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, ironic, satirical
Plot: love, social satire, bribery, friendship, middle aged man, plumber, older man younger woman relationship, colleague colleague relationship, social relations, coworker relationship, social outcast, slacker, social misfits, one against many, communism, dancing, blue collar, scam, flood, nightclub, girl, separation, training, drinking, memory ...
Place: soviet union, russia

Most similar movies to Afonya

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, touching and semi serious films with plots about love, friendship, romance, friends, unlikely friendships, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Afonya: Office Romance (1977), Dear Galileo (2009), Mimino (1977), Love & Friendship (2016), Love by Request (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Office Romance (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Anatoli Yefremovich Novoseltsev works in a statistics institution, whose director is an unattractive and bossy woman. An old friend of his, Yuri Grigorievich Samokhvalov, who gets appointed assistant director of the institution, wants to make ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, funny
Audience: family outing
Plot: office romance, female boss, unlikely couple, love affair, single father, boss and employee, relationship vs career, social relations, russian, awkwardness, statistics, clerk ...
Place: moscow russia, soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, women, career, midlife crisis, working class, couple relations, happiness, love story, illegitimate child, women in society, unwed mother ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, china, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.7
 263
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, illegal immigration, love, friendship, romance, eiffel tower paris
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 8.3
 4K
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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hotel, friendship, helicopter, initially antagonists, misfit partners, follow your dream, small time, fish out of water, social relations, city life, hopes, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, georgia (former ussr), caucasus, berlin germany, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: witty, stylized, light, talky, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, family outing
Plot: friendship, manipulation, jane austen, period piece, love, relationships, culture clash, romance, family, betrayal, love story, adaptation ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: humorous, sincere, sentimental, touching, romantic
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: loneliness, drunkenness, love, stubbornness, perseverance, happy ending, dating show, fall in love, chance meeting, society, drinking, drink ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: college, friendship, coming of age, partners, buddies, graduation, lifestyle, society, urban, friends, social misfits, twentysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, prague czechoslovakia, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Changing Hearts (2002)
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, sincere, semi serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, love, cancer, hospital, life is a bitch, fall in love, looking for love, nursing, terminal illness, best friends, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During their travels from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally Will debate whether or not sex ruins a perfect relationship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they're still no closer to finding the answer.
Style: sentimental, sincere, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, looking for love, unlikely couple, romance, friends, platonic, up and down relationship, male female friendship, falling in love, opposites attract, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1982, year 1987
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 148
The Men (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Vazgen, Sako, Suren and Aram are taxi drivers and close friends. When Aram fell in hopeless love with Karine, other three decide to help their friend.
Plot: boy meets girl, armenian, girl, love, falling in love, young man, boy, friendship, friend, young woman
Place: armenia, caucasus, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 693
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
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, self discovery, love triangle, unsupportive spouse, siblings relations, family problems, fall in love, romance, love and romance, midlife crisis, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, future
Place: wales, england, europe, scotland, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 17K
Book Club (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading Fifty Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.
Style: humorous, ironic, light, romantic, melancholic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: female friendship, female protagonist, book, kiss, reading a book, dinner, rooftop, drinking, dating, widow, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Bridge and Tunnel (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Unspooled through a series of vignettes, this slice-of-life tale follows a group of young college graduates who are forced -- because of a bleak economic environment -- to shack up with their parents and settle for low-paying jobs.
Style: talky, semi serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: friendship, twentysomething life, friends, couple relations, suburbs, couples, money, bar, funeral, love, pirate, recession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 59K
Frances Ha (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: stylized, talky, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, japan, paris france, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
What the Flowers Have Brought Us (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 47 min.
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Plot: love, entertainment, drinking, friendship, flashback, kiss, boyfriend girlfriend relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hello, That's Me! (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Artyom (Armen Dzhigarkhanyan) is a scientist who buries himself in his work after the woman he loves dies during the war. He is informed of his sweetheart's death by a young woman, and soon love blossoms between the lonely doctor and the ...
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Place: armenia, soviet union, russia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 3K
Dark Eyes (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the clownish and superfluous Romano Patroni leaves his wife's ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, surprise ending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 30K
The Postman (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.5
 2K
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, ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal by friend, falling off a cliff, friends falling out, unrequited love, coma, deception, love, friend, dog, secret, ladder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Cuba, Mexico, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Havana, Cuba, 1979. Flamboyantly gay artist Diego (Jorge Perugorría) attempts to seduce the straight and strait-laced David, an idealistic young communist, and fails dismally. But David conspires to become friends with Diego so he can monitor the ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, clever, sincere ...
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Place: cuba, havana cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Racing with the Moon (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievious and irresponsible, Nicky gets into ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, unwanted pregnancy, young lovers, self discovery, teenage life, friendship between men, abortion, bowling, father son relationship, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Say a Word for the Poor Hussar (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Musical, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: The small town agog Hussars entry. Love between cornet and the young actress suddenly faces intrigue made by a St. Petersburg bureaucrat. The actress father dies after being involved in this game and perspectives look dark... But evil will ...
Plot: jealousy, investigation, actor, actress, theater, forced marriage, entrapment, peace, period piece, love, singing, agent ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 79K
Love, Simon (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's ...
Style: touching, emotional, sweet, romantic, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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One Wild Moment (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Antoine and Laurent, old friends, spend their vacation in Corsica with their respective daughters: seventeen-year-old Louna and eighteen-year-old Marie. One evening at the beach, Louna seduces Laurent. Louna is in love, but for Laurent it was ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, witty
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, lust, older man younger woman sex, parent child relationship, friendship between men, father daughter relationship, older man young girl relationship, sexual awakening, age difference, older man younger woman, teenage sexuality, teenage girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, loss of daughter, parents and children, female friendship, best friends, family problems, friendship, small town life, social relations, terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, friendship between women ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Sequence of Feelings (1993)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A renowned actor, Rafal Nawrot, is invited to play the main part in a theatre production of "Romeo and Juliet" in a backwater town. Upon arriving he realizes his mistake and is packing to leave when Julia, a beautiful blonde teenager ...
Plot: theatrical troupe, middle aged man, infidelity, teenage girl, adultery, extramarital affair, mistress, falling in love, small town, love, virgin, older man younger woman relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, witty, humorous, clever, semi serious
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, translator, crumbling marriage, family problems, love affair, couples, dishonesty, love triangle, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Searching for You (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Story: Etsinnässä (Searching for You) is a story about Joni, a young man in his twenties, who returns to his hometown for summer vacation from university. While on his vacation, Joni tries to find himself and happiness.
Plot: young people, love, summer, depression, summer vacation, happiness, coming of age, sarcasm, writing, friendship, friend, university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Welcome to the Sticks (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office administrator, her husband, tries to obtain a transfer to a ...
Style: humorous, funny, witty, realistic, light ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, southern france, flanders, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Brothers McMullen (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Deals with the lives of the three Irish Catholic McMullen brothers from Long Island, New York, over three months, as they grapple with basic ideas and values — love, sex, marriage, religion and family — in the 1990s. Directed, written, produced ...
Style: witty, talky, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, irish catholic, true love, friendship, temptation, abortion, working class, small town, society, religions or cults, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island, ireland, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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