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The Best Food Movies of All Time 

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Updated May 23, 2020 2.9k votes 620 voters 30.5k views 43 items

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

Directed by: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava

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

Released: 1971

Directed by: Mel Stuart

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

Released: 2014

Directed by: Jon Favreau

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

Directed by: Nora Ephron

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

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

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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Liev Schreiber, Isabella Rossellini, Minnie Driver

Released: 1996

Directed by: Stanley Tucci, Campbell Scott

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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Released: 2011

Directed by: David Gelb

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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teddybear1029 added Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra, Linda Cardellini

Released: 1997

Directed by: Brian Robbins

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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The Princess and the Fro... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
pmmom38 added Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 49th film in the ...more

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Lon Harris added Bibi Andersson, Stéphane Audran, Jarl Kulle

Released: 1987

Directed by: Gabriel Axel

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 The Hundred-Foot Journey Helen Mirren, Juhi Chawla, Om Puri

Released: 2014

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

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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pmmom38 added Catherine Zeta-Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Abigail Breslin

Released: 2007

Directed by: Scott Hicks

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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TobuscusHolmes added Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tim Burton

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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Sylvia Chang, Chien-lien Wu, Winston Chao

Released: 1994

Directed by: Ang Lee

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 Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Andy Griffith

Released: 2007

Directed by: Adrienne Shelly

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

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Tom Islava added Linda Cardellini, Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman

Released: 2016

Directed by: John Lee Hancock

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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RobertDowney added Jean Reno, Santiago Segura, Julien Boisselier

Released: 2012

Directed by: Daniel Cohen

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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Marco Leonardi, Yareli Arizmendi, Mario Vazquez

Released: 1992

Directed by: Alfonso Arau

Released: 1992 Like Water for Chocolate is a 1992 film in the style of magical realism based on the popular novel, published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel. It earned all 11 Ariel awards ...more

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Ray Gin added Tampopo Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken Watanabe,

Released: 1985

Directed by: Juzo Itami

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Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Vanessa L. Williams

Released: 1997

Directed by: George Tillman, Jr.

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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Off the Menu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
brosephone added Off the Menu Dania Ramirez, Santino Fontana

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jay Silverman

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Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, Lauren Graham

Released: 2009

Directed by: Phil Lord, Chris Miller

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a 2009 American computer-animated science fiction comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation, distributed by Columbia Pictures, and released on ...more

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Shaka added Helen Mirren, Tim Roth, Michael Gambon

Released: 1989

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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

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Burnt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Food Movies of All Time
brosephone added Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Omar Sy

Released: 2015

Directed by: John Wells

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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Sausage Party Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill

Directed by: Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon

Sausage Party is a 2016 American adult computer-animated comedy thriller film directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon and written by Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. ...more