Movies like Yves Saint Laurent

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Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
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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, enigmatic, melancholic, factual, captivating, inspirational, touching, macabre, breathtaking, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: fashion, gay, rise to the top, fashion designer, lgbt, ambition, character study, art, lgbtq, gays and lesbians, drug abuse, fashion show, love, catastrophe, demon, genius, doctors, artist, relationships, loneliness, life, friendship, writers, depression, obsession ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1957, year 1965, year 1971 ...
Place: paris france, morocco, france, tokyo, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and sexy films with plots about art, mentor, runaway, adaptation, dialogue, loneliness and storytelling mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Yves Saint Laurent: Coco Before Chanel (2009), Coco Chanel (2008), House of Versace (2013), Factory Girl (2006), The Danish Girl (2015). 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, 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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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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, inspirational, disturbing
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fashion, tragic love, rise to the top, relationship vs career, fashion designer, lifestyle, ambition, eccentricity, lifetime, rags to riches, couples, professional ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france
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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, family business, fashion industry, fashion designer, ambition, fashion show, workplace, family relations, life is a bitch, addiction, siblings relations, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
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100%
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: fashion, gay, fashion designer, male nudity, ambition, rise to the top, couple relations, lgbt, scandal, erotica, art, gay love ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1977 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe
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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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100%
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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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24%
Savage Nights (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Jean is young, gay, and promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura does he come to realize his bisexuality. Jean has to overcome a personal crisis and a tough choice between Laura and his male lover Samy.
Style: sexy, sexual, artsy, visually appealing, affectionate ...
Plot: gay, aids, lgbt, lgbtq, bittersweet, gender, nudity (full frontal - brief), love, sexuality, dark hero, weapons, sexualized violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france
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48%
Behind the Candelabra (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.
Style: stylized, realistic, factual, sexy, entertaining ...
Plot: gay, pianist, aids, gays and lesbians, celebrity, gay couple, gay sex, lgbt, art, character study, foster parent, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1979 ...
Place: las vegas, california, southern california, usa
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Wilde (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realisation of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred ...
Style: homoerotic, touching, witty, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, writers, hypocrisy, lgbt, gay lead character, homosexual, male homosexuality, gays and lesbians, courtroom drama, obsession, writer's life ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, edwardian era, 90s
Place: ireland, london, europe, england
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43%
The Happy Prince (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, Italy, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: THE HAPPY PRINCE tells the story of the last days of Oscar Wilde. This great man of letters, once one of the most famous authors in England, is now a superstar on the skids. As Oscar lies on his death bed, the past comes flooding back to him, ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, sad, depressing, melancholic ...
Plot: gay, gay romance, gay relationship, gay couple, gay youth, downfall, gay friend, writers, gay lead character, gay interest, imprisonment, exile ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: paris france, london, naples italy
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100%
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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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42%
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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42%
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 ⇓
41%
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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Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, lyrical, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, revolution, aids, gays and lesbians, writers, homosexual, writer's life, idealism, childhood, freedom, oppression, exile ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 50s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, caribbean, new york
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40%
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Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, painting, alcohol abuse, addiction, genius, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, lifestyle, self destructing ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1947, year 1941 ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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40%
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 ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, factual, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: historical figure, love, hollywood, actress, actor's life, movie star, ambition, cultural icon, fame, women, depression, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: england, london, california, europe
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40%
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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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40%
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Gia (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gia Carangi travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, ...
Style: psychological, rough, sexy, melancholic, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: lesbian, fashion, addiction, drug abuse, heroin, aids, supermodel, mental illness, model, drug addiction, lesbian romance, lesbianism ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
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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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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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Total Eclipse (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.
Style: sexy, serious, erotic, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, poet, melancholy, gay teenager, male nudity, older man younger man relationship, writer's life, sodomy, romance, art, writers ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: europe, paris france, africa, france, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexy, enigmatic, melancholic, meditative, reflective ...
Plot: love triangle, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor, runaway, adultery, adaptation, catastrophe, death, relationships, marriage, male nudity ...
Time: 1920s, 90s
Place: paris france, california, tokyo, france, europe
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37%
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Surviving Picasso (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, intense, romantic ...
Plot: painter, artist, womanizer, art, love triangle, infidelity, character study, physical abuse, mistress, couple relations, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: poland, paris france, las vegas, new jersey, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: disturbing, intense, stylized, factual, sincere ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, writers, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rise and fall, drug addiction, prison, society, life is a bitch, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genius (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins, literary editor at Scribner’s Sons is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a sprawling, chaotic 1,000-page manuscript by an unknown writer named ...
Style: intellectual, melancholic, talky, touching, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: writers, novelist, genius, book editor, obsession, writer's life, destiny, creativity, art, eccentricity, life philosophy, mentor ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Bird (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, sexy, factual ...
Plot: jazz, music, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, musician, tragedy, rock and roll, childhood, character study, drug addiction, self destructing ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, political, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay, politics, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, civil rights, protest, homosexual, discrimination, murder, male homosexuality, politician, lgbt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1977, year 1970 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, minnesota ...
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36%
Cezanne and I (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: They loved each other with the ardor of thirteen-year-old boys. Rebellion and curiosity, hopes and doubts, girls and dreams of glory – they shared it all. Paul was rich, Emile poor. They went skinny-dipping, drank absinthe, starved, only to ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, exciting, factual ...
Plot: painter, friendship, art, artist, painting, novelist, portrait, nude painting, infidelity, end of friendship, seaside, drawing ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, victorian era ...
Place: paris france, south of france, france, europe
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