Movies like The Ramen Girl

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The Ramen Girl (2008)
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The Ramen Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a rĂ¢men chef under a tyrannical Japanese master.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, inspirational, feel good, realistic, emotional, inter cultural, light, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: cooking, american abroad, culture clash, restaurant, romance, fish out of water, language barrier, interracial romance, breakup, mentor, broken heart, unlikely friendships, teacher student relationship, friends, misfit, cooking and food, society, couples, disorder, odd couple, solace, family business, restaurant owner, magic realism, culture shock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, new jersey

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Most similar movies to The Ramen Girl

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and semi serious films with plots about romance, culture clash, love and romance, destiny, catastrophe, happy ending and mentor mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Ramen Girl: Love's Kitchen (2011), Bigger Than the Sky (2005), Legally Blonde (2001), Mostly Martha (2001), Under the Tuscan Sun (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Love's Kitchen (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Rob Haley (Dougray Scott), an up-and-coming chef and restaurateur in London, is grief-stricken when he loses his wife. With encouragement from his infamous friend and real life TV Chef Gordon Ramsay, Rob decides to spice up his life by turning a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: chef, restaurant, cooking, cooking and food, tv show in film, lifestyle, love affair, starting over, fall in love, helicopter, english countryside, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Bigger Than the Sky (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, starting over, fish out of water, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, couples, romance, play within film, hopes, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
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100%
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Legally Blonde (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Elle Woods has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner ...
Style: feel good, light, sweet, funny, humorous ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: blonde, rivalry, sorority, girl power, self discovery, college student, beauty salon, fashion, university, law school, fish out of water, intern ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, massachusetts, usa, california, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mostly Martha (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Martha is a single woman who lives for one passion: cooking. The head chef at a chic restaurant, Martha has no time for anything - or anyone - else. But Martha's solitary life is shaken when a fateful accident brings her sister's ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: restaurant, cooking, cooking and food, chef, family relations, love, romance, workplace situations, family problems, fall in love, opposites attract, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, italy, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After a rough divoce, Frances, a 35 year old book editor from San Francisco takes a tour of Tuscany at the urgings of her friends. On a whim she buys Bramasole, a run down villa in the Tuscan countryside and begins to piece her life together ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, scenic, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: tourist, vineyard, friendship, journey, divorce, small town, depression, romance, fish out of water, pregnancy, hopes, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tuscany, italy, europe, rome italy, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Uptown Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Molly Gunn, the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend, is forced to get a job when her manager steals her money. As nanny for precocious Ray, the oft ignored daughter of a music executive she learns what it means to be an adult while ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: nanny, youth, friendship, initially antagonists, friends, family relations, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, brat, life turned upside down, city life, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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Outsourced (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his entire department is outsourced, an American novelty products salesman heads to India to train his replacement.
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: boss, workplace, self discovery, office, human nature, fish out of water, arts and culture, call center, culture clash, love and romance, manager, corporate world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, seattle, bombay india, seattle washington ...
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29%
Shanghai Calling (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When ambitious New York attorney Sam is sent to Shanghai on assignment, he immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could end his career. With the help of a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected old-timer, a clever journalist, and a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, love and romance, legal, misfit, workplace situations, disorder, workplace romance, fish out of water, urban, shrewd, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Fools Rush In (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) is a designer from New York City who is sent to Las Vegas to supervise the construction of a nightclub that his firm has been hired to build. Alex is a straight-laced WASP-ish type who, while enjoying a night on the ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, pregnancy, couples, fall in love, love affair, nothing goes right, society, social differences, nightclub, lifestyle change, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, nevada, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Simply Irresistible (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After her mother's death, mediocre chef Amanda Shelton is having trouble attracting customers to her family's restaurant. While shopping for ingredients, she is given a magical crab by mysterious Gene O'Reilly. Afterward, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: restaurant, love, crab, chef, department store, romance, couple relations, custody, cinderella story, city life, singleness, love and romance ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
