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, humorous, touching and sweet films and TV shows about / with cooking, food, chef, restaurant, cooking and food, kitchen, friendship, love, mentor and cook plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
cooking movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cooking: Ratatouille (2007), No Reservations (2007), Burnt (2015), Julie & Julia (2009), Mostly Martha (2001), Love's Kitchen (2011), The Kitchen (2012), Little Forest (2018), Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma (2015), Le Chef (2012).

List of cooking 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, inspirational, sweet, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, chef, food, cooking, cooking and food, rat, talking animals, unlikely friendships, mouse, odd couple, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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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, sentimental, sweet, feel good, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: chef, cooking and food, cooking, restaurant, love, initially antagonists, opposites attract, workplace situations, love story, fall in love, aunt niece relationship, guardian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, italy, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
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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: chef, cooking, restaurant, kitchen, redemption, career, cook, abused woman, manipulative behavior, food, drug addict, mentor ...
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, sentimental, witty, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: cooking and food, chef, cooking, food, self fulfillment, couple relations, cookbook, supportive spouse, cook, writer's life, life changing experience, lifestyle ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: paris france, france, new york, usa, europe ...
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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, chef, cooking, cooking and food, family relations, love, romance, workplace situations, family problems, fall in love, love and romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, italy, 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: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: restaurant, cooking, chef, cooking and food, tv show in film, lifestyle, love affair, starting over, fall in love, helicopter, english countryside, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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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, light, entertaining, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: food, restaurant, kitchen, cooking, colleague colleague relationship, couple relations, chef, coworker relationship, cook, job, love, friendship ...
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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: disturbing, captivating, psychological, sincere
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: countryside, farming, cooking, friendship, female protagonist, young woman, mother daughter relationship, food, childhood friend, pet dog, winter, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
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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: captivating, feel good, light, sincere, humorous
Plot: parallel world, supernatural, cooking, romance, demon, friendship, rivalry, japanese mythology, couples, hotel, debt, chef ...
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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, twists and turns, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cooking, rivalry, contests and competitions, school life, food, chef, adventure, friends, school, twists & turns, father son relationship, competition ...
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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, funny, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chef, cooking, wine, restaurant, partners, follow your dream, ambition, nothing goes right, dishonesty, lifestyle, blind ambition, cooking and food ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, california
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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: semi serious, humorous, touching, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: cooking, american abroad, culture clash, restaurant, romance, fish out of water, language barrier, interracial romance, breakup, mentor, broken heart, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, new jersey
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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: feel good, humorous, captivating, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cooking, workplace romance, love, restaurant, chef, valentine's day, intrigue, love and romance, male female relationship, rivalry, society, promise ...
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: humorous, realistic, not serious
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: cooking, baseball, ambition, family relations, youth, contests and competitions, family, buddies, rivalry, teenage life, parents and children, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: cooking, restaurant, fall in love, workplace, romance, best friends, love and romance, workplace situations, hopes, strong female presence, cooking and food, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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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, funny, sweet, light, culinary
Plot: cooking, food, rivalry, chef, male female relationship, friendship, couples, intrigue, happy ending, society, adaptation, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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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: touching, road movie, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: cooking and food, road trip, chef, father son relationship, cooking, happy ending, kitchen, food, restaurant owner, parent child relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, staff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, los angeles, california, usa ...
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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, sincere, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, cooking and food, chef, cooking, teenage life, maid, family problems, parents and children, self discovery, lifestyle, youth, countryside ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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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, wedding, cooking, magic realism, forbidden love, family tradition, chocolate, infidelity, jealousy, mexican revolution, marriage, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 30s, 19th century ...
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa, san antonio texas
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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, life philosophy, cook, storytelling, relationships, book, family bonds, terminal illness, destiny, idealism ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 60s, year 1977 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, boston
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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, interracial relations, cooking, rivalry, immigrants, family relations, village, prejudice, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: france, india, paris france, london, south of france ...
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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: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cooking, aging, elderly, cooking and food, eccentric family, siblings relations, birthday, lifestyle, maid, lottery, family relations, refugee ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1830s, 18th century
Place: denmark, france, europe, paris france, stockholm sweden
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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: feel good, inspirational, light, realistic, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: cooking, family, jewish mother, food, 12 year old, family dinner, cookery, teenage protagonist, family conflict, family argument, family problems, marital argument ...
Place: new york
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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, touching, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: cooking, working class, business venture, immigrants, follow your dream, hopes, family life, family problems, family relations, ex husband ex wife relationship, social differences, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
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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: cooking, samurai, time travel, co worker co worker relationship, kitchen, fish out of water, confusion, pastry, cafe, katana, boy, baking ...
Place: tokyo
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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, culinary
Plot: meaning of life, cooking, chef, restaurant, food, employer employee relationship, life philosophy, tradition, old woman, existentialism, disability, small business ...
Place: japan
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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, realistic, semi serious, contemplative ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cooking, family relations, daughter, family, family life, fall in love, parents and children, human nature, romance, love and romance, lifestyle, generation gap ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong, taiwan, taipei, china ...
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The Cook (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Over a long holiday weekend, unable to escape the confines of their sorority house, a handful of unsuspecting girls are left behind to enjoy the quiet sanctuary. The normal house staff has taken off for the weekend, leaving the girls to fend for ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, slasher, realistic ...
Plot: college, serial killer, woman in danger, voyeurism, college life, cooking, cook, psychopath, sorority, crimes, deadly, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
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Midnight Diner 2 (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When people finish their day and hurry home, his day starts. His diner is open from midnight to seven in the morning. Pork, miso soup combo, beer, sake and shochu is all that he has on his menu. Nevertheless, he makes whatever his customers request ...
Style: psychological, melancholic, anthology, sincere
Plot: cooking, chef, small business, restaurant, japanese food, diner, storytelling, multiple storylines, homelessness, japanese police, haunted by the past, unrequited love ...
Place: tokyo
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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, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, research, surveillance, cooking, regret, friends, dishonesty, human nature, satire, scientist, husband wife relationship, human animal relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1940s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, finland, sweden ...
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