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)
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.
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
Although she was not a cook but rather a candy maker, the most delightful movie I can think of is "Chocolat"
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.
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.....
On the ligher side....
Fast Times at Ridgemont High - Brad Hamilton
Do the Right Thing - Danny Aiello and John Turturro at Sal's Pizza
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!
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).