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The Taste of Tea (2004)
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The Taste of Tea (2004)
Original name: 茶の味
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A spell of time in the life of a family living in rural Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Though her husband is busy working at an office, Yoshiko is not an ordinary housewife, instead working on an animated film project at home. Uncle Ayano has recently arrived, looking to get his head together after living in Tokyo for several years. Meanwhile, Yoshiko's daughter Sachiko is mainly concerned with why she seems to be followed around everywhere by a giant version of herself.
Style: surreal, humorous, touching, offbeat, semi serious, toilet humor
Plot: ghost, escape from reality, teenage love, youth, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, dull life, family life, housewife, artist, couples, siblings relations, countryside, unfulfillment, delusion, eccentric family, relatives, family history, magic realism, yakuza, tattoo, bus, mirage ...
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, offbeat and touching films with plots about family relations, love and romance, couples, parents and children, family life, eccentric family and romance mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Taste of Tea: Moon Father (1999), Life in the Fast Lane (1998), The Funeral (1984), The Baby Formula (2008), Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Moon Father (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Tajikistan, Germany, Japan, Uzbekistan, Austria, Switzerland, France, Russia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The unborn child of Mamlakat is telling her story. She is 17, beautiful and vivacious, and dreaming secretly of becoming an actress. She lives with her father and brother in a small village in Central Asia. One night she is seduced by an actor from ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, surreal, offbeat ...
Plot: village, village life, pregnancy, ethnic, eccentric family, unwanted pregnancy, coming of age, social relations, family relations, on the road, youth, folk ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia
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100%
Life in the Fast Lane (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Black comedy about an obsessive street graffiti artist, who falls obsessively in love with a frustrated artist he meets. Unfortunately, rather than trying to meet with her in a conventional way, he decides to mail himself to her with the help of a ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, dark humor, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: ghost, death, artist, surrealism, love and romance, romance, singleness, goofy hero, church, couples, family relations, starting over ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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The Funeral (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. The remainder of the film is episodic, moving from one incident to another over the course of the three-day funeral, which is held (as is ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: elderly, midlife crisis, culture clash, society, family relations, family life, family problems, eccentric family, couples, clergy, dysfunctional family, golden years ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Action, Thriller, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In dreamlike mountain scenery, Toshiko makes a daring escape from her sexually warped Uncle Sonezaki. Fortunately, she met Samehada as she runs for her life, which is also escaping from some slayers. What follows is a wild chase that leads the ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, humorous, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, hitman, lovers on the run, gangsters, crime, chase, rivalry, crimes, criminal's revenge, chases and races, sexual perversion, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Baby Formula (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two adventurous women in love are desperate to have their own biological child. They take a chance on an experimental scientific process and make sperm from their own stem cells. Pregnant with humor and unexpected twists, their journey ultimately ...
Style: touching, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, artificial insemination, golden years, doctors and patients, babies and infants, parents and children, siblings relations, twentysomething life, gays and lesbians, love and romance, couples, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Nick's plan to let fate bring his wife to him must be altered because he must replace his father as Santa Claus on December 26. Ernst, the right-hand man to several generations of Santas, generates a list of potential mates. Nick dutifully sets ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, family gatherings, parents and children, couple relations, hidden identity, ghost, road not taken, romance, love affair, family, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A re-imagining of the classic Japanese comedy "Yaji and Kita's Travel Journey", this is the story of two samurai in Edo period Japan who are in love. One is married, the other is a drug addict. They decide to go on a trip to Ise ...
Style: not serious, mind bending, offbeat, surreal, humorous
Plot: escapades, martial arts, gender, disorder, danger, drug abuse, time travel, samurai, on the road, addiction, gays and lesbians, imaginary ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Not until three years after the death of her husband Jolly, Kay dares to move back into their former home, persuaded by her new fiancée Rupert. But soon her worst expectations come true, when not only her old memories haunt her, but also ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: ghost, romance, love triangle, family relations, supernatural, supernatural romance, couples, looking for love, true love, impossible love, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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I Was a Teenage Faust (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 15 year old Brendan Willy hates himself for being un-cool when he falls in love with the girl of his dreams. Enter Mr. Five, a no good tempter from hell, which in his last attempt to ensnare a soul before being fried for eternity, transforms Brendan ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: deal with the devil, hopes, teenage love, high school life, destiny, coming of age, high school, youth, family life, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, legends and myths ...
