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: samurai, baking, cooking, time travel, kitchen, cafe, fish out of water, co worker co worker relationship, boy, 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, society, misfit, fall in love, love and romance and couples mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like A Boy and His Samurai: Kate & Leopold (2001), Welcome to the North (2012), Neuilly Yo Mama! (2009), Trevor Noah: African American (2013), Instant Swamp (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, disorder, destiny, romance, portal, brother sister relationship, altering history, supernatural romance, kiss ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century, contemporary, future, victorian era ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, new jersey
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95%
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, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: society, friendship, couple relations, culture clash, workplace, workplace situations, disorder, couples, social satire, fish out of water, postman, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, misfit, fish out of water, manners, disorder, racism, interracial relations, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, single parent, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, feel good, captivating, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: racism, fish out of water, culture clash, disorder, artists and showbiz, society, stand up comedian, friendship, misfit, theater, americana, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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 ...
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, feel good ...
Plot: store, fall in love, hopes, family relations, optimism, parents and children, coma, friendship, follow your dream, society, love, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Scabbard Samurai (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Nomi Kanjuro (Takaaki Nomi) is a master less samurai on the run after throwing away his sword for good. He has with him his headstrong 9-year-old daughter Tae (Sea Kumada). A bounty is soon placed on Nomi Kanjuro and 3 assassins go after the score. ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, offbeat ...
Plot: samurai, obsessive quest, captivity, heroes, confined, youth, one last chance, redemption, goofy hero, escapades, hopes, human spirit ...
Place: japan, asia
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79%
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: feel good, sweet, romantic, light, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: single mother, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gold digger, job interview, rivalry, youth, reunion, couples, male female relationship, relationships, love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: okinawa japan, okinawa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, obsessive quest, on the road, misfit, youth, leadership, adventure, store, teenage girl ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, japan, europe, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, friends, fall in love, audition, cons and scams, artists and showbiz, looking for sex, fish out of water, broadway, looking for love, inspiration, broadway musical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Ay Lav Yu (2010)
Genre: Comedy
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, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: village, culture clash, homecoming, social differences, meet the parents, couple relations, couples, family relations, parents and children, fish out of water, society, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: humorous, not serious, light, feel good, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, fish out of water, hidden identity, culture clash, family life, family relations, couple relations, misfit, society, dishonesty, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Journey To Greenland (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Thomas and Thomas are going through a rough patch: they are both thirty-something actors living in Paris. They randomly decide to leave the city and fly away to Kullorsuaq, one of the most remote villages of Greenland, where Thomas' father ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, sincere, captivating
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: fish out of water, village, inuit, society, adventure, youth, life philosophy, disorder, actor, friendship, city, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: greenland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
One Day in Europe (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: One day in Europe shows stories set in four European countries. All of them involve thievery in some way or the other. The protagonists are strangers in the respective country. For none of them their stay turns out as planned.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: culture clash, crimes, disorder, fish out of water, lifestyle, society, performer's life, dishonesty, communication problem, travel, city life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany, russia, spain, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 1K
Irish Jam (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed to their local pub. But what could happen when a duplicitous ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, cons and scams, disorder, on the run, rise to the top, contests and competitions, family relations, ambition, love triangle, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Superclásico (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Christian is a Copenhagen wine seller on the brink of bankruptcy. Equally unsuccessful in just about every other aspect of life, it has been 17months since his wife Anna left him. Anna works as a soccer agent in Buenos Aires and now lives a life of ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: starting over, parents and children, rivalry, bankruptcy, disorder, fish out of water, hopes, win over, husband wife relationship, love triangle, divorce, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Maria, ihm schmeckt's nicht! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Jan decides to marry his girl-friend Sara, he is not aware of his opponent: her father, who is an Italian.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, disorder, fish out of water, couple relations, misfit, meet the parents, parents and children, village, society, couples, silly humor, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Hello, Goodbye (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Israel, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: French film icons Gérard Depardieu and Fanny Ardant star in this romantic comedy about a Parisian couple in their fifties who share a comfortable life, a beautiful home, a posh country club and a midlife crisis. Following a dream vacation to Israel ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rabbi, fish out of water, culture clash, midlife crisis, society, nothing goes right, religions or cults, disorder, romance, husband wife relationship, immigrants, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, france, paris france, europe, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
