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  1. Well, you stole my idea, but it was "wine-related," but essentially the same. I wondered WHERE that post would be best.

    Since you started it, here are my two favorite "wine (food?) related" movies:

    "Bottle Shock"

    Honorable mention: "This Earth is Mine."


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    1. re: Bill Hunt

      Companion films "Jean de Florette" and "Manon of the Spring". Wine related, you would enjoy them, Bill.

        1. re: Veggo

          Veggo,Absolutely second this.....fantastic films....what a story!!!!!

          Enough said!
          BUT....you MUST watch "Jean de Florette" first,then "Manon of the Spring" second!

        2. re: Bill Hunt

          I second "Sideways". The clip where Paul Giamatti's character asks Thomas Church' "Are you chewing GUM?" when they're at the wine tasting.

          I also enjoyed "A Good Year" with Russell Crowe.

          I'll have to look into Bottle Shock and This Earth is Mine.

          1. re: Mutch2Do

            Russell Crowe? Aren't most of his performances wine related?

            1. re: Bill Hunt

              I've heard The Hitching Post II, featured in Sideways, is quite real and quite good. Anyone been?

              1. re: magic


                I like it a lot.

                It may be touristy, but it's still quite good.

                1. re: kevin

                  I will go one day. Most definitely. Thank you, kevin.

                  1. re: magic

                    Oh, and I much prefer II over 1.

                    1. re: kevin

                      Good to know.

                      II was the only one on my radar, so II it shall stay.

            2. Eat Drink Man Woman

              The story is good and the visuals are very good

              1. "Tom Jones." That one scene is total food porn (and hysterically funny).

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                1. re: pikawicca

                  Good one! Had not though of the "oyster scene" in decades.


                  1. re: pikawicca

                    As soon as I saw the title I said - TOM JONES!!!

                    1. re: calliope_nh

                      Agree on "Tortilla Soup". When I first saw it, I thought it was kinda cute but nothing special, but in the couple of years since, I find scenes from the movie popping into my head at the most unusual times, but always pleasantly so. From the food to the close relationships of the family to the sibling squabbling, it's just a sweet, sweet movie. I especially love that, while it's definitely got an ethnic setting, it doesn't pander to any ethnic stereotypes.

                      1. re: ricepad

                        You know that's a remake of Eat Drink Man Woman directed by Ang Lee. You should check out the original to see if you have the same reaction.

                        Sweeney Todd!

                        1. re: 512window

                          Yeah, I know…haven't gotten around to it yet, tho…on my list!

                          1. re: ricepad

                            The knife/cleaver skills of the master chef whose hands were filmed in Eat Drink Man Woman are magnificent. Every food scene in that film is extraordinary .Ang Lee knows how to make movies.

                          1. I love the food scenes in Soul Food! Anyone remember that one scene in 9-to-5 where the ladies raid the fridge? Cracks me up every time I watch it.

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                            1. I was browsing the On Demand free movies one night and caught a German flick called "Soul Kitchen." Great film. The main character owns a crappy diner but happens to be dining out with his girlfriend at a trendy, high-end restaurant when he sees the chef get fired (for publicly berating a customer who asked for his gazpacho to be served hot). The diner owner hires the hotshot chef to run his restaurant and they revamp the menu and decor into a small plate hipster hangout. Things started slowly, but they eventually become the new "it" place in town, then have to deal with all the positives and negatives that come with running a successful restaurant business.

                              There isn't a lot of food porn, but if you enjoy the restaurant industry and don't mind subtitles (or can speak German) it's a great movie.

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                              1. Tampopo
                                2nd for...Eat Drink, Man Woman
                                Supersize Me
                                The Meaning of Life
                                Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

                                  1. re: sydthekyd

                                    Such a great movie. The final wordless scene where one brother cooks a perfect omelet for another is so beautiful. (check it out on YouTube). I also love the scene where the chef refuses to accommodate a patrons request (don't want to spoil anything).

