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Food Movies

6 of the Must-Watch Films for Food Lovers

If you love food and watching movies, then here are some of the best treats for you. Enjoy!

Babetteā€™s Feast (1987)

The story revolves around a Parisian refugee in the 19th century named Babette Hersant who finds shelter in the home of two austere sisters. Serving the two siblings for fourteen years, Babette cooked simple and bland dishes that fit their and the villagers’ puritan views. She then wins the lottery and uses the money to start creating sublime feasts and consequently showing her true skills.

Big Night (1996)

The Big Night is a heartwarming story of two Italian emigrant brothers named Primo and Secondo managing a failing restaurant. With the future of the business at stake, they try to compromise and give it their all for the big night.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

Food and art collides in this beautiful and inspiring documentary. It provides a glimpse into the life of world-famous sushi chef Jiro Ono and his Michelin-rated restaurant – Sukiyabashi Jiro.

Julie & Julia (2009)

This movie depicts a writer’s attempt to cook every single recipe in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Julia Child’s story during her time in Paris is also woven in the tale that make for a striking contrast between the two’s respective experiences with food.

Spinning Plates (2012)

This documentary film features three different chefs and their own unique ways in creating and serving food. It celebrates the passion for food and will make you want to try the scrumptious dishes the chefs whip up.

The Lunchbox (2013)

Indian food and subtle but powerful storytelling are just some of the best reasons to watch this film. The Lunchbox tells the story of a woman whose home-cooked meal for her husband was mistakenly delivered to a widower who only wants to be left alone. What unfolds is a tale of human connection and the emotions and stories food conveys.