Movies like The Taste of Tea

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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, touching, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, toilet humor
Plot: countryside, escape from reality, family history, family life, eccentric family, teenage love, youth, parents and children, dull life, housewife, delusion, ghost, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, artist, couples, siblings relations, unfulfillment, relatives, magic realism, forest, yakuza, tattoo, bus ...
Place: japan, asia

Most similar movies to The Taste of Tea

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films with plots about family relations, love and romance, parents and children, family life, couples, eccentric family and youth mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Taste of Tea: Moon Father (1999), I Was a Teenage Faust (2002), The Funeral (1984), The Miracle of P. Tinto (1998), Rolling Family (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: touching, humorous, offbeat, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: village, village life, pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy, family relations, social relations, ethnic, bittersweet, on the road, folk, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia
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100%
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, semi serious, captivating, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: deal with the devil, teenage life, teenage love, love and romance, hopes, youth, wish come true, family life, destiny, high school, curses spells and rituals, popularity ...
Place: indiana
⇓ 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: semi serious, touching, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: eccentric family, couple relations, curses spells and rituals, culture clash, love and romance, clergy, dealing with death, midlife crisis, golden years, family problems, suburban life, satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Miracle of P. Tinto (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
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: surreal, offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Plot: surrealism, extraterrestrial, alien encounter, family life, eccentric family, adoption, family relations, dwarf, absurd humor, parody, time travel, factory
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, on the road, siblings relations, family problems, human nature, family in crisis, gender, love and romance, golden years, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: humorous, experimental, emotional, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artificial insemination, parents and children, pregnancy, custody, family life, couples, babies and infants, love and romance, gender, lifestyle, laboratory, adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, hidden identity, looking for love, road not taken, family problems, romance, family life, love affair, fall in love, couples, parents and children, christmas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family relations, youth, fall in love, family life, introspection, couples, love triangle, romance, dinosaur, dating, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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When Do We Eat? (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Do We Eat? is the story of the "world's fastest Passover seder" gone horribly awry. It's about an old school dad (Michael Lerner) who's as tough on his sons as his father (Jack Klugman) is on him. On this night, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, prank, nothing goes right, youth, eccentric family, family life, couple relations, father son relationship, family gatherings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
My Baby's Daddy (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A trio of young men are forced to grow up quick when their girlfriends all become pregnant around the same time.
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fatherhood, baby born, pregnancy, eccentric family, parents and children, friendship, family life, lifestyle, buddies, youth, love and romance, custody ...
Time: contemporary
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Haunted Hathaways (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: "The Haunted Hathaways" follows the adventures of a not-so-typical blended family. When Michelle Hathaway relocates to New Orleans, LA., to open a bakery with her daughters Taylor and Frankie, they quickly learn that life in the “Big ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating, sitcom
Audience: kids
Plot: haunted house, ghost, family, supernatural, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, youth, family relations, invisibility, siblings relations, possession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family problems, homecoming, couples, hopes, dysfunctional family, love and romance, eccentric family, couple relations, family life, family relations, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, mind bending ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, confined, crimes, danger, escapades, family problems, dull life, dysfunctional family, sexual content, unfulfillment, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: humorous, offbeat, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, yakuza, crime, gangsters, crimes, lovers on the run, chase, sexual perversion, rivalry, criminal's revenge, graphic violence, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: surreal, humorous, not serious, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: adventure, love affair, heroic mission, drug abuse, addiction, love and romance, life is a bitch, heroes, samurai, danger, escapades, martial arts ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Madea's Big Happy Family The Play (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family gatherings, parents and children, family problems, terminal illness, suburbs, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, family relations, siblings relations, indoor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: starting over, road not taken, eccentric family, couple relations, workplace, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations, couples, family gatherings, love and romance, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Santa Baby (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mary Class is a highly successful business executive - who