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Movies Like After

If you like romance movies, then you most likely love the usual good-girl falls hard for bad-boy movies. If that’s the case, then you should have loved After. It included essentially every cliche depiction of what a bad-boy and good-girl are! It’s undeniable that we all love a good happy ending with some drama thrown in there, which is what After provided us with. That’s also what makes movies like After so entertaining to watch. We have gone and gathered all the best romantic movies similar to After that also contain that classic good-girl falling for the bad-boy relationship. Be careful though, because these are still romance movies, so you may end up shedding a few tears. 

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Here Are Our Top Pick For The Best Movies Like After
  • The Kissing Booth
  • Dirty Dancing
  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • The Perfect Date
  • Five Feet Apart
  • The Spectacular Now

1.  To All the Boys I've Loved Before

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Kicking off our list of movies like After we have one that exploded with popularity and with good reason. It’s everything you could want in a romance movie and there is also a second part as well for when you finish the first film!

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Movie Description

Teenager Lara Jean (Lana Condor) writes love letters to all her past crushes and keeps them hidden away in a hatbox as they are meant for her eyes only. These letters allow her to truly spill out all her emotions as she would never have the guts to say most of this stuff in person. However, her life quickly starts spinning out of control and falling apart when her letters are mailed out and everyone finds out about her past loves.

2.  The Perfect Date

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Next up we have a very interesting one. This man created a service where anyone can rent him out to be their “perfect” boyfriend for a set amount of time. Would this even be legal in real life!? Regardless of that, it makes for a great movie!

The Perfect Date Movie Description

Running short on money for college, high school student Brooks Rattigan (Noah Centineo) has a plan to earn the money he needs. He develops an app that rents him out to play a perfect boyfriend for a set period of time. Whoever rents him can customize the experience to whatever they please. At first, his plan runs smoothly with no problems. But when he catches feelings for someone, his master plan gets a lot more complicated.

3.  Dirty Dancing

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We had to add a classic to this list. It’s only right that we have one of the best bad boy good girl romance movies ever made on this list. If you haven’t seen Dirty Dancing, then you’ve been living under a rock!

Dirty Dancing Movie Description

Baby (Jennifer Grey) wants nothing more than to enjoy her youth while it lasts. But disappointment awaits her when she realizes she’ll be spending the summer with her parents at a boring resort in the Catskills. But, when she meets Johnny (Patrick Swayze), the resort’s dance instructor, she sees the light at the end of the tunnel and plans to make the most of the trip. Johnny asks Baby to be his new partner and the two inevitably fall in love. Things get tense within Baby’s family when her father forbids her from seeing Johnny anymore. However, Baby is set on performing in the last big dance of the summer with him and won’t allow anyone to stop her.

4.  The Kissing Booth

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We doubt that you haven’t at least heard of this one. When it first came out, it was all over the place! It is funny and super entertaining to watch as well as having the same type of plot as After, which is what you’re looking for.

The Kissing Booth Movie Description

 Elle Evans (Joey King) has been best friends with Lee Flynn (Joel Courtney) her entire life. Through their friendship, they have created a set of rules which makes sure they’ll always stay best friends. However, their friendship is threatened when Elle falls in love with Lee’s brother Noah (Jacob Elordi). One of the rules they made prevents Elle from dating Lee’s brothers. So now she finds herself in a situation where she must choose to be with the person she loves or stay with her best friend for life.

5.  The Spectacular Now

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This isn’t just a good girl falling for the bad boy, this is her falling for the bad boy who’s life is an absolute mess! It’s a great movie that manages to play with your feelings very well. If you haven’t seen it, we highly recommend it.

The Spectacular Now Movie Description

Popular high school student Sutter (Miles Teller) enjoys partying and drinking. One day after a rough night he wakes up on a stranger’s lawn and meets Aimee (Shailene Woodley) a quiet and introverted girl. The two quickly spark up an uncanny relationship. But with Aimee planning and working on her future and Sutter dealing with some major problems in his life, this newly blossomed romance may not last long at all.

6.  Five Feet Apart

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Ending our list of movies like After we have one that will most likely leave you crying. So grab your tissues for this one and prepare for one hell of a ride!

Five Feet Apart Movie Description

Suffering from cystic fibrosis, Stella (Haley Lu Richardson), a seventeen-year-old girl spends most of her time at the hospital. Her days have a structured routine and her life is full of boundaries. However, that all gets put to the test when she meets Will (Cole Sprouse), a charming teen who has the same illness. From the first time they met, there was flirting and a spark between the two. But strict rules say they must keep a safe distance between themselves. Their relationship continues to become stronger, eventually getting to the point where they can’t help the urge to break the rules and finally act on their attraction.


Those are all the films we believe will give you the best and most similar experience to what you had when watching After. However, there are plenty of more movies like After that nearly made it onto the top list but just barely fell short to the films above. And if you didn’t know, there are 2 more films in the After series which will be listed as the first 2 down below. There’s also a fourth installment called ‘After Ever Happy’ planned to release in September 2022.

25 More Romance Movies Like After

  • After We Collided (2020)
  • After We Fell (2021)
  • Chemical Hearts (2020)
  • Every Day (2018)
  • Amar (2017)
  • Everything, Everything (2017)
  • The Duff (2015)
  • Fifty Shades Of Grey (2015)
  • Fifty Shades Darker (2017)
  • Fifty Shades Freed (2018)
  • Before I Fall (2017)
  • Cruel Intentions (1999)
  • Twilight (2008)
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
  • A Walk To Remember (2002)
  • 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
  • She’s All That (1999)
  • Reality Bites (1994)
  • Keith (2008)
  • Grease (1978)
  • Endless Love (2014)
  • Dear John (2010)
  • The Ugly Truth (2009)
  • Life As We Know It (2010)
  • Step Up (2006)
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