10 best movies like Grease (1978)

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Grease 1978
Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?
List of the best movies like Grease (1978): Flipped, Say Anything..., Mystic Pizza, Hairspray, It's Kind of a Funny Story, How to Deal, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Stuck in Love, Time Freak, The Spectacular Now.

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Flipped (2010)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.

Say Anything... (1989)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

A budding romance between noble underachiever Lloyd Dobler and high school valedictorian Diane Court is threatened when Diane's overly possessive, disapproving father interferes with their relationship. With a prized scholarship to study abroad hanging in the balance, Diane must find a way to make both men happy.

Mystic Pizza (1988)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.

Hairspray (2007)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:57

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.

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.

How to Deal (2003)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

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 crazed sister is planning a wedding but has second thoughts and her best friend has fallen madly in love for the first time leaving Halley to feel even more alone.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

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 they'll remember forever. Together with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical reflecting their hopes and fears about the future and their unforgettable experiences growing up together. But with graduation approaching and college plans in question, what will become of the dreams, romances, and friendships of East High's senior Wildcats?

Stuck in Love (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.

Time Freak (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Stillman, a heartbroken physics student, builds a time machine when his girlfriend breaks up with him. Going back in time, he attempts to save their relationship by fixing every mistake he made—while dragging his best friend along in the process.

The Spectacular Now (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."

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Lucas (1986)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.

Mad Love (1995)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

Matt falls for Casey, the new girl in school. She's fun-loving and eccentric, but there's a darkness to her whimsy that Matt can't begin to comprehend. When Casey attempts to commit suicide, her parents place her in a mental institution. Matt springs her out, and together the young lovers head on a road trip. They believe their love can "cure" Casey's problems. Matt starts to wonder, though, if are they inspired or misguided.

Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.

Geek Charming (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

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 fountain, this princess comes face-to-face with her own personal frog, self-professed film geek Josh Rosen. In return for rescuing Dylan's bag, Josh convinces Dylan to let him film her for his documentary on high school popularity. Reluctantly, Dylan lets F-list Josh into her A-list world, and is shocked to realize that sometimes nerds can be pretty cool. But when Dylan's so-called prince charming of a boyfriend dumps her flat, her life and her social status comes to a crashing halt. Can Dylan win the Woodlands Academy Fall Formal Blossom Queen crown? Can Josh win the Woodlands Academy 10th Annual Film Festival? Can Dylan, with Josh's help, pull the pieces together to create her own happily-ever-after?

Lemonade Mouth (2011)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

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 elite.

She's Having a Baby (1988)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? Things certainly aren't helped by Jake's friend Davis, who always seems to turn up just in time to put a spanner in the works.

Rushmore (1998)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.

Outside Providence (1999)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

In this coming-of-age comedy, Tim Dunphy is leading a go-nowhere existence, spending his days smoking pot and hanging out with his best friend, Drugs Delaney. But Tim's lazy days of getting high are jettisoned after a brush with the law convinces his blue-collar dad to send him to a Connecticut prep school. The one saving grace of the new school is Jane, a fellow student Tim falls for immediately.

After Everything (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

When Elliot, a brash 23-year-old living carefree in New York City, meets the sensible Mia and receives a damning diagnosis all in the same week, his world is turned completely upside down. But as their love blossoms amidst the chaos of his treatment, they discover that Elliot's illness is not the real test of their relationship – it's everything else.

The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.

The Late Bloomer (2016)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

A sex therapist goes through puberty after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland. He experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.

Middle of Nowhere (2008)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

The film follows Grace, a young woman whose irresponsible mother blows her college fund on her younger sister's beauty pageant campaign.

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.

Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (2011)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

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 meets Peyton, a handsome student filmmaker who finds Sharpay nearly as fascinating as she finds herself.

Ashby (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:24

When new kid in town Ed Wallis is given an assignment to interview an older person, he turns to his mysterious neighbor, Ashby Holt for help. That new connection leads to unexpected journeys for both of them, as Ashby – who turns out to be a retired CIA assassin – deals with a terminal prognosis, and Ed deals with adjusting to life with his newly single mom and developing relationship with a brainy classmate, Eloise.

Fame (2009)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

Racing with the Moon (1984)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievious and irresponsible, Nicky gets into trouble which forces the other two to become involved, testing their relationship, as well as the friendship between the boys.

Baby, Baby, Baby (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

The relationship between two mismatched people who try to move past their baggage to make their love work.

Bride & Prejudice (2004)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, India
Duration01:51

A Bollywood update of Jane Austen's classic tale, in which Mrs. Bakshi is eager to find suitable husbands for her four unmarried daughters. When the rich single gentlemen Balraj and Darcy come to visit, the Bakshis have high hopes, though circumstance and boorish opinions threaten to get in the way of romance.

The Sure Thing (1985)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Gib, a beer-guzzling slob, and Alison, an uptight Ivy-Leaguer, are an unlikely duo stuck together on a cross-country trip during Christmas break. At first they get on each other's nerves but, as time passes, they find their divergent natures complement each other. Now they need to realize what they've already found before it's too late.




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