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, hopes, nothing goes right, revenge, murder, ocean or sea, friends, workplace, twentysomething life, workplace situations, power relations, chef, violence, kitchen, train, cooking, hate, apprentice, jumping rope, coming of age, freezer, arrest ...
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 touching films with plots about friends, youth, friendship, coming of age, family relations, hopes and society mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Chef: Just a Dream (2002), Cross Bronx (2004), Bad Spelling (2004), Love That Boy (2003), 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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: desert, filmmaking, friends, friendship, interracial relations, obsession, family life, youth, family relations, social relations, coming of age, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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, psychological, atmospheric, semi serious
Plot: high school, city life, coming of age, follow your dream, hopes, crimes, youth, gangsters, friendship, moving, rivalry, major league ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bronx new york city, new york
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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, sincere, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: rebellion, friendship, family relations, rebelliousness, buddies, youth, boarding school, boss and employee, boys' school, school, boarding school life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, friendship, couples, friends, youth, college, coming of age, age difference, looking for love, teenager, love and romance ...
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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, emotional, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, grownups, best friends, small town, youth, childhood friend, saying goodbye, moving, summer, society, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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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: semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, humorous
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, fall in love, buddies, hopes, showbiz, love and romance, filmmaking, hollywood, friends, artists and showbiz
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles, california, usa
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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: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, society, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, misfit, hopes, youth, nothing goes right ...
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: humorous, sentimental, emotional, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming of age, class differences, power relations, rich and poor, urban, social differences, teenage life, youth, hopes, society ...
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: workplace, life is a bitch, hopes, follow your dream, workplace situations, bittersweet, boss and employee, power relations, prostitute, song, eroticism, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
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Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, working class, rich and poor, political unrest, family relations, hopes, state affairs, youth, society, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
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71%
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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: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, friendship, teenage life, hip hop, society, youth, family relations, music, hopes, urban, friends ...
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Underemployed (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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, youth, best friends, friendship, workplace, unfulfillment, society, lifestyle, living together, petty job, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: society, youth, lifestyle, friends, friendship, teenage life, innocence lost, high school life, coming of age, teenager, high school, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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65%
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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, humorous, atmospheric, realistic, dark humor
Plot: youth, lebanese, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, escapades, disorder, nightlife, urban, graphic violence, hit and run, profanity, summer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lebanon, middle east, beirut lebanon
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The Color of Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After cancer claims Matt Kell's life on Christmas Day 2005, his widow, Gina and two young boys are left to cope with the pain of his loss while their close church community gathers around them for support.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, emotional
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, warning, exile, family relations, reform, rebelliousness, human spirit, siblings relations, youth, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dictatorship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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The Mighty Celt (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Run Sister Run! (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, sincere, touching ...
Plot: friendship, rebelliousness, self discovery, life turned upside down, juvenile delinquency, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, coming of age, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, helsinki finland
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53%
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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, touching, sentimental, offbeat ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, americana, love triangle, friendship, youth, society, family relations, fall in love, human nature, working class, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
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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: sentimental, stylized, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: matchmaking, looking for love, love and romance, best friends, teenage life, apprentice, teenage boy, male female relationship, adaptation, teaching the ways of the world, singleness, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968
Place: israel, middle east
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52%
Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Benjamin is meant to be a great doctor, he’s certain of it. But his first experience as a junior doctor in the hospital ward where his father works doesn’t turn out the way he hoped it would. Responsibility is overwhelming, his father is all but ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, contemplative, humorous ...
Plot: hospital, workplace, doctors and patients, workplace situations, nothing goes right, medicine, doctor, doctor patient relationship, fear of death, parents and children, disorder, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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52%
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Vegas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 110 min.
Story: You don't choose your family. You choose your friends. Vegas is the story of Thomas, Marianne and Terje - three teenagers with nowhere to go.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming of age, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth, young heroes, teenage girl, teenage boy, down on your luck, siblings relations, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, semi serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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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: sentimental, sincere, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: follow your dream, family relations, hopes, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, society, friendship, dysfunctional family, youth, teenage life, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
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49%
Not Fade Away (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 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, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, lifestyle, desire for fame, ambition, follow your dream, music band, rebelliousness, friendship, social relations, hopes, ego clash, youth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
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48%
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Evil (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Stockholm, the fifties. Though academically bright, violent pupil Erik Ponti is expelled from his state school with the headmaster’s words “there’s only one word for people like you – evil… what you need is a good thrashing, and more”. ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rebellion, rebelliousness, friendship, life is a bitch, violence, bully, humiliation, youth, lifestyle, boarding school life, human nature, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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46%
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4:30 (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 95 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: touching, realistic, psychological, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: tenant, friendship, solitude, friends, life is a bitch, nanny, hopes, lifestyle, estrangement, boy, urban setting, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: singapore, korea, asia
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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: sexual, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: youth, coming of age, hopes, life is a bitch, love and romance, lifestyle, starting over, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, profanity, infidelity ...
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Place: london, england, new york
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Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 94 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 ...
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Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, brighton, california
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Stella (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 1977. Stella entre en sixième, dans un grand lycée parisien. Stella entre dans le monde... Un nouveau monde, à l'opposé de celui qu'elle connaît. Presque un miracle. Elle, elle vit dans un café, un café d'ouvrier, à la ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: france, paris france, europe
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