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10 Best Food Movies

January 24, 2010

By Monsieur Anton

Food and movies go together like, well, popcorn and movies.  Since food is one of the central themes of life, it stands to reason that it would make a good theme for the cinema, and there have been some great movies based on life’s gastronomic pleasures.

Obviously, since everyone eats every day, there are bound to be scenes in most every movie in which the characters will indulge; but that is not what this is about.  I’ve seen many lists of food movies that include flicks that may have a great food scene or two.  Movies such as Diner, Mystic Pizza, Eating Raoul and even 9 ½ Weeks often show up on lists of food movies.  While they may include food in them, they are not centered on it.  To me, to be a true food movie, the film should embody the same trait that makes for a great chef; passion for the food.  You should leave the theater so inspired that you want to either sprint straight to a great restaurant or to the kitchen.  There are some foreign language films that are highly regarded missing from this list, in that I haven’t seen them and am having trouble finding the DVDs, so there may be future updates.  Since no documentary has ever inspired me in this way, I’ve excluded them from the list as well.  That’s a column for another time.  Besides, if I want to find out something about food, I’m not going to pick up a DVD, I’ll pick up the phone and call Chef Gusteau.

It’s time for dinner and a movie.  Pour a glass of wine, and enjoy the show.  These movies may make you laugh, make you cry or may inspire you, but they are all sure to make you hungry.

10) Waitress (2007) This charming little film starring Keri Russell as a waitress at a local eatery who makes the best darn pies you’re ever going to taste.  Pregnant, and in a loveless marriage, she hopes that her pies will get her out of her small southern town, and her marriage.  The pies she bakes are based on her hopes and dreams, as well as the desperation of her life such as the “I Don’t Want Earl’s Baby” pie.  Russell sparkles and is surrounded by a strong supporting cast.  Is the movie Oscar worthy?  Not even close, but the pies look so damn good.

9) Tortilla Soup (2001) The always splendid Hector Elizondo stars as the widowed patriarch of a Mexican-American family.  Elizondo, a chef who has lost his sense of taste tries to hold together his family consisting of three lovely daughters through mandatory lavish Sunday dinners.  I can relate to this, as my father always insisted on the entire family assembling for Saturday dinners when I was young.  The more they try to pull away, the more he tries to hold on.  A true family values movie with wonderful cooking scenes, the movie is based on the acclaimed Chinese film Eat Drink Man Woman which is one of the foreign language films I need to track down.

8 ) Soul Food (1997) Another movie based on the Chinese film Eat Drink Man Woman (I really need to see that movie) this time from the African-American point of view.   Without the family dinners of Mama Joe once she is hospitalized, her daughters begin to splinter apart, only to find their way inspired by Mama’s soul food.  A fine cast led by Vanessa Williams and Vivica A. Fox, this later became a TV series.

7) Woman on Top (2000) Another movie where a woman uses her cooking skills to escape a bad marriage, this time the stunning Penelope Cruz as a Brazilian chef turned cooking show goddess.  The movie is quirky and goofy, yet Cruz is adorable in the lead, and with food as a metaphor for life she learns that she does not need a man in her life, she needs to cook and be her own woman.

6) Babette’s Feast (1987) A Danish movie about French woman in Denmark who is taken in by a pastor.  She lives in a repressed world where earthly pleasures are not permitted, but when she wins the lottery she spends all the money on a feast in memory of the man who took her in during her time of need.  The shopping and preparation of the dinner is lavish, and the story is heartwarming.  This film won an Academy Award for best Foreign Film and is ranked higher on most lists, but lagged at times for me.  Still, a fine movie, and no list of food films would be complete without it.

5) Chocolat (2000) Juliette Binoche is wonderful as a drifter who along with her young daughter opens a chocolate shop in a conservative 1960 French town.  The town is mostly won over by her exquisite chocolate with the exception of the evil town mayor who organizes a boycott of her decadent immoral treats.  Johnny Depp is along for the ride as an Irish gypsy.  A fun, sexy and entertaining film filled with great performances.

