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

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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, parents and children, couples, love and romance, friendship, youth and coming of age mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like A Touch of Spice: Face (2002), Small Change (1976), Zorba the Greek (1964), Cleopatra (2003), The Grass Harp (1995). 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, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, friends, opposites attract, immigrants, human nature, family life, friendship, love and romance, coming of age, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
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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: realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: child abuse, mischievous children, childhood, teacher, school, children, friends, kids in trouble, family relations, small town life, teenage life, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: sincere, captivating, exciting, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: greek, friendship, village, dance, monastery, widow, dancing, culture clash, starting over, odd couple, misfit, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: greece, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, best friends, midlife crisis, self discovery, on the road, friends, family relations, unemployment, family business, golden years, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: feel good, offbeat, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, dysfunctional family, americana, maid, parents and children, couple relations, nothing goes right, friendship, family life, couples, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, school, coming of age, high school, love and romance, siblings relations, youth, couples, teenage life, friends, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Four Friends (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Also known as Moritorium and Georgia's Friends, Four Friends follows the titular quartet from high school to young adulthood. The film is set during the tumultuous 1960s, an era when everyone's values were turned inside out, shaken around, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, intellectual
Plot: reunion, human nature, society, young lovers, youth, best friends, couples, friendship, friends, family relations, working class, vietnam war ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.2
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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: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, mathematics, self discovery, hopes, siblings relations, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 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: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: elementary school, youth, friends, family relations, family life, couples, couple relations, parents and children, coming of age, best friends, school teacher, doll ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: coming of age, youth, fish out of water, hopes, immigrants, friendship, picked on, family relations, social relations, friends, best friends, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, touching, serious, 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 ⇓
67%
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, transvestism, dysfunctional family, human nature, misfit, society, self discovery, youth, family life, couples, family problems ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, humorous, realistic, offbeat, touching ...
Plot: survival, family life, family problems, couples, eccentric family, on the road, youth, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, coming of age, human nature, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, parents and children, coming of age, ambition, estrangement, family relations, youth, follow your dream, siblings relations, teenage life, family life, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Kotch (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 113 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, brothers, siblings relations, love and romance, love affair, parents and children, family relations, romance, loan ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.2
 351
Alex in Wonder (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A girl in the 1970s dreams of becoming a ballerina while struggling with the divorce of her kooky parents.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, sincere
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, follow your dream, youth, teenage life, couples, teenage love, drugs/alcohol, family relations, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: sexual, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, twentysomething life, dealing with death, siblings relations, parents and children, love and romance, dysfunctional family, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
2 Francs, 40 Pesetas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Madrid, 1974. Six years have passed since Martin and his family have returned to Spain from Switzerland. A visit to their adopted country will bring complications.
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous
Plot: farce, nothing goes right, parents and children, couple relations, couples, disorder, family life, culture clash, friendship, friends, family relations
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Devil's Island (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Germany, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of families living in barracks, left by the US Army in Reykjavik at the conclusion of World War II.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, dark humor
Plot: family gatherings, siblings relations, parents and children, suburban life, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couple relations, pregnancy, suburbs, couples ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 606
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: touching, realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous
Plot: culture clash, racism, high school, coming of age, parents and children, social misfits, gangsters, suburban life, dysfunctional family, nightlife, couples, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.7
 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: sentimental, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic
Plot: school, friendship, fish out of water, love and romance, fall in love, teachers and students, coming of age, youth, misfit, teenage love, boarding school, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.0
 3K
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: sincere, emotional, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, friendship, love triangle, waitress, working class, romance, school, small town life, couples, buddies, haunted by the past, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state
Style: emotional, semi serious, humorous, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family business, save the day, parents and children, siblings relations, unfulfillment, family in crisis, countryside, estrangement, working class, crumbling marriage, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, emotional, semi serious
Plot: teenage love, youth, single parent, couples, family problems, wooing, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 1K
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, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, friendship, family life, prodigy, parents and children, hopes, society, family problems, eccentric family, suburban life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Chutney Popcorn (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Reena is a young Indian American lesbian who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is happily married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother for her sister's baby, hoping to improve her ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, culture clash, family life, couples, pregnancy, friendship, society, human nature, gender, parents and children, babies and infants, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.5
 7K
Bed & Board (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Parisian everyman Antoine Doinel has married his sweetheart Christine Darbon, and the newlyweds have set up a cozy domestic life of selling flowers and giving violin lessons while Antoine fitfully works on his long-gestating novel. As Christine ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, divorce, married couple, extramarital affair, culture clash, romance, couple relations, love and romance, couples, human nature, dysfunctional couple ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%