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Recipe for Love (2014)
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Recipe for Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lauren Hennessey has always loved to cook and is a proud perfectionist at her job at "Food & Entertainment Magazine's" test kitchen while she dreams of being able to finally afford culinary school in Paris. When her boss offers her a bonus if she agrees to ghostwrite the cookbook of a difficult celebrity chef, Lauren sees her dream becoming a reality as soon as she can tame the notorious bad boy chef in question, Dexter Durant. Slowly peeling back the layers of Dexter's tough-guy persona, she starts seeing a different, vulnerable side to this big-shot chef. Suddenly, their dueling culinary styles become the perfect complement in the kitchen and an attraction between them starts to boil over.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, sexual, sexy, realistic, semi serious
Plot: romance, fall in love, chef, ambition, couples, relationship vs career, workplace situations, cooking and food, school, starting over, celebrity culture, cooking, drug abuse, love and romance, ghost writer, jealousy, competition, kissing, father son relationship, swimming pool, sabotage, undressing, chores
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and feel good films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, fall in love, friendship, family relations and rivalry mostly in Comedy, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Recipe for Love: Just Desserts (2004), How to Fall in Love (2012), Desperately Seeking Santa (2011), Mediterranean Food (2009), Love in the Buff (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Just Desserts (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marco Poloni's family owns a bakery in the Bronx and it seems that they have fallen on hard times and his family is considering selling the bakery. Marco then decides to enter a baking competition hoping that the money and publicity will help ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: relationship vs career, lifestyle, ambition, opposites attract, contest, workplace situations, romance, workplace, rivalry, family life, love affair, workplace romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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How to Fall in Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An accountant, who never quite grew out of his awkward teenage years, finds himself with a dating coach - she happens to be his high school crush as well. Thanks to his coach, he gets a pretty woman he has his sights on for some time, but realizes ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, accountant, physical appearance, couple relations, love and romance, true love, romance, couples, teaching the ways of the world, love affair, love interest, meaningful kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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100%
Desperately Seeking Santa (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jennifer, a young, ambitious executive running promotions at a failing Boston mall comes up with a genius promotional gimmick to save her workplace and position herself for advancement: hold a "Hunky Santa" contest to replace the old Mall ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: christmas, love and romance, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, couples, holiday, santa claus, pizzeria, contest, undressing, male model ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Mediterranean Food (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sofia's story, the best chef the world, and the two men who helped her to become a legend.
Style: humorous, feel good, sexy, semi serious, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, restaurant, rise to the top, romance, workplace, love affair, cooking and food, ambition, infidelity, jealousy, chef, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Love in the Buff (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When old flames reunite, will it be second time's the charm or a case of once bitten twice shy? Jimmy and Cherie, two ex-lovers from Hong Kong, cross paths in Beijing and can't seem to forget each other, despite being involved with someone ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, light, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, couples, starting over, relationship vs career, hopes, friendship, love and romance, woman wearing a miniskirt
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
30 Days Until I'm Famous (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Latina working in Los Angeles as a messenger is randomly discovered and fashioned into a pop music star.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: starting over, musician's life, rising to stardom, fall in love, ambition, romance, couples, showbiz, teaching the ways of the world, wooing, celebrity culture, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Big Love Story (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sam is a former college football star whose chance to play in the NFL abruptly ends with a blown out knee. Seven years later, he finds himself alone, working a minimum wage job and weighing a deadly 413lbs. The time has come for some change! The ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, sexy ...
Plot: romance, couples, relationship vs career, youth, college, love, gym, soul mate, football player, friendship, diet, makeover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
My Boyfriends' Dogs (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The owners of a small diner are surprised one rainy evening when, just after close, a young woman wearing a wedding dress with three dogs in tow begs to come into their restaurant. What follows is the young woman's retelling of how she arrived ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, couples, pets, couple relations, unfulfillment, romance, singleness
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Surprised by Love (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of a young businesswoman who tries to convince her uptight parents to accept her current boyfriend and instead finds herself falling for an old high school flame.
