In the Heights is a 2021 American musical drama film directed by Jon M. Chu from a screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes. It is based on the stage musical of the same name by Hudes and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film stars Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, and Jimmy Smits. The film follows a similar plot to the musical, telling the story of a corner in Washington Heights, New York City, where each member of the community pursues their dream of a better life.
In the Heights had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival on June 4, 2021; released in theaters in the United States on June 10 and simultaneously streamed on HBO Max for a month. It received critical acclaim from critics, with praise for Chu's direction, the story, the performances of the cast, and the musical numbers.