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Today's Special (2009)
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Today's Special (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young Manhattan chef Samir rediscovers his heritage and passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, entertaining, sentimental, clever, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: restaurant, cooking and food, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, workplace, love and romance, lifestyle, chef, family business, business card, fall in love, matchmaking, workplace situations, dancing, food, illness, hospital, muslim, interracial relations, taxi, taxi driver, cooking, kissing, kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and semi serious films with plots about love and romance, family relations, romance, couples, fall in love, parents and children and workplace mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Today's Special: Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (2005), Bob Funk (2009), A Nanny for Christmas (2010), A Beer Tale (2012), Weather Girl (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The holiday season is turned upside down for a neophyte food critic JJ (Pope) when her uninhibited mother (Baranski) shows up unannounced. In an attempt to occupy her mom's time, JJ works out a deal with a young chef (Cannavale) that stirs up ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, light, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, lifestyle, workplace situations, cooking and food, uninvited guest, relationships, restaurant, fall in love, workplace, family relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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Bob Funk (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After he's fired from his job -- by his mother, no less -- Bob Funk agrees to quit drinking, see a therapist, and eventually report to a new boss, who might just be the woman of his dreams.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: boss and employee, addiction, couples, workplace, family relations, parents and children, fired, boss, therapist, layoff, fall in love, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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75%
A Nanny for Christmas (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ally (Emmanuelle Vaugier) is a smart young career woman who needs a new job. Samantha (Cynthia Gibb) is a busy Beverly Hills advertising executive/mom whose too-well-mannered kids need some fun in their lives. And Danny Donner (Dean Cain) is the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, nanny, christmas, comedy of errors, workplace, fall in love, lifestyle, parents and children, disorder, dishonesty, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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59%
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A Beer Tale (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A coming of age romantic comedy centered around the lives of twin brothers Luke and Corey Frankenstein in the pivotal months following college graduation. Orphaned at the age of five, the brothers inherited their family brewery and were left in the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family business, youth, twins, family relations, love and romance, beer, rivalry, friendship, couples, siblings relations, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Weather Girl (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After learning her boyfriend (Harmon) cheated on her with his co-host (Olson), a Seattle morning show weather girl (O’Kelley) freaks out on-air and is fired. Forced to move in with her little brother (Devlin) and deal with his best friend (Adams), ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: weatherman, self discovery, romance, couples, ambition, family relations, grownups, identity crisis, infidelity, down on your luck, urban, nothing to lose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Crazy Eyes (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Zack (Haas) is a young, divorced father who starts to develop romantic feelings towards his friend Rebecca (Zima), whom he refers to as "Crazy Eyes". He spends a lot of time at a bar run by his best friend Dan Drake (Busey) and hanging out ...
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, feel good, light ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, womanizer, wooing, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, nightlife, lifestyle, single parent, family relations, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Just Desserts (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Marco Poloni's family owns a bakery in the Bronx and it seems that they have fallen on hard times and his family is considering selling the bakery. Marco then decides to enter a baking competition hoping that the money and publicity will help ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: relationship vs career, ambition, lifestyle, opposites attract, love affair, family life, workplace situations, workplace romance, workplace, romance, rivalry, restaurant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Tracy Morgan Show (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Tracy Morgan Show is an American sitcom that aired from December 2, 2003 to March 20, 2004 on NBC. The series stars Tracy Morgan and Tamala Jones. The show was canceled in its first season after 18 episodes.
Style: sitcom, humorous, captivating, feel good, light ...
Plot: family relations, family life, workplace, parents and children, working class, auto repair, family business, friendship, workplace situations, car, african american, stand up comedian
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Mediterranean Food (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sofia's story, the best chef the world, and the two men who helped her to become a legend.
Style: humorous, feel good, sexy, semi serious, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, restaurant, romance, rise to the top, workplace, love affair, cooking and food, ambition, infidelity, jealousy, chef, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Goodbye Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) New York apartment to Elliot Garfield, who generously lets ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, dancer's life, love and romance, starting over, family relations, couples, showbiz, male female relationship, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.4
 97
The Yank (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tom Murphy, a middle-aged Irish-American man from Cleveland, travels to Ireland for his best friend’s wedding and to find the perfect woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: culture clash, family relations, friends, love and romance, buddies, romance, parents and children, fall in love, disorder, bar fight, dublin ireland
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The brutal former heavyweight boxing champion Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon (Duncan), now owner of a Miami restaurant, institutes a competition to see which waiter can earn the most money in one night: the winner stands to gain $10,000, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, witty, light ...
