Top 55 Gourmet/Restaurant

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1.
Tampopo (1985)
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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. (114 mins.)
Director: Jûzô Itami
 
2.
Estomago: A Gastronomic Story (2007)
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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... (113 mins.)
Director: Marcos Jorge
 
3.
Delicatessen (1991)
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Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants. (99 mins.)
“ cannibalism ” - Dry Gin
 
4.
Sideways (2004)
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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. (126 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
“ Wine movie but still nice... ” - Dry Gin
 
5.
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
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Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews. (110 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
6.
Bagdad Cafe (1987)
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A lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on Earth and decides to make it brighter. (95 mins.)
Director: Percy Adlon
 
7.
Big Night (1996)
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A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business. (109 mins.)
 
8.
Dinner Rush (2000)
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Is it just another evening at the hugely popular Italian restaurant of proprietor and bookmaker Louis Cropa in New York... (99 mins.)
Director: Bob Giraldi
 
9.
Mid-August Lunch (2008)
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Gianni is a middle-aged man living in Rome with his imposing and demanding elderly mother. His only... (75 mins.)
 
10.
Ratatouille (2007)
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A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant. (111 mins.)
 
11.
The Secret of the Grain (2007)
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At the port of Sète, Mr. Slimani, a tired 60-year-old, drags himself toward a shipyard job that has... (151 mins.)
 
12.
Babette's Feast (1987)
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In a remote 19th-century Danish village, two sisters lead a rigid life centered around their father... (102 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Axel
 
13.
Today's Special (2009)
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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. (99 mins.)
Director: David Kaplan
 
14.
Life Is Sweet (1990)
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A waitress, her cook husband, & their twin daughters ponder their lives over a few weeks in a working-class suburb north of London. (103 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
15.
Soul Kitchen (2009)
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In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef. (99 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
16.
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
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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. (124 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
17.
Mostly Martha (2001)
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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. (109 mins.)
 
18.
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
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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. (130 mins.)
Director: Jon Avnet
 
19.
The Dinner (1998)
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An evening at an Italian restaurant. Hosted by tolerant and relaxed Flora, various parties of middle-class people come in -- large and small... (126 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
 
20.
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
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In a forgotten Mexico Tita and Pedro fall in love, but are forbidden to marry. Mama Elena sees Tita's role as her caretaker for life... (105 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
21.
Le Chef (2012)
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A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy. (84 mins.)
Director: Daniel Cohen
 
22.
A Matter of Taste (2000)
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Nicolas, a handsome, young waiter, is befriended by Frédéric Delamont, a wealthy middle-aged businessman... (90 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rapp
 
23.
The Trip to Italy (2014)
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Two men, six meals in six different places on a road trip around Italy. Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and ending in Capri. (108 mins.)
 
24.
Kitchen Stories (2003)
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A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him. (95 mins.)
Director: Bent Hamer
 
25.
Family Resemblances (1996)
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An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal... (110 mins.)
 
26.
The God of Cookery (1996)
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The most renowned and feared chef in the world loses his title of God of Cookery because of his pompous attitude. Humbled he sets out to reclaim his title. (95 mins.)
 
27.
Julie & Julia (2009)
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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. (123 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
 
28.
The Big Feast (1973)
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A group of men hire some prostitutes and go to a villa in the countryside. There, they engage in group sex and resolve to eat themselves to death. (130 mins.)
Director: Marco Ferreri
 
29.
Waitress (2007)
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Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness. (108 mins.)
Director: Adrienne Shelly
 
30.
Ober (2006)
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Edgar is a waiter in a mediocre restaurant, where clients and even his mistress prove abusive, while... (97 mins.)
 
