Movies like Dandelion

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Dandelion (1985)
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Dandelion (1985)
Original name: タンポポ
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A pair of truck drivers happen onto a decrepit roadside fast food stop selling ramen noodles. The widowed owner, Tampopo, pleads them to help her turn her establishment into a paragon of the "art of noodle soup making".
Style: humorous, witty, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, parody, satirical, weird, visually appealing, melancholic ...
Plot: restaurant, cooking, nudity (full frontal - brief), truck driver, widow, noodles, food, satire, romance, couple relations, cooking and food, love and romance, couples, kitchen, breast feeding, bully, hoodlum, death, sexuality, gangsters, sea, fight, thief, eroticism, money ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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The Funeral (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
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Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
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A Taxing Woman (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Ryoko Itakura is a government tax agent who has just landed a big promotion. Her first assignment is to catch wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo. She has a tough job, since in Japan tax evasion is an art and Gondo is, in effect, Rembrandt. Her job is ...
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A Taxing Woman's Return (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Ryoko Itakura returns as the government tax agent willing to tackle the toughest cases. This time she takes on a fanatical but lucrative religious cult run by a vile lecher.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: student life, cons and scams, track down, culture clash, who done it, conspiracy, satire, gangsters, crimes, society, dishonesty, female nudity ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
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Minbo: the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A grand old Japanese hotel is trying to get a prestigious contract as the site of a summit meeting of important foreign officials. Unfortunately, this hotel is quite popular with the Yakuza (Japanese gangsters) and is a favorite target of theirs for ...
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Supermarket Woman (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
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Plot: japanese food, rivals, supermarket, food, rival, rivalry, grocery store
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Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
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Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s
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Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Dead Tired (1994)
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Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
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Polyester (1981)
Genre: Comedy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Santa Claus Is a Stinker (1982)
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Country: France
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: surreal, thought provoking, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: monk, s&m, incest, estrangement, social decay, society, chaos, religions or cults, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
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Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989)
Genre: Comedy
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A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
Genre: Comedy
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Adrenaline Drive (1999)
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Style: offbeat, stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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How to Murder Your Wife (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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