just happens to be the daughter of Santa Claus. But when her father falls ill, Mary returns to the North Pole and the life she left behind to take over for her dad and implement her ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: homecoming, family gatherings, family life, family business, parents and children, family, disorder, estrangement, legacy, santa claus, father daughter relationship, christmas movie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Father and Sons (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Léo, un vieux père de famille ancien représentant de commerce, est prêt à tout pour retrouver l'affection de ses trois fils, David, Max et Simon. Il va même jusqu'à invoquer une maladie et une intervention chirurgicale pour les ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, eccentric family, family life, family gatherings, unemployment, father son relationship, fake illness, bittersweet, family relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: quebec, canada, paris france, montreal quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Hush! (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Naoya and Katsuhiro are boyfriends, new in their relationship. Things are uneven at first - Naoya is open and free while Katsuhiro is cautious and closeted - but nothing compares to the chaos that arrives when Asako, a troubled woman with a history ...
Style: psychological, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming out, love and romance, lifestyle, family relations, couples, family life, pregnancy, baby, gay parent, gay relationship, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: clever, humorous, witty, offbeat, biting ...
Plot: ghost, death, artist, surrealism, graphic violence, disorder, church, family relations, couples, farce, goofy hero, singleness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, suspense, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ghost, parents and children, love affair, family relations, artists and showbiz, husband wife relationship, nervous breakdown, nightclub, loss of wife, heart attack, infidelity, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
More Grief Than Glory (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David is a teenager who feels he doesn't belong to a life where his family, friends and the girl he loves seem not to understand him.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: teenage love, nothing goes right, love and romance, romance, youth, family relations, couples, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage crush, coming of age, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Lost Embrace (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Argentina, France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires, the twenty and something year old Jewish-Argentinean Ariel Makaroff has left the University of Architecture and spends his time wandering through the downtown gallery where his mother has a lingerie shop and his brother runs an ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, talky, sentimental ...
Plot: love and romance, family relations, family life, haunted by the past, friendship, friends, parents and children, hopes, youth, father son relationship, society, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, latin america, argentina, poland, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Manna from Heaven (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Manna From Heaven is a comedic fable about what happens when you get a gift from God (a financial windfall), but many years later you find out it was a just a loan and it's due immediately. Once upon a time, many years ago, a neighborhood in ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, friends, family life, parents and children, love and romance, nothing goes right, buddies, single parent, religions or cults, unlikely couple, teaching the ways of the world, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, humorous, touching, offbeat
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: solar eclipse, gender bending, switching roles, best friends, youth, love and romance, misfit, gender, parents and children, wish come true, hopes, transsexual ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Cromartie High School: The Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a good student named Kamiyama gets placed in a high school filled with disobedient kids, he steps up to the plate and takes a position of leadership. Urging the young slackers and rebels to clean up their act, Kamiyama is in store for a lot of ...
Style: semi serious, surreal, humorous, offbeat, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, bounty hunter, rivalry, teenage love, androids and robots, parody, college life, youth, hardcase students, leadership, school ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
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Leading Ladies (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A zany comedy about two sisters, their gay best friend, and their overzealous stage mom.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: coming out, family relations, eccentric family, gender, parents and children, couples, fall in love, ambition, contests and competitions, dancer's life, sister sister relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 134
Marine Life (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marine Life revolves around the choatic family life of June, a middle-aged lounge singer and mother. Aging and twice divorced, lounge singer June Nordstrom tries to cope with her fading beauty, her troubled offspring, her waning career and her young ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, emotional, semi serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, love affair, family life, youth, love and romance, parents and children, midlife crisis, child as adult, single parent, family problems, couples, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Musical
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The Katakuri family has just opened their guest house in the mountains. Unfortunately their first guest commits suicide and in order to avoid trouble they decide to bury him in the backyard. Things get way more complicated when their second guest, a ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, surreal, cult film, offbeat ...
Plot: mountain, zombie, parents and children, family life, resort, nothing goes right, deadly, hotel, husband wife relationship, absurdism, suicide, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%