Culinary movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant culinary movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out culinary, realistic, feel good, touching, light and humorous films and TV shows about / with cooking, food, cooking and food, chef, kitchen, cookery, love, restaurant, family relations and mentor plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, Japan, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as culinary: Mix Up in the Mediterranean (2021), Giada at Home (2008), Abe (2019), Cook-Off! (2007), Guy's Ranch Kitchen (2017), Chef (2014), The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), Pumpkin Pie Wars (2016), What's for Dinner, Mom? (2016), Sweet Bean (2015).

List of culinary movies

Mix Up in the Mediterranean (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Malta
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A small-town cook impersonates his big city chef twin to compete in a culinary contest and falls for the woman in charge of the event, who thinks he is the brother who is married.
Style: emotional, entertaining, inspirational, sweet, romantic ...
Plot: contest, dual role, love, gay, cooking show, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lie, rivalry, contests and competitions, career, uninhibited rivalry, life philosophy ...
Place: alaska, new york, malta
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 6.8
 200
Giada at Home (2008)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Giada De Laurentiis lets her hair down as she demonstrates her love for cooking and entertaining California-style in this disarmingly laid-back show that allows De Laurentiis to venture far afield from her usual Italian culinary fare.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, feel good, funny ...
Plot: lifestyle, food, cooking, cooking and food, cookery, event planner, cooking show, chef, party, talk show, strong female presence, recipe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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 6.3
 2K
Abe (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Israeli-Jewish side of his family calls him Avram. The Palestinian-Muslim side Ibrahim. His first-generation American agnostic lawyer parents call him Abraham. But the 12-year-old kid from Brooklyn who loves food and cooking, prefers, well, Abe. ...
Style: light, realistic, feel good, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: jewish mother, family, cooking and food, food, cookery, family dinner, marital argument, family problems, hobby, family relations, mentor, teenager ...
Place: new york
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 4.1
 1K
Cook-Off! (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Amateur 'chefs' from around the country compete for a million dollar prize in the ultimate food fight.
Style: captivating, feel good, exciting, entertaining, culinary
Plot: satire, food, competition, americana, cookery, lifestyle, cook-off, contests and competitions, cooking and food, confrontation, workplace, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Guy's Ranch Kitchen (2017)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Guy Fieri invites some of his heavy-hitter chef friends over for a spontaneous cook-off, where everyone comes up with big flavors and tasty dishes that can be made in anyone's kitchen.
Style: realistic, feel good, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Plot: cooking, food, chef, cooking and food, contests and competitions, rivalry, cooking show, contest, house, ranch, friends, dishes ...
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 7.3
 217K
Chef (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with ...
Style: feel good, road movie, inspirational, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: food, chef, cooking and food, cooking, road trip, father son relationship, parent child relationship, happy ending, restaurant owner, business, starting over, internet ...
Time: future, contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, florida, new orleans, usa ...
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The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A story centered around an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, food, chef, restaurant, culture clash, prejudice, beautiful scenery, interracial relations, interracial romance, romance, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: france, india, south of france, paris france, london ...
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Pumpkin Pie Wars (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Competing bakery owners, Faye McKenzie and Lydia Harper have been feuding for years with the Lake Shore County Harvest Festival’s annual pumpkin pie bake-off at the center of it all. The winner not only gets bragging rights and a trophy, but a ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: cooking and food, contest, baker, family relations, cook-off, fall in love, in love, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, male female relationship, romantic relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
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What's for Dinner, Mom? (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two sisters Tae and Yo come back to their old house which is soon to be torn down. Clearing up the family mementos, Tae finds a red box full of recipes and letters written by their mother who died 20 years ago. In these recipes and letters, she ...
Style: captivating, sincere, feminist film, culinary
Plot: sister sister relationship, sister, cooking, family relations, getting home, cultural difference, cooking and food, family tradition, culture, parents and children, family, divorce ...
Place: taiwan
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 7.4
 12K
Sweet Bean (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sentaro runs a small bakery that serves dorayaki pastries filled with sweet red bean paste (“an”). When an old lady, Tokue, offers to help in the kitchen he reluctantly accepts. She will soon prove to have magic in her hands…
Style: sincere, thought provoking, melancholic, touching, motivational ...
Plot: cooking, restaurant, life philosophy, old woman, meaning of life, disability, elderly woman, old age, employer employee relationship, tradition, existentialism, street vendor ...
Place: japan
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Mostly Martha (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Martha is a single woman who lives for one passion: cooking. The head chef at a chic restaurant, Martha has no time for anything - or anyone - else. But Martha's solitary life is shaken when a fateful accident brings her sister's ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cooking, food, chef, cooking and food, restaurant, love, love and romance, romance, italian food, self discovery, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, italy, france
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Tortilla Soup (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Mexican-American master chef and father to three daughters has lost his taste for food but not for life.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sweet, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: food, cooking, eccentricity, secrets, eccentric family, looking for love, family life, parents and children, relationship vs career, love, women, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Mistress of Spices (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tilo, the titular "Mistresses of Spices" is a shopkeeper and an immigrant from India who helps customers satisfy their needs and desires with spices. Her life changes when she falls in love with an American man.
Style: touching, sexy, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: supernatural ability, mysticism, forbidden love, love and romance, food, supernatural, fall in love, customs, tradition, beauty, sensuality, witch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, san francisco, california, usa, asia
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 10K
The Ramen Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a râmen chef under a tyrannical Japanese master.
