10 best movies like Colette (2018)

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Colette 2018
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as Willy, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels.

List of the best movies like Colette (2018): Goodbye Christopher Robin, A United Kingdom, In Search of Fellini, Violette, Mary Shelley, Queen of the Desert, Lizzie, Final Portrait, Princess Cyd, Rodin.

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Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:47

The behind the scenes story of the life of A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin.

A United Kingdom (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:31

The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

In Search of Fellini (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA

Lucy, a small-town girl from Ohio, discovers the delightfully bizarre films of legendary filmmaker Federico Fellini and sets off on a journey across Italy to find him.

Violette (2013)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:19

Born out of wedlock early in the last century, Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Près. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two women authors, based on Violette's quest for freedom through writing and on Simone's conviction that she holds in her hands the destiny of an extraordinary writer.

Mary Shelley (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA, Republic of Ireland, Australia
Duration02:05

The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin resulted in the creation of an immortal novel, “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.”

Queen of the Desert (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Morocco
Duration03:10

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Lizzie (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

Massachusetts, 1892. An unmarried woman of 32 and a social outcast, Lizzie lives a claustrophobic life under her father's cold and domineering control. When Bridget Sullivan, a young maid, comes to work for the family, Lizzie finds a sympathetic, kindred spirit, and a secret intimacy soon blossoms into a wicked plan.

Final Portrait (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:20

The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Princess Cyd (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

High school athlete Cyd Loughlin lives alone with her depressive father in South Carolina, perpetually longing to get away from it all. When her aunt, famous novelist Miranda Ruth, agrees to host her for a few weeks during the summer, Cyd jumps at the opportunity. While there, she falls for a girl in the neighborhood, even as she and her aunt gently challenge each other in the realms of sex and spirit.

Rodin (2017)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:26

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), man of the people, autodidact and revolutionary sculptor - the most brilliant of his era. At 42, Rodin meets Camille Claudel, a young woman desperate to become his assistant. He quickly acknowledges her as his most able pupil, and treats her as an equal in matters of creation.

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Anthropoid (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:24

In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:33

Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.

Savannah (2013)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, family, history
CountryUSA

Savannah is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, his long-time friend, a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie, at his side. Master of Shakespeare, and the shotgun that provides Savannah's markets with fowl, Ward fights for his rights as a hunter. His charisma and eloquent rhetoric win the heart of a society woman who defies her father to marry him. An elderly Moultrie tells the story of life on the river with his friend to a little boy, who passes the legendary Ward Allen down to the next generation.

A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)
Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, detective, military, biography, history
CountryIsrael, USA

The story of young Amos Oz, growing up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood with his parents; his academic father, Arieh, and his dreamy, imaginative mother, Fania.

Tommy's Honour (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

In every generation, a torch passes from father to son. And that timeless dynamic is the beating heart of Tommy's Honor - an intimate, powerfully moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf.

Woman Walks Ahead (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, western, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:23

In 1890, Catherine Weldon, a painter from New York, travels to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes involved in the struggle of the Lakota people to get the Government respects their rights over the land where they live.

The Dancer (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryFrance, Belgium, Czech Republic
Duration02:05

Nothing in her background destined Loïe Fuller from the American Midwest to become a Belle Epoque icon, even less a dancer at the Paris Opera. Even at the risk of destroying her back and burning her eyes with the stage lights, she will never falter in the quest to perfect her dance. But her encounter with Isadora Duncan, a prodigious young dancer hungry for fame and glory, will precipitate the fall of this icon at the beginning of the twentieth century.

The Hero (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:28

Lee, a former Western film icon, is living a comfortable existence lending his golden voice to advertisements and smoking weed. After receiving a lifetime achievement award and unexpected news, Lee reexamines his past, while a chance meeting with a sardonic comic has him looking to the future.

Victoria & Abdul (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA
Duration02:45

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Genius (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:30

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 Thomas Wolfe falls into his hands, Perkins is convinced he has discovered a literary genius. Together the two men set out to work on a version for publication and a seemingly endless struggle over every single phrase ensues. During this process, Perkins the gentle family man and Wolfe the eccentric author become close – a relationship eyed with suspicion by their wives. When ‘Look Homeward, Angel’ becomes a resounding success, the writer grows increasingly paranoid.

The Better Angels (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and quiet boy who spends his days at the side of his beloved mother while learning to work the land from his stern father. When illness takes his mother, Abe's new guardian angel comes in the form of his new stepmother, who sees the potential in the boy and pushes for his further education.

Isadora (1968)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA, France, United Kingdom
Duration02:11

A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of her time.

Farewell, My Queen (2012)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryFrance, Spain
Duration01:40

A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the final days of the French Revolution.

Camille Claudel (1988)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryFrance
Duration02:38

The life of Camille Claudel, a french sculptor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin drive her further away from reason and rationality.

The Glass Castle (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:27

A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state, and her selfish, nonconformist mother who has no intention of raising a family, along with her younger brother and sister, and her other older sister. Together, they fend for each other as they mature in an unorthodox journey that is their family life.

A Hidden Life (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany

The story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. Based on real events.

Miss Austen Regrets (2008)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:30

An outwardly confident but unmarried woman on the verge of her fortieth birthday reflects on her past suitors and the choices she once made while attempting to help her marriage minded niece choose between a number of potential suitors in this tale inspired by the life and letters of Jane Austen. Jane Austen is about to turn forty, but she still hasn't found her ideal man. When Jane is approached by her niece Fanny and asked to help select the perfect husband for the young girl, the aging spinster begins to wonder why it is that she never found a man to share her own life with. Perhaps if Jane had accepted the proposal of a wealthy landowner she could have saved her family from financial ruin, and what of the handsome young physician who once warmed to Jane after tending to her ailing family members?

The Duchess (2008)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy, France, USA
Duration01:45

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:10

Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme-fatale, the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame, and her young lover, British actor Peter Turner, quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort.

An Impossible Love (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium

Spans the period from 1958 to the present day and tells the story of an unconditional love between a mother and her daughter which is endangered by an unsteady and manipulative father.




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