No Reservations (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Master chef Kate Armstrong runs her life and her kitchen with intimidating intensity. However, a recipe for disaster may be in the works when she becomes the guardian of her young niece while crossing forks with the brash sous-chef who just joined ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, feel good, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: cooking and food, chef, cooking, restaurant, initially antagonists, love, opposites attract, workplace situations, fall in love, aunt niece relationship, guardian, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, italy, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Lot Like Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, love and romance, encounter, unfulfilled love, friendship, opposites attract, couple relations, happy ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, flying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: elderly lovers, hotel, retirement home, friendship, elderly, aging, disorder, culture clash, mentor, romance, twists & turns, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Pursuit of Happiness (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An advertising executive fails to realize that the woman of his dreams is his best friend since first grade, now married to his cheating co-worker.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: advertising executive, friendship, romance, looking for love, midlife crisis, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, obsessive quest, best friends, infidelity, unlikely friendships, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., seattle, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Big Dreams Little Tokyo (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Big Dreams Little Tokyo is the story of Boyd, an American with an uncanny ability to speak Japanese. Boyd aspires to succeed in the world of Japanese business but finds himself mostly on the outside looking in. Meanwhile, his roommate Jerome, is a ...
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, feel good, light ...
Plot: culture clash, follow your dream, society, romance, immigrants, fish out of water, workplace romance, racism, couples, wrestling, power relations, reluctant partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Hong Kong Confidential (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Latvia, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One week in one of the most exotic and picturesque cities of the world. The day of changes comes when Amaya meets a charming Englishman, Paul and it dramatically changes Amaya's perception of her cultural and personal identity.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, culture clash, interracial relations, couple relations, society, introspection, couples, city life, alone in the world, urban, teachers and students, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Americanizing Shelley (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wannabe Hollywood player sets out to Americanize an Indian girl from the Himalayas.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, disorder, opposites attract, social differences, fall in love, fish out of water, teaching the ways of the world, country, celebrity culture, filmmaking, misfit, immigration ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, himalaya, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Tea & Sangria (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jilted in Madrid, a bewildered Englishman must learn to live and love again - the Spanish way.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, fish out of water, life turned upside down, society, disorder, romance, love and romance, misfit, social relations, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Spanglish (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah ...
Style: sincere, touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: single parent, unfulfilled love, cooking, cook, romance, love and romance, parents and children, culture clash, relationship problems, parent child relationship, immigrants, chef ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, malibu california, mexico, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Admission (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Strait-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the freewheeling John Pressman. Pressman has surmised ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: parents and children, singleness, love and romance, college, adoption, male female relationship, relationships, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, student, wedding, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, future, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Shades of Ray (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: American-born Ray Rehman comes home one night to find his Pakistani father on his doorstep. Ray's Caucasian mother threw him out. It's an awkward time for his father to move in as Ray just proposed to his Caucasian girlfriend - who ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, romance, couple relations, interracial relations, identity crisis, parents and children, actor's life, couples, family reunited, family relations, audition, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 415K
The Terminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. ...
Style: touching, sincere, motivational, interesting, humorous ...
Plot: airport, loneliness, immigrants, passenger, culture clash, fall in love, life philosophy, misfit, stranded, nothing goes right, fish out of water, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, canada, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Little Black Book (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Determined to learn about her boyfriend's past relationships, Stacy -- who works for a talk show -- becomes a bona fide snoop. With her colleague, Barb, Stacy gets the names of Derek's ex-lovers and interviews them, supposedly for an ...
Style: cynical, humorous, romantic, light, satirical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: infidelity, workplace situations, couple relations, betrayal by friend, lifestyle, media satire, thirtysomething life, rise to the top, television show, manipulation, hidden truth, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 10K
Bella (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An international soccer star is on his way to sign a multimillion dollar contract when something happens that brings his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress, struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, lifestyle, love affair, self discovery, family relations, abortion, restaurant, haunted by the past, destiny, beach, soccer, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cafe, greek, true love, romance, friendship, starting over, self discovery, male female relationship, fall in love, cooking, restaurant, cook ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 16K
Le Chef (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, funny, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chef, cooking, restaurant, partners, workplace, cooking and food, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, nothing goes right, blind ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 20K
Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: transplant, destiny, romance, fall in love, love and romance, hopes, couples, coincidence, couple relations, love of one's life, starting over, death of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: relationships, romance, happy ending, couple relations, love, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, bittersweet, couples, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Ramji Londonwaley (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Ramji Tiwari and his sister, Parvati, had their parents pass away at an early age. Ramji is a skilled cook, and is familiar with all aspects of vegetarian cooking. He arranges Parvati's marriage with the Mishra family, promises to pay a large ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: uneducated, weakness, culture clash, romance, fall in love, fish out of water, love and romance, misfit, opposites attract, couples, guru, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%