Movies starring Zac Efron

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17 Again

The reason "body swap" movies (in which someone's mind is transposed into a different body) are so popular is because they are ripe with potential. Unfortunately, that potential is rarely reached. Productions like Big and Prelude to a Kiss are th...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2009-04-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Burr Steers
Cast: Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon, ...
Baywatch

When it comes to resurrecting defunct TV shows as big-screen events, Hollywood has a less than stellar track record. With only a few exceptions, the results are forgettable and, consequently, forgotten. Despite having a legitimate A-list actor...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2017-05-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity, Violence, Drugs)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: Seth Gordon
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, ...
Charlie St. Cloud

I'm not a Zac Efron hater; I thought he did a solid job in Me and Orson Welles, a film that showcased his ability to act when given the opportunity. However, in Charlie St. Cloud (as in his previous outing for director Burr Steers, 17 Again), Zefr...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2010-07-30
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Burr Steers
Cast: Zac Efron, Charlie Tahan, Amanda Crew, ...
Disaster Artist, The

When it comes to the pantheon of the Worst Movies Ever Made, there are only a few challengers to the title claimed by Plan Nine from Outer Space. One of those is Tommy Wiseau’s universally derided 2003 debut feature, The Room. Instead of fad...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2017-12-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Director: James Franco
Cast: James Franco, David Franco, Alison Brie, ...
Greatest Showman, The

In style, if not substance, The Greatest Showman is reminiscent of the Disney film, Newsies. Like the 1992 live-action musical, The Greatest Showman comes to life when the characters are singing or dancing but struggles through the sequences i...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2017-12-20
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Musical/Drama
Director: Michael Gracey
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, ...
Hairspray

Hairspray follows in the footsteps of Little Shop of Horrors and The Producers as campy movies that became even more campy stage musicals before returning to the screen in lavish song-and-dance productions. (Spamalot may be the next title to follo...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2007-07-20
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: MUSICAL
Director: Adam Shankman
Cast: Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, Amanda Bynes, ...
Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts is a parfait - a light, enjoyable concoction that goes down easily but doesn't linger. The movie is great "in the moment" but may be difficult to recall with any specificity after time has elapsed. The film has a friendly, sophisticat...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2012-09-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Josh Radnor
Cast: Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, ...
Lorax, The

"I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues." Considering the brevity of the average Dr. Seuss book, it's no surprise that many of his best-known stories have been satisfactorily adapted into half-...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2012-03-02
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Chris Renaud
Cast: (voices) Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, ...
Lucky One, The

A single phrase might be all that's necessary to review The Lucky One: "A Nicholas Sparks movie." Sure, Scott Hicks (Shine) is the director and Will Fetters (Remember Me) gets a screenplay credit, but the average movie-goer who settles into a theat...

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2012-04-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: ROMANCE/DRAMA
Director: Scott Hicks
Cast: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner, ...
Me and Orson Welles

Me and Orson Welles is about the theater, or at least the theater as it was in the 1930s. Based on the semi-fictional novel by Robert Kaplow and set in New York City around the time of the opening of the Mercury Theater, the film is rich in period ...

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2009-11-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Christian McKay, ...