One might ask what is so special about the movie “After”? Let me tell you everything! If you are a sucker for drama and romance, then you probably know what I am talking about!! Now, if you have also watched it already, then you need to watch movies like After.
A woman, filled with passion and desire falls in love with a man who has a dark secret. Imagine these two people as a couple. You know what it means! Too much thrill, drama, emotions, and of course love.
After is a story of Tessa Young (Josephine Langford) and Hardin Scott (Fiennes Tiffin). Tessa Young is a sincere girl and a dedicated student. She was raised by her mother alone. Even as a girlfriend, she was very loyal to Noah (her boyfriend). However, things go south the moment she meets Hardin.
Hardin makes Tessa vulnerable and we see this when he invites her to his secret place. Tessa lets her guard down when she is with Hardin (Come on, let’s agree those eyes can do this). Soon, they discover that they have a lot in common than they realized. In no time, a beautiful romantic relationship starts flourishing between the two.
But, we know everything is not happily ever After (pun intended). Tessa finds out that Hardin was hiding a secret. A secret that could potentially threaten their relationship.
If you loved watching After and now you feel addicted to this genre, then you are at the right place. Follow through the list to find out some amazing movies like After that are a must-watch.
1. After We Collided (2020)
“After We Collided” is certainly the obvious choice to watch after “After” considering this is the sequel to the movies. What could be better than watching the follow-up story of Tessa and Hardin?
The first movie of the series ends where Tessa is interviewing at Vance Publishing for an internship. She is doing this only and only to leave school. We know that things didn’t go great with the two. Now, it will interesting to see where life (or their decisions) takes them. Without giving any spoiler, I would highly recommend watching the sequel and fall in love with their story all over again.
2. Alex Strangelove (2018)
Alex Strangelove is a story of a high school student who is struggling with his sexuality. This is definitely one of the best movies like After. Where, After can feel to be little dark and eerie, Alex Strangelove is a light, upbeat movie with an extremely powerful message.
You might feel that this movie is just any typical rom-com. But it is not! The story revolves around the life of Alex and his quest towards finding his own sexuality. After a lot of thought, Alex decides to lose with virginity to his girlfriend, Claire. But the moment he meets a boy named Elliot, his whole life changes. And… of course, his sexual journey becomes more unclear.
With all turmoil in Alex’s life, the movie manages to end on a happy and positive note! You can watch Alex Strangelove on Netflix. As of now, there is just one part of the movie. Netflix has made no announcements regarding the sequel of the movie (till now!). I would totally recommend you to watch this movie and join Alex on his journey to eternal happiness.
3. Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
While it isn’t the coming-of-age story like After, the adult rom-com story of Crazy, Stupid, Love is the one you should definitely not miss. The movie features an all-star cast including Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, and the likes of Kevin Bacon, and Marisa Tomei.
Crazy, Stupid, Love is the story of a conventional man, Cal Weaver, who after being left divorced and single goes on a soul-searching quest. With all the twists and turns while on the journey to reinvent himself, the romantic flick captures all the messy yet perfectly splendid moments of the love we experience.
4. The Last Summer (2019)
If you’re a sucker for high-school love, this movie might give you the dose you need. Focussing on a group of teenagers played by the talented cast of KJ Apa, Maia Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Halston Sage, and Tyler Posey, the soon-to-be high-school graduates have to deal with the reality of change coming up during the summer before college.
The Last Summer takes into the dilemma of would-be lovers attending different schools in the fall. If you came looking for that magical entertainment of a coming-of-age story that you can enjoy as an After fan, you won’t be disappointed with this selection.
5. The Spectacular Now (2013)
Just as with After, The Spectacular Now takes on the story of two completely different young people played by Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley. Sutter, a hard-partying senior comes across the innocent and quiet Aimee under not-so-typical circumstances.
The duo who get off to an awkward start helps each other to try and figure out life. The similarity between the two movies also reflects by the fact that both are based off on the works of their respective novels. For Spectacular Now, the film takes on from Tim Tharp’s book of the same name.
6. When We First Met (2018)
Ever wanted a romantic drama with a touch of time travel? Well, if that’s your calling then When We First Met is something you should definitely watch. Starring Adam DeVine, Alexandra Daddario, Shelley Hennig, Robbie Amell along with sensational influencer personality – Andrew Bachelor (aka King Bach), the movie is a fun and light-hearted romantic comedy.
The plot takes on Noah Ashby meeting and falling in love with Avery Martin at a Holloween party. Though friend-zoned, Ashby comes across the opportunity to rewrite his love story at Avery’s engagement party. What follows is a messy turn of events as is the case with all the other time-travel movies.
7. The Notebook (2004)
Although we’ve kept it last, it doesn’t change the fact that The Notebook is one of the classic romantic films that counts among the most well-known romances in cinematic history. Based on the works of Nicholas Sparks’ novel, the cast of Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams justify the roles of characters to their perfection.
The story follows two unlikely characters falling in love with each other despite all their differences. If you haven’t watched the stereotypically ideal movie, you need to give it a shot especially if you enjoy watching the genre.
This brings our list of the movies like After to a conclusion. From the pinnacle of classic romances to the unique twist of time travel, we’ve covered the best of romantic films that will surely leave you feeling emotional.
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