Movies like Afonya

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Afonya (1975)
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Afonya (1975)
Original name: Афоня
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 remember after nights of heavy drinking. His wife leaves him, his boss places him on probation, his whole life is falling apart, but he doesn't realize it. Afonya met Katya at a dance club, yet didn't pay her much attention. But she is the one, who can save him... In this movie Daneliya achieves a perfect balance of satire and drama. Quotes from the movie gained a cult status in USSR.
Style: sincere, funny, satirical, ironic
Plot: love, social satire, older man younger woman relationship, bribery, friendship, middle aged man, soviet, dancing, plumber, coworker relationship, colleague colleague relationship, social relations, social outcast, slacker, social misfits, communism, alcohol abuse, satire, scam, blue collar, one against many, village, job, nightclub, memory ...
Place: soviet union, russia

Most similar movies to Afonya

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, sincere, light and touching films with plots about love, friendship, romance, love and romance, society, couples and fall in love mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Afonya: Walking the Streets of Moscow (1964), The New Romantic (2018), Mimino (1977), Love & Friendship (2016), All About Nina (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Walking the Streets of Moscow (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 78 min.
Story: "I Am Walking Along Moscow" aka "Ya Shagayu Po Moskve" (1963) is a charming lyrical comedy directed by Georgi Daneliya in 1963 that was nominated for Golden Palm at Cannes Film Festival. Daneliya proved that it is possible to ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, humorous, nostalgic
Plot: soviet, wedding, army, military enlistment, fiancee, society, friendship, family relations, love and romance, criminal, uniform, walking in the rain ...
Place: moscow russia, russia
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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 150 min.
Story: This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, soviet, midlife crisis, life, career, women, couple relations, women in society, happiness, female friendship, love story ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: russia, moscow russia, soviet union, new jersey, china
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The New Romantic (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Blake Conway, aspiring journalist, hopeless romantic. and frustrated with the lack of chivalrous guys her own age, a college senior gives up on dating for love to date an older man in exchange for gifts instead.As she documents the adventure in the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, love, social differences, romance, self discovery, female protagonist, coming of age, society, stereotypes, sexuality, character change, young adult ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, helicopter, pilot, soviet, social relations, disorder, ethnic, initially antagonists, urban, city life, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, georgia (former ussr), berlin germany, armenia, caucasus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Love & Friendship (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, France, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: From Jane Austen’s novella, the beautiful and cunning Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors of her dalliances and to find husbands for herself and her daughter. Two young men, handsome Reginald DeCourcy and ...
Style: romantic, witty, stylized, light, talky ...
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Plot: jane austen, friendship, period piece, love, manipulation, relationships, culture clash, romance, family, betrayal, love story, adaptation ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, ireland
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All About Nina (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nina Geld's passion and talent have made her a rising star in the comedy scene, but she's an emotional mess offstage. When a new professional opportunity coincides with a romantic one, she is forced to confront her own deeply troubled past.
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, thought provoking, captivating
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Dear Galileo (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Dear Galileo is created by the director who was behind the runaway success of “Seasons Change”. It’s the story of two friends, Tai and Toey. One wants to runs away from school and the other is running away from love. They decide to travel and ...
Plot: travel, friendship, love, illegal immigration, eiffel tower paris, romance
Place: europe
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303 (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 145 min.
Story: On the way from Berlin to Portugal in her rusty '303' camper van, young biology student Jule picks up hitchhiker Jan. While having intense conversations about everything and the world, they try not to fall in love.
Style: road movie, light, sincere, melancholic, exciting
Plot: trip, conversation, road trip, love, travel, highway travel, friendship, student, love and romance, hitchhiker, storytelling, youth ...
Time: 2010s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
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37%
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August (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1890s North Wales over a long, hot August weekend, the Victorian calm of a household is suddenly upset with the arrival of a London couple who impose their city ways and thoughts on the more rurally based family. An adaptation of Anton ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
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Style: sincere, humorous, light, captivating
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Friends (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Friends is a 2001 Tamil movie starring Vijay, Surya, Ramesh Khanna, Devayani, Abhinyashree, Vijayalakshmi, Sriman and Vadivelu. The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film is a remake of the Malayalam film by the same name with actors Mukesh, ...
Style: captivating, touching, romantic
Plot: friendship, betrayal by friend, love triangle, love, unrequited love, secret, deception, friends falling out, coma, jealousy, friend, falling off a cliff ...
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Carefree (2016)
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Duration: 130 min.
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Style: non-linear, sexy, unusual plot structure, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: love, marriage proposal, wedding, thin attractive woman, male objectification, love and romance, romance, couple relations, couples, fall in love, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on Daniel Wright's award-winning play "Colored Eggs", is a drama/comedy about life, loss and love among an eccentric group of characters whose lives intersect under less than ideal circumstances.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Love and Pigeons (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Shown a life in the remote siberian village. Vasia, who never leave his family, village, comes to pass summer holiday on the Black Sea. New world, new people - so, hi's temted by a half-crazy woman (Raisa Zaharovna). And after short time Vasia ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, talky, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Love by Request (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, humorous, romantic
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, family outing
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The Men (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 69 min.
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Plot: young man, falling in love, armenian, boy meets girl, fall in love, boy, love, friend, girl, friendship, young woman
Place: yerevan, soviet union, armenia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Sale of Paradise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 106 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
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