4) Ratatouille (2007) You didn’t think a blog written by a couple of guys named Anton and Gusteau wouldn’t  have this utterly charming animated gem on our list, did you?  The Oscar winner for best animated film, it follows the adventures of an aspiring chef, and the gastronomic genius rat that helps him cook.  It is remarkable how many true food principles are on display in this film, but the true message is that anybody can cook!

3) Tampopo (1985) You’ve heard of a spaghetti western?  How about a Japanese noodle western?  This funny and poignant Japanese story interweaves several stories all based around food.  The central storyline involves a chef who wants to learn how to make the best noodles in the land, and the Clint Eastwood-like trucker/drifter who helps on the journey.  Kind of like Zen and the art of noodles, this movie shows a true love of food and the people who make and enjoy it.  Get the DVD and sit down with a great bowl of Ramen.

2) Julie & Julia (2009) The movie that drew droves of foodies to theaters follows the true story of blogger Julie Powell, played with abandon by Amy Adams who attempts cook her way through legendary chef Julia Child’s seminal cookbook “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.”  The movie is really parallel stories of two women chasing their dream.  In the role of Child, Meryl Streep is astounding (isn’t she always?) embodying the iconic chef.  The inspiring message of the movie is basically how Child lived her life; follow your dream, it doesn’t always have to be perfect, and don’t apologize for the first two.  As a side note, there is a Cleveland food blogger who is attempting to do the same thing with Iron Chef Michael Symon’s new book Live to Cook. The blog can be found at www.livetocookathome.com.  I guess movies really can inspire!

1) Big Night (1996) The movie that launched thousands of restaurant  theme dinners.  Perhaps no movie has ever captured the painstaking detail involved in creating a special feast.  Two bickering brothers played perfectly by Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub own a floundering Italian restaurant.  They cannot understand how the rather pedestrian restaurant across the street succeeds while their spectacular cuisine fails to bring in customers.  It is a conundrum face by restaurateurs throughout the world.  Desperate, they hatch a plan to lure celebrity Louis Prima to the restaurant and serve a sumptuous meal that will surely put them on the map.  The ensuing planning and cooking is stunning on the screen, and I dare anybody to watch this on an empty stomach.  Simply the best food movie ever made!

So, did I leave any of your favorites off?  Let us know what movies drive you to culinary heights and celluloid dreams.  Movies and food.  There may be no other two things that can arouse more creativity.

Chef Gusteau:  Clearly I am a hermit.  The only movie on that list I saw was of course Ratatouille.  I did see a humorous, though silly, movie called “Waiting” which reinforced the importance of treating your servers well, or at least not eating the food that you sent back and had returned “freshened up.”  I will consider seeing Julie & Julia, almost a prerequisite for any cook.   I guess a fun game for you to try would be to watch the movies Anton has listed, and cook a key dish from that movie for friends.


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  1. January 24, 2010 8:00 pm

    Here are three more to add to your list:

    * Like Water For Chocolate
    * Dinner Rush
    * Eat Drink Man Woman

    • January 25, 2010 8:38 am

      Awesome notes….thanks Tom! I thought of Monty Python’s “The Meaning of Life” particularly the dinner scene and the “wafer-thin” mint…but that image still scares me! Chef Gusteau

    • December 21, 2010 2:59 pm

      Like water on chocolate is the best movie about food and love, together, which they go together. Absolutely wonderful movie. Thank you for reminding me, i haven’t seen it in 6 years, i lended it and it was never returned, go figure.

    • nwren permalink
      June 13, 2013 3:31 am

      yes. you must watch eat drink man woman. its a good one. i did not know there were other movies inspired by it.
      julie and julia effectively brought me out of my diet plans without much coercion.

  2. yoko permalink
    January 25, 2010 8:33 am

    “Mostly Martha”

  3. January 26, 2010 4:11 am

    La Grande Bouffe, a French movie also!

