Theater Camp is a quirky comedy film directed by Molly Gordon and Nick Lieberman, they also worked on a screenplay with Noah Galvin and Ben Platt. The comedy film is set in a theater camp in upstate New York, and it follows the quirky teachers and the budding as the threat of financial ruin looms over the camp because its indomitable founder Joan falls into a coma and her clueless brother is now in charge. Theater Camp also stars Molly Gordon, Ben Platt, Jimmy Tatro, and Ayo Edebiri. So, if you loved Theater Camp here are some similar movies you should watch next.
Wet Hot American Summer (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: It’s the last day of Camp Firewood’s season, but there’s still time for the big talent show, a little romance… and for everyone to be wiped out by the piece of NASA’s Skylab that’s hurtling toward Earth. David Wain (Role Models) directs Paul Rudd (Knocked Up), Elizabeth Banks (The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Amy Poehler (Baby Mama), Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live), and David Hyde Pierce (Frasier) in the romp Michael Agger at The New Yorker calls “hilarious!” As AintItCool.com claims, “imagine your American Pie and Scary Movie type teen film with a great cast, a hysterical and far wittier script, and tongue planted firmly in cheek” and you have Wet Hot American Summer!
Waiting for Guffman (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Blaine, Missouri, may be small, but Corky St. Clair always dreams big. Determined to get back to the lights of Broadway, he’s created Red, White and Blaine, a musical celebration of the burg’s 150th anniversary.
This Is Spinal Tap and Best in Show co-creator Christopher Guest plays Corky in this acclaimed comedy. Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey, Fred Willard and Bob Balaban costar as stagestruck townfolk who pin their hopes of being discovered on Corky’s hilariously hapless theater production…and on reports that big-time talent scout Mort Guffman will be in the audience. “Waiting for Guffman does for regional theater what This is Spinal Tap did for rock ‘n’ roll” (Jami Bernard, New York Daily News).
Bullets Over Broadway (Crackle, Prime Video Add-On & Paramount+ Add-On)
Synopsis: John Cusack plays David Shayne, an idealistic young playwright, newly arrived on Broadway in the roaring 1920s. David stands firm against compromising his work, but soon changes his tune when his producer finds backing to mount his show on Broadway. The only catch is that the backer is a local mobster who sees David’s play as a vehicle for his demanding and talentless girlfriend Olive (Jennifer Tilly). David also has to deal with the demands of veteran theatre diva Helen Sinclair (Dianne Wiest) and is shocked to discover that Olive’s hitman bodyguard, Cheech (Chazz Palminteri), is probably a better playwright than he is, as he secretly revises David’s work when he sits in on rehearsals. As the players prepare for opening night, David soon realises he is in way over his head.
Napoleon Dynamite (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: From the rural town of Preston, Idaho, comes Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder). With a red ‘fro, his moon boots, and illegal government ninja moves, he is a new kind of hero. His family consists of fragile brother Kip (Aaron Ruell), who’s seeking his soulmate in online chat rooms; Uncle Rico (Jon Gries), who is stuck in his “glory” days of high school football; and Grandma (Sandy Martin), who enjoys going out to the dunes on her quad-runner. Napoleon spends his days drawing magical beasts, working on his computer hacking skills to impress the chicks, and begrudgingly feeding his Grandma’s pet llama. When his friend Pedro (Efren Ramirez) decides to run for class president, it is Napoleon to the rescue to help him triumph over adversity.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Hulu & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of legendary concierge Gustave H. and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft of a priceless painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; and a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds, and skis – all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent.
The Royal Tenenbaums (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) and his wife, Etheline (Anjelica Huston), had three children — Chas, Margot, and Richie — and then they separated. Chas (Ben Stiller) started buying real estate in his early teens and seemed to have an almost preternatural understanding of international finance. Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) was a playwright and received a Braverman Grant of $50,000 in the ninth grade. Richie (Luke Wilson) was a junior champion tennis player and won the U.S. Nationals three years in a row. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS is a hilarious, touching, and brilliantly stylized study of melancholy and redemption.
Rushmore (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: A chronicle of a year in the life of 15-year-old student Max Fischer at Rushmore Academy, one of the finest schools in the country. Max loves his prestigious school, is editor of the school paper, and is involved in practically every student organization. Because of all of his extracurricular activities, he is also one of the worst students in the school. Threatened with expulsion, he begins a new interest–pursuing a first grade teacher. When Max’s tycoon mentor starts an affair with the same teacher, it triggers a war between Max and his friend.