Movies like Soul Kitchen

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Soul Kitchen (2009)
 7.3
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Soul Kitchen (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: SOUL KITCHEN film centers on a likable but hopelessly disorganized restauranteur, Zinos, whose cafe is second home to a motley crew of lovable eccentrics. When his girlfriend Nadine up and moves to Shanghai, a love-sick Zinos decides to fly after her, leaving his restaurant in the hands of his unreliable ex-con brother Illias. Both decisions turn out disastrous: Illias gambles away the restaurant to a shady real estate agent, and Zinos finds Nadine with a new lover. If the brothers can stop arguing and get it together, the Soul Kitchen might still have one last chance at staying in business. The mayhem that follows is a hilariously entertaining story of self-realization, set to an irresistibly soulful soundtrack.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, funny, twists and turns, entertaining, realistic, dramatic, feel good, clever ...
Plot: restaurant, chef, lifestyle, family relations, life is a bitch, family business, workplace, workplace situations, workplace problem, staff, financial problem, comedy of errors, brother brother relationship, down on your luck, misfit, loneliness, plot twist, german, dysfunctional family, journey, doctor, waiter, debt, ex husband, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, germany, hamburg germany

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Most similar movies to Soul Kitchen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about family relations, workplace, lifestyle, restaurant, cooking and food, runaway and mentor mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Soul Kitchen: Chef (2014), Mostly Martha (2001), The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), Solino (2002), Le Chef (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Chef (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with ...
Style: touching, feel good, road movie, humorous, light ...
Plot: cooking and food, chef, road trip, father son relationship, kitchen, food, starting over, ex husband ex wife relationship, happy ending, staff, workplace situations, financial problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, los angeles, california, usa ...
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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, chef, cooking and food, family relations, love, romance, workplace situations, fall in love, family problems, opposites attract, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, italy, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, cooking, rivalry, immigrants, family relations, interracial relations, village, prejudice, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: france, india, paris france, london, southern france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 5K
Solino (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie portrays the story of an Italian family emigrated in Germany in the 1970s. Romano (Gigi Savoia), the father, decides to open a pizzeria which, by mutual decision with the wife Rosa (Antonella Attili), will call Solino, leaving his sons ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, restaurant, immigrants, family business, working class, fall in love, sibling relationship, society, brother brother relationship, love triangle, sibling rivalry, leukemia ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 2000s, 1960s
Place: italy, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
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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, light, funny, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chef, cooking, restaurant, partners, follow your dream, blind ambition, workplace, lifestyle, nothing goes right, disorder, odd couple, snobbism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: date night, girls' night
Plot: cooking, chef, restaurant, cooking and food, kitchen, tv show in film, lifestyle, starting over, love affair, fall in love, helicopter, english countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, sweet, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: chef, cooking, restaurant, cooking and food, initially antagonists, love, opposites attract, workplace situations, love and romance, parents and children, workaholic, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, italy, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Papadopoulos & Sons (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following his ruin in the latest banking crisis, a self-made millionaire reluctantly re-unites with his estranged freewheeling brother to re-open the abandoned fish and chip shop they shared in their youth.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, family life, family business, workplace, hopes, restaurant, life turned upside down, down on your luck, brother brother relationship, greek, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Entry Level (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After losing his restaurant, chef CLAY MAGUIRE must start his career all over--at the bottom. Pushing forty with no "corporate skill-set", Clay enters the strange world of the Unemployable Interviewees of America. Clay and his fellow ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: starting over, unemployment, workplace, workplace romance, workplace situations, hopes, society, romance, love and romance, down on your luck, restaurant, chef ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 21K
The Trip (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, friendship, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, countryside, loneliness, midlife crisis, eccentricity, existentialism, sarcasm, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Today's Special (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young Manhattan chef Samir rediscovers his heritage and passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: restaurant, family relations, self discovery, parents and children, workplace, cooking and food, love and romance, lifestyle, chef, family business, business card, matchmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Hairdresser (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When a salon refuses to hire her because of her plump figure, irrepressible hair stylist Kathi plots revenge by opening her own beauty parlor next door. But when she faces a cash-flow problem, Kathi resorts to some creative means of raising capital.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: beauty salon, follow your dream, physical appearance, workplace, family relations, fashion, power relations, lifestyle, boss and employee, hopes, workplace situations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Green Butchers (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Green Butchers (Danish: De grønne slagtere) is a black comedy featuring two butchers, Svend "Sweat" and Bjarne, who start their own shop to get away from their arrogant boss. Cannibalism is soon introduced to the plot, and further ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, absurd, realistic ...
