20 Movies Like In The Heights

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La La Land

La La Land
La La Land
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 94/100
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Runtime: 128 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Awards: Won 6 Oscars. 241 wins & 307 nominations total
Writer: Damien Chazelle
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt
Language: English, Cantonese
Country: United States, Hong Kong
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“La La Land” is a romantic musical film that follows the story of an aspiring actress and a jazz musician who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. As they pursue their dreams, they face the challenges of balancing their relationship and the pursuit of their individual artistic passions.

West Side Story

West Side Story
West Side Story
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 153 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical
Awards: Won 10 Oscars. 29 wins & 11 nominations total
Writer: Ernest Lehman, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins
Actors: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“West Side Story” is a musical film that explores the rivalries between two teenage street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, in 1950s New York City. Amidst the conflict, a forbidden romance blossoms between Tony, a former Jet, and Maria, the sister of the Sharks’ leader.

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians
Crazy Rich Asians
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 14 wins & 72 nominations
Writer: Peter Chiarelli, Adele Lim, Kevin Kwan
Actors: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh
Language: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, French, Malay
Country: United States
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“Crazy Rich Asians” is a romantic comedy that follows the story of Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese woman who discovers her boyfriend is from an incredibly wealthy and influential family in Singapore. As she navigates the opulent world of the ultra-rich, Rachel must face judgment, jealousy, and cultural clashes while trying to win over her boyfriend’s disapproving mother.

Moulin Rouge!

Moulin Rouge!
Moulin Rouge!
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 127 min
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 87 wins & 133 nominations total
Writer: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce
Actors: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo
Language: English, French, Spanish
Country: Australia, United States
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“Moulin Rouge!” is a musical romantic drama set in 1900s Paris, following the story of a young writer who falls in love with a courtesan and their passionate but tragic affair at the iconic Moulin Rouge cabaret. The film explores themes of love, ambition, and the power of art, all set against a backdrop of vibrant and extravagant musical numbers.

Rent

Rent
Rent
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 47%
Metacritic: 53/100
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Runtime: 135 min
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 22 nominations
Writer: Jonathan Larson, Stephen Chbosky
Actors: Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rosario Dawson
Language: English
Country: United States
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Rent is a musical drama that follows a group of struggling artists in New York City’s East Village during the late 1980s. They navigate love, friendship, and the challenges of living with HIV/AIDS, while fighting against societal and personal obstacles to pursue their dreams.

Hamilton

Hamilton
Hamilton
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 89/100
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Runtime: 160 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Awards: Won 2 Primetime Emmys. 19 wins & 46 nominations total
Writer: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ron Chernow
Actors: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr.
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Hamilton movie is a filmed version of the hit Broadway musical, showcasing the life and legacy of founding father Alexander Hamilton through a blend of hip-hop, R&B, and traditional show tunes. It explores his journey from an immigrant to a key figure in the American Revolution and his role in shaping the United States government.

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman
The Greatest Showman
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
Metacritic: 48/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 17 wins & 32 nominations total
Writer: Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon
Actors: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Greatest Showman” is a musical biographical drama that tells the story of P.T. Barnum, a visionary showman who rises from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that becomes a worldwide sensation. It explores themes of ambition, acceptance, and the power of embracing one’s uniqueness.

Chicago

Chicago
Chicago
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Awards: Won 6 Oscars. 58 wins & 129 nominations total
Writer: Bill Condon, Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb
Actors: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere
Language: English, Hungarian
Country: United States, Germany
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The Chicago movie is a satirical musical set in the 1920s, following two murderesses who become celebrities and manipulate the media to gain fame and avoid conviction for their crimes.

Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 130 min
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 67 wins & 93 nominations total
Writer: Tom Eyen, Bill Condon
Actors: Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Dreamgirls movie is about a young female singing trio from Detroit who become music superstars in the 1960s, facing the challenges of fame, friendship, and the music industry. It explores their rise to success, personal conflicts, and the price they pay for achieving their dreams.

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 stereotypes and bridging the gap between their different dance styles.

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 comedy film about a college freshman who reluctantly joins an all-female a cappella group, as they compete against other groups in a national singing competition.

Across the Universe

Across the Universe
Across the Universe
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
Metacritic: 56/100
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Runtime: 133 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 2 wins & 18 nominations total
Writer: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Julie Taymor
Actors: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“Across the Universe” is a musical film set in the 1960s that follows the love story of a young couple, Lucy and Jude, as they navigate the turbulent times of the Vietnam War and the counterculture movement. Through a series of Beatles songs, the film explores themes of love, revolution, and the power of music to bring people together.

Grease

Grease
Grease
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
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 a group of high school students in the 1950s who navigate the ups and downs of teenage love and friendship, all set to a backdrop of catchy music and dance numbers. It follows the story of Danny and Sandy, two young lovers who face challenges in their relationship as they navigate the social dynamics of their school.

Fame

Fame
Fame
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
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 a performing arts high school in New York City who navigate the challenges and triumphs of pursuing their dreams in music, dance, and acting. It explores their journey of self-discovery, competition, and the sacrifices they make to achieve fame and success in their chosen art forms.

Sister Act

Sister Act
Sister Act
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 51/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Awards: 9 wins & 10 nominations
Writer: Paul Rudnick
Actors: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Sister Act” is a comedy film about a lounge singer who witnesses a murder and is placed in a convent under a witness protection program, where she transforms the choir and brings new life to the struggling church.

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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The Hairspray movie is about a teenager named Tracy Turnblad who dreams of dancing on a popular TV show, and her journey to fight against racial segregation in 1960s Baltimore.

Footloose

Footloose
Footloose
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 55%
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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The Footloose movie is about a rebellious teenager who moves to a small town where dancing and rock music are banned, and he leads a group of young people to challenge the strict rules and revive their freedom of expression through dance.

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever
Saturday Night Fever
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Drama, Music
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 6 wins & 14 nominations total
Writer: Nik Cohn, Norman Wexler
Actors: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller
Language: English, Italian
Country: United States
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“Saturday Night Fever” is a 1977 film that follows Tony Manero, a young man from Brooklyn who finds solace and escape from his mundane life by becoming a talented disco dancer. The movie explores themes of identity, class struggle, and the pursuit of dreams, set against the backdrop of the vibrant disco scene of the late 1970s.

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 12 wins & 9 nominations total
Writer: Eleanor Bergstein
Actors: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach
Language: English
Country: United States
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Dirty Dancing is a coming-of-age film set in the summer of 1963, following a young woman named Baby who falls in love with a charismatic dance instructor named Johnny while spending her vacation at a resort. Together, they defy social norms and learn the power of love, self-expression, and following their hearts.

High School Musical

High School Musical
High School Musical
Internet Movie Database: 5.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
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Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Awards: Won 2 Primetime Emmys. 10 wins & 19 nominations total
Writer: Peter Barsocchini
Actors: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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High School Musical is about two high school students, Troy and Gabriella, who break free from their social cliques to pursue their passion for singing, leading them to audition for the school musical and challenge the status quo.

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