Food movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant food movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out visually appealing, feel good, realistic, light, unusual plot structure and humorous films and TV shows about / with food, love, cooking, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, cooking and food, runaway and suprisingly clever plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
food movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as food: Ratatouille (2007), Chef (2014), Eat Drink Man Woman (1994), Sausage Party (2016), The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), Julie & Julia (2009), Mostly Martha (2001), The Kitchen (2012), Big Night (1996), Babette's Feast (1987).

List of food movies

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, girls' night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: food, chef, rat, friendship, cooking, animals, disney, follow your dream, cooking and food, unlikely friendships, friends, talented ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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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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Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The film tells the story of a retired and widowed Chinese master chef Chu (Si Hung Lung) and his family living in modern day Taipei, Taiwan. At the start of the film, he lives with his three attractive daughters, all of whom are unattached. As the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sexy, unusual plot structure, poignant ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: food, cooking, chef, father daughter relationship, daughter, teacher, love, art, women, family, sisters, aging ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, taipei, china, tokyo, asia ...
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Sausage Party (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sausage Party, the first R-rated CG animated movie, is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store.
Style: adult animation, funny, humorous, ridiculous, 3d animation ...
Audience: kids
Plot: food, sex scene, adult humor, sex, supermarket, eaten alive, vulgarity, dark humor, satire, foul language, sarcasm, death ...
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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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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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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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The Kitchen (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Maksim "Max" Lavrov wants to become a great chef. But he finds out that the kitchen isn't the place for an easy career. And in restaurant "Claude Monet" this job looks even harder and much more complicated than just ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: food, coworker relationship, couple relations, restaurant, cooking, job, chef, friendship, love, rivalry, ambition, waiter ...
Time: 21st century
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Big Night (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Primo & Secondo, two immigrant brothers, pin their hopes on a banquet honoring Louis Prima to save their struggling restaurant.
Style: witty, melancholic, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: food, immigrants, cooking, chef, business, character study, self discovery, human nature, brother brother relationship, italian restaurant, wine, art ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, italy
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Babette's Feast (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The guest, a General at the Swedish court, is not related to the sister, but, as a callow young man, was in love with her, but chose his military career over happiness with her. His aunt is a member of the religious community. He is the one who, ...
Style: emotional, touching, atmospheric, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: food, religion, cooking, cooking and food, aging, elderly, sister sister relationship, charity, gourmet, catholic, life philosophy, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1870s, 1880s ...
Place: paris france, denmark, vatican, france, europe ...
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inventor Flint Lockwood creates a machine that makes clouds rain food, enabling the down-and-out citizens of Chewandswallow to feed themselves. But when the falling food reaches gargantuan proportions, Flint must scramble to avert disaster. Can he ...
Style: feel good, humorous, 3d animation, light, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: food, adventure, inventor, father son relationship, nerd, mad scientist, family, greed, small town, parents and children, save the world, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
Place: paris france, london, egypt, china, new york
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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, erotic, surreal, allegory ...
Plot: food, cannibalism, surrealism, nudity (full frontal - brief), erotica, restaurant, revenge, strong sexual content, gangsters, sex, extramarital affair, cheating wife ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
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The Big Feast (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A group of men hire some prostitutes and go to a villa in the countryside. There, they engage in group sex and resolve to eat themselves to death.
Style: erotic, satirical, disturbing, art house, surreal ...
Plot: decadence, dark humor, food, sex, lust, suicide, sexual promiscuity, society, sexuality, cooking, weekend, obsession ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, turkey
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Little Forest: Winter/Spring (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ichiko (Ai Hashimoto) lived in a big city, but goes back to her small hometown Komori, located on a mountain in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among nature and eating foods she makes from seasonal ingredients.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, captivating, epic
Plot: food, japanese girl, farming, japanese culture, nature, solitude, abandoned by mother, isolation, society, love, countryside, cooking ...
Place: japan
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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: 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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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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The Kitchen: World Chef Battle (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Victor Barinov at the personal request of the Russian President will go to Sochi at the world championship for professional chefs and to prove that he and his team are the best in the world! The hard struggle for the title of winner of Operations ...
Style: exciting, captivating, sincere, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: food, chef, competition, friendship, rivalry, family relations, couples, adventure, restaurant, job, youth, coworker relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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Soylent Green (1973)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.
Style: surprise ending, futuristic, twist ending, thought provoking, mind bending ...
Plot: distopia, conspiracy, food, overpopulation, cannibalism, post apocalypse, environmental, murder, end of the world, death, survival, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 70s, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Yukihira Souma's dream is to become a full-time chef in his father's restaurant and surpass his father's culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle schools his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to ...
Style: captivating, feel good, semi serious, light, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: food, cooking, contests and competitions, rivalry, adventure, chef, friends, twists and turns, recipe, school, father son relationship, longing ...
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Chocolat (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: small town, chocolate, prejudice, women, cooking and food, love story, love and romance, lifestyle change, culture clash, love, food, single mother ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, central america
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I Am Love (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.
Style: sexy, stylized, erotic, meditative, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, older woman younger man relationship, male nudity, food, adultery, high society, obsession, chef, family relations, bourgeoisie, love and romance, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, milan italy, europe, london, nice france ...
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Foodfight! (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dex, a superdog sleuth, is the law of the land when the world's most recognized brands take on the forces of evil and the devilish Brand X.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, adult animation ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: food, supermarket, partners, disorder, misfit, rivalry, escapades, femme fatale, fight, innuendo, disappearance, marriage proposal ...
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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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What's Cooking? (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, thanksgiving, food, dysfunctional family, culture clash, divorce, family bonds, pregnancy, family problems, family life, americana, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, ireland, usa
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Little Forest: Summer/Autumn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Abandoned by her mother, young Ichiko leaves her life in the city to live off the land in Komori, a small town nestled among the mountains in rural Japan. Despite the void left by her mother’s disappearance, Ichiko comes to enjoy her independence ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, visually appealing, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: food, japanese girl, countryside, farming, mother issues, nature, slice of life, village life, provincial life, solitude, japanese culture, botany ...
Place: japan
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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: funny, disturbing, surreal, humorous, witty ...
Plot: food, breast feeding, nudity (full frontal - brief), restaurant, waitress, cooking and food, satire, samurai, bully, homeless, dark humor, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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The Lunchbox (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India, France, Germany, USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system (Mumbai's Dabbawallahs) connects a young housewife to a stranger in the dusk of his life. They build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: food, housewife, love, romance, life, unlikely relationship, cooking, relationships, happy ending, honest, character study, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india, asia
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Fast Food Nation (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Inspired by author Eric Schlosser's New York Times best-seller of the same name, director Richard Linklater's ensemble drama examines the health issues and social consequences of America's love affair with fast food and features an ...
Style: talky, stylized, disturbing, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: fast food restaurant, junk food, food, cooking and food, butcher, public health, illegal immigration, satire, boss and employee, americana, workplace, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, california, usa, colorado, mexico
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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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Little Italy (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Former childhood pals Leo and Nikki are attracted to each other as adults—but will their feuding parents' rival pizzerias put a chill on their sizzling romance?
Style: sincere, romantic, atmospheric, touching, light ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: love, rivalry, couple relations, parents and children, romance, father son relationship, love and romance, family relations, fall in love, contests and competitions, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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