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10 Movies like The Hangover To Watch If You Enjoy Insane Comedies 

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The popular comedy film The Hangover is a hilarious story about a bunch of guys who get drunk one night and the next morning they cannot remember anything. If you are looking for more similar recommendations, check out our list of movies like The Hangover that you might enjoy. When the events of the movie unfold, there are far-reaching consequences, Alan, Phil, and Stu have to figure a way out to rectify their mistakes of the previous night (whether it may be fighting a tiger or tracking down Mike Tyson!) The Hangover is all about having crazy fun, which is why so many of us love it. Hangover‘s humour is not intellectually demanding but makes such a great laugh! I mean, who doesn’t love Mr Chow!?

List of Movies Like The Hangover

1. Hangover (Sequels- II & III) (2011) (2013)

Most viewers are aware of the Hangover sequels but by any chance, you aren’t, say if you just saw the Hangover (2009), then the sequels are a must-watch. Bringing more madness, the next 2 films revolve around the same characters, ‘the Wolfpack’ as they find themselves in more trouble thanks to their blackouts. 

Here is the trailer for Hangover II

Without giving away any spoilers, I must tell you that the sequels do a very good job of holding up to the epic comedy of the first film. The crazy night of partying followed by waking up in the morning and not remembering what happened is a consistent framework where the humour lies in what turns up the next morning when they gradually figure out what they did last night. If you’re looking for movies like The Hangover, I’d highly recommend you see the sequels.

2. We’re The Millers (2013)

This comedy film follows a small-time pot dealer, David (Jason Sudeikis) in debt to his supplier agrees to smuggle in a major stash from Mexico. In order to smuggle he puts together a fake family that acts as a cover. Jennifer Aniston plays a quirky stripper alongside the fake kids, Emma Roberts and Will Poulter. Hangover actor, Ed Helms plays the drug lord.

The fake family is a hilarious mismatch, and the uncomfortable situations they find themselves in- it makes for good laughs. Also, Jennifer Aniston had a brilliant comedic time, she steals the show.  So, if you are in search of movies like The Hangover, then We’re The Millers is an easy-to-watch amusing film.

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3. Ted (2012)

On the surface level, Ted seems like an innocent film about a man and his Alive Teddy Bear, don’t make the mistake and watch it with kids though! The film is a rather R-rated story about a man called John (Mark Wahlberg) who, as a little boy, wishes for his Teddy bear ‘Ted’ to come alive. 30 years later, when he is all grown up, Ted turns into a foul-mouthed companion to John, always giving John’s girlfriend Lori (Mila Kunis) a hard time!  

The drinking and smoking habits of John and Ted become a concern as they avoid responsibilities and maturing up. Needless to say, the situation makes for a very entertaining movie with some laughs. The Bear is the focal point and the one who gets most of the laughs, but it’s the dynamic between Ted and John that is so infectious and heartwarming that it makes the movie likeable. Ted is a really solid comedy option for movies like The Hangover.

4. Bad Moms (2016)

The female-centric comedy film Bad Moms has a very straightforward premise, a couple of women- Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell), and Carla (Kathryn Hahn) is fed up with the everyday life of working, taking care of their homes and being mothers. They decide to get away from all the conventional responsibilities and go wild with their freedom! 

The girls set themselves up for the ultimate showdown with PTA queen bee Gwendolyn. One thing I personally loved about this movie was that instead of using chaotic scenes and dramatic tensions between characters, a variety of incidents were carefully selected and put together that led to a clear yet relatable image of daily family/parental challenges and struggles with some extremely entertaining moments! Bad Moms will surely be worth a watch if you are interested in films like The Hangover.

5. Horrible Bosses (2011)

Have you ever worked for a boss that was a total nightmare? Well, 3 friends each have a boss that is either a control freak, a predator, or a dimwit. One day, they decide that the only way to be free from the tyrannical executives is to murder them. However, none of them has any idea how their attempted murders go horribly wrong.

The Hangover Horrible Bosses is an unconventional black comedy plot with Jennifer Anniston as the boss and Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis.  This is one of the funniest, most unpredictable Adult comedy movies similar to Hangover.

6. Due Date (2010)

The Robert Downey Jr. and Hangover’s Zach Galifianakis starer Due Date is an underrated comedy story of an odd couple heading for redemption. Peter (Robert) lands himself on a no-fly list days before his wife’s due date and is forced to take a road journey where his sanity is tested by an irritating Slacker, Ethan (Zack).

The film is full of crazy, funny, and hard-hitting moments. There are mishaps, from a glorious car crash to a self-inflicted gunshot! Undoubtedly a great performance from Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. Due Date is an absolute must-watch film similar to The Hangover.

