Movies About Food

Chef, Jon Favreau, El Jefe food truckIf you like to binge watch, movies about food give you something nourishing to binge on with worrying about calories. Here is a list, in alphabetical order, of 20 movies about food and wine as well as movies that have some great food scenes. I have seen some, but not all, of these films. A ♥ indicates the ones I recommended. If I mentioned the movie in a blog, that post is indicated.

Pick your cuisine of choice and dig in.

(I don’t count the chicken-salad sandwich scene in Five Easy Pieces because, while it’s about food, you never actually get to see the chicken salad.  And Soylent Green, well, the less said about that as food the better.)

  • Babette’s Feast (1987) ♥
    Cuisine: Classical French
    Country: Denmark
    Timeframe: Nineteenth Century
  • Big Night (1966) ♥
    Cuisine: Italian
    Country: United States — New Jersey
    Timeframe: Twentieth Century
  • Bottle Shock (2008) ♥
    Cuisine:
    Wine
    Country: United States — California
    Timeframe: 1976
  • Burnt (2015) ♥
    Cuisine: Haute cuisine
    Country: England — London
    Timeframe: Twenty First Century
  • Chocolat (2000) ♥
    Cuisine:  
    Candy and pastry
    Country: France
    Timeframe: Twentieth Century
  • Eat Drink Man Woman: (1994) ♥
    Cuisine: Chinese
    Country: China
    Timeframe: Twentieth Century
  • Haute Cuisine (2013)
    Cuisine: Classical French
    Country: France
    Timeframe: 1988
  • I Am Love (2009)
    Cuisine: Italian
    Country: Italy — Milan
    Timeframe: Turn of the Millennium
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)
    Cuisine: Japanese — sushi
    Country: Japan — Tokyo
    Timeframe: Twenty-first Century
  • Julie & Julia (2009) ♥
    Cuisine:
    Classical French
    Country: United States — New York City
    Timeframe: Twenty-first Century
  • Kings of Pastry
    Cuisine:
    French — pastry
    Country: France
    Timeframe: Twenty-first Century
  • Mostly Martha (Bella Martha) (2001)
    Cuisine: German
    Country: Germany
    Timeframe: Twenty-first Century
  • The Ramen Girl (2008) ♥
    Cuisine: Japanese — ramen
    Country: Japan — Tokyo
    Timeframe: Twenty-first Century
  • Ratatouille (2007)
    Cuisine:
    Classical French
    Country: France — Paris
    Timeframe: Twentieth Century
    Note: This is an animated film
  • Sideways (2004) ♥
    Cuisine:
    American — Wine
    Country: America — California
    Timeframe: Twentieth Century
  • Tampopo (1985)
    Cuisine:
    Japanese — noodles
    Country: Japan
    Timeframe: Twentieth Century
  • The Trip (2010) ♥
    Cuisine: English
    Country: England
    Timeframe: Twenty-first Century
  • The Trip to Italy (2014)
    Cuisine: Italian
    Country: Italy — Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and ending in Capri
    Timeframe: Twenty-first Century
  • Today’s Special (2009)
    Cuisine:
    Indian food
    Country: America — Manhattan
    Timeframe: Twenty-first Century
  • Movies about food: Waitress movie with Kerri RussellTortilla Soup (2001)
    Cuisine:
    Mexican
    Country: America — Los Angeles
    Timeframe: Twenty-first Century
    Note: This is an American remake of Eat Drink Man Woman
  • Waitress (2007) ♥
    Cuisine:
    American — Pie
    Country: America — the Deep South
    Timeframe: Twenty-first Century

2 thoughts on “Movies About Food

  1. Hi, I like this list! I would add to it this great German film about a women chef:
    Mostly Martha (2001), original German title: Bella Martha. a workaholic chef is forced to confront unexpected events.

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