  4. January 31, 2010 8:50 pm

    Great list, you have a couple that are not on my list at http://www.squidoo.com/food-movie ! Recently, I have enjoyed Pieces of April along with Ratatouille and Julie and Julia.

    Brenda

  5. February 19, 2010 1:49 pm

    Ratatouille goes way up there on my list. Perhaps these should be interesting as well:

    No Reservations
    Sideways
    Spirited away

    • February 19, 2010 6:29 pm

      Wow- Spirited Away…impressive choice! Basically the animated version of Monty Python’s Meaning of Life restaurant scene, wouldn’t you agree? Chef Gusteau.

  6. Beth Bochnak permalink
    February 25, 2010 9:10 am

    The oyster eating scene in Tom Jones.

  7. Beth Higgins permalink
    April 22, 2010 12:09 pm

    You really need to add Eat,Drink, Man,Woman.. as much as i like tort/soup it can’t touch the original.

    The cook, the thief his wife and her lover…The food seen will bow you away.

    As a cook Diner Rush has the best true Restaurant scenes.

    • April 22, 2010 10:58 pm

      Hi Beth,
      Great points…time for Anton to hit the books again! Thanks for tuning in! Chef Gusteau

  8. Dr Bouvior permalink
    May 4, 2010 12:48 am

    Has anybody seen the Slammin’ Salmon?……..It’s Hilarious!

    • TouchMeDownLow69 permalink
      March 11, 2011 8:56 am

      Ill slam ur salmon ;)

  9. fiona permalink
    May 25, 2010 2:27 pm

    I Agree

    • TouchMeDownLow69 permalink
      March 11, 2011 8:55 am

      no you dont shut ur mouth.

  10. Lizz permalink
    May 28, 2010 9:21 pm

    what about SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE?!!?!?

  11. June 23, 2010 9:20 am

    There is some great food in Big Eden, and the extras on the DVD for Bend It Like Beckham have some good Indian food. I loved reading about everyone’s favorites! Thanks!

  12. Jess permalink
    July 7, 2010 11:49 am

    The best food film is I am Love in my opinion, so beautiful. A few other good recommendations in the latest EatMe magazine (www.eatmemagazine.com)

  13. Julie permalink
    August 16, 2010 2:59 am

    I love the movie, “What’s Cooking?” (2000). From IMDb: “In LA’s Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions.” They also make a lot of food for the family holiday…great food prep and table scenes!

    Hopefully by now (August, 2010), you’ve seen “Eat, Drink, Man, Woman,” for THAT is one of the best food films ever made, in my opinion! You WILL be hungry watching it; it’s beautiful.

    “Like Water For Chocolate,” oh yeah, mmmmm (the book is wonderful, too, and it’s got recipes)!

  14. Personage permalink
    August 28, 2010 9:30 am

    I was able to find Eat, Drink, Man, Woman through Netflix. It is a stellar film and is one of the few foreign films I can show to almost anyone. It’s impossible to resist the homey, everyday, people-next-door feel of this family, even if it is taking place in a small “exotic” country thousands of miles away. Almost Universal.

  15. September 20, 2010 8:20 pm

    I love your list but would add Vatel, with Gérard Depardieu, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth. Beautiful and lush and if it doesn’t make you want to host a fancy dinner party, nothing will!

  16. Ceyda Onol permalink
    October 20, 2010 2:25 am

    Where is Vatel???

  17. November 10, 2010 6:44 pm

    Ah….Julie& Julia-such a heartwarming movie. It inspired me to cook almost everyday, except I wasn’t making French food, but wontons and dumplings from scratch. :-)

  18. November 16, 2010 10:54 am

    Ramen Girl was a beautiful movie of food and finding your path.

    The two top films have one thing in common… Stanley Tucci. I would not be surprised at all if the next food movie to be a hit is another one of his.

