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What to Watch If You Love Forgetting Sarah Marshall  

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Wondering what to watch after Forgetting Sarah Marshall? While the film was hilariously and shamelessly raunchy, it also had a softer, sweeter side that explored love, heartbreak, and healing. While such a unique blend of characteristics may seem hard to match, fear not! If you just finished the film and are carving more, there are plenty of movies and TV shows like Forgetting Sarah Marshall to satisfy. 

Forgetting Sarah Marshall fans may want thematically similar material and plenty of shows and films will suffice. The Netflix series Love is a semi-comedic take on the nuances of romance and films like Trainwreck and The 40-Year-Old Virgin are also crude comedies with a secret softer side. If you're a fan of the film's stars, Jason Segel, Mila Kunis, and Kristen Bell star in plenty of other shows and flicks you may enjoy. For more suggestions, browse the recommendations below! 

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There's Something About Mary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What to Watch If You Love Forgetting Sarah Marshall
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There's Something About Mary is a 1998 comedy film, directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby and Peter. It stars Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller, and it is a combination of romantic comedy and gross-out film. The film was placed 27th in the American Film Institute's 100 Years, 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies, a list of the 100 funniest movies of the 20th century. In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted it the fourth-greatest comedy film of all time. Diaz won a New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, an MTV Movie Award for Best Performance, an American Comedy Award for Best Actress, a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Actress. She also received a ...more on Wikipedia

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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What to Watch If You Love Forgetting Sarah Marshall
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Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) wakes up to discover she has entered the afterlife. When she is told by Michael (Ted Danson), her facilitator, that she is in "The Good Place" because of her good deeds by helping get innocent people get off, she realizes there has been a mistake. Now Eleanor will do anything to stay in The Good Place. ...more on Wikipedia

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This Is 40 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What to Watch If You Love Forgetting Sarah Marshall
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This Is 40 is a 2012 American spin-off comedy film written, co-produced and directed by Judd Apatow. It is a stand-alone sequel to the 2007 film Knocked Up and stars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. Filming was conducted in mid-2011, and the film was released in North America on December 21, 2012. The film follows the lives of middle-aged married couple Pete and Debbie as they each turn 40, with their jobs and daughters adding stress to their relationship. This Is 40 received mixed reviews from critics, who praised its cast, acting and the film's comedic moments and perceptive scenes, but criticized the film's overlong running time and occasional aimlessness. ...more on Wikipedia

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Friends with Benefits is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What to Watch If You Love Forgetting Sarah Marshall
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Friends with Benefits is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Will Gluck and starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. The film features a supporting cast that includes Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman, Bryan Greenberg, Nolan Gould, Richard Jenkins, and Woody Harrelson. The plot revolves around Dylan and Jamie, who meet in New York City and naively believe adding spice to their friendship will not lead to complications. Over time they begin to develop deep mutual feelings for each other, only to deny it each time they are together. Principal casting for the film took place over a three-month period from April to July 2010. ...more on Wikipedia

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