The 4th installment of the After film series, After Ever Happy, finally came out, and viewers may be on the search for movies like After Ever Happy. Especially, Afternators, the fanbase of the After books and films, are satisfied that they finally have the 4th film to watch over and over again. They also know that After Everything is on the way. The franchise’s 5th and final installment, which is currently in post-production, is expected to come out in 2023. This means fans and regular viewers who like the After film series have lots of time on their hands to watch similar movies.
So, we made a list of 6 movies that will definitely be enjoyed by After Ever Happy fans. Scroll below to see which films they are!
1. Time Is Up
If you are on the lookout for movies like After Ever Happy, Time is Up (2021), starring Bella Thorne, might be one of the best options. Thornes plays Vivien, a high school student who loves physics and math. She has a boyfriend named Steve, who is on the swim team but who has been really inattentive lately. While Steve is the star of the high school, Roy is poor and underperforming on the swim team. A chain of events brings Vivien into the right state of mind, and she will realize who cares most for her.
2. 6 Years
6 Years (2015) is another film you can watch until After Everything comes out. The film stars Tessa Farmiga as Melanie and Ben Rosenfield as Dan. Melanie and Ben have been in a relationship for the last 6 years. The film follows the 2 weeks of their relationship as the couple goes down a volatile and violent path. Both are in their final years of college. While Melanie is getting ready to be a teacher, Dan is interning at a record label, hoping they will make a deal with him. Despite being together for 6 years, they are both aware that they are moving in different directions. Do they stay together, or do things become complicated?
3. Purple Hearts
One of the most watched movies on Netflix, Purple Hearts (2022), is a romance drama about a singer-songwriter and a Marine. Cassie is in a band and is struggling with Type 1 diabetes. She cannot afford insulin anymore and is in a financially dire situation. On the other hand, Luke is a Marine waiting to be deployed to Iraq. Although Luke has been clean for the last 2 years, he used to be an addict. He still owes lots of money to his drug dealer.
Cassie and Luke realize their financial burdens could be relieved if they get married, as Cassie will benefit from the health insurance provided to military spouses. They agree to marry and get divorced a year later. Will everything go according to plan? Of course not.
4. Endless Love
Our 4th recommendation for lovers of the After film series is Endless Love (2014). The film is about 2 high school students who fall in love with each other but whose parents try to keep them apart. Jade is a 17-year-old about to graduate high school with an impressive college scholarship. David has had a crush on her for the last few years. The 2 madly fall in love, but Jade’s parents don’t want them to be together because they think David will negatively influence Jade’s future. The duo’s love is tested as David’s secrets are slowly revealed, and the parents keep pressuring them.
5. Through My Window
Through My Window (2022) is another suggestion for those searching for movies like After Ever Happy. This is another Netflix romance focusing on a young woman who falls in love with one of her neighbors, an heir to one of the most influential companies in the country. She is almost obsessed, trying to get information about him as much as possible. Her whole world changes when he starts developing feelings for her, too, even though his family rejects the possibility of their love.
6. The In Between
The last movie you can watch before After Everything arrives is The In Between (2022). Tessa is a young woman who survived a traffic accident where her boyfriend passed away. While dealing with losing her boyfriend, Tessa believes he is trying to reach out to her from the afterworld. In an attempt to give their love story a beautiful ending, Tessa tries to contact her dead boyfriend in this supernatural love story.