This is such a classic. Two brothers emigrate from Italy to open a restaurant in America, only to face financial struggles. When offered an opportunity to save their restaurant, the brothers gamble all they have for their big night.
Two sisters take in Babette, a French refugee, who hosts an extravagant feast after winning the lottery. The normally pious village gets to indulge in this epic meal—we wish we were sitting at that table.
Tampopo is a single mother who struggles with her ramen restaurant, but then along comes a rugged truck driver who seems to know all about ramen. Will they make a transcendent bowl of ramen together? This is an absolutely-must-watch for any ramen lover.
Eat Drink Man Woman
A movie about family, food, and eating together. It's a heartwarmer for sure.
Pixar does it again. A rat named Remy turns out to be a culinary virtuoso who sneaks his way into a fancypants Parisian restaurant kitchen. We don't believe we've met anyone who didn't enjoy this movie.
When Harry Met Sally
This scene. Even if you haven't seen the movie, you know about this scene in Katz's. "I'll have what she's having."
Julie and Julia
Ah, yes. The blog turned movie about Julia Child, and wasn't Meryl Streep amazingly good as Julia Child?
The Breakfast Club
In this 1980s cult classic, five very different high school students are forced to serve a Saturday detention together. There are many good moments, but a highlight is definitely Ally Sheedy making her sandwich and tossing the bologna.
Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, and lots of chocolate. Make sure you watch this within grabbing reach.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
There have been two movie adaptations of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Whether you enjoyed the 2005 version, or the Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory of 1971, both are surreally beautiful and bizarrely compelling journeys through the sugar-blasted world of Willy Wonka.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Jiro Ono is an 85-year-old sushi chef who has been practicing his craft for his entire life, and the current owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, Michelin-starred, sushi-only restaurant located in a Tokyo subway station. Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a documentary about this interesting dude and his son, who's feeling the extreme pressure of filling his dad's shoes.
Fried Green Tomatoes
This 1991 film is about friendships and comfort food at the Whistle Stop Café, where they, naturally, serve fried green tomatoes and some infamous barbecue.