Movies like A Touch of Spice

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A Touch of Spice (2003)
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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: sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: greek, chef, self discovery, teenage life, friendship, youth, family life, love and romance, fall in love, culture clash, human nature, grandparent grandchild relationship, political unrest, homecoming, family relations, deportation, friends, parents and children, couples, coming of age, siblings relations, bittersweet, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, family gatherings ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: turkey, greece, istanbul turkey, athens greece, constantinople, 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 realistic, touching, sentimental and sincere films with plots about family relations, youth, coming of age, parents and children, love and romance, teenage life and friendship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like A Touch of Spice: Face (2002), Cleopatra (2003), Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2003), Foreign Letters (2012), Vodka Lemon (2003). 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: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, family life, youth, single parent, human nature, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
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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, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, friendship, best friends, introspection, looking for love, human nature, on the road, hopes, parents and children, family business, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: high school, prodigy, teenage life, dysfunctional family, self discovery, youth, family life, parents and children, teenage love, fall in love, human nature, mathematics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: coming of age, introspection, friendship, culture clash, teenage life, fish out of water, youth, society, hopes, family life, social relations, immigrants ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.7
 2K
Vodka Lemon (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland, Armenia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hamo, a handsome 60-year old man, lives alone in a Romenian village with one of his daughters and his granddaughter. He also owns a retirement of seven dollars per month, a closet, an old russian television set and a military costume.A letter from ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, sentimental
Plot: fall in love, couples, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, golden years, romance, love and romance, bittersweet, small town, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, caucasus, armenia, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, disturbing, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, self discovery, teenage life, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, human nature, betrayal, teenage love, lesbian subtext, coming of age, lesbian teen, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, doctors, hospital, terminal illness, heart attack, family bonds, redemption, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: village, greek, friendship, dancing, island, widow, monastery, culture clash, bittersweet, misfit, romance, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: greece, europe, crete, macedonia, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, best friends, youth, couple relations, teenage life, small town life, fall in love, teenage love, self discovery, romance, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, family life, parents and children, coming of age, family problems, prodigy, eccentric family, hopes, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: family relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, human nature, youth, life is a bitch, elderly, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, semi serious, touching, humorous, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, love and romance, friendship, self discovery, high school, youth, teenage love, leukemia, high school life, friends, mentally unstable, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Bear Cub (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 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, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gay parent, eccentric family, custody, family life, parents and children, friendship, couple relations, society, youth, family problems, aids, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 454
Turning Green (2005)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. Displaced and depressed, he longs for a way to make it back to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, semi serious, humorous
Plot: follow your dream, teenage life, society, youth, love and romance, hopes, getting home, juvenile delinquency, family relations, overnight success, fall in love, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adoption, family relations, transvestism, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, eccentric family, couple relations, family gatherings, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
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Pieces of Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, captivating, humorous, psychological ...
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Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, on the road, family life, couples, love and romance, golden years, gender, family in crisis, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, high school, friendship, couples, high school life, school, looking for love, love and romance, lifestyle, social differences, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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No Pain, No Gain (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, sincere, touching, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: teenage love, family relations, couples, love and romance, romance, nothing goes right, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, teenage crush, coming of age, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage Élise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her ...
Style: sexy, emotional, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly lovers, youth, family life, estrangement, couples, family problems, love and romance, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, bittersweet, coming of age ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Misfortunates (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?
Style: semi serious, sincere, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, family relations, siblings relations, family life, teenage life, eccentric family, youth, large family, alcohol abuse, friendship between men, unwanted pregnancy, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 80s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
By Dawn's Early Light (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Mike Lewis leaves L.A. to stay with his grandfather in Colorado for the summer, he hates the old man's cowboy ways. When Mike demands to go home, the old man agrees and saddles up a couple of horses for a six week trip toward California, ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, grandparent grandchild relationship, youth, hopes, family relations, teenage life, horse riding, teen rebel, friendship between men, friends, school ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Nicostratos the Pelican (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his wife died a man refuses to go out and doesn't want to talk to his only son. Life has no meaning for him. One day his son finds a baby pelican and decides to leave the bird at home. Pelican helps the boy find his father again and ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: love and romance, father son relationship, island, teenage life, family, parents and children, hopes, human spirit, social relations, human animal relationship, pelican, friendship ...
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, serious, realistic, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: child abuse, childhood, single parent, school, teacher, mischievous children, elementary school, family relations, kids in trouble, friends, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Tru Confessions (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: mentally challenged, coming of age, family, parents and children, ambition, youth, follow your dream, estrangement, family relations, siblings relations, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: humorous, sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, hopes, youth, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, society, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, friendship, dysfunctional family, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 3K
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: realistic, sincere, sentimental, feel good, serious ...
Plot: friendship, teachers and students, fish out of water, private school, love and romance, school, bittersweet, misfit, coming of age, youth, power relations, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Son of the Bride (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 123 min.
Story: At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time with their daughter and he has yet to make a commitment ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, witty, suspense ...
Plot: midlife crisis, wedding, divorce, family relations, heart attack, introspection, fall in love, old friend, family gatherings, human nature, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina, spain, italy, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 646
Lost Islands (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family with five kids in the 80s get into a crisis when twin brothers fall in love with the same girl.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, twins, coming of age, love triangle, teenage love, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, fall in love, small town, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Man in the Chair (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of an aspiring young filmmaker's encounter with a grumpy fount of movie lore.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, sincere
Plot: obsessive quest, follow your dream, friendship, family relations, filmmaking, aging, youth, lifestyle, society, teenage life, parents and children, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%