Movies like Pretty Persuasion 2005

A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.

If you already watched and love Pretty Persuasion, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Pretty Persuasion.

1 The Dangerous Lives Of Altar Boys 2002

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.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Peter Care

Writers:

Chris Fuhrman (book), Jeff Stockwell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7

2 The Virgin Suicides 1999

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Sofia Coppola

Writers:

Jeffrey Eugenides (novel), Sofia Coppola

Country:

United States of America
7.2

3 Thumbsucker 2005

Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Mike Mills

Writers:

Walter Kirn (novel), Mike Mills

Country:

United States of America
6.6

4 Ghost World 2001

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' friendship.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Terry Zwigoff

Writers:

Daniel Clowes (comic book), Daniel Clowes | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

5 Running With Scissors 2006

Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Director:

Ryan Murphy

Writers:

Ryan Murphy (screenplay), Augusten Burroughs (book)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

6 White Oleander 2002

A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Peter Kosminsky

Writers:

Janet Fitch (novel), Mary Agnes Donoghue (screenplay)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.1

7 Prozac Nation 2001

Elizabeth is on the verge of losing her grip on life after she leaves her emotionally fraught home to start college. Quickly, her life takes a turn for the worse: She clashes with her roommate and decides her boyfriend, Rafe, is her sole salvation. Her psychiatrist prescribes Prozac … but is that her only choice?

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Erik Skjoldbjærg

Writers:

Elizabeth Wurtzel (based on the book by), Galt Niederhoffer (adaptation) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.3

8 The Tracey Fragments 2007

Tracey Berkowitz, 15, a self-described normal girl, loses her 9-year old brother, Sonny. In flashbacks and fragments, we meet her overbearing parents and the sweet, clueless Sonny. We watch Tracey navigate high school, friendless, picked on and teased. She develops a thing for Billy Zero, a new student, imagining he's her boyfriend. We see the day she loses Sonny and we watch her try to find him.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Bruce McDonald

Writers:

Maureen Medved, Maureen Medved (novel)

Country:

Canada
6.2

9 Foxfire 1996

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.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Thriller

Writers:

Joyce Carol Oates (novel), Elizabeth White (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

10 Drop Dead Gorgeous 1999

In a small Minnesota town, the annual beauty pageant is being covered by a TV crew. Former winner Gladys Leeman wants to make sure her daughter follows in her footsteps; explosions, falling lights, and trailer fires prove that. As the Leemans are the richest family in town, the police are pretty relaxed about it all. Despite everything, main rival (but sweet) Amber Atkins won't give up without a fight.

Genre:

Comedy

Writer:

Lona Williams

Country:

United States of America
6.6

11 Jawbreaker 1999

Three 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 leader of the pack will do anything to keep the accident a secret.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Darren Stein

Writer:

Darren Stein

Country:

United States of America
5.7

12 But I'm A Cheerleader 1999

Megan is an all-American girl. A cheerleader. She has a boyfriend. But Megan doesn't like kissing her boyfriend very much. And she's pretty touchy with her cheerleader friends. Her conservative parents worry that she must be a lesbian and send her off to "sexual redirection" school, where she must, with other lesbians and gays learn how to be straight.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Jamie Babbit

Writers:

Brian Peterson (screenplay) (as Brian Wayne Peterson), Jamie Babbit (story)

Country:

United States of America
6.6

13 Party Monster 2003

The New York club scene of the 80s and 90s was a world like no other. Into this candy-colored, mirror ball playground stepped Michael Alig, a wannabe from nowhere special. Under the watchful eye of veteran club kid James St. James, Alig quickly rose to the top... and there was no place to go but down.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Crime

Countries:

Netherlands, United States of America
6.3

14 The Doom Generation 1995

Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Director:

Gregg Araki

Writer:

Gregg Araki

Countries:

France, United States of America
6.1

15 Saved! 2004

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 have formed a girl group called the Christian Jewels. Everything seems perfect—until Mary’s "perfect Christian boyfriend" Dean tells her, as they’re swimming underwater, that he thinks he's gay.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Brian Dannelly

Country:

United States of America
6.7

16 Thirteen 2003

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 Tracy's new world and attitude finally takes a toll on her, her family, and old friends.

Genre:

Drama

Country:

United States of America
6.8

17 Riding In Cars With Boys 2001

A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Penny Marshall

Writers:

Beverly D'Onofrio (book), Morgan Ward (screenplay) (as Morgan Upton Ward)

Country:

United States of America
6.5

18 Girl, Interrupted 1999

Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

James Mangold

Writers:

Susanna Kaysen (book), James Mangold (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.3

19 How To Deal 2003

Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her crazed sister is planning a wedding but has second thoughts and her best friend has fallen madly in love for the first time leaving Halley to feel even more alone.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Romance

Director:

Clare Kilner

Writers:

Sarah Dessen (novels), Neena Beber (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
5.6

20 Factory Girl 2006

In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a charismatic musician, who pushes her to seek independence from the artist and the milieu.

Genres:

Drama, History

Writers:

Captain Mauzner (screenplay), Simon Monjack (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

21 The Babysitters 2007

Seventeen-year-old Shirley is a good student who works as a babysitter in order to make money for college. One night Michael, a father Shirley works for, confesses he's unhappy with married life. Shirley has a crush on Michael, and seizes this moment to kiss him. Michael is so happy he presents Shirley with a big tip, which gives her an idea. Shirley plans to make extra money by setting up her teenage friends with other unhappy fathers.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

David Ross

Writer:

David Ross

Country:

United States of America
5.6

22 The Go-Getter 2007

When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Martin Hynes

Writer:

Martin Hynes

Country:

United States of America
6.6

23 Crazy/beautiful 2001

At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighborhood.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

John Stockwell

Country:

United States of America
6.5

24 Dakota Skye 2008

For as long as she could remember, Dakota Skye has been cursed with a super power. She has the ability to see the truth in any lie she hears. From small, harmless white lies, to the more devious kind, they have come from the people that she should trust the most; her family, friends and teachers. These lies have snowballed, leading to her becoming bitter and apathetic towards the world around her.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

John Humber

Writer:

Chad J. Shonk

Country:

United States of America
6.6