  19. Kristine permalink
    November 30, 2010 4:40 pm

    Simply Irrisistible is quite good I think.. and if you havent found “Eat Drink Man Woman” on DVD: http://www.amazon.com/Eat-Drink-Woman-Sylvia-Chang/dp/B00005JKG1/ref=cm_lmf_tit_1

  20. December 12, 2010 4:37 am

    Awesome top 10, Also how about Like Water for Chocolate, Mostly Martha, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Dec 21 2010 DVD release Soul Kitchen, last summer’s Mid-August Lunch and are you treating Foccaccia Blues as a doc? Really it’s a cross isn’t it – I think it should be included.

  21. Phoenyx permalink
    December 13, 2010 5:16 am

    Don’t Forget These:

    * Charlie/ Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    * No Reservations
    * Sideways
    * The Ramen Girl

  22. January 7, 2011 12:34 am

    i think food movies is a film genre i would like to collect.. thanks for the list…

  23. emily permalink
    January 10, 2011 12:33 pm

    one of my favorites has been A Touch of Spice, a Greek movie set partly in Istanbul. The food and the cooking scenes are really amazing and make me hungry every time. It can be difficult to find a copy but if you ever come across it I highly recommend it!

  24. Ender permalink
    February 1, 2011 12:33 pm

    The lack of Willy Wonka/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is disturbing.

  25. February 23, 2011 9:39 pm

    You all should see these:

    - Estômago: A Gastronomic Story (2007) – brazilian film, just about food.
    - Antique (2008) this one is only about desserts but is a very good korean film and all the desserts are just lovely
    - Cuisine américaine (1998)

  26. TouchMeDownLow69 permalink
    March 11, 2011 8:53 am

    I love food and i have a problem i weigh 677 pounds. i am screwed. Im not obease though. im a ladies man. so all you fine young ladies out there holla at me.

  27. Jonathan permalink
    March 20, 2011 3:32 pm

    Good list. Add “Kings of Pastry.”

    • jvsfps permalink
      December 26, 2011 10:06 pm

      Good one. I went to the French Pastry School in Chicago and my teachers Jacqui and Sebastien starred in this documentary.

  28. March 20, 2011 3:45 pm

    also don’t forget “Cloudy with a chance of meatballs” :)

  29. agapelovedone permalink
    March 24, 2011 11:09 am

    The only one I didn’t see on the list was “Mistress of Spices” with Aishwarya Rai and Dylan McDermott.

  30. Dorsen permalink
    May 5, 2011 4:21 pm

    I don’t know if it’s in the theme but i really liked No Reservations…though it is not exactly a food movie, it is centred around with a nice story…

    • Katrina permalink
      September 26, 2011 6:15 pm

      “No Reservations” is the American version of “Mostly Martha,” a German film. Try “Mostly Martha”–the plot is a little more subtle, the food is divine, and the acting is fantasic.

      Just watched another wonderful German food film: “Soul Kitchen.”

  31. Jan permalink
    May 31, 2011 11:21 pm

    RIGHT! The BBQ scene in Fried Green Tomatos is priceless.

  32. alexlyras permalink
    June 20, 2011 10:28 pm

    Dinner Rush is a great sleeper with Danny Aielo. I think it’s in my top ten for food movies

  33. Deb permalink
    September 18, 2011 3:15 pm

    As an Italian American girl, I totally relate to the movie, Fatso, starring Dom Deluise and Anne Bancroft. Explores our true passion for food in a very amusing and heartwarming way.

  34. October 6, 2011 12:19 pm

    right now I’m looking for the Penelope Cruz movie where she is a cooking show host. I want to give it to my dad for Christmas – he loves here : ). Doesn’t seem to be on her IMDB.
    strangely, the final simple breakfast cooking scene in Big Night is my fave (brilliant directing and acting; I didn’t realize the helper-boy was Marc Anthony until I had seen it several times). thanks for some tips on some movies I’ve never hear of, Folks. Looking forward to Fatso and Mistress of Spices.

