Foodies - movies about foodby 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
A group of men go to a villa in the French countryside where they resolve to eat themselves to death.
A French cult classic... Not for the easy offended but definitly worth watching
2. Estômago (2007)
113 min | Drama
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 »
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
In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef.
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
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.
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"...
NC-17 | 124 min | Crime, Drama
The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant.
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
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 »
A French comedy about a food critic. Wonderfull classic movie with Louis de Funès
7. El pollo, el pez y el cangrejo real (2008)
A documentary that chronicles Spanish master chef Jesus Almagro's preparation for the Bocuse d'Or, an international cooking contest.
A documentary about the most prestigious food contest in the world...
8. Tapas (2005)
94 min | Comedy, Drama
The small, everyday stories of a group of neighbours who live in a suburb of Barcelona, and the little secrets that they hide.
Follow the lives of some Spanish residents and their often funny struggles in life.
9. Delicatessen (1991)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime
Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants.
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
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 »
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
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.
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
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.
Votes: 15,145 | Gross: $4.40M