If you have a love of food and movies here is a list of foodie films that you need to see. Could one of these be your new favourite?
Julie & Julia
IMDB score 7/10 – Rotten Tomatoes score 76%
This is my comfort movie and one of my all time favourites. Julie & Julia is about the journeys of both Julie Powell and Julia Child. Julia Child (played by Meryl Streep) became the French Cooking master while she lived in Paris and the movie shows her journey becoming the chef we all know and love and trying to write the book Mastering the Art of French Cooking. At the same time we see Julie Powell (played by Amy Adams) struggle with what see wants to do in life and finds her way by cooking her way through Julia Child’s book. This is such a feel good movie and you will love all the characters as long as you stick to the film version.
The story of both of these women is inspiring to keep going and trying new things. Things will work out, you just need to keep at it.
IMDB score 7.3/10 – Rotten Tomatoes score 87%
Jon Favreau plays chef Carl Jasper who though very passionate about food looses his passion in his current kitchen due to pressures from the restaurant owner, played by Dustin Hoffman. He breaks out with his best friend and starts a Food Truck, travelling around the States rediscovering his freedom with food. Being able to offer people delicious food, he actually wants to make reignites his passion for working with food.
This is another feel good movie that shows the journey that Chef Casper goes on, from stressed out chef with too much focus on this work to the family man with a love for life.
IMDB score 8/10 – Rotton Tomatoes score 96%
This is the ultimate story of following your dreams. Even though this is a children’s movie it’s good for all ages. The story is set in Paris where Remi the Rat, fights between his love of food and what his family wants from him. After meeting garbage boy Linguini, Remi goes on an adventure through Paris which turns everyone’s lives upside down. Watch this if you believe anyone can cook.
IMDB score 6.3/10 – Rotten Tomatoes score 42%
Top chef (played by Catherine Zeta-Jones) suffers a family tragedy and has to look after her niece. The workaholic struggles with her new responsibilities and the new easy-going chef in her kitchen. As she tries to juggle everything in her life see starts to see that there is more to her world than her kitchen. This is a Sunday afternoon movie for those wanting to enjoy the classic feel good ending.
IMDB score 7.3/10 – Rotten Tomates score 62%
If you love chocolate and Johnny Depp at his finest, Chocolat is the film for you. Taking place in an old-fashioned French town, Vianne (Juliette Binoche) opens a chocolate shop where her confections really are magic. The villagers experience their true selves through these chocolates however Vianne is still looking for where she belongs. Along comes Roux (Johnny Depp) to help her discover what she really wants and where she should be.
There are many more Foodie Films out there and I am slowly working my way through them. I hope that you also enjoy this selection of films and if you have any recommendations please let me know.