Movies about food & drinks

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1. Midnight Diner (2014)

119 min | Comedy, Drama

A cook opens a restaurant that only serves from midnight till dawn. One day, he discovers an obituary urn. Follow the stories of his regulars tangled astound this urn.

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Saki Takaoka, Tokio Emoto, Mikako Tabe

Votes: 1,369

2. Udon (2006)

134 min | Comedy, Drama

A dramedy about the relationship between an aspiring comic and his stubborn noodlemaker father.

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Yûsuke Santamaria, Manami Konishi, Tortoise Matsumoto, Kyôka Suzuki

Votes: 405

3. The Chef of South Polar (2009)

125 min | Comedy

Nishimura has a passion for cooking, but never would he have imagined the task before him now: He is unexpectedly assigned to a south polar mission to serve as head chef at the Dome Fuji ... See full summary »

Director: Shûichi Okita | Stars: Masato Sakai, Katsuhisa Namase, Kosuke Toyohara, Kanji Furutachi

Votes: 687

4. Mostly Martha (2001)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

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: 7,525 | Gross: $4.16M

5. Fast Food Nation (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Bruce Willis, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Wilmer Valderrama

Votes: 22,591 | Gross: $1.00M

6. Shiawase no pan (2012)

114 min | Comedy, Drama

A couple decide to relocate from Tokyo to the northern island of Hokkaido where they settle and establish a bakery and café called Mani. One cooks. The other bakes. Everyone walks out happy... See full summary »

Director: Yukiko Mishima | Stars: Tomoyo Harada, Yô Ôizumi, Ken Mitsuishi, Kimiko Yo

Votes: 318

7. The Taste of Fish (2008)

116 min | Comedy

Shuntaro Akagi works as an elite businessman at a general trading company. Quite by chance, he ends up helping out at the fish-trader shop, "Uotatsu" which is located in the Tsukiji Fish ... See full summary »

Director: Shingo Matsubara | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Rena Tanaka, Yoshiyoshi Arakawa, Noriko Eguchi

Votes: 48

8. The Recipe (2010)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

The Recipe centers on a TV producer searching for the recipe for an enchanting spicy bean-curd stew--and its elusive creator. Producer/presenter Choi Yu-jin smells a scoop when he learns ... See full summary »

Director: Suh-Goon Lee | Stars: Seung-ryong Ryu, Yo-won Lee, Dong-Wook Lee, Sung-ha Jo

Votes: 388

9. Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle (2010)

Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy

(Korean with English subtitles) Korean's President organizes a nationwide "Kimchi Contest." Brother and sister: Jang-eun and Sung-Chan join the competition, both using their mother's recipe... See full summary »

Director: Dong-hoon Baek | Stars: Jin-Ki Baek, Jong-won Choi, Ja-Hyeon Chu, Kuk-Jin Han

Votes: 190

10. Estomago: A Gastronomic Story (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 »

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

Votes: 4,637

11. The God of Cookery (1996)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

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.

Directors: Stephen Chow, Lik-Chi Lee | Stars: Stephen Chow, Karen Mok, Nancy Sit, Man-Tat Ng

Votes: 7,580

12. Midnight Diner 2 (2016)

108 min | Drama

When people finish their day and hurry home, his day starts. His diner is open from midnight to seven in the morning. They call it "Midnight Diner". Pork, Miso soup combo, Beer, Sake and ... See full summary »

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Tamae Andô, Toshiki Ayata, Mansaku Fuwa, Kaoru Hirata

Votes: 478

13. Le Grand Chef (2007)

113 min | Comedy, Drama

A young, incredibly talented chef quits the profession after a contest to head a world-class restaurant ends in tragedy. Retiring to a small rural town with his grandfather, he finds a new ... See full summary »

Director: Yun-su Jeon | Stars: Kang-woo Kim, Won-hee Im, Ha-na Lee, Kil-kang Ahn

Votes: 573

14. Ramen Samurai (2011)

116 min | Comedy, Drama

Hikari (Dai Watanabe) receives news that his father passed away. Hikari decides to take over his father's ramen shop. To do so, Hikari quits his job at a design company and goes back to his... See full summary »

Director: Naoki Segi | Stars: Satoshi Izumi, Dai Watanabe, Sayaka Yamaguchi

Votes: 55

15. Sweet Bean (2015)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

60 Metascore

Burdened with a heavy and ever-increasing debt, a dorayaki baker hires a kind ageing woman, after tasting her delicious surprise. Little by little, she unravels her beautiful inner world. Could she be holding the secret to his success?

