Movies like My Week with Marilyn

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My Week with Marilyn (2011)
 7.0
 78K
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: star, movie star, filmmaking, showgirl, actor's life, celebrity, historical figure, artists and showbiz, showbiz, ambition, escape from reality, cultural icon, crumbling relationship, nervous breakdown, drinking problem, fame, hot and sexy, loneliness, impossible love, self doubt, depression, love story, friendship, hollywood, mental illness ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
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 interesting films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, hollywood, filmmaking, showbiz, actress and actor's life mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like My Week with Marilyn: Hitchcock (2012), The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000), Valentino (1977), Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996), Chaplin (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.8
 67K
Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: showbiz, obsession, hollywood, filmmaking, director, jealousy, couple relations, movie business, wife husband relationship, artists and showbiz, marriage, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1959, 1950s ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, actress, showbiz, nun, actor's life, rising to stardom, human spirit, filmmaking, ambition, artists and showbiz, performer's life, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: europe, holland, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.2
 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: serious, offbeat, realistic, stylized
Plot: hollywood, movie star, filmmaking, romance, athlete's life, rise and fall, lover, historical figure, fame, rising to stardom, prison, human spirit ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s, year 1919
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: actor's life, sex, party, photo shoot, showbiz, tragic hero, celebrity, desire for fame, rise and fall, rising to stardom, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1940s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 7.6
 48K
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, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: actor, actor's life, rising to stardom, success, star, mccarthyism, showbiz, filmmaking, exile, communism, director, comedian ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1960s ...
Place: london, switzerland, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: magazine, actor's life, friendship, buddy, celebrity, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, friends, photographer, actor, smoking after sex ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.4
 5K
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: clever, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor's life, tragic hero, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, ambition, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, prodigy, desire for fame, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa, malibu california, santa monica california, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.1
 5K
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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, clever ...
Plot: director, filmmaking, obsession, movie business, bankruptcy, ego clash, fighting the system, media, society, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, showbiz ...
Time: 1940s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
 154K
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: offbeat, gothic, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: actor, transvestism, friendship, showbiz, celebrity, taxi, drug addict, morphine, handgun, theremin, filmmaking, hollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: desire for fame, feminism, rich and poor, ambition, artists and showbiz, actor's life, rise and fall, celebrity culture, love and romance, unfulfillment, power relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 281
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: captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, cinderella story, artists and showbiz, love and romance, actor's life, rise to the top, social differences, relationship vs career, media, couples, beauty, actress ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s
Place: europe, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, computers and web, rise to the top, ambition, dialogue driven, inventions and discoveries, technology, friendship, father daughter relationship, fired from the job, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ 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: serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor's life, artists and showbiz, alcohol abuse, relationship vs career, ambition, couples, great depression, dog, typewriter, reporter ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: prohibition, alcohol, filmmaking, hotel, writer's life, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, friendship, addiction, rise and fall, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, serious, gloomy, witty, realistic ...
Plot: homosexuality, friendship, gardener, gay, homosexual, maid, dying, suicide, gays and lesbians, movie business, gender, friends ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 297K
The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe ...
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mental illness, pilot, businessman, aviation, obsession, millionaire, success, rise and fall, womanizer, u.s. congress, phobia, corruption ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 12K
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: gloomy, serious, psychological, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, sex addict, hollywood, rise and fall, adultery, friendship, tv show, filmmaking, obsession, drugs/alcohol, actor's life, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1964 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: semi serious, sexual, realistic, stylized
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, tragic love, scavenger hunt, actress, actor, love, filmmaking, actor's life, romance, unlikely couple, opposites attract, infidelity ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 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: serious, psychological, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: sexual harassment, obsession, actor's life, filmmaking, hollywood, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, prodigy, champagne, misogynist, single mother, backyard ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, rich and poor, insanity, mental illness, actor's life, lobotomy, female protagonist, showbiz, rebelliousness, lost love, wrongful imprisonment, wrongful arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, atmospheric, realistic, witty, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, artist, singer, fashion, socialite, infidelity, interview, love, studio, mental illness, rise and fall, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 255
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, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, folk hero, school, prodigy, theater, celebrity culture, ambition, artists and showbiz, adventurer, gays and lesbians, prostitute ...
Time: 30s, 40s
Place: australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: actor's life, hollywood, couple relations, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couples, love affair, love and romance, lifestyle, love, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 5.8
 521
Marlene (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, oldies, actor's life, housewife, career, movie star, extramarital affair, love of one's life, lover, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, germany, usa, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, fame, rise and fall, crumbling marriage, obsession, domestic disturbance, playboy, violent husband, couple relations, destructive relationship, showbiz, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.6
 354
Sal (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 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, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, ambition, homosexuality, artists and showbiz, hopes, introspection, friendship, unfulfillment, friends, lifestyle, stabbing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pornography, bdsm, rise and fall, sexual abuse, innocence lost, fetishism, friendship, showbiz, bondage, model, domestic violence, individuality ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 4K
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: serious, realistic, witty, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: filmmaking, underdog, racism, hollywood, fighting the system, showbiz, artists and showbiz, society, interracial relations, rebellion, family relations, rejection ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, basketball, overdose, creativity, graffiti, sex, drug addiction, heroin, painting, rise and fall, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.1
 4K
Liz & Dick (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the set of Cleopatra, Hollywood's most beautiful star, Elizabeth Taylor, fell into the arms of one of the world's greatest actors, Richard Burton - and she didn't leave. Their subsequent white-hot, scandalous love affair gave rise ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, sexy
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, couples, couple relations, celebrity culture, renewed love, yacht, death, love, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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