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: ussr, soviet union, israel

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Most similar movies to The Passport

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, touching and semi serious films with plots about friendship, journey, passport, mother son relationship, family relations, husband wife relationship and father son relationship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Passport: Mimino (1977), Tbilisi-Paris-Tbilisi (1980), All Three of Us (2015), Lillian (2019), Lessons at the End of Spring (1991). 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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: helicopter, hotel, friendship, pilot, soviet, small time, social relations, disorder, initially antagonists, urban, city life, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: georgia (former ussr), russia, ussr, caucasus, armenia ...
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Tbilisi-Paris-Tbilisi (1980)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Place: ussr, paris france, caucasus, tbilisi, france ...
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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, touching, realistic
Plot: migrant, border crossing, political oppression, large family, marriage, nurse, wedding, archive footage, social worker, political prisoner, family relations, couples ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 80s, 70s
Place: iran, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 722
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, captivating, exciting, tense, touching
Plot: journey, tourist, walking, female protagonist, sea, storytelling, mountain, map, emigrant, native american, menstruation, scarecrow ...
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, iowa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, shower, teenager, detention, nudity (full frontal - brief), loss of innocence
Place: soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, obsessive quest, dream, beggar, talent, hindu, self discovery, love and romance, cons and scams, singing in a car
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, mountain, body swapping, nudity (full frontal - brief), scoop, barbershop, actor playing himself, corpse, police, egg, death, phone booth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: female nudity, adultery, bare breasts, emigration
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37%
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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, on the road, train ride, grief, journey, train travel, sibling relationship, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, himalaya, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 202
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 ...
Plot: psychological drama, father in law son in law relationship, topless, female full frontal nudity, jealousy, female nudity, friendship, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: passport, corruption, mafia, border, soccer, bank, toilet, village, cell phone, cat, little girl, actor ...
Place: armenia, azerbaijan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 712
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, thought provoking, entertaining, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: journey, desert, immigration, security, family relations, australian outback, father son relationship, coast, boat, refugee, outback, protection ...
Place: australia, cambodia, indonesia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
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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: inspirational, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: journey, terminal illness, elderly, unlikely friendships, human spirit, follow your dream, friendship, adventure, death, golden years, millionaire, dying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: himalaya, usa, cote d'azur, french riviera, tibet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
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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, love of one's life, friendship, wish come true, airport, infatuation, coming of age, bucket list, teenager, suitcase, airport security ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, cross country, journey, family relations, family life, youth, nothing goes right, disorder, sibling relationship, coming of age, adventure, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, texas, florida, usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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.
Style: road movie
Plot: humility, fair, cow, farming, jailed, customs, muslim, solidarity, stage magician, butcher, magic show, friendship ...
Place: marseille, paris france, algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: witty, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, translator, love triangle, love and romance, bittersweet, friendship, fish out of water, homecoming, couple relations, love affair, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
My Twentieth Century (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary, West Germany, Cuba
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Separated identical twins ride an Orient Express unaware of each other: a feminist anarchist and a hedonistic courtesan, living under the powder-keg Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Separate families adopted the impoverished orphans. At the dawn of the ...
Style: offbeat, stylized, atmospheric, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: feminism, orphan, society, family relations, twins, femme fatale, strong female presence, on the road, impossible love, political unrest, siblings relations, family life ...
Time: 20th century, turn of the century
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Microbe and Gasoline (2015)
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.
Style: road movie, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: road trip, friendship, teenage boy, socially awkward, on the road, dysfunctional family, summer vacation, pedophile, social awkwardness, gay slur, insomnia, football ...
Time: year 2014, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Man Could Get Killed (1966)
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.
Plot: spy, passport, yacht, explosion, car chase, car bomb, airport, assassination attempt, smuggling, police, impostor, cold war ...
Place: lisbon portugal, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.2
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Ustad Hotel (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Ustad Hotel is a quaint place run by a foodie named Kareem, who is fondly called Ustad, on a beach in Kozhikode. He sells biriyani – not to make money but to ensure that his biriyani has his customers Faizie's stay in Kozhikode continues for ...
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, humorous
Plot: hotel, father son relationship, debt, father son conflict, hotel manager, land grab, business, widower, eviction, loss of wife, muslim, passport ...
Place: dubai
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.1
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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, alien encounter, society, satire, distopia, totalitarianism, absurdism, social differences, soviet, outer space, surrealism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, contemplative ...
Plot: border crossing, breakup, society, friendship, culture clash, political unrest, break-up, on the road, female protagonist, storytelling, war zone, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, jordan, middle east, saudi arabia, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: stepbrother stepsister relationship, quiz, businessman, bowling, bowling alley, drunkenness, swimming pool, illegitimate son, marriage, selfishness, fistfight, mistaken identity ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: psychological, sincere, emotional, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: on the road, friendship, disability, friends, road trip, self discovery, couples, best friends, misfit, bus, singer, singing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: memphis, mississippi, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 162
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, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, contemplative, tense
Plot: little boy, friendship, german, border crossing, emigration, emigrant, single mother, border, mother son relationship, immigrants, baltic sea, boy ...
Time: 70s
Place: german democratic republic, east germany, west germany, germany, gdr
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.3
 92
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: cia, island, spy
Place: sri lanka
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, breaking the fourth wall, espionage, former spy, farce
⇓ 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: hotel, hotel room, bed, airplane, camel, new yorker, airport, artificial respiration, runway
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: dancing, banquet, humiliation, doctor, dance, drunkenness, brother sister relationship, duel, adoption, death
Place: russia, caucasus, georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%