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, spy, journalist, smuggler, journey, emigrant, emigration, airport, mistaken identity, homesickness, consulate
Place: ussr, israel, soviet union

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Most similar movies to The Passport

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, road movie and touching films with plots about friendship, journey, husband wife relationship, passport, storytelling, family relations and airport mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Passport: Mimino (1977), Tbilisi-Paris-Tbilisi (1980), All Three of Us (2015), Autumn Marathon (1979), Lillian (2019). 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, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: friendship, hotel, pilot, helicopter, disorder, ethnic, social relations, small time, friends, initially antagonists, misfit, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: georgia (former ussr), russia, armenia, moscow russia, berlin germany ...
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Tbilisi-Paris-Tbilisi (1980)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Place: france, paris france, ussr, tbilisi, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: captivating, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: migrant, large family, marriage, political oppression, social worker, political prisoner, nurse, wedding, border crossing, family relations, couples, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 70s
Place: iran, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: semi serious, realistic, clever, humorous, witty
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, love triangle, translator, love affair, couple relations, fish out of water, friendship, homecoming, bittersweet, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.8
 822
Lillian (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Stranded in New York as a porn actress, Lillian decides to return to her homeland, Russia, on foot. She resolutely sets out on the long journey. A road movie that goes straight across the USA into the cold of Alaska. The chronicle of a slow ...
Style: road movie, tense, captivating, exciting, touching
Plot: journey, tourist, female protagonist, mountain, map, sea, emigrant, native american, menstruation, scarecrow, heat wave, video game ...
Place: iowa, usa, nebraska, new york, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, dream, obsessive quest, hindu, talent, beggar, self discovery, love and romance, cons and scams, singing in a car
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: police, death, husband wife relationship, passport, murder, egg, ski resort, television, identity theft, mountain, arrest, body swapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, adultery, female nudity, bare breasts
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India
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, dysfunctional family, train, suicide attempt, reconciliation, grief, journey, train travel, on the road, sibling relationship, encounter, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, himalaya, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The One I Love (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Isabelle est une trentenaire célibataire (depuis qu'elle est divorcée). Elle est belle, sexy, drôle, émouvante, intelligente... Irrésistible ! Elle est numéro 2 d'un journal qu'elle a créé avec Brice son partenaire et ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: jealousy, mother son relationship, family problems, family, love story, husband wife relationship, love affair, divorced parents, mother and son, relationship problems, family relations, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
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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: entertaining, sentimental, feel good, humorous, thought provoking ...
Plot: desert, journey, immigration, security, family relations, father son relationship, australian outback, refugee, boat, outback, beach, social satire ...
Place: australia, cambodia, iraq, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: journey, elderly, terminal illness, human spirit, unlikely friendships, follow your dream, friendship, adventure, death, golden years, dying, bucket list ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, usa, africa, cote d'azur, tibet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ...
Style: road movie
Plot: culture shock, cultural difference, donkey, church, cat, village, bank, messiah, language barrier, mafia, soccer, little girl ...
Place: armenia, azerbaijan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, cross country, journey, family relations, family life, disorder, youth, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, coming of age, adventure, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
One Man and His Cow (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Then Came You (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American hypochondriac who is working as a baggage handler is forced to confront his fears when a British teenager with a terminal illness enlists him to help her carry out her eccentric bucket list.
Style: touching, captivating, inspirational, sincere, sweet
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, hypochondriac, bucket list, love of one's life, friendship, wish come true, airport, infatuation, coming of age, wish fulfillment, fighting illness, last wish ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American businessman visiting Lisbon gets mistaken for a British secret agent who stole some diamonds. As a result, he has everybody in Lisbon after him.
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Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Microbe and Gasoline (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two young friends embark on a road trip across France in a vehicle they built themselves.
Style: road movie, captivating, semi serious, humorous
Plot: road trip, friendship, socially awkward, on the road, teenage boy, dysfunctional family, summer vacation, pedophile, social awkwardness, friendship between boys, erection, letter ...
Time: year 2014, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.0
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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: surreal, philosophical, enigmatic, humorous, cerebral ...
Plot: desert, alien, absurdism, distopia, society, satire, alien encounter, totalitarianism, social differences, outer space, distant planet, surrealism ...
Time: future
Place: ussr, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Spirou & Fantasio's Big Adventures (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Spirou, supposedly a groom in a Palace, meets Fantasio, reporter scupper, everything starts very hard … and rather badly!
Plot: thief, mad scientist, squirrel, journalist, groom, kidnapping, scientist, disguise, abduction, friendship, oasis, hotel ...
Place: europe, africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Goodbye, New York (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young New York woman, devastated to find out that her husband has been cheating on her, decides to hop a plane to Paris to get away. However, she falls asleep on the plane, misses her connection, and winds up in Israel, with no money, no luggage ...
Plot: airplane, hotel room, camel, new yorker, hotel, airport, bed, artificial respiration, runway
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Youthful Life (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Raj Saxena (Salman Khan) goes to London, expecting his long lost Dad (Rishi Kapoor) to warmly greet him. But things do not go as planned.
Plot: bowling, businessman, family reunited, passport, hospital, marriage, drunkenness, illegitimate son, half sister, half brother half brother relationship, quiz, stepbrother stepsister relationship ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
My Own Love Song (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wheelchair-bound singer and her best friend embark on a roadtrip to Memphis.
Style: realistic, sincere, psychological, emotional, road movie ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: on the road, friendship, disability, friends, road trip, self discovery, couples, misfit, best friends, runaway, countryside, handicapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: memphis, mississippi, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 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, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: border crossing, breakup, society, friendship, culture clash, political unrest, on the road, husband wife relationship, war zone, female protagonist, terror, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, jordan, middle east, tel aviv israel, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 178
Sugar Sand (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: End of the 1970s in East Germany: Fred and Jonas are close friends. The 10-year-olds live near at the German-German frontier. After the mother from Jonas has made an exit application, the boys have to recognize that they are soon separated from each ...
Style: suspense, tense, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: little boy, friendship, german, single mother, emigration, border crossing, emigrant, border, mother son relationship, boy, immigration, immigrants ...
Time: 70s
Place: german democratic republic, east germany, germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.4
 116
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: spy, cia, island
Place: sri lanka
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: spy, james bond spoof, breaking the fourth wall, former spy, espionage, farce
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 1K
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 ...
Plot: humiliation, doctor, adoption, drunkenness, death, brother sister relationship, duel, dancing, banquet
Place: caucasus, georgia (former ussr), russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: motorcycle, desert, friendship, on the road, hotel, adventure, loner, journey, life philosophy, obsession, last wish, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, los angeles, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.2
 65K
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: young woman, self discovery, friendship, life changing experience, honeymoon, naivete, direction and purpose, vacation, overcoming, traditional versus modern, encounter, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, amsterdam, new delhi, india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%