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Films in the Pantry: what are your favorite food flicks?

Chef, my favorite food truck movie ever.

Happy Saturday! Let's talk about films that have food as a key player, or a supporting actor, or a setting or a prop.

In the comments below, please share your favorites, old or new, funny or weird, popular or obscure. Documentaries or mockumentaries. Films for children or adults (but please, no adult films). Babette's Feast? Ratatouille? Chef (my current favorite; I've watched it at least half a dozen times)? Big Night (I've probably watched this one a dozen times.)? Dinner Rush? Mostly Martha? Like Water for Chocolate? Bottle Shock? La Grande Bouffe? Tampopo?

Next up, on my to-see list: The Lunchbox. What's on your list?

I'll publish a big list of food movies from all of your suggestions.


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Loved Tampopo, loved Eat Drink Man Woman (especially the opening with the incredible chopping). And who could ever forget the eating scene in Tom Jones?
There are some excellent Korean series (made for TV, I think), especially 2 different ones that seem to have the same name, The Great Chef.
Looking forward to more suggestions.

We just enjoyed "The Hundred Foot Journey".
"Big Night" is a food classic.

Also loved Eat Drink Man Woman and the others listed here. One I didn't see is The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.

I love every one of the films listed. And look forward to thinking of more. Right now I cannot stop thinking about Lucille Ball's great food scenes. Lucy and Ethel working on a chocolate candy line, Lucy trying to make strawberry shortcake in a moving vacation trailer, etc.

I love Big Night!!! I also adore Julie and Julia and a sweet flick called The Lunchbox. Then there's Eat Drink Man Woman. I love the connections these people find not only in gathering to eat, but to cook. Love!!!

Check out Haute Cuisine, especially if you like French food. She becomes the cook to Mitterand at the Élysée Palace. Do not watch hungry!
Love Ratatouille and the Julia parts of Julia & Julia!
Chef I saw at a screening at the CIA and when they cut into the BBQ brisket a sigh went through the mostly chefs audience. :-)

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So many good food movies through the years but I'd have to say Julie and Julia (for the Julia Child part, not the Julie Powell part), Ratatouille, and Big Night would be my favorites. And I did love The Hundred Food Journey as well.

The One Hundred Foot Journey has turned into a classic for me, but lets not forget Julie and Julia, as well as Eat, Pray, Love. I am sure there are more that I have not seen :-)

Julie and Julia
Big Night
Best of all? Babette's Feast

Loved the food in The Godfather, Big Night, Pedro Almodovar's La Flor de mi Secreto and Tampopo. I did not like Babette's Feast. Not at all. Too cold.

I love all of these, but Mostly Martha was a cut above. I avoided it for years...thought it was about Martha Stewart...it's not... just was so good, so interesting. If you haven't seen it, put it on your list.

Babette's Feast
Like Water for Chocolate
Dinner with Andre

Definitely Eat Drink Man Woman. Food scenes are great. Nothing turns out the way you'd expect, but everything turns out for the best. Who could beat an ending like that?

Toast with Helena Bonham Carter. IMDB describes it as a journey of everything edible in 1960s Britain. Which does not sound that appealing, I admit, and fortunately it is a lot more than that. It's a coming-of-age story about how a young boy copes with his mother's loss and then a bad stepmother while discovering his love of food.

Love most named, especially Babette's Feast. Would add Chef's Table episode 1 on netflix.

Not really a food movie, but It's Complicated has lots of scenes with food. It was the first movie that came to mind as food related so the food must have made an impression on me!

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