20 Movies Like High School Musical

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Grease

Grease
Grease
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 7 wins & 10 nominations total
Writer: Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey, Bronte Woodard
Actors: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Grease movie is about the summer romance between greaser Danny Zuko and good girl Sandy Olsson, as they navigate the ups and downs of high school life in the 1950s. It explores themes of love, friendship, and embracing one’s true self amidst the backdrop of catchy musical numbers and nostalgic 1950s culture.

Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Awards: 8 wins & 20 nominations
Writer: Kay Cannon, Mickey Rapkin
Actors: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson
Language: English, Ukrainian
Country: United States
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Pitch Perfect is a musical comedy about a college freshman who reluctantly joins an all-female a cappella group and helps them find their voice to compete against their male rivals in a national singing competition.

Camp Rock

Camp Rock
Camp Rock
Internet Movie Database: 5.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 50%
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Awards: 1 win & 7 nominations
Writer: Karin Gist, Regina Y. Hicks, Julie Brown
Actors: Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Meaghan Martin
Language: English, Portuguese
Country: United States
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The Camp Rock movie is about a talented teenage girl who attends a prestigious music camp and forms a connection with a famous pop star, leading to a journey of self-discovery, friendship, and the pursuit of their musical dreams.

Teen Beach Movie

Teen Beach Movie
Teen Beach Movie
Internet Movie Database: 5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: Vince Marcello, Mark Landry, Robert Horn
Actors: Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Gracie Gillam
Language: English
Country: United States
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Teen Beach Movie is about two surfers who are magically transported into a 1960s beach movie where they must try to find a way back home while navigating the challenges and romance of the retro world they find themselves in.

Footloose

Footloose
Footloose
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
Metacritic: 42/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 2 wins & 6 nominations total
Writer: Dean Pitchford
Actors: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Footloose” is a 1984 musical drama film about a city teenager who moves to a small town where dancing and rock music are banned, and he leads a rebellion to lift the ban and bring joy back to the community.

Bring It On

Bring It On
Bring It On
Internet Movie Database: 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 65%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Awards: 2 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: Jessica Bendinger
Actors: Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Bring It On” is a comedy film about a high school cheerleading squad that faces challenges when a new member discovers their routines were stolen from another team. The squad must come together to create a new routine and compete with integrity to prove their talent.

Hairspray

Hairspray
Hairspray
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award21 wins & 45 nominations total
Writer: Leslie Dixon, John Waters, Mark O'Donnell
Actors: John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom, Canada
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“Hairspray” is a musical comedy set in 1960s Baltimore, following a teenager named Tracy Turnblad as she pursues her dream of becoming a dancer on a local TV show while challenging racial segregation in the process. With catchy songs and energetic dance numbers, the film celebrates self-acceptance, equality, and the power of unity.

The Cheetah Girls

The Cheetah Girls
The Cheetah Girls
Internet Movie Database: 4.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Awards: 6 nominations
Writer: Deborah Gregory, Alison Taylor
Actors: Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Houghton, Kiely Williams
Language: English, Spanish
Country: Canada, United States
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The Cheetah Girls movie is about a talented girl group from New York City who navigate the challenges of fame, friendship, and staying true to themselves while pursuing their dreams of becoming pop stars. Together, they learn the importance of sisterhood and embracing their individuality.

A Cinderella Story

A Cinderella Story
A Cinderella Story
Internet Movie Database: 5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 11%
Metacritic: 25/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Awards: 6 wins & 8 nominations
Writer: Leigh Dunlap
Actors: Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, Jennifer Coolidge
Language: English, German, Czech
Country: United States, Canada
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“A Cinderella Story” is a modern retelling of the classic fairy tale, where a high school girl named Sam dreams of attending Princeton while dealing with her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. Through a series of events, she meets a mysterious online pen pal and must navigate the challenges of love and identity to find her happily ever after.

Fame

Fame
Fame
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 134 min
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 8 wins & 16 nominations total
Writer: Christopher Gore
Actors: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri
Language: English, Spanish, French, Russian
Country: United States
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The Fame movie is about a group of talented students at the New York City High School of Performing Arts as they navigate the challenges and triumphs of pursuing their dreams in the competitive world of performing arts. The film explores their journey of self-discovery, friendship, and the sacrifices they must make to achieve fame and success.