  35. October 8, 2011 1:43 pm

    The movie with Penelope Cruz is called Woman on Top – a great fun flick. Hope your father likes it!

  36. Erika permalink
    October 11, 2011 2:00 pm

    Ii love the movie Waitress. Not only is the story amazing but every time i watch it I have to make pie. Super inspiring!!

  37. October 18, 2011 1:27 pm

    - Eat Drink Man Woman
    - Like Water for Chocolate
    - Soul Food
    - The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover

  38. Alex permalink
    November 23, 2011 6:02 pm

    As a matter of fact, Thomas keller, if any of you know who he is probably the best chef in America let alone the world, consulted with Disney Pixar on cooking technique to make a more accurate movie.

  39. Chuck permalink
    November 28, 2011 5:25 pm

    I would really like to share a sub sandwich and the movie Charlotte’s Web with TouchMeDownLow69 if he is still lurking.

  40. BetRos permalink
    December 16, 2011 2:02 pm

    Rare Bird is fun fun fun
    Iceland-born Canadian filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson spins this offbeat comedy about fine food and feathered friends. The owner of a failing gourmet eatery in a small Newfoundland town, Dave Purcell (William Hurt) is about to throw in the towel. As he raids his wine cellar and nurses his sorrows, his wacky friend Alphonse Murphy (Andy Jones) hatches a scheme to save the restaurant. They announce a faked sighting of a rare bird in the restaurant’s vicinity, and soon bird watchers and even celebrities are pouring into the establishment. Dave’s restaurant is so busy, in fact, that he hires Alphonse’s shapely sister-in-law, Alice (Molly Parker), and in less time than it takes to burn a soufflé, romantic sparks are flying between the two. Unfortunately, Alphonse’s schemes aren’t limited to ornithological fraud. He has some hackneyed plan involving a submarine and a pile of cocaine that could bring down all that Dave has built. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival

  41. December 29, 2011 8:43 pm

    Thank u for the beautiful reminders. Here are some that you’d love as well:

    Como Agua para Ciocolata (aka Like Water for Chocolate): the undubbed subtitled version is much more passionate.

    Eat drink man woman: beautifully wow.

    Mistress of Spice: Ashwariya Rai is lovely as a magical spice mistress

    Vatel: a masterpiece of the historical chef. It is a magnificent film. Starting Gerardieu. One of my ultimate favorites. Can be watched numerous times.

    Controversial ones to say the least:

    The cook, the thief, his wife and her lover. Cant put the right words really. A very dark & disturbing movie in a restaurant. Decor & costume by the talented Jean Paul Gauthier

    Foodie regards

  42. January 2, 2012 12:21 pm

    I love Ratatouille, but too bad, the dishes in there are all fake (Puns intended). Haha!! Eat Drink Man Woman is a good food-theme movie too but I am not a fan of Lee Ang patience brewing of the story.

    Thanks to your this article. It inspired me to compile my own movie list on food theme. But mine is on Chinese films. Hope you check it out on my blog too and I be glad if you could give your valuable advice. Thank you.

    Wish you a great year ahead :)

  43. GirlieQ permalink
    January 5, 2012 11:26 am

    Please HELP!! I saw a portion of a movie about a restaruant critic that gave a chef a bad review and he got revenge by kidnapping the critic and his wife and torturing them. I can not remember the name. I think it was a 2010 film. Can some one help me out with the name? I think Feast was part of the title. Thanks in advance!!

  44. January 14, 2012 6:24 pm

    Valuable info. Lucky me I discovered your website by accident, and I am shocked why this twist of fate didn’t came about earlier! I bookmarked it.

  45. January 19, 2012 10:01 am

    What about The Godfather?? I just posted about my Godfather meatballs…

  46. Kate permalink
    January 25, 2012 6:47 pm

    Eat Drink Man Woman leaves the “remakes” in the dust, there is simply no comparison.

