Movies like Pretty Persuasion

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Pretty Persuasion (2005)
 6.5
 9K
Pretty Persuasion (2005)
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, biting, cynical, disturbing, witty, semi serious, humorous, surprise ending, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, false accusation, sexual harassment, rejection, teachers and students, dishonesty, lifestyle, manipulation, high school life, adolescence, teenager, revenge, strong sexual content, power relations, conspiracy, teacher, stereotypes, suicide, teenage life, manipulations, friendship, brutality, obsession, dysfunctional family, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, harsh and humorous films with plots about high school, youth, runaway, mentor, dialogue, school and pornography mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Pretty Persuasion: Mean Girls (2004), Election (1999), The Breakfast Club (1985), The Edge of Seventeen (2016), Men, Women & Children (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 297K
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: feel good, humorous, funny, light, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, fish out of water, popularity, teenager, rivalry, manipulation, stereotypes, betrayal, student, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, africa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 82K
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, biting, clever ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school, teacher, party, jealousy, infidelity, election, lesbian, politics, morality, divorce, graduation, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: nebraska, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
⇓ 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: talky, humorous, realistic, clever, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, rebelliousness, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, teachers and students, coming of age, high school life, misfit, friendship, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, sweet, witty, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: adolescence, teenager, teen angst, best friend, high school, loneliness, sibling relationship, coming of age, teacher, stereotypes, life & death, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, semi serious, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, youth, computers and web, teenage love, parents and children, overprotective parent, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Cruel Intentions 2 (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This takes place several years before Cruel Intentions, back to when Kathryn first meets Sebastian, their sexual attraction to each other and their enjoyment in destroying the lives of their peers.
Style: sexy, sexual, witty, humorous, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, mind game, school, infidelity, teenager, private school, manipulations, rise to the top, sexual relations, love and romance, teenage life, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, europe, usa, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, masturbation, poetry, lie, student, rejection, workplace, parents and children, workplace situations, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 326K
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, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenage life, teenage love, notoriety, adolescence, parents and children, friends, love and romance, high school life, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.7
 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: realistic, sentimental, psychological, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, masturbation, debate, dysfunctional family, suburban life, contests and competitions, social misfits, overcoming, family relations, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 9K
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: humorous, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, urination, underage drinking, small town, coming of age, youth, teenage life, high school life, misfit, freak, physical appearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: sexual, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, loss of virginity, first sex, abortion, teacher, surfing, gay slur, innocence lost, robbery, school dance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
 156K
Rushmore (1998)
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: witty, stylized, humorous, cynical, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, coming of age, friendship, teacher, high school, depression, divorce, student, misfit, jealousy, millionaire, wrestling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Drillbit Taylor (2008)
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, realistic, not serious, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, friendship, high school life, school bus, nerd, fight, bodyguard, friends, homeless, mercenary, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, campus, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 702
Girls Town (1996)
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, serious, sincere, disturbing, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, school, coming of age, vengeance, teenage love, juvenile delinquency, working class, college, feminism, society, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 45K
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, realistic, feel good, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school, college, coming of age, surfing, arson, surfer, chase, teachers and students, love and romance, siblings relations, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, yale university, southern california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 20K
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: realistic, offbeat, sentimental, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, youth, coming of age, debate, psychologist, addiction, lifestyle, suburbs, eccentric family, family life, teenage life, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 106K
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: sincere, humorous, realistic, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: age difference, coming of age, friendship, adolescence, teenage life, best friends, graduation, youth, social outcast, dysfunctional family, older man young girl relationship, geek ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, high school, coming of age, on the road, teenager, teenage life, family problems, female protagonist, teacher, reputation, virgin ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, suburbs, kidnapping, mayor, mistaken identity, psychiatrist, friendship, drug dealing, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, coming of age, loss of son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 1K
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: biting, realistic, humorous, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teacher, high school life, new year, society, teenage life, obsessive quest, urban ghetto, underdog, school, college, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 43K
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, clever, realistic, dark humor, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: christianity, pregnancy, high school, virginity, friendship, jewish, acceptance, hypocrisy, unwanted pregnancy, homosexual, gay, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: bleak, dark humor, realistic, cynical, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, suburbs, misfit, dysfunctional family, ballet, humiliation, little girl, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, teenage life, youth, anniversary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.
Style: realistic, touching, talky, harsh, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, friendship, youth, juvenile delinquency, high school life, friends, kids in trouble, lifestyle, teenage life, coming of age, teenager, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 8K
Foxfire (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, high school, feminism, coming out, teacher, youth, rebellion, prison, tattoo, hostage, teenage girl, lesbian ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Awkward teenager Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) has trouble fitting in at a new high school. Charlie needs some friends fast, and decides that the best way to find them is to appoint himself the resident psychiatrist. He becomes one of the most ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, cynical, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: psychiatrist, depression, coming out, girlfriend, teenage life, private school, bully, popularity, high school, adolescence, acceptance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, high school life, school, best friends, coming of age, couples, teenage life, parents and children, wooing, love and romance, high school, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 6K
Angus (1995)
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, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, prank, public humiliation, blow up doll, school, vengeance, lifestyle, teenage life, buddies, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Hot Times at Montclair High (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's a new year at Montclair High and it's about to become the most tumultuous time for this year's senior crop. At Montclair High School, three different students bond with one another through a variety of comic, dramatic and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, youth, drug dealing, teenage love, vengeance, coming of age, best friends, partners, buddies, obsession, high school life, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Girl Next Door (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Exceptionally ambitious high schooler Matthew has aspirations for a career in politics when he falls in love with his gorgeous 19-year-old neighbor, Danielle. But Matthew's bright future is jeopardized when he finds Danielle was once a porn ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, humorous, funny, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, first love, teenager, fall in love, youth, teenage love, pornography, lifestyle, romance, teenage life, girl next door, dream come true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, california, cambodia, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Little Darlings (1980)
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: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, friendship, self discovery, virgin, high school, teenage life, street kid, couples, social differences, innocence lost, high school life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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