Style: inspirational, touching, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: cooking, culture clash, romance, restaurant, american abroad, mentor, food, cooking and food, language barrier, teenager, interracial romance, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, new jersey, asia
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Love's Kitchen (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Rob Haley (Dougray Scott), an up-and-coming chef and restaurateur in London, is grief-stricken when he loses his wife. With encouragement from his infamous friend and real life TV Chef Gordon Ramsay, Rob decides to spice up his life by turning a ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: cooking, cooking and food, chef, restaurant, food, lifestyle, starting over, love affair, fall in love, english countryside, helicopter, food critic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 17K
Le Chef (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cooking, chef, food, wine, restaurant, love, creativity, mentor, fight scenes, french, underdog, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, california
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Haute Cuisine (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, non-linear ...
Plot: cooking and food, chef, workplace, food, workplace situations, head of state, state affairs, unsupportive coworkers, power struggle, tradition versus modernity, cooking, tradition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, antarctic
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 120K
Burnt (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Adam Jones is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.
Style: inspirational, entertaining, talky, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chef, cooking, food, abuse of power, violent behavior, male chauvinist, violent man, redemption, psychopath as protagonist, physical abuse, abusive relationship, restaurant ...
Place: new orleans, london, paris france
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A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set within the Kaga Domain in the Edo Period. Oharu is an excellent cook and recognized for her skills. Due to her cooking talents, she marries Yasunobu, who is an heir in the Funaki family. The Funaki family serves as the cook for the Kaga Domain. ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, food, cooking, unsupportive spouse, society, couples, unfulfilled love, couple relations, husband wife relationship, edo period, arranged marriage, rebellion ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 121K
Julie & Julia (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Julia Child and Julie Powell – both of whom wrote memoirs – find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, touching, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, food, chef, self fulfillment, women, love, cookbook, couple relations, blogger, family, mentor ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: paris france, new york, france, manhattan new york city, usa ...
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Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee (2003)
Genre:
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In an atmosphere as inviting as her recipes, Sandra Lee, author of the best-selling cookbook Semi-Homemade Cooking, shares her techniques for combining fresh ingredients with specially selected store-bought items. The results: mouthwatering meals ...
Style: realistic, entertaining, feel good, captivating, light ...
Plot: cooking, cookery, cooking and food, food, cooking show, advice, strong female presence, recipe, family, dessert, pastry, baking ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 1K
Iron Chef (1993)
Genre:
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Iron Chef is a Japanese television cooking show produced by Fuji Television. The series, which premiered on October 10, 1993, is a stylized cook-off featuring guest chefs challenging one of the show's resident "Iron Chefs" in a timed ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: food, cooking, competition, cooking competition, tv show, multiple contestants, reality, rules and policies, cookery, cooking and food, chef, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan
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The View From Here (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bay Area Chef, Mark Matheson has everything he ever wanted: A Restaurant of his own, the love of his girlfriend, Gillian and the respect of the culinary community. But in the wake of bad press and personal demons returning to haunt him, Mark ...
Style: culinary
Audience: date night
Plot: chef, relationships, love, restaurant, cooking, breakup, hipster, beach, sunset, ethnic, dating, interracial
Place: san francisco
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Just Add Romance (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When Kelly and Jason, exact opposites, compete on a famed cooking show for the chance at their own restaurant, what will matter more – their culinary careers or their potential love?
Style: feel good, light, sweet, funny, emotional ...
Plot: cooking, food, happy ending, rivalry, chef, male female relationship, youth, love and romance, couples, escapades, society, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
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Today's Special (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young Manhattan chef Samir rediscovers his heritage and passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: cooking and food, chef, food, family relations, workplace, self discovery, parents and children, love and romance, lifestyle, cooking, cookery, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The holiday season is turned upside down for a neophyte food critic JJ (Pope) when her uninhibited mother (Baranski) shows up unannounced. In an attempt to occupy her mom's time, JJ works out a deal with a young chef (Cannavale) that stirs up ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, light, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, parents and children, workplace situations, lifestyle, cooking and food, uninvited guest, relationships, restaurant, lifetime, food, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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Like Chef, Like God (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Greece
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Thodorakis, the film's hero, has a happy go-lucky attitude about life and women, but this all changes when he is forced by his uncle to train as a chef. He soon becomes a top chef and is so impressive that he enters a 'secret society' ...
Style: culinary
Plot: food, restaurateur, food critic, nurse, restaurant, death, mentor, obsession, private club, chef, cooking, recipe ...
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 39K
Soul Kitchen (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: SOUL KITCHEN film centers on a likable but hopelessly disorganized restauranteur, Zinos, whose cafe is second home to a motley crew of lovable eccentrics. When his girlfriend Nadine up and moves to Shanghai, a love-sick Zinos decides to fly after ...
Style: talky, entertaining, funny, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: restaurant, lifestyle, food, chef, brother brother relationship, loneliness, plot twist, twists and turns, family relations, cooking, life is a bitch, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, germany, hamburg germany
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Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tita is passionately in love with Pedro, but her controlling mother forbids her from marrying him. When Pedro marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sexy, compassionate, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: magic realism, food, cooking and food, cooking, mexican revolution, chocolate, sisters, romance, forbidden love, wedding, marriage, breast feeding ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1890s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa, san antonio texas
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A Matter of Taste (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nicolas, a handsome, young waiter, is befriended by Frédéric Delamont, a wealthy middle-aged businessman. Delamont, a man of power, influence and strictly refined tastes, is immediately smitten by Nicolas' charm. Lonely and phobic, Delamont ...
Style: psychological, realistic, cynical, clever, suspense ...
Plot: power relations, crimes, dishonesty, rich and poor, food, master and servant, gay, obsession, deception, businessman, lgbt, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, italy
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