Movies like Oleanna

If you like "Oleanna" you are looking for disturbing, psychological and serious movies about / with sexual harassment, teachers and students, dishonesty, false accusation, campus, manipulation and police investigation themes of Drama and Thriller genre shot in UK or USA.
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Oleanna (1994)
 6.6
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Oleanna (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A two character movie, involving a college professor, John, who is confronted by a female student, Carol, who is failing his course. The two spend a long time talking to each other, during which time John says a few things that can be taken the wrong way. After the night the two spent talking, John is slapped with a sexual harassment accusation by Carol.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic, talky, thought provoking, clever, controversial, contemplative, complex ...
Plot: sexual harassment, teachers and students, dishonesty, false accusation, campus, manipulation, police investigation, existentialism, revenge, violent, college, life is a bitch, pursuit, legal, society, workplace, lawsuit, power relations, female student, college student, college professor, dialogue driven, student, university, theater ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey

Most similar movies to Oleanna

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and thought provoking films with plots about dishonesty, crimes, mentor, runaway, dialogue, corruption and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Oleanna: Homicide (1991), Edmond (2005), Disclosure (1994), Gross Misconduct (1993), The Spanish Prisoner (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Homicide (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Gold is a career cop who is reassigned from a hunt for a cop killer to the investigation of the murder of an old Jewish woman in Baltimore, and in the process finds himself exploring his own sense of identity.
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, clever, bleak ...
Plot: anti semitism, murder, conspiracy, terrorism, police officer, jewish american, police investigation, investigation, crimes, crime, drug dealing, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 11K
Edmond (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, cynical, rough ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, midlife crisis, racism, murder, prejudice, fortune teller, starting over, destiny, unlikely criminals, society, self control, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.1
 46K
Disclosure (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.
Style: tense, sexual, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, obsession, workplace, manipulation, promotion, false accusation, boss and employee, vengeance, power relations, rivalry, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Gross Misconduct (1993)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Justin Thorne is a liberal arts professor. One of his college students is Jennifer Carter. She seduces Justin, then accuses him of rape. But it turns out that she has an unusual relationship with her father.
Style: disturbing, sexual, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: false accusation, guilt, rape, professor, parents and children, destructive relationship, college life, power relations, dishonesty, legal action, manipulations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, neo noir, betrayal, invention, investigation, workplace intrigue, stranger, intrigue, crimes, mastermind, theft, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: venezuela, caribbean, usa, boston, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, legal, investigation, false accusation, police investigation, testimony, lovers reunited, uncover truth, confined, fighting the system, politics, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Business of Strangers (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Julie Styron thinks she is going to be fired, but instead discovers that she is being promoted. Trapped in an airport hotel, she wants to celebrate but finds only the company of her young assistant, Paula Murphy. As the night progresses, the two ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, trust, airport, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, revenge, sex, women, brutality, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 6K
Nuts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, self defense, courtroom drama, court, prostitute, hearing, mental illness, crimes, call girl, heroes, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.4
 7K
Class Action (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Liberal activist lawyer Jedediah alienated daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, father daughter conflict, parents and children, uncover truth, hopes, father daughter relationship, life is a bitch, dishonesty, against the odds, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 16K
Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, frame up, legal, false accusation, fighting the system, legal action, political corruption, death penalty, justice, state affairs, dishonesty, male protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As procedure dictates, the police take each member of the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, suspect, courtroom drama, teenage life, crime, fighting the system, crimes, law enforcement, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 31K
Compliance (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sandra is the manager at a fast-food restaurant, and Becky is her teenaged counter girl who really needs the job. One stressful day, a police officer telephones and accuses Becky of stealing money from a customer’s purse, which Becky vehemently ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: manipulation, false accusation, boss and employee, psychology, telephone call, female removes her clothes, human nature, dishonesty, police investigation, power relations, moral dilemma, sexual humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 826
Public Access (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brewster seems to be an almost too perfect example of idyllic small-town America, with everyone living in peace and harmony. So when newcomer Whiley Pritcher starts up his own local cable TV show with the question "what's wrong with ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: small town, crimes, love and romance, dishonesty, social relations, discrimination, tv show, media satire, small town life, celebrity culture, society, gun ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 3K
Extremities (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman escapes from the man who is about to rape her, but leaves her purse behind. Afraid that her attacker might come after her, she goes to the police, but with no proof of the incident, they can do nothing. In fact, the man does use the ...
Style: rough, psychological, tense, sexy, suspenseful ...
Plot: rapist, attempted rape, unsupportive friend, revenge, moral dilemma, vigilantism, sexualized violence, home invasion, switching roles, torture, rape and revenge, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
American Buffalo (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three inner-city losers plan a robbery of a valuable coin in a seedy second-hand junk shop.
