15 Movies Like Pitch Perfect

Movies Like Pitch Perfect

Are you a fan of Pitch Perfect? I’ve got some exciting movies like Pitch Perfect you watch.

Pitch Perfect was a movie released 10 years ago. Still, viewers are introduced to the fascinating world of acapella, the competition among singing groups, and the bonds created through friendship each time viewers watch this musical comedy. 

All the characters gave their best to the movie, especially Anna Kendrick, as Beca Mitchell, a freshman with no interest in school but who wishes to pursue her dream as a DJ. To please her Dad, she went into a deal with him to give the first year a try. 

She auditioned for the Barden Bellas (an all-female acapella group in school) and was accepted.

Beca faced challenges, including the uptight Aubrey (Anna Camp) and her music innovations being rejected many times. 

However, she helped the group to restore its reputation with the help of her fellow Bellas.

This movie got many positive reviews from viewers. So, if you love this aca-awesome musical comedy, we have a list of other movies like Pitch Perfect.

1. School of Rock (2003)

  • Director: Richard Linklater
  • Cast: Jack Black, Kevin Clark, Miranda Cosgrove, Rivkah Reyes, Mike White.
  • IMDb rating: 7.2/10

The first on our list of movies like Pitch Perfect is this film about Dewey Finn (Jack Black), a talented and passionate rock guitarist who faced challenges in other areas of his life until he was fired from his band group. 

To make ends meet, he took up a job as a substitute teacher at an elite school after claiming to be his roommate.

When Dewey discovers his fourth-grade students have musical talents, he turns them into a band and prepares them for the upcoming local Battle of the Bands competition. 

With the music practice, the pupils regain their confidence. Viewers can watch this musical comedy on Google Play, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and other platforms.

You are sure to enjoy every scene of this near-perfect 88-minute movie. Rotten Tomatoes rated School of Rock 92%.

2. Sing Street (2016)

  • Director: John Carney
  • Cast: Fredia Walsh-Peelo, Jack Reynor, Lucy Boynton, Mark McKenna
  • IMDb rating: 7.9/10

This musical/romantic movie is set in 1985 Dublin, and it is about a teenager, Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo), coming from a tense home and has a tough time in school.

He falls in love with an enigmatic girl called Raphina (Lucy Boynton). 

Conor asked Raphina to join his band’s music video to impress his love interest, but he is yet to have a band and must create one to live up to his promise.

Exploring many musical trends and patterns, Conor creates his style, infusing artistic elements while dreaming for the future. 

The director, John Carney, did fantastic work with the storyline and characterization, so much so that the movie got a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Sing Street is rated 95% by Rotten Tomatoes.

3. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

  • Directors: Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer.
  • Cast: Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Maya Rudolph, Sarah Silverman
  • IMDb rating: 6.7/10

This movie – Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, made it to our list of movies like Pitch Perfect, as both have elements of friendship and the need for teamwork. 

Three childhood friends – Conner (Andy Samberg), Owen (Jorma Taccone), and Lawrence (Akiva Schaffer) become famous through their hip-hop group called The Style Boyz.

Lawrence had issues with Conner due to his ego issues, which led to the group’s dissolution. 

Conner continued as a solo artist, became more successful, and got a nickname for himself – Conner4Real.

In the long run, his new album flops, and his popularity goes down, and he goes on a reflection of his past and his mistakes while working to resurrect his career. 

This movie is rated 79% by Rotten Tomatoes. You can watch Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping on platforms like iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, and others.

4. Bandslam (2009)

  • Director: Todd Graff
  • Cast: Gaelan Connell, Vanessa Hudgens, Aly Michalka, Scott Porter.
  • IMDb rating: 6.3/10

The next on our list of movies like Pitch Perfect is Bandslam; you will enjoy this movie, especially if you love the music and performances in Pitch Perfect.

A teenager, Will Burton (Gaelan Connell), moves to a new school and becomes friends with an outcast – Sa5m (Vanessa Hudgens). 

The school’s most popular girl Charlotte (Aly Michalka), asks Will to form a band to compete in a battle of bands – Bandslam, not just to win but to embarrass her ex-boyfriend Ben Wheatly (Scott Porter) and his band, Glory Dogs. 

Bandslam is a rom-com movie with fantastic music you will vibe to. Rotten Tomatoes rated this movie 82%.

