It should go without saying that we love food here at The Pioneer Woman. Take a look at our favorite fall, winter, spring, and summer recipes, and you’ll see how seriously we (and Ree Drummond herself) take this topic, 365 days a year!
So it only makes sense that some of our favorite movies are also about food. And you might be surprised to learn how many food movies there are! We’ve curated a list of our favorite food movies that either have the culinary arts as a central theme or at least have iconic, memorable food scenes.
Here you will find many popular dramas, break-up comedies and romantic movies that will sweep you off your feet. If you’re looking for a feel-good movie, you should watch it Julie & Julia. (All you really need to know for now is that it involves delicious food, Meryl Streep, and lots of butter!) Or, if you’re after a movie that will spark your creativity in the kitchen, check out chief or even Ratatouille.
There really is something for everyone here. Go ahead and browse this list and let us know in the comments which movie you’ll be watching—and what you’ll be eating when you do!
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No one questions chef Adam Jones’ (Bradley Cooper) cooking ability – he can whip up the most delicious meals. But his terrible attitude leaves a bad taste in the mouths of critics and customers alike, tarnishing his reputation in the industry. So with a slight change of heart and a newly hired catering team, Adam hopes to reinvent his image.
Julie and Julia
Watch Amy Adams transform into a blogger with some pent-up food energy. You can live vicariously with her as she embarks on a mission to try every recipe from Julia Child’s famous French cookbook and then write about it. Meryl Streep’s performance in this film earned her an Oscar nomination.
My big Greek wedding
Toula Portokalos is 30 years old and single. Of course, we i know there is nothing wrong with that but her family thinks otherwise! After making a major transformation in her life, Toula finally finds it – but can her family accept a non-Greek into their hearts?
We didn’t say that every movie on this list would be happy. A group of prisoners is divided by floor, with the top floor receiving a tray filled with food for refreshments. What remains is sent to the prisoner directly below them, and so on, floor by floor. When the inmates on the lower floors get nothing but scraps, they take things into their hands…and mouths.
Have you ever wondered how the billion dollar corporation McDonald’s got to where it is today? Find out in this film starring Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, a struggling businessman with a brilliant idea.
You probably expected to see this on the list, and rightfully so. This classic Disney film centers on the world’s best (and possibly only) mouse chef, who helps a struggling human chef cook meals that soon become the talk of Paris.
Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson and Jon Favreau headline this all-star cast. Prepare to laugh a lot as you watch this story of a disgraced chef who starts his own food truck business and discovers his true purpose in life.
These two teenagers couldn’t care less about their jobs at a local burger joint. But when the two are almost fired, they go above and beyond to save their jobs. This hilarious movie is a Nickelodeon classic!
Please, my love
Julia Roberts stars in the memoir-turned-film about a woman trying to find herself after a difficult divorce and a burned-out career. When she travels to India, Italy and Bali, she makes new friendships and creates unforgettable experiences that are all connected to the beauty of food.
Three waitresses at a local pizza shop want nothing more than to get away from their small town. But a food reviewer who can put their restaurant on the map just might change their minds and their lives.
The parent trap
Okay, it might not be immediately obvious how this beloved Lindsay Lohan classic relates to our food topic. What you might forget is that these twins separated at birth don’t quite bond until they realize they share a love of Oreos dipped in peanut butter. And we think it’s beautiful.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
You don’t need a golden ticket to see this iconic film about a chocolate factory tour gone very, very wrong.
Food brings people together, and perhaps no food does that better than soul food.
Two passionate Italian brothers butt heads as they try to figure out how to run their new restaurant in a beach town in the late 1950s.
The Hundred Foot Journey
Two restaurants fight to be the best in town. The “friendly” competition will make you crave French food and Indian food all at once.
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