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Coco Before Chanel (2009)
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Coco Before Chanel (2009)
Original name: Coco avant Chanel
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 2009 biopic about the early life of Coco Chanel. Several years after leaving the orphanage, to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar both. She's both a seamstress for the performers and a singer, earning the nickname Coco from the song she sings nightly with her sister. A liaison with Baron Balsan gives her an entree into French society and a chance to develop her gift for designing.
Style: stylized, factual, sexy, inspirational, touching, serious, realistic, romantic, talky, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, feminism, rise to the top, fashion designer, gender, designer, ambition, loss of loved one, lifestyle, social climbing, relationship vs career, horse, feminist, high society, death of loved one, black dress, fashion model, hat, emancipation, dressmaker, rags to riches, eccentricity, mentor, women, love story ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1890s, 1950s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, england, new jersey, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and touching films with plots about mentor, storytelling, death, destiny, runaway, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Coco Before Chanel: Yves Saint Laurent (2014), House of Versace (2013), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Miss Potter (2006), Saint Laurent (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, fashion designer, couple relations, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, couples, gender, ambition, drug abuse, gay, cocaine ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, morocco, paris france, tokyo
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House of Versace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball’s widely-read book "House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival", the movie brings to light the story of Donatella, who, following the brazen murder of her ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: fashion, family business, rise to the top, rise and fall, drug abuse, workplace, siblings relations, family relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, addiction, ambition ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: sentimental, emotional, uplifting, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, against the odds, rise to the top, down on your luck, single parent, success, hopes, ambition, life, parents and children, financial problem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
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Coco Chanel (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Italian-French-British TV film targeting the US audience, about the fashion icon Coco Chanel. The film begins with the fashion goddess (deftly played by Shirley MacLaine) in her twilight years, steeped in wealth and fame, still issuing game-changing ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: fashion, orphan, relationship vs career, couples, tragic love, celebrity culture, romance, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, designer, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 1890s, turn of the century, 19th century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
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Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, artist, first love, painting, rabbit, society, artists and showbiz, love and romance, family relations, siblings relations, writer's life, unsupportive parent ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 1967-1976. As one of history's greatest fashion designers entered a decade of freedom, neither came out of it in one piece.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: fashion, fashion designer, gay, couples, strong sexual content, gender, ambition, rise to the top, couple relations, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969 ...
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.
Style: touching, thought provoking, factual, talky, realistic ...
Plot: politics, leadership, prime minister, political leader, female politician, golden years, feminism, alzheimer's disease, stubbornness, multiple time frames, husband wife relationship, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 90s, contemporary, 70s ...
Place: england, argentina, london, europe
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Suffragette (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.
Style: captivating, factual, inspirational, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: feminism, fighting the system, rebellion, rebelliousness, working class, women, gender, discrimination, politics, adoption, prejudice, idealism ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, israel, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, factual, melancholic, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, fame, photographer, actor's life, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1971, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, arc de triomphe paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
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Jobs (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, factual, inspirational, captivating ...
Plot: rise to the top, prodigy, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, entrepreneur, business, programmer, ambition, apple computer, perfectionist, blind ambition ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 90s, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Japan, Switzerland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fashion, ballet, music, ambition, couple relations, life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, love and romance, follow your dream, blind ambition, romance, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 11K
Desert Flower (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: thought provoking, captivating, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: feminism, un, supermodel, fashion, life is a bitch, fighting the system, society, introspection, deportation, ambition, hopes, rising to stardom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: somalia, africa, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 72K
The Duchess (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Style: emotional, sexy, dramatic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA, UK, India
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Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, emotional, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Steve Jobs (2015)
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Style: serious, factual, clever, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, apple computer, ambition, rise to the top, dialogue driven, computers and web, technology, friendship, father daughter relationship, inventions and discoveries, fired from the job, computer ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Duration: 82 min.
Story: Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Style: sentimental, romantic, inspirational, sweet, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, college, gender, society, dedicated educator, college life, fighting the system, friendship, friendship between women, stereotypes, graduation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Country: UK, France
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Style: sexual, emotional, touching, talky, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1900s, 19th century ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
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Amelia (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, stylized, factual ...
Plot: airplane, ambition, flying, lifestyle, self fulfillment, adventurer, rise to the top, follow your dream, escapades, danger, female pilot, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s, year 1937
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, pacific ocean, chicago illinois, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 18K
Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: stylized, captivating, rough, sexy, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: intellectual, melancholic, talky, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: french, paralysis, mute or deaf, human spirit, disability, nurse, coma, writing, patient, life turned upside down, rehabilitation, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 77K
La Vie en Rose (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, writer-director Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose stars Marion Cotillard in a blazing performance as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf. From the mean streets of the ...
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, realistic, biting ...
Plot: french, singer, musician's life, childhood, loss of loved one, manager, death, cabaret, accident, poverty, national anthem, song ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Devil Wears Prada is about a young journalist who moves to New York to work in the fashion industry. Her boss however is extremely demanding and cruel and won’t let her succeed if she doesn’t fit into the high class elegant look of their ...
Style: witty, realistic, clever, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, fish out of water, workplace intrigue, journalist, relationship vs career, boss and employee, journalism, workplace situations, city life, new job, media satire, women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 6K
Farinelli (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, UK
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, factual, emotional, disturbing ...
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Time: 18th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 11K
Henry & June (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: love triangle, bohemian, writer's life, romance, urban, lifestyle, womanizer, love affair, couples, strong sexual content, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to ...
Style: sentimental, factual, melancholic, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, movie star, showgirl, actor's life, celebrity, nervous breakdown, drinking problem, ambition, cultural icon, crumbling relationship, artists and showbiz, fame ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: clever, realistic, based on true events, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: computers and web, ambition, rise to the top, programmer, computer genius, social relations, inventions and discoveries, creator, ego clash, hacker, betrayal, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: usa, california, harvard university, massachusetts, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 37K
Gia (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gia Carangi travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, ...
Style: psychological, rough, sexual, melancholic, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, fashion, addiction, lesbian, mental illness, aids, heroin, strong sexual content, model, nightlife, lifestyle, rehabilitation ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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