Movies like August Fools

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August Fools (2013)
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August Fools (2013)
Original name: Mieletön elokuu
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, Norway, Czech Republic
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An comedy set in 1960s Helsinki. The story revolves around Elsa, a resolute hatmaker who is in complete control of her life. Besides running her shop, she sometimes doubles as a fortune teller. When Jan, a Czechoslovakian jazz musician and Elsa's old lover comes to town to perform at a "peace and friendship festival", her well-organised life is jolted out of balance.
Style: sentimental, melancholic, exciting, sincere, suspenseful
Plot: missing person, cold war, love, dancing, musician, aunt niece relationship, listening to music, female director, sea, hotel, whale, train, president, gun, poet, jazz, neighbor neighbor relationship, boat, elevator, communism, photograph, fall in love, emigrant, communist, fortune teller ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: helsinki finland, finland, prague, czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sentimental, melancholic, humorous and touching films with plots about love, romance, friendship, love and romance, fall in love, drinking and family relations mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like August Fools: Shadows in Paradise (1986), The Man Without a Past (2002), Irreplaceable You (2018), When We Met (2007), Dogfight (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shadows in Paradise (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: An episode in the life of Nikander, a garbage man, involving the death of a co-worker, an affair and much more.
Style: humorous, sentimental, dark humor, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friendship, hopes, love affair, couple relations, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, dull life, friends, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Man Without a Past (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or anything from his past life, he cannot get a job ...
Style: bleak, humorous, touching, semi serious, satirical ...
Plot: generosity, memory loss, poverty, amnesia, robbery, presumed dead, friendship, couple relations, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, finland, north korea, estonia, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Irreplaceable You (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple who have known each other since 8 are destined to be together until death do them apart.
Style: melancholic, sincere, captivating, sentimental
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, support group, marriage proposal, childhood love, love, dying woman, couple relations, romantic relationship, monogamy, netflix, pot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.9
 47K
When We Met (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Depressed after the passing of his father, Dharamraj; as well as his gorgeous girlfriend ditching him, Mumbai-based businessman Aditya Kashyap takes a BEST bus, goes to Chatrapati Shivaji Train Terminus, and boards a train. This is where he meets ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: train, true love, fish out of water, bollywood, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, romance, odd couple, disorder, marriage, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.4
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Dogfight (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the fall of 1963, Eddie Birdlace is an 18-year-old Marine Corps volunteer who is about to ship out with three of his buddies for a tour of duty in Viet Nam. Planning a massive blowout for their last night in San Francisco, Eddie, his buddies, and ...
Style: touching, talky, realistic, clever, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, vietnam war, love and romance, innocence lost, romance, bittersweet, marines, military life, human nature, inadvertently, couples, youth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: san francisco, vietnam, california, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Elusive Summer of '68 (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: For the young man who lives in Serbian province town, the maturing coincides with the turbulent political events of the year 1968.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous
Plot: fall in love, revolution, family relations, coming of age, romance, love and romance, state affairs, youth, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, sex ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, balkan, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
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Sweetheart (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A working woman, mother a three children, realizes that, when her youngest one is about to go to Canada to continue her education, she will end up out of her most precious goal, being a mother..
Style: touching, melancholic, sincere, humorous, sentimental
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family relations, parents and children, family, love, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, romance, youth, male female relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 67K
Elizabethtown (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Drew Baylor is fired after causing his shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. To make matters worse, he's also dumped by his girlfriend. On the verge of ending it all, Drew gets a new lease on life when he returns to his ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, emotional, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: stewardess, small town, fall in love, self discovery, suicide attempt, romance, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, falling in love, telephone call, map ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, kansas, mississippi, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Steve + Sky (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
Country: Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Steve + Sky is a story about two struggling teenagers who are trying to find their own place in the world. He is a small-time crook recently released from prison and she is a prostitute craving some love and affection. They find each other in an ...
Style: serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: fall in love, love affair, love and romance, romance, life is a bitch, prostitute, misfit, criminal heroes, pimp, drug dealing, crimes, prison ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Finland, Germany
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Lugubrious Finns Valto and Reino take to the road in search of coffee and vodka, without which their lives are not worth living. But their reveries are interrupted by the arrival of garrulous Russian Klaudia and Estonian Tatiana - who are clearly ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, stylized, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: misfit, on the road, hitchhiker, coffee, cigarette smoking, couples, friends, dull life, drive away, estrangement, social relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 2K
Juha (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A farmer's wife is seduced into running away from her stolid older husband by a city slicker, who enslaves her in a brothel.
Style: silent film, serious, realistic, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, countryside, life is a bitch, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, bittersweet, orchestral, innocence lost, infidelity, urban, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Meet My Valentine (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Tom learns that he has terminal brain cancer, he decides to find a replacement husband for his wife and a father to his daughter, before it is too late. Unbeknownst to his wife Valentine, Tom sets up an on-line dating profile for her, and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love, daughter, wife, cancer, family relations, fall in love, terminal illness, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, cooking, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 12K
The Meddler (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away.
Style: melancholic, sincere, exciting, sentimental, captivating
Plot: mother daughter relationship, romance, friendship, loss of father, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, wedding, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship, friend, father son relationship, party, female director ...
