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Craving For Romantic Comedy? 37 Movies Like Set It Up

37 movies like set it up

Set It Up was released on 15 June 2018, with an IMDb rating of 6.5, have collected a huge fan following. The movie stars Glen Powell, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Liu, and Taye Diggs, who will play the role of Charlie Young, Harper, Kirsten Stevens, and Richard “Rick” Otis, respectively.

You’ve just finished Set It Up, and you can’t resist watching more movies like it. Luckily for you, I’ve found 37 movies that will give you the ultimate romantic comedy vibes. Before any further delay, let’s jump into the list.

Here Are The 37 Movies Like Set It Up That You Should What

1. Along Came Polly (IMDb 6)

Along Came Polly

Released in 2004, Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston starred in this film. Actuary Reuben Feffer is scared of everything as he is overly cautious of things that have inherited risk. His wife cheats on him on the scuba instructor while the couple is on their honeymoon. After this tragic incident, he goes back to his home in New York, and there he is invited by his friend Sandy to a party. There he met a beautiful girl, Polly Prince, his former classmate.

2. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (IMDb 6.4)

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

This romantic comedy film was released in 2003. And is stang by Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, who plays Andie Anderson and Ben Berry, respectively.

Andie Anderson, who is working on an article titled ‘How to lose a guy in 10 days, finally receives an approval letter from Lana, her editor. But to proceed further, she needs a man on which she can run this experiment. On the other side, Ben Berry, an advertising executive, is very confident in his skill to make any girl fall in love with him in under 10 days. But when the two met each other, both of their plans took an interesting turn.

3. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (IMDb 6.6)

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

A 2008 released movie starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings. Nick, a high school student, who had just experienced a breakup, can’t stop thinking about his ex-girlfriend, Tris. At a party, he saw his ex already with a guy named Gary, who looked much older and more handsome than him. There he met with a girl named Norah, who asked him to be her boyfriend for 5 minutes. Tris, who is jealous of their relationship, asks them how they met each other.

4. When We First Met (IMDb 6.4)

When We First Met

This movie was released in 2018 and stars Adan Viola and Alexandra Daddario. Noah and Avery first met each other at a party where they sat by the pool and shared what they liked and didn’t. After spending some quality time, he only ended up in the friend zone. Three years have passed, and he is invited to attend her wedding. He was devastated and went back to the same photo booth where he and Avery had taken their first picture. When he took his picture, he somehow traveled back to the year when he and Avery first met. He takes benefit of this time machine to make Avery fall in love with him.

5. The Incredible Jessica James (IMDb 6.5)

The Incredible Jessica James

Released on 27 January 2017, this movie stars Jessica Williams and Chris O’Dowd. After her recent breakup, to make her feel more confident, Tasha, Jessica’s friend, arranged a date for Jessica with Boone. On the date, they both shared their story. Jessica told Boone about her recent break up with Damon, and Boone told her about how he recently got a divorce. Somehow both started to like each other on the first day, and after the date, they spent the night together.

6. Can’t Buy Me Love (IMDb 6.7)

Can't Buy Me Love

Can’t Buy Me Love was released in 1987, in which we’ll see Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson in the lead roles. A high school student, Ronald Miller, is a total nerd but wants to look cool. So he gets an opportunity. At a party, Cindy Mancini ruins her mother’s designer dress which she brings without her mother’s approval. Just so she can escape from the scolding, she proposes a deal to Ronald by offering to be his girlfriend if he gives $1000 to her so she can replace the ruined outfit with a new one. Ronald agrees with the proposal, but the supposed act makes Cindy fall for him.

7. Breakfast At Tiffany’s (IMDb 7.6)


A 1961 released film, it starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. A young woman named Holly Golightly is looking for a rich man whom she can marry. In the morning, a guy named Paul moved into her apartment building with a wealthy woman, whom he referred to as ‘2E’. Holly tries to know more about Paul. It was revealed that he is a writer who hasn’t published a single book in 5 years. In the movie, you’ll see how a beautiful connection develops between these two.

8. The Way He Looks (IMDb 7.9)

The Way He Looks

Starring Ghilherme Lobo and Fabio Audi, this movie was released in 2014. This is a Brazilian movie and is based on ‘I Don’t Want to Go Back Alone. Leonardo, a high school student who is blind, is amazed how he and his best friend Giovana hasn’t kissed anyone yet. And just like Kissing, Leonardo wants to experience independence, where he could experience a lot more new things. His whole world took a U-turn when he met Gabriel.

