The popular comedy film The Hangover by Todd Phillips is a hilarious story about a bunch of guys who get drunk one night and the next morning they cannot remember anything. When the events of the movie unfold, there are far-reaching consequences; Alan (Zach Galifianakis), Phil (Bradley Cooper), and Stu (Ed Helms) 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!) Movies like The Hangover are all about having crazy fun, which is why so many of us love it. The movie’s humor may not be intellectually demanding, but that’s exactly why it makes for such a great laugh! I mean, who doesn’t love Mr Chow!?
If you are looking for more similar movie recommendations, check out our list of 10 incredibly hilarious movies that will make laugh just as much asThe Hangover.
List of Movies Like The Hangover
1. Hangover (Sequels- II & III) (2011) (2013)
Here is the trailer for Hangover II
Most viewers are aware of The Hangover sequels, but by any chance, if you aren’t and 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. Todd Phillips, the director of the Hangover series, delivers a brand of comedy that strikes a chord with audiences worldwide. The chemistry among the lead actors, including Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, and Justin Bartha, adds an undeniable charm to the chaos. Zack Galifianakis’ portrayal of the eccentric and unpredictable character, Alan, is a standout, bringing both hilarity and heart to the series.
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 humor lies in what turns up the next morning when they gradually figure out what they did last night. The absurd situations, unexpected twists, and the camaraderie between the characters keep the laughter going. If you’re a fan of unforgettable escapades and belly-aching laughter, The Hangover sequels will undoubtedly deliver.
2. Superbad (2007)
Directed by Greg Mottola and featuring a talented ensemble cast including Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, and Emma Stone, Superbad takes audiences on a raucous journey through the lives of two nerdy best friends as they approach the end of high school. When an invitation to a massive house party arrives, the duo realizes they’ve missed out on the rebellious experiences of their peers. Determined to make the most of their remaining time, they set out on a mission to score alcohol and connect with girls.
This funny comedy film is more than just a quest for teenage debauchery; it delves into relatable character arcs that resonate beyond the surface. As the characters navigate through a series of hilarious mishaps, Superbad reinforces the importance of friendship and the unpredictability of growing up. Produced by Apatow Productions and guided by the expertise of Judd Apatow and Shauna Robertson, the film strikes a chord with its genuine humor and authentic emotions. For those seeking a coming-of-age comedy that delivers both laughs and heart, this a very good choice for movies like Hangover.
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3. Due Date
Directed by Greg Mottola, 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). By the same director as Hangover, Todd Phillips (and with 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!
Produced by Todd and Dan Goldberg, this Houses Legendary Pictures and Green Hat Films’ Due Date is an absolute must-watch film. Undoubtedly, it was a great performance from Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. The movie offers an engaging narrative of this odd duo’s journey, marked by hilarious escapades and unexpected twists. As Peter and Ethan’s adventure unfolds, their contrasting personalities collide in a way that keeps audiences laughing and rooting for their redemption. Whether you’re a fan of the director’s previous works or simply looking for a side-splitting comedy, Due Date delivers the perfect blend of humor and heart.
4. Wedding Crashers (2005)
The comedy film directed by David Dobkin, 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, the 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 The Hangover will easily have a great time watching Wedding Crashers; give it a try.
5. Bridesmaids (2011)
This is a comedy film between, you guessed it, Bridesmaids. But don’t worry if you think its 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 honor- Helen, and a Bridesmaid- Annie. Annie is actually the bride’s best friend but gets sidelined by the rich and new friend Helen. Amidst chaotic wedding preparations, Annie and her companions navigate mishaps, creating uproarious and memorable scenarios. As Annie confronts her inner struggles, the film delivers not only laughs but also poignant moments. Similar to the spirit of The Hangover, Bridesmaid presents a brilliant comedic ensemble and charming narrative, ensuring laughter and warmth for all.
Directed by Greg Mottola, Bridesmaids features Rose Byrne, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Annie Mumolo, and Maya Rudolph. Among the few critically acclaimed comedy films, it earned Academy Award nominations for Melissa McCarthy’s supporting role and Wiig and Mumolo’s original screenplay. Notably, this marked the first Apatow-produced film to achieve an Academy Award nomination. The movie also received Golden Globe nominations for Best Picture (musical or comedy) and Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (Kristen Wiig). Produced by Apatow Productions, the film seamlessly blends humor and heart.
6. 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 have any idea how their attempted murders go horribly wrong.
Horrible Bosses’s director Seth Gordon creates this unconventional black comedy plot with Jennifer Anniston as the boss and Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis as her employees. This is one of the funniest, most unpredictable Adult comedy movies from this list, it is sure to make a great weekend watch.
7. We’re The Millers (2013)
This iconic comedy film follows a small-time pot dealer, David (Jason Sudeikis) in debt to his supplier agreeing to smuggle in a major stash from Mexico. In order to smuggle, he puts together a fake family that acts as a cover. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, 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 make for good laughs. Also, Jennifer Aniston had a brilliant comedic time, she steals the show. So, if you are in search of extremly bizzare, easy-to-watch amusing film that reminds you of Hangover, then We’re The Millers won’t disappoint you.
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8. This is the End (2013)
This is the End is a real-not real-life film directed by Seth Rogan about James Franco, the actor, who is ‘holding a party in Hollywood’ with many 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 the time if you’re bored and want to see films like Hangover.
9. Ted (2012)
On the surface level, Ted seems like an innocent film about a man and his beloved teddy bear, but don’t make that mistake and watch it with kids! 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. In this Major box-office success by Seth MacFarlane, 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 likable. Ted is a really solid comedy option for movies like Hangover.
10. Bad Moms (2016)
Directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the female-centric comedy film Bad Moms presents a straightforward yet engaging premise. The story revolves around Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell), and Carla (Kathryn Hahn) – are 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, taking shots like they’re college students! Beneath their decision to liberate themselves through wild escapades lies a profound theme: a yearning for recognition and value.
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, led to a clear yet relatable image of daily family/parental challenges and struggles with some extremely entertaining moments. What makes Bad Moms another great choice for The Hangover is it’s relatable snapshot of family dynamics, all while delivering hearty laughs and poignant resonance.
Here are a few hilarious movies that didn’t make the list, but you can check them out nonetheless:
- Knocked Up
- Old School
- American Pie