Food on Film by Gastronomica

by lifeasfiction | created - 03 Jan 2012 | updated - 03 Jan 2012 | Public

"Welcome to 'Food on Film,' some of our favorite cinematic foodie moments. This list was written and compiled by Rebecca L. Epstein, a PhD from the UCLA Dept. of Film, Television, and Digital Media. Her dissertation, entitled Crime and Nourishment, focused on the food and foodways of Hollywood gangster films."

Missing from IMDb: The Bitter Aftertaste (2005) Cake in the Face (2005) Chicken Soup (1970) Hush, Hoggies, Hush: Tom Johnson's Praying Pigs (1978/9) Starving Artists' Cookbook (1986-91)

Also includes a series of films by Mack Sennett under the heading "Keystone Kop Films" (1912-17) as well as two user-submitted entries at the end.

Source: [link]http://www.gastronomica.org/foodfilms.html[/link]

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1. The Age of Innocence (1993)

PG | 139 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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83 Metascore

A tale of nineteenth-century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Linda Faye Farkas

Votes: 40,288 | Gross: $32.20M

2. American Beauty (1999)

R | 122 min | Drama

8.4
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86 Metascore

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Votes: 923,146 | Gross: $130.10M

3. American Pie (1999)

R | 95 min | Comedy

7.0
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58 Metascore

Four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night.

Directors: Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz | Stars: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Alyson Hannigan

Votes: 337,409 | Gross: $102.56M

4. American Psycho (2000)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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64 Metascore

A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage

Votes: 400,464 | Gross: $15.07M

5. Distant Thunder (1973)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

8.1
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As food shortages reach catastrophic proportions, Gangacharan attempts to preserve his privileged situation, while his generous wife, Ananga, conversely tries to help and support the community.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Bobita, Sandhya Roy, Chitra Banerjee

Votes: 961

6. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

PG | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

4.6
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9 Metascore

A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes.

Director: John De Bello | Stars: David Miller, George Wilson, Sharon Taylor, J. Stephen Peace

Votes: 10,637

7. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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59 Metascore

Dr. Evil is back and has invented a new time machine that allows him to go back to the 1960s and steal Austin Powers' mojo, inadvertently leaving him "shagless".

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Mike Myers, Heather Graham, Michael York, Robert Wagner

Votes: 194,096 | Gross: $206.04M

8. Babette's Feast (1987)

G | 103 min | Drama

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: 15,249 | Gross: $4.40M

9. Big Night (1996)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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80 Metascore

A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business.

Directors: Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Marc Anthony, Larry Block

Votes: 14,296 | Gross: $11.88M

10. Blood Diner (1987)

Unrated | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

5.2
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Two cannibalistic brothers kill various young women to use their flesh in their new special dish at their rundown restaurant, while seeking blood sacrifices to awaken a dormant Egyptian goddess.

Director: Jackie Kong | Stars: Rick Burks, Carl Crew, Roger Dauer, LaNette La France

Votes: 3,191

11. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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76 Metascore

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 139,840

12. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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62 Metascore

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 292,107 | Gross: $45.88M

13. Shekvarebuli kulinaris ataserti retsepti (1996)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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The story of Pascal Ichak, a larger-than-life French traveller, bon vivant, and chef, who falls in love with Georgia and a Georgian princess in the early 1920s. All is well until the ... See full summary »

Director: Nana Dzhordzhadze | Stars: Pierre Richard, Nino Kirtadze, Micheline Presle, Jean-Yves Gautier

Votes: 524 | Gross: $0.60M

14. Jin yu man tang (1995)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Kit is a gangster looking to start a new life as a chef in Canada, so he can be closer to his girlfriend. But in his struggle to learn the fine art of cuisine, he runs across a red-headed ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Kenny Bee, Leslie Cheung, Siu Cheung, Yuk Wah Cheung

Votes: 883

15. Chocolat (2000)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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64 Metascore

A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss

Votes: 161,240 | Gross: $71.51M

16. Chulas Fronteras (1976)

58 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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"Chulas Fronteras" is a documentary about the music of the Mexican community on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border, particularly of migrant farmers. It includes material about the roots ... See full summary »

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Los Alegres De Teran, Flaco Jiménez, Lydia Mendoza

Votes: 100

17. Comfort and Joy (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

6.9
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Radio host Alan Bird witnesses how an ice cream van is attacked and destroyed by an angry competitor. This leads him into the struggle between two Italian families, the Bernardis and the ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Bill Paterson, Eleanor David, Clare Grogan, Alex Norton

Votes: 1,415 | Gross: $1.06M

18. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

GP | 126 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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91 Metascore

A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Votes: 134,109

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

NC-17 | 124 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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62 Metascore

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: 29,627 | Gross: $7.72M

20. 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: 71,649 | Gross: $1.79M

