Sitting in Bars with Cake is a comedy-drama film directed by Trish Sie from a screenplay by Audrey Shulman. The Prime Video film is inspired by true events and it follows two best friends Jane (Yara Shahidi) and Corrine (Odessa A’zion) living in Los Angeles. Corrine is an extrovert and Jane is an introvert. In order to get Jane to meet more people Corrine gets her to bake cakes for a year and take them to a bar. But when Corrine gets a life-altering diagnosis, both Jane and Corrine’s friendship is put to the test. Sitting in Bars with Cake also stars Bette Midler, Ron Livingston, and Maia Mitchell in supporting roles. So, if you loved the Prime Video film here are some similar movies you could watch next.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Prime Video Add-On & Hulu Add-On)
Synopsis: ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a ‘co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be. The film is directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon with a screenplay by Jesse Andrews, based on his novel of the same name. The film also stars Nick Offerman, Molly Shannon, and Jon Bernthal. The film is produced by Steven Rales, Dan Fogelman and Jeremy Dawson. The filmmaking team includes director of photography Chung-hoon Chung, production designer Gerald Sullivan, set decorator Diana Stoughton, editor David Trachtenberg, and costume designer Jennifer Eve.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Prime Video & Tubi)
Synopsis: A funny and touching coming-of-age story, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of high school. Freshman Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a perpetual wallflower until he falls under the spell of the beautiful, free-spirited Sam (Emma Watson) and her fearless stepbrother, Patrick (Ezra Miller); together, the trio navigates love, loss, fear, hope – and the quest for the perfect song – in this unforgettable adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s beloved novel.
It’s Kind of a Funny Story (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: What’s a 16-year-old boy doing playing music and table tennis with adult psychiatric patients — on a school day? It’s kind of a funny story…”It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” adapted from Ned Vizzini’s 2006 novel of the same name, is the new comedy-drama from acclaimed writer/directors Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden. It’s @5:00 AM on a Sunday in Brooklyn. Craig Gilner (played by Keir Gilchrist of “United States of Tara”) is bicycling up to the entrance of a mental health clinic; this bright 16-year-old is stressed out from the demands of being a teenager. Before his parents (Lauren Graham [of “Parenthood”] and Jim Gaffigan [of “Away We Go”]) and younger sister are even awake, Craig checks himself into Argenon Hospital and is admitted by a psychiatrist. But the youth ward is temporarily closed — so he finds himself stuck in the adult ward. One of the patients, Bobby (Zach Galifianakis of “The Hangover”), soon becomes both Craig’s mentor and protégé. Craig is also quickly drawn to another 16-year-old displaced to the adult ward, the sensitive Noelle (Emma Roberts of the upcoming “Scream 4′), who just might make him forget his longtime unrequited crush Nia (Zoë Kravitz of the upcoming “X-Men: First Class”). With a minimum five days’ stay imposed on him by the adult ward’s staff psychiatrist Dr. Eden Minerva (Academy Award nominee Viola Davis), Craig is sustained by friendships on both the inside and the outside as he learns more about life, love, and the pressures of growing up.
You’re Not You (Prime Video)
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The Bucket List (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Academy Award winners Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman star in the comedic drama The Bucket List, directed by Rob Reiner, a touching, no- holds-barred adventure that shows it’s never too late to live life to its fullest. Corporate billionaire Edward Cole (Nicholson) and working class mechanic Carter Chambers (Freeman) are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do and an unrealized need to come to terms with who they are. Together they embark on the road trip of a lifetime, becoming friends along the way and learning to live life to the fullest, with insight and humor. Each adventure adds another check to their list.
Julie & Julia (Rent on Prime Video & Tubi)
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Garden State (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: Andrew Largeman, an emotionally detached twenty-something actor, hasn’t been home in nine years. Having just weaned himself off antidepressants, he returns to his New Jersey hometown to attend his mother’s funeral. As Large attempts to re-connect with a variety of odd acquaintances, including his father, he slowly begins to see his life in a new light and in the process, forges a connection with a new friend.