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: friend, dog, daughter, ex wife, talking animals, alcohol abuse, binge drinking, betrayal by friend, hallucination, alcohol, drunkard, letter, hung over, ball
Place: ussr, soviet union

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How Not to Disappear Completely (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 74 min.
Story: 'How Not To Disappear Completely' follows a week in the life of a young photographer Tom as he returns to London after spending two years traveling in India. Tom is at a crossroads in his life. A stranger in the cold hard city, he ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, melancholic
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Place: london, india
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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: melancholic, semi serious, sincere, touching, captivating ...
Plot: christmas, love, romance, couples, youth, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, friends, businessman, historian, christmas season ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break up, Macon meets a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: travel, starting over, hopes, couples, dysfunctional character, breakup, romance, love and romance, opposites attract, sibling relationship, dysfunctional family, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, paris france, baltimore, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: sexy, touching, light, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friend, male female relationship, family relations, triangle, coming of age, gay, college, bisexual, secret, mexican, troubled past ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Over the Dark Water (1993)
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: touching, sincere, sentimental, psychological, melancholic
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Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Domain (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nadia (Béatrice Dalle) is in her 30s and begins a serious relationship with a teen named Pierre (Isaïe Sultan).
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, self discovery, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, addiction, love and romance, youth, life is a bitch, friendship, coming of age, incest overtones ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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.
Style: depressing, sexual, captivating, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, addiction, self destructing, prostitute, social misfits, loneliness, suicide, casino, romance, human nature, unlikely relationship, love at first sight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.0
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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 ...
Style: serious, cynical, suspense, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, youth, innocence lost, family life, parents and children, society, love and romance, eccentric family, fall in love, pregnancy, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, soviet union, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Abrupt Decision (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Denis went into the office Friday morning. Ten minutes later he was fired and his entire world changed. As a man in mid-life crisis, he believed there has to be more to life than this. A stray dog in the park opens his eyes.
Style: touching, sincere, sexy, unusual plot structure, contemplative
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 81
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 ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, loss of family, new year's eve, drinking alcohol, alcoholic, teenage girl, apartment, winter, drinking, drink, democracy, single mother ...
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Private Fears in Public Places (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Paris, six people all look for love, despite typically having their romantic aspirations dashed at every turn.
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, mind game, love and romance, romance, couple relations, looking for love, siblings relations, human nature, parents and children, couples, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Today and Tomorrow (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, cause and meaning, life is a bitch, society, friends, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, twentysomething life, gender, gays and lesbians, friend, chinese ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: red army, lost love, loyalty, friendship, love, friend, armenian, physicist, world war two, russian, cosmology, kiss ...
Place: armenia, caucasus, russia, ussr, yerevan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Being Charlie (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Charlie is a troublesome 18-year-old who breaks out of a youth drug treatment clinic, but when he returns home to Los Angeles, he's given an intervention by his parents and forced to go to an adult rehab. There, he meets a beautiful but ...
Style: melancholic, touching, sentimental, sincere, exciting ...
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Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.9
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Friends (2001)
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Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Friends is a 2001 Tamil movie starring Vijay, Surya, Ramesh Khanna, Devayani, Abhinyashree, Vijayalakshmi, Sriman and Vadivelu. The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film is a remake of the Malayalam film by the same name with actors Mukesh, ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Our Souls at Night (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower, have lived next to each other for years. The pair have almost no relationship, but that all changes when Addie tries to make a connection with her neighbour.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, melancholic, thought provoking
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
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Station Jim (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
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Chalte Chalte (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Priya Chopra is a fashion designer and Raj Mathur owns a small trucking company. They meet on the road, quarrel, and then fall for each other. Priya, who is already engaged, must decide whether she will marry her fiancé or leave him for Raj. Love ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, friendship, family relations, hopes, family life, couple relations, on the road, bollywood, infidelity, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, wooing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, greece, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Love and Lies (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vam i ne snilos... A movie about two high school kids who meet in class and fall madly in love with each other. Unfortunately, His father and her mother had a history of their own between them which creates uneasiness in both of them. Also because ...
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, psychological
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Time: 80s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 12K
Snow Cake (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, emotional, melancholic, psychological ...
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Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 20K
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, melancholic, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
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Hope Floats (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, starting over, romance, family relations, family problems, infidelity, couples, hopes, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, united states, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Christmas Town (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Lauren Gabriel leaves everything behind in Boston to embark on a new chapter in her life and career. But an unforeseen detour to the charming town of Grandon Falls has her discover unexpected new chapters - of the heart and of family - helping her ...
Style: light, feel good, entertaining, sincere, humorous ...
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Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Quack (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A famous surgeon is beaten by drunken bullies, loses his memory and cannot recollect who he was before. He gets to a village, lives in a not so well to do family and becomes the Quack - he slowly regains his talent for medicine and saves the lives ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental ...
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 1K
Summer Rain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 118 min.
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 4K
Restless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An old dog has a hard time learning new tricks in this drama set in Turku. Ari, a paramedic, is a chronic womanizer; he makes it a point of pride to never sleep with the same woman twice, and his nights are a long series of brazen one-night stands. ...
Style: humorous, touching, sexual, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: sex, love triangle, womanizer, change of heart, fall in love, cheating girlfriend, love and romance, sexual relations, wedding, infidelity, male nudity, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dog Nail Clipper (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bright young soldier Mertsi suffers a permanent brain injury in the Second World War. In the late 1940s he wanders around the Finnish countryside looking for simple work and relying on other people's help. A workmate, Ville, tells him about his ...
Style: melancholic, thought provoking, sincere, touching
Plot: human animal relationship, dog, nature, post war, lumberjack, war injury, wilderness, life is a bitch, life philosophy, post traumatic stress disorder, war buddy, society ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: aids, gay, terminal illness, friendship, death, family relations, euthanasia, lgbt, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
 4K
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: satirical, sincere, funny, ironic
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Place: soviet union, ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Last Word (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%