1. Julie & Julia (2009)
Meryl Streep portrays Julia Child, the famed chef and cookbook author, in this sweet tribute to the art of cooking. Likewise, Stanley Tucci impresses in the role of her loving spouse. The second half of the film centers on Julie Powell (Amy Adams), a food blogger who sets out to cook every one of the 524 recipes in Child’s cookbook over the course of a year, documenting her successes and failures on the internet.
2. Ratatouille (2007)
Remy (voiced by Patton Oswalt) is a determined little rodent who sets out on a journey to become a chef in Disney’s homage to French cuisine. Relying on the help of his new acquaintance, the restaurant garbage man Alfredo Linguini, Remy learns about the former chef of the once-famous eatery Remy admires, Alfredo Linguini. It’s a good day to eat!
3. No Reservations (2007)
In the midst of her culinary competition, Kate Armstrong (Catherine Zeta-Jones) finds herself abruptly forced to care for her niece (Abigail Breslin) due to an unfortunate family disaster. To help her out in the kitchen, fellow chef Nick Palmer (Aaron Eckhart) joins as an underling, but his abilities soon threaten to overtake hers.
4. Chocolat (2000)
Single mom Juliette Binoche shines as the owner of La Chocolaterie Maya, where the ingredients are sprinkled with a magical dusting. Meanwhile, Johnny Depp portrays the handsome Roma who comes to take Binoche off her feet. As the camera glides around a plethora of mouthwatering treats, you’ll find yourself salivating. Stay alert while munching on some taffy!
5. The Hundred Foot Journey (2014)
When it comes to multicultural acceptance, this delightful comedy-drama cooks up a storm with fusion cuisine! A small French town becomes a safe haven for an Indian family fleeing violence. In an attempt to start fresh, they buy a restaurant, but they soon find themselves in a competition with the bistro right down the street. The rival chefs (Charlotte Le Bon and Manish Dayal) soon find themselves falling in love!
6. Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
The story of Tita, a young woman whose food can change the mood of those who eat it, is told in this lovely Mexican romance. Adding some rose petals to the mix piques the interest of the lovers! In spite of class differences, Tita’s forbidden her great love, but the magical recipes keep the two of them close.
7. Big Night (1996)
A rivalry between brothers Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub keeps their restaurant in business, and the two actors make the most of the opportunity they are given. When a well-known singer is scheduled to appear, the two do everything they can to ensure that the event goes off without a hitch. Dramatic, hilarious, and often touching celebration of Italian cuisine is at stake.
8. Soul Food (1997)
This well-liked film is set at the dinner table of a Black family struggling with the illness of the matriarch. Macaroni and cheese, fried chicken, potato salad, and delectable biscuits are all on the menu. A trio of sisters who know that cooking from the heart is the only way to get the best results appear in this film!
9. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
The factory scenes in this Gene Wilder classic, such as the sequence showing how Everlasting Gobstoppers are manufactured or how a person may be transformed into a blueberry, are the best sections of the film. You’ll be craving sweets in no time with these chocolate rivers, golden eggs, and edible tea cups!
10. Burnt (2015)
In this romantic drama about getting high ratings for excellent cuisine, Bradley Cooper gets domineering with love interest Sienna Miller. After a stint in treatment, Cooper has returned to his job as a chef. As a high-risk, high-reward art form, cooking has the capacity to provide redemption, with a little romance thrown in. Plated wonders that will have foodies drooling are to be expected at this event.