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Younger and Younger (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The eccentric owner of a Los Angeles self-storage company finds his world come crashing down when his long-suffering wife dies, only to return as a beautiful ghost.
Style: surreal, semi serious, humorous, touching, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ghost, parents and children, artists and showbiz, love affair, family relations, infidelity, husband wife relationship, nervous breakdown, nightclub, heart attack, loss of wife, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
It All Came True (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A bachelor afraid of marriage angers his long-time girlfriend by buying a splendid townhouse just for himself, only to find it haunted by the ghosts of a famous theatrical couple, who teach him about love and commitment. The film was later ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, talky, humorous, clever
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, ghost, haunted house, love and romance, couple relations, romance, opposites attract, looking for love, supernatural, family relations, supernatural ability, fall in love ...
Place: manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Willy/Milly (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Milly is annoyed whenever her mom tells her to behave more appropriate for a girl. She's just not interested in fancy dresses or prom dances. Some day her best friend's little brother offers her a potion which can make her deepest wish ...
Style: semi serious, offbeat, touching, humorous
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: solar eclipse, switching roles, miraculous event, hopes, friends, family relations, transsexual, astronomer, gender, misfit, youth, best friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 492
White on Rice (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: 40-year-old Jimmy is growing up, or at least he's getting older. While mooching the upper bunk of his ten-year-old nephew's bed, he enjoys the never-ending generosity of his sister Aiko, and dodges the wrath of his impatient brother-in-law ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic
Plot: dinosaur, couples, family life, introspection, family relations, love triangle, youth, romance, love and romance, fall in love, adolescence vs adulthood, film within a film ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Middle-aged Giulietta grows suspicious of her husband, Giorgio, when his behavior grows increasingly questionable. One night when Giorgio initiates a seance amongst his friends, Giulietta gets in touch with spirits and learns more about herself and ...
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: infidelity, memory, introspection, cons and scams, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, siblings relations, romance, crumbling marriage, ghost, family relations ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Rolling Family (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.
Style: realistic, offbeat, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: couples, family in crisis, love and romance, family gatherings, couple relations, family life, family problems, eccentric family, family relations, coming of age, gender, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Abel (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An extremely weird comedy about the life of 31- year-old Abel, who has never left home. After failing with doctors and psychiatrists, Abel's father Victor brings home Christine, a friend, in an attempt to teach Abel basic social skills. After ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, witty, humorous, clever ...
Plot: chase, mama's boy, love and romance, parents and children, family life, eccentric family, couples, family relations, cowardliness, overprotective mother, parents, scissors ...
Time: 80s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Last Days of the World (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of a student named Kanou is transformed when a tiny man informs him that Earth will soon be annihilated. Kanou decides to do just as he pleases with the time he has left, leading to strange adventures that could be real -- or just a dream.
Style: offbeat, semi serious, mind bending, atmospheric, dark humor ...
Plot: escapades, crimes, violence spree, confined, unfulfillment, teenage life, dysfunctional family, high school, family problems, high school life, youth, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Christmas Every Day (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Billy Jackson is not having a good Christmas. He got a basketball for Christmas and just cannot make a jump shot. His Uncle David is coming to town to open a Valu-Mall, which will put his Dad's store out of business. When he tells his little ...
Style: offbeat, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: disorder, store, alcohol abuse, americana, misfit, starting over, society, family relations, obnoxious boss, road not taken, hopes, social misfits ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Queen of Hearts (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eddie Luca is the youngest son in a family of Italian immigrants who has moved to London. Beginning from nowhere, they open a cafe in an Italian neighbourhood. One day their father loses the cafe, the home and his wedding ring by gambling.