7. Bridesmaids (2011)

This is a comedy film between, you guessed it, Bridesmaids. But don’t worry if you think it is going to be cheesy, the film is so unapologetically hilarious that there are moments you’ll truly find hard to forget. A competition is born between the Maid of honour-  Helen, and a Bridesmaid- Annie. Annie is actually the bride’s best friend but gets sidelined by the rich and new friend Helen.

Annie, along with her fellow friends, takes on the traditional wedding tour that turns disastrous around every turn. Now, she must put her demons to bed if she’s ever going to give her friend away on a high note. Hilarious and heartwarming, this is a comedy for everyone to see. With a talented cast and some cleverly crafted comedy, Bridesmaids is a great film similar to The Hangover.

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8. This is the End (2013)

This is the End is a real-not real-life film about James Franco, an actor, who is holding a party in Hollywood with a lot of his celebrity friends. His friends Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel, and Craig Robinson are among the friends invited to the party.

A catastrophe of biblical proportions suddenly breaks out, trapping Franco’s party within his house and wreaking unimaginable havoc among Tinseltown’s elite. The six friends are in danger of falling apart due to cabin fever and running out of supplies as the world they knew outside crumbles. This is the End is a good way to pass time if you’re bored and want to see films like The Hangover

9. Superbad (2007)

This film follows two nerdy best friends who are at the end of their high school journey, it’s when they are invited to a big house party that they realise that they haven’t done anything rebellious. So they decide to live their time by scoring alcohol, finding girls etc.

If you’re in the mood to watch a genuinely funny comedy film where you end up laughing endlessly, then Superbad is the movie for you. This is not another teen comedy movie just about a bunch of guys wanting to get laid. There actually more to this movie than that, the relatable character’s arc makes this a very good choice for movies like The Hangover.

10. Wedding Crashers (2005)

The 2005 comedy film Wedding Crashers follows two divorced men who go from one wedding to another to pick up women, everything changes when John (Owen Wilson) falls in love with a girl called Claire. Wedding crashers might pleasantly surprise you. 

While it may seem like a predictable, typical rom-com following the same tropes and beats but story is far more unexpected. One of the main reasons for it to be such a stand-out has to do with its amazing cast. Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Hangover’s Bradley Cooper and Christopher Walken are among a few brilliant actors in this film. Anyone who likes movies like The Hangover will easily have a great time watching Wedding Crashers, give it a try.

Honourable Mentions 

Here are a few hilarious movies like The Hangover that didn’t make the list, but you can check them out nonetheless: 

  1. Knocked Up
  2. Old School
  3. American Pie

When Lost aired over a decade ago, its successful narrative created a pop culture impact and changed the landscape of television. If you are a fan and want to watch shows like Lost then you can have a look at this list we made just for you.

Lost

The hugely successful television series Lost aired in 2004. The premise, as we know, deals with a group of people surviving a commercial passenger plane crash on a remote island. The show masterfully explores supernatural and sci-fi elements on this mysterious south Pacific island. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTu8iDynwNc

The use of cliffhangers at the end of each episode of Lost kept the viewers on the edge of their seats, desperately craving for the next episode to come. Even though it's a large ensemble cast, most of the characters receive a justifiable personal arch. Lost was inspired by the movie Castaway and became one of the most expensive pilots to be shot at the time! Lost continues to be appreciated for its originality in storytelling and dynamic character arcs. 

List of TV Shows Like Lost

  1. The Leftovers
  2. Manifest
  3. Lost Room
  4. Twin Peaks
  5. The Prisoners
  6. Battlestar Galactica
  7. The New People
  8. Flight 29 Down
  9. Fringe
  10. Alcatraz
  11. Under the Dome
  12. Dark

1. The Leftovers (2014)

IMDB ratings: 8.3/10

Cast: Carrie Coon, Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman and Margaret Qualley

Creator: Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta

The director of Lost, Damon Lindel also created a supernatural drama series called The Leftovers. The show begins 3 years after an unexplainable global event called ‘Sudden Departure’  where almost 2 per cent of the population, nearly 140 million people, disappear. The Leftovers isn't about WHY people are gone, it's about how the ones who remain dealt with their loss, people often try to comfort themselves with dreams, angels, gods, or even death.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLT3YUALJno&t=8s

The Leftovers will leave you with so many questions but beyond words, you have to feel it and savour its unanswered questions to find peace. The Leftovers is an incredible television series that starts incredibly well but loses its way by the series's end. I have to say though, Carrie Coon has brilliant moments in the end. The Leftovers is so weird, fragmented and nonsensical at times that it reminds me of Lost. If you are looking for shows like Lost, I recommend that you give The Leftovers a try.