Time: year 1969
Place: los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: american dream, immigrants, culture clash, friendship, fish out of water, kgb, nudity (full frontal - brief), self discovery, urban, fall in love, disorder, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, russia, harlem manhattan new york city, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Paris Can Wait (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman at a crossroads traveling to Cannes along with her successful film producer husband, finds herself on a two-day road trip with his business associate. What follows is a carefree journey replete with diversions involving picturesque sites, ...
Style: road movie, captivating, sentimental, thought provoking, humorous
Plot: life, travel, love, on the road, wine, husband wife relationship, film producer, food, husband, restaurant, fall in love, romance ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Sally (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Jack is driving aimlessly on a road to nowhere with his imaginary girlfriend, Sally, when he meets Beth. The duo becomes a trio when escaped mental patient Bugs, also fixated on an imaginary woman named Sally, finds himself along for the ride with ...
Style: sentimental, exciting, touching, light, suspenseful ...
Plot: love, doctor patient relationship, mental illness, doctor, nurse, mental institution, medication, road trip, abuse, sexual abuse, cigarette smoking, camping ...
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Ali's Wedding (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a "white lie" which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naive and musically gifted Muslim cleric's eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, except he is madly in love with an Australian born-Lebanese girl.
Style: sweet, sentimental, uplifting, touching, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: wedding, husband wife relationship, friendship, marriage, love, australian, white lie, musician, love and romance, couples, hopes, reunion ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hamlet Goes Business (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A bizarre black-and-white film noir reworking of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: businessman, company, poetry, death of mother, puppy, business meeting, confession of crime, ice cream, cigarette smoking, rock band, gym, gun ...
Place: norway, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl with insomnia who works in a coffee house has impossibly high standards for her love and fears she will never meet a worthy man. Then in walks a new employee and they click - until she discovers he has a girlfriend. Undaunted, she moves to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: insomnia, friends, jealousy, cafe, romance, love, unlikely couple, looking for love, fall in love, couple relations, love triangle, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, usa, vancouver, oakland california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Premam (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Three stages in George's life, and three girls he encounters in each stage.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, compassionate
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Loves of a Blonde (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Andula, an innocent Czech girl from a factory town, is desperately in search of love. She believes she's found it when she beds Milda, a charming young musician visiting from Prague. Milda, however, is only looking for a casual encounter, and ...
Style: cynical, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: factory worker, working class, youth, one night stand, small town, fish out of water, couple relations, new wave, disorder, firefighter, friends, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: prague, europe, czechoslovakia, poland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
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Maggie's Plan (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Maggie 's plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant and impossible Georgette. But one daughter and three years later, Maggie is out of love and ...
Style: melancholic, talky, sentimental, satirical, intellectual ...
Plot: blended family, marriage, adultery, divorce, love triangle, husband wife relationship, love, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, ex husband ex wife relationship, little girl ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, quebec, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Agnes Browne (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Agnes Browne's husband died, she discovered something amazing... Herself.
Style: sentimental, emotional, humorous, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: working class, children, family relations, best friend, human spirit, family problems, life is a bitch, single parent, hopes, down on your luck, puberty, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Love by Request (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two people: Igor, an ex-athlete aimlessly living and chasing rubles to get drunk and Vera, an ugly duck librarian, try to find their luck by planning to fall in love with each other based on "psychological conditioning".
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, romantic, humorous
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, family outing
Plot: loneliness, love, drunkenness, stubbornness, fall in love, perseverance, chance meeting, dating show, happy ending, society, male female relationship, drink ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
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Fitoor (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A young artist tries to win the heart of his muse, while her mother hatches a scheme to end his quest for true love.
Style: exciting, sincere, light, captivating, sexy
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love, dancing, artist, couple relations, friendship, couples, love affair, fall in love, reunion, family relations, romance, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kashmir
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
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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: satirical, sincere, funny, ironic
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, social satire, love, bribery, middle aged man, friendship, plumber, dancing, coworker relationship, colleague colleague relationship, social relations, soviet ...
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Winter Cherries (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Olga, is a young intelligent woman who raises a young son. She ends up falling in love with a married man who does not dare to leave his family.
Style: melancholic, cynical, uplifting, sentimental
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destructive relationship, divorced woman, unlikely relationship, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, train, neighbor neighbor relationship, relationship problems, love affair, couple relations, breakup, female friendship, impossible love ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
My Last Day Without You (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a one-day business trip to New York, a young German business executive falls in love with a singer-songwriter who exposes him to her Brooklyn world and emotions he's never experienced before.
Style: sentimental, melancholic, light, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: white male black female relationship, opposites attract, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, love, businessman, love at first sight, forbidden love, singer, faith, father daughter relationship, foreigner, pastor ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Love/Juice (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Chinatsu and Kyoko are two close friends who live together and share pretty much everything, makeup, spoon and even their bed. They are so inseparable as to be almost a single entity. Yet they are neither a couple in the conventional sense, or in ...
Style: melancholic, touching, exciting, captivating, sentimental ...
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Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Enough Said (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Eva is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne, the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being middle-aged and single, Eva decides to take a chance on her new love interest ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: party, divorced divorcee, dating, poet, romance, goodhearted, couple relations, middle aged, single parent, sexual activity, encounter, masseuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%