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'You Can Dance' With These Feel-Good, Summery Movies Like Mamma Mia

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Who doesn't love the movie/musical Mamma Mia? Here's a list of similar movies to watch if you're looking for that sweet, summery vibe.

Movies like mamma mia.
updated on:
May 7, 2023

What is it about Mamma Mia that has an almost irresistible amount of charm? Maybe it's the blue waters of Kalokairi, Amanda Seyfried as Sophie, or Donna & The Dynamos epic performances! Whatever it may be, I am always on the hunt for a movie with a similar feel. Believe me, if I could bottle that energy up and sell it, I would be able to live on Kalokairi in real life!

Anyway, here is a list of movies that I find to be comparable to Mamma Mia! Some of them are interesting and might be curve balls, but let me know if you agree with my picks! Enjoy!

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is like Mamma Mia! but without the musical aspect. It's a coming-of-age film that follows the struggles of four teen girls during a pivotal summer in their lives. Bonus points: one of the storylines involves a summer romance in Greece!

Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again (2018)

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If you loved the first Mamma Mia, you'll love the second one! Lily James plays a young Donna and details what really happened the summer Sophie was conceived. Plenty of summer fun and musicality to get you through if you're missing the beach.

Grease (1978)

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Grease is a classic high school musical about a girl named Sandy who is the new girl in school and runs into her summer romance Danny. If you've never seen Grease, it's set in the 50s and has some great tunes to sing along to.

Letters to Juliet (2010)

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If you found Amanda Seyfried as Sophie from Mamma Mia to be mega-charming, you'll love this summer romance film she stars in called Letters to Juliet. In the movie, Seyfried's character travels to Verona Italy and volunteers to help answer love letters addressed to Juliet. When she finds an old letter, she is determined to reunite the lost lovers, and it changes her life in more ways than one.

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 expands upon the stories of the four friends that have decided to share a magical pair of pants over the summers they spend apart. Each girl experiences a different struggle during their summer and yes, there are still many magical scenes in Greece!

Dirty Dancing (1987)

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Dirty Dancing is one of my favorite summery movies! When Baby spends a summer in the Catskills she meets Johnny, a dance instructor who teaches her about rhythm and love.

13 Going on 30 (2004)

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13 Going on 30 is a coming-of-age film that discusses the importance of not being in a rush to grow up. It's super cute and fun, and reminds me of Mamma Mia in its heartfelt-ness.

Love, Rosie (2014)

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Love, Rosie is about 2 best friends who can't seem to get the timing right in their romantic relationship. There's romance, heartbreak, and life lessons wrapped up into this sleeper hit of a movie!

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Hairspray (2007)

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Hairspray is musical set in the 1960s about a teenager named Tracy who wants to join the cast of "The Corny Collins Show" to dance for a chance to become Miss Hairspray! My bet is that most people who like Mamma Mia will have a lot of fun watching this film.

Aquamarine (2006)

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Aquamarine is seriously one of the most underrated teeny-bop girly movies of all time! A story about friendship and love, it's no secret Aquamarine is one of my favorites. Plus, it's got that beachy vibe that automatically lifts your spirits.

Cinderella (2015)

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Okay, I know this one is kind of a curve ball. But I don't think I've ever met someone who doesn't love this movie. It has Lily James starring as Cinderella (she plays young Donna in Mamma Mia 2) and there are some beautiful musical moments. Plus, the iconic blue dress from the film is straight out of a fantasy book - almost a blue as deep as the ocean!


Do you have a go-to comfort movie to watch??? Mamma Mia always makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside along with all of the charming, summery movies on this list. Let me know if there are any other movies that give you that Mamma Mia vibe!

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