From Sweet to Sour: Top 10 Food Movies

Meryl Steep in Julia & Julie

Craving for food? Looking for the right culinary inspiration? Here is a list of the top food themed movies that won your heart, and stomach, with just a few cooking scenes!

1. Chocolat, 2002, Carrie-Anne Moss, Johnny Depp

How can’t a single nd her daughter not win over the locals in a rural French village when they open a delightful chocolate shop? The preparation is enough to make you stand and look for the nearest chocolate near you. Anything kind, as long as it’s chocolate.


2. Ratatouille, 2007

Maybe a rat in the kitchen is not tempting, but when you see the results you can easily forget the chef is actually a rat helping a boy become a famous chef.


3. Babette’s Feast, 1987, Stephane Audran

When a Parisian chef comes to an isolated village in Denmark to cook for two  spinsters the latter never expect such a succulent outcome! If cannot watch this on an empty stomach—the final feast of turtle soup, quail in pastry, French pastries, are just too much to take!


4. Julie & Julia, 2009, Amy Adams, Meryl Streep

Julia Child’s story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s book. A complete course from A-Z !


5. Woman on Top, 2000, Penelope Cruz

Afer finding her husband cheating, Isabella, a great cook decides to dump her husband and concentrate on her passion food. Too bad when her husband decides to get her back she is hosting a popular TV show, Passion Food !


6. Mostly Martha, 2002, Martina Gedeck

Mostly Martha is the original to the 2007 film “No Reservations” starring Catherine Zeta-Jones. A single executive chef must raise her traumatized niece, run a kitchen for a top city restaurant, and make a little time to fall in love. How? Well, food is the way to everyone’s heart.


7. Waitress, 2007, Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion

Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress with one passion; baking. She bakes phenomenal pies at Joe’s diner that will help her overcome her complicated life.


8. Tampopo, 1985, Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki

Trucker Goro decides to help Tampopo set up the perfect fast-food noodle restaurant. While doing so, we see smaller stories about the importance of food. As well as noodles in any imaginable way!


9. Like Water for Chocolate, 1992, Lumi Cavazos

The art of Mexican cooking on big screens. It shows how food can help a Mexican girl for a man who, due to Mexican tradition, has married her older sister. And can’t food be the ultimate weapon of love?


10. Big Night, 1996, Stanley Tucci

How could this be a list without one of the finest cuisines? Two brothers with an Italian restaurant struggling for success against a larger and more popular competitor. A complete menu of Italian cusine!

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