Movies like High School Musical

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High School Musical (2006)
 5.5
 82K
High School Musical (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Troy (Zac Efron), the popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella (Vanessa Anne Hudgens), the brainy and beautiful member of the academic club, break all the rules of East High society when they secretly audition for the leads in the school's musical. As they reach for the stars and follow their dreams, everyone learns about acceptance, teamwork, and being yourself. And it's all set to fun tunes and very cool dance moves!
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, melancholic, romantic, realistic, semi serious, sweet, idiotic, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school life, high school, teenage love, teenage life, music, love and romance, happy ending, friendship, family relations, sport team, couple relations, teachers and students, parents and children, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, audition, clique, basketball, follow your dream, teenager, teen romance, youth, friends, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, utah

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Most similar movies to High School Musical

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and semi serious films with plots about youth, love and romance, high school, teenage life, teenage love, teenager and friendship mostly in Comedy, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like High School Musical: Camp Rock (2008), Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010), 17 Again (2009), The Princess Diaries (2001), Lemonade Mouth (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor ― and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has these Wildcats thinking they need to do something ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, teenage love, friendship, prom, high school hunk, high school life, love and romance, teenage life, buddies, couple relations, couples, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
High School Musical 2 (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The East High Wildcats are ready to have the time of their lives. Troy (Zac Efron) is thrilled when he’s offered a job in a country club, but it’s all part of Sharpay’s (Ashley Tisdale) plot to lure him away from Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens). ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: teenage love, high school life, youth, love and romance, ambition, country club, teenager, talent show, buddies, teenage life, follow your dream, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.2
 31K
Camp Rock (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Mitchie gets a chance to attend Camp Rock, her life takes an unpredictable twist, and she learns just how important it is to be true to yourself.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: summer camp, singing, teenager, love and romance, cinderella story, teenage love, friends, teenage boy, camp, fall in love, disney, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: china, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mitchie can't wait to go back to Camp Rock and spend the summer making new music with her friends and superstar Shane Gray. But the slick new camp across the lake, Camp Star, has drummed up some serious competition — featuring newcomers Luke ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: summer camp, music band, teenage love, teenage life, camp, musician's life, rivalry, ambition, friendship, friends, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 31 min.
TV show
Story: A group of East High students countdown to the opening night of their school’s first-ever production of “High School Musical.” Showmances blossom; friendships are tested while new ones are made; rivalries flare and lives are changed forever as ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, romantic, melancholic
Audience: teens
Plot: singing, high school, teenager, teenage life, teenage love, teachers and students, sport team, follow your dream, friendship, parents and children, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.4
 184K
17 Again (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the brink of a midlife crisis, 30-something Mike O'Donnell wishes he could have a "do-over." And that's exactly what he gets when he wakes up one morning to find he's 17 years old again. With his adult mind stuck inside ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, humorous, light, funny ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: high school, body swapping, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, youth, parents and children, popularity, family relations, high school life, adult as child, wish come true, cheerleader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s, year 1989 ...
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Princess Diaries (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A socially awkward but very bright 15-year-old girl being raised by a single mom discovers that she is the princess of a small European country because of the recent death of her long-absent father, who, unknown to her, was the crown prince of ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, funny, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, kids, girls' night, family outing ...
Plot: cinderella story, high school, princess, teenager, popularity, teenage love, teenage life, manners, fish out of water, royal family, youth, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco, europe, usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.9
 15K
Lemonade Mouth (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story follows five disparate high school students - Olivia, Mo, Charlie, Stella, and Wen who meet in detention. They realize they are destined to rock, and ultimately form a band that becomes a champion for students sidelined by the high school ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, entertaining
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, youth, high school, friends, artists and showbiz, music band, friendship, performance, young people, lifestyle, family, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 86K
The DUFF (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, not serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenager, youth, teenage life, high school life, adolescence, teenagers, popularity, high school student, friends, friendship, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
A Cinderella Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sam Montgomery is a tomboyish, unpopular girl at school. She has been text messaging a somebody named Nomad for a few months and he asks her to meet him at the Halloween dance at 11:00 in the middle of the dance floor. The only problem is, she must ...
Style: feel good, romantic, modern fairy tale, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, high school, teenage love, fall in love, cinderella, teenager, teenage life, romance, teen romance, opposites attract, happy ending, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 14K
StarStruck (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jessica Olsen goes to Los Angeles with nothing more in mind that visiting her grandparents while her sister tries to meet Christopher Wilde. One night she meets Christopher Wilde. They go an an adventure around Los Angeles and start to like each ...
Style: romantic, light, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fall in love, opposites attract, love and romance, celebrity, love, couples, pop star, happy ending, teenage life, school dance, youth, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, michigan, california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.3
 10K
Picture This (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bookish and unpopular Mandy finds her luck finally changing when Drew, the school hottie, invites her to the year's biggest party. But with being grounded and Drew's ex-girlfriend bent on thwarting her, Mandy may be destined to remain a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school hunk, teenage love, high school life, high school, teenage life, wooing, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, family relations, nightlife, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Another Cinderella Story (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A guy who danced with what could be the girl of his dreams at a costume ball only has one hint at her identity: the Zune she left behind as she rushed home in order to make her curfew. And with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in front of him, he ...
