Mouthwatering Ethnic Food Movies

by bdorfman | created - 28 Oct 2010 | updated - 28 Oct 2010 | Public
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1. Today's Special (2009)

R | 99 min | Comedy

6.7
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57 Metascore

In this super-feel-good foodie comedy, young Manhattan chef Samir rediscovers his heritage and his passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food.

Director: David Kaplan | Stars: Dean Winters, Kevin Corrigan, Aarti Mann, Jess Weixler

Votes: 5,020 | Gross: $0.40M

Top Indian talent cook-up a comedic masala feast in New York!

2. Soul Kitchen (2009)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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76 Metascore

In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Pheline Roggan, Anna Bederke

Votes: 31,773 | Gross: $0.27M

Great German food flick!

3. Nankyoku ryôrinin (2009)

125 min | Comedy

7.2
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Nishimura has a passion for cooking, but never would he have imagined the task before him now: He is unexpectedly assigned to a south polar mission to serve as head chef at the Dome Fuji ... See full summary »

Director: Shûichi Okita | Stars: Masato Sakai, Kengo Kôra, Kosuke Toyohara, Kanji Furutachi

Votes: 567

Japanese research station at the South Pole...nothing to do but EAT!

4. Como agua para chocolate (1992)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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86 Metascore

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

Director: Alfonso Arau | Stars: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, Mario Iván Martínez

Votes: 14,738 | Gross: $21.67M

Mexican sweets at their best!

5. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

Unrated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Sihung Lung, Kuei-Mei Yang, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-Lien Wu

Votes: 15,227 | Gross: $7.29M

An amazing buffet of Chinese food imagery!

6. Ratatouille (2007)

G | 111 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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96 Metascore

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

Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava | Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

Votes: 526,755 | Gross: $206.45M

A rodentia take on French cuisine!