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, feel good, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, fall in love, disorder, couples, in laws, jealousy, friendship, family gatherings, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Black Coffee (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Robert picked the wrong time to meet his soul mate! After being fired from his own father's company, he feels like his luck has run out - until Morgan enters into his life.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, captivating, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love triangle, romance, couple relations, couples, unemployment, friendship, family relations, love and romance, love, stabbing, morality
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Whatcha Wearin'? (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Yoon-Jung accidentally calls a stranger, instead of her boyfriend, and has phone sex with the unknown man. When Yoon-Jung's relationship with her boyfriend turns sour, Yoon-Jung meets Hyun-Seung, the stranger she had phone sex with.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: phone sex, couples, fall in love, starting over, romance, sexual relations, destructive relationship, breakup, unfulfillment, thirtysomething life, infidelity, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Love and Lemons (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Agnes has most things in life: a family who are always there for her, a good job in the restaurant industry, a boyfriend who loves her, and a best friend whom she knows inside out. Or does she? All of a sudden things begin to crumble, one by one, ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: cooking, restaurant, fall in love, workplace, romance, best friends, love and romance, workplace situations, hopes, strong female presence, cooking and food, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Nearlyweds (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Revolves around three friends who have dream weddings only to find out that the pastor who married them failed to complete the key paperwork required to make them official.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, couples, relationship vs career, romance, couple relations, friendship, best friends, love and romance, breakup, break up, friends, time jump ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Taste of Romance (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Uptight French chef, Sara Westbrook, gets fired up when her upscale café, Chez Varenne, is suddenly overshadowed by a new restaurant moving in next door run by a group of rowdy firemen. Led by handsome former fire fighter Gill Callahan and his ...
Style: feel good, light, sweet, funny, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: restaurant, rivalry, firefighter, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, love affair, chef, male female relationship, love, friendship, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dating Games People Play (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Nick Jenkins finds himself back in the single scene as his relationship with his fiancee abruptly fall apart. With his roommate and best friend Jed Rollins, Nick jumps into the dating world. Mona, Jed, and Robin accompany him as they meander ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: romance, wooing, couples, best friends, breakup, dating, looking for love, rivalry, fall in love, friendship, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Making Mr. Right (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Eddie, a poor street conman, has his 'guess in which briefcase' trick ruined by Manhattan lifestyle magazine deputy editor Hallie Galloway. Due to a bet with her boss, she must transform Eddie into a dashingly eligible bachelor for a ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: eligible bachelor, cons and scams, romance, love and romance, fall in love, power relations, couples, dishonesty, smuggling, theft, transformation, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Break-Up Artist (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman who gets paid to break people up is forced to become a matchmaker when some new competition muscles her out of the break-up business. Now, in order to save her company (and keep her high-priced wardrobe) she'll have to rely on her old ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: breakup, romance, love and romance, couples, wooing, fall in love, rivalry, workplace, career change, workplace situations, couple relations, win over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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
Plot: airplane, romance, fall in love, opposites attract, professor, couples, friendship, society, profanity, sexual content, hip hop, stewardess ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Window Wonderland (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With the Christmas season fast approaching, department store window decorator Sloan Van Doren is hoping to take over the recently-vacated head window designer spot but finds she has to prove herself by going up against rival Jake Dooley. As the two ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Perfect Wedding (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Christmas is approaching, and Paul's adopted sister Alana is coming home for the holidays. This won't be just a regular family celebration, as she's recently engaged and the weekend will be spent planning her June wedding with her ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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No Time for Love (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Circumstances force the unstructured yet charming Danish Bohemian novelist, Simon, to share his flat in Copenhagen with the very organized and beautiful Swedish lawyer, Malou. Simon dreams of children and a family. Malou is solely focused on her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A woman finds a man in a box in front of her home and takes him in. She jokingly says she wants to keep him as her pet since the man reminds her childhood dog. The man agrees. Later the woman discovers that the man is a dance prodigy. Complications ...
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
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Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, sexy ...
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Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, humorous, semi serious, light, sentimental ...
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