5. Lemonade Mouth (2011)

  • Director: Patricia Riggen
  • Cast: Bridgit Mendler, Naomi Scott, Blake Michael, Hayley Kiyoko, Adam Hicks.
  • IMDb rating: 6.9/10

Lemonade Mouth follows the same storyline about having confidence and being your best, hence the need to add it to our list of movies like Pitch Perfect.

Five desperate high school kids, Olivia (Bridgit Mendler), Mo (Naomi Scott), Charlie (Blake Michael), Stella (Hayley Kiyoko), and Wen (Adam Hicks), meet in detention and decide to make their voices heard through music. 

They form a band using the lemonade vending machine, and their band turns out to be more than expected.

You will enjoy this movie as it teaches genuine friendship and the need to stand up for yourselves. Lemonade Mouth is rated 80% by Rotten Tomatoes. 

6. Drumline (2002)

  • Director: Charles Stone III
  • Cast: Nick Cannon, Zoe Saldana, Orlando Jones, Leonard Roberts, GQ
  • IMDb rating: 5.9/10

Like Pitch Perfect, Drumline teaches that talent is not the only quality needed to win or reach the top.

A talented street drummer, Harlem (Nick Cannon), is recruited by a Southern university to lead their band to victory and fame against a strong contender. 

However, he discovers his talents will not give him the desired results, but he needs to win against a particular rival.

If you love music, entertainment, and comedy, then Drumline is the best for you, as all these elements are embedded in it. This movie is rated 82% by Rotten Tomatoes.

7. High School Musical (2006)

  • Director: Kenny Ortega
  • Cast: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, 
  • IMDb rating: 5.5/10

High School Musical made it to our list of movies like Pitch Perfect.

On New Year’s Eve, Troy Bolton (Zac Efron), a basketball star, sings with an intelligent geek Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens).

They later meet in East High School, where they both accidentally audition for the school musical. 

Their friends disapprove of the new friendship and music.

While dealing with their social cliques, they must also deal with the co-captains of the school’s drama department – drama queen Sharpay Evans (Ashley Tisdale) and her brother Ryan (Lucas Grabeel), who are trying to prevent Troy and Gabriella from winning them in the callbacks. 

Will these friends win over their cliques and beat the jealous rivals? With its significant dance steps and songs, this energetic musical drama will keep you on your feet. High School Musical is rated 65% by Rotten Tomatoes.

8. Sister Act (1992)

  • Director: Emile Ardolino
  • Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel, Bill Nunn, Wendy Makkena, Kathy Najimy, Mary Wickes
  • IMDb rating: 6.5/10

What happens when a lounge singer is forced to take refuge in a convent; this is the story of Deloris (Whoopi Goldberg), who is under witness protection after seeing her gangster boyfriend, Vince (Harvey Keitel), kill an informant. 

She is brought into the nun convent, where she sneaks out with other nuns.

As her punishment, the Reverend Mother (Maggie Smith) orders Deloris to join the church struggling choir as the director and transform it. Will she do well as the church choir director? 

This popular film is in our list of movies like Pitch Perfect, and you will only feel bored at the end. Sister Act is rated 74% on Rotten Tomatoes.

9. Hairspray (2007)

  • Director: Adam Shankman
  • Cast: Nikki Blonsky, Amanda Bynes, Queen Latifah, James Marsden, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley.
  • IMDb rating: 6.7/10

Hairspray made it to our list of movies like Pitch Perfect, as it is a romantic musical drama.

It is centered around Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky), a 16-year-old high school student who loves watching The Corny Collins Show alongside her best friend, Penny Pingleton (Amanda Bynes). 

She later got an opportunity to join the dance group, but her color and body weight led to her rejection.

She was later given a chance by Motormouth” Maybelle Stubbs (Queen Latifah), a DJ on the show.

 Will she make it to the dance group regardless of her color? While the movie has impressive dance steps, the storyline is more of determination and genuine friendship, irrespective of race and color. Rotten Tomatoes rated Hairspray 92%. 

10. La la land (2016)

  • Director: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons, Amiee Conn
  • IMDb rating: 8/10

An aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone), drops out of college and moves to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams of breaking into Hollywood.

She meets a talented jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), whose music style is traditional jazz, and dreams of having his jazz club. 

After a series of antagonistic meetings due to their differences and struggles, this duo becomes attracted to each other.

