Movies like The Taste of Tea

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The Taste of Tea (2004)
 7.7
 6K
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 life, eccentric family, teenage love, youth, parents and children, dull life, housewife, delusion, family history, 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, parents and children, love and romance, 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), Rolling Family (2004), The Funeral (1984), Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
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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, surreal, offbeat, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: village, village life, pregnancy, folk, parents and children, bittersweet, youth, unwanted pregnancy, eccentric family, ethnic, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 love, teenage life, family life, destiny, youth, wish come true, love and romance, hopes, high school, curses spells and rituals, popularity ...
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, couple relations, siblings relations, on the road, family life, family problems, family in crisis, golden years, human nature, gender, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.1
 1K
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, realistic, dark humor, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: suburban life, golden years, parents and children, family gatherings, curses spells and rituals, society, dysfunctional family, elderly, clergy, midlife crisis, culture clash, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: santa claus, looking for love, hidden identity, road not taken, romance, family problems, couples, family life, love affair, fall in love, parents and children, christmas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: semi serious, humorous, experimental, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, family relations, artificial insemination, lifestyle, custody, gender, family life, couples, family problems, pregnancy, parents and children, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fatherhood, baby born, pregnancy, family life, eccentric family, lifestyle, friendship, parents and children, love and romance, youth, buddies, custody ...
Time: contemporary
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: hopes, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family, homecoming, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, estrangement, eccentric family, family life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Haunted Hathaways (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, semi serious, feel good, captivating, sitcom
Audience: kids
Plot: ghost, haunted house, family, eccentric family, family life, supernatural, family relations, youth, parents and children, invisibility, siblings relations, possession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: family life, eccentric family, parents and children, family gatherings, family problems, siblings relations, unfulfillment, terminal illness, suburbs, drugs/alcohol, family relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, captivating
Plot: road not taken, starting over, family relations, couples, eccentric family, parents and children, couple relations, family gatherings, love and romance, workplace, dysfunctional family, legal action ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: semi serious, humorous, surreal, offbeat, experimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional character, goofy hero, surrealism, absurd humor, ufo, beach, daydreamer, siblings relations, imaginary, contact, school, flatulence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 2K
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: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: homecoming, family gatherings, parents and children, family, estrangement, family business, disorder, family life, christmas movie, father daughter relationship, santa claus, legacy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, family life, eccentric family, family gatherings, unemployment, father son relationship, fake illness, bittersweet, family relations, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: quebec, canada, paris france, montreal quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, realistic, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: ghost, death, artist, surrealism, church, couples, eccentric family, disorder, starting over, love and romance, singleness, farce ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: sentimental, touching, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: teenage love, youth, romance, nothing goes right, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, teenage life, couples, family relations, teenage crush, coming of age, loss of virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, suspense, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ghost, parents and children, artists and showbiz, love affair, family relations, husband wife relationship, nervous breakdown, nightclub, heart attack, loss of wife, infidelity, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: semi serious, offbeat, surreal, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, hitman, chases and races, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, rivalry, chase, crimes, lovers on the run, sexual perversion, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.9
 229
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, semi serious, feel good, light, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: coming out, family relations, eccentric family, couples, gender, parents and children, contests and competitions, dancer's life, fall in love, ambition, sister sister relationship, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 424
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: gender bending, solar eclipse, switching roles, friends, love and romance, wish come true, hopes, parents and children, miraculous event, transsexual, family relations, astronomer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, funny, humorous, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, siblings relations, family life, large family, mischievous children, parents and children, eccentric family, blended family, family relations, opposites attract, couple relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cafe, haunted by the past, family relations, society, urban, love and romance, parents and children, immigrants, city life, coming of age, love triangle, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dance 'Til Dawn (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's prom night and the kids of Hoover High will be having a night they will never forget. Popular girl Shelley ditches her prom and ends up spending the night with unpopular Dan; Popular guy Kevin goes out with nerdy Angela because he heard ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: prom, youth, teenage love, teenage life, school, friendship, family relations, family life, couples, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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A House of Your Dreams (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a mission to loosen up, a miser's sets about buying a house in the country for his family.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family life, nothing goes right, domestic disturbance, couple relations, couples, family problems, family in crisis, countryside, husband wife relationship, family relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, touching
Plot: family relations, hopes, redemption, disorder, obnoxious boss, americana, ghost, store, boss and employee, parents and children, family gatherings, road not taken ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 614
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: semi serious, humorous, touching, psychological, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, love and romance, coming out, couples, family life, family relations, pregnancy, baby, gay parent, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.0
 2K
Hellphone (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A teenager feels an endless fascination for his cellular which will enable him to reach his aim: alluring the pretty high-school girl he's in love with. Unfortunately, this special "addiction" will not be without negative consequences ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, light, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, supernatural ability, chaos and mayhem, youth, supernatural, high school, technology gone awry, surrealism, cell phone, mind control, nothing goes right, chaos ...
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 529
Love & Slaps (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A comedy about generational conflict between two parents who do not want to grow old and a seventeen year old daughter who wants to become an adult. During a weekend with some friends in their country house in Tuscany, Marcello and Marina, relieved ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, talky ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, couples, family life, parents and children, countryside, friends, disorder, society, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, youth, parents and children, nothing goes right, siblings relations, couple relations, prank, family life, family problems, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Just Add Water (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An offbeat romantic comedy about a decent guy, Ray Tuckby, with a dead-end life in the dead-end town of Trona, CA. After encouragement from a stranger whom he happens upon, Ray begins to dream again. He sheds the parasites in his life, musters the ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: romance, family relations, addiction, hopes, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, love and romance, couple relations, drug dealing, self discovery, working class, countryside ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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