Movies like The African

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The African (1983)
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The African (1983)
Original name: L'africain
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Charlotte (Catherine Deneuve) flies to East-Africa in order to build a touristic center near the Lake Williams where the pygmys live. Here she meets her husband Victor (Philippe Noiret), a devoted conservationist who left her three years ago to live in the jungle. Can you imagine his enthusiasm when she arrives at the conclusion that the ideal place to built this holiday resort is his kitchen garden?
Plot: football, airplane, poacher, elephant
Place: africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and captivating films with plots about adventure, love and romance, airplane, elephant, escapades, romance and male female relationship mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Romance genres. Some movies like The African: Amazon (2000), A Matter of Resistance (1966), An Elephant's Journey (2017), Tango (1993), Ivory Hunters (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Amazon (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On an observatory set high on a mountain, astronomers make a stunning discovery somewhere out in the galaxy. A flying object in the depths of the cosmos is showing signs of life, emitting an intelligent signal. The UFO has just landed on Earth ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: benign alien, jungle, village, astronomer, adventure, escapades, race against time, danger, criminal heroes, redemption, rescue, girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, venezuela, patagonia, new york ...
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100%
A Matter of Resistance (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the countryside near Normandy's beaches lives Marie, unhappy. It's 1945, she's married to Jérôme, a somewhat fussy milquetoast, diffident to the war around him and unwilling to move his wife to Paris, where she longs to live, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: world war two, countryside, wooing, d day, resistance, couple relations, parents and children, farce, wartime life, love triangle, romance, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
An Elephant's Journey (2017)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A lost orphan boy and a giant elephant team up to take down an elephant poaching syndicate.
Plot: elephant, safari, poacher, orphan, uncle, lost, aunt, uncle nephew relationship, lost child, jungle, nephew, aunt nephew relationship ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 1K
Tango (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Vincent, a stunt pilot, is acquitted of murdering his wife and her lover. However, a few years later, L'Elegant, the Judge in the case, comes to blackmail him. The Judge's nephew, Paul, is having trouble with his wife and they demand that ...
Plot: murder, car, airplane, tango
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 5.1
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Ivory Hunters (1990)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ruthless elephant killers are confronted by determined conservationists.
Plot: elephant, poacher, poaching, corruption, photojournalist, murder, love interest, death threat, wildlife, revenge, police officer, slaughterhouse ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 2.7
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Going Bananas (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An evil circus owner chases a chimp and his friends through Africa. Not necessarily 'Dyn-O-Mite!', but this silly monkey business is decent family fun.
Style: neo screwball comedy
Plot: circus, airplane, vacation, corruption, chase, hospice, bonding, chimpanzee, acrobat, animal rights, elephant, lion ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Black Decameron (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Five unrelated tales: (1) "The Ravishing Queen" / "La Reina Bella", in which the queen choses a king by devious endurance tests of the pretendants; (2) "The Punished Lovers", in which a fake blind husband is ...
Style: anthology
Plot: zoophilia, nude black woman, prostitution, seduction, queen, female nudity, pubic hair, bare breasts, blind man, donkey, nudity (full frontal - brief), societal hypocrisy ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Savage (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Caracas, Venezuela. Just after her engagement with Vittorio, Nelly runs away from him. As he pursued her, she looks for help to Martin, a French middle-aged man she met by accident. He helps her to escape and drives her to the airport and gives her ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexual
Plot: island, crimes, romance, heist, teenage life, fall in love, infidelity, couples, private detective, gangsters, love and romance, on the run ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, venezuela, new york, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Finding Lenny (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: "Everything happens for a reason" - on his 50th birthday, Lenny Vincent is fired from his job as a sports writer for a daily newspaper, his wife of 19 years leaves him for a much younger man and he and his best friend Dave are caught in a ...
Plot: midlife crisis, football, soccer, african tribe, sport
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6K
L'Ascension (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A true story of Samy, native of La Courneuve, who is out of love for Nadia, decides to climb Mount Everest.