                                    1. re: 2roadsdiverge

                                      "Eees so good.... you have to.... kill yourself!!!!"

                                      1. re: 2roadsdiverge

                                        sorry -- trying to delete this post since I realized was repeating myself, but I don't know how to delete ...

                                        1. re: sydthekyd

                                          Always gets my vote as best food movie. And ditto on 2roadsdiverge's comment about the omelet scene.

                                          1. re: sydthekyd

                                            just saw tampopo again - didn't hold up in my estimation.

                                            still love big night. "hot-ta dog"

                                            1. The Big Night is my all time favorite!!
                                              Just saw Love's Kitchen. Great movie about food and love.
                                              And of course Fatso!!

                                              1. Fatso (w/Dom DeLuise) and Big Night.

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                                                1. re: njmarshall55

                                                  OH....forgot about Fatso....hysterical scene in the car with the Chinese take-out food!

                                                    1. re: grangie angie

                                                      I still roar at his visit to the "Diet Doctor" and my fave line of the whole movie..."OK...everybody stop trottin'"

                                                  1. +1 for Bottle Shock. (Netflix had it stream-able when I saw it last year.)
                                                    Chocolat - speaking of food (chocolate) porn...

                                                    And it's not a food movie, but what about the lunch scene in The Breakfast Club? Anyone remember Ally Sheedy's sandwich of Pixi Sticks and Cap'n Crunch?

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                                                    1. re: truman

                                                      OMG yes.....Pixi Sticks and Cap'n Crunch. I could feel myself getting cavities watching her make and then bite into that thing. GAH!

                                                    2. Big Night is great and knowing Tucci's love of fine dining and wine makes it even more special, but strictly speaking about great movies, Julie & Julia is hands down the best food movie. The food is a supporting actor in this masterpiece and the final scene, is not only poignant, but hilarious.

                                                      Honorable mention goes to Chocolat & Babette's Feast

                                                      The best food scene in a movie that has nothing to do with food, would have to be 9 1/2 weeks. Although, I do have to say, the baby corn scene in Big was pretty great too.

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                                                      1. re: jhopp217

                                                        Definitely Chocolat!!

                                                        Such a beautiful sumptuous performance from all involved . . .

                                                      2. Dinner Rush
                                                        Pieces of April

                                                        1. Since I'm a 90's kid I would have to say Good Burger! I also love Chocolat :)

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                                                          1. re: Llamalicious

                                                            Heh, my husband and I love to quote Good Burger to each other. "Welcome to GoodBurger, home of the GoodBurger" "You bring your own sauce? -- Doesn't everyone?" (especially the last one when we couldn't get a burger with thousand island dressing while we were living in Princeton instead of LA)

                                                          2. The Big Night
                                                            Le Grand Chef Kimchi Battle
                                                            Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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                                                            1. re: Bkeats

                                                              We also liked Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

                                                              And one of my favorite movie scene(s) was in "Defending Your Life" with Albert Brooks and Meryl Streep.

                                                            2. Big Night and Babette's Feast--both classics and both guaranteed to stimulate your appetite! Of course, the wino in me loves Sideways.

                                                              1. I loved the movie 'Tortilla Soup'. I get hungry when I watch it.

                                                                  1. re: wolfe

                                                                    Wolfe: LOL. Your name works too.

                                                                  2. Today's Special, streaming on Netflix.

                                                                    1. Agree with a lot of the faves so far. But want to add one in current release: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. It's not a movie about food, per se. But the reaction to/adjustment of senior Brits to food in India is hilarious and is intertwined throughout the movie. From the residents who embrace it to the ones who won't eat it, you can tell who will thrive and who will not by their reaction to the food.

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                                                                      1. re: gaffk

                                                                        Went to see this yesterday, based on your rec. Loved it! Thank you.

                                                                        1. re: pikawicca

                                                                          It was so freaking funny I actually saw it again yesterday (friends wanted to see it and I wasn't going to veto the choice).

