What Happens Later is a romantic drama film directed by the star Meg Ryan, from a screenplay by Steven Dietz and Kirk Lynn. The film revolves around two exes who bump into each other at an airport because of delayed airplanes. Both of them spend the night at the airport while reminiscing about their past. What Happens Later also stars David Duchovny. So, if you loved the film here are some similar movies you could watch next.
When Harry Met Sally (Showtime & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: Rob Reiner’s romantic comedy WHEN HARRY MET SALLY stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan as the title pair. The film opens with the two strangers, both newly graduated from the University of Chicago, share a car trip from Chicago to New York, where they are both going to make their way. During the trip, they discuss aspects of their characters and their lives, eventually deciding it is impossible for men and women to be “just friends.” They arrive in New York and go their separate ways. They meet a few years later on an airplane and Harry reveals he is married. They meet again at a bookstore a few years after that where Harry reveals he is now divorced. From that point on, the two form a friendship. Eventually their closeness results in their respective best friends (played by Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby) meeting and falling in love with each other. At a New Year’s Eve party Harry and Sally confront the complex tangle of emotions they feel for each other. Footage of real-life married couples discussing how they met is interspersed throughout the film. The soundtrack consists primarily of Harry Connick Jr. crooning standards like “It Had to Be You.”
Sleepless in Seattle (Hulu, AMC+ & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in Nora Ephron’s wonderfully romantic comedy about two people drawn together by destiny. Hanks stars as Sam Baldwin, a widowed father who, thanks to the wiles of his worried son, becomes a reluctant guest on a radio call-in show. He’s an instant hit with thousands of female listeners who deluge his Seattle home with letters of comfort. Meanwhile, inspired in equal parts by Sam’s story and by classic Hollywood romance, writer Annie Reed (Ryan) becomes convinced that it’s her destiny to meet Sam. There are just two problems: Annie’s engaged to someone else and Sam doesn’t know yet that they’re made for each other. Co-starring Rosie O’Donnell, Rita Wilson and Rob Riener.
You’ve Got Mail (Rent on Prime Video & Tubi)
Synopsis: Multiple Academy Award winner Tom Hanks reunites with his Sleepless in Seattle co-star, Meg Ryan, and director, Nora Ephron, to discover love at first byte in this on-line romantic comedy. Strangers Joe Fox and Kathleen Kelly live and work near each other on New York’s Upper West Side. Though involved in seemingly satisfying relationships, Joe and Kathleen meet anonymously in an Internet chat room and find themselves confiding their innermost secrets–everything except their identities. But back in the real world, the opening of Joe’s new Fox Books superstore a few blocks away from Kathleen’s little family-owned bookstore threatens their burgeoning romance.
Before Midnight (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy) first met in their twenties in BEFORE SUNRISE; reunited in their thirties in BEFORE SUNSET; and, now, in director Richard Linklater’s amazing BEFORE MIDNIGHT, they face the past, present and future; family, romance and love. Now on a writer’s retreat in Greece, the couple looks for a night of passion, but instead their idyllic night turns into a test of their relationship and a discussion of what the future holds for them.
Before We Go (Prime Video, Pluto TV & Tubi)
Synopsis: Two strangers stuck in Manhattan for the night grow into each other’s most trusted confidants when an evening of unexpected adventure forces them to confront their fears and take control of their lives.
Serendipity (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: In the course of one magical evening, Jonathan and Sara meet unexpectedly, but part when she decides that fate must determine their future. Years later, they are both engaged to others, but cannot give up the dream that — despite the time, distance and obstacles that conspire to keep them apart — they will one day meet again.
While You Were Sleeping (Disney+ & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Sandra Bullock (Speed), is Lucy — a lonely subway worker infatuated with a gorgeous man she’s only seen from afar. After she saves his life, she’s mistaken for his fiancée as he lies unconscious in a hospital. Suddenly, Lucy finds herself in the welcoming arms of the man’s family and falling in love with his brother Jack (Bill Pullman — Casper). But when the comatose man awakens, Lucy also finds herself in the worst predicament of her life!
A Lot Like Love (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to close friends to … lovers?
Annie Hall (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: Writer-director-actor Woody Allen is in prime form in this celebrated comedy in which he portrays a neurotic, highly insecure and indecisive comedy writer who falls head over heels in love with a naive small-town “girl” (Diane Keaton) who wants to be a singer. The opening rounds of their relationship involve every romantic cliche (hilariously re-created by Allen). Keaton’s horrified parents snub the nerd-ish city slicker who loves their daughter, but they move in together, anyway. Insecure Allen is so sure he will lose Keaton that he interprets her every move as rejection. As Keaton’s self-confidence grows, Allen’s progressively fades. Keaton debuts as a singer, is “discovered” by a record tycoon and agrees to move to Hollywood and live with him. Now Allen has really lost her.
Definitely, Maybe (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: From the makers of Notting Hill and Love Actually comes the charming and irresistibly funny romantic comedy Definitely, Maybe. When Will (Ryan Reynolds) decides to tell his daughter (Abigail Breslin) the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future. Co-starring Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz and Isla Fisher, it’s the heartwarming story that makes you realize it’s definitely never too late to go back…and maybe find a happy ending.