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 realistic, feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious and light films and TV shows about / with cooking, food, cooking and food, chef, kitchen, love, mentor, restaurant, friendship and family relations plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, Japan, France and other countries.
cooking movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cooking: No Reservations (2007), Ratatouille (2007), Julie & Julia (2009), Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (2015), Burnt (2015), Love's Kitchen (2011), Mostly Martha (2001), A Dash of Love (2017), Le Chef (2012), Like Water for Chocolate (1992).

List of cooking movies

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, sentimental, feel good, sweet, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: chef, cooking, cooking and food, restaurant, initially antagonists, love, opposites attract, workplace situations, love and romance, workaholic, parents and children, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, italy, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
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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, inspirational, entertaining, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, chef, follow your dream, food, cooking, rat, mouse, cooking and food, rise to the top, young man, talking animals, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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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: feel good, sweet, inspirational, light, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, self fulfillment, chef, cookbook, supportive spouse, life changing experience, couple relations, writer's life, blogger, obsession, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: paris france, france, new york, europe, usa ...
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Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, twists and turns, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cooking, food, rivalry, contests and competitions, chef, school life, adventure, twists & turns, friends, father son relationship, adaptation, school ...
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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, emotional ...
Plot: cooking, chef, restaurant, redemption, kitchen, career, manipulative behavior, abused woman, drug addict, mentor, love, cook ...
Place: new orleans, london, paris 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, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cooking, chef, restaurant, cooking and food, kitchen, tv show in film, lifestyle, starting over, fall in love, love affair, helicopter, english countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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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: feel good, touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: restaurant, cooking, chef, cooking and food, family relations, love, romance, single parent, opposites attract, workplace situations, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, italy, france
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A Dash of Love (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: funny, entertaining, captivating, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cooking, workplace romance, love, restaurant, chef, valentine's day, intrigue, kitchen, rivalry, promise, love and romance, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
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Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eddie Ogden is his pa's pride and joy as well as the Groundhogs team's only asset as baseball talent. Then Eddie discovers a taste and talent for cuisine. Although his brothers Andy and Alex, and Pa as well as classmates enjoy his dishes, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: cooking, baseball, ambition, parents and children, teenage life, family, family relations, buddies, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, light, funny, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chef, cooking, partners, workplace, lifestyle, restaurant, nothing goes right, blind ambition, follow your dream, snobbism, disorder, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, california
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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: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, surreal, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, wedding, forbidden love, family tradition, chocolate, infidelity, magic realism, marriage, mexican revolution, jealousy, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 30s, 19th century ...
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa
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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: psychological, disturbing, sincere, captivating
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: countryside, farming, cooking, young woman, female protagonist, friendship, childhood friend, mother daughter relationship, pet dog, food, winter, romance ...
Time: contemporary
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The Kitchen (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
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, light, entertaining, captivating, humorous
Plot: restaurant, colleague colleague relationship, coworker relationship, chef, friendship, food, couple relations, kitchen, cooking, love, job, youth ...
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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: humorous, semi serious, touching, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: cooking, culture clash, restaurant, romance, fish out of water, american abroad, language barrier, breakup, mentor, japanese culture, broken heart, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, new jersey
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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, inspirational, touching, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: cooking, jewish mother, family, family dinner, teenage protagonist, cookery, cooking and food, family relations, culinary, 12 year old, brawl, mentor ...
Place: new york
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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: girls' night, date night
Plot: restaurant, cooking, fall in love, workplace situations, best friends, workplace, romance, love and romance, hopes, strong female presence, cooking and food, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
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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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: cooking, working class, business venture, immigrants, follow your dream, hopes, family problems, family life, family relations, social differences, ex husband ex wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
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The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates
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, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, restaurant, culture clash, chef, rivalry, cooking, immigrants, family relations, interracial relations, village, prejudice, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: france, india, paris france, london, mumbai india ...
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Mr. Church (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: cooking, friendship, family, storytelling, life philosophy, relationships, book, family bonds, terminal illness, destiny, cook, idealism ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1980, year 1986, 1960s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, boston
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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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: samurai, cooking, society, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, unfulfilled love, couples, husband wife relationship, edo period, world, cooking and food, unfulfillment ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, feudal japan
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Giada at Home (2008)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: feel good, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, cooking, food, cookery, culinary, cooking and food, event planner, recipe, cooking show, chef, talk show, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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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: sentimental, tragicomedy, touching, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: chef, cooking and food, cooking, teenage life, lifestyle, parents and children, self discovery, youth, maid, family problems, homosexual, stepmother stepson relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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Just Add Romance (2019)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
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, sweet, funny, light
Plot: cooking, food, chef, male female relationship, rivalry, couples, romance, love and romance, escapades, promise, friendship, love ...
Time: contemporary
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Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
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, contemplative, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cooking, family relations, daughter, family, human nature, family life, generation gap, fall in love, love and romance, parents and children, romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong, taiwan, china, tokyo
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Emeril (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Emeril is a shot-lived American sitcom that aired on NBC in 2001. The series stars chef Emeril Lagasse playing himself as the star of a TV cooking show.
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Plot: chef, cooking, nothing goes right, fictional reality show, cooking and food, celebrity culture, reality, reality tv, backstage, television flop, short lived, cooking show
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Kitchen Stories (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Swedish efficiency researchers come to Norway for a study of Norwegian men, to optimize their use of their kitchen. Folke Nilsson (Tomas Norström) is assigned to study the habits of Isak Bjørvik (Joachim Calmeyer). By the rules of the research ...
Style: humorous, witty, twists and turns, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, research, surveillance, cooking, regret, human nature, friends, dishonesty, satire, husband wife relationship, scientist, human animal relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 50s, 40s
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, finland, eastern europe ...
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Compulsion (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A strange and destructive relationship develops between a chef and her neighbor, a former child actress.
Style: psychological, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, tense ...
Plot: missing person, obsession, cooking, investigation, femme fatale, woman in danger, destructive relationship, crimes, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, eating disorder, anorexia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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1st Bite (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set on a tropical island in Thailand, the strange plight of a beleaguered chef who, while romancing a mysterious woman, discovers the diabolical Zen of cooking. Following a near death escape, he returns to Montreal and falls hard for the woman of ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sexy, captivating, humorous
Plot: mermaid, island, chef, cooking, opposites attract, love affair, mysterious character, femme fatale, couples, supernatural ability, social differences, breakup ...
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, montreal, canada, asia
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A Boy and His Samurai (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A samurai from the Edo Period time travels to present day Japan where he meets a divorcee and her son. Soon, he discovers a passion for making pastries.
Style: captivating, sincere, feel good, sweet, light ...
Plot: samurai, baking, cooking, time travel, fish out of water, kitchen, cafe, co worker co worker relationship, boy, confusion, katana, pastry ...
Place: tokyo
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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: dark humor, humorous, satirical, art house, sexual ...
Plot: sex, sexual promiscuity, suicide, weekend, social decay, society, lifestyle, sexual relations, friends, strong sexual content, midlife crisis, gluttony ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france, turkey
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