21 films like Superbad | POPSUGAR Entertainment


If you came of age in the mid to late 2000s, Super bad was probably the most talked about movie among your group of friends. Quotes from the movie were often shouted in school hallways and classrooms, the urge to fake ID was real, and the name “McLovin” was tossed with ease. If you haven’t seen Super bad at the time of its release, you knew just about everything thanks to the buzz around you. Coming of age movies like Super bad often capture the hilarity and plight of young adults as teens awkwardly find out who they are. Although at the time Super bad It may have seemed like just another ridiculous teenage comedy, it has carved out a special niche for itself and continues to influence the world of comedy films.

Released in 2007, Super bad focuses on high school students Seth (Jonah Hill), Evan (Michael Cera) and Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) who are desperate to enjoy the end of last year before going to college. Hoping to party, have fun and have sex, the trio get excited when they are invited to a party hosted by Jules (Emma Stone), who Seth has a crush on. The trio, in an attempt to impress their crushes and the peers around them, offer to buy alcohol for the party: the only problem being that they are underage. Fogell, however, comes up with the perfect solution by getting a fake ID with only one name on it: McLovin. The rest of the film follows the group as they dodge the police, drunken brawls, and embarrassing sexual experiences.

More than a decade after its release, Super bad remains relevant with its themes of friendship, the awkwardness of growing up, sexual curiosity and the crazy experiences of adolescence: all universal, whatever the generation. Comic styles may have changed since the early 2000s, but Super bad remains hilarious, just like those other movies you have to watch if you like Super bad.


Evelyn C. Tobin