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, older man younger woman relationship, social relations, coworker relationship, colleague colleague relationship, plumber, social outcast, slacker, social misfits, one against many, communism, dancing, blue collar, scam, flood, nightclub, girl, separation, training, drinking, memory ...
Place: soviet union, russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and sincere films with plots about love, friendship, friends, dialogue, unlikely friendships, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Afonya: Office Romance (1977), Love & Friendship (2016), Dear Galileo (2009), When Harry Met Sally... (1989), 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, funny, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: female boss, office romance, unlikely couple, love affair, single father, boss and employee, relationship vs career, social relations, russian, awkwardness, envy, love letter ...
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.
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Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, emotional ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: russia, moscow russia, soviet union, new jersey, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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 ...
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Plot: friendship, manipulation, jane austen, love, relationships, culture clash, period piece, romance, family, betrayal, love story, adaptation ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, feel good, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, unlikely couple, looking for love, romance, friends, male female friendship, platonic, up and down relationship, opposites attract, falling in love, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1987, year 1982
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: chick flick, girls' night, date night, family outing
Plot: loneliness, love, drunkenness, stubbornness, dating show, perseverance, fall in love, happy ending, chance meeting, society, drinking, drink ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: hotel, friendship, odd couple, fish out of water, misfit, urban, disorder, misfit partners, follow your dream, city life, hopes, helicopter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, georgia (former ussr), moscow russia, caucasus, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Changing Hearts (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: emotional, semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: talky, clever, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 693
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: humorous, funny, witty, realistic, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, village life, friendship, french, fish out of water, dialect, happy ending, foe turned friend, family, social satire, small town, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, southern france, europe, flanders, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 59K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: stylized, talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, japan, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Cuba, Mexico, Spain, USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
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Style: sentimental, touching, serious, feel good, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 77K
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Style: touching, emotional, sweet, humorous, romantic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 108 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 2K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.2
 148
The Men (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 69 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 90s
Place: athens greece, greece, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 214K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: sexual, realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
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Plot: love, young people, summer, sarcasm, writing, coming of age, depression, literature, friendship, university, friend, quotation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 ...
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Time: turn of the century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 1K
Jersey Girl (1992)
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Say a Word for the Poor Hussar (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Musical, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
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Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 2K
Oblomov (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: St. Petersburg, mid 19th century: the indolent, middle-aged Oblomov lives in a flat with his older servant, Zakhar. He sleeps much of the day, dreaming of his childhood on his parents' estate. His boyhood companion, Stoltz, now an energetic and ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, talky, realistic, sincere
Plot: friendship, family life, golden years, master and servant, love and romance, society, family relations, friends, yawning, crucifix, bee, illness ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia, rome italy, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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