Cooking The Best Movies About Cooking  

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The films on this list of the best movies about cooking are ranked as the greatest. This list features the best cooking movies and is compiled from the best titles on the subject of cooking and chefs. From kids movies like Ratatouille to Oscar nominees like Chocolat, the movies on this list all deal with cooking in some way. What are the top cooking movies of all time?

This list includes titles that have been top box office hits and many of the films featured on this list have received multiple awards as well. Some of the titles here feature true events and real people that inspired stories these films tell, while others are completely fictional in nature. A variety of genres are also covered, including drama, action, comedy, and romance.

The top cooking movies on this list include Julie and Julia, Babette’s Feast, Like Water for Chocolate, Waitress, No Reservations, Pieces of April, and Tortilla Soup. Vote up the best cooking films below or add one you think is great but isn't already on the list.

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Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett
Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighth film produced by Pixar, and was co-written ...more

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Burnt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
Jason Farrell added Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Omar Sy
Burnt is a 2015 American drama film directed by John Wells. After cleaning up his drug habits, hotheaded chef Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) returns to London, determined to redeem himself by ...more

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Chef is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
namansletterbox added Saif Ali Khan, Padmakriya Janakirama

Chef Roshan Kalra sets out to find the true source of happiness and reignite his passion for food while being more present in his son's life. It is a remake of 2014 Hollywood movie Chef. 

Chef is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Jon Favreau. After a public altercation with a food critic, a professional chef (Jon Favreau) quits his job at a popular Los Angeles ...more

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The Hundred-Foot Journey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
josephnewofcali added Helen Mirren, Juhi Chawla, Om Puri
The Hundred-Foot Journey is an adventure drama film directed by Lasse Hallström and written by Steven Knight. The film stars Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal and Om Puri. The film is based on a ...more

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Julie & Julia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch
Julie & Julia is a 2009 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Nora Ephron starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, and Chris Messina. The film contrasts the life of chef ...more

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No Reservations is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Abigail Breslin
No Reservations is a 2007 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Scott Hicks. Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart and Abigail Breslin, the screenplay by Carol Fuchs is an ...more

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The Chef is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
Jean Reno, Santiago Segura, Julien Boisselier
Le Chef is a 2012 French comedy film, directed by Daniel Cohen and starring Jean Reno and Michaël Youn. The film had its international premiere at the 62nd Berlin International Film

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Chocolat is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina
Chocolat is a 2000 American-British romantic drama film based on the novel of the same name by Joanne Harris, and was directed by Lasse Hallström. Adapted by screenwriter Robert Nelson ...more

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Jiro Dreams Of Sushi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
Beverly Millson added Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono, Masuhiro Yamamoto
Jiro Dreams Of Sushi is a a 2011 documentary film directed by David Gelb. "An appetizing documentary in every sense, Jiro Dreams of Sushi follows 85-year-old master sushi chef Jiro Ono, ...more

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Big Night is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
looksharp added Liev Schreiber, Isabella Rossellini, Minnie Driver
Big Night is a 1996 American motion picture drama with comedic overtones directed by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci. Produced by David Kirkpatrick and Jonathan Filley for the Samuel Goldwyn ...more

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Fried Green Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker, Chris O'Donnell
Fried Green Tomatoes is a 1991 comedy-drama film based on the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. Directed by Jon Avnet. It tells the story of a Depression-era friendship ...more

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Waitress is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Andy Griffith
Waitress is a 2007 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, who also appears in a supporting role. The film debuted at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and went into ...more

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Babette's Feast is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
Bibi Andersson, Stéphane Audran, Jarl Kulle
Babette's Feast is a 1987 Danish drama film directed by Gabriel Axel. The film's screenplay was written by Axel based on the story by Isak Dinesen. Produced by Just Betzer, Bo Christensen, and ...more

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Like Water for Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
Marco Leonardi, Yareli Arizmendi, Mario Vazquez
Like Water for Chocolate is a 1992 film in the style of magical realism based on the popular novel, published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel. It earned all 11 Ariel awards ...more

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Eat Drink Man Woman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
Sylvia Chang, Chien-lien Wu, Winston Chao
Eat Drink Man Woman is a 1994 Taiwanese film directed by Ang Lee and starring Sihung Lung, Yu-wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu, and Kuei-mei Yang. The film was released on August 3, 1994, the first of ...more

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The Ramen Girl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
Brittany Murphy, Gabriel Mann, Tammy Blanchard
The Ramen Girl is an 2008 American–Japanese comedy–drama film starring Brittany Murphy about a girl who goes to Japan and decides to learn how to cook ramen. Murphy is also listed in the ...more

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Mostly Martha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
Ulrich Thomsen, Sergio Castellitto, Martina Gedeck
Mostly Martha is a 2001 German romantic comedy drama film written and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck and starring Martina Gedeck, Maxime Foerste, and Sergio Castellitto. Filmed in Hamburg, ...more

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Haute Cuisine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
Beverly Millson added Arly Jover, Jean d'Ormesson, Hippolyte Girardot
Haute Cuisine is a 2012 biographical, comedy film written by Etienne Comar and Christian Vincent and directed by Christian Vincent.

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Simply Irresistible is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Amanda Peet, Patricia Clarkson
Simply Irresistible is a 1999 American romantic comedy film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sean Patrick Flanery. It was directed by Mark Tarlov and was written by Judith Roberts.

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Waiting... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
daneclark added Ryan Reynolds, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Anna Faris
Waiting... is a 2005 American comedy film starring Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, and Justin Long. It was written and directed by Rob McKittrick. McKittrick wrote the screenplay while working as a ...more

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Today's Special is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
Naseeruddin Shah, Madhur Jaffrey, Jess Weixler
Today's Special is a 2009 independent comedy film loosely inspired by Aasif Mandvi's play, Sakina's Restaurant. The film was directed by David Kaplan. The script was adapted by Aasif Mandvi and ...more

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Tortilla Soup is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
Raquel Welch, Constance Marie, Héctor Elizondo
Tortilla Soup is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Maria Ripoll. The screenplay by Tom Musca, Ramón Menéndez and Vera Blasi is based on the film Eat Drink Man Woman, ...more

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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
Helen Mirren, Tim Roth, Michael Gambon
This film is a 1989 British-French romantic black comedy drama film written and directed by Peter Greenaway, starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren and Alan Howard in the ...more

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Love's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
LaChance added Claire Forlani, Gordon Ramsay, Dougray Scott
Love's Kitchen is a 2011 British romantic comedy film directed by James Hacking and starring Dougray Scott, Claire Forlani, Michelle Ryan, and featured celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay in his first ...more

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Woman on Top is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Cooking
Penélope Cruz, Ana Gasteyer, Harold Perrineau
Woman on Top is a 2000 fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Fina Torres. It is set in Salvador, Brazil and San Francisco, United States. The film stars Penélope Cruz, Murilo ...more