Plot: cannibalism, butcher, friendship, business venture, family relations, buddies, losing-it hero, workplace, crimes, workplace situations, coma, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Drifting Clouds (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tram driver Lauri looses his job. Shortly later, the restaurant where his wife Ilona works as a headwaitress is closed. Too proud, to receive money from the social welfare system, they hardly try to find new jobs. But they are completely unlucky and ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Plot: unemployment, restaurant, society, waitress, layoff, loss of son, life is a bitch, lifestyle, death in the family, couple relations, alcohol abuse, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: finland, europe, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
I Really Hate My Job (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 'Every day is another day closer to the day I'll never have to do this again.' Five women, one restaurant, one night, one birthday, one breakdown. Then the phone rings. A famous actor is coming for dinner. I Really Hate My Job is the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, talky, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: restaurant, waitress, friendship, introspection, midlife crisis, workplace romance, love and romance, aging, workplace, thirtysomething life, disorder, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 1K
The Dinner (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An evening at an Italian restaurant. Hosted by tolerant and relaxed Flora, various parties of middle-class people come in -- large and small, young and old, regulars and tourists, married and single -- to dine, converse, argue, celebrate, make ...
Style: biting, talky, clever, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: restaurant, satire, bittersweet, workplace situations, human nature, cooking and food, chief of staff, couples, lifestyle, workplace, society, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, small town, life is a bitch, suicide, family relations, haunted by the past, siblings relations, depression, midlife crisis, loneliness, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Don't Think About It (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, feel good, humorous, light, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, bankruptcy, homecoming, family relations, family business, family life, unfulfillment, lifestyle, small town, parents and children, friendship, guru ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 29K
Barbershop (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. Calvin, who inherited the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, clever ...
Plot: family business, hairdresser, workplace, beauty salon, family relations, buddies, society, workplace situations, money raising, debt, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, money problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 984
Here and There (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Here and There (Serbian: Tamo i ovde) is a Serbian film which was premiered at the Belgrade Film Festival FEST 2009. Here and There follows two interconnected stories on two different continents. Robert (Thornton), a depressed New Yorker, tries to ...
Style: sentimental, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, fish out of water, family relations, life is a bitch, misfit, lifestyle, eviction, disorder, culture clash, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, serbia, europe, belgrade
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, family problems, disorder, nothing goes right, family life, self discovery, couple relations, couples, eccentric family, down on your luck, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Agnes and His Brothers (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: touching, witty, sincere, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, family relations, looking for love, siblings relations, family problems, dishonesty, family, romance, couple relations, human nature, sexual obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Story of Luke (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sheltered by his grandparents, Luke, a young man with autism, is thrust into a world that doesn't expect anything from him. But Luke is on a quest for a job and true love. And he isn't taking no for an answer.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: looking for love, self discovery, family problems, family relations, workplace, misfit, workplace situations, dysfunctional family, boss and employee, power relations, disability, job seeking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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A Coffee in Berlin (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A fateful day pushes an aimless college dropout (Tom Schilling) to stop wasting his time and finally engage with life.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, humorous, tragicomedy, melancholic ...
Plot: slacker, introspection, unfulfillment, hopes, lifestyle, society, misfit, social misfits, unsupportive parent, german, teenage boy, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 1K
Some Voices (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Schizophrenic Ray tries to adjust to the outside world after being released from an institution.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: love and romance, mental illness, couples, family relations, misfit, hallucination, schizophrenia, brother brother relationship, restaurant, fall in love, romance, wedding ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Hotel Splendide (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film tells the story of the Blanche family who run a dark and dismal health resort on a remote island which is only accessible by ferry. The spa program consists of feeding the guests seaweed and eel-based meals, then administering liberal ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, island, hotel, family business, introspection, lifestyle, workplace, life is a bitch, social differences, resort, reunion, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Carmina or Blow Up (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Carmina, 58, runs a shop selling Iberian products in Seville. After several robberies and no help from her insurance company, she comes up with a way to recover the money she needs to keep her family. While she waits in her kitchen for her plan to ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, humorous, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: family business, workplace, parents and children, family relations, insurance, eccentric family, disorder, woman
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Seven Days of Grace (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four women - a blonde, a hippie, a lesbian and a barmaid - are looking for love, money and success. When one inherits an Italian restaurant from her father, they see this as a chance to fulfil their dreams. Then the restaurant is in danger of ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic
Plot: restaurant, sexual content, singleness, workplace situations, down on your luck, cooking and food, couples, friends, romance, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 11K
Lammbock (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Stefan and Kai have good going business, self-grown cannabis screened as pizza delivering service. For now they only have to deal with plant-louses.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, light, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug dealing, marijuana, stoners, crimes, delivery, small town life, undercover agent, undercover cop, pizza delivery, adolescence, friendship, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Unfinished Business (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hard-working small business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Plot: business trip, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, disorder, on the road, bullying, american abroad, company, midlife crisis, businessman, twists & turns, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, st. louis missouri, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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