Style: thought provoking, touching, humorous, exciting, captivating
Plot: mountain climbing, tent, airport, snow, romance, courage, adventure, escapades, mountaineer, radio, expedition, rope bridge ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mount everest, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Fountain for Susan (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Slovakia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: African Ibrahim Maiga is a renowned R&B artist, who lives in Europe. One day he receives a letter from his father, the chief of Ibrahim's tribe that he must marry Nene. She has been married off to him since their childhood. Ibrahim dislikes ...
Plot: bigamy, water shortage, deception, love, fountain, african tribe, blood donor, wedding, poisoning, elephant, journalist, accident ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Perfect Plan (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Successful woman in love tries to break her family curse of every first marriage ending in divorce, by dashing to the alter with a random stranger before marrying her boyfriend.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fake marriage, couple relations, love affair, escapades, love and romance, opposites attract, adventure, love, fall in love, unlikely couple, disorder, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, kenya, france, copenhagen, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.5
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Safari (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Richard Dacier owns a tour agency specialized on organizing safaris for European tourists eager to confront the African wild life. Actually, he took the job after his father and never went into the savanna by himself. As he owes big money to some ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, light, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: safari, wilderness, adventure, escapades, animal life, disorder, tour guide, on the road, culture clash, fish out of water, danger, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a native village is apparently terrorized by a Lion, the local sergeant enlists the help of a veterinarian working at a nearby animal study center. It is soon discovered that the Lion has a unique problem, it has double vision due to the fact ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: lion, veterinarian, disability, family relations, animal life, black market, village, parents and children, family, adventure, poacher, poaching ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Little Indian, Big City (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stephen, an international trader, tracks down his ex-wife Patricia in some Amazonian backwater. He needs her consent to a divorce so that he can marry Charlotte. Unfortunately, he discovers a son he didn’t know he had – Mimi-Siku. The young ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, semi serious, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, culture clash, jungle, adventure, family, parents and children, dysfunctional family, fish out of water, disorder, estrangement, nothing goes right, city life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: paris france, venezuela, europe, france, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Fanfan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this 2003 remake of the classic 1952 French film, Fanfan la Tulipe is a swashbuckling lover who is tricked into joining the army of King Louis XV by Adeline La Franchise, who tells Fanfan that by doing so, he will eventually marry one of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: adventure, fencing, fight scenes, heroes, wooing, love and romance, military, soldier, heroic mission, escapades, family, swashbuckler ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Love at First Fight (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Arnaud, facing an uncertain future and a dearth of choices in a small French coastal town, meets and falls for the apocalyptic-minded Madeleine, who joins an army boot camp to learn military and survival skills to prepare for the upcoming ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, light, sincere ...
Plot: forest, teenage love, family business, military, love and romance, fall in love, couples, coming of age, parents and children, disorder, summer, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Great Elephant Escape (1995)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two young boys help an elephant escape from an African animal orphanage when he is bought by a wealthy American. The trio dodge poachers, the police and lions on a journey they'll never forget.
Plot: harmonica, child protagonist, elephant, lion, guide, poacher, orphan, hyena, human animal relationship, interracial friendship, african tribe, boy ...
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 4.5
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Safari (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: India
Story: Bombay-based Anjali Aggarwal's father, Ajit, is the owner of Aggarwal Industries. Asha challenges Ajit that she can run the business better and he accepts the challenge. Her plan is to build a new factory on a small island called Manjira in the ...