9. Ali’s Wedding (IMDb 6.9)


A 2017 released movie starring Osamah Sami and Helana Sawires. Ali is a very honest and kind nature man. With all his strength, he wants to fulfill his father’s and communities expectation by becoming a doctor even though he wants to be a musician. Similarly, he wants to marry Dianne, whom he loves very much, but he can’t because his father has promised him to marry another girl. Even with the right intentions, he still finds it very hard to live his life. And all he wants is for his father to stay happy.

10. Moonrise Kingdom (IMDb 7.8)

Moonrise Kingdom

In this movie, you’ll see Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, and Kara Hayward; released in 2012, this movie is packed full of romantic comedies. Two young kids, Sam and Suzy, met each other for the first time in a church event that was held in the summer of 1964. After knowing each other, they started developing feelings for one another. So they came up with a plan to run away from their respective camps and meet in a designated location.

11. Adventureland (IMDb 6.8)


Released in 2009, this movie stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, who is playing as James Brennan and Em Lewin, respectively. James, who has longed to travel to Europe after college graduation, is sad. Because of the trip that his parents have declined to pay him the money for the tour, and now he has to work in an amusement park to earn a decent amount for the tour. There he had an encounter with a stunning colleague named Em Lewin, for whom he started developing feelings.

12. Definitely, Maybe (IMDb 7.1)

Definitely, Maybe

A romantic comedy movie released on 14 February 2008 starring Ryan Reynolds and Isla Fisher as William Matthew Hayes and April Hoffman, respectively. Will Hayes, after a decade of marriage, is preparing for a divorce. He is asked by his daughter how did he and her mother end up marrying. To tell her the story, Will bring out his life story when he was in 1992 and made out with three women. To make the story more interesting, he doesn’t mention his wife’s name and asks his daughter to guess how she is from the story.

13. Drinking Buddies (IMDb 6.1)

Drinking Buddies

Released in 2013 with Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, and Ron Livingston playing the leading characters. Two co-workers, Kate and Luke, along with their partners Chris and Jill, make a plan to go on a weekend trip together. There, Jill, who is Luke’s girlfriend, kisses Chris, and Kate and Luke spend quality time together. When they get back to their respective homes, all of them realize that their current partner is not for them. So Chris dumps Kate, and the other two also have some problems in their relationship.

14. Alex Strangelove (IMDb 6.3)

Alex Strangelove

Alex, who is a brilliant student, wants to lose his virginity to his girlfriend Claire, whom he has been dating for a long time. Everything was going as per his plan until he met a handsome guy, Elliot, who was gay. From the first interaction, it is obvious that Elliot likes Alex, and as they start to talk more to each other, Alex starts questioning his sexual identity.

15. The First Time (IMDb 6.8)

the first time

A senior student who wants to confess his love can’t collect the correct strength to ask her best friend. So he starts to rehearse, and a junior of his interrupts him by saying you will not impress anyone like that. After this, they start to have a conversation about how he can pull this off correctly. Later that day, they went to the girl’s home and spent the night together.

16. The Wedding Date (IMDb 6.1)

The Wedding Date

This movie was released on 4 February 2005, with Amy Adams, Jeremy Sheffield, and Dermot Mulroney as the main cast. At her younger sister’s wedding, Kat notices that her sister’s groom is her ex-boyfriend, who left her just before their marriage. To make him jealous, she makes a plan to hire a man who will act as her boyfriend to make her ex-boyfriend jealous.

17. Our Lovers (IMDb 6.7)

Our Lovers

Released in 2016, this movie stars Michelle Jenner and  Eduardo Noriega as the main cast. A handsome man who never has quite understood the true meaning of love is star-struck by a woman whom he always meets at the bookshop bar. They have been going to the shop for quite some time but haven’t talked yet, but there’s a strangeness that brings the two together.

18. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (IMDb 7.1)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

A 2008 released romantic comedy film starring Jason Segel as Peter Bretter and Kristen Bell as Sarah Marshall. After being dumped by his girlfriend, who is a gorgeous and famous tv personality, Sarah Marshal, he makes a plan to went to Hawaii to blow out all the steam causing inside his head. But the depressed Jason is shocked to see his former lover with her new boyfriend in the same hotel as his.

