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7 Best Movies Like ‘Players’ To Watch If You Loved the Film

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Players is a romantic-comedy film directed by Trish Sie, from a screenplay by Whit Anderson. The Netflix original film follows the story of Mack, a sportswriter who mostly spends her time with her best friend trying to come up and execute new schemes for hooking up with strangers but when Mack finds Nick, she falls heads over heels for him and now instead of coming up with hook up schemes, Mack tries to be in a serious relationship. Players stars are Gina Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., Tom Ellis, and Augustus Prew. So, if you loved the rom-com film here are some similar movies you could watch next.

Set It Up (Netflix)

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If you love characters playing games in romantic comedies then you might find Set It Up, another Netflix original film very interesting. Directed by Claire Scanlon, Set It Up follows the story of two very tired assistants who come up with a scheme to set up their bosses. While trying to do that they start developing feelings for each other. Set It Up stars Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell in the lead roles with Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs, and Pete Davidson starring in supporting roles.

The Ugly Truth (Hulu Add-On & Rent on Prime Video)

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If you love games played in the name of love, then you will love Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl’s rom-com The Ugly Truth. Directed by Robert Luketic, The Ugly Truth follows the story of Abby Ritcher, a TV producer who believes in romance, and Mike Chadway, an opinionated TV celebrity whose opinions are the complete opposite of Abby’s. To prove that love is more about chemistry and biology than romance, Mike assures Abby that he can get her the man of her dreams if she listens to him. In this process, both of them start to develop feelings for each other.

Plus One (Netflix, Tubi, Hulu & Rent on Prime Video)

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Two best friends who help each other in finding people to hook up with, if that sounds familiar and interesting then you should check out Plus One, because it has the same plot as Players, just with better execution and comedy. Directed by Andrew Rhymer and Jeff Chan, the rom-com film revolves around two longtime friends going from wedding to wedding, and decide to go to weddings with each other while also trying to help each other find people to date, but during this time they grow closer. Plus One stars Jack Quaid and Maya Erskine in the lead roles, and their incredible is what makes this brilliant romantic comedy work.

Sleeping With Other People (Hulu, AMC+, Pluto TV & Prime Video Add-On)

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If you want to see a Ted Lasso who has a sex addiction and then falls in love with a woman who also has a sex addiction, then you might find Sleeping With Other People really interesting. Starring Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie in the lead role, the romantic-comedy film follows the story of two people who had a one-night stand twelve years ago and when they meet again they decide to maintain a platonic relationship with each other even though they are immensely attracted to each other. Directed by Leslye Headland, Sleeping With Other People also stars Adam Scott, Jason Mantzoukas, Amanda Peet, Natasha Lyonne, and Adam Brody.

Hitch (Hulu & Rent on Prime Video)

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Seventeen years before slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars, Will Smith starred in a romantic comedy film that blew everyone away with all of its charms. Directed by Andy Tennant, the rom-com revolves around Alex “Hitch” Hitchens, a love guru who has taken up the task of coaching his new bumbling client Albert in winning the heart of the gorgeous Allegra Cole. While Albert makes progress in his quest to win Allegra’s heart Alex is facing problems in the romantic department as his techniques are failing to impress a tabloid reporter Sara Melas, who is trying to dig into Allegra’s love life. Hitch also Eva Mendes, Kevin James, and Amber Valletta.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (Paramount+, Pluto TV & Prime Video Add-On)

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Before he was proving his metal in the dramatic genre with True Detective and Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew McConaughey was the king of romance in Hollywood, and one of his romantic comedies that is beloved to this day is How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Directed by Donald Petrie, the film follows the story of Andie Anderson, an advice columnist, and Ben Berry, an executive who has full confidence in his romantic prowess. When circumstances bring them together and a bet makes Andie get Ben to call off their relationship while Ben tries to make Andie fall in love with him, this romantic comedy gives us a lot of games and laughs that while not cinematic gold, certainly are immensely entertaining.

I Want You Back (Prime Video)

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What happens when two recently broken up people who are still very much in love with exes meet each other and decide to get them back which is the basic premise of Prime Video’s I Want You Back. Directed by Jason Orley, the romantic-comedy follows the story of Peter and Emma, two total strangers with only one thing in common, that being that their partners recently broke off their relationships. Peter and Emma decide to befriend each other’s exes to nudge them back into each other’s arms. I Want You Back stars Charlie Day and Jenna Slate in the lead role with Scott Eastwood, Gina Rodriguez, Clark Backo, Manny Jacinto, and Isabel May starring in supporting roles.

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