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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: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: chef, greek, teenage life, self discovery, youth, friendship, love and romance, family life, fall in love, human nature, culture clash, grandparent grandchild relationship, political unrest, homecoming, family relations, deportation, friends, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family gatherings, chaos and mayhem, coming of age, siblings relations, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: turkey, greece, istanbul turkey, athens greece, athens, constantinople

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and semi serious films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, coming of age, 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), Foreign Letters (2012), Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2003), 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: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, immigrants, family relations, opposites attract, friends, coming of age, family life, friendship, introspection, culture clash, love and romance ...
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, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, fall in love, self discovery, looking for love, human nature, best friends, introspection, on the road, hopes, family business, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: coming of age, friendship, introspection, hopes, society, youth, culture clash, teenage life, fish out of water, family life, immigrants, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: mathematics, high school, prodigy, self discovery, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, family life, teenage love, human nature, fall in love, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 2K
Vodka Lemon (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland, Armenia
Duration: 84 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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: fall in love, haunted by the past, love and romance, romance, golden years, couples, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, small town, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, kurdistan, caucasus, armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: sincere, realistic, captivating, disturbing, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, teenage life, human nature, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, betrayal, teenage love, lesbian subtext, coming of age, death in the family, innocence lost ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, sincere ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, fall in love, best friends, youth, small town life, self discovery, couple relations, teenage love, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, youth, misfit, elderly, coming of age, life is a bitch, society, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, sentimental ...
Plot: greek, friendship, village, dance, dancing, widow, monastery, culture clash, bittersweet, family relations, bohemian life, starting over ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: greece, crete, europe, macedonia, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: sentimental, touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 love, love and romance, teenage life, friendship, high school, self discovery, youth, leukemia, high school life, mentally unstable, friends, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.6
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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: touching, sincere, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: follow your dream, teenage life, youth, family relations, overnight success, fall in love, society, hopes, juvenile delinquency, love and romance, getting home, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: sincere, feel good, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, on the road, family life, siblings relations, couple relations, family problems, eccentric family, human nature, dysfunctional family, gender, golden years ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Pieces of Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crazy father old before his time, a tyrannical, sick mother, a sister who disappeared four years ago and me, Erell, who films everything, all the time... A fine family portrait. I live in the same town I've always lived in. You're born ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, humorous, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, offbeat ...
Plot: coming of age, americana, dysfunctional family, small town, family relations, maid, cons and scams, couple relations, siblings relations, fall in love, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: alabama, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: high school, culture clash, coming of age, friendship, school, high school life, looking for love, couples, teenage life, siblings relations, eccentric family, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, romance, youth, nothing goes right, family relations, couples, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage crush, coming of age, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: emotional, touching, disturbing, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, youth, family life, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, estrangement, love and romance, single parent, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, friendship, parents and children, family life, prodigy, hopes, society, family problems, eccentric family, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: sentimental, sincere, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: follow your dream, family relations, hopes, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, society, friendship, dysfunctional family, youth, teenage life, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: sincere, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, drinking contest, family relations, siblings relations, family life, teenage life, eccentric family, youth, male friendship, male bonding, unwanted pregnancy, large family ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, contemporary
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: sincere, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, family, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, estrangement, family relations, youth, follow your dream, ambition, family life, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, hopes, youth, teenage life, family relations, male friendship, teen rebel, male bonding, horse riding, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: father son relationship, love and romance, island, teenage life, parents and children, family, hopes, social relations, human spirit, human animal relationship, pelican, friendship ...
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
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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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, twins, love triangle, coming of age, family in crisis, parents and children, teenage love, family problems, fall in love, small town, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: contemplative, realistic, semi serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: school, friendship, high school, coming of age, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, family relations, couples, friends, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 374
Happy Hour (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in present day New York City, "Happy Hour" is a literate and often funny story of love and how to receive it. Tulley, a once-promising literary star now biding his time as an advertising copy editor, moves from cynicism to acceptance ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: friendship, going straight, lifestyle, love affair, redemption, once promising, family problems, couples, estrangement, addiction, human nature, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%