Movies like 21 Jump Street are great choices, and these are some of my personal favorites. The following is a non-sequential list. Take pleasure in the suggestions.
1. The Sitter (2011)
To make matters worse, he’s been expelled from college and is being mistreated by his conceited girlfriend Marisa (Ari Graynor). As a favor to his mother, Noah agrees to babysit Slater (Max Records), Blithe (Landry Bender), and Rodrigo (Rodrigo Santoro), the neighbor’s three freaky children (Kevin Hernandez). In exchange for sex, Noah is forced to go on a wild odyssey through New York City in search of drugs for Marisa.
2. The Watch (2012)
Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade play four friends who form a neighborhood watch group in Glenview, Ohio. The men are well-equipped for their mission, with flashlights, walkie-talkies, and snazzy new jackets, even if they occasionally goof off. No one believes their story about encountering alien life, so they must go all out to save the world from oblivion when they find aliens among them.
3. That’s My Boy (2012)
The character of Donny (Adam Sandler) fathers a son, Todd (Andy Samberg), while still in his early teens, and raises him alone. Donny released Todd on his 18th birthday. It’s been years since the two have spoken to each other, so when the older man shows up at his son’s wedding just as he’s getting married, everything changes. Donny is desperate to reestablish contact with Todd, but he’s now dealing with the fallout from his previous indiscretions as a parent.
4. Project X (2012)
Three anonymous high school seniors, Thomas (Thomas Mann), Costa (Oliver Cooper), and JB (Jonathan Daniel Brown), are determined to finally make a name for themselves. However, how can they ensure their names will live on in the annals of secondary school history? Of course, with a huge bash! The concept is simple enough, but the three friends had no idea what they were getting themselves into. Dreams are dashed, records are sullied, and legends are born as word of the soiree’s awesomeness spreads.
5. 21 and Over (2013)
Jeff Chang (Justin Chon), a straight-A college student, has always done what was expected of him. Nevertheless, when Jeff’s closest friends, Miller (Miles Teller) and Casey (Skylar Astin), surprise him on his 21st birthday by showing up on campus, Jeff finally agrees to let loose. Jeff allows his friends to take him out for one drink despite an important med school interview the following morning. After a few too many, Jeff has lost all sense of time and is on the verge of ruining the most significant day of his life.
6. 30 Minutes or Less (2011)
Until he meets two aspiring criminal masterminds (Danny McBride, Nick Swardson), who kidnap him, strap a bomb to his chest, and force him to rob a bank, Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) is a pizza delivery man who lives a fairly ordinary, boring life. Because Nick is pressed for time, he turns to his old friend Chet (Aziz Ansari) for help. As the years pass, Nick and Chet are confronted with numerous challenges, not the least of which is their tumultuous relationship.
7. Hangover (2009)
A wild stag party in Las Vegas awaits Doug (Justin Bartha) and his three best friends (Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis) two days before his wedding. Indeed, when the three groomsmen awaken the following morning, they have no recollection of the night before and have no idea where Doug has disappeared to The three hazy friends race against the clock to find Doug and return him to Los Angeles in time for the wedding.
8. The Campaign (2012)
As a result of an embarrassing gaffe by Congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell), two powerful businessmen in the district decide to field a rival candidate. Marty Huggins, a nave tourism director, is their unlikely pick (Zach Galifianakis). Marty and Cam quickly become embroiled in a political race thanks to the help of his family’s political connections and a ruthless campaign manager. As the election day approaches, both candidates sling mud everywhere in an effort to bury the other before the vote is cast.