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Favorite Food Films
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Director: Lasse Hallström
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss, Lena Olin, Leslie Caron, Hugh O'Conor, John Wood and Ron Cook
A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group of Boat Gypsies float down the river, the prejudices of the Mayor leads to a crisis.
Directors: Kris Pearn and Cody Cameron
Starring (voices): Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Will Forte, Neil Patrick Harris, Terry Crews, James Caan, Andy Samberg and Benjamin Bratt
Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Director: Jon Avnet
Starring: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Cicely Tyson, Chris O'Donnell, Stan Shaw, Gailard Sartain, Timothy Scott, Gary Basaraba, Lois Smith, Danny Nelson and Richard Riehle
A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.
Haute Cuisine (2012)
Director: Christian Vincent
Starring: Catherine Frot, Arthur Dupont and Jean d'Ormesson
Hortense Laborie, a renowned chef from Périgord, is astonished when the President of France appoints her as his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Élysée Palace.
Despite jealous resentment from the other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself, thanks to her indomitable spirit. The authenticity of her cooking soon seduces the President, but the corridors of power are littered with traps...
Director: Lasse Hallström
Starring: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Amit Shah, Farzana Dua Elahe, Dillon Mitra, Aria Pandya and Rohan Chand
Story centered on an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.
Julie & Julia (2009)
Director: Nora Ephron
Starring: Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci, Amy Adams, Chris Messina, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Jane Lynch, Vanessa Ferlito and Linda Emond
Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.
Mostly Martha (2002)
[Also known as 'Bella Martha']
Director: Sandra Nettelbeck
Starring: Martina Gedeck, Maxime Foerste, Sergio Castellitto, August Zirner and Sibylle Canonica
The slow and steady transformation of a talented but lonely chef.
Nina's Heavenly Delights (2006)
Director: Pratibha Parmar
Starring: Shelley Conn, Laura Fraser, Art Malik, Ronny Jhutti, Veena Sood, Raji James, Atta Yaqub, Francisco Bosch, Raad Rawi and Zoe Henretty
A feisty young Scottish Asian woman returns to Glasgow to run her deceased father's curry house.
Director: Marcus Markou
Starring: Stephen Dillane, Selina Cadell, Frank Dillane, Georgia Groome, Thomas Underhill and Cosima Shaw
Following his ruin in the latest banking crisis, a self-made millionaire reluctantly re-unites with his estranged freewheeling brother to re-open the abandoned fish and chip shop they shared in their youth.
Directors: Jan Pinkava and Brad Bird
Starring (voices): Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn, Peter O'Toole, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett, Julius Callahan, James Remar and John Ratzenberger
In one of Paris' finest restaurants, Remy, a determined young rat, dreams of becoming a renowned French chef. Torn between his family's wishes and his true calling. Remy and his pal Linguini set in motion a hilarious chain of events that turns the City of Lights upside down.
Director: Stephen Frears
Based on the novel by Roddy Doyle
Starring: Colm Meaney, Donal O'Kelly, Ger Ryan, Caroline Rothwell, Neilí Conroy, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Brendan O'Carroll, Stuart Dunne, Jack Lynch and Laurie Morton
Upon being fired from his job at the bakery, Bimbo and his best mate go into business for themselves and purchase a chipper (a fish and chips van); but will the pressures of financial success sour their friendship forever?
Director: Adrienne Shelly
Starring: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Jeremy Sisto, Adrienne Shelly, Andy Griffith and Eddie Jemison
A pregnant waitress in an abusive relationship enters a pie contest where she indulges her hopes and dreams into her cooking, hoping it will fund a new life for her elsewhere.
What's Cooking? (2000)
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Starring: Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick, Joan Chen, Lainie Kazan, Maury Chaykin, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard and Dennis Haysbert
On Thanksgiving day, four ethnically diverse families: Vietnamese, Latino, Jewish and African American gather for the traditional meal. But each family has its own distinct set of problems and hilarity ensues.
Director: Mel Stuart
Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Leonard Stone, Aubrey Woods, Günter Meisner, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Julie Dawn Cole, Pat Coombs and Roy Kinnear
The world is astounded when Willy Wonka, for years a recluse in his chocolate factory, announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of the factory, shown all the secrets of his amazing candy, and one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate.
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