Style: offbeat, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cafe, immigrants, parents and children, teenage life, city life, society, urban, haunted by the past, youth, love and romance, family life, love triangle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Love Thy Neighbor (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Suburbanites Danny and Linda try to overcome their various differences and try to get along after his wife and her husband run off with each other.
Style: touching, offbeat, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, love affair, family life, family problems, couples, dishonesty, suburbs, unfulfillment, family relations, opposites attract, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Admiral Frank Beardsley returns to New London to run the Coast Guard Academy, his last stop before a probable promotion to head the Guard. A widower with eight children, he runs a loving but tight ship, with charts and salutes. The kids long for a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: family, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, large family, eccentric family, blended family, mischievous children, opposites attract, couple relations, love and romance, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Miracle of P. Tinto (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Wafer factory-owner P. Tinto and his wife Olivia want a child of their own more than anything else in the world. Years of trying, however, have left them with nothing but a pair of extraterrestrial midgets living in the spare bedroom. When they ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, semi serious, humorous
Plot: dwarf, eccentric family, family life, alien encounter, family relations, adoption, surrealism, factory, time travel, extraterrestrial
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 2K
Citizen Dog (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Follow the life of Pod as he moves to Bangkok from the country. Pod's new life starts with getting a job, loosing a finger and dreaming about a girl. A movie were nothing is impossible, and just because you get killed by raining red helmets ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, surreal, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: factory, dog, bottle, mountain, train, surrealism, bus, taxi driver, adventurer, fall in love, love and romance, romance ...
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Wilder Napalm (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Wilder and Wallace are brothers and pyrokinetics. Ever since childhood they've been able to start fires with their minds but following a tragedy in which they accidentally killed a man, the brothers have grown up very differently. Wilder has ...
Style: semi serious, offbeat, humorous
Plot: firefighter, love triangle, couples, rivalry, siblings relations, love and romance, supernatural ability, love affair, romance, arson, family relations, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 3K
Takeshis' (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Beat Takeshi lives the busy and sometimes surreal life of a showbiz celebrity. One day he meets his blond lookalike named Kitano, a shy convenience store cashier, who, still an unknown actor, is waiting for his big break. After their paths cross, ...
Style: surreal, offbeat, mind bending, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: surrealism, actor's life, obsession, media, lookalikes, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, media satire, postmodernism, disorder, wannabe, identity crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Funky Forest: The First Contact (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An outrageous collection of surreal, short attention span non-sequiturs largely revolving around Guitar Brother, his randy older sibling, and the pair's portly Caucasian brother.
Style: humorous, stylized, offbeat, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ufo, beach, contact, daydreamer, school, imaginary, siblings relations, goofy hero, dysfunctional character, stupidity, fake commercial, spa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Northerners (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A black comedy set in the 1960s in a small Netherlands community, populated by a cast of eccentrics, all of whom hold a range of sexual obsessions and frustrated desires.
Style: realistic, sexual, surreal, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: butcher, social misfits, couple relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, sexual relations, estrangement, small town, escape from reality, family relations, dull life, social relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: offbeat, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: family life, family problems, estrangement, homecoming, dysfunctional family, couples, eccentric family, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, couple relations, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Days of Darkness (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jean-Marc is a man without qualities living in times that are out of joint. His wife and children ignore him; he's a mid-level government functionary in Montreal doing his job without care. He has an active imagination of sexual conquest, but ...
Style: psychological, humorous, melancholic, light, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daydreamer, escape from reality, social relations, obsession, unfulfillment, family relations, midlife crisis, impossible love, losing-it hero, love and romance, imaginary character, sexual fantasy ...
Place: canada, france, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Family Thanksgiving (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A successful lawyer gets to see how her life would have turned out if she would have made other choices in life.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: family relations, workplace, dysfunctional family, starting over, workplace romance, couples, eccentric family, legal, singleness, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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