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The Best Movies About Cooking

Updated November 1, 2020 7.8k votes 2.4k voters 167.7k views55 items

List RulesVote up the best movies that have chefs preparing food you wish you could eat off the screen.

The films on this list of the best movies about cooking are ranked from best to worst based on your votes. This list features the best cooking movies - featuring some truly envy-inducing kitchens - and is compiled from the best titles on the subject of cooking and cinematic 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 good cooking films below to determine the best cooking movie of all time.

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    Chef
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    Chef

    Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara
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    Ratatouille
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    Ratatouille

    Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo

    Released2007

    Directed byBrad Bird, Jan Pinkava

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    Burnt
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    Burnt

    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

    Released2015

    Directed byJohn Wells

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    The Hundred-Foot Journey
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    The Hundred-Foot Journey

    Helen Mirren, Juhi Chawla

    Released2014

    Directed byLasse Hallström

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    Julie & Julia
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    Julie & Julia

    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep

    Released2009

    Directed byNora Ephron

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    No Reservations
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    No Reservations

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Zoë Kravitz

    Released2007

    Directed byScott Hicks

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    Chocolat
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    Chocolat

    Johnny Depp, Judi Dench

    Released2000

    Directed byLasse Hallström

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    The Chef
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    The Chef

    Jean Reno, Santiago Segura

    Released2012

    Directed byDaniel Cohen

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    Fried Green Tomatoes
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    Fried Green Tomatoes

    Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker

    Released1991

    Directed byJon Avnet

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    Big Night
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    Big Night

    Liev Schreiber, Isabella Rossellini

    Released1996

    Directed byStanley Tucci, Campbell Scott

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    Babette's Feast
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    Babette's Feast

    Bibi Andersson, Stéphane Audran

    Released1987

    Directed byGabriel Axel

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    Like Water for Chocolate
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    Like Water for Chocolate

    Marco Leonardi, Yareli Arizmendi

    Released1992

    Directed byAlfonso Arau

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    Waitress
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    Waitress

    Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion

    Released2007

    Directed byAdrienne Shelly

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    Eat Drink Man Woman
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    Eat Drink Man Woman

    Sylvia Chang, Chien-lien Wu

    Released1994

    Directed byAng Lee

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    The Ramen Girl
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    The Ramen Girl

    Brittany Murphy, Gabriel Mann

    Released2008

    Directed byRobert Allan Ackerman

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    Haute Cuisine
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    Haute Cuisine

    Arly Jover, Jean d'Ormesson

    Released2012

    Directed byChristian Vincent

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    Tortilla Soup
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    Tortilla Soup

    Raquel Welch, Constance Marie

    Released2001

    Directed byMaria Ripoll

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    Mostly Martha
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    Mostly Martha

    Ulrich Thomsen, Sergio Castellitto

    Released2001

    Directed bySandra Nettelbeck

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    Dandelion
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    Dandelion

    Ken Watanabe, Kōji Yakusho

    Released1985

    Directed byJuzo Itami

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    Today's Special
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    Today's Special

    Naseeruddin Shah, Madhur Jaffrey

    Released2009

    Directed byDavid Kaplan

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  • 21
    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    Released1989

    Directed byPeter Greenaway

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    Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?
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    Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?

    Jacqueline Bissett, George Segal

    Released1978

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

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    The Big Feast
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    The Big Feast

    Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli

    Released1973

    Directed byMarco Ferreri

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  • 24
    The God of Cookery
    25
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    The God of Cookery

    Stephen Chow, Christy Chung

    Released1996

    Directed byStephen Chow, Lee Lik-chi

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    Cooking with Stella
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    Cooking with Stella

    Shriya Saran, Lisa Ray

    Released2009

    Directed byDilip Mehta

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