5 Movies to Watch if You Love ‘Superbad’

“Superbad” is finally on Hulu. If this is one of your favorites, here are five other movies that we know you’ll love and where to watch them!

1. “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” (2010)

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This action comedy pairs perfectly with the humor of “Superbad.” Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is a garage band guitarist with a hard time getting girlfriends — but in this case, he can’t get rid of his current lover, Knives Chau (Ellen Wong). When Pilgrim runs into the woman of his dreams, Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), he realizes he would do anything to have her. Little does he know she comes with the baggage of seven evil exes, and Pilgrim must defeat them in action-packed battles to win Flowers over. This could have easily been made into a violent, gruesome film. But instead, director Edgar Wright added special effects and Street Fighter-esque visuals to make it both funny and romantic, making it a modern cult classic. 

“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” is available for streaming on Netflix. You can watch the trailer here

2. “Pineapple Express” (2008)

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Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time and witnessed a murder when smoking pot. A drug dealer named Ted Jones (Gary Cole) and a crooked cop, Carol Brazier (Rosie Perez), are seen killing a man outside of Ted’s home. The worst part is, Denton dropped his joint containing a unique strain called Pineapple Express at the crime scene and realizes he may be tracked down as a witness. He has to work together with his dealer, Saul Silver (James Franco) to make sure this doesn’t happen. “Pineapple Express” follows Denton and Silver attempting to escape a cop, drug lord and hitmen trying to keep their murder under the radar. But they are self-proclaimed stoners and definitely not built for this lifestyle, so it is an entertaining watch. Judd Apatow is the producer of both “Superbad” and “Pineapple Express,” so you can expect the same seamless balance of humor and seriousness. 

“Pineapple Express” is available for streaming on Netflix. You can watch the trailer here

3. “21 & Over” (2013)

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Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) is a perfect, straight-A college student that has been preparing for a medical school interview. On the other hand, Chang’s two best friends Miller (Miles Teller) and Casey (Skylar Astin) couldn’t care less about medical school, and would rather throw a rager for Chang’s 21st birthday. Chang finally gives in even though his interview is the next day, and his future falls in the hands of his very irresponsible, party animal friends. It starts with one drink and spirals into many, many more. Will he be able to balance this out and make the best of the interview, or will he completely bomb his once–in–a–lifetime opportunity for a birthday celebration?

“21 & Over” is available for streaming on Hulu. You can watch the trailer here

4. “Knocked Up” (2007)

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Aspiring journalist Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl) decides to make what seems like a harmless decision: have a one-night stand with burnout idler Ben Stone (Seth Rogen). However, the worst-case scenario arises and she becomes pregnant. Scott has to decide whether Stone can withstand fatherhood and the approval of her father. They are polar opposites, and neither of them is ready for that kind of commitment. However, what’s done is done and they decide to give it a chance to see if they could actually be compatible parents. Not only does the unconventional pair make a great story, but the cast is filled with other well-known stars like Paull Rudd, Jonah Hill and Leslie Mann. Seth Rogen always plays the clueless burnout role pretty well, and “Knocked Up” isn’t an exception. 

“Knocked Up” is available for streaming on Peacock. You can watch the trailer here

5. “War Dogs” (2016)

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This is the only film on this list of recommendations that is loosely based on a true story. During the war in Iraq, a man named Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill) comes up with the idea to become arms dealers with his friend David Packouz (Miles Teller). They somehow accomplish the first few deals without bumps in the road, landing huge profits. But as time goes on, they begin involving themselves with very sketchy dealers who trade things such as counterfeit items for a larger profit. The pair ends up biting off way more than they can chew when they land a $300 million trade deal to supply forces in Afghanistan. “War Dogs” is based on two friends with the same names used in the film who decided one day to, well, become arms dealers. However, the movie is tailored to the audience of Jonah Hill and Miles Teller fans, as a lot of the events like entering the infamous Triangle of Death were made up for comedic purposes. Either way though, it’s such a good film and it is crazy to think it is partially true. 

“War Dogs” is available for streaming on Hulu. You can watch the trailer here.

By Amena Ahmed

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