Movies like High School Musical

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High School Musical (2006)
 5.4
 72K
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: feel good, humorous, sentimental, melancholic, romantic, semi serious, realistic, basketball movie, idiotic, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school life, teenage love, high school, basketball, teenage life, couple relations, music, follow your dream, friendship, sport team, family relations, hopes, parents and children, teachers and students, love and romance, audition, teenager, clique, unlikely friendships, youth, friends, peer pressure, ambition, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, utah

Most similar movies to High School Musical

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and feel good films with plots about youth, teenage life, love and romance, high school, teenager, teenage love 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), Another Cinderella Story (2008), Lemonade Mouth (2011), A Cinderella Story (2004). 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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: high school, teenage love, high school life, friendship, couples, couple relations, high school hunk, friends, buddies, music, love and romance, prom ...
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, feel good, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: teenage love, high school life, young lovers, youth, country club, ambition, music, buddies, teenager, romance, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 26K
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, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: summer camp, teenage love, cinderella story, camp, family, singing, teenager, fall in love, love and romance, friends, lifestyle, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, summer camp, camp, rivalry, musician's life, ambition, contests and competitions, friendship, love and romance, youth, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: cinderella story, high school, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, school, orphan, siblings relations, love affair, youth, romance, cinderella ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 12K
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, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: youth, music band, teenage life, family, friends, high school, friendship, artists and showbiz, rock, performance, lifestyle, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, humorous, sentimental, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, cinderella story, fall in love, high school, opposites attract, teenage life, love and romance, youth, teenager, romance, high school hunk, school dance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: desire for fame, follow your dream, rivalry, showbiz, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, human animal relationship, ambition, musician's life, fall in love, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens, pre-teens, date night, family outing
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, love and romance, teenage life, follow your dream, hopes, youth, artists and showbiz, music, cinderella, musician's life, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.4
 14K
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, friendship, prom, high school, wooing, teenage life, single parent, fountain, waitress, high school life, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.1
 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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, follow your dream, ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, youth, orphan, unlikely couple, desire for fame, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.5
 103K
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: captivating, feel good, entertaining, sexy, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, dance school, music, teenage love, love and romance, dancing, youth, dancer, romance, ballet, follow your dream, performance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 10K
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, high school life, high school, youth, popularity, friendship, social relations, friends, beauty pageant, peer pressure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 13K
Bandslam (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A high school social outcast and the popular girl bond through a shared love of music.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, awful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenager, rock band, music, teenage love, music band, rock, follow your dream, teenage life, hopes, youth, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california, texas, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 9K
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, high school life, high school, nightlife, wooing, high school hunk, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family relations, school, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 112K
Hairspray (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.
Style: entertaining, humorous, feel good, romantic, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: dream come true, follow your dream, teenage love, artists and showbiz, dream, romance, underdog, dancing, friendship, dance, teenage girl, dancer ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 43K
Footloose (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where loud music and dancing are prohibited. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s ...
Style: feel good, serious, sincere, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, dancing, dance, high school, small town, dancer's life, repression, music, rock, young lovers, prom, dance teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 11K
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: semi serious, romantic, light, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, teenage life, celebrity, artists and showbiz, fall in love, youth, school dance, couples, beach, paparazzi, hotshot hero, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, michigan, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 4.4
 51K
LOL (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook, Lola and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola's mom, Anne, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, teenage love, teenage life, best friends, high school life, youth, friends, coming of age, high school, friendship, happy ending, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 2K
Rebelde Way (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rebelde Way is a Martín Fierro Award—nominated Argentine soap opera created and produced by Cris Morena. It originally aired from 26 May 2002 to 18 December 2003. The series was broadcast in many countries worldwide, including Peru, Germany, ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, romantic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school life, teenage love, boarding school life, love and romance, friendship, teachers and students, teenage life, boarding school, music band, social relations, music, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, teens
Plot: high school, friendship, fashion, coming of age, best friends, music band, family, teenager, girl group, talent show, best friend, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, best friends, high school life, school, couples, teenage life, coming of age, wooing, parents and children, love and romance, high school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 2K
Violetta (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Violetta is an Argentine telenovela filmed in Buenos Aires, Argentina and developed by Disney Channel Latin America and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and production company Pol-ka, debuted in its country of origin, Latin America and Italy on ...
Style: captivating, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, youth, artists and showbiz, love and romance, boyfriend, cafe, rehearsal, girlfriend, family relations, coming of age, family, nanny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 14K
Sleepover (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: As their first year of high school looms ahead, best friends Julie, Hannah, Yancy and Farrah have one last summer sleepover. Little do they know they're about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Desperate to shed their nerdy status, they ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: teenager, high school, clubbing, youth, friends, teenage love, high school life, love and romance, family relations, rivalry, teenage life, slumber party ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the teenager Mary Elizabeth Steppe, a.k.a. Lola, moves with her mother and two younger twin sisters from New York to the suburb of Dellwood, New Jersey, she has the feeling that her cultural and entertaining world ended. While in school, the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, fish out of water, rivalry, romance, teenage life, love and romance, family relations, coming of age, teenage girl, friendship, mother daughter relationship, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.0
 17K
Bratz (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The popular Bratz dolls come to life in their first live-action feature film. Finding themselves being pulled further and further apart, the fashionable four band together to fight peer pressure, learn what it means to stand up for your friends, be ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, satirical, awful ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: high school, fashion, friendship, teenager, teenage girl, elephant, best friends, female friendship, high school life, teenage life, family, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, shopping, musician's life, shopping mall, rock, desire for fame, musician, singer, jealousy, teenager, music, songwriter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 80K
Bring It On (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Toro cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School in San Diego has got spirit, spunk, sass and a killer routine that's sure to land them the national championship trophy for the sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, high school, sport, rivalry, teenager, friendship, sport team, ambition, competition, hip hop, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 80s
Place: florida, california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 165K
17 Again (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, romantic ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: high school, adolescence vs adulthood, body swapping, parents and children, one more chance, wish come true, family relations, youth, family, teenage life, high school life, fake identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1989, future ...
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 71K
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: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, high school life, adolescence, best friends, teenager, friends, friendship, social relations, popularity, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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