Food is mostly absent from most films, which is a bummer. Movies on food are not only enjoyable to watch – perhaps with a bowl of freshly made popcorn – for their stunning culinary aesthetics and usually entertaining narratives, but they can also be a terrific motivator for trying out new recipes in the kitchen. Or perhaps to begin cooking in the first place.
If you’re looking for some food movies, we’ve compiled a list of 7 films (of varied descent) that you may binge-watch.
- Eat, pray, love
- Always be my love
- Julie & Julia
- Maacher jool
- Eat drink woman man
- The lunchbox
Eat pray love
Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) felt she had it all: a house, a husband, and a great career. She is just divorced and at a crossroads in her life, and she is unsure of what is essential to her. Liz, daring to venture outside her comfort zone, begins on a journey of self-discovery that leads her to Italy, India, and Bali.
Always Be My Maybe
Always Be My Maybe is a romantic comedy starring a fierce celebrity chef as the female lead. It has a lot of scenes with great cuisine that will make you want to eat Korean food like what they’re eating in the movie. Aside from being a fantastic film pick for a gourmet, it is also a bomb since it is a Hollywood picture with two Asian stars, and there are some particularly amusing parts
Julie & Julia (2009)
Julia Child and Julie Powell, find their lives entwined. Though separated by time and geography, both ladies are at a crossroads… until they learn that anything is possible with the perfect blend of passion, boldness, and butter.
Often regarded as one of the best cookery films ever made, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. It is based on the real-life chef Julia Child and the real-life author Julie Powell, and follows two timelines: one centered on Julia Child’s early years in the culinary industry, and the other on Julie Powell’s goal to prepare all of Julia Child’s dis
hes in a year. In a successful blog, she chronicles her difficulties, successes, and journey.
Paris-based chef Dev D (Ritwick) returns to Kolkata after 13 years to tend to his sick mother (Mamata). And from her hospital bed, his mother throws a challenge at him — to treat her to a maacher jhol he had cooked as a teen.
Jon Favreau’s Chef is the gold standard for entertaining films on the love of cooking. The story follows a famous chef who is fed up with the restaurant industry and the restrictions he faces in the kitchen as he embarks on a road trip with his son in a food truck while peddling Cuban sandwiches and other local fare. The film’s relaxed tone and aesthetic really make the food the star. Favreau’s passion for cooking, and for Cuban food in particular, is abundantly obvious throughout the movie. It’s worth checking out even if you just want to spend a short while mingling with some entertaining chefs.
Eat Drink Man Woman
A father and his three daughters gather once a week to have a delicious supper together in Ang Lee’s Eat Drink Man Woman. The film is expertly made and demonstrates how each family member departs from cultural norms while upholding their own family traditions by expressing their individual stories. Taiwan’s unique foods and cooking methods are highlighted in the well planned and executed cooking sequences. The movie demonstrates how food may be what keeps a family together, just like other movies on this list.
The Lunchbox is an absolute must-see for anyone who loved The Hundred-Foot Journey or loves Indian food. It depicts the tale of an unappreciated housewife whose notes to her husband, which she packs in lunchboxes and delivers to him, are unintentionally sent to an Irrfan Khan-cast widower. The two start a long-distance letter correspondence during which they fall in love while exchanging life tales. The delightfully romantic movie depicts a lovely love story centered around some pretty mouthwatering-looking meals.