Movies like 12:08 East of Bucharest

If you like "12:08 East of Bucharest" you are looking for humorous, captivating and witty movies about / with friendship, politics, holiday, communism, elderly, state affairs and dictatorship themes of Comedy and Drama genre shot in Romania.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)
 7.4
 7K
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)
Original name: A fost sau n-a fost?
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It's the 22nd of December. Sixteen years have passed since the revolution, and in a small town Christmas is about to come. Piscoci, an old retired man is preparing for another Christmas alone. Manescu, the history teacher, tries to keep up with his debts. Jderescu, the owner of a local television post, seems not to be so interested in the upcoming holidays. For him, the time to face history has come. Along with Manescu and Piscoci, he is trying to answer for himself a question which for 16 years has not had an answer: "Was it or wasn't it a revolution in their town?"
Style: humorous, captivating, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, politics, holiday, communism, elderly, state affairs, dictatorship, retired, small town, husband wife relationship, satire, tv show, anniversary, telephone call, revolution, christmas, friends, alcohol abuse, media, golden years, media satire, thief, student, teacher, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania, eastern europe, bucharest

Movie in categories

friendship movies
13943
politics movies
3280
humorous movies
16975
captivating movies
12591
holiday movies
1007
communism movies
539
witty movies
4286
elderly movies
659

