Movies like Coco Before Chanel

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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, atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic, romantic, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, high society, feminism, designer, rags to riches, fashion designer, dressmaker, gender, ambition, loss of loved one, lifestyle, social climbing, relationship vs career, feminist, fashion model, death of loved one, hat, emancipation, black dress, eccentricity, mentor, horse, women, love story ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1890s, 50s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, england, new jersey, london

Most similar movies to Coco Before Chanel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and touching films with plots about death, ambition, life philosophy, writers, storytelling, mentor 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), Saint Laurent (2014). 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: realistic, serious, inspirational, based on true events, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fashion, tragic love, relationship vs career, designer, rise to the top, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, feminism, fashion designer, orphan, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s
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, rise to the top, gay, fashion designer, couple relations, ambition, gays and lesbians, character study, fashion show, gender, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rise to the top, fashion industry, ambition, workplace, rise and fall, siblings relations, addiction, family relations, life is a bitch, fashion designer ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: uplifting, emotional, motivational, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, rags to riches, against the odds, hopes, life is a bitch, single parent, life, down on your luck, single father, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: factual, inspirational, talky, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: businesswoman, historical figure, fashion designer, dressmaker, fashion show, fashion, orphanage, mistress, illegitimate child, transformation, relationship vs career, fashion model ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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53%
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, realistic, serious, homoerotic
Plot: fashion, gay, fashion designer, ambition, rise to the top, couple relations, interview, nudity (full frontal - brief), sewing, scandal, male prostitute, gender ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe
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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: talky, captivating, melancholic, sexy, emotional
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: model, fashion, fashion photographer, love triangle, jealousy, love interest, fashion model, male nudity, rise to the top, rape, modeling, society ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
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 6.9
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: writer's life, rabbit, family relations, first love, snobbism, lifestyle, forbidden love, social differences, fall in love, success, unsupportive parent, society ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
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50%
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Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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, contemplative, factual, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france, london, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 21st century, 20th century ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Iron Lady (2011)
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, stylized ...
Plot: politics, leadership, female politician, prime minister, political leader, golden years, alzheimer's disease, feminism, stubbornness, multiple time frames, husband wife relationship, life & death ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, london, argentina, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Fashion (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Fashion begins in, where aspiring model Meghna Mathur (Priyanka Chopra) expresses her wish to go to Mumbai and pursue her dream of becoming a supermodel. Through her eyes we see that behind the glitz and glamour of the world of fashion not ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: fashion, model, ambition, rivalry, drug abuse, abortion, lifestyle, follow your dream, rise to the top, desire for fame, friendship, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Beautiful, funny, passionate, and calculating, Becky is the orphaned daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl. She yearns for a more glamorous life than her birthright promises and resolves to conquer English society by any ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, emotional, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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Duration: 120 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, captivating, thought provoking, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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La Vie en Rose (2007)
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Style: touching, atmospheric, gloomy, disturbing, based on true events ...
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
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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: sexy, realistic, serious, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: strong sexual content, love triangle, romance, unfaithful wife, couple relations, love affair, writer's life, sexual relations, couples, womanizer, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
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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: dramatic, emotional, sexy, stylized, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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Place: england, europe, london
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23%
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
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...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, rise to the top, relationship vs career, nanny, couples, ambition, couple relations, lifestyle, family problems, writer's life, artists and showbiz, bad mother ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 50s, 1910s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, touching, sentimental, artsy, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, ballet, love affair, music, follow your dream, ambition, romance, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, life turned upside down, refugees ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
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Joy (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs.
Style: inspirational, witty, stylized, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: businesswoman, family relations, ambition, inventor, parents and children, divorce, single parent, bankruptcy, drawing, party, sunglasses, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, dallas texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, sincere, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: french, human spirit, disability, paralysis, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, coma, writing, nurse, patient, tragic event, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, nepal, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
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Carrington (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, emotional, touching, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: conscientious objector, soldier, painter, romance, friendship, bittersweet, love and romance, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 1900s, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london, venice, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Two Sons of Francisco (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made all the efforts to make it happen.
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, touching, stylized ...
Plot: musician's life, rags to riches, obsession, success, death, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, society, parents and children, peasant, car accident ...
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 151K
Steve Jobs (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: serious, factual, talky, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: technology, prodigy, apple computer, rise to the top, ambition, inventions and discoveries, dialogue driven, friendship, computers and web, father daughter relationship, computer, fired from the job ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1998 ...
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
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Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, artist, rise and fall, society, rising to stardom, self destructing, overdose, ambition, celebrity culture, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, sincere, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: jazz, seduction, success, songwriter, musician's life, introspection, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, musician, love affair, imaginary character ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.8
 12K
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, stylized, realistic, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: airplane, ambition, flying, female pilot, self fulfillment, lifestyle, rise to the top, follow your dream, adventurer, danger, escapades, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1920s, year 1935 ...
Place: usa, hawaii, kansas, ireland, honolulu hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Children of the Century (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: True tale of the tumultuous love affair between two French literary icons of the 19th Century, novelist George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset. But their affair falls apart during an excursion to Venice, Italy where Musset is distracted by drugs and ...
Style: sexy, captivating, stylized, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, destructive relationship, feminism, forbidden love, infidelity, sexuality, sex, strong female presence, performer's life, writer's life ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: italy, venice, paris france, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 37K
Suffragette (2015)
Genre: 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: fighting the system, women, feminism, rebellion, rebelliousness, gender, politics, feminist, adoption, prejudice, working class, idealism ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, israel, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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