                                                                        2. re: gaffk

                                                                          You know what's funny about that, is that according to a book on the history of Indian food in the UK that I recently read, Indian food - curries in particular - are second in both popularity & volume of consumption only to India itself!!

                                                                          1. re: Bacardi1

                                                                            I believe that. But most of these elderly Brits were not the most adventurous--they were retiring in India because they could not afford retirement in the UK. (That was the best conceit of the movie--the hotel owner was outsourcing old age. There are a lot of countries, not just the UK, that don't like the elderly ;)

                                                                        3. Best food scene in a masterpiece of a nonfood movie: Big Deal on Madonna Street (I soliti ignoti). Will say no more.
                                                                          Also Tom Jones.
                                                                          It's Complicated
                                                                          Eat Drink Man Woman

                                                                          I am probably the only person in the world who was irked by Big Night, despite the great actors. The brothers' Italian accents were really American, thus lost credibility. And, given their purism, that timpano and the seafoodless seafood risotto were unlikely to come out of the same kitchen.

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                                                                          1. re: mbfant

                                                                            "Best food scene in a masterpiece of a nonfood movie: Big Deal on Madonna Street (I soliti ignoti). Will say no more."

                                                                            Maybe a word or two is needed. I've searched CH and could find no other mention of Big Deal (if my search is off goodhealthgourmet, our resident film archivist can correct me) on any of the many movie food threads. My guess is that it is the oldest film mentioned and one of the few that has only one mention, most having multiple recs.
                                                                            There is nothing like pasta from the fridge with co workers after a job well done.

                                                                            1. re: wewwew

                                                                              You've said enough! Don't spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it!

                                                                            2. re: mbfant

                                                                              +1 for It's Complicated - a real foodie gem, under the radar.

                                                                            3. Julia & Julia
                                                                              Mid - August Lunch ( Italian / with subtitles)
                                                                              Blood Into Wine ( documentary)

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                                                                                1. re: Leonardo

                                                                                  My all time favorite food movie.

                                                                                  1. re: Leonardo

                                                                                    That's the Shopsin movie, right ?????

                                                                                    1. re: Leonardo

                                                                                      Finally saw this.

                                                                                      Not only is this an outstanding food movie, it's a great documentary in general.

                                                                                    1. Definitely not a food movie, but a Legendary movie nonetheless. One of the greatest food-related scenes in cinema history:

                                                                                      Pulp Fiction:

                                                                                      Jules: Looks like me and Vincent caught you boys at breakfast. Sorry about that. Whatcha having?

                                                                                      Brett: Hamburgers

                                                                                      Jules: Hamburgers! The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast. What kind of hamburgers?

                                                                                      Brett: Ch-cheeseburgers.

                                                                                      Jules: No, no, no, where'd you get 'em, McDonald's? Wendy's? Jack in the Box? Where?

                                                                                      Brett: Big Kahuna Burger.

                                                                                      Jules: Big Kahuna Burger. That's that Hawaiian burger joint. I hear they got some tasty burgers. I ain't never had one myself. How are they?

                                                                                      Brett: They're good.

                                                                                      Jules: Mind if I try one of yours? This is yours, here, right?

                                                                                      [Picks up burger and takes a bite.]

                                                                                      Jules: Mmm-mmmm. That is a tasty burger. Vincent, ever have a Big Kahuna Burger?

                                                                                      [Vincent shakes his head.]

                                                                                      Jules: Wanna bite? They're real tasty.

                                                                                      Vincent: Ain't hungry.

                                                                                      Jules: Well, if you like burgers give 'em a try sometime. I can't usually get 'em myself because my girlfriend's a vegetarian, which pretty much makes me a vegetarian. But I do love the taste of a good burger. Mm-mm-mm. You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France?

                                                                                      Brett: No.

                                                                                      Jules: Tell 'em, Vincent.

