What To Watch If You Liked The Rebel Wilson Film "A Senior Year"

What To Watch If You Liked The Rebel Wilson Film "A Senior Year" ...

If you are reading this, chances are you have already watched (and enjoyed) Rebel Wilson''s hilarious and astonishingly heartfelt 2022 Netflix schedule entry, Senior Year. But don''t let it happen, and stick around, because they were about to hit you with a series of films like Senior Year that have one, two, or endless things in common with the comedy about a 37-year-old who wakes up from a 20-year coma and manages some unfinished business.

From films such as the Pitch Perfect franchise that accentuates Wilson''s excellent comedic timing to classic 90s teen comedy that capture the high school spirit, there''s a lot to unpack here, so you can begin organizing a party.

Mean Girls (2004)

Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) is being accepted by a diverse group of girls around school as The Plastics and their vengeful leader, Regina George (Rachel McAdams). However, in order to be a member of the group, she has to take apart herself from her peers, her academics, and even her own personality.

Mean Girls has a couple of things in common with Senior Year, despite being a fan of Stephanie Conway in the Netflix show. Cady becomes everything she once hated in order to be considered part of the cool kids on campus, and almost loses everything in her quest for success.

Mean Girls on Paramount+.Rent/Buy Mean Girls on Amazon

Never Been Kissed (1999)

Josie Geller (Drew Barrymore) is a Chicago Sun-Times copy editor who is tasked with getting a better understanding of teenage culture in the 20th century. And the whole situation just gets even more out of hand.

If you were a fan of Senior Year and the way it handled an adult returning to school as a student, then the 1999 romantic comedy, Never Been Kissed, is worth a look. Despite the fact that Josie Geller is a 37-year-old woman with the belief of a high school senior, however, it also demonstrates the value of being true to yourself, no matter what the public opinion is.

Stream Never Been Kissed on Disney+. Rhent/Buy Never Been Kissed on Amazon.

Clueless (1995)

Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) attended her Beverly Hills high school, but she finds herself in a situation where she takes Tai Frasier (Brittany Murphy), a new arrival, under her wing, and accidentally transforms her into the most popular girl in school. Cher is forced to re-evaluate her priorities and outlook on life.

While there are constant reminders of the impact of Clueless throughout Senior Year, including posters on Stephanie Conways'' walls and the amazing Alicia Silverstone cameo, both films do a fantastic job of showing what happens when the most popular girl in school discovers that she is no longer the coolest kid.

HBO Max.Rent/Buy Clueless on Amazon.

The Pitch Perfect Movies (2012 - 2017)

Beca Mitchell (Anna Kendrick) has joined Barden University''s a cappella group, learning that you must not have to have everything in common in order to be a friend for life.

The Bellas move from a ragtag group of college girls to a professional musical group over the course of three seasons, bringing joy to the game.

Rent/Buy Pitch Perfect on Amazon.Rent/Buy Pitch Perfect 2 on Amazon.Rent/Buy Pitch Perfect 3 on Amazon.

Easy A (2010)

Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) travels from a relatively unknown teenager to the most talked-about girl at her high school after her opponent overhears her lying about losing her virginity and spreads the gossip around school. However, fame isn''t all it has to be.

Easy A, a 2010 teen comedy, follows a young girl who grew herself into one of the most popular names at her high school, and one who inevitably has to deal with the monster she created. And, thanks to Chris Parnell and Stanley Tucci in both of these films, these are some of the best things to do.

Hulu.Rent/Buy Easy A on Amazon.

21 Jump Street (2012)

Police officers Morton Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Greg Jenko (Channing Tatum) are given their most challenging assignment yet: by going undercover as two high school students. What might happen? Spoiler: everything!

It isnt difficult to see similarities between the thrilling 21 Jump Street and Senior Year, especially when it comes to how well each film investigates how the major differences in high school experience (and popularity in general) has changed over the years. What was once cool and hip no loner is for these characters as they discover themselves returning to school after all these years.

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13 Going On 30 (2004)

Jenna Rink (Christa B. Allen) wakes up the next morning to discover herself in the body of a 30-year-old fashion magazine editor (Jennifer Garner) living in New York City. As they say, the grass is always greener on the other side of the timeless comedy 13 Going on 30.

There are a lot of things 13 Going on 30 and Senior Year have in common, as well as the obvious angle of both movies, focusing on young girls who wake up as adult women. In addition to that, both films have great stories about the male best friend who has been secretly in love with the central character this time, which creates an incredible thrill.

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Shes All That (1999)

Zack Siler (Freddie Prinze Jr.) was stricken on the rungs of his high school after being deposed by his girlfriend and future prom queen. In Zachs'' moment of defeat, one of his friends challenges him to transform Laney Boggs (Rachael Leigh Cook), a tortured artist and outcast, into the most popular girl in school.

Shes All That, which was co-written by M. Night Shyamalan of all people, is a masterful job of capturing the essence of popularity, high school, and the absurdity of the quest to make someone prom queen. And let''s not forget about the incredible She''s All That cast.

HBO Max.Rent/Buy Shes All That on Amazon.

17 Again (2009)

Mike ODonnell, 37, is so good for him, but his luck is changed when he is magically transformed into a 17-year-old model of himself (Zac Efron) and gets a second chance at high school.

Both films have a second chance at life to fix the mistakes from their past in hopes of achieving a better future. Even if 17 again takes more of a fantasy path than Senior Year, these are still examples of characters who have received an invitation to live the same life.

Stream 17 relaunches on HBO Max.Rent/Buy 17 relaunches on Amazon.

Isnt It Romantic (2019)

Natalie (Rebel Wilson) wakes up in an alternate reality, where she is at the heart of a fantastic romantic comedy, with all the trappings of a genre she dislikes with all her heart.

If you were a fan of Rebel Wilsons'' senior year performance, then you should check out the 2019 romantic comedy, Isnt it Romantic. It has all the laughs, charm, and heart of the 2022 film, along with a great supporting cast including Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, Priyanka Chopra, and Brandon Scott Jones (who was also in the Senior Year cast).

It Isnt Romantic to rent/purchase on Amazon.

Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)

In the late 1960s, Austin Powers (Mike Myers) follows suit in hopes of returning to the future for his old adversary. When the day comes, the international man of mystery finds himself out of touch with the then-modern world of the 1990s.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery isn''t the first film to come to mind when it comes to studying for something to watch after finishing Senior Year, but both shows a main character who isn''t longer in tune with the world around them. And this 1997 comedy featuring one of Mike Myers'' most amazing characters is filled with great laughs.

Austin Powers the International Man of Mystery on Amazon.

After seeing all of these movies (and maybe Senior Year for a second time) you should also look at some of the other great Rebel Wilson movies worth a look.