19. Leap Year (IMDb 6.4)

 Leap Year

After waiting for years to receive a marriage proposal from his long-term boyfriend is fed up and makes a plan to ask him instead. And for that, he picks Feb 29 as the day she’ll ask him. When the day arrives, she follows him to Dublin but has an encounter with a handsome man who changes her perspective on love. The movie stars Amy Adams as Anna and Matthew Goode as Declan O’Callaghan, the main characters in the film.

20. Bridget Jones’s Baby (IMDb 6.5)

Bridget Jones's Baby

Bridget Jones’s Baby was released on 16 September 2016; in this movie, you’ll see Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Patrick Dempsey playing Bridget Jones, Mark Darcy, and Jack Qwant, respectively. Bridget Jones, 40 years old, is now a single woman who recently split up from his boyfriend, Mark Darcy. She is sad but commits to forgetting her past and following her passion as a news producer. Soon after, she met a handsome and charming man, Jack. After a few encounters, they slept together, but soon her world turned upside down when she realized that she was pregnant. Now she had to find out whose child is it.

21. Candy Jar (IMDb 5.8)

Candy Jar

A 2018 film with Sami Gayle and Jacob Latimore as the leading characters. They play the role of  Lona Skinner and Bennett Russell, respectively. Lona Skinner and Bennett Russell are competing against each other in a debate competition to get into a high-quality university. But instead, they fall in love with each other.

22. Amelie (IMDb 8.3)


A beautiful young woman named Amelie from a very young age was homeschooled in fear that her supposedly heart disease would get worse if she attended a regular school. After leaving her home at the age of 18, she starts to work at a Cafe. There she met a handsome man with whom she fell in love. The movie was released in 2001 and starred Audrey Tautou and Mathieu Kassovitz as the main cast.

23. Mamma Mia! (IMDb 6.5)

Mamma Mia!

A 2008 released romantic comedy film casts Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, and Colin Firth as the main characters. In preparation for her daughter’s wedding, Donna is very excited and tries her best to organize with her best efforts. Sophie, who is the bride wants her father to escort her down the aisle, but the thing is, she doesn’t know who he is. So she comes up with a plan to call her mother’s past friends to her wedding so that she can find out who he is.

24. A Cinderella Story (IMDb 5.9)

A Cinderella Story

This movie was released in 2004. You’ll see Hilary Duff as Sam, Chad Michael Murray as Austin Ames, and Jennifer Coolidge. Do you know when a pen pal you used to talk with in reality turns out to be your school’s cutest person? Yes, this movie is about this. Sam is a young girl who is stuck with her stepmother. Just so she can live, she must do all the chores in her stepmother’s diner. Along with the chores, she talks with her pen pal. When the two plans to meet up at a school event, she is shocked to see that her penfriend is the cutest boy in her school.

25. Naomi And Ely’s No Kiss List (IMDb 5.5)

Naomi And Ely's No Kiss List

The exact release of the movie is on 17 July 2015, with Victoria Justice as Naomi and Pierson Fode as Ely. Naomi and her gay friend Ely have known each other for a very long time. Ely hooks up with other guys, whereas Naomi loves Ely but obviously can’t show him. Just so they don’t get in each other’s way, they have created a “No Kiss List” in which whoever names it, neither of them will date that person. Even after making this concrete idea, the two end up falling in love with the same person.

26. Love Per Square Foot (IMDb 7.2)

love per square foot

Release in 2018 is an Indian film that stars Angira Dhar as Karina D’souza and Vicky Kaushal as Sanjay Chaturvedi. Sanjay and Karina both want to own a home but, because of their problems, are not able to. So one day, Sanjay comes across a housing scheme that he can own if only he is with a partner, not own a home, he convinces Karina. The two who do not have any feelings for each other, how will they survive?

27. Catching Feelings (IMDb 5.7)

catching feelings

The movie was released on 9 March 2018. In this film, you’ll see Kagiso Lediga as Max Matane, Pearl Thusi as Sam, and Precious Makgaretsa as Lozola Yoko. A couple who are living a happy married life in their home suddenly has to house an older woman who is an author. Now all three have to live under the same roof.