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida, Miki Mizuno

Votes: 7,251 | Gross: $0.12M

16. Soul Kitchen (2009)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 34,022 | Gross: $0.27M

18. A Boy and His Samurai (2010)

108 min | Comedy

Kidzhima Yasube, the Samurai of the period Edo, is postponed to 180 years ahead to Japan of our days. There he meets the divorced woman Hiroko and her son Tomoyey. She invites Yasube to ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Ryô Nishikido, Fuku Suzuki, Rie Tomosaka, Keisuke Horibe

Votes: 493

19. Yougashiten koandoru (2011)

115 min | Drama

A film about mouthwatering desserts and the journey of a cake-maker's daughter from Kagoshima to Tokyo, as she finds herself in the company of a legendary former patissier.

Director: Yoshihiro Fukagawa | Stars: Yôsuke Eguchi, Yû Aoi, Urara Awata, Nathan Berg

Votes: 244

20. Kamome Diner (2006)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

Where are we welcome? On a quiet street in Helsinki, Sachie has opened a diner featuring rice balls. For a month she has no customers. Then, in short order, she has her first customer, ... See full summary »

Director: Naoko Ogigami | Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Hairi Katagiri, Masako Motai, Jarkko Niemi

Votes: 1,781

21. Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart (1985)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

In San Francisco, an immigrant Chinese widow welcomes the new year with some unhappiness: she's 62 now, she wants to make a trip to China to pay last respects to her ancestors, a fortune ... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Laureen Chew, Kim Chew, Victor Wong, Ida F.O. Chung

Votes: 342

22. Final Recipe (2013)

97 min | Drama

Hao's only hope is that his grandson Mark enters a prestigious university, but Mark's dream is to follow his grandfather's footsteps and become a chef and take over the family restaurant. ... See full summary »

Director: Gina Kim | Stars: Markus Waldow, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Lau, Chin Han

Votes: 321

23. Soup Opera (2010)

Comedy

Rui is now in her thirties. She is a librarian and deals with idiosyncratic patrons. She lost her mother in one way and her father in another way and was raised by an aunt instead. In a ... See full summary »

Director: Tomoyuki Takimoto | Stars: Maki Sakai, Mariko Kaga, Takahiro Nishijima, Tatsuya Fuji

Votes: 51

24. Cafe Seoul (2009)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

A freelance reporter comes to the aid of a humble confection shop criminally threatened by land developers and weakened by distant family ties.

Director: Masaharu Take | Stars: Jeong-hoon Kim, Takumi Saitoh, Dong-wook Kim, Seong-min Choi

Votes: 48

25. Rinco's Restaurant (2009)

118 min | Drama

After a bad breakup, a young woman returns to her hometown and opens a menuless restaurant.

Director: Mai Tominaga | Stars: Leon Shibli Ahmad, Kyôko Enami, Hikari Mitsushima, Tomokazu Miura

Votes: 192

26. Pan to sûpu to neko biyori (2013– )

60 min | Comedy

Akiko (Satomi Kobayashi) lives with her mother, but suddenly her mother passes away. Since then she quits her editing job and takes over her mother's small restaurant. At the restaurant ... See full summary »

Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Kana, Ken Mitsuishi, Sansei Shiomi

Votes: 44

27. Ramen Shop (2018)

89 min | Drama

62 Metascore

A young man who is curious about his deceased parents' past takes a food journey to Singapore where he uncovers more than just delicious meals.

Director: Eric Khoo | Stars: Seiko Matsuda, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Takumi Saitoh, Jeanette Aw

Votes: 763 | Gross: $0.09M

28. Osen (2008– )

Comedy

Handa Sen is the "okami" (proprietress) of a long-standing restaurant in one of the lower parts of Tokyo. Though she is normally air-headed and loves to drink, she has an impressive mastery... See full summary »

Stars: Orie Tôjô, Yû Aoi, Hiroki Uchi, Tetta Sugimoto

Votes: 92

29. The Great Jang-Geum (2003–2004)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

A series based on a real person in Korean history, Suh, Jang-geum.

Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Hyeon-shik Lim, Jin-hee Ji, So-yi Kim

Votes: 2,565

30. Flavorful Origins (2019– )

Documentary

A fascinating perspective into culinary secrets of China, with a focus on Chaosan (a city in GuangDong) cuisine.

Votes: 158

31. A Bite of China (2012– )

Documentary

Pull up a stool and get your chopsticks ready - A Bite of China is the quintessential TV series on all things Chinese cuisine - from its rich history to the rarest dishes and wildest ... See full summary »

Votes: 279



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