Movies like Soul Food 1997

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Soul Food (1997)
 7.1
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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: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, sincere, realistic, talky, semi serious, affectionate, tear jerker ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family relations, thanksgiving, sister, unity, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, workaholic, family problems, human nature, couples, family gatherings, siblings relations, family in crisis, bittersweet, coma, african american, african, discrimination, diabetic, unemployment, terminal illness, class differences, death of grandmother, convicted felon ...
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, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, family and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Soul Food: Once Around (1991), The Evening Star (1996), The Best Man (1999), God Said, 'Ha!' (1998), Jumping the Broom (2011). 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: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, romance, human nature, family in crisis, fall in love, looking for love, couple relations, introspection, true love, love and romance, opposites attract, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: boston, caribbean, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, realistic, semi serious, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, dysfunctional family, death, family gatherings, family life, family in crisis, human nature, parents and children, teenage life, eccentric family, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.8
 9K
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: feel good, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, wedding, friends, couples, couple relations, love and romance, buddies, infidelity, family relations, bachelor party, brooklyn bridge ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: touching, humorous, talky, witty, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, ego clash, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, eccentric family, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, class differences, family gatherings, family relations, meet the parents, family tradition, family feud, culture clash, parents and children, couple relations, romance, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 2K
Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
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, sentimental, light, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: eccentric family, dysfunctional family, family problems, introspection, parents and children, family in crisis, self discovery, death, african american, family drama, life & death, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: reunion, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, sisters, eccentric family, parents and children, family problems, love and romance, family life, family gatherings, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, mississippi river, usa, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: touching, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, biracial, self discovery, family problems, parents and children, family life, death in the family, human nature, siblings relations, hopes, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: arkansas, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, realistic, semi serious, contemplative ...
Plot: death in the family, dysfunctional family, on the run, religions or cults, family problems, couples, estate, family relations, writer's life, elderly, elderly lovers, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, long island, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, starting over, lottery, widow, bittersweet, depression, dealing with death, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, self discovery, strong female presence ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 504
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, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, dysfunctional family, working class, eccentric family, human nature, siblings relations, family in crisis, pregnancy, parents and children, death in the family, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: christmas, family problems, family gatherings, homecoming, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations, couples, family in crisis, winter, christmas dinner, priest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, witty, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, family relations, nothing goes right, family life, eccentric family, parents and children, family problems, weekend, single parent, human nature, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, human nature, introspection, family relations, family problems, couples, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.9
 12K
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: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hospital, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family problems, looking for love, hopes, single parent, terminal illness, family gatherings, parents and children, family life, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 2000, year 1988, 1990s ...
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, semi serious ...
Plot: family business, save the day, family relations, family problems, restaurant, working class, bank, parents and children, society, estrangement, family in crisis, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, christian film
Plot: parents and children, family life, family problems, dysfunctional family, couple relations, couples, family relations, black romance, marriage, strong female presence, christian, gospel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artist, thanksgiving, infidelity, family relations, audition, hypochondriac, couples, family problems, romance, human nature, introspection, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: feel good, talky, humorous, light, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, family relations, family problems, family life, human nature, romance, self discovery, parents and children, contests and competitions, society, crumbling marriage, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family problems, hopes, couples, dysfunctional family, homecoming, family life, love and romance, parents and children, estrangement, couple relations, eccentric family, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: touching, sentimental, clever, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: divorce, office, family relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, romance, hopes, family problems, couples, workplace situations, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
43%
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, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, pregnancy, culture clash, family problems, americana, family life, family gatherings, couple relations, parents and children, love affair, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, eccentric family, family life, introspection, estrangement, single parent, homecoming, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, youth, on the run, love and romance, family problems, family relations, loan, bittersweet, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 840
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: humorous, talky, semi serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, human nature, lifestyle, family relations, romance, golden years, city life, couples, introspection, breakup, bittersweet, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, 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 ⇓
38%
 6.4
 2K
Roommates (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: funeral, deathbed, orphan, vegetarian, roommate, couple relations, friendship, family relations, friends, human nature, starting over, golden years ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family life, bittersweet, one night stand, husband wife relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 3K
Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: asthma, mother daughter relationship, on the road, starting over, human nature, self discovery, family problems, single parent, love and romance, friendship, loneliness, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, santa fe new mexico, west virginia, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%