8 Must Watch Movies for Foodies

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There’s no sight on earth more appealing than that of a food lover crafting a masterpiece in the kitchen.  Watching a chef cook is definitely more pleasing than doing it yourself.  It is wonderful to watch some bake, saute, or fry ingredients to create something so perfect and beautiful. It has the power to tickle your food fantasies and inspire you to fulfill them. So to appease the food lover in you, here’s a list of 8 must watch movies for foodies.


There is no second question to why this movie tops the list. This heart-warming tale of a chef who wants the word to experience his food creations will surely stimulate your salivary glands. All those Cuban sandwiches will surely make you want a sandwich like none other.


The concept of who you are has nothing to do with what you can do, cannot be explained better than Ratatouille does. It is a true labor of love for fine cooking, and it goes about its story in an adorable way. The animation is top notch, and the dishes look so amazing that you can’t help but appreciate the much celebrated French cuisine.

Julie and Julia

This movie is inspired by the true story of Julie Powell, a new-yorker who discovers her passion for cooking and blogging inspired by the celebrated American cookbook author Julia Child. They both discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible. Her adventures with cooking and the delicious scenes will keep you engaged and wanting more.

Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana

For any Punjabi style chicken lover, this movie is paradise.  A grandson tries to recreate the celebrated chicken recipe of his grandfather to save his family dhaba. His trials and tribulations give us a lot of laughs, a few tears and an irresistible craving for Punjabi dhaba style chicken.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Unlike an artistic movie glorifying food making, this is a documentary which follows 85-year-old Jiro Ono, a world-renowned sushi chef. Watching the relentless pursuit of perfection he demands from all his apprentices, is equal parts of awe-inspiring, soul-crushing and totally mouthwatering. If you decide to work at Jiro’s you may just be making eggs for 10 years till you absolutely perfect the craft.

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

A movie dedicated to chocolate. Like really! Get ready to enter a fantasy land full of candy and other weird things. While seeing the movie you will feel like you are on a joy ride enjoying the irresistible candies. Good luck with the chocolate cravings. Umm.. a chocolava cake may help. Just saying!

The Trip

Steve Coogan is asked to tour the finest restaurants of Northern England. When his girlfriend backs out, he invites his best frenemy and fellow comedian Rob Brydon instead. Get ready for some mouth-watering incredible cuisines and lots of grumbles in your tummy.

The Lunchbox

This classic Irfan movie will make you crave for some good and simple homemade food. Right from aloo gobhi to simple beans and chapatti, you would want it all cooked in the quintessential lohe ki kadhai. After all nothing beats good Desi khana.

Can you think of more foodie movies? Tell us in the comments below!