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Top 10 Must-Watch Movies Like Friends With Benefits

Updated on March 14, 2017
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Friends with Benefits is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Will Gluck, and starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis in the lead roles. The film features Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman, Bryan Greenberg, Nolan Gould, Richard Jenkins, and Woody Harrelson in supporting roles.The plot revolves around Dylan Harper (Timberlake) and Jamie Rellis (Kunis), who meet in New York City, and naively believe adding sex to their friendship will not lead to complications. Over time, they begin to develop deep mutual feelings for each other, only to deny it each time they are together.

Friends with Benefits received generally positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 70% based on 168 reviews, with an average rating of 6.2/10. Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average, gave the film a score 63 out of 100, based on 37 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".

Below is the list of super amazing movies like Friends With Benefits!

No Strings Attached (2011)

DIRECTOR:

Ivan Reitman

WRITER:

Elizabeth Meriwether (screenplay), Michael Samonek

STARS:

Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline

PLOT SUMMARY:

Occasionally in the 15 years since summer camp, Adam and Emma cross paths. When he discovers that an ex-girlfriend is living with his dad, he gets drunk, calls every woman in his cell phone contact list, and ends up passed out naked in her living room. By this time, she's a medical resident in L.A. and he's a gopher on a "Glee"-like TV series, hoping to be a writer. She guards her emotions (calling her father's funeral "a thing"), so after a quick shag in the moments she has before leaving for the hospital, she asks if he wants a no-strings-attached, sex-only relationship, without romance or complications. A prescription for fun or for disaster?

Love & Other Drugs (2010)

DIRECTOR:

Edward Zwick

WRITER:

Charles Randolph, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Jamie Reidy

STARS:

Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Judy Greer

PLOT SUMMARY:

Maggie (Hathaway) is an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie's evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love.

Something Borrowed (2011)

DIRECTOR:

Luke Greenfield

WRITER:

Jennie Snyder Urman (screenplay), Emily Giffin

STARS:

Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield

PLOT SUMMARY:

Rachel is a lawyer. When she was in law school she fell for another student, Dex, who comes from an affluent family, but she was too shy to say anything. When Dex meets her best friend Darcy, who sometimes treats her like dirt, Darcy makes a move on Dex and gets him. Eventually, they get engaged and Darcy asks Rachel to be her Maid of Honor. However, Rachel still has feelings for Dex and still can't say anything. Darcy throws her a birthday party and Dex is there. When she and Dex are alone she blurts out that she had a thing for him in college which surprised him, and after drinking a little they spend the night together. They try to forget the whole thing and agree that it means nothing. Ethan, Rachel's close friend, tells her that she'll spend her entire life regretting that if she does nothing.

What Happens in Vegas (2008)

DIRECTOR:

Tom Vaughan

WRITER:

Dana Fox

STARS:

Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry

PLOT SUMMARY:

Joy McNally is driven career woman who is engaged but when her fiancé grows tired of her uptight attitude; he breaks up with her. Jack Fuller is a guy who likes to goof off, which makes his boss who also happens to be his father, fire him. Feeling down they both go to Las Vegas to forget about what happened to them. When they get there, a computer error puts them in the same room. And after getting drunk, they wake up to discover they got married, which they both want to get out of. But when they win 3 million dollars, the ownership of which comes into question. When they decide to take it to court, the judge decides that they should remain married for 6 months and attend counseling sessions. So Joy moves in with Jack. And they both learn that if one of them asks to get out of the marriage, the other will get the money. So they each try to drive the other to want to get out of the marriage.

Life as We Know It (2010)

DIRECTOR:

Greg Berlanti

WRITER:

Ian Deitchman, Kristin Rusk Robinson

STARS:

Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas

PLOT SUMMARY:

Based in Atlanta, Holly Berenson (Katherine Heigl) is single, and runs a bakery. Her friend, Allison Novak, who is married to Peter, gives birth to Sophie, and makes her and Peter's friend, Eric Messer, godparents. Allison's attempts to get Holly and Eric together ends up in disaster - as both find themselves incompatible. Holly is attracted to Dr. Sam (Josh Lucas), and hopes to date him some day. Before that could happen, Allison and Peter die in an automobile accident. Holly and Eric meet with their lawyer and are told that they are now the legal guardians of Sophie. Watch what impact this news has on the hapless duo.

The Change-Up (2011)

DIRECTOR:

David Dobkin

WRITER:

Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

STARS:

Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Olivia Wilde

PLOT SUMMARY:

Friends since third grade, Dave is a driven attorney hoping to make partner, married with kids; Mitch is a slacker enjoying life. After an evening of drinking, they wish for each other's lives in front of a statute in an Atlanta park; the next morning they wake in the other's body. The statue's been moved to who knows where, so until they can find it and re-exchange bodies, they must carry on for each other: it's a crucial week professionally for Dave and Mitch has things lined up involving sex. Mitch gets a shot at responsibility and Dave at relaxing, and they learn secrets about themselves. Plus Mitch's dad is remarrying and Dave live out his attraction to a colleague.

The Ugly Truth (2009)

DIRECTOR:

Robert Luketic

WRITER:

Nicole Eastman, Karen McCullah

STARS:

Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Bree Turner

PLOT SUMMARY:

In Sacramento, Abby Richter produces a morning news show that's about to be canceled. To boost ratings, her boss hires Mike Chadway, a local cable call-in host who promotes the ugly truth: sex is the only glue in a relationship, men can't change, and they only respond to women's looks. Mike offends Abby's sensibility: she has a checklist about the perfect man, and she's found him in her new neighbor, Colin, a hunky doctor. Mike offers to help her reel in Colin if she'll work with Mike on the show; she accepts the deal, ratings go up, and, with Mike's help, so does Colin's interest in her. Craig Ferguson, a hot air balloon, and the ugly truth help this take on "Cyrano" play out.

When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

DIRECTOR:

Rob Reiner

WRITER:

Nora Ephron

STARS:

Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher

PLOT SUMMARY:

Harry and Sally first meet as they finish college in Chicago and spend 18 hours together in a car headed to New York. They don't quite hit off, particularly after Harry opines that a man and a woman can never be just friends because he'll always want to have sex with her. Over the next 10 years, they occasionally meet and soon do in fact become fast friends. They share the intimate details of their lives - hopes, dreams, failures and successes - and in the process also fall in love. It's not evident that will be able to sustain their relationship once they sleep together however

Trainwreck (2015)

DIRECTOR:

Judd Apatow

WRITER:

Amy Schumer

STARS:

Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson

PLOT SUMMARY:

Amy's parents divorced when she was still a child. Her father didn't believe in monogamy, and this left an impression on Amy. 23 years later she lives by her father's model, sleeping around and not believing in long-term relationships. Then she falls for a sports doctor, Aaron, and everything changes.

The Sweetest Thing (2002)

DIRECTOR:

Roger Kumble

WRITER:

Nancy Pimental

STARS:

Cameron Diaz, Thomas Jane, Christina Applegate

PLOT SUMMARY:

To ease their roommate through a relationship-induced depression, Christina Walters and Courtney Rockcliffe take her out on the town. During their attempts to find her "Mr. Right Now", Christina meets Peter Donahue. Missing her opportunity with him that night, Christina is talked into pursuing him to his brother's wedding.

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