Movies like Pretty Persuasion

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Pretty Persuasion (2005)
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Pretty Persuasion
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 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: realistic, dark humor, disturbing, cynical, humorous, semi serious, biting, sexual, witty, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: manipulation, high school, teenager, teacher, revenge, teachers and students, false accusation, adolescence, dishonesty, stereotypes, sexual harassment, obsession, power relations, lifestyle, suicide, high school life, friendship, brutality, rejection, sex, strong sexual content, conspiracy, manipulations, dysfunctional family, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, campus

Most similar movies to Pretty Persuasion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and harsh films with plots about pornography, runaway, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling and youth mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Pretty Persuasion: Girls Town (1996), Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), Terri (2011), Men, Women & Children (2014), Rocket Science (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Girls Town
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four women, Patti, Emma, Angela, and Nicki are completing their last year of high school. Unfortunately for the group, one of their own, Nicki, unexpectedly commits suicide. The three remaining women, upon finding out that Nicki had been raped ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, disturbing, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, school, coming of age, vengeance, suicide, rape, best friends, college, women, juvenile delinquency, adolescence ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   78%
 
Welcome to the Dollhouse
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: bleak, dark humor, realistic, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, bullying, school, friendship, kidnapping, teacher, adolescence, loneliness, childhood, social misfits, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   94%
    User:   94%
 
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Terri
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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, small town, school, social misfits, bullying, pornography, loneliness, unlikely friendships, relationships, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   92%
    User:   100%
 
Men, Women & Children
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, interesting, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, internet, depression, video game, virginity, sexuality, parents and children, teenagers, pornography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   92%
    User:   100%
 
 6.7
 12K
Rocket Science
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: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, teenager, drinking, teacher, spelling bee, teenage life, male nudity, bullying, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   82%
 
World's Greatest Dad
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: dark humor, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, death, workplace, high school, father son relationship, single father, drugs/alcohol, single parent, suicide, loneliness, life & death, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   79%
 
The Chumscrubber
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, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, kidnapping, high school, coming of age, teenager, drinking, death, drugs/alcohol, suburban life, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   74%
 
Little Darlings
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.
Style: semi serious, feel good, sexual, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, virginity, teenager, sex, summer camp, best friends, camp, coming-of-age, adolescence, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   88%
 
Drillbit Taylor
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three kids hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully, not realising he is just a homeless beggar and petty thief looking for some easy cash.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teacher, homeless, friendship, bullying, teenage life, teenager, happy ending, rivalry, school, adolescence, nerds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, campus, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   64%
 
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
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: realistic, sexual, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, teacher, sex, abortion, teenager, drugs, innocence lost, rock, virginity, adolescence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   69%
 
Life During Wartime
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: dark humor, disturbing, psychological, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, loneliness, suicide, sexual abuse, pornography, depression, existentialism, haunted by the past, sisters, wartime, male nudity, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, new jersey, usa, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   91%
 
 7.3
 81K
Election
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: clever, cynical, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teacher, politics, morality, infidelity, lesbian, adultery, teenager, coming of age, corruption, school, election ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, california, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   100%
 
Slums of Beverly Hills
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, single father, drugs, storytelling, incest, single parent, dysfunctional family, coming-of-age, parenthood, jewish, adolescence, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   59%
 
 7.4
 105K
Ghost World
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: realistic, stylized, surreal, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, adolescence, depression, teacher, geek, high school, sarcasm, dysfunctional family, obsession, jazz, blues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   70%
 
Spanking the Monkey
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bright young student Raymond Aibelli is forced to sidetrack an important medical internship because his mother, Susan, is recovering from a broken leg. When he isn't tasked with the most mundane aspects of Susan's recuperation, Raymond ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, humorous, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, incest, adultery, coming of age, suicide attempt, male nudity, parents and children, high school, pornography, suburbs, teenage life, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   62%
 
The Breakfast Club
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: clever, realistic, talky, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, friendship, geek, rebellion, virginity, teacher, innocence lost, adolescence, teenagers, school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   51%
 
 7.7
 152K
Rushmore
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: stylized, clever, witty, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, friendship, teacher, mentor, depression, adolescence, obsession, love triangle, prodigy, deadpan, sarcasm ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   56%
 
 6.6
 20K
Thumbsucker
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: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, addiction, drugs, drug addiction, depression, loneliness, youth, teenager, drinking, self discovery, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   59%
 
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, high school, drinking, teenager, drugs/alcohol, coming-of-age, hospital, dysfunctional family, relationships, parents and children, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: england, new york, europe, usa, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   65%
 
 6.8
 74K
Thirteen
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, addiction, dysfunctional family, adolescence, marijuana, drug abuse, drinking, drug addiction, makeover, domestic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   58%
 
King of California
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Charlie gets released from an insane asylum and moves in with Miranda, the young daughter he left behind. Charlie believes that there is treasure hidden beneath the local Costco, so he puts together a plan to unearth the loot. By convincing Miranda ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: treasure hunt, mental illness, insanity, hospital, treasure, father daughter relationship, obsession, parents and children, coming of age, depression, eccentricity, dreams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   44%
 
 6.7
 173K
Project X
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three high school seniors throw a party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
Style: humorous, not serious, sexual, realistic, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teenager, sex, marijuana, adolescence, geek, beer, buddies, drugs/alcohol, party, drinking, weed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   51%
 
 6.6
 5K
Chuck & Buck
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buck is a man-child who has lived his existence in a life of kindergarten collages and lollipops. Buck remembers his old childhood friend Chuck, with whom he feels a need to reconnect with after having invited him to his mother's funeral. Buck ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, semi serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, gay, friendship, sexuality, mentally unstable, stalking, loneliness, unlikely friendships, relationships, workplace, homosexuality, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   55%
 
 6.2
 44K
Orange County
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, semi serious, feel good, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, high school, coming of age, chase, dysfunctional family, drinking, road trip, parents and children, writing, drugs, teenage life, writers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, southern california, mexico, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
 7.0
 16K
Roger Dodger
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex.
Style: talky, cynical, clever, realistic, biting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sex, virginity, adolescence, drinking, womanizer, relationships, women, dialogue, sexuality, battle of the sexes, urban, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, ohio, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   44%
 
 6.7
 6K
Angus
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, school, coming of age, teenager, vengeance, bullying, teenagers, courage, adolescence, parents and children, coming-of-age ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   39%
 
 5.9
 13K
Holy Smoke
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While on a journey of discovery in exotic India, beautiful young Ruth Barron falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru. Her desperate parents then hire PJ Waters, a macho cult de-programmer who confronts Ruth in a remote desert ...
Style: sexual, psychological, semi serious, clever, erotic ...
Plot: sex, adultery, cult, battle of the sexes, guru, strong sexual content, nudity (topless - notable), pornography, self discovery, dysfunctional family, sexual relations, brainwashing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, india, asia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
 7.3
 73K
Heathers
Genre: Comedy
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, cynical, biting, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, suicide, cult, friendship, teenager, murder, coming of age, high school life, diary, adolescence, teenagers, cheerleading ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
 6.8
 42K
Saved!
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: clever, realistic, semi serious, humorous, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, christianity, gay, pregnancy, virginity, friendship, coming of age, jewish, christian, religion, teenager, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
 6.3
 71K
Young Adult
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.
Style: dark humor, talky, cynical, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, high school, drinking, mental illness, depression, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood, midlife crisis, friendship, writers, thirtysomething life, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, new jersey, california, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   35%
 
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