Restaurant movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant restaurant movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, feel good, touching, light and semi serious films and TV shows about / with restaurant, food, chef, cooking, cooking and food, kitchen, love and romance, friendship, runaway and storytelling plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
restaurant movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as restaurant: The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), Mostly Martha (2001), No Reservations (2007), Sweet Bean (2015), Soul Kitchen (2009), Le Chef (2012), Love's Kitchen (2011), The Trip to Spain (2017), Burnt (2015), The Ramen Girl (2008).

List of restaurant movies

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, touching, sentimental, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, chick flick
Plot: restaurant, cooking and food, cooking, food, chef, culture clash, interracial relations, prejudice, beautiful scenery, interracial romance, small town, workplace ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century
Place: france, india, south of france, paris france, london ...
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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, restaurant, food, chef, cooking and food, love, love and romance, italian food, self discovery, family relations, family problems, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany, italy, france
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No Reservations (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Master chef Kate Armstrong runs her life and her kitchen with intimidating intensity. However, a recipe for disaster may be in the works when she becomes the guardian of her young niece while crossing forks with the brash sous-chef who just joined ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: restaurant, cooking, love story, chef, love, cooking and food, opposites attract, fall in love, initially antagonists, guardian, love and romance, food ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, new jersey, san francisco, italy, usa ...
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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, touching, thought provoking, melancholic, art house ...
Plot: restaurant, cooking, small business, street vendor, old woman, meaning of life, disability, old age, elderly woman, food, employer employee relationship, tradition ...
Place: japan
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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, feel good, entertaining, funny, humorous ...
Plot: restaurant, workplace, lifestyle, food, chef, brother brother relationship, loneliness, twists and turns, plot twist, family relations, cooking, life is a bitch ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany
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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: light, feel good, humorous, funny, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cooking, chef, restaurant, food, wine, creativity, mentor, love, culture clash, french, fight scenes, underdog ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, california
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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, humorous, sentimental ...
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
Place: europe, england
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The Trip to Spain (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a road trip along the coast of Spain.
Style: road movie, humorous, light, feel good, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: restaurant, food, friendship, travel, friends, friendship between men, actor, escapades, critic, society, satire, cafeteria ...
Place: spain, europe
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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, exciting, talky, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chef, cooking, restaurant, food, abuse of power, violent behavior, male chauvinist, violent man, redemption, psychopath as protagonist, physical abuse, vengeance ...
Place: london, new orleans, paris france
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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but ...
Style: art house, sexy, controversial, surreal, allegory ...
Audience: adult
Plot: food, restaurant, surrealism, cannibalism, erotica, revenge, sex, strong sexual content, gangsters, abusive husband, male nudity, extramarital affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
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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: feel good, inspirational, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: cooking, restaurant, culture clash, american abroad, food, mentor, cooking and food, language barrier, teenager, writers, couples, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, new jersey, asia
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Eden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fat German star restaurant chef Gregor shows romantic interest in waitress Eden Drebb. She's happily married to hunky Xaver Drebb, but feels romantically neglected. Gregor's deserts seduce her, first trough her brat daughter Leonie, to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: restaurant, food, infidelity, lifestyle, forbidden love, fall in love, couples, swimming, love and romance, rivalry, dishonesty, wooing ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany, paris france
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Kitchen in Paris (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The employees of the famous Russian "Claude Monet" restaurant are forced to move their business to Paris.
Style: humorous, funny, captivating, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: restaurant, escapades, workplace, coworker, co worker co worker relationship, friendship, couples, chef, cookery, waiter, food, workplace situations ...
Place: paris france
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Kitchen Confidential (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: Kitchen Confidential is an American television sitcom that debuted on September 19, 2005, on the Fox network, based on Anthony Bourdain's New York Times bestselling book, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. Bradley ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: chef, cooking and food, restaurant, food, comeback, coworker, workplace situations, one more chance, lifestyle change, lifestyle, character change, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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A Taste of Romance (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Uptight French chef, Sara Westbrook, gets fired up when her upscale café, Chez Varenne, is suddenly overshadowed by a new restaurant moving in next door run by a group of rowdy firemen. Led by handsome former fire fighter Gill Callahan and his ...
Style: feel good, light, sweet, funny, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: firefighter, restaurant, food, love, rivalry, lifestyle, love and romance, cooking and food, love affair, chef, male female relationship, adaptation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Waiting... (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Employees at a Bennigan's-like restaurant (called, creatively enough, Shenanigan's), kill time before their real lives get started. But while they wait, they'll have to deal with picky customers who want their steak cooked to order ...
Style: funny, feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: restaurant, teenager, food, employer employee relationship, friendship, workplace, workplace romance, college, staff, buddies, prank, workplace situations ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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Boiling Point (2021)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A head chef balances multiple personal and professional crises at a popular restaurant in London.
