Films about food

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1. Babette's Feast (1987)

G | 103 min | Drama

During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor's daughters.

Director: Gabriel Axel | Stars: Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle

Votes: 16,804 | Gross: $4.40M

2. Estomago: A Gastronomic Story (2007)

113 min | Drama

In the great restaurant of life, there are those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato finds an alternative way, a life of his own: he cooks in order to survive and find a place ... See full summary »

Director: Marcos Jorge | Stars: João Miguel, Fabiula Nascimento, Babu Santana, Carlo Briani

Votes: 4,741

3. The Lunchbox (2013)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

Director: Ritesh Batra | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lillete Dubey

Votes: 44,015 | Gross: $4.23M

4. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 97,191 | Gross: $11.53M

5. The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

G | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

53 Metascore

An unusually brave mouse helps to restore happiness to a forlorn kingdom after making friends with a gentleman rat.

Directors: Sam Fell, Robert Stevenhagen | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Emma Watson, Dustin Hoffman, Tracey Ullman

Votes: 34,526 | Gross: $50.88M

A forbidden soup.

6. Wild Tales (2014)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.

Director: Damián Szifron | Stars: Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa, Diego Starosta

Votes: 157,685 | Gross: $3.11M

The rats' story happens in a diner.

7. Ratatouille (2007)

G | 111 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

96 Metascore

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava | Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

Votes: 597,893 | Gross: $206.45M

8. Chocolat (2000)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss

Votes: 170,839 | Gross: $71.51M

9. The Meaning of Life (1983)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Musical

The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way.

Directors: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam | Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 107,495 | Gross: $14.93M

This comedy film is divided in many sections. One (or two) of them about food.

10. Mickey Mouse (2013– )
Episode: Croissant de Triomphe (2013)

TV-G | Animation, Short, Comedy

When Minnie's cafe runs out of croissants, Mickey must deliver them to her fast, fighting wild traffic and other obstacles across Paris.

Director: Paul Rudish | Stars: Russi Taylor, Chris Diamantopoulos, Karen Strassman, Oscar Pauwels

Votes: 163

11. The Calcium Kid (2004)

R | 89 min | Comedy

Following a bizarre series of events, Jimmy, a local amateur boxer, finds himself pitted in a match against the world champion.

Director: Alex De Rakoff | Stars: Mark Heap, Michael Lerner, Michael Peña, Julian Zapata

Votes: 4,408

Milk!

12. Meow (1982)

8 min | Short, Animation

Add a Plot

Director: Marcos Magalhães

Votes: 64

Watch it here: https://vimeo.com/29268179

13. I, Daniel Blake (2016)

R | 100 min | Drama

78 Metascore

After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.

Directors: Ken Loach, Laura Obiols | Stars: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy, Briana Shann

Votes: 46,609 | Gross: $0.26M

It is not central in the story, but, besides many meald have been shown, this brilliant movies also highlights what food means when there is poverty.

14. The Princess and the Frog (2009)

G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

73 Metascore

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey, Bruno Campos

Votes: 113,864 | Gross: $104.40M

15. Do the Right Thing (1989)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

92 Metascore

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

Votes: 78,036 | Gross: $27.55M

Sal's Pizzeria.

16. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Horror

A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it.

Directors: Roger Corman, Charles B. Griffith, Mel Welles | Stars: Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles, Dick Miller

Votes: 15,135 | Gross: $1.40M

A family eat medicine, a man eats flowers, a plant eats people.

17. They Call Me Trinity (1970)

G | 113 min | Comedy, Western

A lazy, unorthodox gunfighter and his portly, horse-thieving brother defend a Mormon settlement from a land-grabbing Major, a Mexican bandit, and their henchmen.

Director: Enzo Barboni | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Steffen Zacharias, Dan Sturkie

Votes: 17,887

Gluttony in old West.

18. The Cola Conquest (1998)

50 min | Documentary

The Cola Conquest tells the story of Coca-Cola - the 'sublimated essence' of all that American stands for - and the century-long competition with its rival, Pepsi-Cola. Challenging, ... See full summary »

Director: Irene Lilienheim Angelico

Votes: 91

Mor about food but about beverage.

19. The Immigrant (1917)

Unrated | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Charlie is an immigrant who endures a challenging voyage and gets into trouble as soon as he arrives in America.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Albert Austin

Votes: 6,823

Not a central issue, but more than once food is important in this short film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEXjjogVM3E

21. Angeli 'The Killer' (2017– )

145 min | Comedy

ANGELI THE KILLER is an animated series loosely inspired in the works and personality of the Brazilian cartoonist, Angeli, creator of the seminal magazine "Chiclete com Banana" and ... See full summary »

Stars: Angeli, Grace Gianoukas, Alessandra Negrini, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 5

22. Mostly Martha (2001)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

72 Metascore

When a headstrong chef takes charge of her equally stubborn 8-year-old niece, the tensions between them mount... until an Italian sous-chef arrives to lighten the mood.

Director: Sandra Nettelbeck | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Maxime Foerste, Sergio Castellitto, August Zirner

Votes: 7,603 | Gross: $4.16M

23. Turbo (2013)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

58 Metascore

A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.

Director: David Soren | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph, Samuel L. Jackson

Votes: 77,199 | Gross: $83.03M

Tacos.

24. The Killer Lasagna (2002)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A lasagna is left in a defective fridge, and the toxic gases together with the low temperature causes a mutation, turning it into a furious monster, whose only objective is to kill the people who had made it.

Director: Ale McHaddo | Stars: Arianne Brogini, Sofia Kreutz, José Mojica Marins, Franco Rattichiere

Votes: 33

http://portacurtas.org.br/filme/?name=a_lasanha_assassina

25. 3 Efes (2007)

100 min | Drama

Sissi, the young daughter of an unemployed widower, struggles to support her family, while dreams of sharing an apartment with her boyfriend, a soccer player. Martina, who has a more stable... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Gerbase | Stars: Júlio Andrade, Nilsson Asp, Carla Cassapo, Fábio Cunha

Votes: 92

26. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 399,477 | Gross: $206.46M

27. Julie & Julia (2009)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 98,970 | Gross: $94.13M

28. No Reservations (2007)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 67,760 | Gross: $43.11M

29. Calango! (2007)

8 min | Animation, Short

A starving calango decides that a cricket will be his next meal - but things will not be as simple as he imagines.

Director: Alê Camargo

Votes: 41

30. The Grown-Ups (2016)

82 min | Documentary

A group of friends with Down Syndrome have been attending the same school for 40 years, they have passed all the courses, all the teachers and, even their parents who were with them, are ... See full summary »

Director: Maite Alberdi | Stars: Rita Guzmán, Andrés Martínez, Ana Rodriguez, Ricardo Urzúa

Votes: 174



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