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Films featuring COOKS

boomer13 Mar 5, 2009 11:52 PM

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
God of Cookery (Shaolin Master cooks)
Big Night
Babette's Feast
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. trentyzan RE: boomer13 Mar 6, 2009 02:20 AM

    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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      Lizard RE: trentyzan Mar 6, 2009 02:26 AM

      Cheeni Kum (R. Balki, India, 2007)

    2. mrbigshotno.1 RE: boomer13 Mar 6, 2009 04:13 AM

      "Dinner Rush" w/ Danny Aiello

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        chris2269 RE: mrbigshotno.1 Mar 6, 2009 01:39 PM

        I love Dinner Rush great movie

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          harrie RE: mrbigshotno.1 Mar 6, 2009 05:45 PM

          Also a fan of Dinner Rush

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

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          susan1353 RE: boomer13 Mar 6, 2009 06:04 AM

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

          1. billieboy RE: boomer13 Mar 6, 2009 03:56 PM

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

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              HLing RE: boomer13 Mar 7, 2009 04:47 PM

              There's the Korean movie, "Le Grand Chef" from 2007

              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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                pepper_mil RE: HLing Mar 8, 2009 05:48 AM

                Just finished watching this one! It's amazing.

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                  HLing RE: pepper_mil Mar 8, 2009 07:02 PM

                  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.....

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                    pepper_mil RE: HLing Mar 9, 2009 01:21 AM

                    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...

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                      HLing RE: pepper_mil Mar 9, 2009 02:42 AM

                      Here's a link to the TV drama

                      In Chinese it's 食客.

                      Have fun!

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                jeanmarieok RE: boomer13 Mar 8, 2009 05:56 AM

                Waitress and Tortilla Soup are two recent favorites.

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                  HD MM RE: jeanmarieok Mar 10, 2009 11:44 AM

                  Waitress was very good!

                2. Gio RE: boomer13 Mar 8, 2009 06:18 AM

                  Simply Irresistible
                  Sweeny Todd

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                    gastrotect RE: Gio Mar 9, 2009 07:57 AM

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

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                    harrison RE: boomer13 Mar 10, 2009 10:26 AM

                    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. PattiCakes RE: boomer13 Mar 10, 2009 10:34 AM

                      How can anyone leave out Rattatouile?

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                        HD MM RE: PattiCakes Mar 10, 2009 11:46 AM

                        The OP listed that already.

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                          PattiCakes RE: HD MM Mar 10, 2009 12:20 PM

                          oops. thanks.

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                        ktb615 RE: boomer13 Mar 10, 2009 11:31 AM


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                          annabana RE: boomer13 Mar 10, 2009 03:25 PM

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

                          1. boomer13 RE: boomer13 Mar 13, 2009 12:57 AM

                            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. boomer13 RE: boomer13 Feb 26, 2013 12:41 AM

                              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).

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