Movies like Friend 1988

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Friend (1988)
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Friend (1988)
Original name: Друг
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Looking for the money for a drink, an alcoholic gets a Newfoundland dog as a present from a stranger at a bird fair. He'll soon find out that the animal is not only able to speak, but to get him to give up drinking as well. Now he's determined to get rid of the dog, but that won't be an easy task.
Style: humorous, melancholic, sincere, touching
Plot: alcohol abuse, dog, friend, talking animals, daughter, ex wife, binge drinking, betrayal by friend, hallucination, letter, drunkard, hung over, alcohol, ball
Place: ussr, soviet union

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How Not to Disappear Completely (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 74 min.
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Dogs' Feast (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 112 min.
Story: On a holiday eve, everyone, especially one tired and chilly, does so need at least one living soul at one's side: it is bad to meet a holiday alone with oneself. Thus, on a New Year's Eve, the main characters meet, — a meeting of two ...
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Christmas at the Plaza (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: With Christmas approaching in New York City, historian Jessica is hired to create an exhibition honoring the history of Christmas at The Plaza Hotel. When she is paired with Nick, a handsome decorator, they wind up enjoying a host of holiday ...
Style: semi serious, melancholic, sincere, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: christmas, love, historian, christmas party, christmas season, romance, youth, couples, love and romance, couple relations, businessman, friends ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Afonya (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya "Afonya" was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character "Afonya" Borshev is a plumber, who spends his life partying with "buddies", many of whom he doesn't even ...
Style: sincere, funny, satirical, ironic
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Place: ussr, russia
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Domain (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 110 min.
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LAID: Life as It's Dealt (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young male escort falls for the "girl next door", only to find himself caught between two colliding worlds.
Style: touching, sexy, light, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, college, secret, mexican, gay, coming of age, family relations, male female relationship, relationships, dealing with the past, love and romance ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 2K
Little Vera (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A story about a young woman, Vera, who is somebody, living the life of a troubled teenager in the time right before the end of the Soviet Union. She lives in a very small Russian apartment with her mother and father, however being this close to each ...
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Place: ussr, moscow russia, russia
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Leningrad; 60th years; white nights. Walking on Neva Embankment, the charming provincial has met three friends: poet, artist and film director. And each of young people has suggested to marry him.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, melancholic, psychological
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Abrupt Decision (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hello, That's Me! (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Artyom (Armen Dzhigarkhanyan) is a scientist who buries himself in his work after the woman he loves dies during the war. He is informed of his sweetheart's death by a young woman, and soon love blossoms between the lonely doctor and the ...
Plot: armenian, world war two, russian, red army, cosmology, friend, love, lost love, loyalty, laboratory, friendship, physicist ...
Place: armenia, russia, yerevan, moscow russia, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Love and Pigeons (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Shown a life in the remote siberian village. Vasia, who never leave his family, village, comes to pass summer holiday on the Black Sea. New world, new people - so, hi's temted by a half-crazy woman (Raisa Zaharovna). And after short time Vasia ...
Style: light, humorous, realistic, feel good, talky ...
Audience: family outing, date night
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Station Jim (2001)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Light in the Window (1960)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 72 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: melancholic, sincere, thought provoking, touching
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Love and Lies (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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36%
Our Souls at Night (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 103 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, thought provoking, melancholic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
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Hope Floats (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Duration: 52 min.
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Style: sincere, psychological, captivating
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Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Quack (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Bird of the Air (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man in search of his past, and a woman who lives in the moment, are brought together when they pursue the origins of a stray parrot in this comedic and romantic drama.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 13K
Snow Cake (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.
Style: touching, psychological, melancholic, emotional, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Come Early Morning (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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