Movies like The Chef

If you like "The Chef" you are looking for humorous, sentimental and feel good movies about / with family relations, dysfunctional family, bollywood, parents and children, love and romance, family life and family problems themes of Comedy, Musical and Drama genre shot in India.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Chef (1972)
 8.0
 4K
The Chef (1972)
Original name: बावर्ची
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Squabbling Sharma family has a dubious reputation of not having any cook last there for more than a few months. Word spreads out about this family to such an extent that no person wants to be employed as a cook in this household, ironically named Shanti Nivas. Then one day a young man named Raghu offers to work as a cook, and he is hired. Raghu quickly gets a grip on his job and on each of the family members, and soon the squabbles and arguments come to an end. And then the Sharmas find the family jewels and Raghu missing
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, bollywood, parents and children, love and romance, family life, family problems, society, disagreement, eccentric family, master and servant, power relations, forbidden love, love, dancing, school, genius, kitchen, happiness, alcoholic, house, orphan, song, burglary, alcohol ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india, asia

Most similar movies to The Chef

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and sentimental films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family life, love and romance, family problems, youth and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like The Chef: Darling Child (1971), Two-Bit Waltz (2014), Raja Hindustani (1996), Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005), Hero No. 1 (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 984
Darling Child (1971)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family
Country: India
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teenage girl will not accept her family's attempt to arrange a marriage for her, as her heart is currently too full of love for the movies and heartthrob actor "Dharmendra."
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: teenage love, actor's life, family, romance, artists and showbiz, youth, love and romance, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, bollywood, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.1
 392
Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Suspension from school, the loss of a friend, a broken heart and lack of inspiration lead to Maude's downfall in this romp through teenage error. Your teenage years are never easy… but for Maude, things couldn't be worse. Within one ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: siblings relations, family relations, teenage life, dysfunctional family, teenage love, family life, family problems, love and romance, best friends, parents and children, eccentric family, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Raja Hindustani (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: This is a story of a handsome young taxi driver, Raja, who falls in love with a beautiful rich girl, Aarti. Despite her family's disapproval Aarti marries Raja and goes to live with him in his village. Aarti's stepmother, uncle and cousin ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: rich and poor, romance, family relations, fall in love, social differences, newlyweds, couples, love and romance, society, love, fight, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: A chronic illness leaves Ishwar with only a few months to live. His son Aditya is extremely reckless. To make him realise his responsibilities, Ishwar throws his son out of the house.
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: love and romance, teaching the ways of the world, family life, redemption, fish out of water, parents and children, living with parents, family problems, estrangement, life is a bitch, bollywood, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 2K
Hero No. 1 (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Rajesh Malhotra (Govinda) is the son of a wealthy businessman Dhanraj Malhotra (Kader Khan). However, he is not happy at his home since his father does not let him live his life his way. He escapes from his home and reaches Europe. Meena (Karishma ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: couples, family relations, meet the parents, fall in love, parents and children, couple relations, bollywood, shrewd, love and romance, father son relationship, strict father, argument ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
We Are Family (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Maya is the perfect mother. Her life revolves around her three childerens, Aleya ( Aachal Munjal ), Ankush ( Nominath Ginsberg ), and Anjali ( Diya Sonecha ). Who thinks nothing much then the world of her. Despite being divorced from her husband, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, couple relations, family life, family relations, couples, family problems, rivalry, dysfunctional family, family drama, ego clash, strong female presence, stepmother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 194
Quitters (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Quitters tells the story of the Raymans, a wealthy Jewish family that's falling apart. The son, Clark, is a bright and curious high schooler with a talent for manipulation. As his mother May enters treatment for a pill addiction, and he and his ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, youth, life turned upside down, parents and children, family life, family problems, disorder, social relations, high school life, innocence lost, teenager
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 453
Junglee (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A humorless and pompous businessman goes wild when he falls in love. Now if only his domineering mother could understand his new lease on life.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, snobbism, rich and poor, family relations, love and romance, romance, society, bollywood, parents and children, social differences, baby, office ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, kashmir
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 3K
King Uncle (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Ashok Bansal has a traumatic childhood which teaches him that money matters most to people, even more than their kids. Ashok starts hating poor people & starts working hard to get out of poverty, at the expense of his own family. However, ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, family problems, society, obnoxious boss, domestic disturbance, family, youth, mischievous children, womanizer, love and romance, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Something Is Happening (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Anjali is left heartbroken when her best friend and secret crush, Rahul, falls in love with Tina. Years later, Tina's young daughter tries to fulfil her mother's last wish of uniting Rahul and Anjali.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: friendship, fall in love, love triangle, youth, love and romance, crumbling relationship, family life, childhood friend, childhood friends, unfulfilled love, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 3K
West Is West (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Comedy sequel to "East is East". Manchester, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, witty, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, looking for love, youth, love and romance, family problems, family tradition, siblings relations, teenage life, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, europe, middle east, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Seeta and Geeta (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: The story is about identical twins (played by Hema Malini) who are separated at birth and grow up with different temperaments. The twins then swap places.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: twins, disorder, twin sister, family relations, comedy of errors, romance, dishonesty, fall in love, mistaken identity, strong female character, switching roles, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.5