21. Diner (1982)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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86 Metascore

A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Daniel Stern

Votes: 16,244 | Gross: $14.10M

22. Dinner Rush (2000)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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79 Metascore

Is it just another evening at the hugely popular Italian restaurant of proprietor and bookmaker Louis Cropa in New York? Anything but as tonight's guests include; a local police detective ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Giraldi | Stars: Danny Aiello, Edoardo Ballerini, John Rothman, Frank Bongiorno

Votes: 4,521 | Gross: $0.11M

23. Dirty Rice (1997)

87 min

7.5
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Add a Plot

Director: Pat Mire | Stars: Benjamin Mouton, Myriam Cyr, Gerry McGee, Mark Krasnoff

Votes: 12

24. Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

6.6
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"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" is a parody of several U.S. films about being in the 'Hood', for instance "Boyz n the Hood", "South Central", "... See full summary »

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Tracey Cherelle Jones

Votes: 41,713 | Gross: $20.11M

25. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

Not Rated | 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: 15,302 | Gross: $7.29M

26. Eating Raoul (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discovers a bizarre, if not murderous, way to get funding for opening a restaurant.

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, Robert Beltran, Susan Saiger

Votes: 5,719

27. Five Easy Pieces (1970)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.5
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A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush, Fannie Flagg

Votes: 28,217

28. The Fly (1986)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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79 Metascore

A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel

Votes: 133,620 | Gross: $40.46M

29. Jídlo (1993)

17 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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BREAKFAST: After eating breakfast, a man is transformed into an elaborate dumb-waiter-style breakfast dispenser - and the same fate befalls the man who obtains breakfast from him. LUNCH: ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Ludvík Sváb, Bedrich Glaser, Jan Kraus, Pavel Marek

Votes: 2,132

30. The Food of the Gods (1976)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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A group of friends travel to a remote Canadian island to hunt, only to be attacked by giant killer animals which have populated the place.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker, Jon Cypher

Votes: 2,832

31. Frenzy (1972)

R | 116 min | Thriller

7.5
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A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey

Votes: 34,506

32. The Freshman (1990)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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A NYC film school student accepts a job with a local mobster who resembles a famous cinema godfather and who takes the young man under his wing, after demanding total loyalty.

Director: Andrew Bergman | Stars: Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Bruno Kirby, Penelope Ann Miller

Votes: 16,777 | Gross: $21.46M

33. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

7.7
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64 Metascore

A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 57,265 | Gross: $82.42M

34. The Future of Food (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.8
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65 Metascore

THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade.

Director: Deborah Koons | Stars: Charles Benbrook, Grace Booth, George W. Bush, Ignacio Chapela

Votes: 1,344 | Gross: $0.08M

35. Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers (1980)

Not Rated | 51 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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A documentary on the history of garlic. Blank interviews chefs, garlic lovers, and historians about the their love of the 'stinking rose.'

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Antzonini Del Puerto, Kathleen Bendel, Harrod Blank, Mary T. Brown

Votes: 505

36. Gas, Food Lodging (1992)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in ... See full summary »

Director: Allison Anders | Stars: Brooke Adams, Ione Skye, Fairuza Balk, James Brolin

Votes: 2,931 | Gross: $1.35M

37. Gefilte Fish (2008)

10 min | Short, Comedy

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Gali's family has a long-lasting tradition. Every woman, engaged to be married, has to prepare Gefilte Fish for the wedding party as a virtue for the success of the marriage. Gali, who is ... See full summary »

Director: Shelly Kling | Stars: Orit Gal, Ishai Golan, Esti Kosowitzki, Germaine Unikovsky

38. Get Shorty (1995)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.9
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82 Metascore

A mobster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt, and discovers that the movie business is much the same as his current job.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, John Travolta

Votes: 67,406 | Gross: $72.08M

39. Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (2000)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.6
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83 Metascore

An intimate, picaresque inquiry into French life as lived by the country's poor and its provident, as well as by the film's own director, Agnes Varda. The aesthetic, political and moral ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: François Wertheimer, Agnès Varda, Bodan Litnanski

Votes: 4,334 | Gross: $0.15M

40. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,310,467 | Gross: $134.97M

41. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.7
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89 Metascore

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 825,762 | Gross: $46.84M

42. 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: 9,870

43. Heartburn (1986)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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49 Metascore

A food writer pregnant with her second baby finds out her husband is having an affair.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 7,766 | Gross: $25.31M

44. Heavy (1995)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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75 Metascore

The life of an overweight, unhappy cook is changed after a kind, beautiful college drop-out comes to work as a waitress at his and his mother's road-side restaurant.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Pruitt Taylor Vince, Liv Tyler, Shelley Winters, Debbie Harry

Votes: 3,917 | Gross: $0.99M

45. Eating (1990)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A group of young and middle-aged women gather for the birthday party of a friend and talk about their lives and food they cook for their husbands, boyfriends, or themselves.