2. Manifest  (2018) 

IMDB ratings: 7.1/10

Cast: Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas and J.R. Ramirez 

Creator: Jeff Rake


The Manifest is a supernatural drama show about a bunch of people who discover that they lost 5 years of their lives when they landed in New York after their aeroplane faced severe turbulence. All the people on the plane were presumed to be dead. Now, these people have to find a way to adjust themselves to a new life around their loved ones. Mild spoiler! They learn their loved ones and the rest of society is not as they left it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1hNAIzkQWY

I found that the show’s premise was very intriguing and the actors give a very convincing performance. The narrative details of the show, however, in my opinion, are a bit sloppy and inconsistent. The writers surely have room for improvement but their concept is incredibly thrilling. Every episode of Manifest keeps you on your toes. Manifest has completed 3 seasons up until now and continues to be on air. Manifest is a pretty good choice if you want to watch TV shows like Lost.

3. Lost Room (2006)

IMDB ratings: 8.1/10

Cast: Peter Krause, Julianna Margulies and Peter Jacobson

Creator: Christopher Leone, Laura Harkcom

This lesser-known show The Lost Room is an American Sci-fi television miniseries which only had 3 episodes of 90 mins each and no follow-up seasons. The show was based on a very unique idea where the room in question (known as the ‘Lost Room’) and the objects in the said room had supernatural powers. This strange room is set in a 1960s motel along the iconic U.S. Route 66. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfWrECLnFYU

One day the protagonist (Peter Krause) Joe Miller’s daughter disappears inside the room. Joe, with the help of objects present in the room, tries to find his daughter Anna (Elle Fanning). The story of Lost Room was intensely engaging. I found the direction and the actor’s performances to be absolutely brilliant. It baffles me that the creators did not return to make another short season within the same concept. If you have been searching for TV series like Lost then I can assure you that Lost Room will be worth a watch.

4. Twins Peaks (1990) 

IMDB ratings: 8.8/10

Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Mädchen Amick, Sherilyn Fenn and David Lynch

Creator: David Lynch

David Lynch, the well-known director of weird and captivating films such as Eraserhead and Blue Velvet created an iconic show called Twin Peaks. It is a hauntingly eccentric show about the investigation of the mysterious murder of a small-town homecoming queen named Laura Palmer. Believe me, as odd as the show may seem at first, you will grow to love it, after all, it is considered to be one of the best mystery shows ever created. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwn9ou_nf-I

With the mysteries, the supernatural elements and the list of bizarre characters, Twin Peaks has it all. In my opinion, the cinematography of the show was truly ahead of its time. Kyle’s Dale Cooper was especially entertaining. Twin Peaks’ experimental formula of the satirical soap opera is extremely unsettling yet rewarding to watch, I must warn you, it’s not for the faint-hearted!  If you are in search of TV shows like Lost then Twin Peaks won’t disappoint you.

The Prisoners (1967)

IMDB ratings: 8.5/10

Cast: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat and Geroge Markstien

Creator: Patrick McGoohan


The Prisoner centres around an unnamed British agent (Patrick McGoohan) who tries to flee his country after abruptly quitting his high-ranking government job. He is abducted and held captive in a strange ‘sea-side’ village that is isolated from the rest of the world. This village is a highly secure and monitored place filled with weird technology. There are only 17 episodes to this late 60s show but it manages to bring up such surreal surprises, it's sure to leave a great impact on the viewer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JrNr85fPms

The Prisoner’s unique concept influenced many popular shows including Lost. The creators of Lost even cited the show. I was very impressed by how ahead of its time The Prisoners proves to be. If you want to watch more shows similar to Lost the Prisoners should definitely be on your list.

6. Battlestar Galactica (2004)

IMDB ratings: 8.7/10

Cast: Katee Sackhoff, Edward James Olmos and Tricia Helfer 

Creator: Glen A. Larson

The 2004 Battlestar Galactica is a reboot of the original 1978 miniseries of the same name. Do not be mistaken by the title, the show is not related to Star Trek.  Battlestar Galactica is set in the 7th millennium AD and follows Cylons, the robot enemy of humanity that resurfaces to destroy the 12 colonies of Mankind. Only a few survive and are able to escape on ships led by a powerful warship called Battlestar Galactica. Mankind struggles to fight the Cylons and work their own political agendas and disputes while finding their long-lost 13th colony Earth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnYsf2Yv8i8

The show is a dark, intense and gritty socio-political commentary with EPIC cinematic value. The script is especially clever and as a huge fan of sci-fi shows, this show ticks the boxes in all the right categories. When the show was released, it blew the viewers and critics away. As far as an obsessive and gripping story goes, Battlestar Galactica is one of the most similar to shows like Lost. 

