While we’re all vigilantly distancing ourselves to keep COVID-19 at bay, it’s hard not to find yourself staring off into space thinking about all the delicious food you could be digging into during your lunch break or after-work dinner date. We’ve pulled together some of the best movies for super-charging your belly rumbles & inspiring your next combative visit to the supermarket…
12. Chocolat (2000)
Juiliette Binoche wins the hearts and minds of a small village with the power of… dessert?
11. The Founder (2016)
The untold story of the men behind the Big Mac (and the guy who stole it from them).
10. Sausage Party (2016)
Ingredients have feelings too, you guys…
9. The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
Helen Mirren battles at 100 feet with a new rival Indian restaurant - romance, food, and a culture-clash.
8. Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (2004)
“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step” - Lau Tzu
“We gotta go to White Castle.” - Harold
7. Sideways (2004)
Not about ‘food’, but wine is food-adjacent so we’re still counting it. You’ll never touch another Merlot..
6. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)
A must-see for all food nerds. Get an inside look into the only Sushi Chef in the world to receive three Michelin stars.
5. Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
It’s still technically about ‘food’ right? Watch it with some fava beans & a nice Chianti…
4. Julie & Julia (2009)
If you’ve never heard of Julia Childs, this is a great place to start - Childs is recognised as being responsible for bringing French Cuisine to America (and the rest of the world) with her first cookbook, Mastering The Art of French Cuisine, in 1961.
3. Burnt (2015)
Good-looking Bradley Cooper plays a chef making some great-looking dishes in the cut-throat world of Haute Cuisine. - what’s not to like?
2. Ratatouille (2007)
While on the surface Ratatouille might be Pixar kids movie, it’s really a love letter to cuisine & cookery.
Also, the idea that Gordon or Marco might have a rat under their hat pulling their hair might actually explain the fits of rage.
1. Chef (2014)
Jon Favreaux has topped the list here with what might be the most authentic food movie ever! It has everything.. fine dining, food trucks, cuban sandwiches, and the most detailed demonstration of aglio e olio in movie history.
If you liked the movie, don’t forget to check out ‘The Chef Show’ on Netflix, where Jon & his culinary advisor from the movie Roy Choi cook with everyone from Wolfgang Puck to Robert Downey Jr.
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