This article discusses 10 films like Netflix’s Me Time you must watch.
The Netflix comedy film Me Time, written and directed by Zoolander‘s John Hamburg, debuted over the weekend. If you agree with our review in that it has “surprising amounts of warmth, a handful of likable performances and a few laughs,” you might wanna check out a few other comedies that share some similarities with Me Time. Here are 10 movies like it that you might enjoy.
10 films like Netflix’s Me Time you must watch
The Hangover (2009)
Already a modern classic of the comedy genre, the 2009 Todd Phillips-directed movie established the career of most people involved. It is no coincidence that Ed Helms started to get a larger role in The Office shortly after that, and even though Bradley Cooper had been in a lot of movies by then, he didn’t really become a movie star until after The Hangover came out. Since then, he’s accumulated nine Oscar nominations, including four Lead Actor ones. Phillips, who also directed another movie in this list, would go on to co-write and direct the critical and box office hit Joker, and is also back for the sequel, now in pre-production.
The movie follows a group of three lifelong friends, and a new addition to the group, celebrating Doug’s engagement two nights before his wedding. One toast later, we cut to the morning after, where everyone wakes up in the (wrecked) hotel room… except for Doug. The group has now to find their friend and get him in time for the wedding, as they try to reconstruct what happened the night before and deal with the consequences of what they did. Filled with twists and turns, surprises, and fun cameos, this is probably the best movie on this list.
Girls Trip (2017)
One of the more recent entries on the list, Malcolm D. Lee directed this 2017 comedy that quickly established Tiffany Haddish as a comedy force to be reckoned with. Starring Me Time‘s Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, and Jada Pinkett Smith, the movie was a surprise hit, especially considering that it came out shortly after the disappointing Scarlett Johansson-led Rough Night, which also followed a group of young women going on a last adventure together that goes crazier than expected. Girls Trip follows four lifelong friends who have grown apart over the years, and who see an opportunity for a last hurrah together when Ryan (Hall) turns her work trip into a girls’ trip.
National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)
Staying on the topic of trips gone South, this already-classic comedy directed by Harold Ramis and written by John Hughes inspired four sequels, including the most recent Vacation, written and directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (Game Night).
It stars Chevy Chase (Community) as Clark Griswold, who, along with his wife Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), take their two children on a cross-country trip from the suburbs of Chicago all the way to California’s Walley World amusement park. As Clark tries to have the perfect vacation, fate gets in the way, and everything that could go wrong, does.
We’re the Millers (2013)
Another recent entry in the trips-gone-wrong sub-genre, this is one of the movies responsible for Will Poulter’s and Emma Roberts’ rise to stardom. Low-key drug dealer David (Jason Sudeikis) has to cross the Mexico border to go pick up some marijuana, and to increase the chances of making it through security, he recruits a local stripper (Jennifer Aniston) and two teenagers (Poulter and Roberts) to pretend they are a family on vacation. A story about found family and learning about yourself through strangers, We’re the Millers doesn’t have a lot of plot similarities to Me Time, but if you enjoyed the latter, you will probably enjoy the former too.
Going now back to the lifelong friends reuniting for one last hurrah, the vastly overlooked 2018 movie Tag brings to the screen the real-life story of five people that, despite growing apart over the years, have kept in touch with each other through a game of Tag that has been going on for 30 years. The five of them reunite once again for the wedding of one of them, where the groom will try to exit the game once and for all without ever being “it”. The unbelievably charming group includes Jake Johnson (always a win), Jon Hamm (you can’t go wrong there), Jeremy Renner (bullseye!), Ed Helms (because he won’t miss any of these movies), and Lil Rel Howery (get outta here!).
Speaking of weddings, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Maya Rudolph lead the cast on this 2011 Best Original Screenplay-nominated movie (which Wiig co-wrote) that follows a group of bridesmaids as they venture together into a wild ride leading up to the wedding. Wiig plays Annie, a troubled character who tries to reconnect with her best friend, played by Rudolph, before she gets married. With Paul Feig directing, McCarthy steals the show, and an Oscar nomination while she’s at it, making this one of the few comedy movies of the 21st century to be nominated for an acting and a writing Academy Award.
Last Vegas (2013)
Written by Dan Fogelman (Only Murders in the Building, This is Us), this 2013 comedy follows Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline playing four childhood friends in their 80s. When Douglas’ character proposes to her 30-year-old girlfriend, the group decides to throw him a bachelor party in Las Vegas, and get together for one last time before they all, finally, settle in. A story about never being too old for anything, Last Vegas benefits from a killer cast that makes enjoyable what otherwise would have been a rather generic movie.
Due Date (2010)
This is another movie directed by Todd Phillips and starring Zach Galifianakis as the unlikely road trip companion to Robert Downey Jr.’s Peter Highman, who is trying to fly back to Los Angeles from Atlanta when his wife is about to give birth. Reminiscent at times of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Due Date also shares some themes with Me Time, as RDJ’s character is trying to do the right thing but keeps getting pulled back by Galifianakis’ character.
This is the End (2013)
Co-written and co-directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, This is the End includes a long ensemble of A-listers playing themselves, including Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Jay Baruchel, Emma Watson, Mindy Kaling, Paul Rudd, James Franco, and Rihanna, among many others. It follows Baruchel visiting Rogen in Los Angeles for James Franco’s housewarming party — while they are there, the Apocalypse begins outside, and they all must group together to fight the end of the world.
Bad Moms (2016)
Starring Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, and Kristen Bell, Bad Moms was a surprise comedy hit in 2016 that follows a group of young moms who, kind of like Kevin Hart’s character in Me Time, need a break from their real-life responsibilities and have some fun for once. Self-indulgent and at times over-the-top, Bad Moms is a great watch when looking for some nice counter-programing.
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