12 Movies You Must Watch if You Love ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’

Bags, shoes, clothes, a pinch of wittiness and another one of romance, topped with a sweet and carefree attitude and a big obsession for fashion. “Confessions of a Shopaholic” (2009) is for most (and especially girls) an all-time favourite within the comedy romance genre. It has got it all to entertain and will never be outdated. However when watched once, twice or even ten times, something calls for a change that nevertheless keeps the same style and mood, not to mention themes and character types. That’s what this list is for. If in the mood of prolonging the cheerful laughs and experience by sticking to the fashion industry setting or the comedic ambience and eventful storyline, have a look at the below list of 12 movies similar to Confessions of a Shopaholic and you won’t be disappointed.

 

12. Just My Luck (2006)

This romantic comedy starring Lindsey Lohan is a great entertainment for a light-hearted, easy to follow and simple Saturday night watch. With an original story in this internationally wide film genre, it gives its audience a fun concept to follow while staying in character with the usual themes of young romance and disastrous change of lifestyle. With a wink to the actress’ previous “Freaky Friday”, this one tells the story of Ashley, an extremely fortunate and popular girl of Manhattan who meets her opposite at a masquerade ball, a terribly unlucky and unsuccessful young man. After they exchange a kiss, their luck is swapped and she finds herself with a life of misfortunate events while he quickly becomes successful with his new luck.

 

11. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003)

Predictable and maybe a little foolish, but what a pleasure to the heart and mind that this one is, with the same easy-going pace and light-hearted feel like the film about everybody’s favourite shopaholic. As the title reveals, there’s an amusing experiment on the line that will drive the beginning of this story into a fun and extremely comical romantic adventure that might actually make you laugh out loud. Andie is a writer for a woman’s magazine and decides to write an article about the way to drive a guy away in 10 days, and becomes determined to find someone to apply it on. Simultaneously, Benjamin is an advertising executive who makes a bet with his boss that he can make a woman fall in love with him in, guess what, 10 days time. I think the following is clear? P.s : the two are played by Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey.

 

10. 27 Dresses (2008)

What is the worst thing that could happen to a woman who has already been a bridesmaid 27 times, yet has never had the courage to express her feelings to the man she loves, who happens to be her boss? Well, it’s hard to say but the worst misfortune of Jane Nichols’ agitated life is about to happen when her sister Tess comes to town and begins her flirting process with the man of Jane’s secret dreams. And worse! After a quickly escalated romance they decide to marry and rapidly ask our hero to become once more, the wedding planner of yet another fabulous event. Starring Katherine Heigl as the poor victim of love, this one is another dress-filled hilarious comedy, with romance, drama, cakes and shoes that will entertain its audience to the max.

 

9. Ready To Wear (1994)

Set entirely in and around the fashion world, more specifically during the Paris Fashion Week, in which it was shot on location, this film splits itself into various interconnected stories with a crazy ensemble cast starring amongst others Anouk Aimée, Sophia Loren, Stephen Rea, Julia Roberts and Tim Robbins. It’s one of those films that can get really different and contrasting opinions, which only makes it more of a shot to try out to see what each and everyone thinks. Nevertheless, it is satirically funny, entertaining and highly eventful, switching from one place or conversation to another and another and another. Then again, isn’t that what this industry of glitter and flashes portrays? From the photographers and journalists  to the models and designers, it’s all there, exuberantly and still, real.

 

8. Populaire (2012)

Charming and witty “Populaire” is a french comedy with sweet romance and speeding humour. Centred around Rose Pamphyle, a talented young girl who can type at the speed of light, and Louis Échard who becomes her coach and trains her for the upcoming competitions of 1959, we follow their romantic evolution and her gradual success in what seems the only branch she is masterfully skilled. Delightful, we can not but fall under the charm of this innocent character who is kind and loving, and the irresistible colours and tones of the 50’s transformed setting. Enchanting just like “Confessions of A Shopaholic” with somewhat similar character who yet live and act in a completely different world. A must-watch!

 

7. Funny Face (1957)

Fashion and romance meet music and dancing in this musical romantic comedy starring the one and only Audrey Hepburn. Here, she’s Jo Stockton, a bookshop clerk with an interest in philosophy. It’s in her work place that arrive fashion photographer Dick and magazine editor Maggie, who want her store to be the setting for the new look and style of a magazine, as they’re looking for something “beautifully intellectual”. However, Jo is soon driven into the business too when she reluctantly agrees to become a model in return of a trip to Paris where she can meet an inspiring Professor she has wanted to see for long. Naturally, romance is included and lots and lots of other funny and colourful events.

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