Movies like The Passport

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The Passport (1990)
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The Passport (1990)
Original name: Паспорт
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, France, Austria
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A man, who becomes mistaken for his brother who was immigrating to Israel from USSR, finds himself caught up in the middle of a bureaucratic mess when he realizes that if he tells the truth about who he is, he will go to jail and his brother's family will never be allowed to leave the USSR. He therefore assumes his brother's identity to get to Israel hoping his distant uncle living there will help him out. The plan backfires, however, when he realizes that the uncle is a paranoid lunatic thinking the KGB is out to get him. He becomes stranded in Israel with no friends, no money, and no passport, trying to figure out a way to get back home.
Plot: passport, prison, journey, spy, journalist, smuggler, emigrant, airport, emigration, mistaken identity, homesickness, consulate
Place: soviet union, israel

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about friendship, fight, journey, family relations, hotel, airport and husband wife relationship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Passport: Mimino (1977), Tbilisi-Paris-Tbilisi (1980), Lessons at the End of Spring (1991), All Three of Us (2015), Untamed Women (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mimino (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Georgian bush pilot Valentin (Valiko) Mizandari a.k.a. Mimino works at small local airlines, flying helicopters between small villages. But he dreams of piloting large international airlines aircrafts, so he goes to Moscow for refresher courses. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hotel, friendship, pilot, helicopter, soviet, disorder, social relations, friends, initially antagonists, small time, ethnic, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: georgia (former ussr), russia, moscow russia, soviet union, armenia ...
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95%
Tbilisi-Paris-Tbilisi (1980)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Place: caucasus, tbilisi, paris france, france, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Lessons at the End of Spring (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young boy loses his innocence in a pre-perestroika Russian prison during the chaotic last months of the Khrushchev regime.
Plot: prison, loss of innocence, nudity (full frontal - brief), detention, shower, teenager
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
All Three of Us (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An Iranian family survives the shah and the ayatollah and moves to France. This story follows the family through it all. Despite the politics, revolution, prison, beatings, assassinations and suicides this is a comedy.
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, touching
Plot: migrant, border crossing, political oppression, large family, marriage, nurse, wedding, archive footage, social worker, political prisoner, couples, family relations ...
Time: 1950s, 70s, 80s, 50s
Place: iran, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, India, Belgium, Singapore, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod, a fakir who tricks his local village in Rajasthan, India into believing his possesses special powers and into paying him to fly to Paris to buy a bed of nails from an Ikea store.
Style: captivating, touching, feel good, sincere, light
Plot: journey, based on a novel, dream, obsessive quest, beggar, hindu, talent, self discovery, love and romance, cons and scams, singing in a car
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Untamed Women (1995)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tired of being mistreated by their husbands, Ema (Reyes Spindola), Clotilde (Elizarraras) and Chayo (Orozco) leave their past (children and husbands included) and begin an adventure that will take them to a cavernous cabaret in Guadalajara, a love ...
Plot: emigration, bare breasts, female nudity, adultery
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", ...
Style: talky, touching, humorous, road movie, emotional ...
Plot: introspection, train, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, reconciliation, journey, grief, train ride, on the road, sibling relationship, encounter, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, himalaya, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The One I Love (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story takes place on the desert planet "Pluke" in the "Kin-dza-dza" galaxy, where two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other ("Uncle Vova", a gruff construction foreman from Moscow, and "The ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, philosophical, humorous, enigmatic ...
Plot: desert, alien, distopia, society, satire, alien encounter, totalitarianism, social differences, teleportation, outer space, absurdism, soviet ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Lucky Miles (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1990 and an Indonesian fishing boat abandons Iraqi and Cambodian refugees in a remote part of the Western Australia. Although most are quickly caught by officials, three men with nothing in common but their misfortune and determination to ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, thought provoking, entertaining ...
Plot: desert, journey, immigration, security, family relations, australian outback, father son relationship, refugee, boat, coast, outback, fight ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Death's Glamour (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Whilst seeking out locations in the South of France for his next film, director Luc Moullet comes across a male corpse. He immediately decides to use this to his advantage. By swapping his passport with that of the dead man, Moullet hopes that the ...
Plot: television, ski resort, body swapping, nudity (full frontal - brief), scoop, barbershop, actor playing himself, corpse, phone booth, murder, identity theft, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
One Man and His Cow (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An Algerian man's life-long dream finally comes true when he receives an invitation to take his cow Jacqueline to the Paris International Agriculture Fair.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
L.A. Superheroes (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Helena, a beautiful immigrant actress/model, way too old for modeling and too old for acting without credits finally lands a big job but overseas. Out of desperation and advice of her LA friends she commits a federal fraud to get her traveling ...
