Movies like Pretty Persuasion

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Pretty Persuasion (2005)
 6.5
 10K
Pretty Persuasion (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.
Style: dark humor, realistic, biting, cynical, stylized, disturbing, humorous, suspense, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: false accusation, manipulation, high school, adolescence, sexual harassment, teachers and students, dishonesty, lifestyle, rejection, high school life, teenager, strong sexual content, power relations, conspiracy, teacher, revenge, stereotypes, suicide, satire, teenage life, manipulations, friendship, brutality, family relations, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills

Most similar movies to Pretty Persuasion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and clever films with plots about high school, storytelling, dialogue, pornography, youth, mentor and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Pretty Persuasion: Heathers (1989), Mean Girls (2004), Jawbreaker (1999), Saved! (2004), Happiness (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Heathers (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.
Style: dark humor, witty, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murderous pair, high school, teenage life, suicide, teenage love, sociopath, insanity, deadly, suicide attempt, friendship, social relations, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, california
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 7.0
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Mean Girls (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Audience: teen comedy, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, popularity, teenage life, teenager, high school life, fish out of water, adolescence, popular girl, stereotypes, bad girl, vengeance, gossip and rumors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, africa, illinois, california
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100%
 5.7
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Jawbreaker (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 3 of Reagan High School's most popular girls pretend to kidnap their friend by shoving a jawbreaker into the victim's mouth to keep her from screaming. Their plan goes awry when the girl swallows the jawbreaker, choking to death. Now the ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, satirical, absurd, biting ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: high school, prom, popularity, murder, popular girl, friendship, prank, accidental killing, fashion, teenager, bullying, makeover ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 45K
Saved! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Teenage Mary Cummings, who has "been Born Again her whole life," is about to enter her senior year at American Eagle Christian High School near Baltimore with her Fundamentalist Christian friends Hilary Faye and Veronica, the three of whom ...
Style: touching, humorous, dark humor, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, pregnancy, satire, christianity, friendship, acceptance, hypocrisy, homosexual, teenage life, teenage love, youth, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, xian, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 67K
Happiness (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.
Style: banned film, cynical, dark humor, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: pedophilia, loneliness, rape, sibling relationship, therapist, divorce, marriage, depression, obsession, pedophile, dysfunctional family, child abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 90K
Election (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.
Style: cynical, witty, humorous, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: jealousy, teacher, satire, high school, election, party, infidelity, teachers and students, teenage life, society, lifestyle, campaign ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, new york, washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, introspection, teenage love, friendship, teenage angst, teachers and students, youth, coming-of-age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 361K
Easy A (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, teen drama, chick flick ...
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenage life, youth, adolescence, teenage girl, teenager, popularity, loss of virginity, notoriety, classmate, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, xian, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage love, internet, computers and web, parents and children, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: clever, melancholic, philosophical, dark humor, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, loss of child, parents and children, moral dilemma, writers, grief, teenage boy, masturbation, fake suicide, loneliness, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, bleak, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, suicide, kidnapping, friendship, mistaken identity, drug dealing, drug abuse, coming of age, youth, crimes, disorder, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two high school girls are best friends until one dates the other's older brother, who is totally his sister's nemesis.
Style: emotional, witty, realistic, touching, depressing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenager, teen angst, adolescence, teenagers, high school, teen romance, best friend, coming of age, friendship, teenage girl, loneliness, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 47K
Orange County (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, college, dysfunctional family, family relations, teenage life, siblings relations, lifestyle, love and romance, parents and children, high school life, teachers and students, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, mexico, southern california, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 13K
Rocket Science (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating (and painful) disability: he stutters uncontrollably. Determined to work through the problem, Hal opts for an extreme route he joins the school debating team, which sends ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, debate, teenage life, misfit, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, love and romance, fall in love, introspection, coming of age, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.8
 549
Fat Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fat Girls is an original off-beat comedy feature. It focuses on Rodney Miller, not your typical Texas high school student...he is a theater lover and his ultimate dream is to be on Broadway. Awkward and shy, he doesn't have many people to talk ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, youth, social misfits, eccentric family, teenage life, obsession, teachers and students, family relations, coming of age, small town, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cancer, high school, friends, friendship, teenager, teenagers, dying, adolescence, terminal illness, leukemia, high school student, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with un-attentive parents and bullies at school.
Style: realistic, cynical, semi serious, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, suburbs, misfit, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, humiliation, family problems, social awkwardness, parents and children, unfulfillment, youth, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 39K
The Joneses (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, satirical, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: materialism, advertising, envy, double life, gadget, american dream, false identity, pretense, hidden identity, gain trust, dishonesty, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Ghost World (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' ...
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, sincere, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, older man younger woman relationship, age difference, friendship, graduation, teenage life, adolescence, best friends, blues, youth, unlikely friendships, coming-of-age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 21K
Thumbsucker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: humorous, witty, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, rehabilitation, psychologist, addiction, self discovery, teenage life, lifestyle, youth, eccentric family, life is a bitch, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, loss of virginity, first sex, high school, friendship, abortion, teenage love, high school life, unwanted pregnancy, youth, teacher, gay slur ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Love at First Hiccup (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A high school romantic comedy about freshman Victor who has contracted a case of Anya-itis, (acute and incurable love passion for high school senior Anja.) And why shouldn't he?
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, youth, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, social relations, party, school, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school, best friend, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 17K
Storytelling (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.
Style: dark humor, bleak, cynical, rough, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, maid, celebrity, high school, exploitation, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, family problems, filmmaking, suburbs, strong sexual content, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, israel, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Terri (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terri, a pajama-clad, disaffected high school student learns how to engage the world with the help of Mr. Fitzgerald, his assistant principal.
Style: melancholic, depressing, compassionate, clever, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, high school, teenage life, misfit, physical appearance, small town, overweight child, teachers and students, freak, social relations, mentor, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.7
 170K
Rushmore (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, coming of age, depression, friendship, teacher, high school, student, jealousy, unlikely friendships, adolescence, mentor, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
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To Die For (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suzanne Stone (Maretto) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, captivating, dark humor, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: obsession, manipulation, femme fatale, ambition, dangerous attraction, manipulations, dishonesty, power relations, couples, danger, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: disturbing, realistic, semi serious, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, aspiring actor, satire, haunted by the past, profanity, mental illness, therapy, rehabilitation, obsession, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Whatever It Takes (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A nerdy teen, Ryan Woodman is smitten with the popular and gorgeous Ashley Grant, who apparently has no interest in him. Meanwhile, dim star athlete Chris Campbell has his eye on Ryan's brainy and beautiful friend, Maggie Carter. The two agree ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school life, wooing, teenage life, fall in love, youth, lifestyle, disorder, couples, high school, teen sex comedy ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 10K
Dirty Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, on the road, high school, coming of age, teenager, family problems, teenage life, gay slur, female protagonist, teacher, reputation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Chalk (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Life in the trenches of that most honorable and frustrating profession...teaching. It's the start of a memorable new year at Harrison High. The self-conscious Mr. Stroope is convinced that his time has come - this year he will be furnished with ...
Style: humorous, semi documentary, psychological, captivating, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teacher, teachers and students, power relations, lifestyle, ambition, hardcase students, youth, rivalry, underdog, high school life, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%