Most similar movies to 12:08 East of Bucharest

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about friendship, friends, couples, politics, satire, family relations and husband wife relationship mostly in Comedy, Drama and History genres. Some movies like 12:08 East of Bucharest: A Deal Is a Deal (2008), Home for Christmas (2010), Bolivar Is Me (2002), Spinning Boris (2003), All Together (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Deal Is a Deal (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A London tube driver considers pursuing a third fatal accident to collect a huge payout.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, teenage life, cons and scams, crimes, writer's life, friends, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, unfulfillment, suit, shotgun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Home for Christmas (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adapted from a series of short stories by Norwegian author Levi Henriksen, Bent Hamers Home for Christmas weaves together the lives of people struggling to find their way home on a Christmas Eve, beneath the colors of the Northern Lights. The plot ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, semi serious, non-linear ...
Plot: christmas, hopes, friendship, human nature, small town, unfulfillment, loneliness, multiple storylines, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, couple relations, solitude ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 307
Bolivar Is Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Colombia, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Santiago Miranda¸ an actor representing Bolivar in a television series¸ leaves furious recording because it disagrees with the scripts they oblige die Bolívar¸ against the wall. Between the lucidity and the madness¸ Miranda really acts as a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: actor's life, political unrest, revolution, politics, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, state affairs, irony, delusion, satire, obsession, self delusion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Spinning Boris (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Russian political elite hires American consultants to help with President Yeltsin's re-election campaign when his approval rating is down to single digits.
Style: clever, realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Plot: politics, ambition, leadership, rise to the top, head of state, idealism, political unrest, political intrigue, political conspiracy, culture clash, campaign, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, year 1996, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 3K
All Together (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, elderly, golden years, bittersweet, friends, heart attack, old age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Summer Holiday (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On his spring break at the seaside, with his wife and his four year old son, Bogdan Ciocazanu runs into his best friends from high-school at the precise date and time that reminds all of them of their most glorious drinking trips and sexual ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friendship, reunion, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), couple relations, sex, midlife crisis, introspection, lifestyle, friends, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Blue Tooth Virgin (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two writers must face a dilemma that is common to anyone who has ever had an artistic friend: what happens when you have to give feedback, and the news isn't good? Sam, an aspiring screenwriter, and David, a successful magazine editor, have ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, witty ...
Plot: friendship, ego clash, best friends, filmmaking, showbiz, performer's life, rivalry, criticism, screenwriter, magazine editor, indoor, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.5
 359
Mobile Home (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After having broken up with his girlfriend and left his job, Simon has come back to his small hometown in the countryside, where he meets up again with his old friend Julien. The two thirty-year-old, unemployed and idle men decide to reinvest in an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, road movie
Plot: friendship, dream come true, introspection, hopes, starting over, small town, bittersweet, thirtysomething life, countryside, money problems, journey, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 1K
Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: satire, ambition, friends, unemployment, politics, campaign, against the odds, society, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, profanity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.5
 12K
Philanthropy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 21st century Bucharest to get out in the city on Saturday evening at the arm of a beautiful woman is a financial investment risky. Ovidiu, unassuming high school teacher, never could afford. Looking for a source of income to something more ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Plot: middle aged man, dishonesty, cons and scams, impersonating, couples, teachers and students, secretary, scam, alternate reality, false identity, compassion, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, eastern europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
White Reindeer (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After an unexpected tragedy, Suzanne searches for the true meaning of Christmas during one sad, strange December in suburban Virginia.
Style: dark humor, tragicomedy, humorous, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: christmas, introspection, suburbs, friendship, solace, holiday, death of husband, drugs/alcohol, friends, suburban life, bittersweet, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
A Grandpa for Christmas (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An old-time movie-star singer/ hoofer rebonds with his estranged daughter and 9-year-old granddaughter.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family relations, family, elderly, father daughter estrangement, mother daughter relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, estrangement, youth, golden years, old man, chess ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.4
 402
Age of Panic (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: May 6, 2012. Cable news reporter Laetitia is covering the French presidential elections, while Vincent, her ex-husband, demands to see their two young daughters. It's a manic Sunday in Paris: two agitated girls, a frazzled babysitter, a needy ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, emotional, clever ...
Plot: politics, family relations, state affairs, parents and children, ex husband ex wife relationship, journalist, election, child custody, society, rivalry, love, private vs public ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.1
 18K
Swing Vote (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a remarkable turn of events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, touching, entertaining ...
Plot: politics, political campaign, presidential election, election, small town, parents and children, state affairs, single father, father daughter relationship, campaign, media, u.s. president ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.4
 246
Elevator (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A boy and a girl, both teenagers, want to get away from the world and be alone for a while, so they hide in an abandoned factory on the outskirts. But there they fall in a trap of their own intention, and get stuck in the cargo elevator. There is no ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, psychological, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: elevator, trapped, love, friendship, coming of age, escape, teenager, isolation, couples, panic, teenage life, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
My Afternoons with Margueritte (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An illiterate and lonely man bonds with an older and well-read woman.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: elderly, friendship, intergenerational friendship, social relations, self discovery, misfit, golden years, unsupportive parent, older man younger woman relationship, teacher, illiteracy, unknown father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: france, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 27K
Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the ...
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, cynical, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, scandal, media, extramarital affair, head of state, couple relations, supportive spouse, rise to the top, state affairs, satire, adultery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new hampshire, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Geraldine's Fortune (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Geraldine Elmhurst Liddle - Deen to her friends - is up against five other contestants for the $2 million jackpot on the game show "Bring Home the Bacon!". News of her upcoming appearance on the show takes her small New Brunswick hometown ...
Style: witty, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, ambition, family relations, couples, parents and children, contests and competitions, rivalry, elderly, social relations, rags to riches, family secret, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 6K
La chinoise (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism.
Style: humorous, clever, thought provoking, biting, talky ...
Plot: politics, revolution, new wave, lifestyle, rebellion, youth, crimes, deadly, society, fighting the system, satire, university ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.3
 5K
Empties (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Czech literature teacher Josef Tkaloun, who is past retirement age, realises one day that he no longer understands his pupils, and so he quits… dramatically. What he does not predict is that in doing this he will lose his sense of place in society.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, hopes, dishonesty, starting over, friends, couples, family relations, friendship, parents and children, couple relations, grandfather grandson relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: prague, europe, czech republic, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 274
Reach for Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Old and bitter, Alvin just wants some peace and quiet in his last days. His wish, however, is not granted when a young, vibrant and ironically full of life Kevin becomes Alvin's hospice roommate. Through this "odd couple" ...
Style: realistic, humorous, psychological, captivating, semi serious
Plot: retirement home, couples, elderly, terminal illness, retirement home life, unfulfillment, romance, aging, love, time, old man, widower ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 2K
Happy 140 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A group of friends and family reunite at the fancy new holiday home of a woman who is about to turn 40.
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, light, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, disorder, friends, friendship, discussion, reunion, life turned upside down, lottery, female director, sister sister relationship, corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they dance together.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, teachers and students, aging, elderly, dancer's life, self discovery, golden years, dancing, widow, artists and showbiz, power relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
realistic movies
27858
romania movies
193
media movies
1161
 5.2
 479
Our Women (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Max, Paul and Simon have been friends for 35 years. They take great pleasure in their one vacation a year together without their partners and meet-up regularly to spend evenings drinking or playing cards. Each has a successful career and they all ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, moral dilemma, friends, life turned upside down, disorder, murder, police, cover up, escapades, buddies, apartment, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli.
Style: thought provoking, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: friendship, change of luck, fish out of water, culture clash, society, boss and employee, wisdom of life, power relations, immigrants, racism, teaching the ways of the world, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 279
Hello Lonesome (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lonely since his wife left him and alienated from his daughter, a cantankerous voice-over artist strikes up an unlikely friendship with his regular deliveryman. Many suburbs away, an elderly widow loses her license to drive and turns to her wry ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, couples, couple relations, friendship, friends, estrangement, unfulfillment, golden years, lifestyle, aging, loneliness, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
In the Courtyard (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Antoine is a musician. The forties, he suddenly decides to end his career. After a few days of wandering, he gets a job as a janitor. Mathilde lives in the old building in the east of Paris where he takes office. This is a young retiree, generous ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, elderly, aging, career change, anxiety, depression, musician, nervous breakdown, golden years, friends, retiring ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Monkey in Winter (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a man who has stopped drinking- and then dreaming- and who thanks to a young man who tries to forget a lost love in alcohol will turn drunk again during an exciting night.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, couples, friendship, buddies, partners, small town life, alcoholic, post war, world war two, drinking alcohol, drinking, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: france, europe, english channel, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Perfect Dictatorship (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 143 min.
Story: TV MX, the most powerful Mexican Television Corporation, discloses a scandalous story involving Governor Carmelo Vargas in serious crimes and illicit business. Governor Vargas worried about his political future, decides to clean his image and ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, realistic, biting ...
Plot: manipulation, media, political intrigue, media satire, political corruption, manipulations, journalism, campaign, state affairs, dishonesty, corrupt politician, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.8
 573
The Big Ask (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Big Ask is a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, desert, moral dilemma, best friends, buddies, couples, bittersweet, death of mother, friends, couple relations, dealing with death, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%