Movies like Ariel

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Ariel (1988)
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Ariel (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Taisto Kasurinen is a Finnish coal miner whose father has just committed suicide and who is framed for a crime he did not commit. In jail, he starts to dream about leaving the country and starting a new life. He escapes from prison but things don't go as planned...
Style: stylized, witty, humorous, clever, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, road movie, bleak, dark humor ...
Plot: fall in love, escape, prison, prisoner, falling in love, strong sexual content, on the road, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes, couples, false accusation, disorder, nothing goes right, life turned upside down, seaport, down on your luck, underdog, factory worker, suicide, marriage, bank robbery, ship, prison escape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland

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Most similar movies to Ariel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and witty films with plots about mentor, culture clash, love and romance, dialogue, couples, romance and runaway mostly in Comedy, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Ariel: Shadows in Paradise (1986), Calamari Union (1985), The Bohemian Life (1992), Lucky Break (2001), The Man Without a Past (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shadows in Paradise (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: An episode in the life of Nikander, a garbage man, involving the death of a co-worker, an affair and much more.
Style: semi serious, realistic, dark humor, humorous, sentimental
Plot: friendship, hopes, friends, dull life, romance, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, redemption, down on your luck, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Finland, Germany
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Lugubrious Finns Valto and Reino take to the road in search of coffee and vodka, without which their lives are not worth living. But their reveries are interrupted by the arrival of garrulous Russian Klaudia and Estonian Tatiana - who are clearly ...
Style: stylized, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hitchhiker, on the road, misfit, coffee, cigarette smoking, society, misfit partners, unfulfillment, buddies, social misfits, culture clash, singleness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Calamari Union (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Calamari Union is an allegorical movie that tells the story of sixteen men all of whom are called Frank (inspired by Frank Armoton) apart from a single confrere, Pekka. Collectively the Franks and Pekka are unhappy with the perceived oppression they ...
Style: surreal, humorous, atmospheric, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: crime, crimes, obsession, crime and punishment, utopia, redemption, friendship, on the road, human nature, friends, blind ambition, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Bohemian Life (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, France, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three penniless artists become friends in modern-day Paris: Rodolfo, an Albanian painter with no visa, Marcel, a playwright and magazine editor with no publisher, and Schaunard, a post-modernist composer of execrable noise.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, witty, touching, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, fall in love, immigrants, eviction, deportation, poet, performer's life, artists and showbiz, society, couples, friends, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Lucky Break (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Half-way through his 12-year prison sentence for an incompetent armed robbery, Jimmy Hands gets a lucky break: he's transferred to a prison from which he can probably escape. He convinces the governor to stage a musical in an old chapel next to ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, intense, touching ...
Plot: prison, romance, prison life, fall in love, confined, buddies, cons and scams, crimes, crime, social worker, prison escape, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Man Without a Past (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or anything from his past life, he cannot get a job ...
Style: bleak, humorous, touching, semi serious, satirical ...
Plot: generosity, memory loss, poverty, amnesia, presumed dead, robbery, friendship, couple relations, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, financial problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe, north korea, estonia, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Married to the Mob (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: starting over, murder, gangsters, fbi, hitman, romance, against the odds, against the rules, crime, crimes, special agents, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.8
 48K
Down by Law (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, sincere, meditative, harsh ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, escape, pimp, fight, friendship, partners, crimes, on the road, unlikely criminals, prison life, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Modern Romance (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, neurotic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, film within a film, romance, love and romance, couples, self discovery, fall in love, breakup, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Drifting Clouds (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tram driver Lauri looses his job. Shortly later, the restaurant where his wife Ilona works as a headwaitress is closed. Too proud, to receive money from the social welfare system, they hardly try to find new jobs. But they are completely unlucky and ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Plot: unemployment, restaurant, society, waitress, layoff, cooking and food, family problems, job seeking, supportive coworker, loss of son, loss of child, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: finland, europe, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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After You (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Antoine is a maitre d' in a Paris brasserie, Chez Jean, and is so full of being of service to others that he can't say 'no'. Late for dinner with his girlfriend, Christine, he takes a shortcut home through the park but finds a ...
Style: humorous, romantic, compassionate, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, love triangle, fall in love, love, nothing goes right, romance, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, rescue, suicide attempt, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, brittany, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mafia, marriage proposal, family relations, fbi, gangsters, crimes, romance, mistaken identity, love and romance, fall in love, comedy of errors, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, kansas city, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Finnish musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.
Style: road movie, humorous, funny, satirical, light ...
Plot: music band, music, americana, family relations, career, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, dream, rock band, wedding, band, long lost relative ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, finland, mexico, russia, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
I Hired a Contract Killer (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, Sweden, Germany, France, UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: After fifteen years' service, Henri Boulanger is made redundant from his job. Shocked, he attempts suicide, but can't go through with it, so he hires a contract killer in a seedy bar to murder him at some unspecified time in the future. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, dark humor, humorous, gloomy
Plot: hitman, danger, crimes, unfulfillment, change of luck, dull life, fall in love, down on your luck, bittersweet, nothing goes right, love and romance, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
We're No Angels (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, monk, small town, disorder, clergy, buddies, on the run, crimes, crime, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Happy Accidents (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A comedy that pays tribute to the science fiction genre -- specifically, the sub-genre of time travel. But here the alternate reality is contemporary New York City where past and future experiences of trust, commitment and denial are cleverly put to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, contemplative, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, fall in love, changing the past or future, romance, destiny, mysterious character, love and romance, misfit, fish out of water, couples, loneliness, therapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Train Birds (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Crime
Country: Germany, Finland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hannes is a beer-truck driver in Dortmund. His biggest dream is to win the first prize at the International Time-Table Contest in Inari (Finland). When his new boss cancels his extra holidays to go there, Hans goes mad... On his journey to Finland ...