Style: talky, bleak, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: betrayal, broken glass, coin, diner, gun, rainstorm, trust, robbery, revenge, tantrum, station wagon, antique dealer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 14K
Gossip (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a beautiful college campus, something ugly is about to be spread around. A bit of gossip that was told is starting to take a frightening turn. Who could it have offended and how far will the person on the other side of the gossip handle the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: college, gossip, investigation, false accusation, teenage life, college life, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, rumor, manipulation, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 5K
True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, society, political intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Absence of Malice (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A prosecutor leaks a false story that liquor warehouse owner Michael Gallagher is involved in the murder of a union head, and as newspaper reporter Megan Carter picks up the story and attempts to find the real truth, Gallagher's life begins to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, talky, clever ...
Plot: journalism, murder, newspaper reporter, investigation, crimes, politics, dishonesty, rivalry, legal, manipulation, media, legal action ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Brimstone & Treacle (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A strange young man has a sinister effect on the family of a middle-aged writer.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: cons and scams, dangerous attraction, mental illness, couples, dishonesty, mute or deaf, mysterious character, danger, family life, couple relations, elderly lovers, rape ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 1930s
Place: canada, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Advise & Consent (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Senate investigation into the President's newly-nominated Secretary of State gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, clever, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: senator, politics, senate, paperboy, politician, secret past, poker game, blackmail, secretary of state, courtroom drama, legal investigation, idealism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Student Seduction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Christie Dawson always wanted to be the "cool" teacher. But her world is shaken up after a pupil's crush spirals out of control and he sexually assaults her. Suddenly, her colleagues, neighbors and even her hubby are wondering whether ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: sexual assault, false accusation, price of justice, teachers and students, legal action, legal, life is a bitch, youth, power relations, righting the wronged, courtroom drama, hardcase students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
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Suture (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Brothers Vincent (rich) and Clay (poor) meet up for the first time after their father's funeral and remark on how similar they look. But unknown to Clay, who thinks his life is taking a turn for the better, Vince is actually plotting to kill ...
Style: stylized, psychological, mind bending, tense, realistic ...
Plot: twins, betrayal, neo noir, amnesia, evil twin, crimes, love and romance, disorder, family relations, danger, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
When Will I Be Loved (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Feeling undervalued by her boyfriend, a young woman begins to explore her sexuality with other people.
Style: sexy, melancholic, talky, stylized, erotic ...
Plot: femme fatale, nudity (full frontal - brief), mind game, dishonesty, cons and scams, couples, power relations, love and romance, male female relationship, seduction, manipulation, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.1
 1K
Betrayal (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering, and treasonous deception of a woman's extramarital affair with her husband's best friend; the entire story is told from the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, tense ...
Plot: unfulfillment, love triangle, dishonesty, betrayal, danger, autobiography, friends, rivalry, crimes, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Qatar
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In New York, a Pakistani native finds that his American Dream has collapsed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: wall street, culture clash, 9/11, immigrants, political unrest, family, american dream, civil rights, false accusation, starting over, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, pakistan, usa, istanbul turkey, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 40K
Stone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Parole officer Jack Mabry has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson, a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: manipulation, prison, arson, deception, seduction, manipulations, dangerous attraction, couples, dishonesty, crimes, danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, michigan, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 20K
State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, film within a film, amateur theater, filmmaking, love and romance, lifestyle, americana, small town life, movie business, disorder, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The McMartin family's lives are turned upside down when they are accused of serious child molestation. The family run a school for infants. An unqualified child cruelty "expert" videotapes the children describing outrageous stories of ...
Style: bleak, clever, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, legal, school, sexual abuse, false accusation, courtroom drama, parents and children, conspiracy, media circus, power relations, hysteria, warning ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 810
Shadow Hours (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael is a recovering addict. Back on the wagon, he's now responsible for a young, beautiful, and pregnant wife. He's working the graveyard shift at a gas station to support his new family, but the job drives him crazy. Then a wealthy ...
Style: serious, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, crimes, addiction, alcohol abuse, illegal drugs, redemption, nightshift, nightlife, pregnancy, murder, drug dealing, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 538
Loved (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After a husband is accused of droving his third wife to suicide, his first wife Hedda, a troubled woman who can't hate or hurt others even if they had wronged her, is subpoenaed to testify on his abusive behavior during their marriage.
Style: disturbing, psychological, gloomy, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: suicide, courtroom drama, rivalry, legal, legal action, unfulfillment, dishonesty, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, domestic disturbance, legal investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%