In fact, the movie Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates was inspired by a true story! Here are a few other choices.
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, the 2016 comedy film, is, believe it or not, based on a true story. Mike and Dave isn’t quite up there with films like Munich or Dog Day Afternoon when it comes to true story films, but it’s also not trying to be. You can’t expect anything deep or profound from this lighthearted comedy starring Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick.
Additionally, it’s one of the most notable wedding comedies in recent memory. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates made the case for the film to be shown on the big screen when it was released, but recently, the wedding comedy genre has shifted to the small screen instead. If the Jake Szymanski film was a hit with some viewers, they’ll enjoy these other films as well.
Tag, like Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, is a film based on a true story that few people expect. However, the idea of a global game of tag between a group of adult friends is based on a true story!
Studio comedies based on ridiculous ideas that somehow end up being true can be a lot of fun. Tag, on the other hand, resembles adults who must learn to mature while still maintaining their childlike sensibilities. Tag
Sisters, the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler party comedy, embodies this maturation and youth at the same time. To this day, it’s one of the decade’s underappreciated comedies.
Fey and Poehler, as well as Efron, Kendrick, and Plaza, are all hysterical comedians. On the big screen, likable star comedies do well, and Sisters is one of those comedies that works best when shared with the audience.
8. Palm Springs
We can only hope that the wedding comedy renaissance of 2020 will be more successful than Mike and Dave’s. Palm Springs, a festival smash that became a Hulu sensation, is to thank for that.
Palm Springs, like Mike and Dave, revolves around wedding guests who discover they’ve fallen in love while there. However, with Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti thrust into the sci-fi genre,Palm Springs is definitely not based on a true story.
Blended, a movie about people who meet and fall in love while on vacation, may be one of the more underappreciated examples of this genre. It’s Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s rom-com from 2014.
In terms of rom-coms, the trilogy starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler is the sweetest part of either actor’s career. The most striking similarity between this show and Mike and Dave is its wide appeal and underlying sense of goodness.
6. Crazy Rich Asians
In terms of the wedding, Jon M. Chu, Peter Chiarelli, and Adele Lim’s Crazy Rich Asians was a runaway success when it premiered in 2018. Much like with My Big Fat Greek Wedding, this film was a romantic phenomenon in the theaters.
It was also the beginning of Constance Wu and Henry Golding’s careers as movie stars. With the exception of Mike and Dave, who were familiar faces, Crazy Rich Asians introduced the world to two endearing new characters. That would make a fantastic marriage-based reference book.
5. Pitch Perfect
Those who enjoyedMike and Dave for the actors rather than the romance or the wedding setting should givePitch Perfect a look. Even though it’s a musical, Anna Kendrick and Adam DeVine star.
Pitch Perfect has Kendrick Lamar in the driver’s seat. Pitch Perfect gives her the chance to be the star instead of just a supporting player.
4. The Greatest Showman
It’s worth seeing The Greatest Showman if you came for Zac Efron’s Zac Efron comedy because it features actors like Mike and Dave.
He got his start in acting and singing in High School Musical.
A year after Mike and Dave, he released The Greatest Showman, a musical extravaganza featuring all of his skills. The musical extravaganza will appeal to those who enjoyed the wedding comedy.
To see more comedic work from Zac Efron, watch 2014’sNeighbors.
Along with proving his wedding chops, Zac Efron proved he could star in a fraternity/party comedy opposite Seth Rogen. Zac Efron cracking jokes is entertaining on occasion, though.
2. The Five-Year Engagement
Rodney Rothman, Nicholas Stoller, and Judd Apatow’s The Five-Year Engagement is a striking likeness to Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. One of the best romantic comedies of all time features a four-person cast led by Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt and Alison Brie.
Nevertheless, it is a discussion of what can go wrong when it comes to nuptials and marriage proposals. In comparison toMike and Dave, it’s a little longer and more concerned with meandering through various thematic areas.
1. Wedding Crashers
Finally, there’s the classic wedding comedy, Wedding Crashers. However, what makes this comedy stand out from the rest is the initial disinterest of the Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson pairing in romance. Like Efron and DeVine, for example!
It’s a must-see if you like Mike and Dave, because the sensibilities are so close. A number of supporting actors, such as Bradley Cooper, Isla Fisher, and Will Ferrell, also make strong appearances and completely destroy the screen. More comedies about weddings are desperately needed!
Mike and Dave are looking for a date for their wedding.
David Mello is a Boston-based writer, journalist, and editor. He is a pop culture and sports nut who is always looking to broaden his horizons in the fields of film, television, music, and literature. He currently contributes to ScreenRant as a writer for Valnet, Inc. Aside from those publications, David has written for numerous others, including OneClass, Moms Who Think, Up to Boston, and the Boston Herald. He watches classic films and fantasy football lineups at the same time.