It’s hard not to love movies about food. What’s not to love? Amazing actors (most of the time) spend an entire two hours eating food that could almost be the star itself. Some movies about food are good, and others are bad, but this compiled list will definitely help you pick out your next movie on movie night!
1 Julie and Julia
I write about my love of Julie and Julia much more than necessary, but I honestly love this movie too much to feel bad about it. If you’re looking for a movie about delicious, gorgeous food, as well as beautiful love stories, look no further than this movie. It is everything you could ever want in movies about food and more.
This movie hasn’t played in a theatre near me yet, but when it does, I’ll be the first one in line for a ticket. I love the casting, the premise, the trailer, and everything else. I think it will be one of my favorite movies of the summer.
3 Eat Pray Love
Okay, so Julia Roberts does a little bit more than eat in this movie. She also prays and loves, if you didn’t glean that from the title. However, if you’re simply looking to watch a movie about food, look to the power of DVDs and instant-watch video. Thankfully, fast-forward exists, and can be put to use if you feel really strongly about watching a movie simply about beautiful food.
4 The Hundred Foot Journey
Besides Chef, I imagine that this movie will be another favorite movie of mine this summer. I’m anxiously waiting for its release. The entire cast and trailer look wonderful, but what really sticks out to me every time I see the trailer is the food. It looks so beautiful and vibrant. I can’t wait to see it in theatres!
5 Super Size Me
If this movie didn’t convince you to stop eating fast food, I’m not sure what will. I had to watch Super Size Me for a class four years ago, and have only had McDonald’s a handful of times since then. It’s one of the best and most moving food documentaries on the market, and if you haven’t watched it yet, it’s simply a must-watch.
This movie isn’t as well known as other movies, making it a must-watch the next time you’re looking for a movie about food to watch. Heartburn is a semi-autobiographical book about Nora Ephron’s second marriage, eventually adapted into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson. I’m sure you’re wondering where the food comes into play, and it is that Rachel Samstat, Meryl Streep’s character, is a cookbook author, meaning food is abundant throughout the movie. Imagine Julie and Julia with a dash of extra drama.
7 Food, Inc
If I’m counting correctly, I have been assigned this movie in four different classes throughout my education, if that makes a case for just how moving it is. You’ll never eat the same way again after you watch this movie. It will completely alter your eating habits, even years later.
What’s your favorite movie about food? Right now, mine is Julie and Julia, but that changes all of the time! Let me know your favorite movie about food in the comments so I can check them out!