                                                                                      Vincent: A Royale with cheese.

                                                                                      Jules: A Royale with cheese! You know why they call it that?

                                                                                      Brett: Because of the metric system?

                                                                                      Jules: Check out the big brain on Brett! You're a smart mf'er. That's right, the metric system. What's in this?

                                                                                      Brett: Sprite.

                                                                                      Jules: Sprite, good. You mind if I have some of your tasty beverage to wash this down?

                                                                                      Brett: Go right ahead.

                                                                                      Jules: Ahhh, hit the spot.

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                                                                                      1. re: MonMauler

                                                                                        And, of course, who could forget The Big Lebowski:

                                                                                        Walter: He lives in North Hollywood, on Radford, near the In-and-Out Burger.
                                                                                        Dude: The In-and-Out Burger is on Camrose.
                                                                                        Walter: Near the In-and-Out Burger.
                                                                                        Donny: Those are good burgers, Walter.
                                                                                        Walter: Shut the F up, Donny.
                                                                                        Donny: We'll be near the In-and-Out Burger.
                                                                                        Walter: Shut the F up, Donny. We'll, uh, brace the kid -- he'll be a pushover. We'll get that F'ing money, if he hasn't spent it already. Million F'ing clams. And yes, we'll be near the uh -- some burgers, some beers, a few laughs. Our F'ing troubles are over, Donny.

                                                                                          1. re: MonMauler

                                                                                            That scene where they're driving in the Dude's car with the smashed out windshield silently eating In-N-Out burgers cracks me up every time.

                                                                                        1. Goodbye Columbus...

                                                                                          The buffet scene.

                                                                                          1. Additional suggestions from my friends, Delicatessen and Sweeney Todd. What can you do if your friends are the Addams Family?

                                                                                            1. I don't have any favorite 100% "food" movies, but as for movies with favorite food "scenes":

                                                                                              "Tom Jones" (of course!)

                                                                                              "My Favorite Year" (when they're all at "Benjie's" mother's house for dinner & complementing her Filipino husband re: his stew, until he discloses the secret ingredient - parrot.)

                                                                                              "Goodfellas" (LOVE the scene where Paul Sorvino is slicing the garlic with a razor blade while in prison, as well as Ray Liotta's final family dinner (a pile of paper-thin veal cutlets fried up as an appetizer!))

                                                                                              "The Godfather" ("Fat Clemenza" showing "Michael" how to make sauce for a crowd - lol! - as well as "Fat Clemenza's" famous line after killing "Paulie" - "Leave the gun; take the cannoli".)

                                                                                              Re: the latter, Anthony Bourdain did a funny take on that in his "New Jersey" episode, where he was the one getting whacked, & Mario Batali did the gun/cannoli line.

                                                                                              I'm sure there are others that are just escaping me at the moment.

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                                                                                              1. re: Bacardi1

                                                                                                +1 On the Godfather, even mentioning it makes me crave spaghetti!

                                                                                                1. Moonstruck with Cher and Nicholas Cage. I have seen that movie a dozen times just to look at the food.There is so much wonderful food in that movie! Aside from the bread bakery scenes, there is a great scene near the end. Olympia Dukakis cracks an egg over a piece of bread sizzling on the stove, then lays strips of red pepper on top. You can smell it cooking! ( well, I can anyway).

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                                                                                                  1. re: meagan

                                                                                                    Definitely!!! I also love that Dukakis with the egg/toast scene - particularly because it brings back fond memories of my mother, who used to enjoy the same thing for breakfast.

                                                                                                    1. re: meagan

                                                                                                      Good Call with Moonstruck. I also always felt a personal attachment to that film, because the Bakeri, Cammareri's was the bakery my parents went for all their bread in the 70's and early 80's. The two ladies behind the counter were actually in the movie.

                                                                                                      1. re: meagan

                                                                                                        For me it's the steak and egg scene. Don't know why it sticks but any time I make it I think of it.