Plot: female director, green card, arrest, betrayal, modeling, immigration, passport, cheating
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Josh and S.A.M. (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Josh and Sam are two brothers facing change, their mother is about to marry a French accountant and the kids are sent to go live with their father in Florida. Meanwhile Josh tells Sam that he is a "S.A.M." that is going to be sent to ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, journey, cross country, family relations, family life, disorder, youth, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, adventure, coming of age, road trip ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, texas, florida, usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Don't Grieve (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Benjamin, the local doctor is a soul of a local society, the educated, friendly, democratic person who often treats the poor for free. It makes him very popular with the locals but most certainly does not help with his bank account. He is in love ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Goodbye, New York (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two young friends embark on a road trip across France in a vehicle they built themselves.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: inspirational, touching, captivating, sincere, sweet
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Autumn Marathon (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Andrey Pavlovich Buzykin, who makes a living by teaching at an institute and translating English literature, is cheating on his wife. Buzykin's main problem is that he's a kind man with a weak character. The lies he is telling his wife all ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, clever
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, translator, love triangle, couple relations, love affair, homecoming, friendship, fish out of water, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
My Twentieth Century (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary, West Germany, Cuba
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: feminism, femme fatale, twins, orphan, society, family relations, strong female presence, adoption, family life, siblings relations, on the road, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, turn of the century
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Lost in Armenia (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Armenia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jean-Paul Bolzec had gone to play his show for a French company based in Azerbaijan. On the way back to the airport, the taxi breaks down. Bolzec is abandoned on a desert road, in the middle of nowhere. Without realizing it, he crossed the border on ...
Plot: taxi, language barrier, electricity, church, passport, actor, soccer, messiah, countryside, corruption, bank, village ...
Place: azerbaijan, armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Spies, Inc. (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Spies from different nationalities stationed in a small Asian island work out a plot to create an international incident taking profit from it. Defrauding CIA through fake reports and running a front company using operating funds, they control the ...
Plot: island, cia, spy
Place: sri lanka
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Kiss Kiss... Bang Bang (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Kirk Warren, a former spy, is to be executed because he tried to steal a million dollars. But he is saved by Colonel Smithson because Sir Wilcox has prepared a mission for him. Warren has to steal a secret formula in Switzerland and try to expose ...
Style: eurospy
Plot: james bond spoof, spy, farce, breaking the fourth wall, espionage, former spy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Checkered Flag or Crash (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hard-charging race car driver "Walkaway" Madden (Baker), nicknamed that because of his history of walking away from car crashes, just wants to win the big Manilla 1000 off-road race. Photojournalist C.C. Wainwright (Sarandon) intends to ...
Plot: prize money, journalist, jungle, car race, race, car chase, racecar driver
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Queen (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Rani, a 24-year-old homely girl, decides to go on her honeymoon alone when her fiancé calls off the wedding. Traveling around Europe, she finds joy, makes friends, and gains new-found independence.
Style: touching, humorous, melancholic, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bollywood, self discovery, honeymoon, naivete, life changing experience, direction and purpose, traditional versus modern, encounter, overcoming, vacation, young woman, unhappy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: amsterdam, new delhi, paris france, india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Roadside Prophets (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sid and Nancy screenplay author Abbe Wool makes her directorial debut with this tale of a factory worker name Joe (X front man John Doe) who hits the road on his Harley to scatter the ashes of a co-worker. Joined by wannabe biker Sam (Adam Horovitz ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, light, talky ...
Plot: desert, motorcycle, on the road, friendship, hotel, adventure, loner, journey, fireworks, ashes, life philosophy, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, los angeles, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.7
 16K
Love is God (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Nalla Sivam and Anbarasu meet under different circumstances and their lives are changed as they take the journey of their life.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, buddy movie
Plot: life changing experience, communism, odd couple, accident, social differences, self discovery, introspection, terrorism, fall in love, destiny, social relations, tragic love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Sasquatch Gang (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: From the guys that brought you Napoleon Dynamite comes this hilarious Napoleon-topping award-winning comedy. Super-nerdy Gavin Gore and his friends stumble on some huge footprints in the woods. A local cop, reporter and a renowned Sasquatch ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, feel good, buddy movie ...
Plot: cryptozoology, investigation, mysterious character, adventure, cons and scams, youth, danger, journalism, in the woods, legends and myths, friendship, prank ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
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Ten Canoes (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story within a story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, an Aboriginal narrator tells a story about his ancestors on a goose hunt. A youngster on the hunt is being tempted to adultery with his elder brother's wife, so an ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, melancholic, witty ...
Plot: tribe, australian aboriginal, swamp, storytelling, murder, vengeance, love and romance, couples, expedition, forbidden love, couple relations, heroes ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s
Place: australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 3K
Free Zone (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, Belgium, France, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rebecca, an American who has been living in Jerusalem for a few months now, has just broken off her engagement. She gets into a cab driven by Hanna, an Israeli. But Hanna is on her way to Jordan, to the Free Zone, to pick up a large of sum of money.
Style: serious, road movie, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: border crossing, breakup, friendship, society, political unrest, culture clash, break-up, on the road, husband wife relationship, war zone, female protagonist, storytelling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, jordan, middle east, saudi arabia, syria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%