666: In Bed with the Devil (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, nothing goes right, deal with the devil, love triangle, pact with the devil, supernatural, wish come true, down on your luck, disorder, supernatural romance, wooing, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Casilla de partida (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two contempo Frenchmen of Antillean descent visit their ancestor's time as well as their land in the slavery-themed French era.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, racism, adventure, fish out of water, life turned upside down, rebellion, social differences, misfit, nothing goes right, disorder, family relations, farce ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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O Concurso (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On the final test of a public tender for federal judge in Rio de Janeiro, the four finalists lawyers come from bizarre way: the gaucho Rogério Carlos (Fábio Porchat) comes surrounded woman dressed transvestites, the São Paulo Rezende (Rodrigo ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: contests and competitions, buddies, rivalry, ambition, nothing goes right, disorder, silly humor, fish out of water, legal, friends, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
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58%
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Lotoman (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Modesto and Manuel are brothers whose lives change by wining the lottery.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, not serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: rise to the top, family relations, society, silly humor, life turned upside down, hopes, disorder, couples, culture clash, friendship, death, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: dominican republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Holyman Undercover (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An Amish man comes to Hollywood to be a missionary, and gets cast as Satan on a nighttime soap opera.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Plot: tv show, hollywood, filmmaking, ambition, actor, missionary, fish out of water, nightclub, fame, tv star, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Kissing Cousins (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A "relatively" romantic comedy about a professional heartbreaker (and cynical bachelor) who teams up with his attractive cousin from the UK in order to fool his friends into believing he is capable of a relationship. Hijinks and laughs ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, romance, disorder, fall in love, unlikely couple, family relations, cons and scams, looking for love, society, friendship, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Change of Address (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Paris, the emotional and professional tribulations of a musician and his roommate. Fraîchement installé à Paris, David, un musicien, timide et maladroit, tombe fou amoureux de sa jeune élève, Julia. Il tente tout pour la séduire. Sa ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, job seeking, romance, fall in love, nothing goes right, disorder, lodger, teacher, friends, friendship, rivalry, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Men Do what Men Can (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Confirmed bachelor Paul falls for Iris, who’s unfortunately as good as married. Although his friends have women problems of their own, and all end up moving into Paul’s apartment, they concoct a daring plan to help Paul save Iris from marrying ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, sincere, light ...
Plot: love affair, couples, fall in love, dream girl, best friend, society, rivalry, love and romance, single, bare breasts, female nudity, sleeping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Christmas Wedding Tail (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jennie Garth of "90210" stars as Susan, an unemployed Los Angeles museum curator and widowed single mom temporarily living in a small California town with her three sensitive sons. Jake (Brad Rowe of "General Hospital") is a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, looking for love, romance, fall in love, couples, pets, holiday, disorder, family life, christmas, pet dog, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.6
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Best in Bed (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Raised to believe in performance and in the idea that all abilities must be optimized, Emma is a young, methodical woman who appears determined and relatively sure of herself. But two consecutive failures (real or imagined) lead her to believe that ...
Style: not serious, humorous, sex comedy, light, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, sexual relations, love and romance, fish out of water, disorder, couples, sex scene, misfit, sexual content, obsessive quest, teaching the ways of the world, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Super (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Joe Pesci stars as Louie Kritski, a heartless landlord who has been so negligent in keeping up his ghetto apartment that he is threatened with jail time. The judge gives him another option, which he accepts -- he must live in his rat-infested hell ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, misfit, self discovery, parents and children, landlord, racial slur, african american, culture clash, justice, stupidity, society, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Non-Transferable (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Amy Tyler has planned the perfect surprise vacation for her boyfriend Josh Merit. But the real surprise is on her when he breaks things off on their anniversary. Stuck with reservations in her ex-boyfriend's name, Amy's two best friends ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, humorous, light, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: travel agent, escapades, journey, transformation, nothing goes right, romance, fall in love, couple relations, adventure, encounter, disorder, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: restaurant, nudity (full frontal - brief), truck driver, widow, food, cooking, satire, couples, cooking and food, romance, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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