Style: romantic, feel good, semi serious, modern fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, date night, pre-teens
Plot: cinderella story, high school, teenage love, teenage life, cinderella, love and romance, school, pop star, youth, singing, dancer, rags to riches ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.4
 15K
Prom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: At “Prom,” every couple has a story and no two are exactly alike. As the big dance approaches for Nova Prescott, it’s a battle of wills as she finds herself drawn to the guy who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Fellow seniors Mei and Tyler ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, prom, friendship, unlikely couple, opposites attract, high school, teenage life, wooing, love and romance, youth, friends, bad guy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 12K
Geek Charming (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dylan Schoenfield is the pink princess of the upscale Los Angeles Woodlands Academy. She has the coolest boyfriend, the most popular friends, and a brand-new it bag that everyone covets. But when she accidentally tosses her Serge Sanchez bag into a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, teenage life, popularity, youth, friends, love and romance, social relations, high school life, high school, peer pressure, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this modern telling of the classic tale, aspiring singer Katie Gibbs falls for the new boy at her performing arts high school. But Katie's wicked stepmother and stepsister are scheming to crush her dream before she can sing her way into his ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, pre-teens
Plot: cinderella story, love and romance, cinderella, teenage life, teenage love, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, youth, musician's life, family, music, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a talent scout spots her performing with her dog Boi at a charity gala, Sharpay Evans sets off for the bright lights of NYC, convinced instant fame and fortune are in the bag. But theatre's a dog-eat-dog world. Fortunately, Sharpay also ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, follow your dream, actor's life, love and romance, desire for fame, rivalry, musician's life, disorder, fish out of water, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Raise Your Voice (2004)
Genre: Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Raise Your Voice is a coming-of-age story centered around a small-town singer, brokenhearted by the death of her brother in a car crash, who had secretly submitted her for a summer session at a performing arts academy in Los Angeles. In the ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, music, music school, teenager, ambition, rivalry, lifestyle, musician's life, teenage life, romance, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 9K
Radio Rebel (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: High school senior Tara is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out -- doing mock broadcasts for Miami's hottest FM ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, light, captivating
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: high school, high school life, secret identity, teenage love, teenage life, youth, prom, teenager, first love, popularity, female protagonist, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 112K
Step Up (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day ...
Style: feel good, captivating, sweet, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, love and romance, dance, dance school, music, ballet, dancer, hip hop, teenage love, teen romance, dancer's life, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.1
 281K
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rivalry, music band, female protagonist, young people, contests and competitions, friends, competition, youth, singing competition, follow your dream, performance, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.9
 21K
Victorious (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 until February 2, 2013. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sitcom
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: high school, teachers and students, high school life, hollywood, teenage life, teenage girl, music, love and romance, lifestyle, singer, family, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Sunday School Musical (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two competing groups of high school students must rally together and enter a song and dance competition in order to save their church from closing.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, church, follow your dream, lifestyle, music band, rivalry, friends, teenage love, teachers and students, ambition, save the day, choir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 2.6
 3K
Popstar (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A teenage girls life gets turned upside down when a new school friend turns out to be a popstar.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, pre-teens, date night
Plot: pop star, romance, youth, musician's life, showbiz, family life, lifestyle, teenage love, misfit, parents and children, artists and showbiz, ultimatum ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 6K
Jonas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Jonas, previously promoted as "J.O.N.A.S.", is a Disney Channel Original Series created by Roger S. H. Schulman and Michael Curtis, starring the Jonas Brothers. The brothers appear as the "Lucas Brothers", the three members of ...
Style: feel good, not serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, teenage life, teenage love, lifestyle, teenager, love and romance, high school life, music band, artists and showbiz, youth, musician's life, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Princess Protection Program (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an evil dictator threatens to take over the kingdom, Princess Rosalinda gets put into the Princess Protection Program. She is taken under the wing of General Joe Mason, an agent from the agency, and his daughter, Carter, who works after school ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: teenager, princess, teenage life, school dance, school, youth, high school, friendship, royal family, best friend, family, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The American Mall (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The executive producers of High School Musical keep the good times rolling with this upbeat musical comedy set in the one place every American teenager's home away from home - the local shopping mall. Ally (Nina Dobrev) is an optimistic ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, love and romance, save the day, lifestyle, youth, musician's life, teenage love, shopping, shopping mall, couples, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 2K
Rags (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Rags follows the story of Charlie Prince, an orphan living with his acerbic and unloving stepfather and spoiled, simple-minded stepbrothers. Charlie's dream is to be a singer, and while he is vocally talented and can write music, he can't ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, showbiz, youth, ambition, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unlikely couple, hopes, social differences, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Cheetah Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A four-member teen girl group named the Cheetah Girls go to a Manhattan High School for the Performing Arts and try to become the first freshmen to win the talent show in the school's history. During the talent show auditions, they meet a ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, showbiz, coming of age, high school, fashion, follow your dream, musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, music band, lifestyle, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bianca, a tenth grader, has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly everyone the wrong way. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey, ...
Style: romantic, witty, humorous, modern day adaptation, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen comedy, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: opposites attract, high school, teenage life, fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, teen romance, teenager, youth, love and romance, teenage love, initially antagonists ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%