                                                                                                      2. Goodfellows ia a great food movies as are Julie & Julia and Big Night

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                                                                                                        1. re: ctfoodguy

                                                                                                          How could I have left out "Julie & Julia"?!? That was a terrific movie - Meryl Streep was so good as Julia Child.

                                                                                                          1. Chocolat. Watched it during matinee. 12 screen theater. Had to strain to hear it over some war movie next door, screams and explosions galore.

                                                                                                            1. I liked "Bella Martha", specially for the italian sous-chef character, but found the american remake "No Reservations" pretty bad.
                                                                                                              And yeah, "Babette'sFeast" and "Tampopo" are all time favorites.
                                                                                                              ok, I liked "Ramen Girl" too :)

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                                                                                                              1. re: Jotalandim

                                                                                                                I saw that movie, but it was called "Mostly Martha" - must have been renamed? The remake was okay, nothing special.

                                                                                                                1. I'm grateful to "Amelie" for teaching me that those delectable bits on the back of the chicken are called "oysters." No one but me seems to care about them, and that bit of the movie gave me such delight.

                                                                                                                  1. My first thought was Like Water for Chocolate and I agree with Julie & Julia. My favorite, though, has to be Ratatouille.

                                                                                                                    "He's ruining the soup!"

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                                                                                                                    1. re: Christina D

                                                                                                                      Isn't "Ratatouille" adorable?!? My husband bought the dvd for me because I not only adore cooking & food, but also used to have pet rats & adored them as well. I loved the beautiful presentation (albeit cartoon) of the ratatouille the rat makes, & the food critic's (voice done by Peter O'Toole) expression & memories when he takes his first bite.

                                                                                                                      1. re: Bacardi1

                                                                                                                        Did you ever see "The Tudors"? Peter O'Toole played the Pope and every time he spoke, all I could hear was Anton Ego!

                                                                                                                    2. Days of Wine and Roses.

                                                                                                                      The fatal glass of beer with W. C. Fields

                                                                                                                      The Gold Rush with Charlie Chaplin.

                                                                                                                      Thanks to way too many channels at my sister's house, the films Tampopo and Babette's Feast.

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                                                                                                                      1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                                                                                                                        My sister and I were forced to watch Days of Wine and Roses as kids once. I don't think we even say through the whole thing but were never forgot the beginning and used to turn to eachother an yell out "peanut brittle? Peanut brittle?!!!" in that cackling voice the woman did for years afterwards. Not sure my sister who was quite little even knows what movie it's from honestly.

                                                                                                                        1. re: melpy

                                                                                                                          I don't remember any mention of Peanut Brittle in "Days of Wind and Roses". In fact, I don't remember any mention of food at all.

                                                                                                                          1. re: Bacardi1

                                                                                                                            At the beginning doesn't someone go to the office and bring a woman peanut brittle and she talks about how you are supposed to bring a woman chocolate and laughs that anyone would think to bring peanut brittle?

                                                                                                                            I don't know about food but plenty of drink, like the gateway drink brandy Alexander.

                                                                                                                            1. re: melpy

                                                                                                                              Yeah, Jack Lemmon visits Lee Remick at her office in his attempt to get her to agree to a date. As she repeatedly denies his advances he keeps offering her and her co-workers peanut brittle from a box he brought.

                                                                                                                              1. re: 2roadsdiverge

                                                                                                                                Oh goodness - you're talking about that 60-second blip about peanut brittle at the beginning of the movie??? No wonder I didn't remember it. I don't think they even showed the peanut brittle.

                                                                                                                                1. re: Bacardi1

                                                                                                                                  We only saw it once and I don't think we finished it but that scene was extremely memorable for two kids. We were probably 10 and 7.

