10 Films You Should See If You Enjoyed It’s Over, People.
This Is The End is a post-apocalyptic comedy that stars a slew of A-list comics. Here are a few other titles in the same vein.
This Is The Enddebuted in 2013 to show fans what a real apocalypse might look like for the rich and famous stars of Los Angeles before everyone’s normal lives seemed to be over. Other notable actors included Danny McBride and Jonah Hill. The film was one of the best post-apocalyptic comedies from beginning to end.
This is to be expected when such a large cast comes together for a single project. Today’s streaming services have a slew of other films with similar tones; all you have to do is know where to look.
1. The Night Before (2015)
In this holiday-themed comedy, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, and Joseph Gordon Levitt play three best friends who have always spent Christmas Eve together as a family. They realize their tradition is about to come to an end when one of them learns he is going to be a father, so they set out to find the elusive Nutcracker Ball, the pinnacle of Christmas eve celebrations.
Seth Rogen comedies are known for including explicit sexual content and drug use, and fans can expect to see the same thing in The Night Before. Fans will undoubtedly be laughing out loud throughout this comedy.
2. Bad Neighbours (2014)
Seth Rogen makes a comeback in Bad Neighbors, alongside Zac Efron, who plays the head of the Delta Psi sorority. Rogen’s character, his wife, and their newborn baby move into the house next door to Efron’s sorority sisters. Can the family hold out for long before sabotaging the sorority’s plans to have a great time in college? It took me no time at all.
Zac Efron and Seth Rogen both turn in strong performances, with Efron ranking among the top ten on IMDB, and Rogen bringing the laughs time and time again.
3. The Interview (2014)
James Franco’s character, Dave Skylark, gets an interview with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in this political comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. Once this opportunity presents itself, the CIA approaches Skylark and asks him to take Kim Jong Un’s life.
Because of the film’s subject matter, it drew a lot of media attention and was pulled from several North American theaters. Sony also halted distribution of the film after North Korea lodged a formal complaint with the UN over the plot.
4. The World’s End (2013)
Edgar Wright’s The World’s End stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as the final two Cornettos. When Pegg’s character goes in search of his old school friends to finish their epic pub crawl, The Golden Mile, which includes 12 pints at each of 12 different pubs, he finds something strange in their hometown that makes him reconsider his plans.
Fans of the previous two films will enjoy this. Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead fans can expect a lighthearted comedy with a sci-fi twist in the cornetto trilogy.
5. Pineapple Express (2008)
When Dale (Rogen) and Saul (Franco) drop their stash at a specific location, they return to witness a corrupt cop and a drug lord commit a murder, and they must flee, they must go on the run (Franco and Rogen).
Apocalyptic themes are absent from This Is The End but the dynamic between Danny Mcbride, Seth Rogen, and James Franco will be exactly the same.
6. 21 Jump Street (2012)
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star as two cops with very different skill sets who are tasked with posing as high school students to infiltrate drug dealers and find the supplier in a parody of the classic buddy cop TV show.
Although this is not the year’s funniest film, it does feature a classic Hill-style of comedy, which Channing Tatum plays off of brilliantly while also adding his own flair. Jump Street21 and its sequel22 are unquestionably worth seeing for the numerous laugh-out-loud moments that appear throughout the films.
7. Ted (2012)
Family Guy and American Dad creator Seth McFarlane brings his foul-mouthed teddy bear antics to fans.
Mila Kunis and Mark Whalberg play Ted’s “owners,” while Seth McFarlane portrays Ted the bear.
Ted successfully adapts the Family Guy hilarity to the big screen. WithTed 2, all parties involved are looking forward to making aTed 3 sequel.
8. Shaun Of The Dead (2004)
Shaun of the Dead, the third film in the Cornetto Trilogy, stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as survivors in their hometown as hordes of the undead rise and roam the streets, all the while entertaining audiences with their comedic antics.
WhileThis is the End has a strong post-apocalyptic element and a strong sense of group comedy, Shaun of the Dead takes a British approach to those elements without the celebrity cameos or the devilish undertone.
9. Superbad (2007)
Hill and Cera first worked together on the hit 2007 filmSuperbad, about two high school friends who try to have one last party before heading off to college.
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The movie never had a reputation for having a deep, thought-provoking plot, but it’s a blast for anyone who wants to relive the trials and tribulations of being a teenager in high school, a story to which everyone can relate.
10. Tag (2018)
Tag stars Jeremy Renner from The Avengers and Ed Helms from The Hangover as five friends who have been playing tag for 30 years. It’s impossible to predict when the “it” friend will appear among the group as they go about their daily activities.
The cast has changed from That Was the End, but fans will still enjoy the friendship dynamics and the action that ensues when they try to tag each other. They’ll also enjoy the well-timed comedy and the unexpectedly high level of anticipation that permeate the entire film as well.