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Top 10 Movies to Watch If You Like To All The Boys I've Loved Before

VO: Emily Brayton WRITTEN BY: Savannah Sher
If you liked all the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before, then you’d definitely love these movies! For this list, we’re looking at the most similar movies to this new Netflix favorite. We’ve included movies like “Crazy Rich Asians”, “Sierra Burgess is a Loser”, “Set It Up, “Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist”, “Easy A” and more!

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Top 10 Movies to Watch If You Like To All the Boys I've Loved Before

We can’t be the only ones who fell in love with this rom com. Welcome to MsMojo, and today we're counting down our picks for the Top 10 Movies to Watch If You Like To All the Boys I've Loved Before.

For this list, we’re looking at movies you should check out if you really dig this new Netflix favorite.

#10: “Crazy Rich Asians” (2018)

At the end of the summer of 2018, when “To All the Boys I've Loved Before” was released, it was often discussed in the same breath as another hella popular film. “Crazy Rich Asians” hit theatres around the same time TATBILB started streaming; and because of their Asian casts, they drew comparisons and were both lauded for their progressive representation. Aside from that topical issue though, “Crazy Rich Asians” also harks back to a simpler time when a rom com could just be pure fun, and has similarly helped to reinvigorate the genre.

#9: “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” (2003)

This movie may have been released in the early aughts, and focuses on a cast of characters who are much older than high schoolers, but it still shares some similarities with TATBILB. The two romantic leads, played by Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, don’t exactly hook upr in the most conventional way. They’re each trying to prove their own theories about relationships when they strike a deal to try to get together ; and in a lot of ways, their partnership is based on lies, just like Lara Jean and Peter’s. Yet, just like our teen protagonists, they end up falling in love, despite the odds.

#8: “Set It Up” (2018)

Like “To All the Boys I've Loved Before”, this movie is a Netflix original romantic comedy, and while the characters are older, the two films have a similar vibe. “Set It Up” is about two overworked assistants who decide to set their bosses up with one another so that the higher-ups will chill out a little and go easier on them. Of course, romance ends up blooming elsewhere, and just like in TATBILB two people get together who weren’t planning on falling for one another. It’s a modern romance film that doesn’t mind being a little cheesy sometimes.

#7: “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” (2018)

If you’re looking for the movie that is the most similar to TATBILB, it has got to be this one. First off, the male lead is played by Noah Centineo, who got his big break playing Peter Kavinsky. Aside from that, it’s also a teen romance with an unconventional narrative. In “Sierra Burgess,” which, like a number of previous rom coms, is loosely based on the story of Cyrano de Bergerac, a girl falls in love with a boy but pretends to be someone else in order to get him to fall in love with her, which leads to a strange high school alliance.

#6: “Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist” (2008)

Just like “To All the Boys I've Loved Before”, the basis of this teen movie is that a girl needs a fake boyfriend. And just like in TATBILB, the relationship doesn’t stay fake for very long. “Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist” stars Michael Cera and Kat Dennings and takes place in New York, as the they meet and embark on a quest for Dennings’ lost friend and the two leads’ favorite band who are rumored to be playing a secret show that night. While Cera’s character starts by just wanting to make his ex jealous, in the end he realizes they weren’t right for each other anyway.

#5: “Can't Buy Me Love” (1987)

This whole fake relationship thing has been a common thread in teen movies going back decades. In this 1987 film, a nerdy guy decides to pay his neighbor, a popular cheerleader, a thousand dollars for her to pretend like she’s his girlfriend for a month. Just like in TATBILB, the charade eventually falls apart, though Ronald isn’t nearly as sweet as Peter is when the arrangement ends. Of course though, because this is an ‘80s rom com, there is a happily ever after in the end.

#4: “Easy A” (2010)

Though the plots of “Easy A” and “To All the Boys I've Loved Before” may not be exactly the same, the essence of the two films is strikingly similar. “Easy A” stars Emma Stone as Olive, a high schooler who is tangled up in — yes, you guessed it — a web of lies after telling people that she lost her virginity... when she didn’t. She ends up agreeing to pretend to have sex sex with other guys at school to make them more popular. The deception aspect is reminiscent of TATBILB; and while romance may not be the central theme, it still has a cute love story.

#3: “Love, Simon” (2018)

If you’re looking for another modern romance flick, look no further than 2018’s “Love Simon”. Adapted from a popular YA novel by Becky Albertalli, this movie tells the story of a gay high school student who is still very much in the closet, and has to contend with coming out to the people closest to him while dealing with bullying at school. At its core though, this is an adorable love story between Simon and Blue, an anonymous guy who he meets online, falls for, and whose identity he has to figure out. This one is a a bit of a tearjerker, so have your Kleenex ready.

#2: “10 Things I Hate About You” (1999)

Okay, we’re not going to say that this is the best romcom of the ‘90s...okay maybe we are. “10 Things I Hate About You” is a classic for a reason- it’s based on Shakespeare’s play “The Taming of the Shrew” and thus tells an age-old story, but with a modern setting. This movie is strikingly similar to “To All the Boys I've Loved Before” in that Patrick starts dating Kat because he’s being paid to do so, but eventually falls for her; and though she is more reluctant, she ultimately falls for him too. Awww.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

“She's All That” (1999)

“The Kissing Booth” (2018)

“The Edge of Seventeen” (2016)

#1: “Sixteen Candles” (1984)

What better choice to top our list than this hilariously charming tale of a shy, prim girl and her hunky crush finding love via a series of circuitous, duplicity-filled plot twists? This film is actually referenced in “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before”; Lara Jean mentions “Sixteen Candles” as a reference point for how she sees romantic relationships unfolding, and it’s no accident that director Susan Johnson’s Netflix original has some serious John Hughes vibes. Johnson has been quoted as saying, “I grew up with the John Hughes movies, and those were very important to me as a teenager.” A classic!


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