The Best Food Movies  

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List Rules Only movies where food is the main focus.

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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
The Princess & the Frog is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Food Movies
pmmom38 added The Princess & the Frog
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
The Founder is listed (or ranked) 15 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
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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
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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
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Released: 1992 Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies is a book by Laura Esquivel.
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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
Off the Menu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Food Movies
brosephone added Off the Menu Dania Ramirez, Santino Fontana
Burnt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Food Movies
brosephone 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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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
Love's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Food Movies
ibm19902000 added Love's Kitchen
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Raquel Welch, Constance Marie, Héctor Elizondo
Released: 2001 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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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