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What's for Dinner, Mom? (2016)
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What's for Dinner, Mom? (2016)
Original name: ママ、ごはんまだ?
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two sisters Tae and Yo come back to their old house which is soon to be torn down. Clearing up the family mementos, Tae finds a red box full of recipes and letters written by their mother who died 20 years ago. In these recipes and letters, she finds out how her mother had struggled in her life due to relocation from Japan to Taiwan, the death of her Taiwanese husband, and a battle with cancer. Tae travels to Taiwan to trace her mother's past, reminiscing about the dishes she made for the family.
Style: sincere, captivating, culinary
Plot: sister sister relationship, cooking, old house, sister, family relations, family, cooking and food, parents and children, getting home, culture, family tradition, cultural difference, cancer, kitchen, house, divorce, japanese woman, divorced woman, marketplace, recipe, japanese girl, chopping wood, short haired female, taiwanese
Place: taiwan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, sincere, touching and realistic films with plots about family relations, family, parents and children, youth, friendship, father son relationship and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like What's for Dinner, Mom?: Our Little Sister (2015), The Nightingale (2013), Eskil & Trinidad (2013), Three Sisters (2015), Song of my mother (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Our Little Sister (2015)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their 13-year-old half sister.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, touching, entertaining
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Place: japan
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The Nightingale (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: China, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Zhigen, an old Chinese farmer, has lived alone in Beijing for over 20 years after moving to the city to allow his son Chongyi to attend university. He decides to make the long journey from Beijing to Yangshuo to honour the promise he made to his ...
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Time: contemporary
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Eskil & Trinidad (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
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Three Sisters (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
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Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Song of my mother (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 103 min.
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Argentina
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: sincere, captivating, serious, rough, realistic ...
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Place: argentina
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Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young father takes his nine year old son, the family dog, and two of his son's friends backpacking in the mountains of Colorado only for all five of them to be struck by lightning.
Style: sincere, psychological, captivating
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 89 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Rocky Road (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 80
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Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Uruguay
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Style: emotional, uplifting, captivating, sincere, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 77 min.
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Style: captivating, realistic, touching, atmospheric, stylized ...
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