Movies like Chef

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Chef (2014)
 7.3
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Chef (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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 his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, road movie, light, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, visually appealing, dramatic ...
Plot: cooking and food, chef, road trip, father son relationship, kitchen, starting over, food, staff, workplace situations, financial problem, happy ending, internet, family relations, ex husband ex wife relationship, midlife crisis, supportive coworker, parent child relationship, social media, twitter, divorce, creativity, parenthood, business, restaurant owner, cooking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, los angeles, california, usa, new orleans

Most similar movies to Chef

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, feel good and semi serious films with plots about mentor, runaway, dialogue, drinking, storytelling, catastrophe and life philosophy mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Chef: The Intern (2015), The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), Burnt (2015), We Bought a Zoo (2011), No Reservations (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
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The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, inspirational, sweet, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, unlikely friendships, mentor, workplace situations, elderly, fashion, family, intern, office, prejudice, golden years, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A story centered around an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, restaurant, culture clash, chef, rivalry, cooking, immigrants, family relations, interracial relations, village, prejudice, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: france, india, paris france, london, mumbai india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.6
 103K
Burnt (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Adam Jones is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.
Style: inspirational, entertaining, exciting, talky, emotional ...
Plot: cooking, chef, restaurant, redemption, kitchen, career, manipulative behavior, abused woman, drug addict, mentor, love, cook ...
Place: new orleans, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 132K
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: countryside, starting over, happy ending, single father, zoo, animals, school expulsion, coping, responsibility, hopes, teenage boy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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No Reservations (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Master chef Kate Armstrong runs her life and her kitchen with intimidating intensity. However, a recipe for disaster may be in the works when she becomes the guardian of her young niece while crossing forks with the brash sous-chef who just joined ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, feel good, sweet, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: chef, cooking, cooking and food, restaurant, initially antagonists, love, opposites attract, workplace situations, love and romance, workaholic, parents and children, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, italy, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, inspirational, entertaining ...
Plot: self discovery, life, life philosophy, travel, introspection, adventure, happiness, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, road not taken, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, africa, los angeles, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 36K
Soul Kitchen (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: SOUL KITCHEN film centers on a likable but hopelessly disorganized restauranteur, Zinos, whose cafe is second home to a motley crew of lovable eccentrics. When his girlfriend Nadine up and moves to Shanghai, a love-sick Zinos decides to fly after ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, funny, twists and turns ...
Plot: restaurant, chef, lifestyle, family relations, family business, life is a bitch, workplace, workplace problem, workplace situations, staff, financial problem, comedy of errors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 16K
Le Chef (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Spain
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, light, funny, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chef, cooking, partners, workplace, lifestyle, restaurant, nothing goes right, blind ambition, follow your dream, snobbism, disorder, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.4
 77K
Spanglish (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah ...
Style: sincere, touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: single parent, unfulfilled love, cook, romance, love and romance, parents and children, culture clash, parent child relationship, relationship problems, immigrants, chef, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, malibu california, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 4K
The Kitchen (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Story: Maksim "Max" Lavrov wants to become a great chef. But he finds out that the kitchen isn't the place for an easy career. And in restaurant "Claude Monet" this job looks even harder and much more complicated than just ...
Style: feel good, light, entertaining, captivating, humorous
Plot: restaurant, colleague colleague relationship, coworker relationship, chef, friendship, food, couple relations, kitchen, cooking, love, job, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 74K
Swingers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the ...
Style: realistic, feel good, entertaining, sexy, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: actor, party, swinger, hollywood, starting over, friendship, buddies, clubbing, friends, self esteem, machismo, dating ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, las vegas, usa, new york, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Love's Kitchen (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Rob Haley (Dougray Scott), an up-and-coming chef and restaurateur in London, is grief-stricken when he loses his wife. With encouragement from his infamous friend and real life TV Chef Gordon Ramsay, Rob decides to spice up his life by turning a ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cooking, chef, restaurant, cooking and food, kitchen, tv show in film, lifestyle, starting over, fall in love, love affair, helicopter, english countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
In Good Company (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dan Foreman is a seasoned advertisement sales executive at a high-ranking publication when a corporate takeover results in him being placed under naive supervisor Carter Duryea, who is half his age. Matters are made worse when Dan's new ...
