Movies like High School Musical

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High School Musical (2006)
 5.4
 79K
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, basketball movie, sweet, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school life, high school, teenage love, teenage life, music, couple relations, love and romance, happy ending, friendship, family relations, sport team, teachers and students, parents and children, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, audition, clique, basketball, follow your dream, teenager, teen romance, peer pressure, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: albuquerque new mexico, usa, new mexico, utah

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, high school, teenage life, love and romance, 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), The DUFF (2015), 17 Again (2009), 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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, teenage love, friendship, high school life, prom, couples, couple relations, buddies, friends, high school hunk, love and romance, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ 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, follow your dream, buddies, teenage life, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 30K
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, teenager, teenage love, singing, love and romance, friends, cinderella story, fall in love, musician's life, lifestyle, follow your dream, disney ...
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: summer camp, teenage love, teenage life, music band, camp, musician's life, rivalry, ambition, youth, underdog, artists and showbiz, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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.
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: romantic, feel good, humorous, sentimental, melancholic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, singing, teenager, teenage life, teenage love, based on movie, teachers and students, follow your dream, friendship, love and romance, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.5
 81K
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, witty ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenager, youth, high school life, teenage life, adolescence, popularity, teenagers, high school student, friends, stereotypes, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ 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: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, follow your dream, youth, artists and showbiz, cinderella, hopes, music, step siblings, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 176K
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, humorous, entertaining, light, romantic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: high school, body swapping, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, youth, teenage life, wish come true, cheerleader, high school life, adult as child, family relations, popularity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 2000s, year 1989 ...
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 14K
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: youth, teenage life, 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 ⇓
75%
 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: teenage love, high school life, high school hunk, wooing, high school, teenage life, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, family relations, nightlife, parents and children ...
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: feel good, romantic, semi serious, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, date night, pre-teens
Plot: cinderella story, high school, teenage love, teenage life, cinderella, love and romance, school, youth, pop star, singing, dancer, rags to riches ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, feel good, exciting, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, church, follow your dream, lifestyle, rivalry, music band, friends, teenage love, teachers and students, ambition, save the day, choir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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, romantic, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, high school, fall in love, teenager, cinderella, teenage life, opposites attract, teen romance, happy ending, youth, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 13K
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: opposites attract, fall in love, celebrity, love and romance, artists and showbiz, happy ending, teenage life, youth, paparazzi, school dance, love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, michigan, california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, teenager, ambition, rivalry, music school, lifestyle, musician's life, teenage life, romance, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, prom, friendship, unlikely couple, high school, teenage life, love and romance, opposites attract, couples, wooing, teenager, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids, date night ...
Plot: cinderella story, teenager, princess, high school, manners, popularity, teenage love, teenage life, fish out of water, teaching the ways of the world, royal family, rags to riches ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco, europe, usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 11K
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, popularity, teenage life, youth, high school life, high school, beauty pageant, friendship, friends, social relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 109K
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, dance, dance school, love and romance, music, dancer, hip hop, teenage love, teen romance, dancer's life, happy ending, ballet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: youth, romance, family life, lifestyle, showbiz, musician's life, misfit, teenage love, pop star, parents and children, ultimatum, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 8K
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 life, teenage love, high school, secret identity, youth, teenage life, prom, popularity, first love, friends, female protagonist, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ 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: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, desire for fame, actor's life, love and romance, follow your dream, rivalry, musician's life, disorder, fish out of water, pets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, chick flick, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: high school, opposites attract, teenage life, fall in love, unlikely couple, teenager, teenage love, youth, love and romance, teen romance, romance, high school student ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 6K
Jonas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
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, humorous, realistic, sentimental, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, teenage life, artists and showbiz, teenage love, lifestyle, high school life, youth, love and romance, music band, musician's life, teenager, rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ 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: feel good, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, save the day, love and romance, youth, musician's life, teenage love, lifestyle, shopping mall, shopping, teenage life, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 12K
16 Wishes (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story about Abby Jensen, a girl who's been eager to reach her 16th birthday and has kept a secret wish list since she was a little girl. When the Big Day actually arrives, utter disaster strikes, leaving Abby to think her birthday is ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, light, feel good
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: teenage girl, wish come true, teenage life, 16 year old, youth, magic, high school, high school life, imaginary, family, loyalty, fairy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 272K
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: music band, rivalry, female protagonist, youth, young woman, friends, competition, lifestyle, follow your dream, female friendship, student, college life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, youth, showbiz, follow your dream, desire for fame, ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes, social differences, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, showbiz, coming of age, high school, fashion, follow your dream, musician's life, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, music band, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 14K
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, romantic, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, high school, teenage love, rock band, music, friends, ambition, love and romance, rock, hopes, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california, texas, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%