5 best movies about food that’ll make you hungry watching


No one appreciates a movie about food more than food enthusiasts. Here are five of our favorites!

Whether you love creating new dishes or chowing them down, we can all appreciate a great and fun foodie movie or TV show. Below, we share our favorite movies about the love of food, chefs, and inspiring stories all surrounded by tasty treats! Most of the movies below are available on Netflix for free (with a subscription, of course), while the others you can rent for the best price at Amazon or Vudu.

Notable mentions before diving into the top 5: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, No Reservations, Eat Pray Love, The Trip, and Good Burger. Would it also be terrible adding Sausage Party to the list? You decide.

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Topping our list is Chef, starring Jon Favreau. The movie stars Carl (Favreau) as a chef at an upscale restaurant. Even though he’s successful and amazing at what he does, Carl feels restricted and desires more freedom in his cooking. After losing his job, Carl takes this as the push he needed to pursue his dream. Making this movie was a passion project for Favreau, whose enthusiasm and genuine love for cooking can be felt in every scene.

Chef premiered in theaters on August 29, 2014. Watch in on Amazon, Vudu, or Google Play.


Brad Bird’s Ratatouille may be a Pixar animated movie, but that doesn’t make it any less mouth-watering! The animation is so brilliant, we can even smell the deliciousness being cooked up! Ratatouille follows Remy (voiced by Patton Oswalt), a rat with a particular taste and love for culinary art. At a French restaurant, Remy meets Alfredo (voiced by Lou Romano), an inexperienced cook. The two team up to create delicious meals.

Ratatouille premiered on June 22, 2007. Watch it on Amazon, Vudu, or Google Play. 

Julie & Julia

All foodies must watch Julie & Julia if you haven’t already. It stars Meryl Streep (enough said) and Amy Adams, and both ladies cook up some tasty dishes! Well, maybe one more than the other, but your mouth is sure to water either way! Julie & Julia is an empowering movie that encourages audiences to chase their dreams and never apologize.

Julie & Julia premiered in theaters on August 7, 2009. Watch the movie on Netflix or Vudu.

The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey will leave you feeling motivated and hungry. It’s a sweet story sure to tug at your heartstrings and give you an appetite. But you won’t just settle for any dish, you’ll suddenly be craving the finer things.

The movie stars Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, and Charlotte Le Bon. It premiered in theaters on August 8, 2014. Watch it on Netflix, Amazon, or Vudu.


Not nearly as great as Chef, Bradley Cooper’s Burnt still deserves to be seene. It focuses less on food and more on the central character, Adam Jones (Cooper) who loses it all. Adam only feels at home in the kitchen, but he can’t always be there. Burnt is Adam’s journey of self-discovery and making things right in his life.

Burnt premiered in theaters on October 30, 2015. Watch it on Netflix, Google Play, or Vudu.

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Which of the movies above are you most interested in watching? Did we miss any great ones? Let us know in the comments!