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ISO movies that feature cooks

I need help finding more movies that feature cooks. Here's some of the ones I've already seen. Please post any new suggestions.

Like Water for Chocolate
Ratatouille
God of Cookery (Shaolin Master cooks)
Tampopo
Big Night
Babette's Feast
Delicatessen
The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover
Waitress (invents a new Pie daily, starts her own shop... I love pie)
Who's Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?
Duplicate (Bollywood film where the Chef has a double who just happens to be a Mobster)
Eat Drink Man Woman
(& Tortilla Soup*)
Mostly Martha aka Bella Martha
(& No Reservations*)

*These are the American versions of the original film.

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  1. The Chinese Feast (1995), Hong Kong, D: Tsui Hark
    The Wedding Banquet (1993), China/US, D: Ang Lee
    Osaka Wrestling Restaurant (2004), Hong Kong
    Shogun and Little Kitchen (1992), Hong Kong, D: Ronny Yu
    Kung Fu Chefs (2008), Hong Kong
    Chandni Chowk to China (2009), India, D:Nikhil Advani

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    1. re: trentyzan

      Cheeni Kum (R. Balki, India, 2007)

    2. "Dinner Rush" w/ Danny Aiello

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      1. re: mrbigshotno.1

        I love Dinner Rush great movie

        1. re: mrbigshotno.1

          Also a fan of Dinner Rush

          Under Siege ("I'm just a cook")

        2. Moonstruck, with Nicolas Cage as a one-armed baker in love with Cher.

          1. Although she was not a cook but rather a candy maker, the most delightful movie I can think of is "Chocolat"

            1. There's the Korean movie, "Le Grand Chef" from 2007
              http://www.moviexclusive.com/review/l...

              The same story also as a Korean tv drama, "Gourmet", that's much more detailed, with a different cast from 2008. There are quite a few more TV series about chefs as you will find if you do a search on it.

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              1. re: HLing

                Just finished watching this one! It's amazing.

                1. re: pepper_mil

                  Pepper Mil, I'm assuming you meant you watched the TV drama version?
                  I'm just on the 9th episode and hope that the series never ends! Been trying to get the image of that huge bowl of Ja Jiang Mian all stirred up and slurped , and the tasting of 10 different cuts of beef, raw, out of my head.....

                  1. re: HLing

                    No, I watched the movie. I will be on the lookout for the TV drama version, but without knowing the Chinese name it may be tough to find...

                    1. re: pepper_mil

                      Here's a link to the TV drama
                      http://korean-drama.natsu.tv/w/_gourm...

                      In Chinese it's 食客.

                      Have fun!

              2. Waitress and Tortilla Soup are two recent favorites.

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                1. re: jeanmarieok

                  Waitress was very good!

                2. Simply Irresistible
                  Sweeny Todd

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                  1. re: Gio

                    Ooh. I was gonna say Sweeney Todd. It even has a song about meat pies!

                  2. On the ligher side....

                    Fast Times at Ridgemont High - Brad Hamilton
                    Do the Right Thing - Danny Aiello and John Turturro at Sal's Pizza

                    1. How can anyone leave out Rattatouile?

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                      1. re: PattiCakes

                        The OP listed that already.

                        1. re: HD MM

                          oops. thanks.

                      2. Spanglish

                        1. Vatel about the famous french chef. Now in rotation on directTV

                          1. Thanks for your help... I am looking for movies that I HAVE NOT already seen... so check this list up top. I have already added VATEL & DINNER RUSH based on a recommendation from a chef friend of mine. Thanks!

                            1. Update 2013: some new additions to recommend...
                              Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Perfect Sense, Today's Special, Soul Kitchen, Chef's Special, Ramen Girl (corny but a cameo appearance by the actor in Tampopo).