7. The New People (1969)

IMDB ratings: 7.3/10

Cast: David Moses, Zooey hall and Tiffany Boiling

Creator: Larry Gordon Aaron Spelling

The New People is an American Tv series that aired only for 1 season and is focused on a couple of college students who survive a plane crash. The incident takes place while they were returning from a trip to Southeast Asia, their plane crashes on an island in the south of the Pacific ocean. 

By now this show must already be sounding a lot like Lost to you, and it surely is. The remaining group of people discover an unusual truth about the island: there’s an above-ground unused nuclear test site filled with supplies for the survivors. If you want to see more plane survival stories like Lost then The New People should definitely be on your list.

8. Flight 29 Down (2005)

IMDB ratings: 7.2/10

Cast: Allen Alvarado, Halle Hirsh and Corbin Bleu

Creator:  Stan Rowgow D. J. MacHale

The show Flight 29 Down is a drama series about a group of pre-teens/teens who are stranded on a South Pacific island after their plane crashes in a tropical storm while they were flying from an eco-adventure camping trip in Palau. The show is in many ways a younger version of the Adult-centred show Lost but sans the supernatural elements. I’d say that the show draws inspiration from the show The New People.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLeG0w3kL8k

Flight 29 Down uses the technique of a video diary as a plot device for the viewers to keep up with the story of these children. It was very engaging to watch young intelligent characters finding their way on the island. The first two seasons of the show are quite engaging but I seemed to lose interest in its 3rd and final season. Regardless, Flight 29 Down is a really good series to watch if you want to see TV shows like Lost.

9. Fringe (2008)

IMDB ratings: 8.4/10

Cast: Anna Torv, John Noble and Joshua Jackson

Creator: J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci

Fringe is a popular Sci-fi crime drama television series. It may seem like a standard procedural drama at first, but the show actually explores the parallel universe, alternate versions of people filled with crazy scientific experiments. I personally had a great time watching this show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29bSzbqZ3xE

Fringe is actually inspired by shows like Lost, The X-files and The Twilight Zone. The 3 main characters of the show work with a special division called Fringe. There are so many brilliant twists and turns in Fringe that in my opinion, the show is at the top of its category. If you are searching for TV series like Lost, I strongly recommend you watch Fringe

10. Alcatraz (2012)

IMDB ratings: 6.9/10

Cast: Sarah Jones, George Garcia and Jonny Coyne 

Creator: Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt

This American fiction show is based on the infamous Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary built on Alcatraz island in San Francisco Bay. The prison is now closed but once kept some of the most dangerous criminals of America. The show takes the liberty to make a show around the conspiracies of the place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V514ACIGp_k

In the interesting premise we see that under unknown circumstances, 256 inmates and 46 guards of the prison disappear without a trace. Later the disappeared ones start to appear one by one without ageing a day and resume their criminal activities with no realisation of disappearance. A special government unit is dedicated to finding and putting those criminals back in prison. If you are looking for mystery shows similar to Lost, try watching Alcatraz. 

11. Under the Dome (2013)

IMDB ratings: 6.5/10

Cast: Alexander Koch and Rachelle Lefevre

Creator: Stephen King

Based on a novel written by the sci-fi legend Stephen King, Under the Dome tells the story of the residents of the fictional small town called Chester's Mill, when a huge, transparent and indestructible dome suddenly cuts them off from the rest of the world. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_Y5YeYrqUk

Now the trapped residents try to find a way to discover the truth, origin and purpose of these domes. This journey forces them into situations where they learn more about each other than they ever knew. Under the Dome may not be on the top of this list but it’s quite a decent watch if you’re looking for mystery shows similar to Lost

12. Dark (2017)

IMDB ratings: 8.7/10

Cast: Louis Hofmann, Lisa Vicari and Gina Stiebitz

Creator: Baran bo Odar, Jantje Friese

The German-language Netflix series Dark is an interesting blend of Science fiction and Mystery. Truly a compelling and mind-bending story to watch. At the beginning of Dark, many children suspiciously start disappearing in the German town of Winden. The dark past of generational mysteries of 4 families living in the town namely, Kahnwald, Nielsen, Doppler, and Tiedemann is brought to light.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrwycJ08PSA

After the discovery of a wormhole, the lives of the families intertwine more than one can imagine. I believe every element of the show is top-notch, especially Dark’s cinematography, which is a TRUE masterpiece. If you are looking for TV series similar to Lost then the intense and gripping story of Dark is sure to keep you engrossed.

Honourable Mentions

Here are a few TV shows like Lost that didn’t make the list, but you can check them out nonetheless: 

  1. Carnivale
  2. Yellowjackets
  3. Game of Thrones
  4. Black Mirror
  5. Flashforward