5.4/10
73,047
739 user 62 critic

High School Musical (2006)

Trailer
1:00 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
A popular high school athlete and an academically gifted girl get roles in the school musical and develop a friendship that threatens East High's social order.

Director:

Kenny Ortega
Reviews
Popularity
846 ( 31)
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

High School Musical 2 (TV Movie 2007)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

School's out for summer and the East High Wildcats are ready to make it the time of their lives after landing jobs in a wealthy country club owned by Sharpay and Ryan's family.

Director: Kenny Ortega
Stars: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

As seniors in high school, Troy and Gabriella struggle with the idea of being separated from one another as college approaches. Along with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical to address their experiences, hopes and fears about their future.

Director: Kenny Ortega
Stars: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale
Camp Rock (TV Movie 2008)
Comedy | Family | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

At a music camp for gifted teens, a popular teen idol overhears a girl singing and sets out to find who the talented voice belongs to. What he doesn't know is that the girl is actually a camp kitchen worker with a fear of being heard.

Director: Matthew Diamond
Stars: Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Meaghan Martin
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (TV Movie 2010)
Comedy | Family | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Mitchie is back with her friends at Camp Rock, ready to perform music, dance and have a good time. Her "boyfriend" is there as well. A new camp has opened across the lake, creating an atmosphere of competition or feud.

Director: Paul Hoen
Stars: Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young wizard conjures a spell that puts her family in jeopardy.

Director: Lev L. Spiro
Stars: Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin
Princess Protection Program (TV Movie 2009)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A princess whose country has been invaded goes into hiding in Louisiana, where she has to learn to act like an ordinary teenager.

Director: Allison Liddi-Brown
Stars: Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Nicholas Braun
StarStruck (TV Movie 2010)
Comedy | Family | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jessica Olsen was expecting a normal trip to California with her family to visit her grandma. However, she agrees to join her older sister to find the famous pop star, Christopher Wilde.

Director: Michael Grossman
Stars: Sterling Knight, Danielle Campbell, Maggie Castle
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

As Hannah Montana's popularity begins to take over her life, Miley Stewart, on the urging from her father takes a trip to her hometown of Crowley Corners, Tennessee to get some perspective on what matters in life the most.

Director: Peter Chelsom
Stars: Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Billy Ray Cyrus
Lemonade Mouth (TV Movie 2011)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Five high school kids, Olivia, Wendall, Stella, Charlie, and Mo, meet in detention and start a band based on the lemonade vending machine outside the detention room.

Director: Patricia Riggen
Stars: Bridgit Mendler, Adam Hicks, Hayley Kiyoko
16 Wishes (TV Movie 2010)
Drama | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Abby's made a 16 wishes list for her 16th birthday. She gets 16 magic candles - 1 wish per hour. Things are fine in the beginning.

Director: Peter DeLuise
Stars: Debby Ryan, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Anna Mae Wills
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year.

Director: Garry Marshall
Stars: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo
Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The Russo family may be an ordinary family with an average restaurant, but behind close doors, all three children must compete to be the next family wizard.

Stars: Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zac Efron ... Troy Bolton
Vanessa Hudgens ... Gabriella Montez (as Vanessa Anne Hudgens)
Ashley Tisdale ... Sharpay Evans
Lucas Grabeel ... Ryan Evans
Corbin Bleu ... Chad Danforth
Monique Coleman ... Taylor McKessie
Bart Johnson ... Coach Jack Bolton
Alyson Reed ... Ms. Darbus
Chris Warren ... Zeke Baylor (as Chris Warren Jr.)
Olesya Rulin ... Kelsi Nielsen
Ryne Sanborn ... Jason Cross
Socorro Herrera Socorro Herrera ... Mrs. Montez
Joey Miyashima ... Principal Matsui
Dutch Whitlock Dutch Whitlock ... Skater Dude #1
Ryan Templeman ... Skater Dude #2
Edit

Storyline

Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez are two totally different teenagers who meet at a party while singing karaoke on New Year's Eve. One week later Troy goes back to his high school, East High, in New Mexico to find that Gabriella is a new student there. They quickly become close friends and accidentally audition for the school musical. After getting a callback, drama queen Sharpay Evans and her sidekick brother Ryan are furious. Then Chad, Troy's best friend and basketball teammate, and Taylor, Gabriella's new friend on the decathlon team, must find out a way to make Gabriella hate Troy. Written by ShannonO'Reilly

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This School Rocks Like No Other!


Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High School Musical See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The school's mascot was going to be a leopard, but it was changed to a wildcat. See more »

Goofs

When Ryan pulls the fly system at the end of "Breaking Free", the drop should be moving in, not out as is seen. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mrs. Montez: Gabby, it's New Year's Eve. Enough reading.
Gabrilla Montez: But mom, I'm almost done!
Mrs. Montez: The teen party? I've laid out your best clothes. Come get ready.
Gabrilla Montez: Can I have my book back?
See more »

Crazy Credits

After the end credits, Sharpay runs back into the gym and runs up to Zeke and hugs him, saying she loves his cookies and wants him to make more for her. See more »

Alternate Versions

About 1 month, 2 weeks, 4 days later, March 10, there was a dance-along version of High School Musical shown on Disney Channel with the stars showing how to do the dances for "Get'cha Head in the Game" and "We're All In This Together". See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Sanders Shorts: Modern High School Musical (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Breaking Free
Written and Produced by Jamie Houston
Performed by Zac Efron (uncredited), Drew Seeley (uncredited) and Vanessa Hudgens (uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Absolutely Hideous
14 July 2006 | by chilipepperz9182See all my reviews

Maybe I'm just a weirdo. After reading all these other reviews, I'm pretty sure that I am. Or maybe it's just because I've been performing with musical theatre companies since I was about seven, so the idea of a musical isn't something novel and new for me. But every time I tried to watch this movie, and every time I heard somebody talk about how great it was, I just couldn't help but CRINGE. Not only was this another long shot for the young Disney stars to prove their "versatility", such as it is(n't), but it was yet another show about the magical clichés and drama of high school, something I'm getting absolutely sick of. I have to go to school every day and deal with petty high school drama; why would I want to come home and listen to people SING about it? Seriously. At least REAL musicals that used those themes, like Hairspray and Grease, had actual talent behind them, as well as good songs and actual FUN. Not a bunch of pretty-boy jocks smiling cheesily and singing about how much they love basketball. The whole production was so shallow...I still haven't been able to sit through the entire movie. I've had to watch it in sections of twenty minutes, just to be able to stand it. And something that ESPECIALLY bothered me: the representations of the people in the drama club. Dude, that teacher? "Brava"? You've got to be kidding me. And then that little drama queen and her wimpy brother...so, so cliché. I haven't met anybody like any of those three since I was, like, ten. And I know, I know: it's just a corny little Disney movie playing up the clichés. And for about half a second, characters like that might seem kinda funny. Then try going to school the next day and hear people asking you if you've ever had a director like that teacher, or asking how you can possibly be a "real" theatre person because you don't seem obnoxious enough...it gets old. This movie sucked. Why do people like it so much?


333 of 512 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 739 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed