Movies like The Chef 2005

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The Chef (2005)
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The Chef (2005)
Original name: Kocken
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Året är 1969. Artonårige Martin mönstrar på som andrekock på lastfartyget "Snow Drift", med destination Kapstaden. Det är Martins tredje resa. I fartygets kök härskar förstekocken Peter Stein, här är allting underkastat hans osynliga och brutala regelverk. Martin är lyckligt omedveten om vad som väntar honom och hans kompis, kockeleven Sundsvall.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: youth, ship, follow your dream, friendship, nothing goes right, hopes, revenge, murder, ocean, friends, workplace, twentysomething life, workplace situations, power relations, train, violence, chef, hate, apprentice, port, cooking, coming of age, arrest, steward, freezer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and captivating films with plots about friends, friendship, youth, coming of age, hopes, family relations and society mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Chef: Just a Dream (2002), Cross Bronx (2004), Love That Boy (2003), Bad Spelling (2004), Falkenberg Farewell (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Just a Dream (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Film crew arrives in a small town in Nevada desert. Ends up changing the life of a 12-year-old kid and a friend of his, a movie lover.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: desert, filmmaking, friends, friendship, social relations, family relations, interracial relations, family life, obsession, youth, small town life, small town ...
Time: 60s
Place: nevada, usa
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Cross Bronx (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This Bronx-based coming-of-age drama follows four high school friends as they navigate the treacherous waters of independence, love and careers on their individual paths toward achieving their dreams.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, semi serious
Plot: high school, coming of age, city life, follow your dream, youth, crimes, hopes, gangsters, friendship, moving, rivalry, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bronx new york city, new york
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Love That Boy (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Love That Boy is the story of Phoebe, a socially inept overachiever, unrecognized in a world run by C students. Phoebe’s life is totally dominated by her “To Do Before Graduation” list. When Phoebe’s best friend Robyn dumps Phoebe two weeks ...
Style: humorous, atmospheric, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, couples, friendship, youth, friends, college, coming of age, age difference, looking for love, teenager, love and romance ...
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Bad Spelling (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At a French boarding school for troubled youth in the early 1970's, the Headmaster and his wife decide that their son Daniel, who is fifteen years old but looks younger, should finally go live in the dorm with all the other students, as they do ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual, captivating ...
Plot: rebellion, friendship, boarding school, youth, buddies, family relations, rebelliousness, boys' school, boss and employee, friends, power relations, boarding school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Falkenberg Farewell (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's the last summer in Falkenberg for five childhood friends. David yearns to be a child again and Holger never wants to move away. Jesper constantly returns home without anybody really noticing that he’s been gone. Jörgen finances his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, grownups, best friends, small town, youth, childhood friend, moving, society, summer, small town life, adult as child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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88%
An American in Hollywood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A talented young filmmaker from New York sets off to Los Angeles in pursuit of the Hollywood dream, only to discover through his relationship with a beautiful feisty young actress, that Hollywood is not all that it seems.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, captivating, humorous
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, showbiz, buddies, filmmaking, friends, hollywood, artists and showbiz
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles
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American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: semi serious, witty, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: college, culture clash, lifestyle, follow your dream, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, hopes, misfit, nothing goes right, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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Old Enough (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 12 years old well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite occupancies, like make-up, shoplifting, skipping school and lying to the parent about it, but ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, society, hopes, youth, teenage life, social differences, rich and poor, friends, power relations, summer vacation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
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Sauna on Moon (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Guangdong, the forefront of China's reform and opening-up, the business of a sauna is fairly flat. The boss, Wu, together with his team, pursuits his dream and constructs a entertainment kingdom persistently with their wisdom, effort and ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: follow your dream, hopes, workplace situations, life is a bitch, workplace, boss and employee, bittersweet, power relations, sex toy, eroticism, nudity (full frontal - brief), rocket ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china
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Chubby (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chubby is the nickname of Kevin, a 12 years old kid already weights 100 kilos (220.46 lb). If he keeps devours fries, pastries and ice cream everyday, he's gonna have heart attack sooner or later unless he decides to change his diet to turn ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friendship, friends, physical appearance, youth, coming of age, bittersweet, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, misfit
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
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70%
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: ambition, friendship, follow your dream, teenage life, hip hop, youth, society, family relations, hopes, music, friends, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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70%
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, rich and poor, working class, state affairs, hopes, youth, society, family relations, parents and children, political unrest, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, bombay india
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70%
Underemployed (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Story: Five friends learn to deal with the harsh realities of life after college.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: college graduate, friends, friendship, youth, best friends, lifestyle, unfulfillment, workplace, society, living together, workplace situations, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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68%
Sex and the USA (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Audrey Shaw is new to Bellweather, California and certain shell never fit in when she meets Krista Rich, the pretty, popular girl she aspires to be "or be with" shes just not sure. In a conservative California town, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, friends, society, lifestyle, youth, high school life, innocence lost, coming of age, teenager, drugs, sexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausecu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, youth, hopes, reform, exile, warning, family relations, siblings relations, rebelliousness, human spirit, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dictatorship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: romania, europe
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63%
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Falafel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Lebanon
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Everything bad that can happen on the way to a party happens to young Tou on this nighttime trip though Beirut.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, realistic
Plot: youth, lebanese, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, escapades, disorder, nightlife, graphic violence, dark humor, hit and run, conflict, summer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lebanon, middle east, beirut lebanon
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Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: humorous, sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, hopes, youth, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, society, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, friendship, dysfunctional family, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
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59%
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The Matchmaker (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During the summer of 1968 a teenage boy goes to work for a matchmaker who has survived the Holocaust - both their lives are forever altered.
