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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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Ratatouille 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 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 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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Chocolat 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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Julie & Julia 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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looksharp added Chef 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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Big Night 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 The Hundred-Foot Journey 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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TobuscusHolmes added Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 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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The Princess & the Frog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Food Movies
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Eat Drink Man Woman 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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pmmom38 added No Reservations 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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Lon Harris added Babette's Feast 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 Jiro Dreams Of Sushi 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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The Founder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Food Movies
Tom Islava added The Founder Linda Cardellini, Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman

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RobertDowney added Waitress 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, making this her final appearance before her murder. The film debuted ...more

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teddybear1029 added Good Burger 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

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RobertDowney added The Chef 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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Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies 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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Soul Food 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

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Dandelion 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

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RobertDowney added The Lunchbox 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

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RobertDowney added The Big Feast 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.

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Tortilla Soup 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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RobertDowney added Dinner Rush Sandra Bernhard, Danny Aiello, Vivian Wu Dinner Rush is an independent feature film, written by Brian S. Kalata and Rick Shaughnessy, and directed by Bob Giraldi. It stars Danny Aiello as a restaurateur-bookmaker in New York City's ...more

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RobertDowney added The Trip Ben Stiller, Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon The Trip is a 2010 comedy film directed by Michael Winterbottom. "Prolific British director Michael Winterbottom never ceases . . . to amaze. A restless whiz, he’s frequently wandered from ...more

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Delicatessen Dominique Pinon, Karin Viard, Ticky Holgado Released: 1991 Delicatessen is a 1991 French film, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro, starring Dominique Pinon and Karin Viard. It is set in an apartment building in a post-apocalyptic France of an ...more

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RobertDowney added Soul Kitchen Udo Kier, Moritz Bleibtreu, Birol Ünel "Until now, German director Fatih Akin has been known for hard-hitting, streetwise movies that only occasionally take a moment to swoon into lyricism. Mostly, films like Head-On and The ...more

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Simply Irrestible is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Food Movies
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RobertDowney added My Dinner with Andre Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory, Jean Lenauer My Dinner with Andre is a 1981 film starring Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn, written by Gregory and Shawn, and directed by Louis Malle. The film depicts a conversation between Gregory and Shawn ...more

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Mostly Martha Ulrich Thomsen, Sergio Castellitto, Martina Gedeck Released: 2001 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) 31 on the list The Best Food Movies
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Lon Harris added Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? Jacqueline Bissett, George Segal, Robert Morley Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? is a 1978 comedy mystery film starring George Segal, Jacqueline Bisset, and Robert Morley. It is based on the novel Someone is Killing the Great Chefs ...more

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RobertDowney added Step Up to the Plate Step Up to the Plate is a 2012 family documentary film directed by Paul Lacoste.