Cooking

Best cooking movies of all-time. These are movies with significant cooking, baking, and eating scenes or main characters that are chefs.
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1.
A Christmas Story (1983)
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In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. (94 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
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Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything. (100 mins.)
Director: Mel Stuart
 
4.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
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A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity. (95 mins.)
Director: Joel Zwick
 
5.
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
 
6.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst. (90 mins.)
 
7.
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
 
8.
The Godfather (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
 
9.
Multiplicity (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A man who never has enough time for the things he wants to do is offered the opportunity to have himself duplicated. (117 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
 
10.
Better Off Dead... (1985)
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A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier. (97 mins.)
 
11.
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
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A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building. (115 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
12.
Bridesmaids (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. (125 mins.)
Director: Paul Feig
 
13.
Chocolat (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community. (121 mins.)
 
14.
Julie & Julia (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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. (118 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
 
15.
Last Holiday (2006)
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Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman (Queen Latifah) decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh European hotel. (112 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
 
16.
Soul Food (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
One person can keep a family together and, when that one person is gone, a family can be torn apart. (115 mins.)
 
17.
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
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An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death. (113 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
18.
Under Siege (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A former S.E.A.L., now cook, is the only person who can stop a gang of terrorists when they seize control of a U.S. Navy battleship. (103 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
 
19.
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
 
20.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker. (115 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
21.
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
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Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the bait as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back. (105 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
 
22.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
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A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine. (109 mins.)
Director: David Frankel
 
23.
Home Fries (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Pregnant Sally unknowingly falls for the stepson of the deceased father of her baby and has to deal with his homicidal family. (91 mins.)
Director: Dean Parisot
 
24.
Mystic Pizza (1988)
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Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in the Connecticut town of Mystic. (104 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
 
25.
Soylent Green (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO. (97 mins.)
 
26.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
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The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, AKA Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical. (116 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
27.
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life. (113 mins.)
Director: Audrey Wells
 
28.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids. (95 mins.)
 
29.
Delicatessen (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants. (99 mins.)
 
30.
Diner (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore. (110 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
31.
The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
One year after meeting, Tom proposes to his girlfriend, Violet, but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together. (124 mins.)
 
32.
Good Burger (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Two dim-witted teenagers are forced to save the fast food restaurant they work at from going out of business, despite a new-and-improved burger joint opening across the street that want to be the "Top Dog" in the fast food industry. (103 mins.)
Director: Brian Robbins
 
33.
Hitch (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
While helping his latest client woo the fine lady of his dreams, a professional "date doctor" finds that his game doesn't quite work on the gossip columnist with whom he's smitten. (118 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
 
34.
The Last Supper (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs. (92 mins.)
Director: Stacy Title
 
35.
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
 
36.
Mermaids (1990)
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An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds. (110 mins.)
 
37.
Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape. (88 mins.)
Director: Samo Hung
 
38.
No Reservations (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece. (104 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
 
39.
Perfect Sense (2011)
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A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions. (92 mins.)
Director: David Mackenzie
 
40.
Soul Kitchen (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
 
41.
Spanglish (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A woman and her daughter emigrate from Mexico for a better life in America, where they start working for a family where the patriarch is a newly celebrated chef with an insecure wife. (131 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
42.
Still Waiting... (2009 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
On the last night of the fiscal quarter, Dennis, Shenanigan's manager, will be promoted to district manager if they have a $9000 day... (88 mins.)
Director: Jeff Balis
 
43.
Tortilla Soup (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A Mexican-American master chef and father to three daughters has lost his taste for food but not for life. (102 mins.)
Director: Maria Ripoll
 
44.
Waiting... (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics. (94 mins.)
Director: Rob McKittrick
 
45.
Waitress (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
 
46.
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A married soldier returning from WW2 poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor. (102 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
47.
Big Night (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business. (109 mins.)
 
48.
Burning Man (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An English chef with a chic restaurant on Bondi Beach trying to put his life and his relationship with his son back on track while surrounded by women. (110 mins.)
 
49.
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas. (102 mins.)
Director: Peter Godfrey
 
50.
Dinner Rush (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
 
51.
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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
 
52.
Eat Pray Love (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself". (133 mins.)
Director: Ryan Murphy
 
53.
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a café beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom. (118 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
54.
The Freshman (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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. (102 mins.)
Director: Andrew Bergman
 
55.
Haute Cuisine (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand. (95 mins.)
 
56.
How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
During the first day of his new school year, a fifth grade boy squares off against a bully and winds up accepting a dare that could change the balance of power within the class. (98 mins.)
Director: Bob Dolman
 
57.
It's Complicated (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
When attending their son's college graduation, a couple reignite the spark in their relationship. But the complicated fact is they're divorced and he's remarried. (120 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meyers
 
58.
Labor Day (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited. (111 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
 
59.
Life as We Know It (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident. (114 mins.)
Director: Greg Berlanti
 
60.
Love's Kitchen (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Rob Haley (Dougray Scott), an up-and-coming chef and restaurateur in London, is grief-stricken when he loses his wife... (93 mins.)
Director: James Hacking
 
61.
Mostly Martha (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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.)
 
62.
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews. (110 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
63.
Pieces of April (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner. (80 mins.)
Director: Peter Hedges
 
64.
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him. (97 mins.)
 
65.
The Ramen Girl (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a râmen chef under a tyrannical Japanese master. (102 mins.)
 
66.
The Road to Wellville (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A story about the ins and outs of one unusual health facility in the early 20th century, run by the eccentric Dr. Kellogg. (118 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
67.
Simply Irresistible (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A magical crab works wonders for a terrible chef's culinary skills, leading her towards the man of her dreams. (96 mins.)
Director: Mark Tarlov
 
68.
The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The owner of a Miami restaurant indebted to the mob institutes a contest to see what waiter can earn the most money in one night. (90 mins.)
Director: Kevin Heffernan
 
69.
Sleeper (1973)
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A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government. (89 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
70.
Tampopo (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
 
71.
The Trip (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon. (112 mins.)
 
72.
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed... (112 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
73.
Woman on Top (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Brazilian chef Isabella Oliveira moves to San Francisco when her husband, frustrated by her motion sickness, cheats on her. (92 mins.)
Director: Fina Torres
 
74.
Chef (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. (114 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
 
75.
Take This Waltz (2011)
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A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street. (116 mins.)
Director: Sarah Polley