Movies like Like Water for Chocolate

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Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
 7.1
 17K
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Original name: Como agua para chocolate
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tita is passionately in love with Pedro, but her controlling mother forbids her from marrying him. When Pedro marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares, infecting all who eat it with her intense heartbreak.
Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, serious, surreal, compassionate, romantic, sexual, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, wedding, forbidden love, family tradition, chocolate, infidelity, magic realism, jealousy, marriage, mexican revolution, romance, true love, revolution, rebelliousness, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, love story, family drama, sisters, destiny, bittersweet, mother son relationship, strong sexual content, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 30s, 19th century, 1890s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, latin america

Most similar movies to Like Water for Chocolate

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sexy, realistic, romantic and melancholic films with plots about catastrophe, love and romance, mentor, dialogue, couples, love story and culture clash mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Like Water for Chocolate: A Walk in the Clouds (1995), Nights in Rodanthe (2008), Love in the Time of Cholera (2007), Evening (2007), The Best of Me (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: World War II vet Paul Sutton falls for a pregnant and unwed woman who persuades him -- during their first encounter -- to pose as her husband so she can face her family.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vineyard, love, family relations, post war, love and romance, parents and children, estate, happy ending, romance, homecoming, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, hotel, parents and children, infidelity, couples, middle age romance, true love, midlife crisis, marriage crisis, love story, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow - she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, love triangle, diary, funeral, romance, virginity, power of love, looking for love, love affair, love and romance, love letter ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1870s, post world war one ...
Place: colombia, paris france, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 13K
Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As Constance (Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Toni Collette) gather at the deathbed of their mother, Ann (Vanessa Redgrave), they learn for the first time that their mother lived an entire other lifetime during one evening 50 years ago. In vivid ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, haunted by the past, mother, power of love, mother daughter relationship, dying, death of mother, wedding, death, friendship, women, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.7
 65K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, lovers reunited, unfulfilled love, love affair, road not taken, small town, fall in love, reunion, teenage love, forbidden love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 34K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, romantic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, destiny, true love, moral dilemma, romance, friendship, life & death, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1946, year 1989, year 1988
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 181K
The Vow (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, true love, love and romance, memory loss, amnesia, relationships, marriage, power of love, couple relations, wooing, newlyweds, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 32K
Adore (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lil and Roz are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering ...
Style: sexy, emotional, captivating, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, lust, mother son relationship, infidelity, sexual tension, sexual relations, fall in love, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 4K
Firelight (1997)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, family relations, governess, reunion, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, couples, parents and children, fall in love, estate, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 90s, 1840s, 1830s ...
Place: england, europe, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young Englishman is dispatched to Sarawak to become part of the British colonial government. He encounters some unorthodox local traditions, and finds himself faced with tough decisions of the heart involving the beautiful Selima, the unwitting ...
Style: captivating, serious, erotic, romantic, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, romance, opposites attract, love story, jungle, interracial romance, master and servant, family relations, love and romance, culture clash, love affair, impossible love ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: malaysia, england, ireland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The House of the Spirits (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Germany, Denmark, USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, epic ...
Plot: revolution, generation gap, family relations, dictatorship, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, estate, political unrest, family life, farm, justice ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, adultery, friendship, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship, christmas, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 90K
Anna Karenina (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Style: stylized, emotional, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, aristocracy, infidelity, tragic love, depression, suicide, love triangle, family relations, age difference, cuckold, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era, 1930s, 18th century
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), forbidden love, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, romance, betrayal, death, matchmaking, couples, arranged marriage ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 175K
Chocolate (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: chocolate, culture clash, cooking and food, single mother, prejudice, lifestyle change, small town, love and romance, women, lifestyle, mayor, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: france, europe, central america, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 15K
Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, leukemia, couple relations, life & death, fall in love, unfulfillment, social differences, human nature, parents and children, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 16K
Feast of Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. It is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, wedding, drug use, marriage proposal, romance, love, looking for love, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.9
 7K
Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: obsession, forbidden love, young lovers, mental illness, romance, couples, destructive relationship, tragic love, teenage life, parents and children, coming of age, first love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The End of the Affair (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his ...
Style: romantic, enigmatic, melancholic, sexy, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, romance, world war two, cheating wife, infidelity, jealousy, passion, love affair, obsessive love, diary, rain, private detective ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 2K
Ethan Frome (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, intense, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, love triangle, romance, dull life, family relations, fall in love, family drama, destiny, true love, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 14K
Persuasion (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Persuasion is the newest adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. Anne falls deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen.
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, love, love affair, navy, rich and poor, love triangle, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, family relations, poetry, captain ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, bittersweet, tragic love, forbidden love, unfulfilled love, wedding, love affair, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, serious, scenic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, adultery, marriage, cheating wife, couples, doctor, unfaithful wife, redemption, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, shanghai, london, asia, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
I Capture the Castle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle. Based on Dodie Smith's 1948 novel with the same name.
Style: semi serious, touching, atmospheric, stylized, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: castle, romance, eccentric family, siblings relations, coming of age, sister sister relationship, first love, writer's block, ex convict, wedding, family drama, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
Story: World War I seems far away from Ireland's Dingle peninsula when Rosy Ryan Shaughnessy goes horseback riding on the beach with the young English officer. There was a magnetic attraction between them the day he was the only customer in her ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: village, political unrest, love triangle, officer, romance, fall in love, forbidden love, soldier, couples, treason, world war one, mute ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 9K
5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, tense ...
Plot: rape, divorce, adultery, infidelity, wedding, childbirth, family life, up and down relationship, romance, introspection, family problems, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, senegal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 24K
Hope Floats (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, starting over, romance, family relations, family problems, fall in love, infidelity, couples, lovers reunited, couple relations, parents and children, retirement home ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, chicago illinois, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 20K
I Am Love (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, meditative, emotional, intense ...
Plot: high society, older woman younger man relationship, chef, adultery, food, love triangle, love and romance, self discovery, family life, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, nice france, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: touching, erotic, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: male nudity, love triangle, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfilled love, love affair, lovers reunited, filmmaking, couples, fall in love ...
Place: europe, italy, paris france, new york, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Autumn in New York (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Autumn in New York follows the sexual exploits of Will Keane - New York restaurateur, infamous verging-on-50 playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Charlotte Fielding. Charlotte is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, contemplative, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, true love, terminal illness, couple relations, opposites attract, unlikely couple, womanizer, age difference, romance, love, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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