Food films we love

Our Top 10 favourite foodie films must be watched within close proximity of snacks.

Food films we love

Read our review of

Julie & Julia

or feast your eyes on the very best (and tastiest) food films.

Ratatouille

(2007)

Rat leaves home. Rat moves to Paris. Rat becomes a culinary sensation (in case you haven’t already guessed, this is animated).

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Couscous

(2007)

A despondent old man finds renewed hope when his dream of opening a restaurant starts to look like a reality.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

(2005)

Film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s bittersweet and cautionary tale about greed… and fantastical sweets.

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Super Size Me

(2004)

A subversive look at the fast food industry that will have you reaching for a salad – hold the dressing.

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Sideways

(2004)

Ok, not so much food as booze, but endearing all the same. Two middle-aged men take a road trip amidst the vineyards of California’s wine country.

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Eat Drink Man Woman

(1994)

Ang Lee’s atmospheric Taiwanese drama pays homage to the bond between food and family.

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Like Water for Chocolate

(1992)

Food takes on a life of its own in this sumptuous Mexican film about a lovelorn girl who imparts a certain magic on the dishes she prepares.

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Delicatessen

(1991)

Food becomes currency, and people become food, in this bizarre but compelling French black comedy.

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Chocolat

(1988)

Juliette Binoche’s chocolate helps a French village find happiness before finding love herself with Johnny Depp.

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Tampopo

(1985)

A trucker’s quest to create the perfect fast food noodle restaurant is just one of the gastronomic stories woven into this charming and irreverent Japanese film.

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Read our reviews of food films

Julie & Julia

and

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

.

 

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