31.
Drifting Clouds (1996)
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The recession hits a couple in Helsinki. (96 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
32.
Gloomy Sunday (1999)
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Follows three men who are in love with a most beautiful waitress: An intellectual restaurant owner, a mysterious musician and an erratic businessman; taking place during the WWII. (112 mins.)
Director: Rolf Schübel
 
33.
A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt (2011 Documentary)
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Paul Liebrandt is one of the most talented and controversial chefs in the food world and the youngest... (68 mins.)
Director: Sally Rowe
 
34.
Kamome Diner (2006)
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Where are we welcome? On a quiet street in Helsinki, Sachie has opened a diner featuring rice balls... (102 mins.)
Director: Naoko Ogigami
 
35.
The Wing or Thigh? (1976)
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Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against... (104 mins.)
Director: Claude Zidi
 
36.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. (81 mins.)
Director: David Gelb
 
37.
Heavy (1995)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
38.
Eden (2006)
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A successful chef falls for a married woman. (98 mins.)
Director: Michael Hofmann
 
39.
Bolivia (2001)
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A Bolivian immigrant working illegally as a cook in a small restaurant in Buenos Aires suffers abuse and discrimination from its customers. (75 mins.)
 
40.
Fish & Cat (2013)
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A number of students have traveled to the Caspian region in order to participate in a kite-flying event during the winter solstice. Next to their camp is a small hut occupied by three cooks who work at a nearby restaurant. (134 mins.)
Director: Shahram Mokri
 
41.
Dumplings (2004)
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In Hong Kong, Aunt Mei is a cook famous for her home-made rejuvenation dumplings, based on a millenarian... (91 mins.)
Director: Fruit Chan
 
42.
Nankyoku ryôrinin (2009)
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Nishimura has a passion for cooking, but never would he have imagined the task before him now: He is... (125 mins.)
Director: Shûichi Okita
 
43.
I Served the King of England (2006)
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A look at the glamorous life at an old-world Prague hotel. (113 mins.)
Director: Jirí Menzel
 
44.
Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast (2013)
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When Wan (Kimi Hsia) returns home from Taipei with both a failed modeling career, and an enormous amount of debt... (145 mins.)
Director: Yu-Hsun Chen
 
45.
Progression (2014)
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A zany trio of urbanite couples fumble through love and heartbreak on the night of the annual Lawrenceville progressive dinner in and around the hipster-est neighborhood in Pittsburgh. (85 mins.)
Director: Gab Cody, Sam Turich
 
46.
Bread and Chocolate (1974)
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Italian immigrant tries to become a member of Swiss society but fails as a waiter and even as a chicken plucker... (100 mins.)
Director: Franco Brusati
 
47.
Chicken and Duck Talk (1988)
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Old Hui runs a restaurant specializing in roast duck. His secret duck recipe is very tasty, but customers... (95 mins.)
Director: Clifton Ko
 
48.
Udon (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A dramedy about the relationship between an aspiring comic and his stubborn noodlemaker father. (134 mins.)
 
49.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant. (124 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
50.
Ramen Samurai (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Hikari (Dai Watanabe) receives news that his father passed away. Hikari decides to take over his father's ramen shop... (116 mins.)
Director: Naoki Segi
 
51.
The Restaurant (1966)
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Top-notch french restaurant owner Monsieur Septime is involved into crime when one of his famous guests disappears. (85 mins.)
Director: Jacques Besnard
 
52.
Cafe Isobe (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Sakiko is a typical teenager in many ways. She hates her divorced father, who chases after every skirt he sees... (113 mins.)
Director: Keisuke Yoshida
 
53.
Eat This New York (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two best friends from Minneapolis struggle to open a restaurant in the food capital of the world, as the city's legendary chefs and restaurateurs reflect on their lives in the business. (80 mins.)
 
54.
East Side Sushi (2014)
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Single mom Juana can slice and dice anything with great speed and precision. After working at a fruit-vending cart for years... (100 mins.)
Director: Anthony Lucero
 
55.
Finding Gaston (2014 Documentary)
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There are many great chefs around the world. Only one is considered to be a National hero. Meet chef... (80 mins.)