  47. March 29, 2012 10:04 am

    Interesting that you included 2 remakes of Eat, Drink, Man, Woman but not the original itself. I haven’t seen either of the remakes, so I can’t comment on your choice.
    All your other choices pretty much match with mine, with my favorites being Babette’s Feast, Chocolat, Ratatouille and Julie & Julia. I have to rewatch Big Night; I enjoyed it tremendously when I saw it in 1996, but need to check how well it has aged.
    Another enjoyable food movie is No Reservations.
    Although strictly not a food movie, I love A Walk in the Clouds which can be considered to be a ‘drink’ movie!

  48. March 29, 2012 10:07 am

    Reblogged this on Chronophlogiston and commented:
    “10 Best Food Movies” as blogged by ‘At the Pass’ in Jan 2010. Most of the film choices matched mine, so I thought I would reblog it.

  49. Roxanna Martell permalink
    April 15, 2012 9:48 pm

    Thanks for your list. I would add “Today’s Special” 2009. (Also, “Eat Drink Man Woman” and “What’s Cooking” that other people have already mentioned.) I would not add “Ramen Girl”. I like food movies because of the way food changes people for good. However, I felt that “Ramen Girl” started out as a selfish brat and ended up as a selfih brat. She learned how to cook, but the food didn’t make her a better person. Can’t recommend that one.

  50. Kitchencapitve permalink
    April 30, 2012 8:53 pm

    Glad to see “Mostly Martha,” “Today’s Special,” and “Mistress of Spices” listed with “Eat, Drink, Man, Woman” and “Julie and Julia.” Isn’t there a significant food scene in “The Help”?

  51. Camille permalink
    May 19, 2012 10:48 am

    eat drink man woman is available to watch on netflix! I’m a lazy watcher (subtitles usually drive me crazy, or I can’t watch a film a second time), but this film was so good I’ve watched it 5 times… really excellent.

  52. Camille permalink
    May 19, 2012 10:52 am

    Spanglish
    Mystic pizza
    No Reservations

  53. shaggyfan707 permalink
    May 22, 2012 8:51 pm

    yes nice list from this great woman, but where is nomination for “waiting” and “bam bam salmon” movie?

  54. May 29, 2012 1:09 am

    A interesting blog post there mate . Thanks for the post !

  55. susan permalink
    June 8, 2012 1:35 pm

    There’s a wonderful Japanese film, Udon (2007), by Motohiro. Strongly recommended by film-foodies:)

    • susan permalink
      June 8, 2012 5:44 pm

      Sorry, Udon was made in 2006 and the director’s full name is Katsuyuki Motohiro.

  56. kris permalink
    June 14, 2012 4:11 pm

    Another “food” movie worth while is the italian film Brutti Sporchi e cattivi (ugly, dirty and naughty) about an poor italian family who lives in the outskirts of Rome “Four generations of a family live crowded together in a cardboard shantytown shack in the squalor of inner-city Rome. They plan to murder each other with poisoned dinners, arson, etc. The household engages in various forms of sexual idiosyncrasies, land swindles, incest, drugs and adultery”. Food has a major part in it but in a negative way. A must see with an excellent Nino Manfredi.

  57. Big Fat Jew permalink
    July 9, 2012 6:21 am

    Surely, but surely Peter Greenaways classic ‘The Cook, the Thief, his Wife, and Her Lover’ A film packed with culinary flare. An interesting monologue on how chefs price their dishes, and a finale to intrigue or disgust. Oh, and costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier….