                                                                                                                      2. Pieces of April -- a hilarious Thanksgiving movie.

                                                                                                                        1. Okay, everyone is mentioning all these fancy movies so forgive me. I love this goofy ass movie I saw super late one night I couldn't sleep. Simply Irresistable. One of my favorite songs plays in that movie. Once in a blue moon by Sidney Forrest
                                                                                                                          Also Fatso. Who doesn't love that movie?

                                                                                                                          1. Pardon the brain fart, but I just remembered a favorite seen every New Years Eve in Germany.

                                                                                                                            Classy matron is being served holiday dinner by the butler. As he announces each course for her approval, she replies," The same as always." The ending is hilarious and I won't spoil it for you. In English in black and white. Hopefully some European Hounds can come up with the actual title for me.

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                                                                                                                              1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                                                                                                                                Just watched this today for the first time.Bought it for an Xmas present! LOL! Lovely!

                                                                                                                              2. John Belushi walking the cafeteria line in Animal House. I think about "going Belushi" every time I eat Jello.

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                                                                                                                                1. The diner scene in "Five Easy Pieces."

                                                                                                                                  I have had to do a version of this myself on one or two occasions. :<)

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                                                                                                                                  1. My Big Fat Greek Wedding. "what do you mean you don't eat meat? oh, that's ok, i'll make you lamb" Great food scene.

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                                                                                                                                    1. re: bobbert

                                                                                                                                      I now make a great version of the cake with a hole in it.

                                                                                                                                    2. My List so far:

                                                                                                                                      Big NIght
                                                                                                                                      Julie and Julia
                                                                                                                                      Like Water For Chocolat
                                                                                                                                      A Good Year

                                                                                                                                      1. What? No mention of Sammo Hung in Kung-Fu Chefs? He can completely debone an entire pig with one fell swoop of his cleaver!...a magic cleaver at that! LOL

                                                                                                                                        It's good for a laugh.

                                                                                                                                          1. For me it's American Psycho, hands down. I can actually pinpoint the moment when I first became interested in food and fine dining, and it's when I saw that movie. It's not actually *about* food, but so much of it takes place in trendy restaurants, with people eating food, and talking about the food, and so on, and so forth. It's a satire, yes, and I know it's supposed to be mocking the culinary culture it depicts, but still, it's all so classy and delicious.

                                                                                                                                            Oh, also Pulp Fiction. That entire movie is mostly just people talking about what hamburgers are called, and arguing over the price of milkshakes.

                                                                                                                                            1. I got a kick out of how much the very pregnant Marge liked to eat in Fargo.

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                                                                                                                                              1. re: Wisey

                                                                                                                                                Oh Lord - I did too. All that Arby's + the scene at the buffet? And then she orders a Diet Coke in the bar - lol!!!

                                                                                                                                              2. Chocolat is one of my favorite movies of all time! Between this, Like Water for Chocolate, and Woman on Top, it's the perfect trio with magical realism, food, and awesome characters!

                                                                                                                                                Now I want to watch a bunch of movies!

                                                                                                                                                1. Mostly Martha is a really beautiful movie, with great food and lots of sexual chemistry. The remake is an embarrassment, watch the original, it's awesome.

                                                                                                                                                  1. Now this is a subject I can get behind. I am a movie AND food freak and I love a good movie that includes eating, drinking, cooking, or even food shopping. Here is just a partial list.
                                                                                                                                                    It's Complicated
                                                                                                                                                    Out of Africa
                                                                                                                                                    Julie & Julia
                                                                                                                                                    Under the Tuscan Sun
                                                                                                                                                    Victor Victoria
                                                                                                                                                    To Catch a Thief
                                                                                                                                                    Shirley Valentine
                                                                                                                                                    Something's Gotta Give
                                                                                                                                                    One True Thing
                                                                                                                                                    The Devil Wears Prada
                                                                                                                                                    Barefoot in the Park
                                                                                                                                                    Sabrina (the original)
                                                                                                                                                    The Four Seasons
                                                                                                                                                    Two for the Road
                                                                                                                                                    French Kiss
                                                                                                                                                    Le Divorce
                                                                                                                                                    Accidental Tourist
                                                                                                                                                    How to Murder Your Wife

                                                                                                                                                    1. Imitation of Life (1934 w/ Claudette Colbert)

                                                                                                                                                      1. French Kiss:

                                                                                                                                                        Kate : Did you know there are 452 official kinds of cheese in this country, isn't that amazing? To find 452 ways to classify what is essentially a bacterial process? Don't you think that's amazing?

