9 Movies like ‘American Pie’ that are cringe-y and hilarious

Do you recall American Pie? You do, of course! Many of us were infatuated with teen films like She’s All That and 10 Things I Hate About You during that critical period in middle or high school, and that’s when it hit us. Even while those weren’t exactly innocent, nothing could have prepared us for American Pie’s raunchiness and wildness. Even now, the phrase “band camp” makes us chuckle. And because of that incredibly bizarre pie-themed masturbation scene, apple pie will never fail to make me cringe.

It’s clear that the prostitution, drama, and humor were amplified for entertainment. Nobody that we are aware of has ever unintentionally live-streamed an embarrassing sexual encounter, especially when they were still teenagers. To help you relive those memories, we have compiled a short list for you. These movies share quite a few things with American Pie and therefore, they are guaranteed to make you take a trip down the memory lane. Here is the list prepared to make you feel good:

  1. Porky’s (1981)
  2. American Pie 2 (2001)
  3. American Wedding (2003)
  4. American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007)
  5. Superbad (2007)
  6. American Reunion (2012)
  7. Blockers (2018)
  8. Booksmart (2019)
  9. American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rule (2020)

1. Porky’s (1981)

Do you consider American Pie to be the risquéest movie you have ever seen? If not, you most likely haven’t seen this. Go for it if you can find the snide humor in men attempting to see breasts in truly invasive ways. TL;DR: Today, no one could film this movie without facing harsh criticism. Although it is undoubtedly offensive, it is nonetheless a classic in the bawdy teen comedy genre.

  • IMDb Rating: 6.2/10
  • Run Time: 1 hour 52 minutes
  • Director: Bob Clark
  • Release date: November 13, 1981
  • Cast: Kim Cattrall, Scott Colomby, and Kaki Hunter Nancy

2. American Pie 2 (2001)

American Pie 2, the second film in the series, follows the same set of friends on yet another trip, this time on summer vacation. Since starting college, almost a year ago, Jim, Kevin, Oz, Finch, and Stifler have sadly been separated from their gang. This time, they are planning to throw the best party of the year. In order to do so, they have planned to get together over the summer at a rented beach house in Michigan. However, as expected from the gang, the scheme backfires and everyone finds themselves in some deep shit.

  • IMDb Rating: 6.4/10
  • Run Time: 1 hour 52 minutes
  • Director: J. B. Rogers
  • Release date: August 6, 2001
  • Cast: Jason Biggs and Seann William

3. American Wedding (2003)

Jim and Michelle have been together since high school. They are all set to tie the knot. However, nothing goes according to the plan after Jim proposes and Michelle accepts. 

Stifler, one of the main characters of the movie and the king of mischieve, decides that he wants to throw Jim a secret bachelor party. From there, things take a humorous turn when Jim and Michelle’s friends and family gather for the big event.

American Wedding is also known as American Pie 3 due to a similar cast.

  • IMDb Rating: 6.3/10
  • Run Time: 1 hour 36 minutes
  • Director: Jesse Dylan
  • Release date: August 1, 2003
  • Cast: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, and Eugene Levy

4. Superbad (2007)

Three teens, Seth, Evan, and Fogell, who want to organize a party to boost their chances of getting laid, are the subject of this movie. What else does a successful party require? Booze. Their illicit attempt to purchase alcohol causes their scheme to gradually fall apart. Even though the idea of seeing three awkward teens race to throw the party in time is humorous, the fantastic cast really elevates it.

  • IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
  • Run Time: 1 hour  59 minutes
  • Director: Greg Mottola
  • Release Date: August 17, 2007
  • Cast: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse

5. American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007) 

Erik is back in the action however, this time, he returns as a college student. There is also a new addition to the American Pie family, Dwight – who happens to be Stifler’s cousin and the leader of the fraternity Erik is a part of. When a bunch of nerds attempts to shut down the frat house, the cousins are prepared to go to any length to protect and keep the party going.

  • IMDb Rating: 5.3/10
  • Run Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Director: Andrew Waller
  • Release date: December 26, 2007 
  • Cast: John White, Steve Talley, and Jake Siegel

6. American Reunion (2012)

The story revolves around the five friends reuniting at their high school reunion and learning that their relationship hasn’t changed much despite their separation and the passage of time. The friends attempt to revisit their high school years with one more big event, despite the fact that now they are all grown-ups and responsible adults. However, nothing seems to be like it used to be in high school and soon the events take a strange turn and gets out of hand.

  • IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
  • Run Time: 1 hour 53 minutes
  • Directors: Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg
  • Release date:  April 6, 2012
  • Cast: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, and Chris Klein

7. Blockers (2018)

The plot of Blockers is traditional. On prom night, three senior high school students go out on a quest to lose their virginities. With the exception of their parents, young adults essentially have everything under control. When their parents learn about their intentions for sexual excess, they come up with a countermeasure by c*ck-blocking their children. To prevent their children from doing it, some parents will go to incredible, absurd, and amusing measures.

  • IMDb Rating: 6.2/10
  • Run Time: 1 hour 42 minutes
  • Director:  Kay Cannon
  • Release date: April 6, 2018
  • Cast: Leslie Mann, John Cena, and Lke Barinholtz

8. Booksmart (2019)

This film is what would result if American Pie and Superbad had a child. With this adolescent buddy movie, Olivia Wilde makes her directorial debut. It centers around two high school seniors who are about to graduate but have never partied before. They have one night of excitement, drugs, and sex before leaving for college. Let’s just say that things got quite serious.

  • IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
  • Run Time: 1 hour 42 minutes
  • Director: Olivia Wilde
  • Release date: May 24, 2019
  • Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis, and Lisa Kudrow

9. American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rule (2020)

For this one, we are back in high school but this time with girls only. The most popular group of East Great Falls, Annie, Kayla, Michelle, and Stephanie, have decided to make this the best time of their life together. They want to use their girl power to do so. However, things don’t go as planned but that doesn’t stop the fun.

  • IMDb Rating: 3.8/10
  • Run Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Director: Mike Elliott
  • Release date: October 6, 2020
  • Cast: Madison Pettis, Lizzie Broadway, Natasha Behnam, and Piper Curda

In a nutshell

You’re sure to enjoy one of these filthy comedies if you enjoyed the American Pie series. We can all identify with the awkward and humorous situations that come with growing up, regardless of whether we are still in high school or in the midst of a midlife crisis. What are you waiting for right now? Go grab chips and head to the TV room!

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