  58. July 17, 2012 1:43 pm

    The Ramen Girl is also a good movie about food

  59. angie permalink
    July 30, 2012 11:16 pm

    Couple of my favs are “Like water for chocolate”, “mostly Martha” and “Jiro dreams of sushi” (which is a doco-but still amazing food & passion)

  60. Chris permalink
    August 3, 2012 8:43 am

    Great list! Big Night certainly deserves top spot. One other movie that is centered around food, well dessert, that deserves spot 11 is the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

  61. August 17, 2012 8:36 pm

    Last Holiday -Queen Latifah and Gerard Depardieu – silly at times but the food is outstanding

  62. August 19, 2012 8:45 pm

    Maybe someone remembers that french movie about an hermit that “comes out” to become a extraordinary cook for the french court and then poisons all of them… ah i know.. but very passionate
    plz let me know i’ve been looking for this one for quite some time

  63. add this permalink
    August 20, 2012 3:03 am

    Yes! Mostly Martha or No Reservations.

  64. September 11, 2012 8:58 pm

    Todays Special is a pretty good restaurant movie i came across… pretty entertaining for a sleeper http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1153053/

  65. September 14, 2012 10:48 pm

    I was inspired by Julie and Julia. Loved the book and then the movie. I have my mothers cook book collection and have created a blog to review the cook books and try some of the recipes. I am having so much fun with it and my family and friends are too.

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  67. lesle permalink
    October 12, 2012 12:14 am

    Came to the table late, but …

    Isn’t there some eating and feasting in “Night of the Living Dead”?

  68. February 4, 2013 11:23 pm

    The story of Boys and Girls Pupi Avati 1989. Loved that one. Unfortunately, not available on any kind of disc. A country girl invites her city fiance and his family to her country home to have a meal. Check IMDB for a longer description. There is a lot of great comedy, romance and food. <3

  69. Gert permalink
    February 12, 2013 7:24 am

    ‘Who’s killing the Great Chefs of Europe?’ is another great movie about cooking. Its part murder mystery part comedy.

  70. February 14, 2013 10:32 pm

    Today’s Special is a marvelous food movie with scrumptious cooking, great music, and excellent acting. It deserves to be on this list.

  71. LeZee permalink
    February 16, 2013 8:42 am

    No More Cry (2009)
    Eternal First Love (2010)
    The Recipe (2010)
    The Chef (2012)
    The God of Cookery (1996)

  72. LeZee permalink
    February 16, 2013 8:57 am

    And
    cast Away on Moon (2009)
    Soup Opera (2010)
    Somtum (2008) (May Be)

  73. February 24, 2013 1:34 pm

    Great post on 2 of my favorites, food and film. I will have to watch some on your list that I missed. Thank you for your wonderful compliments about my blog.

    peace, Linda

  74. August 23, 2013 3:09 pm

    Tampopo might be poignant in parts, but its core is humor done quite nicely in a French style. The vignettes are unsurpassible in both entertainment value and ingenuity. there is high action and tension and our heroine, Tampopo, triumphs with a small restaurant in her namesake. It is just the right length, beautifully photographed and acted using a plot line with its Eastern parallels that has been proven a constant winner in US Western cinema. It is an evergreen at many film festivals and a message of hope to those who strive under great odds for excellence. The only film that comes to mind with such impact is “Babette’s Feast” with its theme of love.

  75. Charlotte permalink
    September 25, 2013 11:46 am

    Ratatouille is so good! (the film AND the film, haha!). Here are a few more foodie filsm I found: http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk/features/the-best-foodie-movies-and-what-to-eat-while-watching

  76. eve permalink
    October 18, 2013 3:31 pm

    Thank you very much to all. Now I have a large list of films that sound lovely to watch!!

  77. February 27, 2014 1:56 am

    it’s Great Article :)

  78. Blanche Brodie permalink
    March 6, 2014 7:31 pm

    This is good list. The same as my favorite food movies except for one; “No Reservations”
    Found this list after googling because I was so upset after seeing food movie list on TCM, that was pathetic. They should be ashamed and it is one of my favorite channels. Maybe they need a new programmer (You or me).

  79. June 10, 2014 5:31 am

    Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this
    site before but after browsing through some of the post
    I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely happy I found it
    and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!

  80. November 9, 2013 12:29 am

    I almost forgot this Hallyuwood foodie classic…

    Antique (2008) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antique_(film) ^^

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