Style: stylized, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: matchmaking, looking for love, best friends, love and romance, teenage life, apprentice, teenage boy, male female relationship, adaptation, coming of age, youth, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: middle east, israel
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57%
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The Mighty Celt (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Centred around greyhound racing in a Catholic community after the "Troubles" have ended but where their legacy remains strong. Donal is a 14-year old who works in a greyhound racing kennel owned by Good Joe. If Donal's favourite ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, contests and competitions, against the odds, coming of age, animal training, family relations, hopes, dog, ambition, single parent, animal life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to ...
Style: humorous, captivating, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, americana, love triangle, friendship, human nature, working class, fall in love, youth, society, family relations, grownups ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
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51%
Guten Tag, Ramón (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five failed attempts to go to the United States, 18-year-old Ramón decides to look for a friend’s aunt in Germany, but never finds her. With no papers or money, and without knowing the language, he barely survives living on the street until ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, hopes, society, fish out of water, mexican, beggar, life is a bitch, unemployed, disorder, misfit, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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48%
Not Fade Away (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, follow your dream, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, friendship, rebelliousness, music band, social relations, ego clash, buddies, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
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48%
Run Sister Run! (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Emilia is a teenager and a good girl, who never forgets her homework or her little sister, Elsa. Siiri is just one year older than Emilia but not at all like her. When Emilia and Siiri become friends, Emilia's life changes. Siiri encourages her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, semi serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, life turned upside down, rebelliousness, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, family problems, social relations, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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4:30 (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "4:30" traces the relationship between Xiao Wu, an eleven year old Chinese Boy and his tenant Jung, a thirty-something Korean man. Told entirely from the perspective of the boy, Xiao Wu, this story of two very different characters is less ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: tenant, friendship, friends, solitude, hopes, lifestyle, life is a bitch, nanny, estrangement, urban setting, drunkenness, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: singapore, asia, korea
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46%
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Twenty-One (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Katie is a free spirited independently minded 21-year-old. The film follows her as she reflects on the men in her life. Along the way we meet her drug addict boyfriend Bobby, her lover Jack, close friend Baldy, and her father.
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: graphic violence, friends, couples, parents and children, infidelity, self discovery, sexual relations, strong sexual content, twentysomething life, love affair, nudity (full frontal - brief), hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, youth, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, rivalry, female friendship, love triangle ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, california, brighton
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43%
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Northless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Andres reaches the Mexican border to cross into the United Sates. There between each attempt, he discovers that Tijuana is a troubled city. As he waits there, Andres is not only confronted with his feelings and what he left behind, but also with ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, social decay, human spirit, immigrants, society, hopes, bittersweet, u.s. mexico border, mexican immigrant, friends, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Molly's Theory of Relativity (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set on Halloween, a young astronomer who has unexpectedly lost her job, is poised to make perhaps the first reckless decision of her life.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: life turned upside down, friendship, couple relations, self discovery, couples, unemployment, astronomer, disorder, halloween, friends, unfulfillment, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Wishin' and Hopin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin' and Hopin' is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been-and how far we've come. In the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, sincere, entertaining ...
Plot: small town, christmas, coming of age, teachers and students, parents and children, catholic school, family relations, youth, substitute teacher, friendship, elementary school, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Bored Olives (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, Japan
Duration: 78 min.
Story: City Loop tells the story of six young people who work in a pizzeria, as they struggle to comes to terms with boredom, fear of responsibility and pizzas to go
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous
Plot: friendship, workplace, teenage life, romance, youth, dull life, workplace situations, love affair, employer employee relationship, love interest, frustration, secret ...
Time: 90s
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41%