There are so many different ways you can enjoy food. Of course, you can eat it and smell it, but you can also watch it — watch it be prepared, watch how it changes the lives of people and watch it to get you in the mood for something delicious!
We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite movies whose main focus is food, food and more food! Enjoy!
Remy is an aspiring cook whose only dream is to one day be among the greatest chefs in the world. Not only does he have an inhuman sense of taste and smell, there’s only one thing holding him back:
He’s a rat.
In this Oscar-winning animated film, Ratatouille mixes together all the right ingredients for an unforgettable family flick about food, friendship and French cuisine.
Julie & Julia (2009)
For decades, Julia Child has entertained and made us laugh with her genuine love of cooking and food. Based on two true stories, Julie & Julia is a film that gives us a glimpse into the beginnings of Julia’s culinary career and into the search for fulfillment in the life of Julie Powell.
Award-winning actresses Meryl Streep and Amy Adams star in this food flick, so you know you’re in for a treat.
There’s nothing quite like a well-made Cuban — Cuban sandwich, that is. Chef is a movie about Carl Casper, a creative and inventive chef, whose new culinary ideas are kept under wraps because the restaurant owner prefers to load the menu with “the classics” instead of new foods and delicious recipes.
Carl leaves the life of fine dining and starts his own food truck where there’s only one thing on the menu: authentic Cuban sandwiches!
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
What happens when luxurious French cuisine housed on one side of the street meets Indian curry and naan on the other? You get a culinary clash that brings culture and cuisine together in a delicious way!
With Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg as producers of The Hundred-Foot Journey, Helen Mirren uses her love of cooking to form relationships with the most unlikely of people: her competition.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
It’s not every day that you have to worry about baked goods and grilled meat falling from the sky, but in the animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, an aspiring inventor creates a machine that turns water into food.
While he may have found a cure for world hunger, he didn’t anticipate that he’d need a super-sized umbrella to keep him safe from the falling food!
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a movie classic that has been enjoyed by people of all ages for more than 40 years. What makes this film so great is the world of pure imagination that is created to be the inner workings of Mr. Wonka’s factory. Not only is the world so brilliantly colorful, almost everything is eatible — er — edible.
Romantics Anonymous (2010)
Romantics Anonymous is a film that has everything there is to love about France: French chocolates, French accents and, of course, romance.
This foreign-language film is about Angélique, a young woman who recently got a job at a chocolate shop and her somewhat awkward, but heart-warming love story with the owner of the chocolate shop, Jean-René.
Watching these movies is going to have you working up quite the appetite and ready to get something to eat! Once the credits start rolling, head on over to your local Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen and let us serve you our very best made-from-scratch meals.