Movies for Foodies

In response to the fact that this seems to be the summer of restaurant-related movies (Ratatouille, Waitress and No Reservations), Premiere Magazine has released a list entitles "The Top 20 Most Mouthwatering Movie Moments." I'll leave it to you to go and peruse the descriptions, but here's the movie list:

  1. Babette's Feast
  2. Big Night
  3. A Christmas Story
  4. Eat Drink Man Woman
  5. Fatso
  6. Fried Green Tomatoes
  7. Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle
  8. In Her Shoes (brought the term 'foodie' to the movies)
  9. Like Water for Chocolate
  10. Marie Antoinette
  11. Mostly Martha (the German film that inspired No Reservations)
  12. My Best Friend's Wedding
  13. Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's
  14. Soul Food
  15. Spanglish (featuring the Thomas Keller BLT, pictured above)
  16. Tampompo
  17. Tom Jones
  18. Vatel
  19. Volver
  20. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the original)

A couple of my favorites that aren't on this list: Chocolat and Under the Tuscan Sun (although I preferred the books for both of these). I also think of Sideways and The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover as being foodie movies, but the the former counts only if you're into wine and counting the latter could be seen as a tad morbid.

 

What are your favorite movies about food? I've added all the movies from this list that I haven't seen to my Netflix queue, but I'm sure there are others out there. List your recommendations here, and/or add me as a friend on Netflix.

Thanks to The Stew for the original link to this story.