What are some of your favorite Cooking themed movies (or cooking scenes from a movie)?

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One of my favorite movies of all time - The Odd Couple - had a number of food scenes, but my favorite was when Oscar (Walter Matthau) made some comments about some "spaghetti" Felix (Jack Lemmon) had made, and Felix started sort of snickering, with that snooty look on his face, and Oscar wondered what was so funny? Felix replied "It's not spaghetti, It's linguni! Oscar picked up the plate, and threw it through a door, onto a wall in the kitchen, and replied "It's garbage now!
 

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I don't remember watching many food related movies, but this movie is in my all time favourite top five movies. Tampopo. It's entertaining and wonderfully bizarre. It has a main story and lots of vignettes. Here's the Wikipedia article about it. Tampopo
 

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Ratatouille :)
From Walt Disney

Plus the tv series "chef" with Lenny Henry
 

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I don't remember watching many food related movies, but this movie is in my all time favourite top five movies. Tampopo. It's entertaining and wonderfully bizarre. It has a main story and lots of vignettes. Here's the Wikipedia article about it. Tampopo
I *loved* Tampopo! An awesome movie!

There are so many movies with great food scenes. My earliest memory of one has to be with the spaghetti dinner with The Lady and the Tramp! As for just a fun movie based around food, I loved Like Water for Chocolate!
 

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I also like the scene in Spanglish, the Adam Sadler ( a chef in the movie) is preparing himself a nice sandwich after a long day at work. Just as he sits down, relaxes and is about to take his first bite, he gets yelled at ( which totally ruins his experience).

 

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A few movies about food that I've enjoyed are "The Hundred-Foot Journey" with Helen Mirren, "Chocolat" with Juliette Binoche and "Chef" with Jon Favreau.
 

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I really enjoyed Julie & Julia, and was reading recently, the person that the movie was written about, died. Her name was Julie Powell, she had a previous arrhythmia then died of a heart attack, at age 49. Her and her husband had covid the month before. She saw a doctor a day or two before she died for black hairy tongue (covid symptom). I felt so sad at her dying so young from atherosclerosis. It's so unfair that the first symptom of atherosclerosis can be a heart attack. Not everyone makes it past that.
 

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I really enjoyed Julie & Julia, and was reading recently, the person that the movie was written about, died. Her name was Julie Powell, she had a previous arrhythmia then died of a heart attack, at age 49. Her and her husband had covid the month before. She saw a doctor a day or two before she died for black hairy tongue (covid symptom). I felt so sad at her dying so young from atherosclerosis. It's so unfair that the first symptom of atherosclerosis can be a heart attack. Not everyone makes it past that.
She died of cardiac arrest, not a heart attack. What makes you think she had atherosclerosis? Lots of things can cause the heart to stop beating.
 

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Well, I don't think it really matters what she died from, it truly is just sad that she died so young, I did not know. It was a great movie, Julie Julia, and I will watch it again.
My other favorites are Ratatouille, Chocolat, and Hundred Foot Journey. More movies that will be easy to watch again. These were really ALL about food.

I'm putting Tampopo and Like Water for Chocolate on my list.

There are 2 or 3 series, names of which I have forgotten, one that actually talked, involved and used food and other food related topics as their story line... (I'll find the names)
But the others - really not much related to actual food other than being a restaurant and cooking as a background to the histrionics of the main characters.
I'm sure I've seen Chef but can't find it and don't remember.
 
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