Movies like Coco Chanel

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Coco Chanel (2008)
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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 designs and collections. From here the biopic looks backwards to the woman's upbringing in an orphanage, and traces her path to ubiquity as it winds through poverty, wars, doomed romances, and rather glamorous betrayals.
Style: based on true events, serious, realistic, inspirational, touching, disturbing
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fashion, tragic love, relationship vs career, designer, lifestyle, rise to the top, ambition, follow your dream, feminism, fashion designer, orphan, eccentricity, couples, rags to riches, romance, artists and showbiz, wartime life, strong female presence, celebrity culture, love and romance, female protagonist
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: paris france, france

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Most similar movies to Coco Chanel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about ambition, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, couples, fashion and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Coco Chanel: Yves Saint Laurent (2014), Modigliani (2004), House of Versace (2013), Saint Laurent (2014), The House of Eliott (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Coco Before Chanel (2009)
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 ...
Style: stylized, factual, sexy, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, high society, designer, fashion designer, dressmaker, feminism, rags to riches, social climbing, feminist, creativity, fashion model ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, england, new jersey ...
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100%
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, gay, rise to the top, fashion designer, ambition, couple relations, gays and lesbians, character study, fashion show, couples, gender, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Modigliani (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, painter, life is a bitch, addiction, painting, tragic love, tragic hero, couple relations, romance, uninhibited rivalry, couples, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ 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, family relations, siblings relations, addiction, life is a bitch, fashion designer ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, ambition, couple relations, fashion designer, nudity (full frontal - brief), scandal, interview, male prostitute, sewing, gender ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1972 ...
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The House of Eliott (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The House of Eliott is a British television series produced and broadcast by the BBC in three series between 1991 and 1994. The series starred Stella Gonet and Louise Lombard as two sisters in 1920s London who establish a dressmaking business and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: fashion, workplace situations, family relations, society, workplace, fashion designer, lifestyle, photographer, ambition, rise to the top, notoriety, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, rise to the top, relationship vs career, nanny, family problems, couples, writer's life, lifestyle, couple relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, bad mother ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: england, europe
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37%
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 618
Paradise Found (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Paradise Found is a biography about the painter Paul Gauguin. Focusing on his personal conflict between citizen life and his family life and the art scene in Frane. In an incredible imagery montage Gauguin manages to make a successful living in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, scenic, contemplative
Plot: obsessive quest, lifestyle, ambition, prodigy, survival, obsession, love affair, tragic love, destiny, life is a bitch, love and romance, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: paris france, tahiti, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, stylized, talky, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: businesswoman, dressmaker, historical figure, fashion designer, fashion show, illegitimate child, mistress, fashion, relationship vs career, fashion model, social climbing, transformation ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.6
 54
Carnation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: Carnation is a Japanese television drama that aired in the Asadora slot on NHK from 3 October 2011 to 31 March 2012. It is the 85th Asadora. It is based on the life of the fashion designer Ayako Koshino in Kishiwada, Osaka. Ayako was the mother of ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, ambition, follow your dream, rise to the top, hopes, lifestyle, workplace, family relations, workplace situations, parents and children, strong female presence
Time: 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 797
My Nikifor (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: From his birth in 1895 through his death in 1968, the gifted Polish naïve artist Nikifor Krynicki (AKA Epifan Drowniak) lived his life and eked out a career cloaked in obscurity - a casualty of both his extreme speech impediment (his tongue was ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: prodigy, ambition, couples, family life, celebrity culture, tragic love, couple relations, love and romance, society, lifestyle, isolation, free spirit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart is a 2003 NBC TV movie starring Cybill Shepherd as Martha Stewart in which the life of Martha Stewart is outlined starting from her life in New Jersey to the scandal behind her arrest.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, biting, cynical ...
