Movies like High School Musical

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High School Musical
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, idiotic, romantic, ridiculous, melancholic, awful ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school, music, teenager, basketball, happy ending, follow your dream, dancing, disney, hip hop, dance, high school life, teenagers, teenage life, stereotypes, clique, hopes, youth, school, friends, family, couple relations, friendship, audition, cheerleading, parents and children ...
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 high school, youth, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, stereotypes and runaway mostly in Romance, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like High School Musical: Camp Rock (2008), A Cinderella Story (2004), Pitch Perfect (2012), Bandslam (2009), Princess Protection Program (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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High School Musical 3: Senior Year
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, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: high school, music, romance, dancing, teenager, dance, couple relations, disney, hip hop, teenage love, high school life, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
High School Musical 2
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: music, romance, high school, buddies, dancing, disney, dance, young lovers, hip hop, resort, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   90%
    User:   100%
 
 5.1
 25K
Camp Rock
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: camp, family, romance, dancing, musician's life, summer camp, high school, disney, hip hop, music, follow your dream, brothers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   100%
 
A Cinderella Story
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, sweet, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, teenager, high school, romance, opposites attract, teenage love, fall in love, stereotypes, orphan, internet, american football player, disguise ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   100%
 
 7.2
 246K
Pitch Perfect
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: college, music, competition, music band, audition, coming of age, contests and competitions, hip hop, stereotypes, dialogue, ambition, camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   80%
 
 6.4
 13K
Bandslam
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, music, teenager, school, music band, follow your dream, rock, stereotypes, teenage life, teenagers, hopes, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   100%
 
Princess Protection Program
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, island, father daughter relationship, royal court, best friends, school, family, hidden identity, small town, teaching the ways of the world, disney ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, canada, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   86%
 
 6.7
 109K
Hairspray
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, 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: stylized, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dance, music, racism, dancing, high school, underdog, oldies, segregation, broadway, follow your dream, interracial romance, rock and roll ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   100%
 
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Raise Your Voice
Genre: Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 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, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music, romance, high school, school, teenager, small town, father daughter relationship, musician's life, contests and competitions, hip hop, dealing with death, mentor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   26%
 
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, romance, fish out of water, follow your dream, teenage life, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance, party, rivalry, rock star, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   21%
 
Hannah Montana: The Movie
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Miley Stewart (aka pop-star Hannah Montana) gets too caught up in the superstar celebrity lifestyle, her dad decides it's time for a total change of scenery. But sweet nibblets! Miley must trade in all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, chick flick, date night ...
Plot: family, music, romance, culture clash, fish out of water, small town, best friends, farm, dancing, alter ego, hidden identity, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   28%
 
 5.0
 15K
Fame
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.
Style: emotional, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, music, dancing, desire for fame, hip hop, teacher, dance, school, follow your dream, high school life, showbiz, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   25%
 
Another Cinderella Story
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, orphan, cinderella story, romance, love and romance, youth, siblings relations, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, dance, celebrity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   100%
 
 4.2
 30K
Grease 2
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, motorcycle, dancing, buddies, school, dance, gang, romance, rock, opposites attract, lame, family ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1961, 1960s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   21%
 
 5.7
 31K
Drumline
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A fish-out-of-water comedy about a talented street drummer from Harlem who enrolls in a Southern university, expecting to lead its marching band's drumline to victory. He initially flounders in his new world, before realizing that it takes more ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, music, underdog, dancing, music band, college, race issues, high school, young heroes, mentor, contests and competitions, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, harlem, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   22%
 
The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lizzie McGuire has graduated from middle school and takes a trip to Rome, Italy.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: family, friendship, romance, fashion, destiny, buddies, mistaken identity, dancing, teenager, teenage life, love and romance, disney ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   20%
 
No Small Affair
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The 16 years old amateur photographer Charles accidentally takes a photo of Laura - and falls in love with her, when he develops the picture. He finds out that she works as singer in a bar, but is about to be thrown out. Although rejected at first ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, sexual ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, romance, teenager, obsession, high school, rock, love, young lovers, nightclub, teenage love, coming-of-age, teacher ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   22%
 
 6.1
 6K
Roll Bounce
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Roll Bounce is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written by Norman Vance Jr. and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film stars hip hop artist Bow Wow as the leader of a roller skating crew in 1970s Chicago. The ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: coming of age, competition, father son relationship, buddies, hip hop, dancing, underdog, dance, contests and competitions, romance, mentor, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   20%
 
 2.9
 16K
Bratz
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, friendship, family, fashion, teenager, best friends, stereotypes, adolescence, teenagers, unlikely friendships, school, cheerleading ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   23%
 
Step Up 2: The Streets
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of ...
Style: captivating, light, feel good, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: music, dancing, youth, friendship, competition, hip hop, rivalry, escapades, romance, follow your dream, high school, dance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   18%
 
 7.0
 18K
Hairspray
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ample teen Tracy Turnblad wants nothing more than to be on the hip local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" -- and when her dream comes true, her lively moves and bubbly personality meet with unexpected popularity. But after ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, segregation, dancing, dance, teenager, follow your dream, farce, racism, camp, rock and roll, high school, social differences ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, california, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   23%
 
 5.7
 9K
How to Deal
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, high school, coming of age, pregnancy, teenager, divorce, drugs/alcohol, friendship, teenagers, relationships, teenage life, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   22%
 
 4.8
 3K
Satisfaction
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a young rock group called The Mystery gets its first gig at a club, it's an opportunity to see what life is all about! Fresh out of high school, the rockers are hired by an exclusive beach resort thanks to a faded '60s songwriter. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music, friendship, romance, coming of age, rock, resort, music band, teenager, rock and roll, desire for fame, high school, camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   23%
 
What a Girl Wants
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American girl, Daphne, heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother, she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician. The only problem now is ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: romance, culture clash, father daughter relationship, coming of age, teenager, fish out of water, wedding, dancing, fashion, british, parents and children, cinderella story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   20%
    User:   21%
 
 6.4
 162K
17 Again
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, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, kids, family outing
Plot: high school, family, bullying, basketball, school, parents and children, divorce, teenagers, teenager, geek, cheerleading, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, year 1989, 2000s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   20%
    User:   20%
 
 5.7
 16K
Drive Me Crazy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nicole and Chase live next door to each other but are worlds apart. However, they plot a scheme to date each other in order to attract the interest and jealousy of their respective romantic prey. But in the mist of planning a gala centennial ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: high school, school, romance, chase, friendship, teenager, opposites attract, prom, teenagers, cheerleading, geek, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   20%
    User:   22%
 
Love Don't Cost a Thing
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: High school loser (Cannon) pays a cheerleader (Milian) to pose as his girlfriend so he can be considered cool. Remake of 1987's Can't Buy Me Love, starring Patrick Dempsey.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: hip hop, high school, opposites attract, romance, social differences, high school life, physical appearance, geek, fall in love, fight scenes, dishonesty, cheerleading ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   20%
    User:   21%
 
 5.6
 98K
Coyote Ugly
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, coming of age, music, dancing, bar, dance, single father, father daughter relationship, shopping, follow your dream, women, nightlife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   20%
    User:   17%
 
Save the Last Dance
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: hip hop, high school, romance, ballet, music, dancing, dance, interracial romance, father daughter relationship, teenager, mentor, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   20%
    User:   21%
 
 5.9
 42K
Footloose
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: serious, feel good, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, small town, dancing, dance, rebellion, music, father daughter relationship, dancer's life, rock, teenager, young lovers, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   20%
    User:   23%
 
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