                                                                                                                                                        Luc: You would prefer one kind of cheese? One cheeseburger to put it on? One restaurant to eat it in?

                                                                                                                                                        Kate: I'm saying I *like* the cheese. God! Oh no, It's coming, the mucus is coming. Spasm! Spasm!

                                                                                                                                                        Luc: Look at the Cows

                                                                                                                                                        Kate: Not the cow, I just ate that cow. Oh god, here it is, here it comes. Lactose Intolerance!

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                                                                                                                                                        1. Fried Green Tomatoes is by far my favorite.

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                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Nikkileawells

                                                                                                                                                            Nothing But Trouble. The part where the horrid/huge white weiners are traveling around on the model train for the guests to grab as they go by on the dining table is so gross it's hilarious.

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Nikkileawells

                                                                                                                                                              oh yeah! forgot this one and love it too:-)

                                                                                                                                                            2. Chocolat, Big Night, Babette's Feast, Ratatouille

                                                                                                                                                              1. Not a food movie, but there's some nice food scenes in the Winona Ryder version of "Little Women".... the breakfast spread that they end up taking to the Hummels, the christmas pudding (I think that's what it is anyway) that Meg is putting powdered sugar on when talking about John Brook, and the pastries that Sally Moffat keeps eating before her coming out party, threatening her to not be able to "draw her laces".

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                                                                                                                                                                1. re: juliejulez

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for reminding me about this gorgeous movie! I loved seeing what they did with so little - a crock of butter and "miraculous sausages" seeming like an impossible luxury.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: juliejulez

                                                                                                                                                                    I love when in the Hepburn version Amy says: "I'll take the popovers" and she sounds so sad.

                                                                                                                                                                  2. Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory. Also Ramen Girl with the late Brittany Murphy.

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                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: emglow101

                                                                                                                                                                      How do I always forget Willy Wonka?! Yes! Good call.

                                                                                                                                                                    2. I Love You To Death, with Kevin Kline and Tracey Ullman, always makes me want pizza and spaghetti (minus the aspirin).

                                                                                                                                                                      1. Christmas in Conneticut...the scene where S.Z. Sakall serves appetizers from a buffet...the dialogue fits perfectly with the food !

                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover :)

                                                                                                                                                                          1. babette's feast, hands down!

                                                                                                                                                                            1. oh dear....so many...

                                                                                                                                                                              Eat Drink Man Woman
                                                                                                                                                                              Like Water For Chocolate
                                                                                                                                                                              Bottle Shock
                                                                                                                                                                              Big Night


                                                                                                                                                                                1. Sideways
                                                                                                                                                                                  The Godfather
                                                                                                                                                                                  Something's Gotta Give - the majority of the scenes take place in the kitchen, at restaurants, a beach picnic, and a specialty food store.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee film 1994) Julie and Julia ( LOVE it) Chocolat and Ratatouille

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Dumplings...streaming on Netflix.


                                                                                                                                                                                      A beautiful Chinese actress is afraid she is getting too old and unattractive for her playboy husband, so she seeks out the fountain of youth purported to be within special dumplings made by an...interesting lady who lives on the wrong side of the tracks. It's different, but I really enjoyed it. Not for the faint-hearted, though.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Little Shop of Horrors :)

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Hands down ~ What's Cooking?

