Cooking movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant cooking movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out feel good, realistic, light, culinary, touching and humorous films and TV shows about / with cooking, food, chef, cooking and food, restaurant, love, friendship, kitchen, mentor and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Japan, France and other countries.
cooking movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cooking: The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), Chef (2014), Burnt (2015), Julie & Julia (2009), No Reservations (2007), Mostly Martha (2001), Le Chef (2012), Ratatouille (2007), Love's Kitchen (2011), Little Forest (2018).

List of cooking 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, 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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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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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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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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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: romantic, feel good, sentimental, sweet, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: cooking, chef, love story, restaurant, cooking and food, opposites attract, love, fall in love, initially antagonists, guardian, romance, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, new jersey, san francisco, italy, 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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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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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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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
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Little Forest (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young woman leaves the city to return to her hometown in the countryside. Seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, she becomes self-sufficient in a bid to reconnect with nature.
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological, disturbing, sad
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: countryside, farming, cooking, female protagonist, childhood friend, young woman, mother daughter relationship, friendship, love, pet dog, food, winter ...
Time: contemporary
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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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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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Toast (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An adaptation of celebrity chef Nigel Slater's bestselling memoir, 'Toast' is the ultimate nostalgic trip through everything edible in 1960's Britain. Nigel's mother was always a poor cook, but her chronic asthma and ...
Style: tragicomedy, sentimental, semi serious, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: cooking, cooking and food, chef, food, youth, coming of age, lgbt, teenage life, parents and children, self discovery, lifestyle, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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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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Kakuriyo -Bed & Breakfast for Spirits- (2018)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: After losing her grandfather, Aoi—a girl who can see spirits known as ayakashi—is suddenly approached by an ogre. Demanding she pay her grandfather’s debt, he makes a huge request: her hand in marriage! Refusing this absurd offer, Aoi decides ...
Style: feel good, sincere, light, captivating, humorous
Plot: friendship, cooking, rivalry, supernatural, parallel world, japanese mythology, drastic change of life, romance, couples, hotel, demon, supernatural ability ...
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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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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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A Dash of Love (2017)
Genre: Action, 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, feel good, captivating, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cooking, chef, happy ending, restaurant, love, promise, rivalry, love and romance, male female relationship, society, intrigue, workplace romance ...
Time: contemporary
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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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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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Ramen Shop (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore, Japan, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Masato is a young ramen chef in the city of Takasaki in Japan. After the sudden death of his emotionally distant father, he chances upon a suitcase of memorabilia and a red notebook – filled with musings and old photos – left behind by his ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, contemplative
Plot: cooking, journey, food, family relations, chef, memories, memory, self discovery, parents and children, cooking and food, past, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: singapore, japan
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Love and Lemons (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Agnes has most things in life: a family who are always there for her, a good job in the restaurant industry, a boyfriend who loves her, and a best friend whom she knows inside out. Or does she? All of a sudden things begin to crumble, one by one, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cooking, fall in love, love and romance, romance, workplace, best friends, workplace situations, hopes, food, food critic, funeral, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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The Secret of the Grain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 151 min.
Story: At the port of Sète, Mr. Slimani, a tired 60-year-old, drags himself toward a shipyard job that has become more and more difficult to cope with as the years go by. He is a divorced father who forces himself to stay close to his family despite the ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, talky ...
Plot: cooking, working class, business venture, food, family problems, hopes, follow your dream, family life, ex husband ex wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, social differences, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
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Sweetness & Lightning (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kouhei Inuzuka is a teacher who has been caring for his little daughter on his own since his wife's death. He's no good at cooking, so he and his daughter Tsumugi have been eating packaged meals from the convenience store. A series of ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, seinen
Plot: cooking, single parent, single father, daughter, everyday life, family relations, father daughter relationship, cookery, training, slice of life, friendship, parenting ...
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Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee (2003)
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
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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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Last Holiday (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: terminal illness, holiday, love and romance, romance, vacation, human nature, hotel, female protagonist, african american, chef, food, cooking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new orleans, new jersey, central europe, czech republic ...
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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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Diet of Sex (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Ágata suffers from a psychological disorder which prevents her from experiencing pleasure in all aspects of her life. Marc, through the use food, endeavours to help her overcome her problem.
Style: erotic, sexy, captivating, romantic
Plot: sex, sex scene, unsimulated sex, eroticism, erotica, sexual pleasure, sexual dysfunction, coitus, masturbation, erection, male masturbation, beach ...
Place: spain, galicia
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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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