Movies like A Boy and His Samurai

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A Boy and His Samurai (2010)
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A Boy and His Samurai (2010)
Original name: ちょんまげぷりん
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A samurai from the Edo Period time travels to present day Japan where he meets a divorcee and her son. Soon, he discovers a passion for making pastries.
Style: sincere, feel good, captivating, humorous, light, sweet
Plot: cooking, samurai, baking, time travel, kitchen, fish out of water, co worker co worker relationship, boy, cafe, pastry, katana, confusion, culture clash, fall in love, supernatural, past, portal, mother son relationship, disorder, journey, time, missing child, train, inventor, telephone ...
Place: tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, light and realistic films with plots about disorder, fish out of water, misfit, society, love and romance, couples and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like A Boy and His Samurai: The Kitchen: World Chef Battle (2017), Welcome to the North (2012), Neuilly Yo Mama! (2009), Trevor Noah: African American (2013), Instant Swamp (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Kitchen: World Chef Battle (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Victor Barinov at the personal request of the Russian President will go to Sochi at the world championship for professional chefs and to prove that he and his team are the best in the world! The hard struggle for the title of winner of Operations ...
Style: entertaining, sincere, exciting, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: food, kitchen, chef, competition, cook, friendship, rivalry, search, couples, family relations, adventure, meal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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Welcome to the North (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Now in the Far North (i.e. Milan!), Alberto has accepted to manage a program for efficiency improvement in the Italian Post. He devotes all his time and all his energy to this noble task and neglects his wife Silvia, which of course annoys her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: society, friendship, workplace, workplace situations, culture clash, couple relations, disorder, couples, postman, fish out of water, social satire, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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Neuilly Yo Mama! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samy moves from the underdeveloped crime-ridden French suburb to the riches of Neuilly.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: racism, interracial relations, fish out of water, fall in love, teenage love, love and romance, misfit, manners, disorder, single parent, youth, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france
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Trevor Noah: African American (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Internationally acclaimed comedian Trevor Noah challenges the status quo through his unique perspective, breaking down cultural flaws on all sides and finding our mutual connections with laughter. Born a mixed-race child in South Africa under ...
Style: light, captivating, feel good, suspense, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: racism, fish out of water, culture clash, disorder, artists and showbiz, society, stand up comedian, friendship, interracial relations, misfit, performer's life, theater ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Instant Swamp (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After being forced to resign from her publishing company job when her magazine goes out of circulation, office worker Haname Jinchoge (Kumiko Aso) is given the name of her real father-Noburo Jinchoge when her mother (Keiko Matsuzaka) falls into a ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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My Korean Teacher (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young-Ung was dumped by his girlfriend. While he is in Okinawa, Japan on a business trip, the company he works for goes bankrupt. Sakura is a single mother and works for a travel agency. She needs to learn Korean for her job. At a Korean language ...
Style: funny, uplifting, romantic, humorous, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: single mother, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gold digger, job interview, youth, love, male female relationship, relationships, reunion, romance, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: okinawa japan, okinawa
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Dandelion (1985)
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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: restaurant, cooking, nudity (full frontal - brief), noodles, truck driver, widow, food, satire, couples, cooking and food, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Kate & Leopold (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time -- and brings back a 19th-century nobleman named Leopold to prove it -- a skeptical Kate reluctantly takes responsibility for showing Leopold the 21st century. The more time ...
Style: feel good, romantic, touching, light, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, manners, love and romance, supernatural romance, dating, disorder, time traveler, fall in love, supernatural, destiny, gentleman ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century, future, contemporary, 1870s ...
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53%
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Incontrôlable (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Georges, one morning, became uncontrollable despite himself. Something that has the donkey's voice in Shrek, can control his body.
Style: not serious, humorous, light, feel good, offbeat
Plot: goofy hero, split personality, fall in love, disorder, mentally unstable, misfit, love and romance, nothing goes right, couple relations, fish out of water, self control, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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52%
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Country: Turkey
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ibrahim returns to Tinne, along with his girlfriend, Jessica, but will the tiny village become their new home?
Style: humorous, not serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: culture clash, village, homecoming, social differences, couples, meet the parents, couple relations, fish out of water, society, family relations, parents and children, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Farm Girl in New York (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Sam and Matt flee their small mid-western town for New York City, where hot girls roam the streets! After months of trying to pick up ladies and failing miserably, they come up with the idea to hold a fake audition to meet chicks. Hilarity ensues ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Kamikaze Girls (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Momoko is an ordinary girl, living an ordinary life. Ordinary, that is, if you define ordinary as wearing elaborate lolita dresses from the Rococo period in 18th Century France. However, when punk girl and self-styled 'Yanki' Ichiko comes ...
Style: surreal, semi serious, feel good, humorous, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, motorcycle gang, friendship, gang, on the road, obsessive quest, youth, leadership, misfit, adventure, store, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, japan, europe, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
S.O.S.: Women to the Sea 2 (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Afraid her husband will fall back with his ex girlfriend after they're assigned to work together, Adriana and her sister set sail to the U.S. to go after him to stop this from happening.
Style: captivating, sincere, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: contemporary
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A Boss in the Living Room (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cristina lives a peaceful life until her older brother Ciro, who has to attend a trial, asks to spend house arrests at Cristina’s home.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, light, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, fish out of water, hidden identity, society, family relations, family life, misfit, culture clash, couple relations, dishonesty, disorder, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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One Day in Europe (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, fish out of water, disorder, lifestyle, crimes, performer's life, society, dishonesty, communication problem, travel, artists and showbiz, misfit ...
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Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Irish Jam (2006)
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
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37%
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Duration: 85 min.
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