5 Movies Like ‘Barbie’ to Watch Next With Similar Kenergy

These will scratch the itch until your next hot pink outing

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Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie”(starring Margot Robbie as the titular doll) is, justifiably, capturing the cultural zeitgeist.

The movie itself is wonderful – subversive, silly and surprisingly moving. Whatever you thought a “Barbie” movie would be, this isn’t it. There are no egregious product placements (despite almost every product imaginable in our world having a “Barbie” tie-ins) or feelings of gross consumerism. Instead, it’s a lovely tale about feminism and the differences between an idealized world created, in part, by the dreams of young women, and the cruel reality of the world we actually inhabit.

“Barbie” gives you such a buzz, in fact, that you’re probably looking for more things like it (even though, if we’re completely honest, there isn’t a whole lot exactly like the movie). We’ve compiled five movies that are, at the very least, “Barbie”-ish, and ones that we think you’ll probably enjoy.

Note: These are all movies that were not a part of Greta Gerwig’s wonderful and suitably thorough Letterboxd list of movies that helped inspire “Barbie” (she includes everything from “The Red Shoes” to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”). These are movies that we find similar, in terms of tone, spirit or some shared technical sensibility.