Style: road movie, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic
Plot: police investigation, chase, truck driver, train, romance, misfit, love and romance, on the run, law enforcement, fall in love, false accusation, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Match Factory Girl (1990)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Iris (Kati Outinen) has a soul-deadening job as a quality-control worker watching boxes of matches go by on an assembly line all day. At night, she eats silently with her dour mother (Elina Salo) and stepfather (Esko Nikkari). One weekend, wearing ...
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: vengeance, working class, murder, pregnancy, loneliness, parent child relationship, factory, young woman, unwanted pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, poison, visceral ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.8
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Greenfingers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Clive Owen stars as a prison inmate who goes into an experimental "open" prison where the inmates walk around freely and get job training for their impending releases. While there, he discovers he has a talent for growing flowers. His ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: prison, redemption, going straight, starting over, hopes, fish out of water, disorder, parole officer, warden, misfit, criminal heroes, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Loves of a Blonde (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Andula, an innocent Czech girl from a factory town, is desperately in search of love. She believes she's found it when she beds Milda, a charming young musician visiting from Prague. Milda, however, is only looking for a casual encounter, and ...
Style: cynical, humorous, realistic, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: factory worker, working class, youth, one night stand, small town, new wave, fish out of water, couple relations, fall in love, disorder, friends, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: prague, europe, czechoslovakia, poland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Feeling Minnesota (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sam Clayton's (Vincent D'Onofrio) marriage to ex-stripper Freddie (Cameron Diaz) comes about when she's strong-armed into the match by Red (Delroy Lindo), a club proprietor who once did her a favor. But Freddie falls in love with ...
Style: clever, talky, offbeat, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, murder, family relations, corruption, stripper, gangsters, romance, love, dishonesty, opposites attract, estrangement, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Austria, Greece
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Matko is a small time hustler, living by the Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed business deal he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan. Dadan has a sister, Afrodita, that he desperately wants to see get married so ...
Style: dark humor, surreal, offbeat, witty, captivating ...
Plot: debt, cat, gypsy, wedding, fall in love, smuggling, deal, corruption, arranged marriage, loan, couples, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, yugoslavia, serbia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 26K
Arthur (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Arthur is the most quotable drunk millionaire that is likely to ever steal your heart. Dudley Moore portrays Arthur, a thirty year old child who will inherit 750 million dollars if he complies with his family's demands and marries the woman of ...
Style: humorous, witty, sentimental, clever, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: butler, screwball, culture clash, opposites attract, alcohol abuse, waitress, cinderella story, bittersweet, working class, social differences, true love, mogul ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 7.2
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Avanti! (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A successful businessman goes to Italy to arrange for the return of his tycoon-father's body only to discover dad died with his mistress of long standing.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: romance, love affair, family problems, opposites attract, nothing goes right, island, disorder, couples, unlikely couple, couple relations, fall in love, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
 7K
Results (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two mismatched personal trainers' lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, talky, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: workplace situations, workplace, romance, love and romance, disorder, power relations, workplace romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, life turned upside down, love triangle, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.6
 318
Bank Robber (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After robbing a bank, the robber hides out from the police in a seedy hotel where he is forced to bribe various tennants for protection as well as their silence which becomes more difficult as greed takes over and the people demand more exuberant ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light, dark humor ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hotel, disorder, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, romance, heist, bank robber, money, blackmail, friendship, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Tale of Springtime (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simple conversations engender complicated human interactions. The first in Eric Rohmer's Four Seasons series, Conte de printemps (A Tale In Springtime) is the story of an introverted young girl (Florence Darel) just reaching adulthood who takes ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: philosopher, friendship, cousin cousin relationship, vacation, parents and children, youth, family relations, romance, hopes, mischievous children, love and romance, matchmaking ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, tokyo, california, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: road movie, humorous, witty, talky, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, satire, on the road, fired from the job, nothing goes right, self discovery, americana, fish out of water, couples, hopes, love and romance, promotion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new york, arizona, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Happy Together (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Christopher is an ambitious college freshman, striving to become a writer. Through a computer fault he's assigned the same room as Alex, a real party freak and... a girl! He's annoyed and tries to get a different room as soon as possible, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, pretending to be gay, opposites attract, university, fall in love, romance, disorder, couples, lifestyle, youth, nothing goes right, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Me and Morrison (2001)
Genre: Crime, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A bittersweet tale of a love affair between two people whose lives seem to have lost all direction. The female lead, Milla, is drifting aimlessly through life until she meets Aki. They fall in love - but happiness in a relationship shadowed by crime ...
Style: sincere, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, romance, society, couples, human nature, fall in love, parent child relationship, coping, organized crime, natural breasts, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%