Over the years, there is a drastic evolution of comedy in films and in general. Comedy was the perfect genre for silent films with primitive technology. As technology evolved, so did comedy. In the 1930s, comedy in films came off as delivery of witty dialogues. The 1960s saw a blend of humour with social change, whereas, on the other hand, the 70s and 80s saw the comedy in satirical humour and parody. Finally, times change, and films were developing a new part of the comedy, popularly known as romantic comedies by the 90s.
Comedy is evolving continuously, bringing out its various forms such as dark comedy, adult comedies, comedy of senses of humour, sentimental wit, etc. The American Pie series of films is a benchmark in adult comedy. Viewers have enjoyed every bit of it and are still popular. Here is a list of five such movies that are similar to the American Pie series.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Cameron Crowe is the writer behind this fabulous movie and the book of the same name. It is a teen drama-comedy of when Crowe went undercover to a high school. The inspiration for the story is from all of his experiences there. The story follows a group of teenagers studying at Ridgemont high and how their lives are changing as they grow up. The blend of comedy with a coming of age drama makes the movie funny and exciting.
This film is another teen drama-comedy set in high school. The story revolves around two teenagers, Evan and Seth, who are going to graduate soon. Their plans before graduating are of partying and losing their virginity. The best part of this movie and its story is that its inspiration is from real incidents. The writers of the movie, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, were 13 years of age when they started writing this story. Their experiences in Grade 12 loosely motivate the film.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
The release of this adult comedy was back in 2005. It stars Steve Carell as a 40 years old man by the name Andy Stitzer. Andy is a salesman for electronic goods and has no thrill in his life. Living alone in his apartment, He is a video game enthusiast and collector of action figures. One fine day, during a poker game and explicit conversations, his friends realize that Andy is still a virgin. The movie’s events fall accordingly, and viewers have always given a positive response to the story.
Harold And Kumar
The Harold and Kumar series have three incredible movies under its name. The two protagonists of the film- Harold Lee and Kumar Patel, are half Americans in origin and typical stoners. Harold is a Korean-American investment banker, and Kumar is an Indian-American student, both living in New Jersey. All three movies of Harold and Kumar are joyrides with them going on multiple journeys, doing funny things, and having great experiences.
An exciting adult comedy with a hint of romance is the best explanation for this movie. The story starts with a young teenager, Scott, whose girlfriend dumps him after graduation. He gets to know about his girlfriend’s affair with someone and drinks a lot of alcohol. Meanwhile, he has a pen pal, Mieke, who insists on meeting in person. Later on, Scott realizes that Mieke is a german name for a girl and may have mistaken the identity. Scott understands his feelings and goes on a trip with his best friend to find Mieke.
Grab your bucket of popcorn because all of the movies in the list above will make you laugh like never before. The creators have put in a lot of effort to make these movies what they are today, and each of them is perfect for a good laugh.