Director: Henry Jaglom | Stars: Frances Bergen, Lisa Blake Richards, Nelly Alard, Mary Crosby

Votes: 225 | Gross: $2.10M

46. How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1971)

Not Rated | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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In 1594 in Brazil, the Tupinambás Indians are friends of the French and their enemies are the Tupiniquins, friends of the Portuguese. A Frenchman (Arduíno Colassanti) is captured by the ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Arduíno Colassanti, Ana Maria Magalhães, Eduardo Imbassahy Filho, Manfredo Colassanti

Votes: 760

47. The Hunger (1983)

R | 97 min | Horror

6.7
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A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young

Votes: 19,442 | Gross: $5.98M

48. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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57 Metascore

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri

Votes: 372,116 | Gross: $179.87M

49. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

NC-17 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

6.6
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A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to a sexual obsession which then came to a violent end.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda, Aoi Nakajima, Yasuko Matsui

Votes: 14,965

50. Jamón, Jamón (1992)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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When a mother disapproves of her daughter's lover, she hires an underwear model and former bullfighter to seduce her daughter.

Director: Bigas Luna | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Stefania Sandrelli, Anna Galiena, Juan Diego

Votes: 10,346 | Gross: $0.94M

51. Salmer fra kjøkkenet (2003)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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75 Metascore

A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him.

Director: Bent Hamer | Stars: Tomas Norström, Joachim Calmeyer, Bjørn Floberg, Reine Brynolfsson

Votes: 7,435 | Gross: $0.35M

52. Knock on Any Door (1949)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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An attorney defends a hoodlum of murder, using the oppressiveness of the slums to appeal to the court.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, George Macready, Allene Roberts

Votes: 2,538

53. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

PG | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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77 Metascore

Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry

Votes: 109,246 | Gross: $106.26M

54. Lady and the Tramp (1955)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Peggy Lee, Bill Thompson

Votes: 98,520 | Gross: $93.60M

55. The Last Days of Chez Nous (1992)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Vicki returns to her elder sister Beth's house in Australia after an affair in Italy. Beth, with a teenage daughter, has become involved in something of a marriage of convenience with ... See full summary »

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Lisa Harrow, Bruno Ganz, Kerry Fox, Miranda Otto

Votes: 678 | Gross: $0.83M

56. The Last Supper (I) (1995)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.

Director: Stacy Title | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ron Eldard, Annabeth Gish, Jonathan Penner

Votes: 12,894 | Gross: $0.44M

57. Lemon (1969)

7 min | Short

5.3
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Lemon, ostensibly a one-shot film, representing a radical pairing down of materials and methods: It is silent, static and unedited. This arrestingly spare portrait of a seeming "Superstar ... See full summary »

Director: Hollis Frampton

Votes: 435

58. 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: 14,815 | Gross: $21.67M

59. Married to the Mob (1988)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.1
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71 Metascore

An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife, who is trying to restart her life following her husband's murder while being pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Alec Baldwin, Paul Lazar, Captain Haggerty

Votes: 13,654 | Gross: $21.49M

60. Menace II Society (1993)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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76 Metascore

A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, June Kyoto Lu, Toshi Toda

Votes: 43,613 | Gross: $27.90M

61. Merrily We Live (1938)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Alan Mowbray, Billie Burke

Votes: 1,177

62. Mildred Pierce (1945)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden

Votes: 18,379

63. Modern Times (1936)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.5
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96 Metascore

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

Votes: 168,175 | Gross: $0.16M

64. Moonstruck (1987)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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83 Metascore

Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello

Votes: 39,793 | Gross: $80.64M

65. 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: 7,198 | Gross: $4.16M

66. My Dinner with Andre (1981)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer, Roy Butler

Votes: 13,941 | Gross: $5.25M

67. My Fair Lady (1964)

G | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.9
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A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 74,389 | Gross: $72.00M

68. Animal House (1978)

R | 109 min | Comedy

7.6
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79 Metascore

At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.

Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst

Votes: 98,309 | Gross: $141.60M

69. A Night at the Opera (1935)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.0
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A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

Directors: Sam Wood, Edmund Goulding | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle

Votes: 27,013

70. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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99 Metascore

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

Director: Charles Laughton | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

Votes: 70,765

71. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror

7.9
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87 Metascore

There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these bloodthirsty, flesh-eating monsters.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman

Votes: 97,809 | Gross: $0.09M

72. 9½ Weeks (1986)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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50 Metascore

A woman gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Margaret Whitton, David Margulies

Votes: 32,507 | Gross: $6.73M

73. Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (1997)

90 min | Documentary, History

5.7
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In 1995, Chasen's closed its doors after 60 years of serving chili to movie stars and visiting dignitaries, Presidents and the Pope. During its two final weeks, Chasen regulars (actors and ... See full summary »

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Raymond Bilbool, Ronald Clint, Tommy Gallagher, Trisha Absher

Votes: 213

74. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

R | 229 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci

Votes: 251,051 | Gross: $5.32M

75. Pink Flamingos (1972)

NC-17 | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".