Plot: elephant, rain, hunter, boat, factory, forest, airplane, crocodile, air disaster, gorilla, island, industrialist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Little Romance (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young American girl and a young French boy meet in Paris and fall in love, with the assistance of an old man and his stories.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, missing child, teenage girl, bridge, teen angst, romance, bittersweet, couple relations, fall in love, cons and scams, teenage life, young lovers ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, venice, france, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
My Donkey, My Lover & I (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Antoinette, a school teacher, is looking forward to her long planned summer holidays with her secret lover Vladimir, the father of one of her pupils. When learning that Vladimir cannot come because his wife organized a surprise trekking holiday in ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, funny, romantic
Plot: school teacher, female teacher, single woman, unfaithful husband, relationships, romantic relationship, male female relationship, escapades, love and romance, summer vacation, family relations, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Rosa's Wedding (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Rosa is about to turn 45 and realises that she's always lived her life to serve everyone else. So she decides to leave it all behind and take charge of her life and fulfil her dream of starting her own business
Plot: translator, cell phone, sister, driving, city hall, daughter, relatives, discussion, running, wedding, divorce, race ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.1
 316
One 4 All (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Olivia, Irina and Masha are improving their acting skills. They no longer believe in Prince Charming, and their career is waning. Olivia works at the front desk at the airport and offers a wonderful plan: he would do so that friends will be aboard ...
Plot: rehearsal, film producer, crying, seduction, wealth, bandit, president, nightclub owner, orchestra conductor, antique dealer, scam, scheme ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Further Adventures of Tennessee Buck (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: Sri Lanka, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ken Manchester (Brant von Hoffman) and his beautiful rich wife Barbara Manchester (Kathy Shower) wire the drunk adventurer Buck Malone (David Keith) to take them on a hunting expedition in the jungle. However, the true purpose of the expedition was ...
Style: erotic
Plot: parody, interracial sex, jungle, adventurer, breasts, elephant, bikini, murder, anal rape, rape, female nudity, erotica
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
That Man from Rio (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Farce, spy spoof, and adventure. Swarthy thieves ignore jewels to steal an Amazon figurine from the Museum of Man in Paris' Trocadero Palace and kidnap the world's authority on the lost Maltec civilization. Cut to Agnes, the daughter of a ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, kidnapping, spy, nothing goes right, daring rescue, crimes, cons and scams, romance, escapades, danger, disorder, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Twist Again in Moscow (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Igor, who manages a fancy hotel and is on the take, has to juggle several problems at once. He has a two-hour window to get his ill-got gain out of the hotel, he must misdirect and obstruct the inquiries of a Party auditor who suspects that all is ...
Plot: kgb, rock singer, corruption, dissident, black market, hotel manager, government official, christmas, corrupt politician, escape, luxury hotel, twist the dance ...
Time: 80s
Place: soviet union, moscow russia, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Best Friend's Girl (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Isabelle Huppert plays an attractive Parisienne out looking for some fun during her vacation on the ski slopes of Courchevel in the Alps when she starts up a relationship with a great-looking sportswear salesman, but at the same time she is ...
Style: sexy, dark humor, cynical, biting, suspense ...
Plot: mountain, satire, love triangle, nightclub, love and romance, betrayal, buddies, heist, resort, friendship, couples, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Up to His Ears (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Up the Himalayas... Up the Yang-tze... Up in a balloon... Up-stage with a stripper... Up-town in Hong Kong... You can't keep a great adventurer down
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous, cult film
Plot: on the run, adventure, danger, goofy hero, disorder, dull life, on the road, love and romance, assassination attempt, crimes, escapades, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: nepal, asia, himalaya, hong kong, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Daughter of D'Artagnan (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: It is 1654, in the South of France. When horsemen follow a runaway slave into the convent where he's taken sanctuary and kill both the fugitive and the Mother Superior, they little realise that one of the novices is the spirited daughter of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: musketeer, conspiracy, royalty, vengeance, convent, rebelliousness, parents and children, murder, adventure, rebellion, escapades, righting the wronged ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
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I Love You All (1980)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman invites all four men she loved in her life for the dinner of New Year's Eve at the same time and unites them all in her house...
Plot: christmas, pop music, drunk driving, recording studio, falling into a swimming pool, christmas party, christmas eve, ski resort, resort hotel, ex lover ex lover relationship, song, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%