28. Can You Keep A Secret? (IMDb 5.3)

can you keep a secret

This movie was released in 2019. You’ll see Alexandra Daddario and Tyler Hoechlin playing Emma Corrigan and Jack Harper, respectively. Emma, on her way home after an exhausting meeting, is on a plane sitting next to a handsome man. When the plane gets turbulence, she fears that she will die soon and disclose all her secrets to the handsome man. After the plane lands safely, she finds out that the handsome man is her CEO. What will happen now after all her dirty secrets are known to him?

29. A Case Of You (IMDb 5.6)

 a case of you

Sam is an author, but he wants his life to be more colorful. So for this, his friends show him a girl on Facebook. Sam wants to make a girlfriend, so he starts to go through all her favorite things and learns to do them. Whether it is cooking, playing guitar, or even reading books. What will happen when the two will meet? This movie was released in 2013 and included Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood as the main characters.

30. 13 Going on 30 (IMDb 6.2)

13 going on 30

This movie stars Jennifer Garner as Jenna Rink and Mark Ruffalo as Matt Flamhaff. A junior high school girl fantasizes about being a grownup to enjoy their life. Overnight she is turned into one. But find it difficult to her love. So then again, she fantasizes about being a stable adult. Overnight she is transformed into one, but all the things she hoped for soon start to come as a challenge.

31. Holidate (IMDb 6.1)


A 2020 released film starring Emma Roberts as Sloane Benson and Luke Bracey as Jackson. After always getting teased by her family for being single, Sloane is annoyed by the holidays. And to put salt in her wounds, her younger brother, who is in 3 months relationship, is getting engaged. Sloane is desperate now, and to avoid all the judgments from her family, she agrees to date a stranger.

32. Sleeping With Other People (IMDb 6.5)

sleeping with other people

Released in 2015, the movie stars Jason Sudeikis as Jake Harper, Alison Brie as Elaine “Lainey” Dalton, and Adan Scott as Dr. Matthew Sobvechik. Two virgin people lose their virginity together, but they don’t convert the one-night stand into a relationship. They went on to their separate ways. After years, they meet each other again but want to only treat each other as friends.

33. A Christmas Prince (IMDb 5.8)

 a christmas prince

A 2017 released movie stars Rose Mclver as Amber Eve Moore and Ben Lamb as Prince Richard Bevan Charlton. Amber is a journalist and is ordered to find out all the details regarding Prince Richard taking the throne after his father’s recent demise. She is aware that the prince is a playboy and is not suitable for the position. When she arrives at the castle, she is confused about princess Emily’s tutor, and to be able to get more information she plays the role.

34. America’s Sweethearts (IMDb 5.7)

america's sweetheart

This film was released in 2001 and involved Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, and Catherine Zeta-Jones as the main characters. A young beautiful, and self-conscious girl, Kiki is appointed as a personal assistant to a celebrity Gwen. Along with her, she is required to help with other tasks of Gwen’s husband, Eddie. But soon, Kiki and Eddie’s relationship shifts from employer-employee to romantic interests.

35. November Rule (IMDb 5.3)

November rule

Steve is an entrepreneur who is involved in the sports shoe business. He has a “November rule,” which means that on the 1st day of November, he will break up with his girlfriend just so their relationship does not proceed any further than that. But he makes a mistake, and because of it, he lets go of the woman who was of his dreams. And now that woman, Leah, is dating a professional athlete, James Avedon. The movie will show you how he manages to win her back.

36. Down With Love (IMDb 6.3)

down with love

The movie was released on 9 May 2003 and starred Renee Zellweger as Barbara Novak and Ewan McGregor as Catcher Block. A woman, Barbara, who is inspired by the book with her best efforts, promises herself not to have any relationship with any guy. And with the same mindset, she encourages other women too. After her feminist behavior, many men are not happy, and one of them, Catcher Block, builds a plan to expose her by making her fall in love with him. But nothing goes as planned.

37. Playing It Cool (5.9)

playing it cool

In this movie, you’ll see Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, and Aubrey Plaza. The movie was released in 2014. A screenwriter is ordered to write a story about a romantic comedy, but there is a problem. Since his birth till now, he has never experienced love and doesn’t believe in it. So instead of writing a very romantic comedy story that others will love, he wrote from his perspective, how he had experienced it till now.

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