 28K
Anand (1971)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Dr. Bhaskar Bannerjee struggles with his patients' suffering and the darkness and poverty he confronts daily. He treats cancer patient Anand , who upon learning of his impending death, determines to use the time he has left to the absolute ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, serious, nostalgic
Plot: terminal illness, doctor, nurse, beach, hospital, tape recorder, cancer, bittersweet, changing lives, charity, optimism, diary ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Do Dooni Chaar (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A middle-class father in India struggles through a series of unexpected events for upholding respect and smiles.
Style: sincere, humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, working class, social differences, society, ambition, parents and children, family life, bollywood, new car, friendship, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 1K
Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, friendship, youth, prodigy, parents and children, family life, eccentric family, family problems, hopes, society, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Nanny Express (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With their mother dead, Emily and Ben torment their nannies to quit as fast as their father hires them. Till a nanny named Kate shows up and slowly wins Ben over. That's bad enough, but when her father and Kate start to fall in love, Emily sets ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, single parent, love and romance, parents and children, teenage life, family life, matchmaking, prank, youth, family, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: hopes, family problems, couples, homecoming, dysfunctional family, love and romance, couple relations, eccentric family, parents and children, estrangement, family life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 9K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, urban, single parent, family problems, school, teenage life, couple relations, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
It's Not Me, I Swear! (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Léon is ten years old, has lots of problems and an overly fertile imagination. Of course, there is mom and dad who are always fighting, and those annoying neighbors who get to spend the summer at the beach. And then, there's Léa, the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: best friends, prank, love and romance, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, disorder, family relations, innocence lost, fall in love, dysfunctional family, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Cheetah Girls: One World (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Chanel, Dorinda, and Aqua, are off to India to star in a Bollywood movie. But when there they discover that they will have to compete against each other to get the role in the movie. Will the Cheetah's break up again?
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: rivalry, cinderella story, friendship, contests and competitions, follow your dream, hopes, rising to stardom, love and romance, family life, family, bollywood, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 133
Marine Life (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marine Life revolves around the choatic family life of June, a middle-aged lounge singer and mother. Aging and twice divorced, lounge singer June Nordstrom tries to cope with her fading beauty, her troubled offspring, her waning career and her young ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, emotional, semi serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, love affair, single parent, love and romance, parents and children, midlife crisis, child as adult, youth, family relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.2
 421
Raising Genius (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film is about a boy who locks himself in the bathroom to work out math equations on the shower wall. The boy has obsessive compulsive parents. The boy is obsessed with a cheerleader named Lacy, who lives across the street from.
Style: psychological, humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, prodigy, family relations, parents and children, family life, eccentric family, family problems, couples, couple relations, youth, lifestyle, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Stanley Ka Dabba (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Stanley studies in the all-boys Holy Family High School in Andheri East, Mumbai. While his class-mates bring their own tiffin-boxes, Stanley does not do so on the pretext that his mother is away. His friends share their food with him, much to the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, family, teachers and students, power relations, social relations, elementary school, teacher student relationship, teacher, student, youth, classroom, stage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 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, family in crisis, parents and children, self discovery, death, african american, family drama, life & death, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family gatherings, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, unfulfillment, terminal illness, suburbs, profanity, strong female presence, indoor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
We Stand United (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
Story: The trials and challenges of a joint family in India, whose parents are Ramkishen and second wife Mamta, and have three sons and a married daughter. The eldest son is handicapped since birth, and is from Ramkishen's first wife. Mamta, the ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, family business, siblings relations, family life, bollywood, parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis, workplace, couples, anniversary, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Tellement proches (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Famille : Groupe de personnes réunies par des liens de parenté et un fort sentiment de solidarité morale et matérielle. Quand Alain a épousé Nathalie, il ne savait pas qu'il épouserait aussi sa famille. Ce samedi, comme toutes les ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, siblings relations, uninvited guest, eccentric family, family life, couple relations, family gatherings, family problems, interracial relations, couples, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Heart Refuses to Listen (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Runaway heiress in search of her beloved falls in love with another man on the way.
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, on the road, unlikely couple, love and romance, opposites attract, bollywood, romance, on the run, chases and races, rescue, heiress, bus trip ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, family life, follow your dream, journalism, youth, power relations, parents and children, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: ohio, usa, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
We Are Travellers on the Path of Love (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Rahul Malhotra (Aamir Khan) is the manager of the heavily in debt family business. He is also the guardian of his dead sister's mischievous kids. Rahul hires Vaijayanti (Juhi Chawla) as governess. Vaijayanti is a runaway from home as she does ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family business, arranged marriage, inheritance, family relations, fall in love, social differences, bollywood, love triangle, siblings relations, love and romance, factory worker, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Related movie lists