7 Movies like ‘After’ you shouldn’t miss

Jenny Gage’s movie After is about Anna Todds novel of the same name. Despite receiving negative reviews, the movie was a massive success, earning $69 million globally on a budget of $14 million. It also led to a sequel called ‘After We Collided’. The story follows college freshman Tessa Young , who immediately rewrites everything she knows after arriving on campus.

She moves in with the rebellious Steph Jones , which worries Tessa’s mother Carol. Tessa is also introduced to Steph’s friend Hardin Scott who is considered a bad boy. In classic romantic fashion, Tessa falls for Hardin and betrays her high school boyfriend Noah Porter (Dylan Arnold) inadvertently, going against her mother’s wishes. If you have seen After you will love to watch the following movies:

  1. After We Collided (2020)
  2. Alex Strangelove (2018)
  3. Crazy Stupid Love (2011)
  4. Cruel Intentions (1999)
  5. Everything, Everything (2017)
  6. How to be Single (2016)
  7. Love, Simon (2018)

1. After We Collided (2020)

This movie is the sequel to After, so definitely a must-watch! In the first movie, Tessa had interviewed at Vance Publishing for an internship, so that she can leave school. She is given a handwritten letter by Hardin through Professor Soto. After reading it she ends up at the special place with Hardin where she ends up meeting him. This movie tells us if the couple ends up together or. You will have to see this movie to know how the couple ends up together. There are two more sequels after this movie as well.

  • Release Date: October 23, 2020
  • IMDb Rating: 5/10
  • Run Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

2. Alex Strangelove (2018)

Daniel Doheny plays Alex Truelove, a high school student who faces challenges with his sexuality. Alex Strangelove is an upbeat film that conveys a positive message contrary to After, which was somewhat dark and eerie.

  • Release Date: April 14, 2018
  • IMDb Rating: 6.3/10
  • Run Time: 1 hour 39 minutes

3. Crazy Stupid Love (2011)

This movie brings with it a wild ride for our audience of young adults. Cal Weaver, played by Steve Carell, is a man who suddenly breaks up with his wife after she tells him she wants a divorce. Cal is a conventional man who doesn’t like to go on adventures or step outside of his comfort zone. Ryan Gosling plays the role of Jacob Palmer, a womanizer who makes Cal change who he is. There are unexpected relationships and twists and turns in Crazy, Stupid, Love, and everything is nearly perfect. Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon, Emma Stone, and Julianne Moore are also part of the cast for this movie.

  • Release Date: July 19, 2011
  • IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
  • Run Time: 1 hour 58 minutes

4. Intentions (1999)

Cruel Intentions centers on a dare, however, Cruel Intentions’ dare is what the entire movie’s premise is about. Another similarity is that Selma Blair plays the role of a high school student in Cruel Intentions, which is a very unique role from the parent of a college student she played in After.

This sleazy 1999 romantic drama, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, and is an adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’s 1782 novel Les Liaisons dangereuses. The film, in contrast to the book, depicts wealthy high school students in New York City rather than in 18th-century France. The movie made nearly $76 million at the box office and inspired two direct-to-video films. Cruel Intentions is a must-watch if you want After’s darker and more risque elements.

  • Release Date: March 5, 1999
  • IMDb Rating: 6.8/10
  • Run Time: 1 hour 37 minutes

5. Everything, Everything (2017)

Everything, Everything is based on a book written by Nicole Yoon in 2015. The story follows Maddy Whittier, played by Nick Robinson and Amandla Stenberg, a young woman who has a serious medical condition that keeps her bound at home. Olly Bright (Robinson), her neighbor, assists her in navigating life.

Given the seriousness of Maddy’s health, the formula for Everything, Everything is modified. Love vanquishes all on the film screen, yet crowd individuals should push play on the film to see whether that saying stays in salvageable shape in the film Everything, Everything.

  • Release Date: May 19, 2017
  • IMDb Rating: 6.3/10
  • Run Time: 1 hour 36 minutes

6. How to be Single (2016)

Plenty of Hollywood movies consist of young adults searching for love in the city of New York. How to be Single is based on this genre. This romantic comedy film moves with the characters that all have their own needs, wants, and dilemmas.

This movie is filled with the lives of young women such as one-night stands, early mornings, late nights, and living on their own terms. This movie is filled with fun, raunchy moments and entertainment.

  • Release Date: February 12, 2016
  • IMDb Rating: 6/10
  • Run Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

7. Love, Simon (2018)

Love, Simon is about a gay teenager named Simon Spier (played by Robinson). Simon, like other high school students in other movies, finds it difficult to maintain a healthy relationship. On top of that, he is being blackmailed while he tries to figure out who his online crush is. Simon has a supportive circle of friends and a loving family, and his parents are Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner. However, he also has a secret that ends up having a significant impact on his life.

  • Release Date: March 16, 2018
  • IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
  • Run Time: 1 hour 50 minutes


These are movies like After you should definitely watch. They hold a strong essence on what love and affection are really about. If you want to relive the moments of emotions you had when you watched the movie After, you will definitely love the films we have mentioned to you! If you have seen the movies mentioned above, keep waiting for the rest of the two After sequels, as they are coming out soon.

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