Films in Focus: Movies about Food

Movies about Food: All of these movies are about food, chefs, or restaurants. So don’t watch them on an empty stomach!

Babette’s Feast (1987)

During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor’s daughters. (DVD BABETTES)

 

Burnt (2015)

Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) 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. (DVD BURNT)

 

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst. (DVD CLOUDY)

 

Eat Pray Love (2010)

A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to “find herself”. (DVD EAT PRAY LOVE)

 

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory’s Michelin-starred eatery. (DVD HUNDRED-FOOT)

 

Julie & Julia (2009)

Julia Child’s story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book. (DVD JULIE AND JULIA)

 

Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking. (DVD LIKE)

 

No Reservations (2007)

The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece. (DVD NO RESERVATIONS)

 

 

Ratatouille (2007)

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant. (DVD RATATOUILLE)

 

The Trip to Italy (2014)

Two men, six meals in six different places on a road trip around Italy. Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and ending in Capri. (DVD TRIP)

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