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Top 10 Must-Watch Comedy Movies Like Mean Girls

Updated on January 11, 2017
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Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film directed by Mark Waters and written by Tina Fey. The film is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction self-help book Queen Bees and Wannabes, which describes female high school social cliques and the damaging effects they can have on girls.

Mean Girls (2004)
Mean Girls (2004)

The film stars Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey, Lacey Chabert, Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Franzese, Jonathan Bennett and Amanda Seyfried (in her film debut). Mean Girls received generally positive reviews, critics lauded McAdams' performance and labeled it as Lohan's and Seyfried's breakthrough performances. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives it a rating of 84%, based on 176 reviews, with the site's critical consensus stating that the film is "funnier and more smartly written than the average teen comedy."[11] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 66 out of 100, based on 39 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".

Here is a list of few more comedy movies just like Mean Girls:

Easy A (2010)

DIRECTOR:

Will Gluck

WRITER:

Bert V. Royal

STARS:

Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley

PLOT SUMMARY:

High school student Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) finds herself the victim of her school's "rumor mill" when she lies to her best friend Rhiannon (Alyson Michalka) about a weekend tryst with a fictional college freshman. Word quickly spreads of Olive's promiscuity and, much to her surprise, she welcomes the attention. When she agrees to help out a bullied friend by pretending to sleep with him, her image rapidly degrades to a more lascivious state and her world begins to spin out of control. As she helps more and more of her classmates and her lies continue to escalate, Olive must find a way to save face before the school's religious fanatic Marianne (Amanda Bynes) gets her expelled and she loses a shot at attaining her own happiness.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

DIRECTOR:

Gil Junger

WRITER:

Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith

STARS:

Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

PLOT SUMMARY:

In an updated version of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, new kid Cameron James is head over heels for popular sophomore Bianca Stratford, but Bianca's overprotective father forbids her to date Cameron unless Bianca's older ill-tempered, rebellious sister Kat dates. But Joey Donner wants Bianca, so he uses sullen senior Patrick Verona to attempt to win Kat's heart. Will Patrick be able to win Kat over and Cameron will be able to have Bianca?

The DUFF (2015)

DIRECTOR:

Ari Sandel

WRITER:

Josh A. Cagan, Kody Keplinger

STARS:

Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell

PLOT SUMMARY:

Bianca's a teenager who's in the middle of her senior year. She has two friends, Jess and Casey who are attractive. She has a crush on a guy named Toby so she goes to a party where he'll be. While there, Wesley, her neighbor and friend tells her she's a DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend), someone who makes other people feel good about themselves. In this case, Jess and Casey. She then freaks out and cuts all ties with Jess, Casey and Wesley. She decides she wants to reinvent herself so she asks Wes to help her and he does which is not an easy task.

The Girl Next Door (2004)

DIRECTOR:

Luke Greenfield

WRITER:

Stuart Blumberg, David Wagner, Brent Goldberg

STARS:

Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Downs, Elisha Cuthbert

PLOT SUMMARY:

18-year-old Matthew Kidman is a straight 'A' over-achiever who feels that he has never really lived life to the full. That is, until he meets 'the girl next door'. Danielle moves in next door, and Matthew thinks he's found the girl of his dreams. All is going well, until Matthew's sex-mad friend Eli reveals that Danielle is actually an ex-porn star. Matthew doesn't know how to take the news or how to treat Danielle, and things go from bad to worse when Danielle's former producer Kelly appears to take her back.

Blended (2014)

DIRECTOR:

Frank Coraci

WRITER:

Ivan Menchell, Clare Sera

STARS:

Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Wendi McLendon-Covey

PLOT SUMMARY:

After a blind date gone horribly wrong, Jim and Lauren agree they never, ever want to see each other again. Well, that's all about to change when the two find themselves and their respective families (including children) all stuck together in one suite at an African Safari vacation spot.

Two Night Stand (2014)

DIRECTOR:

Max Nichols

WRITER:

Mark Hammer

STARS:

Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton, Jessica Szohr

PLOT SUMMARY:

After an extremely regrettable one night stand, two strangers wake up to find themselves snowed in after sleeping through a blizzard that put all of Manhattan on ice. They're now trapped together in a tiny apartment, forced to get to know each other way more than any one night stand should.

Neighbors (2014)

DIRECTOR:

Nicholas Stoller

WRITER:

Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O'Brien

STARS:

Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron

PLOT SUMMARY:

Kelly and Mac are settling down in a quiet neighborhood with their newborn child, until the frat brothers move into the house next door. Teddy is the President, and Pete is his right hand man, and they're quick to accept friendship when Kelly and Mac introduce themselves as the neighbors. Night after night, Mac asks Teddy to lower the fraternity's noise, even accepting the invitation to the party one evening. When Teddy goes back on his word to keep the partying down, Mac calls the police to deal with the problem. The police quickly blame Mac for their presence, and the war begins. As the family feuds with the frat brothers, things get hilariously dangerous and the fraternity ends up on thin ice with their college. After receiving their final warning and being placed on probation, Mac and Kelly pull a prank so ingenious that Teddy and Pete are forced to respond. All hell breaks loose, from Robert DeNiro parties to Christopher Mintz-Plasse having sex in the bushes, this comedy shows how things can go really wrong really quickly when a family and a frat house become neighbors.

That Awkward Moment (2014)

DIRECTOR:

Tom Gormican

WRITER:

Tom Gormican

STARS:

Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller

PLOT SUMMARY:

Jason has just been dumped, but he didn't even realize they were going out. Meanwhile, Mikey's wife has just asked him for a divorce, and perpetually single Daniel is still single. The three best friends are determined to stay single together and just have fun. But then Jason meets Ellie who just might be perfect for him, Daniel starts to realize that his gal pal Chelsea might be perfect for him, and Mikey has always thought that his wife was perfect for him. The boys are going to have to juggle their single life with their romantic entanglements and it's going to get awkward.

Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

DIRECTOR:

Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan

WRITER:

Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan

STARS:

Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Charlie Korsmo

PLOT SUMMARY:

High school graduates hold different agendas for themselves on graduation night. Love-struck Preston wants to confess his feelings to class beauty/cheerleader/prom queen Amanda who has just been dumped by dumb jock, Mike, who is the target of vengeful nerd, William. Meanwhile, Kenny, a wannabe rapper is determined to lose his virginity only to have his plans temporarily sidetracked by Denise, Preston's antisocial, high school-hating friend who must resolve her differences with Kenny who was an old elementary school friend.

The Other Woman (2014)

DIRECTOR:

Nick Cassavetes

WRITER:

Melissa Stack

STARS:

Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton

PLOT SUMMARY:

After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly Whitten tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he's been cheating on, she realizes they have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three-timing SOB.

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