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: midlife crisis, boss and employee, boss, advertising, workplace, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, rivalry, parents and children, boyfriend, new job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Today's Special (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young Manhattan chef Samir rediscovers his heritage and passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: restaurant, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, workplace, cooking and food, lifestyle, love and romance, chef, family business, business card, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 35K
The Guilt Trip (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: overprotective mother, road trip, single parent, salesman, family relations, parents and children, on the road, protective parent, parent child relationship, hitchhiker, cross country, talking while driving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, las vegas, united states, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 343
Entry Level (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After losing his restaurant, chef CLAY MAGUIRE must start his career all over--at the bottom. Pushing forty with no "corporate skill-set", Clay enters the strange world of the Unemployable Interviewees of America. Clay and his fellow ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: starting over, unemployment, workplace, workplace romance, workplace situations, society, romance, love and romance, hopes, restaurant, down on your luck, chef ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Mostly Martha (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Martha is a single woman who lives for one passion: cooking. The head chef at a chic restaurant, Martha has no time for anything - or anyone - else. But Martha's solitary life is shaken when a fateful accident brings her sister's ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: restaurant, cooking, chef, cooking and food, family relations, love, romance, single parent, opposites attract, workplace situations, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, italy, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 110K
Nebraska (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Style: humorous, meditative, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, small town, road trip, obsessive quest, elderly, delusion, alcohol abuse, on the road, family relations, father son relationship, father-son relationship, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Banger Sisters (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late '60s, the self-proclaimed belles of the rock 'n' roll ball, rocked the worlds of every music legend whose pants they could take off -- and they have the pictures to prove it. But it's been more than two decades since ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, odd couple, midlife crisis, rock star, family, self discovery, family relations, past, parents and children, secret past, class differences, female bonding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Tortilla Soup (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Mexican-American master chef and father to three daughters has lost his taste for food but not for life.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: father daughter relationship, eccentric family, family life, looking for love, relationship vs career, parents and children, sister sister relationship, family relations, widower, retirement, eccentricity, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 40K
Transamerica (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bree is about to get a sex change operation that will finally allow her to actually be what she’s already been in her mind for a long time: a transitioned woman. Yet before this happens she suddenly runs into her son who ends up coming for the ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, humorous, road movie ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, hidden identity, therapist, cocaine, psychiatrist, family relations, road trip, on the road, self discovery, transsexuality, female impersonator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, united states, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, animal life, remarry, friends, obsessive quest, escapades, sexual content, road trip, coming of age, friendship between boys, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, introspection, research, movie star, job interview, on the road, friends, celebrity culture, actor's life, stranger, interview ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Open Road (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Minor leaguer Carlton Garret takes an unexpected road trip to track down his estranged father, legendary baseball player Kyle Garret when Carlton’s mother becomes sick. Once reunited, Carlton struggles to deal with the series of misadventures ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: father son relationship, family relations, baseball, road trip, on the road, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, disorder, nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, estranged son ...
Place: ohio, united states, houston texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Weather Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, weatherman, relationship vs career, divorced divorcee, hopes, introspection, ex couple relations, family problems, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Josh and S.A.M. (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Josh and Sam are two brothers facing change, their mother is about to marry a French accountant and the kids are sent to go live with their father in Florida. Meanwhile Josh tells Sam that he is a "S.A.M." that is going to be sent to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, journey, cross country, family relations, family life, youth, nothing goes right, disorder, sibling relationship, coming of age, adventure, road trip ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, texas, usa, africa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 17K
Made (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two aspiring boxers lifelong friends get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.
Style: humorous, witty, dark humor, funny, talky ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, crime, nothing goes right, partners, disorder, buddies, cons and scams, dishonesty, crime boss, bad temper, money laundering ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, computers and web, teenage love, internet, parents and children, overprotective parent, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Walk in the Woods (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.
Style: light, humorous, scenic, road movie, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: hiking, friendship, in the woods, elderly, escapades, adventure, camping, aging, wilderness, friends, midlife crisis, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, appalachia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The brutal former heavyweight boxing champion Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon (Duncan), now owner of a Miami restaurant, institutes a competition to see which waiter can earn the most money in one night: the winner stands to gain $10,000, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, light ...
Plot: restaurant, farce, boss and employee, workplace, cooking and food, power relations, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, rivalry, obnoxious boss, chef, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%