Will their career pose a challenge to their love? Apart from being a musical movie, La la land has a romantic storyline that will sweep the viewers off their feet. On Rotten Tomatoes, this movie is rated 91%.

11. Camp Rock (2008)

  • Director: Matthew Diamond
  • Cast: Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Meaghan Jette Martin, Jasmine Richards, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle
  • IMDb rating: 5.1/10

If you want a movie like Pitch Perfect that will teach confidence and the need to overcome fear, then Camp Rock is your right choice.

Mitchie Torres (Demi Lovato), a teen girl with a fantastic voice and a dream of being a pop singer, desperately wishes to attend a summer rock camp. 

However, due to financial restraints, she can only work as the camp’s cook with her mother to attend the classes.

Intimidated by another talented singer Tess Tyler (Meaghan Jette Martin), and her entourage – Peggy (Jasmine Richards) and Ella (Anna Maria Perez de Tagle), Mitchie has to hide her identity as the cook’s daughter. 

A bad boy teen pop star, Shane Gray (Joe Jonas), overheard Mitchie singing but did not get to see her face, and he goes to find out the girl behind the beautiful voice.

Will Mitchie confront her fear and step into the spotlight even as a cook’s daughter?

Matthew Diamond did a fantastic job with the song selection, characterization, and direction. Rotten Tomatoes rated Camp Rock 48%.

12. Rags (2012)

  • Director: Bille Woodruff
  • Cast: Keke Palmer, Max Schneider, Isaiah Mustafa, Avan Jogia, Robert Moloney
  • IMDb rating: 6.7/10

If you love musical movies like Pitch Perfect, then you will love Rags.

While Charlie Prince, a vocally talented teen who can write music, battles with his wicked stepfather and stepbrothers, Kadee Worth, an international pop superstar, is tired of her boyfriend Finn and singing other people’s songs. 

Both want the world to hear them and see their true talent. They often meet after Charlie is a janitor at Kadee’s father’s music record company.

Will they both get their wishes, including a romantic relationship between them?

This film is a twist of Cinderella with musical elements; romantic features are also present. Rags are rated 71% on Rotten Tomatoes.

13. The Fighting Temptations (2003)

  • Director: Jonathan Lynn
  • Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Beyoncé, Mike Epps, Nigel Washington, Chloe Bailey
  • IMDb rating: 5.5/10

The Fighting Temptations is next on our list of movies like Pitch Perfect.

Just like Pitch Perfect, the latter teaches about teamwork and determination.

Darrin Hill (Cuba Gooding Jr), an advertising executive in a New York company, gets fired when he is on his way to the top of his career. 

Darrin goes back home to collect his inheritance worth $150,000, but he must assume the role of the church’s choir and get the singing group to the Gospel Explosion competition in Atlanta.

He recruits people, including prisoners and a nightclub singer Lilly (Beyonce). 

The Fighting Temptations will thrill you with its unforgettable songs and the romantic relationship between the lead characters. Rotten Tomatoes rated this movie 42%.

14. Spectacular! (2009)

  • Director: Robert Iscove
  • Cast: Nolan Gerard Funk, Tammin Sursok, Victoria Justice, Simon Curtis, Andrea Lewis.
  • IMDb rating: 5.5/10

Nikko (Nolan Gerard Funk), a bad boy with impudent behavior, is dumped by his band due to his attitude.

Still, he wishes to get to the top, so he decides to team up with Courtney (Tammin Sursok), a choir girl who needs someone to help her group win the national championship from her rival Tammi (Victoria Justice). 

The group ends up creating an explosive performance. The musical performance in this movie will surely keep you entertained and on your feet from the beginning to the end. On Rotten Tomatoes, this movie is rated 70%.

15. Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

  • Director: Elizabeth Banks
  • Cast: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Elizabeth Banks, Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Camp.
  • IMDb rating: 6.4/10

We can only complete our list of movies like Pitch Perfect by mentioning the sequel.

The director retained the significant characters while bringing in new additional characters.

The Bellas had an embarrassing performance before the U.S. president and were removed from the Aca-Circuit. 

To regain their reputation, the group takes up the challenge to win an international competition no American team has ever won.

Will their friendship, bond of sisterhood, and talent make them win the World Championship of a Capella?

This movie will keep you entertained and thrilled like the first Pitch Perfect. Rotten Tomatoes rated Pitch Perfect 2 at 65%. 

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