School of Rock

School of Rock
School of Rock
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Comedy, Music
Awards: 8 wins & 23 nominations
Writer: Mike White
Actors: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack
Language: English
Country: United States, Germany
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The School of Rock movie follows a struggling musician who poses as a substitute teacher and forms a band with his young students, teaching them the power of rock music and self-expression. Together, they enter a Battle of the Bands competition, leading to an inspiring and entertaining journey of friendship and personal growth.

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
Internet Movie Database: 5.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Metacritic: 48/100
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Runtime: 84 min
Genre: Documentary, Music
Awards: N/A
Writer: Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy
Actors: Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron, Lea Michele
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” is a documentary-style film that captures the live concert experience of the popular TV series “Glee,” featuring performances by the show’s cast members and behind-the-scenes glimpses into their lives, showcasing their journey and the impact of the show on its fans.

The DUFF

The DUFF
The DUFF
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Metacritic: 56/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 8 nominations
Writer: Josh A. Cagan, Kody Keplinger
Actors: Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“The DUFF” is a coming-of-age comedy about a high school senior named Bianca who discovers she has been labeled as the “Designated Ugly Fat Friend” by her popular classmates. Determined to break free from this stereotype, she enlists the help of her charming neighbor to reinvent herself and challenge the social hierarchy of her school.

Mean Girls

Mean Girls
Mean Girls
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: 7 wins & 25 nominations
Writer: Rosalind Wiseman, Tina Fey
Actors: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams
Language: English, German, Vietnamese, Swahili
Country: United States, Canada
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“Mean Girls” is a comedy film that follows a high school student, Cady Heron, as she navigates the treacherous social hierarchy of her new school, encountering a group of popular girls known as “The Plastics” and learning valuable lessons about friendship, identity, and the consequences of gossip.

10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You
10 Things I Hate About You
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 2 wins & 13 nominations
Writer: Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith, William Shakespeare
Actors: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“10 Things I Hate About You” is a romantic comedy about a high school student, Kat, who is unwillingly pursued by a new student, Patrick, as part of a scheme to date her younger sister. As they navigate their complicated relationship, they discover unexpected feelings and personal growth.

She’s All That

She's All That
She's All That
Internet Movie Database: 5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 41%
Metacritic: 51/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: 8 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: R. Lee Fleming Jr.
Actors: Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard
Language: English
Country: United States
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“She’s All That” is a romantic comedy about a popular high school jock who accepts a bet to transform the school’s nerdy outcast into a prom queen. As they spend more time together, they unexpectedly fall in love, challenging their social norms and expectations.

Easy A

Easy A
Easy A
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 9 wins & 21 nominations
Writer: Bert V. Royal
Actors: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Easy A” is a comedy film about a high school student named Olive who pretends to have sexual encounters with her classmates in order to boost her social status, but her reputation quickly spirals out of control. As she navigates the consequences of her actions, Olive learns about the power of rumors and the importance of staying true to oneself.

The Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries
The Princess Diaries
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 49%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Awards: 3 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: Meg Cabot, Gina Wendkos
Actors: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo
Language: English, Dutch, Italian
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“The Princess Diaries” is a coming-of-age film about a socially awkward teenager who discovers she is the heir to a European kingdom and must navigate the challenges of royal life with the help of her grandmother and a makeover.

Step Up

Step Up
Step Up
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 21%
Metacritic: 48/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Awards: 1 win & 3 nominations
Writer: Duane Adler, Melissa Rosenberg
Actors: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Damaine Radcliff
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Step Up movie is about a talented street dancer who forms an unlikely partnership with a classically trained ballerina to compete in a prestigious dance competition, challenging societal expectations and breaking down barriers along the way.

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 4 wins
Writer: John Hughes
Actors: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Breakfast Club” is a coming-of-age film about five high school students from different social cliques who are forced to spend a Saturday detention together. As they initially clash and judge each other, they ultimately form unexpected connections and learn to see beyond their stereotypes.

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