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The Best Vanessa Hudgens Movies 

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Updated January 17, 2020 432 votes 98 voters 4.9k views 21 items

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List of the best Vanessa Hudgens movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Vanessa Hudgens's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Vanessa Hudgens movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Vanessa Hudgens movies will be at the top of the list. Vanessa Hudgens has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Vanessa Hudgens movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Vanessa Hudgens films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Vanessa Hudgens role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Vanessa Hudgens performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List below includes Sucker Punch, Beastly and more films.

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If you're a fan of Vanessa Hudgens, then check out our lists of the best Ashley Tisdale and Miranda Cosgrove movies as well.

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Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron

Released: 2006

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

High School Musical is a 2006 American teen/children's romantic comedy musical television film and the first installment in the High School Musical trilogy. Upon its release on January 20, 2006, ...more

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Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale

Released: 2007

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

High School Musical 2 is an American musical film directed by Kenny Ortega. High school student Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) stresses over getting a job, with the price of college expenses looming on ...more

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Vanessa Hudgens, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine

Released: 2012

Directed by: Brad Peyton

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is a 2012 American 3D science fiction adventure comedy film directed by Brad Peyton. It is the sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth. Following the first ...more

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Vanessa Hudgens, Jon Hamm, Carla Gugino

Released: 2011

Directed by: Zack Snyder

Sucker Punch is a 2011 American fantasy action film directed by Zack Snyder and co-written by him and Steve Shibuya. It is Snyder's first film based on an original concept. The film stars Emily ...more

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Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron

Released: 2008

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

High School Musical 3: Senior Year is a 2008 American teen romantic comedy musical film and the third installment in the High School Musical series. Produced and released on October 24, 2008 by ...more

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Vanessa Hudgens, Neil Patrick Harris, Mary-Kate Olsen

Released: 2011

Directed by: Daniel Barnz

Beastly is a 2011 romantic fantasy drama film loosely based on Alex Flinn's 2007 novel of the same name. It is a retelling of the fairytale Beauty and the Beast and is set in modern-day New York ...more

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Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser

Released: 2013

Directed by: Ron Krauss

Gimme Shelter is a 2013 American independent drama film written and directed by Ronald Krause based on a true story about a pregnant teenager, Apple, who runs away from her abusive, ...more
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James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez

Released: 2012

Directed by: Harmony Korine

Spring Breakers is a 2012 American film directed by Harmony Korine. While enjoying their spring break in Florida, four college-aged girls meet an eccentric local person who introduces them to a ...more

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Vanessa Hudgens, David Bowie, Aly Michalka

Released: 2009

Directed by: Todd Graff

Bandslam is a 2009 summer film release directed by Todd Graff, starring Aly Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell, Scott Porter, Lisa Kudrow.

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Vanessa Hudgens, Nicolas Cage, 50 Cent

Released: 2013

Directed by: Scott Walker

The Frozen Ground is a 2013 American mystery thriller film written and directed by Scott Walker, his first feature film, based on the real-life 1980s Alaskan hunt for serial killer Robert ...more
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Vanessa Hudgens, Ben Kingsley, Bill Paxton

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jonathan Frakes

Thunderbirds is a 2004 British-American-French science-fiction comedy action-adventure film based on the 1960s television series of the same name, directed by Jonathan Frakes. The film, written ...more
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Dog Days Eva Longoria, Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ken Marino

Dog Days is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Ken Marino. A group of interconnected people in Los Angeles are brought together by their lovable canine counterparts.
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The Princess Switch Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar

Released: 2018

Directed by: Michael Rohl

The Princess Switch is a 2018 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Michael Rohl. When a down-to-earth Chicago baker and a soon-to-be princess discover they look like twins, they ...more
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Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter

Released: 2003

Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke

Thirteen is a 2003 semi-autobiographical American drama film directed by Catherine Hardwicke, and written by Hardwicke and Nikki Reed based on events in Reed's life at age twelve and thirteen. ...more

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The World According to Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Billy Ray Cyrus

Released: 2009

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Zac Efron's Pool Party Vanessa Hudgens, Queen Latifah, Nicole Richie

Released: 2009

Directed by: Adam Shankman, Jake Szymanski

Zac Efron's Pool Party is a 2009 short comedy film directed by Adam Shankman and Jake Szymanski.
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Cool Baby, Lame Baby Vanessa Hudgens

Released: 2011

Directed by: Danny Jelinek

This is a 2011 comedy film written by Seth Morris and directed by Danny Jelinek.
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Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Sofía Vergara

Released: 2013

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

This film is a 2013 American action-comedy film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It is a sequel to Machete and the third film based on Grindhouse fake trailers. Danny Trejo, Michelle ...more
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Vanessa Hudgens, Josh Whitehouse, Emmanuelle Chriqui

Released: 2019

Directed by: Monika Mitchell

The Knight Before Christmas is a 2019 American Christmas comedy film directed by Monika Mitchell. A medieval English knight, Sir Cole Christopher Frederick Lyons (Josh Whitehouse), is magically ...more
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Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Joe Pantoliano

Released: 2020

Directed by: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

Bad Boys for Life is a 2020 is an action crime comedy film directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, and the third film in the series. Detectives Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike ...more
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Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jonas Åkerlund

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