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Oscar query: 3 faves

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What are your 3 favorite movies in which food plays a leading role?
For the Grubman:
Eat Drink Man Woman
Mystic Pizza
La Grande Bouffe.

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  1. Babette's Feast
    Big Night
    The Wedding Banquet

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    1. re: Dena

      Eat, Drink, Man, Woman
      Like Water for Chocolate
      Tom Jones

    2. Babette's Feast
      The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

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      1. re: Daniel C
        Allie D'Augustine

        The only problem with The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover is that it makes you LOSE your appetite!

        --Allie, tired after finishing a 20-pager on Greenaway today

        1. re: Allie D'Augustine

          Yeah, but the food (at least up until the last "meal") looks glorious.

      2. Just one -- Tampopo.

        Liked Big Night, and Babette's, but this is the ultimate.

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        1. re: yumyum

          A second vote for Tampopo....a fabulous movie! Who's Killing the Great Chefs of Europe was a lot of fun and Eat, Drink -Man, Woman round out my list.

          1. re: yumyum

            Tampopo had plenty of heart and lots of goofy humor. What more does a movie need to be memorable?

          2. 301/302
            God of Cookery
            Like Water for Chocolate

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            1. re: eclair

              Oooh, I had forgotten "Like Water for Chocolate"! The true fusion of food and passion!

            2. My vote goes to Scarlett O'Hara
              "As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again".

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              1. re: susan blair

                "As God is my witness, I'll never eat chain-food again!!"

                "Scarlett, stop cleaning your plate, I'm sure there's more dessert!!"

              2. Does 'Delicatessen' count?

                1. Another vote for "Like Water for Chocolate"...(food and passion, what else matters?)

                  "Big Night" made me walk a mile, INTO THE WIND, on a cold, winter nite, because I had to have Italian food IMMEDIATELY after I saw it!

                  And "Mystic Pizza", because, hey, it's pizza!!

                  But I'm gonnah go rent "Tampopo" again tomorrow, just to check!

                  1. * A Feast At Midnight - Delightful little movie, just love it.

                    * Big Night - I start to crave Italian food just thinking about it.

                    * Eating Raoul - I can't help it, it seemed so outrageous when I first saw it as a sheltered midwestern teen and it quickly became a favorite among my little circle of misfits, and therefore maintains a place in my heart.

                    Honorable mention to Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory for favorite movie with candy in a starring role.

                    I hang my head in shame that I have not seen Tampopo, apparently I must do that soon.

                    1. I notice no one has mentioned "Silence of the Lambs".

                      .Sorry ...

                      1. There have been great selections on this thread. I'm surprised no one's mentioned "Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands."

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                          Cannibal Carrie

                          Yeah, I know there are more than three, but when it comes to eating people, it is so hard to decide:

                          Week End
                          Rise and Fall of Idi Amin
                          Redneck Zombies
                          House of 1000 Corpses
                          Grandpa's Fingers (a personal fav)
                          Don't Go Near the Park
                          The Cook, The Theif, His Wife, & Her Lover
                          The Circus Queen Murder
                          Cannibal Island
                          Eating Raoul

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                          1. re: Cannibal Carrie

                            I think you might enjoy the ManBeef website - "the world's leading human meat distributor."

                            Link: http://www.manbeef.com

                            1. re: Persephone

                              Man, that is one SCREWED-UP mind working there.... :)

                          2. Big Night - You just can't beat it, WOW what great Italian food... don't you love the line "Do you know what happens in that place?!?! The RAPE of food!" - describing the "bad" but successful Italian place next door...

                            Eat, Drink, Man, Woman - Just CAN'T beat the opening cooking sequence.

                            301/302 - The woman loves to cook... but is a little off center to say the least...

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                              David "Zeb" Cook

                              One that nobody has mentioned --

                              A Chinese Feast (A chinese cooking competition comedy)

                              And two votes for:

                              Big Night

                              David "Zeb" Cook

                              1. The very sexy Tom Jones and I'm surprised no one's mentioned Soul Food. Yum!