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The Best Food Movies of All Time

Updated January 5, 2021 0 votes 651 voters 31.8k views77 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

    Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo
    Released: 2007
    Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation...  more

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    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson
    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and...  more

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    Big Night

    Liev Schreiber, Isabella Rossellini
    Released: 1996
    Big Night is a 1996 American motion picture drama with comedic overtones directed by Campbell...  more
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    Jiro Dreams Of Sushi

    Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono
    Jiro Dreams Of Sushi is a a 2011 documentary film directed by David Gelb. "An appetizing...  more
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    Chef

    Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara
    Chef is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Jon Favreau. After a public altercation...  more
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    Julie & Julia

    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep
    Released: 2009
    Julie & Julia is a 2009 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Nora Ephron...  more

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    Chocolat

    Johnny Depp, Judi Dench
    Released: 2000
    Chocolat is a 2000 American-British romantic drama film based on the novel of the same name by...  more

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    Babette's Feast

    Bibi Andersson, Stéphane Audran
    Babette's Feast is a 1987 Danish drama film directed by Gabriel Axel. The film's screenplay...  more

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    Good Burger

    Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra
    Good Burger is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Brian Robbins and starring Kenan...  more

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    Eat Drink Man Woman

    Sylvia Chang, Chien-lien Wu
    Released: 1994
    Eat Drink Man Woman is a 1994 Taiwanese film directed by Ang Lee and starring Sihung Lung,...  more
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    The Hundred-Foot Journey

    Helen Mirren, Juhi Chawla
    The Hundred-Foot Journey is an adventure drama film directed by Lasse Hallström and written by...  more
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    Waitress

    Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion
    Waitress is a 2007 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, who...  more

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    No Reservations

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Zoë Kravitz
    No Reservations is a 2007 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Scott Hicks....  more

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    The Founder

    Linda Cardellini, Michael Keaton
    The Founder is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by John Lee Hancock. In 1954,...  more
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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 musical adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It...  more

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    Burnt

    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller
    Burnt is a 2015 American drama film directed by John Wells. After cleaning up his drug habits,...  more
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    Like Water for Chocolate

    Marco Leonardi, Yareli Arizmendi
    Released: 1992
    Like Water for Chocolate is a 1992 film in the style of magical realism based on the popular...  more

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    The Chef

    Jean Reno, Santiago Segura
    Le Chef is a 2012 French comedy film, directed by Daniel Cohen and starring Jean Reno and...  more
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    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

    Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a 2009 American computer-animated science fiction comedy...  more

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    Dandelion

    Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken Watanabe
    Released: 1985
    Dandelion (aka Tampopo) is a 1985 Japanese comedy film by director Juzo Itami, starring...  more
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    Tortilla Soup

    Raquel Welch, Constance Marie
    Released: 2001
    Tortilla Soup is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Maria Ripoll. The screenplay by...  more

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    Delicatessen

    Dominique Pinon, Karin Viard
    Released: 1991
    Delicatessen is a 1991 French film, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro, starring...  more

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    Soul Food

    Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long
    Released: 1997
    Soul Food is a 1997 American comedy-drama film, produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Tracey...  more

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    Sausage Party

    Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig
    Sausage Party is a 2016 American adult computer-animated comedy thriller film directed by Greg...  more

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