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.

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Toast (2010)

Dir: S J Clarkson

Stars: Oscar Kennedy, Victoria Hamilton, Colin Prockter, Ken Stott

The ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960’s Britain.

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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.

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Chef (2014)

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.

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Burnt (2015)

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.

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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.

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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.

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