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, relationship vs career, rise and fall, boss and employee, workplace situations, lifestyle, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, tv show, media satire, obnoxious boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Burton and Taylor (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: couple relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, couples, celebrity culture, hollywood, love, love affair, showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance, alcoholic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring Australian actress Poppy Montgomery. The film, which was shot in B.C. Canada locations altered to look like British locations, details the journey of struggling single mother ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: multiple sclerosis, rising to stardom, writer's life, family relations, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, ambition, single parent, ends with biographical notes, school, mother daughter relationship, abusive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: model, fighting the system, life is a bitch, fashion, injustice, un, feminism, supermodel, human spirit, introspection, immigrants, deportation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997
Place: somalia, africa, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Good Vibrations (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of music legend Terri Hooley, a key figure in Belfast's punk rock scene. Hooley founded the Good Vibrations store from which a record label sprung, representing bands such as The Undertones, Rudi and The Outcasts.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: music band, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, music, musician's life, state affairs, rise and fall, passionate interest, couples, overnight success ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 918
Wild Blood (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of two renowned actors of Fascist cinema, Luisa Ferida and Osvaldo Valenti, who were supporters of the Salò Republic. Accused of collaboration and torture, they were shot by the Partisans after the country was liberated.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: world war two, fascism, career change, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, wartime life, ambition, actor's life, rising to stardom, downfall, unfulfillment, on the run ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Louis Cyr : The Strongest Man in the World (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Biopic of Louis Cyr, strongest man in the world at the end of the 19th Century.
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, performer's life, strong man, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, humble, strongman, human
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Bettie Page: Dark Angel (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bettie Page was America's number one pin-up girl in the 1950s and became a cult icon. This biopic tells the story of the last 3 years of her short-lived career, recreating the incriminating bondage films which gave her the nickname "Dark ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sexy, sexual
Plot: actor's life, rise and fall, desire for fame, lifestyle, fashion, showbiz, celebrity culture, friendship, workplace romance, life is a bitch, against the rules, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: tennessee, florida, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959 encompassing her early relationship and marriage to Oil Millionaire Denis Thatcher.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: ambition, politics, rise to the top, society, state affairs, feminism, campaign, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, satire ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Fashion (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: fashion, model, ambition, rivalry, drug abuse, abortion, rise to the top, lifestyle, follow your dream, desire for fame, friendship, downfall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.0
 2K
Whitney (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, music, fall in love, couple relations, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, addiction, celebrity culture, pop star, price of fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
Style: inspirational, serious, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: following a dream, sport, rise to the top, prodigy, soccer, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, youth, rags to riches, father son relationship ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans from Hepburn's early childhood to the 1950s which details her life as a Dutch ballerina, coming to grips with her parents' divorce, and enduring life in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II. She then settles in ...
Style: serious, feel good, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, world war two, actor's life, celebrity culture, performer's life, rising to stardom, haunted by the past, human spirit, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, new york, holland, europe, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Wolf at the Door (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This biographical film, based on the life of French artist Paul Gauguin, follows the painter as he returns to Paris after a long stay in Tahiti and must confront his wife, his children, and his former lover.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), painter, artist, prodigy, lifestyle, hopes, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, performer's life, love affair, artists and showbiz, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, europe, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biographic movie of the witty, overachieving, hot-tempered Rudy Giuliani, spanning from his rising days as a New York district attorney in the early 1980s to his marriage to part-time actress Donna Hanover, to his candidacy for mayor of New York ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, relationship vs career, rise to the top, ambition, leadership, couples, crumbling marriage, society, state affairs, city life, mayor, politician ...
Time: 20th century, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 267
High Society (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Class barriers threaten the budding romance of two young lovers striving to realize their artistic ambitions.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, emotional, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: rich man poor woman, art, fashion, art school, couples, love affair, romance, ambition, love and romance, relationship vs career, self discovery, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.7
 437
Sal (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James Franco's Sal chronicles the final hours of the life of actor Sal Mineo, one-time teen idol and star of the blockbuster films Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, lifestyle, ambition, introspection, friendship, artists and showbiz, hopes, celebrity, gay, murder, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Polanski Unauthorized (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unauthorized chronicle of the life of Roman Polanski.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: prodigy, ambition, lifestyle, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, celebrity culture, unfulfillment
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 471
Evel Knievel (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Legendary daredevil Robbie "Evel" Knievel (George Eads) is profiled in this action-packed biopic helmed by John Badham. Long before extreme sports became ubiquitous, the hard-living exhibitionist vaulted his motorcycle over steep canyons, ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, athlete's life, rise to the top, motorcycle race, desire for fame, rising to stardom, danger, hotshot hero, escapades, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, montana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%