Movies like My Week with Marilyn

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My Week with Marilyn (2011)
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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 see the blonde bombshell, while Olivier is struggling to meet her many demands and acting ineptness, and Colin is intrigued by her. Colin's intrigue is met when Marilyn invites him into her inner world where she struggles with her fame, her beauty and her desire to be a great actress.
Style: sentimental, romantic, melancholic, factual, sexy, light, clever, touching, enigmatic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: historical figure, love, hollywood, actress, actor's life, movie star, ambition, fame, cultural icon, women, depression, friendship, mental illness, manipulation, love story, impossible love, showbiz, nervous breakdown, artists and showbiz, showgirl, celebrity, actor, hot and sexy, catastrophe, doctors ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956, 1950s
Place: england, london, california, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, serious and interesting films with plots about mentor, runaway, storytelling, dialogue, life philosophy, adaptation and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like My Week with Marilyn: Factory Girl (2006), RKO 281 (1999), Lovelace (2013), 84 Charing Cross Road (1987), Star 80 (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: sexy, factual, melancholic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: art, artist, fashion, dysfunctional family, addiction, drugs, drug addiction, female nudity, mentor, rise and fall, life philosophy, destiny ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, new jersey, california, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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RKO 281 (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A film about the making of Citizen Kane. Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.
Style: talky, sexy, melancholic, light, depressing ...
Plot: screenwriter, movie business, filmmaking, obsession, hollywood, corruption, culture clash, death, journalism, life philosophy, wilderness, war ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, wisconsin
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60%
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Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, porn star, sex, porn industry, nudity (full frontal - brief), rape, prostitution, manipulation, sex toy, female nudity, rough sex ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, new jersey, florida, malibu california, new york ...
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84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a humorous script-reader in her New York apartment sees an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature for a bookstore in London that does mail order, she begins a very special correspondence and friendship with Frank Doel, the bookseller who works ...
Style: romantic, touching, sexy, sincere, affectionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: correspondence, friendship, death, bookstore, writers, marriage, post war, dentist, longing, pen pal, love, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, london, england, usa, europe
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Star 80 (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Paul Snider is a narcissistic, small time hustler who fancies himself a ladies man. His life changes when he meets Dorothy Stratten working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen.
Style: disturbing, stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: playboy, obsession, murder, crimes of passion, fame, rise and fall, movie business, nudity (full frontal - brief), couple relations, female nudity, nude model, true crime ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1978
Place: california, vancouver, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
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Frances (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Style: depressing, disturbing, emotional, compassionate, factual ...
Plot: mental illness, hollywood, rich and poor, actor's life, mother daughter relationship, insanity, women, family relations, showbiz, life is a bitch, rise to the top, mentally unstable woman ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 70s
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, compassionate, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: disability, genius, love, cambridge university, handicapped, prodigy, fall in love, against the odds, supportive spouse, husband wife relationship, physicist, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: oxford university, england, united kingdom
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48%
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.
Style: talky, clever, witty, sexy, melancholic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, female nudity, poetry, prohibition, hotel, friendship, addiction, women, nudity (full frontal - brief), writers, adaptation, multiple storylines ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, victorian era, 50s ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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48%
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Tom & Viv (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of the marriage of the poet TS Eliot to socialite Vivienne Haigh-Wood, which had to cope with her gynaeological and emotional problems and his growing fame.
Style: romantic, psychological, sexy, reflective, stylized ...
Plot: writers, art, marriage, love, insanity, poet, melancholy, love story, guilt, sexualized violence, redemption, creativity ...
Time: 1930s, victorian era, 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
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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: inspirational, realistic, factual, cerebral, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: entrepreneur, father daughter relationship, computer, prodigy, business, computers and web, friendship, internet, creativity, depression, loneliness, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1998 ...
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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47%
 7.1
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The Danish Girl (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks ...
Style: touching, emotional, romantic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, art, lgbtq, gay, couple relations, gays and lesbians, artist, portrait, painting, transvestite, secret ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: denmark, paris france, copenhagen, europe, london ...
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46%
 7.0
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Iris (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, sentimental, depressing ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, aging, writer's life, writers, love, mental illness, life & death, character study, women, terminal illness, loneliness, understanding ...
