The Best Food Trip Movies
Big Night (1996)
Dir: Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci
Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Marc Anthony, Larry Block
A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business.
Dir: S J Clarkson
Stars: Oscar Kennedy, Victoria Hamilton, Colin Prockter, Ken Stott
The ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960’s Britain.
The Ramen Girl (2008)
Dir: Robert Allan Ackerman
Stars: Brittany Murphy, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tammy Blanchard, Sohee Park
An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a râmen chef under a tyrannical Japanese master.
Dir: Jon Favreau
Stars: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman
A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.
Dir: John Wells
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, Riccardo Scamarcio
Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Dir: Ang Lee
Stars: Sihung Lung, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-Lien Wu, Kuei-Mei Yang
A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members.
Woman on Top (2000)
Dir: Fina Torres
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Murilo Benício, Harold Perrineau, Mark Feuerstein
Brazilian chef Isabella Oliveira moves to San Francisco when her husband, frustrated by her motion sickness, cheats on her.