Director: John Waters | Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

Votes: 18,646 | Gross: $0.18M

76. The Potato Hunter (1991)

7 min | Short, Animation

7.0
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Add a Plot

Director: Timothy Hittle

Votes: 29

77. Pretty Woman (1990)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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51 Metascore

A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 239,789 | Gross: $178.41M

78. The Public Enemy (1931)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell

Votes: 14,876

79. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,498,092 | Gross: $107.93M

80. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

PG | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Jingwu Ma, Saifei He, Cuifen Cao

Votes: 23,293 | Gross: $2.60M

81. Ravenous (1999)

R | 101 min | Horror

7.0
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46 Metascore

In a remote military outpost in the 19th Century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette, Jeremy Davies

Votes: 32,579 | Gross: $2.06M

82. Reality Bites (1994)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A documentary filmmaker and her fellow Gen X graduates face life after college, looking for work and love in Houston.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn

Votes: 39,413 | Gross: $20.98M

83. Repulsion (1965)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.8
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91 Metascore

A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 40,082

84. The Road to Wellville (1994)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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A story about the ins and outs of one unusual health facility in the early twentieth century, run by the eccentric Dr. Kellogg.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Bridget Fonda, Matthew Broderick, John Cusack

Votes: 10,353 | Gross: $6.51M

85. Le sang des bêtes (1949)

22 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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An early example of ultra-realism, this movie contrasts the quiet, bucolic life in the outskirts of Paris with the harsh, gory conditions inside the nearby slaughterhouses. Describes the ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Franju | Stars: Georges Hubert, Nicole Ladmiral, Alfred Macquart, Maurice Griselle

Votes: 1,851

86. The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.4
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A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui's age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years... See full summary »

Director: Tran Anh Hung | Stars: Tran Nu Yên-Khê, Man San Lu, Thi Loc Truong, Anh Hoa Nguyen

Votes: 6,766 | Gross: $1.91M

87. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

Votes: 1,168,733 | Gross: $100.13M

88. Sideways (2004)

R | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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94 Metascore

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

Votes: 161,609 | Gross: $71.50M

89. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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85 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 1,022,253 | Gross: $130.74M

90. Sleeper (1973)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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77 Metascore

A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory

Votes: 36,030

91. Soul Food (1997)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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68 Metascore

One person can keep a family together and, when that one person is gone, a family can be torn apart.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Michael Beach

Votes: 5,903 | Gross: $43.49M

92. Soylent Green (1973)

PG | 97 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors

Votes: 49,154

93. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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75 Metascore

After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Votes: 307,790 | Gross: $52.29M

94. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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73 Metascore

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 91,880 | Gross: $11.53M

95. Tampopo (1985)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy

7.9
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A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kôji Yakusho

Votes: 11,421 | Gross: $0.22M

96. Thinner (1996)

R | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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33 Metascore

An obese attorney is cursed by a gypsy to rapidly and uncontrollably lose weight.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Robert John Burke, Joe Mantegna, Lucinda Jenney, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 22,984 | Gross: $15.17M

97. 37 Uses for a Dead Sheep (2006)

84 min | Documentary

7.3
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To preserve their culture, the Pamir Kirghiz people have migrated across Central Asia from the U.S.S.R to China to Afghanistan to Pakistan and finally to remote eastern Turkey, but now they face the most serious threat to their traditions, globalization.

Director: Ben Hopkins | Stars: Sereban Aslan, Suleyman Atanisev, Ismail Atilgan, Alpaslan Kutlu

Votes: 164

98. Tom Jones (1963)

Not Rated | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

6.7
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The romantic and chivalrous adventures of adopted bastard Tom Jones in 18th century England.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine, Rachel Kempson

Votes: 9,392 | Gross: $37.60M

99. 301, 302 (1995)

Unrated | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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Two obsessive-compulsives, a chef and an anorexic writer, are neighbors in an apartment building. The chef (301) tries to entice her neighbor to eat with fabulous meals. The writer (302) ... See full summary »

Director: Cheol-su Park | Stars: Eun-jin Pang, Sin-hye Hwang, Chu-Ryun Kim

Votes: 902

100. Tortilla Soup (2001)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

6.6
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58 Metascore

A Mexican-American master chef and father to three daughters has lost his taste for food but not for life.

Director: Maria Ripoll | Stars: Hector Elizondo, Jacqueline Obradors, Tamara Mello, Judy Herrera

Votes: 3,703 | Gross: $4.45M