its premise. This film is about two brothers looking for dates for their sister’s wedding.
Does that sound familiar? Well, that is because it takes inspiration from the viral 2013 Craigslist ad of two brothers looking for dates for their cousin’s wedding. If you want to know more about how that turned out, you might want to check the book too!
There you have it! The 12 best movies like The Hangover. Whether you are feeling down or simply looking for a good laugh, we hope we were able to help you find a film or two to tickle your funny bone.
Are you looking for some variety to fill your watch list? You might want to visit our other discussions then. We have tons of movies for you to check out! Romance, sci-fi, horror? You name it. We probably have something for it!