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Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
 7.1
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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, revolution, rebelliousness, nudity (full frontal - brief), true love, 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, san antonio texas

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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.
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
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Firelight (1997)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: touching, serious, uplifting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, UK
Duration: 139 min.
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Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1870s, post world war one ...
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Country: USA, Germany
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The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: touching, romantic, sexy, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, lovers reunited, unfulfilled love, love affair, small town, road not taken, fall in love, reunion, teenage love, forbidden love, couples ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: sexy, emotional, captivating, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Two Moon Junction (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, melancholic, emotional ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
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31%
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Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: romantic, enigmatic, melancholic, sexy, tricky ...
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30%
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Style: touching, emotional, captivating, serious, scenic ...
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30%
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Country: UK, USA
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Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA, UK
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I Capture the Castle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: semi serious, touching, atmospheric, stylized, colourful ...
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Ryan's Daughter (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
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Style: sentimental, emotional, captivating, realistic, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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