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The Best Food Movies of All Time

Updated May 23, 2020 3.2k votes 627 voters 30.9k views43 items

List RulesOnly 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    Ratatouille

    Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo

    Released2007

    Directed byBrad Bird, Jan Pinkava

    Released: 2007
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    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson

    Released1971

    Directed byMel Stuart

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Chef is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    Chef

    Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara

    Released2014

    Directed byJon Favreau

    Chef is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Jon Favreau. After a public altercation... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Jiro Dreams Of Sushi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
    Jiro Dreams Of Sushi is a a 2011 documentary film directed by David Gelb. "An appetizing... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Julie & Julia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    Julie & Julia

    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep

    Released2009

    Directed byNora Ephron

    Released: 2009
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    Big Night is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    Big Night

    Liev Schreiber, Isabella Rossellini

    Released1996

    Directed byStanley Tucci, Campbell Scott

    Released: 1996
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  • 7
    Chocolat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    Chocolat

    Johnny Depp, Judi Dench

    Released2000

    Directed byLasse Hallström

    Released: 2000
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    Good Burger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    Good Burger

    Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra

    Released1997

    Directed byBrian Robbins

    Good Burger is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Brian Robbins and starring Kenan... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    Babette's Feast is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    Babette's Feast

    Bibi Andersson, Stéphane Audran

    Released1987

    Directed byGabriel Axel

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    The Princess & the Frog is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    The Princess & the Frog

    Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman

    Released2009

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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    The Hundred-Foot Journey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    The Hundred-Foot Journey

    Helen Mirren, Juhi Chawla

    Released2014

    Directed byLasse Hallström

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  • 12
    Waitress is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    Waitress

    Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion

    Released2007

    Directed byAdrienne Shelly

    Waitress is a 2007 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, who... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    No Reservations is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    No Reservations

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Zoë Kravitz

    Released2007

    Directed byScott Hicks

    No Reservations is a 2007 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Scott Hicks.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Eat Drink Man Woman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    Eat Drink Man Woman

    Sylvia Chang, Chien-lien Wu

    Released1994

    Directed byAng Lee

    Released: 1994
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    Charlie and the Chocolate Fact is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2005

    Directed byTim Burton

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    Tampopo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    Tampopo

    Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken Watanabe

    Released1985

    Directed byJuzo Itami

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  • 17
    The Founder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    The Founder

    Linda Cardellini, Michael Keaton

    Released2016

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

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    The Chef is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    The Chef

    Jean Reno, Santiago Segura

    Released2012

    Directed byDaniel Cohen

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    Like Water for Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    Like Water for Chocolate

    Marco Leonardi, Yareli Arizmendi

    Released1992

    Directed byAlfonso Arau

    Released: 1992
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  • 20
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatba is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

    Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris

    Released2009

    Directed byPhil Lord, Chris Miller

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    Dinner Rush is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    Dinner Rush

    Sandra Bernhard, Danny Aiello

    Released2000

    Directed byBob Giraldi

    Dinner Rush is an independent feature film, written by Brian S. Kalata and Rick Shaughnessy,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife  is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time

    Released1989

    Directed byPeter Greenaway

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    Soul Food is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    Soul Food

    Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long

    Released1997

    Directed byGeorge Tillman, Jr.

    Released: 1997
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    Burnt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    Burnt

    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

    Released2015

    Directed byJohn Wells

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    Haute Cuisine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
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    Haute Cuisine

    Arly Jover, Jean d'Ormesson

    Released2012

    Directed byChristian Vincent

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