20 Movies Like West Side Story (2021)

1 Catch Me If You Can (2002) ★ 8.1

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Barely 21 yet, Frank is a skilled forger who has passed as a doctor, lawyer and pilot. FBI agent Carl becomes obsessed with tracking down the con man, who only revels in the pursuit.

2 Titanic (1997) ★ 7.9

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A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

3 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.

4 Phantom Thread (2017) ★ 7.5

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In 1950s London, the famous couturier Reynolds Woodcock creates unique images for the royal family, movie stars, rich heiresses and socialites. The life of a genius changes radically with the arrival of the young willful Alma, who becomes his muse.

5 A Star Is Born (2018) ★ 7.6

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A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

6 Camelot (2011) ★ 6.5

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King Uther dies suddenly and Britain faces chaos when Merlin appoints Arthur, the unknown king's son and heir, as new king by birthright against his half-sister's ambitious plans.

7 Nightmare Alley (2021) ★ 7.1

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A grifter working his way up from low-ranking carnival worker to lauded psychic medium matches wits with a psychiatrist bent on exposing him.

8 In the Heights (2021) ★ 7.3

In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Nina, a childhood friend of Usnavi's, has returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home.

9 Dreamgirls (2006) ★ 6.6

A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.

10 Brooklyn (2015) ★ 7.5

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

11 Nine (2009) ★ 5.8

Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.

12 Into the Woods (2014) ★ 5.9

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...

13 CODA (2021) ★ 8.1

As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her passion at Berklee College of Music and her fear o...

14 King Richard (2021) ★ 7.5

A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.

15 Across the Universe (2007) ★ 7.3

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Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by The Beatles that defined the time.

16 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.

17 The Phantom of the Opera (2004) ★ 7.2

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Begins when an opera ghost terrorizes the cast and crew of the French Opera House while tutoring a chorus girl. He finally drives the lead soprano crazy so she and her friend leave. The girl is able to sing lead one night but the soprano doesn't want her show stolen so she comes back. The ghost demands they keep giving his protégé lead roles. Meanwhile, His pupil falls in love with the Vicomte de Chagny, but the Phantom is in love with Christine, his student. The Phantom is outraged by their love and kidnaps Christine to be his eternal bride. Will Raoul, the Vicomte, be able to stop this dastardly plan?

18 Gangs of New York (2002) ★ 7.5

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In 1862, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

19 All That Jazz (1979) ★ 7.8

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Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid career of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer.

20 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.

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