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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, sexy, factual, inspirational, atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic, romantic, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fashion, high society, fashion designer, rise to the top, dressmaker, designer, rags to riches, feminism, feminist, social climbing, creativity, fashion model, gender, ambition, lifestyle, loss of loved one, relationship vs career, death of loved one, emancipation, eccentricity, mentor, women, love story, destiny, life philosophy ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1890s, 50s, 18th century ...
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 runaway, storytelling, ambition, life philosophy, mentor, catastrophe and destiny 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), Chanel Solitaire (1981), The Devil Wears Prada (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, realistic, touching, inspirational, disturbing
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, tragic love, relationship vs career, designer, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, feminism, fashion designer, orphan, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: france, paris france
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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: captivating, melancholic, enigmatic, sentimental, factual ...
Plot: fashion, fashion designer, gay, rise to the top, ambition, couple relations, gays and lesbians, character study, fashion show, couples, gender, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1957 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, 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: realistic, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: fashion, family business, fashion industry, fashion designer, ambition, rise to the top, workplace, rise and fall, family relations, life is a bitch, addiction, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa
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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: emotional, uplifting, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, life, rags to riches, rise to the top, life philosophy, hopes, success, life is a bitch, salesman, against the odds, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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Chanel Solitaire (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story about the life and loves of an amazing woman-Coco Chanel- who rose from the bottom with no family or financial support and became one of the most legendary of all our creative icons.
Style: inspirational, factual, touching, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: businesswoman, dressmaker, historical figure, fashion designer, fashion show, mistress, illegitimate child, fashion, life philosophy, social climbing, relationship vs career, creativity ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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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: realistic, sentimental, touching, intense, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, ballet, art, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, love affair, couples, life turned upside down, refugee, blind ambition, music ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, california
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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, romantic, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fashion, career woman, strong female character, city life, women, boss and employee, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, employer employee relationship, journalism, ambitious woman, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, paris france, usa, miami, manhattan new york city ...
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100%
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in ...
Style: sentimental, touching, intellectual, romantic, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, femininity, dedicated educator, college, art, art school, art history, gender, irreverence, society, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, manhattan new york city, philadelphia ...
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Modigliani (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: painter, prodigy, life is a bitch, couple relations, tragic hero, tragic love, addiction, painting, romance, couples, uninhibited rivalry, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, year 1919
Place: france, paris france, europe, south of france
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The Model (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When emerging fashion model Emma gets a chance to pursue her dream of becoming an international top model, she leaves her everyday life in Denmark behind, and moves to Paris. At a photo shoot in her new hometown, she meets the attractive ...
Style: melancholic, talky, captivating, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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Time: 2010s
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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: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic, homoerotic
Plot: fashion, gay, rise to the top, fashion designer, ambition, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), scandal, sewing, artists and showbiz, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1973 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, factual, romantic, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Style: sincere, captivating, touching, thought provoking, emotional ...
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Style: sexy, serious, realistic, melancholic, sexual ...
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Style: touching, gloomy, atmospheric, disturbing, biting ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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Style: dramatic, sexy, emotional, romantic, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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Duration: 117 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, factual ...
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Style: sexy, sexual, emotional, touching, talky ...
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The Children of the Century (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: sexy, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, emotional ...
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24%
The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: clever, intellectual, realistic, serious, talky ...
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Suffragette (2015)
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Style: captivating, factual, inspirational, bleak, visually appealing ...
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