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: serious, realistic, inspirational, touching, disturbing, based on true events
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, tragic love, designer, relationship vs career, lifestyle, ambition, fashion designer, follow your dream, eccentricity, feminism, couples, rags to riches, world war two, strong female lead, lifetime, orphan, romance, strong female presence, wartime life, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, female protagonist, love and romance
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s, turn of the century, 1900s
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, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, rise to the top, couples, unfulfillment and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Coco Chanel: Yves Saint Laurent (2014), Modigliani (2004), Chanel Solitaire (1981), House of Versace (2013), Saint Laurent (2014). 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: sexy, stylized, inspirational, factual, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: fashion, fashion designer, high society, rise to the top, rags to riches, designer, dressmaker, feminism, women, feminist, creativity, social climbing ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 50s, edwardian era, 20th century ...
Place: france, paris france, england, new jersey, london ...
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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: sentimental, melancholic, enigmatic, factual, captivating ...
Plot: fashion, gay, fashion designer, rise to the top, lgbt, fashion show, ambition, character study, couple relations, lgbtq, gays and lesbians, drug abuse ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1957 ...
Place: paris france, morocco, france, tokyo, europe
⇓ 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: realistic, touching, serious, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: painter, prodigy, artist, painting, life is a bitch, romance, art, couple relations, tragic hero, tragic love, addiction, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, year 1919
Place: france, paris france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, fashion, dressmaker, fashion designer, historical figure, fashion show, mistress, illegitimate child, creativity, designer, transformation, high society ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, feminist film
Plot: fashion, fashion industry, family business, fashion designer, fashion show, ambition, rise to the top, workplace, rise and fall, family relations, life is a bitch, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, stylized, serious, realistic, homoerotic ...
Plot: gay, fashion, fashion designer, male nudity, ambition, rise to the top, couple relations, lgbt, scandal, erotica, male prostitute, gay sex ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ 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, nanny, novelist, relationship vs career, rise to the top, couple relations, writer's life, couples, family problems, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, 1910s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 649
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: painter, obsessive quest, prodigy, lifestyle, survival, ambition, tragic hero, rise and fall, love and romance, life is a bitch, obsession, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: tahiti, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, hopes, workplace situations, family relations, workplace, parents and children, strong female presence
Time: 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 826
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: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: art, ambition, prodigy, love and romance, society, lifestyle, family life, couple relations, tragic love, celebrity culture, couples, isolation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, realistic, witty, suspense, biting ...
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, rise and fall, relationship vs career, tv show, celebrity culture, boss and employee, lifestyle, rising to stardom, workplace situations, obnoxious boss, media satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: multiple sclerosis, rising to stardom, writer's life, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, ambition, family relations, single parent, single mother, school, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 13K
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, touching, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: model, life is a bitch, supermodel, fighting the system, fashion, feminism, un, injustice, homelessness, interracial marriage, human spirit, introspection ...
Time: year 1997, contemporary, 21st century
Place: somalia, africa, europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 975
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: sexy, serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, career change, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, wartime life, life is a bitch, on the run, love and romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, downfall, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: realistic, captivating, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, politics, feminism, society, state affairs, campaign, head of state, election, british politics, strong female presence, british history ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: strong man, ambition, performer's life, rise to the top, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, humble, strongman, human
Time: 19th century
Place: quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: music band, ambition, lifestyle, punk, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, musician's life, state affairs, music, musician, civil war, punk rock ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, sexual, captivating, sexy
Plot: rise and fall, actor's life, desire for fame, lifestyle, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, workplace, against the rules, artists and showbiz, fashion, destructive relationship, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: florida, new york, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 6.9
 13K
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: fashion, model, ambition, rivalry, drug abuse, rise to the top, lifestyle, follow your dream, abortion, friendship, desire for fame, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, music, showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, addiction, fall in love, desire for fame, ambition, price of fame, pop star ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: uplifting, serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, world war two, showbiz, celebrity culture, performer's life, rising to stardom, filmmaking, human spirit, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, holland, europe, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: sport, following a dream, soccer, rise to the top, athlete's life, contests and competitions, prodigy, rags to riches, football, ambition, soccer match, rivalry ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: brazil, africa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: infidelity, politics, relationship vs career, leadership, ambition, rise to the top, state affairs, society, crumbling marriage, couples, city life, mayor ...
Time: september 11 2001, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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: sexy, touching, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: female nudity, artist, art history, painter, art, playwright, nudity (full frontal - brief), performer's life, homecoming, prodigy, society, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, europe, france, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.9
 287
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, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couples, love and romance, romance, ambition, love affair, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Forever Enthralled (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A biographical account of Mei Lanfang, China's greatest opera star.
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, realistic, epic
Plot: opera, tragic love, lifestyle, ambition, romance, society, performer's life, love and romance, couples, warning, unfulfillment, music ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.6
 482
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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching, sincere ...
Plot: gay, ambition, actor's life, lifestyle, introspection, hopes, artists and showbiz, friendship, murder, celebrity, lgbt, male homosexuality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: ambition, prodigy, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, lifestyle, celebrity culture, unfulfillment
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.3
 521
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: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle race, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, rise to the top, lifestyle, rising to stardom, desire for fame, hotshot hero, sport, escapades, biker ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 215 min.
Story: The Amazing Howard Hughes is a 1977 television movie about American aviation pioneer and filmmaker Howard Hughes, based on the book by Hughes' business partner Noah Dietrich. The film starred Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Flanders, and Tovah Feldshuh.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: aviation, hollywood, aviator, power relations, car chase, lifestyle, adventure, mentally unstable, adventurer, unfulfillment, prodigy, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%