10 best movies like Hairspray (2007)

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Hairspray 2007
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.

List of the best movies like Hairspray (2007): Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, Fame, Coyote Ugly, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Jump In!, On the Beat, Permission, Lemonade Mouth, Lucas, Learning to Drive.

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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.

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.

Coyote Ugly (2000)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

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 Coyote Ugly. The "Coyotes" as they are affectionately called tantalize customers and the media alike with their outrageous antics, making Coyote Ugly the watering hole for guys on the prowl.

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?

Jump In! (2007)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA

Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man discovers a hidden passion for jump roping

On the Beat (2011)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
CountryCanada
Duration01:40

This is the story Delphine Lamarre, a young woman trying to focus on the way to dance rather than focused on her university studies. It will pass through trials and consequences facing choices.

Permission (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:00

A woman on the brink of a marriage proposal is told by a friend that she should date other men before spending the rest of her life with her boyfriend.

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.

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.

Learning to Drive (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:30

As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other's company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel.

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Hairspray (1988)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

'Pleasantly Plump' teenager Tracy Turnblad achieves her dream of becoming a regular on the Corny Collins Dance Show. Now a teen hero, she starts using her fame to speak out for the causes she believes in, most of all integration. In doing so, she earns the wrath of the show's former star, Amber Von Tussle, as well as Amber's manipulative, pro-segregation parents. The rivalry comes to a head as Amber and Tracy vie for the title of Miss Auto Show 1963.

Shall We Dance? (2004)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.

West Side Story (1961)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:32

In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are high between the gangs but two kids, one from each rival gang, fall in love leading to tragedy.

Shag (1989)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:38

Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.

Footloose (2011)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

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 troubled daughter Ariel in the process.

The Cheetah Girls: One World (2008)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family, music
CountryCanada, USA

Chanel, Dorinda, and Aqua, are off to India to star in a Bollywood movie. But when there they discover that they will have to compete against each other to get the role in the movie. Will the Cheetah's break up again?

Dating Amber (2021)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA, Belgium

Eddie and Amber decide to stage a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. Eddie is keen to follow his dad into the military, while Amber dreams of moving to the liberal hub of London. The plan seems solid, but as their arrangement begins to fall apart, Eddie’s denial gets deeper as Amber realizes that a perilous future awaits her best friend unless she intervenes.

My First Mister (2001)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:26

Leelee Sobieski is brash, abrasive and vulnerable as a teenage child of divorce who hides her pain behind a mask of hard-edged gothic rebellion. Albert Brooks plays a man who is her total opposite, a precise and well-ordered menswear store owner of forty-nine who manages limited expectations and protects lonely secrets with pleasant ritual and quiet, ironic reserve. These two total opposites collide in conflict then come together in a surprising alliance, changing each other's lives forever.

Honey: Rise Up and Dance (2018)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA

Street dancer Skyler comes out of the shadow of her trained dancer sister, Tosha, & joins a dance competition with the Honey dance studio; the prize is a college scholarship.

Sing Street (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration02:36

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

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.

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.

Little (2019)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration03:00

Jordan Sanders, a take-no-prisoners tech mogul, wakes up one morning in the body of her 13-year-old self right before a do-or-die presentation. Her beleaguered assistant April is the only one in on the secret that her daily tormentor is now trapped in an awkward tween body, just as everything is on the line.

Red Nose Day Actually (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France

Fourteen years after the events of the first film, a series of encounters between people in Britain reminds us that in these different times Love, actually exists.

Love, Simon (2018)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's fallen for online.

Rules Don't Apply (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:41

It's Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey, under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes, arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes, who is engaged to be married to his seventh grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes' number one rule: No employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes' behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.

Jenny's Wedding (2015)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

Jenny Farrell is getting married. But how will her straight-laced family react when they find out that the woman they thought was their daughter’s roommate is actually her fiancée? As the old-fashioned Farrells attempt to come to terms with the prospect of a surprise daughter-in-law, they face a difficult choice: either adapt with the times or risk being left behind.

Drive Me Crazy (1999)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

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 celebration, Nicole and Chase find that the one they always wanted was closer than they ever thought.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

The Meddler (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori, a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others - as well as her own - and find a new purpose in life.




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