The quick-paced energy of the kitchen often leads to tension that you can cut with a knife. The top movies about working in a restaurant find chefs, waiters, and waitresses pursing their love of food and navigating complicated relationships. This is a list of the best cooking movies including everything from Waitress to Waiting... to Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
What films will you find on this list of great movies about restaurants? Chef tells the story of an elite chef who gives up the restaurant life to start his own food truck. Jon Favreau wrote, directed, and starred in this 2014 film. The animated hit Ratatouille is another fantastic movie about working in a restaurant, following a rat with culinary aspirations. Love was on the menu in Mystic Pizza, starring Julia Roberts. Other good movies featured on this list include Big Night, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, and No Reservations.
Which of these restaurant movies is your favorite? Give the best films a thumbs up and please add any great features that are missing.
Directed by: Rob McKittrickWaiting... is a 2005 American comedy film starring Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, and Justin Long.... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Brad Bird, Jan PinkavaRatatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Jon FavreauChef is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Jon Favreau. After a public altercation... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: John WellsBurnt is a 2015 American drama film directed by John Wells. After cleaning up his drug habits,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Donald PetrieMystic Pizza is a 1988 American coming-of-age film directed by Donald Petrie. It stars... more on Wikipedia
The Hundred-Foot JourneyHelen Mirren, Juhi Chawla
Directed by: Lasse HallströmThe Hundred-Foot Journey is an adventure drama film directed by Lasse Hallström and written by... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Kevin HeffernanThe Slammin' Salmon is a 2009 comedy film by Broken Lizard. The film is about the owner of a... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Stanley Tucci, Campbell ScottBig Night is a 1996 American motion picture drama with comedic overtones directed by Campbell... more on Wikipedia
- 9Jiro Dreams Of Sushi is a a 2011 documentary film directed by David Gelb. "An appetizing... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Adrienne ShellyWaitress is a 2007 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, who... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Jeff BalisStill Waiting... is a 2009 American independent film starring John Michael Higgins, and Luis... more on Wikipedia
East Side SushiDiana Elizabeth Torres, Yutaka Takeuchi
Directed by: Anthony LuceroEast Side Sushi is a 2014 drama film written and directed by Anthony Lucero.
Directed by: Scott HicksNo Reservations is a 2007 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Scott Hicks.... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Fina TorresWoman on Top is a 2000 fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Fina Torres. It is set in... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Bob GiraldiDinner Rush is an independent feature film, written by Brian S. Kalata and Rick Shaughnessy,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Maria RipollTortilla Soup is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Maria Ripoll. The screenplay by... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Martin ScorseseAlice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is a 1974 American comedy-drama film directed by Martin... more on Wikipedia
Mostly MarthaUlrich Thomsen, Sergio Castellitto
Directed by: Sandra NettelbeckMostly Martha is a 2001 German romantic comedy drama film written and directed by Sandra... more on Wikipedia
Today's SpecialDean Winters, Aasif Mandvi
Love's KitchenDougray Scott, Sarah Sharman
Directed by: Daniel CohenLe Chef is a 2012 French comedy film, directed by Daniel Cohen and starring Jean Reno and... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Claude ZidiThe Wing or the Thigh, from the French L'aile ou la cuisse is a 1976 French comedy film... more on Wikipedia
Spinning PlatesGrant Achatz, Cindy Breitbach
Directed by: Joseph LevySpinning Plates is a 2012 documentary film written and directed by Joseph Levy.
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