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Apr 16, 2008 09:06 PM

Films that make you want to eat!

I love to work up an appetite by watching a film with great food imagery. Other than "Eat Drink Man Woman," "Big Night" and "Chocolat," what do you suggest? I have heard that "Tampopo" has some great dumpling shots, but can't seem to find it anywhere. I would welcome any suggestions about what your favorite "food film" is!

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  1. OH man "Chocolat" for sure I saw one movie can't remember the name but the woman cooked her emotions into her food boy did that movie make me hungry......

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    1. re: Ben7643

      Oh, "Like Water for Chocolate,"--also fantastic!

      1. re: Ben7643

        Are you thinking of WOMAN ON TOP? Ooooh, la la - caliente! All the peppers!

        1. re: Ben7643

          Chocolat makes me want chocolate in all forms! Dark straight, hot in a cup, fondue... mmmm!

          1. re: Ben7643

            Heh, that was the first film that came to mind for me, too!

            And "Under the Tuscan Sun" makes me crave limoncello.

          2. "The God Of Cookery" is funny, and makes me hungry every time I watch it. Made by the same Hong Kong director who did "Shaolin Soccer" Tampopo is fantastic, and well-worth finding, for all the ramen.

            1. Big Night, with Stanley Tucci. one of my favorites- you'll be craving good italian food. Great music, especially the "instrumental" piece "Dinner" that's played with nothing but utensils and silverware.

                1. re: pharmnerd

                  Yes. My favorite scene is the noodle-slurping scene in the Italian restaurant.

                  1. re: jlafler

                    jeezus, that is one hilarious scene. One of the best short food scenes ever.

                  2. re: pharmnerd

                    I just saw Tampopo recently almost a decade after I'd seen it last. It was surprising to see two young Japanese actors who have made their way to Hollywood films: Ken Watanabe (Letters from Iwo Jima, Last Samurai, Memoirs of a Geisha) and Koji Yakusho (Babel, Memoirs of a Geisha, Shall We Dance -- a Japanese film but one that did well in the US). I didn't dawn on me who they were until an hour into the film.

                    1. re: E Eto

                      I would love to check this out...where did you see it recently? I couldn't find it at the regular (Netflix, Blockbuster) places nor online...

                      1. re: BunnieBear

                        We bought a copy on and have watched it several times, so for us it was worth the purchase. Be forewarned, it may give you cravings for noodle soup!

                    2. First two to pop into my head are the Neverfeast sequence in the film "Hook", and the film "Eat Drink Man Woman." The whole film is centered around some tasty looking Chinese cuisine.