Have you ever watched a film and felt your stomach start to rumble? While other people might watch movies for the acting or the storyline, some of us care more about the food than anything else. If you’re a foodie, there are plenty of great flicks out there to keep you hungering for something tasty. There’s no better way to spend an evening than chowing down on these incredible foodie films.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
If you have a sweet tooth, then this is a film you need to watch. The 1971 adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s book features all kinds of delicious treats that will leave your mouth watering. With a chocolate river, candy mushrooms and gummy bears as big as your head, the film will definitely make you feel like a kid in a candy shop. If the ‘70s version of the film is too outdated for you, then why not watch the 2005 remake directed by Tim Burton. The updated graphics and bright colors make all those sweet treats too good to resist. We got a cavity just from watching the film.
Julie and Julia
Starring the ever-delightful Amy Adams and acting goddess Meryl Streep, this foodie flick is exactly what you need if you’re looking for something new to cook. The film is based on the creations of Julia Child and the attempt by Julie Powell to recreate all of them in the space of a year. If you’ve ever been interested in French cuisine, then prepare to get hungry as you feast on this enchanting film. We won’t blame you if you decide to buy Child’s cookbook “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” after you watch this film. There are some incredible recipes in there that you need to taste for yourself.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
From one great acting talent to another. The Hundred-Foot Journey stars Helen Mirren as a restaurant owner who competes with a new chef that arrives across the street. The film shows off the best cuisine that France and India have to offer, expressing years worth of culture and tradition in some of the most mouth-watering dishes you’ll ever see on screen. When the two countries come together to create food that samples both French and Indian flavors, you’ll feel like you’re in foodie heaven.
Fan of Italian food? Big Night might be the movie for you, then. This film about two emigrants who set up a restaurant in New York will show you that there’s more to Italian cuisine than just pizza and pasta. The lead chef in the movie, portrayed by Tony Shalhoub, refuses to bow down to the small-minded request of the patrons and shows just how impressive food can be when it’s given an authentic touch. The “timpano” is the highlight of this, and if you’re a fan of savory food, it will definitely have you drooling.
Tell us you’re not now hungry for some great food and even greater films to watch. Grab your snack of choice, make yourself comfortable, and put one of these movies on the TV. Trust us; you won’t regret it.