Time: 50s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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45%
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Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, depressing, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, depression, writers, mental illness, adultery, death, art, poet, writer's life, tragic love, artist, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, new york
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44%
Gods and Monsters (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images ...
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: homosexuality, friendship, homosexual, gay, depression, life & death, loneliness, adaptation, gardener, maid, haunted by the past, lgbtq ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Shadowlands (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: writers, romance, poet, fall in love, honest, college, death, writer's life, couple relations, terminal illness, melancholy, love story ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, sexy, factual, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: fashion, rags to riches, high society, rise to the top, women, dressmaker, fashion designer, feminist, designer, feminism, creativity, social climbing ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s, 50s, edwardian era, 1910s ...
Place: paris france, france, new jersey, england, london ...
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43%
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Mahanati (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Mahanati depicts the life and career of one of Telugu cinema's greatest and most iconic starlets, the first Indian female super star, Savitri.
Style: sentimental, factual, touching, captivating, nostalgic
Plot: tragedy, movie star, celebrity, rivalry, actor's life, ambition, sensuality, female objectification, career, couple relations, love story, historical figure ...
Place: india
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42%
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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: inspirational, serious, factual, realistic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: business, entrepreneur, creativity, prodigy, rise to the top, inventor, inventions and discoveries, computer, business venture, corporate america, programmer, workplace situations ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 21st century, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: california, new jersey, usa, india
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42%
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Julie & Julia (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Julia Child and Julie Powell – both of whom wrote memoirs – find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, touching, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, food, chef, self fulfillment, women, love, cookbook, couple relations, blogger, family, mentor ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: paris france, new york, france, manhattan new york city, usa ...
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42%
In Love and War (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After teenage ambulance driver Ernest Hemingway (Chris O'Donnell) takes shrapnel in the leg during World War I, he falls in love with Agnes von Kurowsky (Sandra Bullock), a beautiful older nurse at the hospital where he's sent to recover. ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, sexy, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: world war one, writers, war, romance, love, bittersweet, soldier, couple relations, doctors, wartime, brutality, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, europe, paris france, france
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41%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family relations, couple relations, human nature, siblings relations, teenager, women, life ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, california, europe, brighton
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41%
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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: political, touching, thought provoking, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: politics, prime minister, british history, leadership, female politician, women, british politics, british prime minister, life & death, political leader, aging, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, argentina
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41%
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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, stylized, emotional, sentimental, intense ...
Plot: business, entrepreneur, businesswoman, career woman, inventor, strong female lead, women, divorce, ambition, family relations, life philosophy, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, california, new york state, new york ...
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40%
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An Angel at My Table (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Janet Frame grows up in a poor family. She is different than the other kids. She is considered abnormal and locked away in a mental institution for eight years. Everything changes when she starts writing books.
Style: touching, psychological, sexy, thought provoking, spiritual ...
Plot: writers, mental illness, depression, mental institution, art, women, child abuse, female nudity, children, mentor, creativity, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand, london, paris france
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40%
The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into ...
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, melancholic, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, photographer, female nudity, fetish, fetishism, female protagonist, investigation, bdsm, model, sexuality, religion ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 70s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: nashville tennessee, usa, tennessee, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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40%
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the singer Tina Turner and how she rose to stardom with her abusive husband Ike Turner and how she gained the courage to break free.
Style: inspirational, sincere, intense, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: music, domestic violence, black woman, musician, rock and roll, african american woman, price of fame, women, childhood, starting over, musician's life, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1930s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Gypsy (1962)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
Style: sexy, visually appealing, feminist film, feel good, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: stripper, burlesque, dancing, mother daughter relationship, domineering mother, ambition, showbiz, theater, manipulation, revenge, powerful ending, teenager ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: stylized, factual, inspirational, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: artist, art, drug abuse, painter, graffiti, drug addiction, self destructing, society, rising to stardom, rise and fall, celebrity culture, human spirit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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39%
An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This special one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV ...
Style: enigmatic, sincere, captivating, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: doctor who, time travel, success, television, producer, director, fantasy world, twists and turns, british, cultural icon, artists and showbiz, tv show ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1964, year 1966 ...
Place: england, london
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38%
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Rated X (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later ...
Style: sexy, psychological, intense, tense, cynical ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, addiction, rags to riches, greed, lust, filmmaking, ambition, showbiz, rise and fall, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%