Movies take us on journeys we have never been on. They put us inside the minds and skins of people that are different from ourselves. They offer us a window onto the world beyond our own, broadening our perspective and opening our eyes to new wonders. And if they have food in it, even better right?
Here are 6 Ultimate Food movies to make you fall in love with food all over again
The Lunchbox (2013)
Young, neglected housewife, Ila uses Mumbai city’s famous ‘dabba’ service to send an extra-special lunch in the hope of rekindling their flame. It is mistakenly delivered to a solitary widower and the two begin a sweet relationship. The best actor goes to the Paneer, of course.
Big Night (1996)
Primo and Secondo are two Italian brothers who opened up a restaurant in New York. Primo is the sophisticated chef while Secondo is the business head. When they’re commissioned to cook for a special benefit concert, they try to put their differences aside and make it the best night ever.
The cute little mouse Remy goes against all convention when he dreams of being a chef in a top French restaurant. He teams up with the awkward garbage boy, Alfredo Linguini (Lou Romano) to bring both their cooking dreams to life.
Julie & Julia
A young woman’s attempt to cook through Julia Child’s cookbook – Mastering the Art of French Cooking- will have you drooling from the word go. As a bonus you get to watch Meryl Streep in all her glory.
The flavourful movie centres around the hilarious feud between two adjacent restaurants – Helen Mirren’s Michelin starred restaurant and Om Puri’s recently opened authentic Indian restaurant.
The fight against chocolate and social convention. Coupled with delicious Johnny Depp eating gorgeous looking chocolate. Guess who won out?
Carl is a chef at an upscale restaurant who feels stunted by the repetitive menu insisted upon by his boss. When he loses his temper and consequently his job, he gets back to his cooking roots making Cuban sandwiches in a food truck with his estranged son.