16 Movies Like In the Heights (2021)

1 Into the Woods (2014) ★ 5.9

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Cinderella dreams of going to the ball, the Baker, once cursed by the Witch, and his Wife grieve that they have no child, Jack wants his cow Squirrel to finally give milk, his Mother dreams of being rich, and Little Red Riding Hood really needs a loaf of bread - a guest for Grandma, who lives in the forest... and maybe some sweets for herself.

Finally, the Witch, who lives next door to the Baker, dreams of regaining her youth and beauty, which she has lost through an unfortunate set of circumstances. To this end, she offers to help the Baker in exchange for breaking her curse and obtain the necessary ingredients for the magic potion: a cow as white as milk, a cloak as red as blood, a lock of hair as yellow as corn, and golden slippers...

2 The Prom (2020) ★ 5.9

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A troupe of hilariously self-obsessed theater stars swarm into a small conservative Indiana town in support of a high school girl who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom.

3 Annie (2014) ★ 5.3

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A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York City mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

4 The Greatest Showman (2017) ★ 7.5

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Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

5 Come from Away (2021) ★ 8.5

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On September 11th, 2001, 7000 people are stranded in the tiny town of Gander, Newfoundland after all flights into the US are grounded. While stranded, the people of Gander and the "come from aways" find love, loss, and hope in the aftermath of terror.

6 La La Land (2016) ★ 8.0

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While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

7 I'm No Longer Here (2019) ★ 7.3

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In Monterrey, Mexico, a young street gang spends their days dancing to slowed-down cumbia and attending parties. After a mix-up with a local cartel, their leader is forced to migrate to the U.S. but quickly longs to return home.

8 Do the Right Thing (1989) ★ 7.9

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

9 Crazy Rich Asians (2018) ★ 6.9

Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese NYU professor, travels with her boyfriend, Nick to his hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick's family is wealthy, and he's considered the most eligible bachelor in Asia. Every single woman is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.

10 Rent (2005) ★ 6.8

This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life in one truly powerful story.

11 Hairspray (2007) ★ 6.7

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

12 Hamilton (2020) ★ 8.4

"Hamilton" is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and show tunes, "Hamilton" has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theater--a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. Captured at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway in June 2016, the film transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way.

13 Newsies (1992) ★ 6.9

July, 1899: When Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise the distribution price one-tenth of a cent per paper, ten cents per hundred, the newsboys, poor enough already, are outraged. Inspired by the strike put on by the trolley workers, Jack "Cowboy" Kelly (Christian Bale) organizes a newsboys' strike. With David Jacobs (David Moscow) as the brains of the new union, and Jack as the voice, the weak and oppressed found the strength to band together and challenge the powerful.

14 Step Up (2006) ★ 6.5

Tyler Gage receives the opportunity of a lifetime after vandalizing a performing arts school, gaining him the chance to earn a scholarship and dance with an up and coming dancer, Nora.

15 tick, tick... BOOM! (2021) ★ 7.5

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On the cusp of his 30th birthday, a promising young theater composer navigates love, friendship and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City.

16 West Side Story (2021) ★ 7.2

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An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

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