Movies like Soul Food

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Soul Food (1997)
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Soul Food (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Traditional Sunday dinners at Mama Joe's (Irma P. Hall) turn sour when sisters Teri (Vanessa L. Williams), Bird (Nia Long) and Maxine (Vivica A. Fox) start bringing their problems to the dinner table in this ensemble comedy. When tragedy strikes, it's up to grandson Ahmad (Brandon Hammond) to pull the family together and put the soul back into the family's weekly gatherings.
Style: sexy, sentimental, touching, feel good, twists and turns, light, clever, emotional, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: women, sisters, thanksgiving, food, family relations, divorce, black romance, love, catastrophe, race, gangsters, lawyer, children, natural disaster, relationships, wedding, violence, family, writers, death, beautiful scenery, weapons, hospital, hip hop, adultery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois

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Most similar movies to Soul Food

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, touching and semi serious films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, couples, relationships and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Soul Food: Once Around (1991), Kingdom Come (2001), The Evening Star (1996), The Best Man (1999), God Said, 'Ha!' (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Once Around (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful salesman, is much older than Renata. She is swept away by his ...
Style: romantic, sexy, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, marriage, love, older man younger woman relationship, pregnancy, relationships, mentor, technology, secrets, multiple storylines, love story, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: boston, massachusetts, caribbean, new england
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100%
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Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.
Style: humorous, touching, light, intense, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, eccentric family, family problems, introspection, parents and children, family in crisis, self discovery, gangsters, african american, life & death, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
The Evening Star (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious granddaughter, and another grandson living just above the poverty ...
Style: sexy, touching, bad ending, reflective, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, death, dysfunctional family, family relations, finnish, chase, mother daughter relationship, multiple storylines, natural disaster, single father, nudity (full frontal - brief), lone hero ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.7
 11K
The Best Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Harper, a writer who's about to explode into the mainstream leaves behind his girlfriend Robin and heads to New York City to serve as best man for his friend Lance's wedding. Once there, he reunites with the rest of his college circle.
Style: romantic, sexy, humorous, feel good, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: wedding, corruption, gangsters, friendship, romance, african american, infidelity, black romance, segregation, multiple storylines, mentor, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: talky, witty, humorous, touching, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, cancer, depression, death, destiny, catastrophe, culture clash, vengeance, brutality, childhood, loneliness, parenthood ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, tokyo, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Jumping the Broom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, bilingual
Audience: date night, chick flick, family outing, girls' night
Plot: wedding, meet the parents, family gatherings, class differences, family relations, family feud, family tradition, parents and children, couple relations, culture clash, romance, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it ...
Style: talky, touching, humorous, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sisters, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, redemption, betrayal, husband wife relationship, childhood, adaptation, parenthood, family relations, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
A Family Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: biracial, self discovery, family relations, secrets, betrayal, loneliness, justice, interracial relations, family problems, family life, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: arkansas, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, visually appealing ...
Plot: widow, depression, older woman younger man relationship, bittersweet, family relations, musician, dysfunctional family, adaptation, brutality, cancer, family, life & death ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, Long Island, "Last Summer in the Hamptons" concerns a large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at the decades-old family retreat which economic circumstances ...
Style: talky, clever, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, allegory ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, fight scenes, first contact, family, ethnic conflict, destiny, culture clash, natural disaster, love story, humanity, hotel, happy ending ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It’s Christmastime and the far-flung members of the Rodriguez family are converging at their parents’ home in Chicago to celebrate the season and rejoice in their youngest brother’s safe return from combat overseas.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: christmas, family problems, parents and children, family gatherings, homecoming, couples, family in crisis, siblings relations, couple relations, christmas dinner, priest, winter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sexy, talky, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: divorce, friendship, bittersweet, love, runaway, character study, parenthood, vacation, unlikely friendships, stereotypes, life philosophy, relationships ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.6
 553
Soft Fruit (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks ...
Style: humorous, visually appealing, affectionate, allegory, suspense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, working class, nudity (full frontal - brief), australian, male nudity, cathartic, car, british, assassination, crazy, parenthood, satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Nothing in Common (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father.
Style: sexy, talky, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: father son relationship, hospital, divorce, surgery, dysfunctional family, businesswoman, marital separation, employer employee relationship, advertising executive, diabetes, marriage, office ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.8
 13K
Hanging Up (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A trio of sisters bond over their ambivalence toward the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father, to whom none of them was particularly close.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hospital, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, family problems, eccentric family, family gatherings, parents and children, looking for love, terminal illness, family life, single parent ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 2000s, year 1988, year 2000
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their ...
Style: touching, humorous, intense, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: christmas, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, gay, holiday, female protagonist, family relations, family life, eccentric family, nothing goes right, family conflict, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Something to Talk About (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In one of her best-ever roles, Julia Roberts is Grace, whose reaction to the infidelities of Eddie (Dennis Quaid) turns the lives and loves of the people around her into something like falling dominoes. Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands, Kyra Sedgwick ...
Style: talky, feel good, satirical, light, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, horse, romance, family relations, infidelity, female protagonist, women, family problems, adulterous husband, family life, human nature, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: humorous, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family business, save the day, family relations, family problems, restaurant, working class, society, estrangement, family in crisis, parents and children, siblings relations, bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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What's Cooking? (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, food, thanksgiving, dysfunctional family, culture clash, divorce, family bonds, pregnancy, family problems, family gatherings, family life, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, ireland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: happy ending, love, relationships, women, romance, divorce, infidelity, life, bittersweet, couple relations, writers, marriage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, homecoming, family problems, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, family life, estrangement, love and romance, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ 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: sexy, touching, sentimental, dramatic, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, youth, grandmother, aunt, runaway, adaptation, aging, broadway, brothers, nudity (full frontal - brief), race issues, redemption ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.3
 5K
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, touching, sentimental, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: father son relationship, doctors, aging, hospital, family bonds, hopes, parents and children, family life, terminal illness, redemption, dysfunctional family, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, new jersey, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 6.4
 2K
Two Weeks (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves trapped — together — for two weeks.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, introspection, eccentric family, family life, estrangement, single parent, family problems, homecoming, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, parents and children, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 2K
Roommates (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An elderly, yet young-at-heart man, moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.
Style: touching, feel good, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, tear jerker ...
Audience: kids
Plot: funeral, hospital, honest, destiny, culture clash, happy ending, fantasy world, first contact, dark hero, family, doctors, fight scenes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Miss Firecracker (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A girl from Yazoo City, Mississippi pins all her hopes on winning the local beauty pageant.
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, talky, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, beauty pageant, underdog, contests and competitions, love and romance, human nature, couples, family problems, youth, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, new york, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
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Mind the Gap (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Five seemingly unrelated people decide to take huge risks in their personal lives in an effort to find happiness.
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, lifestyle, human nature, family relations, romance, couples, golden years, city life, introspection, breakup, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Tim Alexander's A Mother's Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Regina Reynolds is a strong black woman in the truest sense -- but her taste for the good life doesn't necessarily include her husband, Marcus, or her daughter, Monica. It's going to take a mother's unconditional love to pray Regina ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, entertaining ...
Plot: parents and children, family life, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family relations, marriage, black romance, lifestyle change, black woman, woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching, humorous
Plot: self discovery, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, family life, terminal illness, bittersweet, husband wife relationship, one night stand, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.0
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Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, stylized, light ...
Plot: coming of age, parenthood, dysfunctional family, poverty, child's point of view, family relations, parents and children, black people, family problems, school, teenage life, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, tokyo, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%