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This is a list of the best Zac Efron movies, ranked best to worst - with movie trailers when available.  Zac Efron has come a long way since his days as a teen heartthrob in the High School Musical films. Zac Efron'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 Zac Efron movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Zac Efron movies will be at the top of the list. 

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Zac Efron movies?, "What are the greatest Zac Efron roles of all time?," and "How does Zac Efron's latest movie compare to his first?" The greatest Zac Efron performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Famous flicks like The Lucky One to 17 Again appear on this Zac Efron filmography, but it's up to fans like you to decide upon the best.If you think the best Zac Efron role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of Zac Efron's teen comedies, you might also like our list of best Vanessa Hudgens movies and best Channing Tatum movies. 

And a final note for the uninformed, it's Zac Ephron, not Zach or Zack! 

Garry Marshall and Adam Shankman have both worked with Zac Efron over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. If Zac Efron movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Andrew Garfield and Chace Crawford too.

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17 Again Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Perry 17 Again is a 2009 American comedy film directed by Burr Steers. The film follows 37-year-old Mike who becomes a 17-year-old high school student after a chance accident. The film also features ...more

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The Lucky One Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner The Lucky One is a 2012 romantic drama film directed by Scott Hicks and released April 2012. It is an adaptation of the 2008 novel of the same name, by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Zac Efron ...more

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Charlie St. Cloud Zac Efron, Kim Basinger, Ray Liotta Charlie St. Cloud is a 2010 American supernatural romantic drama film based on Ben Sherwood's best-selling novel, The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud published in 2004 by Bantam Books. The ...more

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High School Musical Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron 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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High School Musical 3: Senior Year Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron 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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High School Musical 2 Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale The kids from East Side High are back in High School Musical 2! Check out these exclusive podcasts for interviews with all your favorite stars and inside information on this summer's hottest

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Hairspray John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes Hairspray is a 2007 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film of the same name. Set in ...more

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The Lorax Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, Betty White Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is a 2012 American computer-animated 3D musical fantasy comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment and based on Dr. Seuss' children's book of the same name. The film ...more

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Baywatch Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario Baywatch is a 2017 American action comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, based on the television series of the same name. Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) is the no-nonsense leader of an elite ...more

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New Year's Eve Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, SofĂ­a Vergara New Year's Eve is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. Like Valentine's Day, it depicts a series of holiday vignettes of the state of several romances and features a ...more

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The Paperboy Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron The Paperboy is a 2012 American thriller film starring Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, John Cusack, and Nicole Kidman. Directed by Lee Daniels, it is based on the 1995 novel The Paperboy by ...more

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The Derby Stallion Zac Efron, Billy Preston, Bill Cobbs The Derby Stallion is a 2005 film starring Zac Efron.

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Me and Orson Welles Claire Danes, Zac Efron, Imogen Poots Me and Orson Welles is a 2008 British-American period comedy film directed by Richard Linklater and starring Zac Efron, Christian McKay, and Claire Danes. Based on Robert Kaplow's novel of the ...more

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Miracle Run Zac Efron, Mary-Louise Parker, Aidan Quinn Miracle Run is a 2004 Lifetime Television film starring Mary-Louise Parker, Zac Efron, Bubba Lewis, Aidan Quinn and Alicia Morton

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Liberal Arts Zac Efron, Elizabeth Olsen, Allison Janney Liberal Arts is an American comedy-drama film. The second film directed by, written by, and starring Josh Radnor, it tells the story of 35-year-old Jesse who has a romantic relationship with ...more

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If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now Zac Efron, Jayma Mays If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home By Now is a 2006 film directed by Peter Lauer.

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Melinda's World Zac Efron, Ruth de Sosa, Thomas Michael Kappler Melinda's World is a 2003 film adaptation of Marianne Kennedy's novel, directed by David Baumgarten and is also Zac Efron's film debut.