Movies About Food And Cooking

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Movies About Food And Cooking

So many movies have explored Movies About Food And Cooking. We gathered 25 of our favorites.

Ratatouille (2007)

Ratatouille
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava, starring Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm
Rated G

Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It was written and directed by Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava, and stars the voices of Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Brian Dennehy, Peter O'Toole, Peter Sohn, Janeane Garofalo, and Ian Holm. The film follows Remy, an ambitious rat who dreams of becoming a chef, against the wishes of his family. Remy finds himself in the sewers of Paris, where he meets a rat colony that live under the restaurant of the renowned chef Auguste Gusteau. With the help of his newfound friends, Remy is determined to make his dream come true, and he eventually learns to control his actions and express himself in the kitchen. Remy's passion for cooking leads him to eventually create a successful restaurant, and with the help of his friends, Remy is able to bring Gusteau's "Anyone Can Cook" philosophy to life.

Tampopo (1985)

Tampopo
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Jûzô Itami, starring Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kôji Yakusho
Rated Not Rated

Tampopo is a 1985 Japanese comedy-drama film written, directed, and edited by Jûzô Itami. This film follows the journey of two truck drivers, Goro and Gun, as they attempt to help the widow, Tampopo, in her quest to make the perfect noodle soup. Along the way, they meet a variety of characters, including a gangster, a noodle expert, and a trucker’s widow, who help them in their quest. As they travel around the country, they come to understand the importance of family and food in Japanese culture, while also discovering the meaning of true love. Tampopo is a humorous and heartwarming story that celebrates the joys of life, love, and friendship.

Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

Eat Drink Man Woman
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Ang Lee, starring Sihung Lung, Kuei-Mei Yang, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-Lien Wu
Rated Not Rated

Eat Drink Man Woman is a 1994 Taiwanese film directed by Ang Lee. The film follows the story of an aging Taiwanese chef and widower, Mr. Chu, as he attempts to reconnect with his three daughters who are growing increasingly distant from him. Despite his daughters' reluctance to spend time with him, Mr. Chu hosts a lavish weekly dinner at his home, a tradition he hopes will bridge the gap between his family. As the story progresses, each daughter reveals the unique struggles they face and the complicated relationships they have with their father. Through humor and heartache, this film explores the complexities of family dynamics and the power of food to bring people together.

Babette's Feast (1987)

Babette's Feast
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Gabriel Axel, starring Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle
Rated G

Babette's Feast is a 1987 Danish drama film directed by Gabriel Axel. It is based on the story of the same name by Isak Dinesen. The film follows two pious sisters, Martine and Philippa, who live in a small, strict Protestant community in a remote village in 19th century Denmark. The sisters take in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War, Babette Hersant, and offer her a job as a cook and housekeeper. After fourteen years of faithfully serving the sisters, Babette wins the lottery and uses her prize money to prepare an exquisite meal for the villagers in celebration of Martine and Philippa's late father's hundredth birthday. The feast triggers a transformation of the village and its inhabitants, and their joy is reignited.

My Dinner with Andre (1981)

My Dinner with Andre
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Louis Malle, starring Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer, Roy Butler
Rated PG

My Dinner with Andre is a 1981 film by director Louis Malle. It follows the story of two friends, Wally and Andre, who meet for dinner to catch up. During the course of their conversation, the two men explore a variety of topics, from Andre’s past experiences traveling in Europe and his current spiritual pursuits, to Wally’s more domestic lifestyle and his family life. The film ultimately serves as a philosophical exploration of the nature of reality and existence and is full of humorous and insightful moments. Through their discussion, Andre and Wally come to realize the importance of living in the moment and appreciating the ordinary aspects of life.

Delicatessen (1991)

Delicatessen
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, starring Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech, Jean-Claude Dreyfus
Rated R

Delicatessen is a 1991 French post-apocalyptic dark comedy directed by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet. It follows the story of a post-apocalyptic society where cannibalism is rampant and a small group of survivors struggle to survive. The main character is Louison, an out-of-work clown who takes a job at a butcher shop owned by the sinister and ruthless butcher, Clapet. In this strange and desolate world, Louison soon finds himself in a love triangle between two of Clapet's daughters, Julie and Maria. As the plot unravels, Louison must find a way to survive the butcher's schemes while risking his own life. The film is filled with quirky and absurd humor, memorable characters, and a unique visual style.

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Peter Greenaway, starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard
Rated NC-17

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover is a 1989 British arthouse film directed by Peter Greenaway. The movie tells the story of Albert Spica, a London gangster who owns a restaurant. He and his gang regularly terrorize the staff and patrons, with Albert's wife Georgina left to suffer in silence. When Georgina catches the eye of a regular customer, Michael, she begins an affair with him. Albert's rage leads to a final, violent confrontation between him and his wife and her lover. The film is an exploration of power, greed, and the abuse of the powerless by the powerful. It also examines the nature of love and the fragility of life.

Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Christmas in Connecticut
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Peter Godfrey, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner
Rated Not Rated

Big Night (1996)

Big Night
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci, starring Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Marc Anthony, Larry Block
Rated R

Chocolat (2000)

Chocolat
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Lasse Hallström, starring Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina
Rated PG-13

Dinner Rush (2000)

Dinner Rush
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Bob Giraldi, starring Danny Aiello, Edoardo Ballerini, John Rothman, Frank Bongiorno
Rated R

Kitchen Stories (2003)

Kitchen Stories
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Bent Hamer, starring Tomas Norström, Joachim Calmeyer, Bjørn Floberg, Reine Brynolfsson
Rated PG

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

The Hundred-Foot Journey
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Lasse Hallström, starring Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon
Rated PG

Mostly Martha (2001)

Mostly Martha
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Sandra Nettelbeck, starring Martina Gedeck, Maxime Foerste, Sergio Castellitto, August Zirner
Rated PG

Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

Like Water for Chocolate
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Alfonso Arau, starring Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, Mario Iván Martínez
Rated R

Julie & Julia (2009)

Julie & Julia
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Nora Ephron, starring Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina, Stanley Tucci
Rated PG-13

Soul Food (1997)

Soul Food
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From George Tillman Jr., starring Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Michael Beach
Rated R

Waitress (2007)

Waitress
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Adrienne Shelly, starring Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Sisto, Cheryl Hines
Rated PG-13

Perfect Sense (2011)

Perfect Sense
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From David Mackenzie, starring Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Lauren Tempany, Connie Nielsen
Rated R

Tortilla Soup (2001)

Tortilla Soup
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Maria Ripoll, starring Hector Elizondo, Jacqueline Obradors, Tamara Mello, Jude Herrera
Rated PG-13

Toast (2010)

Toast
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From S.J. Clarkson, starring Oscar Kennedy, Victoria Hamilton, Colin Prockter, Ken Stott
Rated Not Rated

The Chef (2012)

The Chef
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Daniel Cohen, starring Jean Reno, Michaël Youn, Raphaëlle Agogué, Julien Boisselier
Rated PG-13

Today's Special (2009)

Today's Special
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From David Kaplan, starring Kevin Corrigan, Dean Winters, Aarti Mann, Jess Weixler
Rated R

Vatel (2000)

Vatel
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Roland Joffé, starring Gérard Depardieu, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Julian Glover
Rated PG-13

Haute Cuisine (2012)

Haute Cuisine
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Christian Vincent, starring Catherine Frot, Arthur Dupont, Jean d'Ormesson, Hippolyte Girardot
Rated PG-13

 



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