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7 Movies Like "Project X"

Updated on December 9, 2015
7 Movies Like Project X
7 Movies Like Project X

Project X is an American comedy film based on Michael Bacall’s short novel. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh, the movie features Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper and Jonathan Daniel Brown. Project X is a story of three high school friends who plot to throw a party to gain popularity among their classmates but instead find themselves in big trouble. Released on March 2, 2012, the movie has earned more than 100 million dollars worldwide.

The following are high school comedy films like “Project X” that will surely keep you laughing from the start till the end.


1. 21 and Over

Release Date: March 1, 2013

Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

Cast: Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Jonathan Keltz

Jeff Chang will be turning 21 and his best friends, Casey and Miller, make an itinerary for them to celebrate. There’s one problem, though. Jeff’s medical school interview is scheduled the next day and his strict father will not allow him to party until the interview is over. Thanks to Miller, who’s always been good at convincing, Jeff agrees to go out. They have fun and get drunk, so drunk that they don’t even remember where they are. In the midst of their cloudy mind, one thought is clear: they must find Jeff’s house before his dad knows what they have done.


2. Superbad

Release Date: August 17, 2007

Director: Greg Mottola

Cast: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

High school seniors Seth and Evan are best friends. Despite being rejected by their more popular classmates, the two get a party invitation before their graduation. With the help of their geeky classmate Fogell, Seth and Evans spend the whole day trying to secure enough liquor to get their crushes, Jules and Becca, drunk. Making the girls tipsy might just get them a shot at sex life. But their dark plans have been hindered by the coming of two policemen. Will the two succeed anyway?


3. 21 Jump Street

Release Date: March 16, 2012

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

Jenko is a famous jock, while Schmidt is a timid dork. When they graduated from high school, they both join the police force. The next thing they knew, they are already partners in the mission. Being young and looking as if they are still in high school, Schmidt and Jenko are assigned an undercover job: to go back to their old high school, mingle, and break into a drug gang that has been providing high school students with artificial drugs.


4. Fun Size

Release Date: October 26, 2012

Director: Josh Schwartz

Cast: Victoria Justice, Johnny Knoxville, Chelsea Handler

It is Halloween, and Wren has amazing plans to celebrate it. However, her trick-or-treat program gets crooked up when her single mother assigns her to babysit her little brother, so that her mother can go out on a date. Determined to have fun on a Halloween night, Wren takes her brother to her friends’ Halloween party. Then, some kind of weird forces make the kid disappear, all the way into the world of trick-or-treaters. With the help of her best friend, April, count in two nerdy friends, Wren must find her brother before her mother discovers that her little boy is missing.


5. The To Do List

Release Date: July 26, 2013

Director: Maggie Carey

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader

Newly high school grad, Brandy Klark, has topped all her subjects in school, but not Real-Life Sex Education 101. Her desperation escalates when her older sister voices out the importance of being ‘experienced’ before heading off to college. So Brandy makes a sex to do list, with items she must accomplish before summer ends. She likes to do ‘it’ with the sexy and popular Rusty Waters, but for now, she will rely on her friend Cameron, who doesn’t look bad himself. But then love gets in the way, making it hard for Brandy to look at the remaining items on the list.


6. I Love You, Beth Cooper

Release Date: July 10, 2009

Director: Chris Columbus

Cast: Hayden Panettiere, Paul Rust, Jack Carpenter

Nerdy Dennis Cooverman is the class valedictorian. Before their graduation, his best friend tells him to let it all out, including the secret he’s been hiding for years. So during his commencement speech, he surprises everybody by saying funny and embarrassing things about his fellow graduates… and by confessing his love for the prettiest, most popular girl in school, Beth Cooper. What Dennis doesn’t know is that he will be receiving a surprise himself, because that night, Beth shows up at his door, willing to join his graduation party… and willing to give him the best night of his life.


7. Can't Hardly Wait

Release Date: June 12, 1998

Directors: Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan

Cast: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Charlie Korsmo

The most-awaited high school graduation party has arrived, and every student has his own agenda for the night. Preston has an agenda for himself: that is to finally confess his love for Amanda, the beautiful, popular, prom queen and cheerleader. Amanda has her own agenda, too: to get over Mike, his ex-boyfriend who dumps her just recently. William’s agenda is to take revenge against Mike, while rapper-wannabe Kenny decides to lose his virginity. Kenny’s plans are halted by Denise, who used to be his friend. Will they be able to fulfill their agendas and solve their issues before the graduation night is over?

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