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Certainly not a food movie, but I love love love the Shake Shack scene in Something Borrowed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Also not a food movie... Philip Seymour Hoffman's character eating a gorgeous greasy slice of pizza in Along Came Polly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. The Secret of the Grain.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle inspired me to make a 3 hour drive to my nearest White Castle. Had never been before (don't have them in Canada).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: melpy

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I remember thinking it was ok. Solid. Not life-altering, but servicable.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        At least I knew.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. The Silence Of The Lambs?

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Leonardo

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Just watched 'Eat Drink Man Woman' on TV. Still one of the best visually.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. How about the The Wedding Banquet ???????

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I've never seen it, but I did hear it was quite exceptional.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. There's a cute French film Romantics Anonymous. 2010.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Also, Blues Brothers. My favorite lines:
                                                                                                                                                                                                              "How much for the little girl?"

                                                                                                                                                                                                              "Four fried chickens and a coke, and some white toast please."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: BobbieSue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Just saw Romantics Anonymous and loved it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Spinning Plates. A must-watch. On Netflix I believe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                A superb documentary by Joseph Levy, who also did Into The Fire (a food series I really loved).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                It follows 3 restaurants and their different stories. Beautifully shot and told. Great storytelling.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                It follows:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Alinea, in Chicago
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Breitbach's, in Iowa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                La Cocina de Gabby, in Arizona

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Eat Drink Man Woman.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I once watched this in a college film class, completely stoned. It was torturous!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. 'Nothing But Trouble' with Chevy Chase and Demi Moore.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ranked as one of the worst movies ever made.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I thought it was hilarious. Parts of it anyway.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The part when dinner is served on the model railway is without doubt one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The movie was made in 1991.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm laughing right now just thinking about it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm 'torrenting' it right now just to watch the dinner scene.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Two recent additions for me are The Lunchbox and Chef. The Lunchbox is an Indian production revolving around the fascinating lunch delivery service in Mumbai. The two main characters are excellent as the plot is developed via notes in a lunchbox.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chef is a more light-hearted movie with a really good soundtrack and delicious food.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: kevin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "Sunny side up, Sunny side down, Sunny side all ze vay around...!"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Thoroughly enjoyed Chef and One Hundred Foot Journey.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. i am sure i replied with a long list before, but today, my short list is: tampopo and babette's feast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. has anyone seen The Hundred Foot Journey? i enjoyed the book .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: ritabwh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the movie is not exceptional, but good, a little over the tip. though the dishes look great, and it has an old fashioned quality to it, that you rarely see these days.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A Trip to Italy is a great foodie movie.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: magic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It was a series in Britain, now out as a movie in the U.S.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: magic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          my bad, it's a movie in the states.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jjw is correct.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: kevin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You're right! It's apparently both!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. The God of Cookery, Stephen Chow. Great fun, totally silly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. I see that no one has mentioned Like Water for Chocolate...


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    That was a helluva depressing movie!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her lover.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. The Trip—funny gastro-tour around Britain co-starring foams and amuse-bouches.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Twister—became a vegetarian after watching most of the cast consume a pre-tornado hunt steak-and-eggs breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Joe Vs. the Volcano—'80s LA minimalist cuisine. God, I love that film.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Scoop—Not very foodie but Scarlett makes this salad in one scene that makes me wince. She squeezes an entire half a lemon on the greens and then adds the olive oil. And finally, she doesn't mix it. No, no, and no. I like the water in the ceramic picture though; that looks refreshing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: mbabyok

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I loved that Twister scene, it had the opposite effect on me. All I wanted in life was steak and eggs and a big breakfast after watching that.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: magic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It was so greasy and gluttonous. The camera loved it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: mbabyok

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As did I.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              First time I took notice of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "Who is this fine actor?", I thought.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. re: mbabyok

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            There's a new movie, The Trip to Italy (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2967006/), which is on demand now. Woot.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Loved that one and can only imagine the tasty things (and hilarity) to come in this sorta sequel!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: mbabyok

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              i think i like scarlet better.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              a trip to italy is a little more restrained than the OG The trip.