8 Movies Like 21 Jump Street [Recommendations]

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These are my favorite picks for movies like 21 Jump Street. Keep in mind that the list is in no particular order. Enjoy the recommendations.

The Sitter (2011)

The Sitter

Noah Griffith (Jonah Hill) is stuck in a rut; he’s been kicked out of college, and his self-absorbed girlfriend, Marisa (Ari Graynor), treats him poorly. All Noah wants to do these days is watch TV, but as a favor to his mother, he agrees to baby-sit a neighbor’s three freakish children: Slater (Max Records), Blithe (Landry Bender) and Rodrigo (Kevin Hernandez). Coerced to score some drugs for Marisa in exchange for sex, Noah must take the terrible trio along on a wild odyssey through New York.

The Watch (2012)

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In Glenview, Ohio, four pals — Evan (Ben Stiller), Bob (Vince Vaughn), Franklin (Jonah Hill) and Jamarcus (Richard Ayoade) — form a neighborhood watch group. Armed with flashlights, walkie-talkies and spiffy new jackets, the guys try to take their mission seriously, even if they spend a little time goofing off now and then. But when they discover aliens living among them, and no one believes their story, they learn that they have to kick things up a notch to save the world from annihilation.

That’s My Boy (2012)

Thats My Boy

While still a teen himself, Donny (Adam Sandler) fathered a son,Todd (Andy Samberg), and raised him as a single parent. On Todd’s 18th birthday, Donny cut the youth loose. After years of estrangement,the older man shows up unexpectedly on the eve of his son’s wedding day, sending the young man’s life into a tailspin. Donny wants desperately to reconnect with Todd, but he must now deal with the repercussions of the bad parenting he exhibited in the past.

Project X (2012)

Project X

Thomas (Thomas Mann), Costa (Oliver Cooper) and JB (Jonathan Daniel Brown) are three anonymous high-school seniors who are determined to finally make their mark. But how to make themselves unforgettable in the annals of high-school history? With an epic party, of course! The idea is innocent enough, but nothing could prepare the three friends for this shindig. As word of the soiree’s awesomeness spreads, dreams are ruined, records are blemished, and legends are born.

21 and Over (2013)

21 and Over

Straight-A college student Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) has always done what’s been expected of him. But when his two best friends, Miller (Miles Teller) and Casey (Skylar Astin), arrive on campus to surprise him for his 21st birthday, Jeff finally agrees to cut loose. Although he has a crucial med-school interview early the next morning, Jeff lets his pals take him out for one drink. Many drinks later, Jeff has blacked out and is in danger of blowing the most important day of his life.

30 Minutes or Less (2011)

30 minutes or less

Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) is a pizza deliverer who lives a fairly ordinary, boring life — until he crosses paths with two aspiring criminal masterminds (Danny McBride, Nick Swardson), who kidnap him, strap a bomb to his chest and force him to rob a bank for them. Nick doesn’t get much time to pull off the difficult task, so he enlists the aid of Chet (Aziz Ansari), his estranged pal. As time ticks away, Nick and Chet face many obstacles, not the least of which is their volatile relationship.

Hangover (2009)

The Hangover

Two days before his wedding, Doug (Justin Bartha) and three friends (Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis) drive to Las Vegas for a wild and memorable stag party. In fact, when the three groomsmen wake up the next morning, they can’t remember a thing; nor can they find Doug. With little time to spare, the three hazy pals try to re-trace their steps and find Doug so they can get him back to Los Angeles in time to walk down the aisle.

The Campaign (2012)

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When incumbent Congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major gaffe, two wealthy CEOs decide to try to gain influence in their district by putting up a rival candidate. Their unlikely choice is a naive tourism director named Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis). Aided by his family’s political connections and a cutthroat campaign manager, Marty soon becomes locked in a dead heat with Cam. As Election Day approaches, each man slings mud galore in a last-ditch effort to bury the other.

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