Photo: via Twitter

Best Movie Genres The Best Food Movies  

All Genre Movies Lists
1.8k votes 391 voters 24.8k views

List Rules Only movies where food is the main focus.

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, Ranker may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.
A list of the best food movies. These are movies about food that feature dining as a central theme. We're sure we've included them all, but if you believe we missed your favorite food film, please feel free to add it to the list yourself. All types of cuisine have been included from fine dining, to hamburgers, to post-apocalyptic cannibalism (hey, it's still technically food). So no matter what your favorite meal of the day is (breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or the mythical "brinner") there is bound be a film on this list of the best food films that you will enjoy.
list ordered by

1
176 42
Ranker Video
Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett Released: 2007 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

2
91 28
Ranker Video
RobertDowney added Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. The film, a film adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and ...more

3
71 22
Ranker Video
looksharp added Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo 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

4
82 40
Ranker Video
Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina Released: 2000 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

5
80 40
Ranker Video
Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch Released: 2009 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

6
56 33
Ranker Video
Liev Schreiber, Isabella Rossellini, Minnie Driver Released: 1996 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

7
46 31
The Princess & the Frog is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Food Movies
pmmom38 added The Princess & the Frog

8
34 20
Ranker Video
RobertDowney 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

9
25 11
Ranker Video
teddybear1029 added Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra, Linda Cardellini Good Burger is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Brian Robbins and starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. The film evolved from the comedy sketch "Good Burger" featured on the ...more

10
40 27
Ranker Video
TobuscusHolmes added Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 musical adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It is the second film adaptation of the 1964 British book of the same name by Roald Dahl and stars ...more

11
36 23
Ranker Video
pmmom38 added 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

12
28 18
Ranker Video
RobertDowney added 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

13
35 26
Ranker Video
Lon Harris added 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

14
41 37
Ranker Video
Sylvia Chang, Chien-lien Wu, Winston Chao Released: 1994 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

15
18 15
Ranker Video
RobertDowney added 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

16
9 5
The Founder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Food Movies
Tom Islava added Linda Cardellini, Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman The Founder is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by John Lee Hancock. In 1954, an unsuccessful traveling salesman, Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), is selling Prince Castle brand ...more

17
26 26
Ranker Video
RobertDowney added 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

18
1 0
Ranker Video
Sozos Theofrastos added Georges Corraface, Kakia Panagiotou, Tamer Karadağlı A Touch of Spice is a 2003 Greek film directed by Tassos Boulmetis and starring Georges Corraface as the character of the adult Fanis Iakovides. The character of Fanis Iakovides as a child is ...more

19
28 36
Ranker Video
Released: 1992 Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies is a book by Laura Esquivel.

20
1 1
Love's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Food Movies
ibm19902000 added Love's Kitchen

21
23 31
Ranker Video
Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Vanessa L. Williams Released: 1997 Soul Food is a 1997 American comedy-drama film, produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Tracey Edmonds, and Robert Teitel, and released by Fox 2000 Pictures. Featuring an ensemble ...more

22
0 0
Ranker Video
Shaka added 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

23
11 20
Ranker Video
RobertDowney added Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lalitha Dubey The Lunchbox is a 2013 Indian epistolary romantic film written and directed by Ritesh Batra, and produced by Guneet Monga, Anurag Kashyap, and Arun Rangachari. The film was jointly produced by ...more

24
15 26
Ranker Video
Ken Watanabe, Kōji Yakusho, Tsutomu Yamazaki Released: 1985 Tampopo is a 1985 Japanese comedy film by director Juzo Itami, starring Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kōji Yakusho, and Ken Watanabe. The publicity for the film calls it the first ...more

25
9 18
Ranker Video
RobertDowney added Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Ugo Tognazzi La Grande Bouffe is a 1973 French–Italian film directed by Marco Ferreri. It stars Marcello Mastroianni, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Piccoli and Philippe Noiret.