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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Most similar movies to The African

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and captivating films with plots about adventure, elephant, love and romance, escapades, male female relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief) and romance mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Romance genres. Some movies like The African: Amazon (2000), The Black Decameron (1972), Tango (1993), Ivory Hunters (1990), Mister Moses (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.8
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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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: astronomer, village, benign alien, trust, girl, jungle, adventure, escapades, race against time, redemption, criminal heroes, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: venezuela, paris france, france, new york, patagonia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, erotica, female nudity, blind man, sex, queen, donkey, witch doctor, nudity (full frontal - brief), societal hypocrisy, topless woman, seduction ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 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: car, airplane, tango, murder
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.0
 146
Ivory Hunters (1990)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ruthless elephant killers are confronted by determined conservationists.
Plot: animals, elephant, poacher, police officer, murder of friend, unlikely hero, environmentalism, american abroad, police, love interest, wildlife, corruption ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.2
 301
Mister Moses (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A con man on the run in Africa aids a minister's daughter by helping lead a local tribe to their new homeland.
Plot: elephant, village, helicopter, bible, native tribe, fire, missionary, evacuation, relocation, magic, witch doctor, arrest ...
Time: 60s
Place: africa, kenya, east africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: female nudity, blood donor, african tribe, elephant, journalist, deception, bigamy, water shortage, adoption, sculpture, poisoning, accident ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Matter of Resistance (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, resistance, wooing, countryside, d day, love triangle, invasion, war, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 2K
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, sexual, humorous
Plot: love story, summer, island, couples, love and romance, crimes, on the run, romance, dishonesty, betrayal, private detective, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
Place: venezuela, latin america, new york, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 2.8
 476
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: youth, circus, animal rights, acrobat, human animal friendship, chase, airplane, corrupt cop, vacation, corruption, guardian, child protagonist ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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: semi serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: animals, cat, lion, veterinarian, poacher, village, parents and children, adventure, family, animal life, family relations, black market ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: african tribe, midlife crisis, football, soccer, sport
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.5
 1K
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, captivating, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: safari, adventure, wilderness, escapades, tour guide, disorder, on the road, fish out of water, culture clash, nothing goes right, goofy hero, desert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Terrible Jungle (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: French Guyana, not so long ago. Eliott, a young and naive anthropology researcher, goes on an expedition to study the Otopis, a mysterious tribe from the Amazon rainforest. It is also an opportunity for him to get away from the grip of his ...
Style: absurd, funny, humorous, idiotic
Plot: jungle, tribe, unlikely friendships, adventure, silly humor, fictional country, partners, escapades, mother son relationship, goofy hero, adventure hero, stupidity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.9
 52
Okafor's Law (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Nigeria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A slick serial seducer bets his friends that he can bed three old flames in six weeks, in this risqué comedy from the director of the smash hit Wives on Strike.
Plot: cinema
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: elephant, animals, orphan, safari, poacher, jungle, missing child, lost, human animal relationship, wild animal, poaching, animal human communication ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, romantic, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: couple relations, fake marriage, escapades, love and romance, love affair, adventure, travel, love, unlikely couple, fall in love, opposites attract, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: moscow russia, france, kenya, europe, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Last Safari (1967)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A hunter stalks a killer elephant.
Plot: hunter, elephant, safari, big game hunter, guide, photographer, american abroad, animal attack, village, death of friend, hunting, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Karzan, Jungle Lord (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Financed by Lord Carter and led by Captain Fox, an expedition is mounted to find and capture a jungle-man who lives in Africa.
Plot: jungle, tarzan, expedition, monkey, attack, manhunt, women fight, native, crocodile, spider, tribe, snake ...
Place: africa, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: funny, humorous, sexy, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, culture clash, family, adventure, jungle, dysfunctional family, parents and children, divorce, adaptation, fish out of water, nothing goes right, city life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: paris france, africa, venezuela, latin america, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 5K
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: tense, captivating, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: adventure, escapades, fencing, fight scenes, family, heroes, dishonesty, training camp, chase, love and romance, wooing, military ...
Time: 18th century
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: touching, sentimental, captivating, light, sincere ...
Plot: military, teenage love, family business, forest, coming of age, love and romance, fall in love, couples, survival, disorder, parents and children, opposites attract ...
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: youth, ranch, human animal relationship, interracial friendship, elephant, american abroad, boy, child protagonist, lion, hyena, orphan, guide ...
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
King Solomon's Mines (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ever in search of adventure, explorer Allan Quatermain agrees to join the beautiful Jesse Huston on a mission to locate her archaeologist father, who has been abducted for his knowledge of the legendary mines of King Solomon. As the kidnappers, led ...
Style: humorous, road movie, harsh, ridiculous, parody ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure, giant spider, treasure hunt, chase, adventurer, adventure, escapades, secret place, jungle, adventure hero, good versus evil, german ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1910s, 80s
Place: africa, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.1
 13K
Hatari! (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos. Will the arrival of a female wildlife photographer change their ways?
Style: exciting, sexy, humorous, intense, affectionate ...
Audience: kids
Plot: lion, hunter, hunting, chase, giraffe, safari, elephant, romance, adventure, animals, wild animal, drunk ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, light, funny, entertaining, romantic ...
Plot: single woman, donkey, unfaithful husband, school teacher, male female relationship, romantic relationship, summer vacation, love and romance, relationships, family relations, escapades, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: sexy, touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, aging, romance, youth, bittersweet, child, runaway, con artists, first love, french, first contact, fantasy world ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.9
 359
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: bandit, police officer, police commissioner, battle of the sexes, male female relationship, antique dealer, actress, marriage, husband wife relationship, president, orchestra conductor, nightclub owner ...
⇓ 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, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: adventure, spy, nothing goes right, crimes, daring rescue, romance, escapades, disorder, cons and scams, kidnapping, husband wife relationship, thief ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: brazil, paris france, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, dissident, rock singer, corruption, hotel manager, black market, christmas, escape, corrupt politician, government official, videotaping, hotel room ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr, 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, suspense, cynical, biting, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, female nudity, male nudity, satire, nightclub, mountain, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, friendship, heist, resort, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%