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, factual, melancholic, romantic, serious, captivating, realistic, based on memoir, sexy, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, movie star, showgirl, actor's life, celebrity, ambition, artists and showbiz, crumbling relationship, nervous breakdown, cultural icon, drinking problem, fame, showbiz, hot and sexy, star, historical figure, impossible love, self doubt, loneliness, escape from reality, actress, depression, love story, friendship, hollywood ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, california, london

Most similar movies to My Week with Marilyn

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and melancholic films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, showbiz, drinking, mentor, filmmaking and runaway mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like My Week with Marilyn: RKO 281 (1999), Ed Wood (1994), Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996), The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980), Life (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, bankruptcy, director, obsession, movie business, media, rise and fall, lifestyle, showbiz, society, ego clash, power of media ...
Time: 1940s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey, california
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95%
 7.9
 156K
Ed Wood (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.
Style: gothic, humorous, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor, friendship, hollywood, showbiz, misfit, transvestism, actress, filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, life is a bitch, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her sex star pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.
Style: serious, touching, gloomy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, party, sex, photo shoot, filmmaking, starlet, rise and fall, desire for fame, rising to stardom, destructive relationship, celebrity culture ...
Time: 60s, 40s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: witty, talky, clever, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: filmmaking, prohibition, alcohol, addiction, friendship, hotel, drug abuse, infidelity, couples, downfall, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The gaudy rise and dizzy fall of the last great Hollywood blonde bombshell: Jayne Mansfield.
Style: uplifting, captivating, gloomy, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: publicity, rich and poor, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, ambition, power relations, desire for fame, love and romance, celebrity culture, feminism, rise and fall, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.1
 6K
Life (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1955, young photographer Dennis Stock develops a close bond with actor James Dean while shooting pictures of the rising Hollywood star.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: magazine, artists and showbiz, friendship, actor's life, showbiz, friends, celebrity culture, celebrity, buddy, female nudity, photographer, photo shoot ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.4
 20K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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, factual, melancholic, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, fame, photographer, actor's life, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, arc de triomphe paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: realistic, feel good, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: hollywood, nun, showbiz, artists and showbiz, performer's life, ambition, actor's life, lifestyle, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, human spirit, ballet ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, new york, europe, holland, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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James Dean (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The man behind the legend and a knowing look at the 1950's Hollywood are revealed in this dynamic bioepic of the meteoric star whose troubled life echoed his gut-grabbing performances in East of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause and Giant.
Style: serious, clever, realistic, sentimental
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor, desire for fame, addiction, lifestyle, rise and fall, alcohol abuse, actor's life, tragic hero, prodigy, bohemian life ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: usa, indiana, santa monica california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.4
 6K
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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, factual ...
Plot: hollywood, mental illness, rich and poor, mother daughter relationship, showbiz, actor's life, female protagonist, rise to the top, life is a bitch, family relations, wrongful imprisonment, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.0
 286
Grace Kelly (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The fairy tale story of the actress who became a princess is told in this biography that traces her rise from Philadelphia socialite to Hollywood movie star.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, social differences, actor's life, media, couples, love and romance, rise to the top, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, cinderella story, showbiz, dream girl ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century
Place: europe, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
 5K
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rise and fall, murder, fame, obsession, playboy, family problems, couples, showbiz, crumbling marriage, couple relations, unfulfillment, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 80s
Place: vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.3
 23K
Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: witty, cynical, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, showbiz, spectacle, writing, greed, loneliness, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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, ambition, rise to the top, dialogue driven, computers and web, technology, friendship, father daughter relationship, inventions and discoveries, fired from the job, computer ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
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Auto Focus (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: sex addict, infidelity, friendship, hollywood, filmmaking, rise and fall, tv show, tv star, video camera, adultery, orgy, obsession ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 16K
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, intellectual, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: aging, love, alzheimer's disease, understanding, writer's life, couple relations, love of one's life, virginity, lesbian, life & death, character study, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: showbiz, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, music band, artists and showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, ambition, musician's life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Gable and Lombard (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A biography about the love affair between 1930s Hollywood superstars Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.
Style: realistic, stylized, semi serious, sexual
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, tragic love, filmmaking, actress, actor, love, scavenger hunt, terminal illness, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 50s, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 1K
Valentino (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide...
Style: stylized, serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, movie star, ambition, human spirit, prison, gays and lesbians, showbiz, rise and fall, actor's life, celebrity culture, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, year 1919, 1910s
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Cadillac Records (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: singer, musician, musician's life, music, showbiz, success, fame, artists and showbiz, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: touching, witty, psychological, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, homosexuality, homosexual, maid, dying, suicide, gardener, seduction, gay, challenge, human nature, gender ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.9
 18K
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, rough, sexy, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, basketball, overdose, heroin, painting, graffiti, sex, drug addiction, self discovery, rise and fall, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
W.C. Fields and Me (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Film biography of actor-comedian W.C. Fields, concentrating on his years in Hollywood and his relationship with aspiring actress Caroltta Monti.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, relationship vs career, ambition, actor's life, alcohol abuse, couples, father son reunion, silent film, chorus girl, dressing room ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: showbiz, love affair, couples, hollywood, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, couple relations, love and romance, lifestyle, actor's life, love, alcoholic drink ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 3K
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: realistic, tense, cynical, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, addiction, showbiz, rise and fall, unfulfillment, couple relations, artists and showbiz, crimes, life is a bitch, siblings relations, filmmaking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.4
 5K
Baadasssss! (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Director Mario Van Peebles chronicles the complicated production of his father Melvin's classic 1971 film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." Playing his father in the film, Van Peebles offers an unapologetic account of ...
Style: realistic, witty, serious, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: filmmaking, racism, underdog, society, rejection, showbiz, rebellion, hollywood, fighting the system, interracial relations, family relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.6
 13K
Lenny (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public.
Style: bleak, clever, psychological, sincere, witty ...
Plot: stripper, rise and fall, civil rights, judaism, kiss, comedian, jewish, against the rules, drug abuse, fighting the system, addiction, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: sexual, stylized, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pornography, bdsm, sexual abuse, model, domestic violence, friendship, innocence lost, rise and fall, showbiz, bondage, fetishism, friends ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 30s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, tennessee, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 6K
The Girl (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa, USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Director Alfred Hitchcock is revered as one of the greatest creative minds in the history of cinema. Known for his psychological thrillers, Hitchcock’s leading ladies were cool, beautiful and preferably blonde. One such actress was Tippi Hedren, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, stylized, serious
Plot: sexual harassment, actor's life, obsession, filmmaking, prodigy, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, hollywood, hair dye, abuse, model, blonde ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.3
 260
Flynn (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A biographical movie on the film star Errol Flynn's early life before Hollywood fame.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, heroes, folk hero, school, prodigy, theater, prostitute, ambition, murder ...
Time: 40s, 30s
Place: australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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