Style: slasher, psychological
Plot: restaurant, food, suspense, bartender, food critic, art, stress, alcohol abuse, chief, mental health, depression, addiction ...
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The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The brutal former heavyweight boxing champion Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon (Duncan), now owner of a Miami restaurant, institutes a competition to see which waiter can earn the most money in one night: the winner stands to gain $10,000, ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, talky, not serious ...
Plot: restaurant, farce, cooking and food, mentor, chef, food, boss and employee, workplace, power relations, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, obnoxious boss ...
Time: 21st century
Place: miami, usa
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Dandelion (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A pair of truck drivers happen onto a decrepit roadside fast food stop selling ramen noodles. The widowed owner, Tampopo, pleads them to help her turn her establishment into a paragon of the "art of noodle soup making".
Style: sexy, funny, surreal, disturbing, humorous ...
Plot: food, restaurant, breast feeding, waitress, cooking and food, satire, samurai, bully, sex, homeless, mentor, dark humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Ratatouille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, inspirational, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: food, chef, friendship, animals, rat, cooking, disney, follow your dream, cooking and food, unlikely friendships, restaurant, rise to the top ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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Everyday People (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The closing of a local restaurant concerns a number of employees who've dedicated their lives to the eatery
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: restaurant, workplace romance, interracial relations, workplace, fighting the system, social differences, society, love and romance, hopes, boss and employee, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Delicious (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: France, 1789 - just before the Revolution. When talented chef Manceron is dismissed from his prestigious position by the Duke of Chamfort, he loses the taste for cooking. But when he meets the mysterious Louise, together they decide to create the ...
Style: dramatic, scenic
Audience: kids
Plot: restaurant, food, poison, murder disguised as suicide, plot twist, rain, revenge, rainstorm, twists and turns, cooking, chef, thunderstorm ...
Time: georgian era, 18th century
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Frankie and Johnny (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress ...
Style: sentimental, touching, light, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cafe, love, true love, restaurant, male female relationship, waitress, ex convict, loneliness, love story, life philosophy, friendship, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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The Wing or Thigh? (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against fast food entrepreneur Tri- catel to save the French art of cooking. After having agreed to appear on a talk show to show his skills in naming ...
Style: funny, not serious, realistic, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: restaurant, food, cooking and food, father son relationship, circus, food industry, social satire, industrialist, father son conflict, disgust, undercover, restaurant owner ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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Estomago: A Gastronomic Story (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a dog-eat-dog world, Raimundo Nonato has found an alternative way to move ahead: he cooks. No matter what social strata this deceptively innocent young man inhabits, he hones his skills and sharpens his knives—and then he falls in love. ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic
Plot: restaurant, prostitute, prison, lifestyle, fall in love, society, survival, love and romance, criminal heroes, misfit, food, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
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A Fantastic Woman (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Spain, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marina's life is thrown into turmoil following the death of her partner. Mourning the loss of the man she loved, she finds herself under intense scrutiny from those with no regard for her privacy.
Style: lyrical, art house, captivating, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: death of lover, transsexual, restaurant, transgender woman, lgbt, waitress, male nudity, transphobia, gender, lgbtq, love, church ...
Time: 2010s
Place: chile, south america, santiago chile, latin america, spain
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Nora Roberts' Angels Fall (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman starts a new life in a small Wyoming mountain town after suffering a traumatic event on the other side of the country - but one day, she witnesses a murder in the woods......
Style: serious, realistic, touching, exciting, emotional ...
Plot: restaurant, murder, woman in danger, dishonesty, hidden identity, small town, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, extramarital affair, chef, adultery, disability, writers ...
Place: usa, wyoming
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Midnight Diner (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Set in a small restaurant in the corner of a shopping district. The unusual eatery is only open after midnight, and its standard menu consists of just a single choice. However, the customers still come for the amusing chatter and the ...
Style: melancholic, sincere, touching, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: restaurant, food, diner, unrequited love, chef, beer, money, employee, cooking, boss, employer, customer ...
Place: tokyo
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A Dash of Love (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young woman who dreams of opening her own restaurant lands a job at a prominent restaurant whose head chef becomes her unlikely ally when the restaurant's unscrupulous owner, a Master Chef herself, plots to return the place to its former ...
Style: light, humorous, funny, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: restaurant, cooking, happy ending, chef, love, food, male female relationship, society, love and romance, promise, intrigue, rivalry ...
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Cruel Restaurant (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Just what is the mystery ingredient in the pot stickers at Togen Restaurant? Those who look for the answer have a habit of disappearing. So when body parts start washing up on the beach, police trace the murders to Togen's seemingly innocent ...
Style: disturbing, erotic, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: restaurant, serial killer, police investigation, murder, law enforcement, twists and turns, missing person, food, graphic violence, cooking and food, psychopath, police officer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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