Movies like Cook Up a Storm

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Cook Up a Storm (2017)
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Cook Up a Storm (2017)
Original name: 決戰食神
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Cantonese street cook and his chief rival, a French-trained Michelin-starred chef, discover they have a lot in common as they prepare for a world-famous culinary competition. An international culinary competition becomes a battleground between rival cooks, one famous for his Cantonese street food and the other a Michelin-starred chef trained in France. But their rivalry takes an unexpected turn when they discover a common foe and combine their skills in a fusion of East and West.
Style: entertaining, humorous, exciting, captivating
Plot: contests and competitions, cooking competition, father son relationship, rivalry, cookery, cook-off, chef, friendship, food, kitchen, cooking and food, restaurant, pride and honor, ambition, against the odds, cooking, relationships, mentor, restaurant owner, rise to the top, culinary arts, cooking show, training, unlikely friendships, dishes
Place: hong kong

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, captivating, semi serious and entertaining films with plots about ambition, rivalry, friendship, cooking, food, cooking and food and chef mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Cook Up a Storm: The Kitchen (2012), Cook-Off! (2007), The Kitchen: World Chef Battle (2017), Maan Karate (2014), Kung Fu Chefs (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 25 min.
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Cook-Off! (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Amateur 'chefs' from around the country compete for a million dollar prize in the ultimate food fight.
Style: culinary, captivating, feel good, exciting, entertaining
Plot: satire, cooking competition, competition, americana, youth, cookery, meal, confrontation, contests and competitions, lifestyle, cooking and food, colleague colleague relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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 ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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Maan Karate (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Five friends meet a mystic in a forest who grants their wish — a newspaper from the future. They decide to get rich by using their knowledge of the future. They focus their efforts on Peter, a carefree youth from Royapuram, who is predicted by the ...
Style: humorous, captivating, exciting, entertaining, semi serious
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, fall in love, romance, sport, ambition, cons and scams, prediction, training, boxing, couples, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Kung Fu Chefs (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ousted chef Wong Bing-Yi is determined to help Shen Qing at her restaurant "Four Seas". He trains a young chef, Lung Kin-Yat to compete against Chef Tin, the head chef at "Imperial Palace", for the title of "Top Chef".
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
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Le Chef (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 84 min.
Story: A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, funny, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Master Law awakes from a 30-year coma without memories, but his martial arts skills are intact. His renowned kung fu academy is now a teahouse, and greedy developers are trying to steamroll it to make way for condos
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, light, tense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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My Name Is Fame (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
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Mr. Go (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea, China
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A 15-year-old circus ringmaster Wei-wei is left all alone with gorilla Ling-ling after grandfather passes away. Thanks to her grandfather's love for baseball, Ling-ling was trained to play baseball and has developed remarkable hitting skills. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting
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Ustad Hotel (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Style: touching, sincere, captivating, humorous
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Chef (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with ...
Style: touching, road movie, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: road trip, chef, cooking and food, father son relationship, cooking, happy ending, kitchen, food, restaurant owner, parent child relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, starting over ...
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