Coming-of-age movies and sex comedies have made their debut since the 1980s.
However, to date, producers and directors have found new ways to depict these genres of movies, which remain in viewers’ minds no matter how long they’ve existed. The iconic American Pie, for instance, is one high school sex comedy that remains evergreen.
What Should You Know About American Pie?
American Pie, released in 1999, is the first installment of the American Pie film series. It is a coming-of-age sex comedy that follows four friends in a pact to lose their virginity before prom night.
Kevin, Jim, Oz, and Finch are friends from the fictional high school, East Great Falls, Michigan.
After Sherman, their dorky classmate, announces that he lost his virginity at a party held by their friend, Steven Stifler, the only one who is not a virgin, they decide to get laid before graduating.
As they try to fulfill the pact, getting laid doesn’t come easy to the socially inept. Kevin is confronted by Vicky, who believes he is only in a relationship with her because of her body and sex and has to try to save their relationship.
He soon discovers a book in the library – a compiled write-up of students’ sexual experiences. He shares this with his friends and, with the help of its tips, performs oral sex on Vicky.
Even with the use of the book, the high schoolers generally face many issues in their attempt to pledge, but with many lessons to learn, they eventually do before making a toast to the next step.
If you watched and loved American Pie and are not only a fan of coming-of-age movies but also very much tolerant of sex humor, then here are 11 other movies you should see.
1. Superbad (2007)
English 1h 53m IMDb
Director: Greg Mottola
Stars: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Seth and Evan are codependent teenage friends about to graduate from high school. Evan is a bright and lovely boy who is almost always scared, while Seth is very vulgar and interested in human sexuality.
These characteristics make them both terrible with ladies. Being socially inept and outcasts, they decide to use the graduation party to get into the in-crowd. They set on a mission to party hard and get laid.
Their mission and plans are frustrated when social anxiety sets in with two police officers.
Critics say the movie smoothly balances sincerity and vulgarity and shows a valid take on friendship and awkward high school experiences. The Official Trailer is just a clip of how watch-worthy the movie is.
2. Old School (2003)
English 1h 28m IMDb
Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell
Mitch, Frank, and Beanie are friends who find themselves wishing to relive their glory days once more. The trio, left disheveled by their new lives, want to return to their college days.
First, Mitch finds out that his girlfriend, Heidi is a nymphomaniac who engages in group sex. Frank, who was a party animal but is married, still wishes to party hard.
Beanie, a family man, hopes to have one last taste of how his wild youth used to be. They decide to form a fraternity in Mitch’s new house close to their alma mater, recruiting socially inept students and retirees to be part of it.
However, they have to do this while trying to avoid eviction from the Dean of Students, Pritchard, who still holds something against them.
While the movie is not consistently funny to those who have watched it, it has its moments. Some also say it is a great movie if you look for humor below the belt. Watch the Official Trailer to get an insight into the film.
3. The Girl Next Door (2004)
English 1h 49m IMDb
Director: Luke Greenfield
Stars: Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Downs, Elisha Cuthbert
When a former porn star moves in next door, an 18-year-old Matthew finds himself falling for her. Matthew, a high school senior, is a sheltered overachiever who has never gotten a real taste of life.
He quickly develops feelings for his new neighbor, who looks innocent. However, when he discovers Danielle is a pornstar, his sheltered life of no experience begins to spin out of control.
Danielle brings him out of his shell, showing him his innocence. He discovers that taking risks for someone you love sometimes happens. Some viewers believe that the movie borrowed many elements from risky business.
They also hold that despite the number of sexual messages and nudity shown, the film was still creative with a shocking level of insight and honesty to make you laugh, smile, and feel. Watch the Official Trailer for a peek into the movie.
4. EuroTrip (2004)
English 1h 32m IMDb
Director: Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg(uncredited), David Mandel(uncredited)
Stars: Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Michelle Trachtenberg
From the makers of Road Trip and Old School comes EuroTrip. After getting dumped by his girlfriend, a high school grad, Scott quests to find his German pen pal, Mieke.
Along with him, he takes his not-so-smart friend Cooper and twins, Jenny and Jamie. Their journey proves difficult as they continuously face absurd situations and a voyage from one country to another.
People who have watched the movie proclaim it an audaciously entertaining satire. Some also believe that if one is not offended by the gratuitous nudity, then EuroTrip is a great watch. The official trailer only gives a snippet of how thrilling the movie is.
5. Road Trip (2000)
English 1h 33m IMDb
Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott, Amy Smart
Road Trip is an American Road Sex Comedy that follows the voyage of 4 college students on a trip to recover an illicit tape. Josh and Tiffany were childhood friends turned boyfriend and girlfriend.
However, getting into different colleges meant they had to be 1800 miles apart.
When Josh mistakenly sends the video of him having an affair with another girl to his girlfriend, he enlists the help of two of his buddies and a male with a car to travel 1800 miles.
The journey from Ithaca, New York, to Austin, Texas, to get the video before his girlfriend sees it. A critic’s consensus says that Road Trip’s humor depends on who is watching.
While it might be vulgar to parents, teenagers would most likely find it appealing. The Official Trailer would have you wanting to watch the film immediately.
6. Neighbors (2014)
English 1h 37m IMDb
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron
This comedy film stars heartthrob Zac Efron in it. After a married couple, Mac and Kelly welcome their first daughter; they decide to move to the suburbs to start their family.
Things are perfect until the Delta Psi Beta Fraternity becomes their neighbor. Mac and Kelly try to seem cool and become friends with the Frat president Teddy(Zac Efron) and the other frat members despite their hardcore partying.
