Foodies - movies about food

by renottekristof | created - 09 Apr 2011 | updated - 09 Apr 2011 | Public

Start to grow an appetite for these exquisite movies... Not your average list of food related movies... (no "chocolat", "ratatouille" or "Woman on top") ;)

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1. La grande bouffe (1973)

NC-17 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A group of men go to a villa in the French countryside where they resolve to eat themselves to death.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi

Votes: 9,797

A French cult classic... Not for the easy offended but definitly worth watching

2. Estômago (2007)

113 min | Drama

7.8
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In the great restaurant of life, there are those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato finds an alternative way, a life of his own: he cooks in order to survive and find a place ... See full summary »

Director: Marcos Jorge | Stars: João Miguel, Fabiula Nascimento, Babu Santana, Carlo Briani

Votes: 4,234

A modern fairytale about a cook that is using his talent in order to gain power, love and some fine pastries...

3. 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: 31,760 | Gross: $0.27M

A funny film about soulfood and the music that comes along with it...

4. Mostly Martha (2001)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

7.3
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72 Metascore

When a headstrong chef takes charge of her equally stubborn 8-year-old niece, the tensions between them mount... until an Italian sous-chef arrives to lighten the mood.

Director: Sandra Nettelbeck | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Maxime Foerste, Sergio Castellitto, August Zirner

Votes: 7,179 | Gross: $4.16M

A very nice movie about a german cook and her new sous-chef, an Italian flamboyant chef. The original version of "No Reservations"...

5. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

NC-17 | 124 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard

Votes: 29,407 | Gross: $7.72M

If you know Peter Greenaway, you know what to expect from this decadent movie about sex, food and obsessions

6. L'aile ou la cuisse (1976)

104 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and the publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against fast-food entrepreneur Tri-Catel to save the French art of cooking. After ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Zidi | Stars: Louis de Funès, Coluche, Ann Zacharias, Julien Guiomar

Votes: 7,880

A French comedy about a food critic. Wonderfull classic movie with Louis de Funès

7. El pollo, el pez y el cangrejo real (2008)

Documentary

6.8
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A documentary that chronicles Spanish master chef Jesus Almagro's preparation for the Bocuse d'Or, an international cooking contest.

Director: José Luis López-Linares | Stars: Jesús Almagro, Juan María Arzak, Alberto Chicote, Felix Guerrero

Votes: 103

A documentary about the most prestigious food contest in the world...

8. Tapas (2005)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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The small, everyday stories of a group of neighbours who live in a suburb of Barcelona, and the little secrets that they hide.

Directors: José Corbacho, Juan Cruz | Stars: Ángel de Andrés López, María Galiana, Elvira Mínguez, Rubén Ochandiano

Votes: 2,333

Follow the lives of some Spanish residents and their often funny struggles in life.

9. Delicatessen (1991)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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66 Metascore

Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants.

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Votes: 71,301 | Gross: $1.79M

From the creators of "Amélie Poulain" comes this great dark Fairytale about a butcher

10. De grønne slagtere (2003)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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54 Metascore

Svend and Bjarne work for a butcher in a small Danish town. Fed up with their boss' arrogance, they decide to start their own butcher shop. After dismal beginnings, an unfortunate accident ... See full summary »

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen | Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mads Mikkelsen, Line Kruse, Ole Thestrup

Votes: 16,413 | Gross: $0.00M

You will laugh till it hurts... Anders Thomas Jensen has done it again, a black comedy about two brothers and their butcher store.

11. 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: 15,220 | Gross: $7.29M

Ang Lee’s sumptuous Taiwanese film details the life and work of a talented but intensely difficult chef, a widower named Mr. Chu who has lost the use of his taste buds.

12. Babette's Feast (1987)

G | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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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.

Director: Gabriel Axel | Stars: Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle

Votes: 15,145 | Gross: $4.40M