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Big Dreams Little Tokyo (2006)
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Big Dreams Little Tokyo (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Big Dreams Little Tokyo is the story of Boyd, an American with an uncanny ability to speak Japanese. Boyd aspires to succeed in the world of Japanese business but finds himself mostly on the outside looking in. Meanwhile, his roommate Jerome, is a Japanese American who has always felt too American to be Japanese but too Japanese to be American. He aspires to be a sumo wrestler but finds his weight and blood pressure are thwarting his dreams. Together they struggle to find their place in a world where cultural identity is seldom what it seems.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, entertaining, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, buddy movie
Plot: follow your dream, culture clash, romance, workplace romance, society, immigrants, fish out of water, misfit, racism, wrestling, human nature, couples, teaching the ways of the world, reluctant partners, power relations, sumo, friends, cooking and food, partners, love and romance, sport team, disorder, basic training, dog, business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, mexico

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, disorder, society, misfit and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Big Dreams Little Tokyo: Bacon on the Side (2010), When Harry Tries to Marry (2011), Tea & Sangria (2014), The Ramen Girl (2008), Olive Juice (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bacon on the Side (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Djalil Boudaoud and Justine Lacroix are a surgeon and a television reporter who enter a romantic relationship despite the objections of their families to the cultural gap.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, culture clash, romance, couples, society, immigrants, interracial relations, parents and children, disorder, love and romance, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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When Harry Tries to Marry (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An Indian-American surprises his family when he announces his desire for an arranged marriage with an Indian woman, though his affection for a longtime American friend complicate his plan.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, true love, romance, looking for love, couples, unlikely couple, society, immigrants, self discovery, wedding preparations and rituals, friendship, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Tea & Sangria (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jilted in Madrid, a bewildered Englishman must learn to live and love again - the Spanish way.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, life turned upside down, culture clash, love and romance, misfit, society, disorder, romance, social relations, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Ramen Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a râmen chef under a tyrannical Japanese master.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: cooking, american abroad, culture clash, restaurant, romance, fish out of water, language barrier, interracial romance, breakup, mentor, japanese culture, broken heart ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Olive Juice (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Comedy - Leighanne Littrell, James Berlau, Michael Hartson
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Plot: romance, love and romance, couples, love affair, infidelity, workplace romance, store, pets, pet shop, juice, nightclub, olive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Shanghai Calling (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When ambitious New York attorney Sam is sent to Shanghai on assignment, he immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could end his career. With the help of a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected old-timer, a clever journalist, and a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, love and romance, legal, misfit, workplace situations, disorder, workplace romance, fish out of water, urban, shrewd, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
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Train Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Densha Otoko (translated as Train Man) is a Japanese movie based on the purportedly true story of a 23-year-old otaku (Japanese geek) who intervened when a drunk man was harassing a woman on a train. The otaku ultimately started dating with her and ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, teaching the ways of the world, fish out of water, fall in love, lifestyle, love and romance, disorder, socially awkward, bravery, isolation, loneliness, train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Looking for Maria Sanchez (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Raul, a Puerto Rican born in New York, meets Maria, a young Puerto Rican woman visiting NY, one night. Struck by love at first sight, he travels to Puerto Rico in search of this beautiful girl.
Style: humorous, sentimental, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, looking for love, friends, fish out of water, track down, love at first sight, journey, love, culture clash, society, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, puerto rico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Shirin in Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Despite being engaged to a successful Iranian plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Shirin finds herself falling for a mysterious young man who lives in a lighthouse in northern California.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, light, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: true love, culture clash, family relations, fall in love, romance, society, interracial marriage, couples, friendship, love and romance, parents and children
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Shopaholics (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Compulsive disorders plague Hong Kong: Fong Fong Fong, a foundling who's now a nurse, is a shopaholic who seeks psychiatric help from Kan Yan (Choosey) Lee, who's frozen by an inability to choose. Into the mix come Kung Fu (Richie) Ho, a ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, love triangle, romance, fashion, couples, moral dilemma, addiction, disorder, journalism, workplace romance, mental illness, womanizer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Bitter/Sweet (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Thailand, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: American businessman Brian Chandler has a perfect life with a great job and beautiful fiancée. When his boss, renegade coffee mogul Calvert Jenkins sends him to Thailand to inspect a crop for purchase, Brian meets Ticha, a beautiful Bangkok ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: countryside, village, love, business trip, cultural difference, coffee shop, self discovery, fall in love, disorder, lifestyle, fish out of water, wedding ring ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Sweeter Side of Life (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Pampered Manhattan housewife Desiree Harper has it all. That is until her husband unexpectedly dumps her for his acupuncturist. Faced with an airtight prenup, Desiree reluctantly lands a job making cupcakes at her father's bakery in Flemington, ...