However, a war breaks out between the two houses when Mac and Kelly call the cops on the Fraternity during an instance of their loud partying.
To those who have watched the movie, Neighbors is an R-rated bawdy comedy filled with a well-matched amount of stars. Watch the Official Trailer to get in the mood for the mind-blowing movie.
7. The 40-year-Old Virgin (2005)
English 1h 56m IMDb
Director: Judd Apatow
Stars: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd
This comedy movie follows Andy Stitzer, a friendly yet single 40 years old man who has never had sex. He lives alone, works at a big box store, and in his free time, he plays video games.
His friends, who are on a mission to help him get laid, push him towards winning the ladies over and give him funny and lousy advice. Doing ‘the deed’ proves difficult with how awkward he is with the female population.
He, however, meets a local shop owner and single mother, Trish, and they both get into a tentative relationship.
The 40-year-old Virgin is an indecent, lewd but authentic comedy that connects with adult audiences to fans of the movie. The movie’s official trailer would give you a clip of what you are getting into.
8. Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
English 1h 29m IMDb
Director: Joel Gallen
Stars: Chyler Leigh, Jaime Pressly, Chris Evans
NATM sees Chris Evans in his film debut as Jake Wyler, a lazy high school football star who gets dumped by his girlfriend.
Feeling spiteful that his ex tries to make him jealous by dating a timid nerd, he bets with his friends to turn Janey Briggs into the prom queen.
Janey Briggs is an artist her peers outcaste because of her glasses, ponytail, and paint-ridden overalls.
Not Another Teen Movie is a parody of She’s All That, American Pie, and some other teen movies acted at least two decades before its release.
Those who have watched it believe that while it is a comedy, it would take one familiar with the movies it took its elements from and who can tolerate sexual humor to find it funny. Get a peek at the film from the Official Trailer.
9. Porky’s (1981)
English 1h 34m IMDb
Director: Bob Clark
Stars: Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight
Set in 1954, Porky’s sees a group of high schoolers, Pee Wee, Tommy, Billy, and Mickey, who wish to get laid and finally lose their virginity. They go to Porky’s, a strip club owned by the sleazy Porky.
However, when the strip club owner kicks them out after taking their money, the friends decide to take revenge on him and his brother, the sheriff.
As they plot their revenge, they also have to face other problems with being a teenager like Pee Wee, who believes his private part is shrinking. Critics believe that Porky happily celebrates bad behavior and prejudice against women.
It is also a farce that leaves the audience wanting a shower. Watch the Official Trailer on YouTube to know precisely what you are getting into.
10. Book Smart (2019)
English 1h 42m IMDb
Director: Olivia Wilde
Stars: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams
On the eve of their graduation, two overachievers realize that keeping their noses stuck in their books didn’t make them better than their peers but instead had missed special high school moments.
They decide to make up for the lost time by having four years of high school fun in just one night. This is something that no amount of smarts can prepare them for.
To those who have watched Booksmart, it is a fast-paced and funny movie that depicts a new paint-on coming-of-age comedy. Get a glimpse of what the humor offers in its Official Trailer.
11. Ted (2012)
English 1h 46m IMDb
Director: Seth MacFarlane
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane(voice)
In 1985, when John Bennett was still a kid with no friends, he wished upon a shooting star that his toy bear came alive and became his best friend. His wish was granted, and the bear, Ted, went on to become his constant companion.
John finds himself in a codependent friendship with the vulgar Ted. Lori, John’s girlfriend, is not a big fan of the toy and believes that Ted would stop John from moving forward in life and eventually proposing to her.
Although she relays her disapproval of Ted, John responds by smoking weed and drinking beer with Ted. John is later left to choose between his best friend and his girlfriend.
Critics consider Ted the usual bromance versus romance centered around a high concept premise resulting from a hilarious script. The Official Trailer is just a clip of how funny the movie is.
12. Sex Drive (2008)
English 1h 49m IMDb
Director: Sean Anders
Stars: Josh Zuckerman, Clark Duke, Amanda Crew
Ian is an 18-year-old loveable boy who has never done the deed before. He hardly even had a girlfriend, but he meets a girl online and starts to fall for her.
Danielle, the online sweetheart, is a pretty and sweet girl who might like him just as he likes her, but they are faced with the problem of distance because they live on opposite sides of the country.
When Ian is met with an offer he cannot refuse, he steals his brother’s car and sets on a cross-country journey with his best friends, Lance and Felicia, to finally lose his virginity to his online babe.
On their journey, they are faced with hilarious and smutty experiences that leave them with more lessons on love and life than they bargained for.
To fans of the movie, Sex Drive is a well-made movie for something meant to be smutty. It is filled with hilarious moments and would primarily appeal only to teenagers. Watch the Official Trailer on YouTube to get in the mood for the movie.
13. Easy A (2010)
English 1h 32m IMDb
Director: Will Gluck
Stars: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley
This movie sees Emma Stone portraying a character different from how she would normally act. After lying about losing her virginity, Olivia, a clean-cut high school student, finds that gossip has spread the news around the school.
Not wanting to spiral down with the rumors flying around, she uses the school’s rumor mill to take her to a high social and financial standing.
For most critics, Easy A is an intelligent, witty showcase that criticizes the thinking and attitudes toward female sexuality. You can watch the official trailer on youtube before delving into the movie.
Undoubtedly, not everyone who watched American Pie loved it. While some merely tolerated the movie, others were fans of such sexual humor placed in a high school movie.
If you are part of the ‘others,’ the list above contains movies similar to American Pie. For more enjoyment, you can watch it with your lover or friends.