Plot: restaurant, farce, workplace, cooking and food, power relations, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, rivalry, obnoxious boss, chef, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa
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46%
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Love Hurts (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After his wife leaves him, middle-aged Ben Bingham slips into a funk and refuses to change out of his pajamas. Justin, Ben's 17-year-old son, has the cure for what ails his depressed dad: he gives Ben a makeover and pushes him out into the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, romance, parents and children, teenage love, fall in love, lifestyle, doctor, looking for love, friendship, youth, love and romance, renewed love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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In the Weeds (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's Martha's first night as a waitress in an upscale New York restaurant. Veteran Chloe shows her the ropes and introduces her to the lives of the restaurant staff. Adam, a hopeful playwright, suffers for his art while dealing with a very ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: restaurant, waitress, looking for love, lifestyle, workplace, workplace situations, relationship vs career, workplace romance, romance, couples, love and romance, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Tortilla Heaven (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Isidor's Tortilla Heaven is the best restaurant in New Mexico maybe even the world. But though his tortillas are scrumptious, his enchiladas divine, Isidor has never made a dime. Why? He lives in Falfurrias, population 73. One Sunday, while all ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: restaurant, miraculous event, cooking and food, life turned upside down, small town, hopes, religions or cults, overnight success, jesus christ, jesus, social relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Discoverers (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Washed-up history professor Lewis Birch takes his begrudging teenagers Zoe and Jack on a road trip to a conference in hopes of jumpstarting his career and reconnecting with his kids. But, when Lewis’s estranged father Stanley goes missing on a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, road movie, light, captivating ...
Plot: on the road, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family relations, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, road trip, love, bittersweet, highway travel
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Kissing Cousins (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A "relatively" romantic comedy about a professional heartbreaker (and cynical bachelor) who teams up with his attractive cousin from the UK in order to fool his friends into believing he is capable of a relationship. Hijinks and laughs ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, romance, disorder, fall in love, unlikely couple, cons and scams, family relations, looking for love, friendship, society, love and romance, hidden identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Pink Lemonade (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ever have one of those nights where nothing seems to be going right? Ever have a job that made you ponder "this place would be fun if it didn't suck so much"? Welcome to food-service hell. Natalie, the waitress, is on the verge of a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, clever, talky, realistic ...
Plot: workplace romance, love and romance, workplace situations, couples, workplace, betrayal, obnoxious boss, romance, boss and employee, heist, cooking and food, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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3 Days of Normal (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 3 Days of Normal follows the story of straight-laced deputy Bill Morgan who is quite content literally living within the quaint boundaries of Washington, New Hampshire. Bill’s stable and rather uneventful life is thrown for a loop when he finds ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, romance, self discovery, fall in love, small town sheriff, social relations, hopes, small town life, love and romance, drunkenness, journalist, actress
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new hampshire, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sullivan & Son (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sullivan & Son is an American comedy television series created by Rob Long and Steve Byrne that is broadcast on TBS. It stars Byrne as Steve Sullivan, who surprises his parents when he leaves his job as a corporate lawyer to take over a bar ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: bar, family business, family relations, parents and children, workplace, group of friends, bartender, homecoming, interracial family, irish american, interracial marriage, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa
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34%
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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
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34%
Crossing Delancey (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: matchmaking, romance, fall in love, love and romance, opposites attract, thirtysomething life, eligible bachelor, couple relations, self discovery, unfulfilled love, parents and children, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Farm Girl in New York (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Sam and Matt flee their small mid-western town for New York City, where hot girls roam the streets! After months of trying to pick up ladies and failing miserably, they come up with the idea to hold a fake audition to meet chicks. Hilarity ensues ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, friends, fall in love, audition, looking for sex, fish out of water, cons and scams, artists and showbiz, broadway, looking for love, inspiration, broadway musical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Gas (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Upon returning to Los Angeles to attend his father's funeral, Damon (Alexander) soon learns that in order to claim his share of the family inheritance he must work alongside his brother, Mookie (Kain) — a former drug-dealer who had previously ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light
Plot: gas station, college, dealing with death, odd couple, family business, romance, family relations, brother brother relationship, drug dealing, siblings relations, black cast, garage
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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33%
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A story centered around an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, restaurant, culture clash, chef, interracial relations, cooking, rivalry, immigrants, family relations, village, prejudice, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: france, india, paris france, london, southern france ...
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32%
Happy Birthday, Harris Malden (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Harris Malden wears his insecurity on his face in a curious disguise for everyone to see. No one in the neighborhood, not even his best friend Paul or his brother Melvin, has the heart to tell him how ridiculous he looks with the thick black line ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: birthday, friendship, family relations, friends, society, lifestyle, misfit, physical appearance, fake moustache, moustache, party, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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In a World... (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voice-over star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.
Style: humorous, sincere, feel good, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sexism, workplace, love and romance, hopes, siblings relations, workplace situations, shyness, self esteem, family relations, concierge, female director, eccentricity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: usa, ireland, los angeles, new jersey, san francisco ...
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31%
A Christmas Wedding Tail (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jennie Garth of "90210" stars as Susan, an unemployed Los Angeles museum curator and widowed single mom temporarily living in a small California town with her three sensitive sons. Jake (Brad Rowe of "General Hospital") is a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: looking for love, family relations, fall in love, couples, pets, romance, holiday, disorder, family life, christmas, pet dog, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Taking Chances (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When he discovers that an Indian casino is about to be built over the town's historic battlefield, Chase Revere, the self-appointed protector of a small town's rather meager place in American history, joins forces with sexy but dangerous ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, partners, fall in love, unlikely couple, hopes, small town, romance, small town life, unlikely partners, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.7
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House Broken (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In order to enjoy his retirement, a father takes drastic measures to get his twentysomething, slacker sons to move out and fend for themselves.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, disorder, friendship, silly humor, coming of age, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, firefighter, twentysomething life, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%