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, serious, touching, realistic, romantic, talky, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, feminism, rise to the top, fashion designer, gender, ambition, relationship vs career, designer, social climbing, loss of loved one, lifestyle, feminist, rags to riches, eccentricity, high society, death of loved one, black dress, fashion model, hat, emancipation, dressmaker, mentor, women, love story, creativity ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1890s, 1950s ...
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 storytelling, mentor, runaway, death, destiny, catastrophe and life philosophy 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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, fashion designer, gays and lesbians, couple relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, couples, gender, gay, drug abuse, fashion show ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, 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: touching, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: fashion, family business, rise and fall, rise to the top, ambition, siblings relations, addiction, drug abuse, unfulfillment, family relations, life is a bitch, workplace ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st 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, uplifting, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, single parent, down on your luck, rise to the top, against the odds, hopes, life, success, ambition, parents and children, family problems ...
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: serious, realistic
Plot: fashion, relationship vs career, orphan, tragic love, couples, rise to the top, romance, celebrity culture, ambition, artists and showbiz, feminism, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s, turn of the century, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, sentimental, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, rabbit, artist, painting, first love, fall in love, writer's life, forbidden love, friends, love and romance, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, turn of the 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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: fashion, fashion designer, gay, rise to the top, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, ambition, artists and showbiz, male prostitute, gays and lesbians, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1963 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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, serious ...
Plot: feminism, fighting the system, rebelliousness, rebellion, women, working class, gender, politics, discrimination, prejudice, adoption, courage ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, israel, ireland ...
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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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: politics, leadership, female politician, prime minister, political leader, golden years, alzheimer's disease, feminism, husband wife relationship, stubbornness, multiple time frames, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: england, argentina, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 88K
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, sincere ...
Plot: rise to the top, prodigy, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, entrepreneur, business, apple computer, perfectionist, blind ambition, ipod, fame ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, romantic, inspirational, sweet, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, college, dedicated educator, gender, society, fighting the system, college life, friendship, friendship between women, stereotypes, women ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, manhattan new york city, campus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: emotional, sexy, touching, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love affair, infidelity, love triangle, high society, aristocracy, love and romance, mistress, family problems, marriage, adultery, destiny, duke ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s, 19th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 135K
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, clever, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, apple computer, rise to the top, ambition, dialogue driven, technology, computers and web, friendship, father daughter relationship, fired from the job, inventions and discoveries, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, stylized, sentimental, serious, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, ballet, music, musician's life, blind ambition, follow your dream, romance, love affair, relationship vs career, ambition, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Factory Girl (2006)
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, witty, gloomy ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
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Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: serious, stylized, realistic, sentimental, factual ...
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Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1937, 1920s
Place: usa, wales, ireland, indiana, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, overdose, basketball, graffiti, sex, drug addiction, heroin, painting, creativity, urban, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 15K
Genius (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: intellectual, melancholic, talky, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: novelist, genius, writers, book, eccentricity, creativity, unlikely friendships, destiny, obsession, mentor, writer's life, life philosophy ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 11K
Desert Flower (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: supermodel, feminism, fashion, fighting the system, life is a bitch, un, rising to stardom, wilderness, human spirit, idealism, introspection, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: somalia, africa, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: french, human spirit, mute or deaf, disability, paralysis, life turned upside down, writing, patient, rehabilitation, coma, nurse, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, arc de triomphe paris, nepal, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
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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: emotional, sexual, talky, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: painter, soldier, conscientious objector, romance, friendship, unlikely couple, polyamory, writer's life, couple relations, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 20s ...
Place: england, europe, wales, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 1K
Enid (2009)
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, writer's life, rise to the top, relationship vs career, ambition, artists and showbiz, family problems, blind ambition, couple relations, lifestyle, couples, british ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, emotional, clever, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, fish out of water, workplace intrigue, relationship vs career, boss and employee, journalism, journalist, workplace situations, city life, women, media satire, new job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, based on true events, realistic, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: computers and web, rise to the top, ambition, programmer, inventions and discoveries, social relations, ego clash, computer genius, creator, college, social network, facebook ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: usa, california, harvard university, massachusetts, new york
⇓ 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, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: movie star, filmmaking, showgirl, actor's life, celebrity, historical figure, artists and showbiz, showbiz, ambition, cultural icon, crumbling relationship, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 6K
Farinelli (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Farinelli is a 1994 biopic film about the life and career of Italian opera singer Farinelli, considered one of the greatest castrato singers of all time.
Style: realistic, touching, factual, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: opera, music, opera singer, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, life philosophy, destiny, artist, culture clash, art, nudity (full frontal - brief), eunuch ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, italy, spain, london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, captivating, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: french, singer, musician's life, national anthem, performer, song, blindness, music, childhood, cabaret, manager, poverty ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: france, europe, normandy, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.6
 49K
Chaplin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: With the use of flashback, an elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, who urges him to be more vulnerable and emotionally honest with his memoirs while journeying through his poverty-stricken childhood, closest ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, factual ...
Plot: rising to stardom, actor's life, actor, exile, silent film, childhood, hollywood, politics, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, dual role ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 1800s, 1930s ...
Place: london, switzerland, england, california
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: bohemian, love triangle, writer's life, romance, strong sexual content, couple relations, lesbian interest, polyamory, gay, urban, sexual relations, fondling ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, erotic, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: drug abuse, fashion, addiction, lesbian, mental illness, strong sexual content, nightlife, aids, model, lifestyle, rehabilitation, heroin ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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