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A Touch of Spice (2003)
 7.5
 12K
A Touch of Spice (2003)
Original name: Πολίτικη κουζίνα
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "A Touch of Spice" is a story about Fanis, a young Greek boy growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor, teaches him that both food and life require a little salt to give them flavor. They both require... A Touch of Spice. Fanis grows up to become an excellent cook and uses his cooking skills to spice up the lives of those around him. 35 years later he leaves Athens and travels back to his birthplace of Istanbul to reunite with his grandfather and his first love. He travels back only to realize that he forgot to put a little bit of spice in his own life.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: greek, teenage life, self discovery, chef, youth, friendship, love and romance, family life, fall in love, human nature, culture clash, grandparent grandchild relationship, political unrest, homecoming, deportation, friends, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, family gatherings, couples, chaos and mayhem, coming of age, siblings relations, teenage crush ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: turkey, greece, istanbul turkey, athens

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Most similar movies to A Touch of Spice

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and humorous films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, friendship, coming of age, love and romance and friends mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like A Touch of Spice: Face (2002), Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2003), Cleopatra (2003), Zorba the Greek (1964), Girls Can't Swim (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, friends, family relations, immigrants, coming of age, love and romance, single parent, youth, culture clash, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Israel
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 16 years old Shlomi lives with his restless mother, his soldier brother and their ill grandfather. Although not doing well in school, Shlomi is a gifted cook and takes care of most household chores. One day, the school's principal finds out ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: high school, prodigy, self discovery, mathematics, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, fall in love, human nature, teenage love, youth, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.7
 556
Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, fall in love, on the road, looking for love, introspection, human nature, best friends, parents and children, hopes, family business, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Zorba the Greek (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.
Style: serious, touching, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: greek, friendship, village, dance, widow, dancing, monastery, culture clash, romance, bohemian life, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: greece, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Girls Can't Swim (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Gwen is a teenager living in a small coastal town. Lise is her best friend, a city girl who comes every year with her family to spend the summer. This year things are different though; at first Lise might not come at all, and when she does it is ...
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, disturbing, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, self discovery, teenage life, lifestyle, human nature, dysfunctional family, betrayal, teenage love, lesbian subtext, coming of age, family relations, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Dad (1989)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, hopes, parents and children, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
White as Milk, Red as Blood (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Leo falls in love with Beatrice, a slightly older high-school student who has leukemia.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, teenage life, love and romance, high school, self discovery, youth, leukemia, power relations, friends, social relations, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Small Change (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Various experiences of childhood are seen in several sequences that take place in the small town of Thiers, France. Vignettes include a boy's awakening interest in girls, couples double-dating at the movies, brothers giving their friend a ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: child abuse, mischievous children, childhood, school, teacher, children, small town, teenage life, parents and children, teachers and students, love and romance, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, friendship, family relations, coming of age, life is a bitch, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, human nature, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Bear Cub (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Pedro, a gay man with an active social life and big circle of friends, takes in his nephew Bernardo for a couple weeks. When it appears as though it might become a permanent arrangement, however, Pedro turns to his friends for guidance as he and ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: gay parent, custody, eccentric family, parents and children, couple relations, friendship, youth, family life, family problems, society, aids, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s.
Style: offbeat, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, small town, americana, maid, parents and children, society, family relations, power relations, social relations, friendship, family life ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Peppermint Soda (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frédérique. They're just back from summer at the beach with their father. School starts. A turbulent year awaits them both.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: school, friendship, coming of age, high school, teenage love, youth, couples, teenage life, love and romance, siblings relations, high school life, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, touching
Plot: culture clash, high school, coming of age, friendship, school, couples, looking for love, high school life, teenage life, love and romance, siblings relations, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 life, family problems, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, siblings relations, on the road, couples, gender, human nature, love and romance, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An African American couple (Winfield and Alice) adopt two orphans from a Vietnamese refugee camp. After twenty-two years, the children are reunited with their birth mother, bringing deeply submerged resentments and misconceptions to the surface and ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Nicostratos the Pelican (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Tru Confessions (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything..
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, family, parents and children, follow your dream, family relations, family life, ambition, estrangement, youth, teenage life, siblings relations, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Lords of Flatbush (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Directed by Martin Davidson and Stephen Verona, The Lords of Flatbush is a low budget film starring Perry King, Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone (who also wrote additional dialog). Set in the late 1950s, the coming-of-age story follows four ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, youth, coming of age, human nature, self discovery, goofy hero, parents and children, buddies, friends, gangs, unlikely friendships, coming-of-age ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, friendship, prodigy, parents and children, family life, family problems, hopes, eccentric family, society, suburban life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 2K
Spud (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It's South Africa 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it's Spud Milton's first year at an elite boys only private boarding school. John Milton is a boy from an ordinary ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, feel good, serious ...
Plot: friendship, private school, fish out of water, teachers and students, love and romance, nickname, school, friends, fall in love, youth, coming of age, power relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 924
The Dandelions (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young girl is frustrated by her over-protective mom. At school, she meets another fearless little girl that is going to have a big influence on her.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: family life, best friends, parents and children, couple relations, friends, couples, little girl, friendship, coming of age, elementary school, youth, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
With Friends Like These (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Black Kelly gets back from New York, she discovers that more has changed than just her hair color while she's been away. Frederic found himself a girlfriend and plans to move. Kurt and Blonde Kelly live together with their one-year-old ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Plot: human nature, friendship, best friends, reunion, youth, friends, homecoming, twentysomething life, snobbism, social relations, skinny dipping, underwear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 7K
The Party (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Le Boum is the story of a 13-year-old French girl dealing with moving to a new city and school in Paris, while at the same time her parents are getting a divorce.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, parents and children, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, youth, family problems, family life, crumbling marriage, infidelity, puberty, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: france, normandy, paris france, tokyo, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, siblings relations, love affair, teenage life, love and romance, eccentric family, self discovery, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.5
 2K
Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, hopes, couple relations, family life, human nature, life is a bitch, family problems, innocence lost, haunted by the past, single parent, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 2K
Anita & Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence is upset by the arrival in the village of Anita Rutter ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, friendship, racism, hopes, teenage life, youth, best friends, family relations, family problems, interracial friendship, mother daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: humorous, sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: teenage love, youth, family relations, couples, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, nothing goes right, teenage life, romance, teenage crush, coming of age, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
An Unmarried Woman (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.
Style: emotional, humorous, sentimental, psychological, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, starting over, self discovery, fall in love, couple relations, romance, betrayal, breakup, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, female friendship, teenage life, youth, human nature, family relations, power relations, love and romance, siblings relations, couple relations, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, brighton, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Foreign Letters (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: coming of age, best friends, friendship, family life, fish out of water, misfit, society, introspection, high school life, high school, culture clash, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%