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: starting over, love and romance, homecoming, family relations, couples, looking for love, misfit, parents and children, couple relations, hopes, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Coming & Going (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Coming & Going is an irreverent romantic comedy that poses the question: How far would you go to capture the heart of the one you love? Lee (Rhys Darby) is a young, skilled OBGYN who lacks confidence when it comes to talking to women outside ...
Style: humorous, touching, light, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Born Yesterday (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A businessman shows up in Washington to lobby agendas that are friendly to his construction plans. His ditsy ex-showgirl bimbo proves to be an embarrassment in social situations, so he hires a reporter to teach her how to appear more intelligent. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, satirical, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: politics, opposites attract, lobbyist, love and romance, society, fall in love, social differences, journalism, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, women, farce ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The day a man almost runs-over a puppy, he meets the love of his life. The couple and their dog live the dream, until she wants out.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Love for Rent (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Colombia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tells the story of Sofia (Angie Cepeda), a Colombian college student struggling with immigration issues in LA, who accepts a $50,000 offer to rent her body and soul and become a surrogate mother to a wealthy couple.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: immigrants, romance, pregnancy, moral dilemma, couples, deportation, society, family relations, retirement home, surrogate mother, babies and infants, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Lost in Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A modern day treasure hunt for a mystical relic that turns into a love story for all time.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, treasure hunt, fall in love, escapades, disorder, couples, island, archaeology, excavation, rivalry, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Outsourced (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his entire department is outsourced, an American novelty products salesman heads to India to train his replacement.
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: boss, workplace, self discovery, office, human nature, fish out of water, arts and culture, culture clash, love and romance, corporate world, manager, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, bombay india, seattle washington, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: 40-year-old Jimmy is growing up, or at least he's getting older. While mooching the upper bunk of his ten-year-old nephew's bed, he enjoys the never-ending generosity of his sister Aiko, and dodges the wrath of his impatient brother-in-law ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family relations, youth, fall in love, family life, introspection, couples, love triangle, romance, dinosaur, dating, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Divorce Invitation (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 'Divorce Invitation' centers on Mike Christian, a happily married man who runs into his high school sweetheart Alex, and after all these years, sparks still fly. When Mike is determined Alex is his true soul mate, he realizes he has a huge ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lovers reunited, romance, couple relations, couples, family relations, friends, divorce, love triangle, rivalry, family problems, love and romance, story continued during end credits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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42%
Blonde Ambition (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young professional woman (Simpson) unwittingly becomes the pawn of two business executives in their bid to oust the head of a mega-conglomerate.
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, workplace, love and romance, obnoxious boss, workplace romance, workplace situations, love triangle, couples, rise to the top, ambition, couple relations, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Winning your childhood sweetheart can create more problems than it solves.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: love and romance, teaching the ways of the world, best friends, couples, wooing, romance, miraculous event, friends, women
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Exit Strategy (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Evicted from his apartment, James has to move in with his girlfriend of 3 months. He quickly discovers that she's everything he never wanted in a woman. His only option is to get her to break up with him -- but still let him sleep on the couch.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, romantic, ironic ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: romance, culture clash, weakness, uneducated, fall in love, fish out of water, disorder, couples, guru, love and romance, opposites attract, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Beautician and the Beast (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, nanny, culture clash, female protagonist, dictatorship, romance, dictator, single parent, couples, society, love and romance, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Romeo & Juliet ...Get Married (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tomboyish, outgoing Julieta is the daughter of a member of the Palmeiras soccer club board. She is constantly frustrated by what she sees as institutional bias against women in soccer. One day while watching her beloved Palmeiras, she is struck ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, japan, latin america, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Our Family Wedding (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The weeks leading up to a young couple's wedding is comic and stressful, especially as their respective fathers try to lay to rest their feud.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Overnight (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After breaking up with her boyfriend on Valentine's Day, Jenny (Rachel Blanchard) shares a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to New York with a love-damaged group of passengers-- a pilot with anger management issues (Anthony LaPaglia), some ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Knot (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple endures a series of mishaps right before their wedding day.
Style: humorous, touching, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%