15 Best Cooking Movies That Will Make You Hungry
Prepare your favorite gourmet treats and settle in with the flicks that celebrate the joys of cooking.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
In one of our favorite cooking movies, most of the food isn’t even real—but the imagination is what makes it so iconic. The best parts of the Gene Wilder classic are the set pieces in the factory that show us how Everlasting Gobstoppers get made or how to turn a person into a blueberry. With chocolate rivers, golden eggs, and edible teacups, you’ll be craving candy in no time! The early musical number about “The Candy Man” is a special treat that’s satisfying and delicious. Here are some more classic movies from the good old days that kids today will love.
Bradley Cooper gets bossy with love interest Sienna Miller in this romantic drama about earning hard-to-get ratings for top-notch cuisine. Cooper is a chef trying to get his edge back after rehab. Cooking is a high-stakes art form, but its true power is the way it allows redemption—with some romance on the side. Look out for plated masterpieces that will make foodies swoon.
Who doesn’t love a movie about pizza? Of course, this movie is about much more than just pizza it’s about sisterhood, friendship, love, and finding yourself. Julia Roberts stars in this ’80s flick as a young woman who waitresses at a pizza shop with her sister and their best friend in Mystic, Connecticut. Their boss and mentor, Leona, makes the best pizza in town but she needs more than just locals and summer tourism to survive. Her secret family recipe for her sauce is what makes her pizza pies so delectable. The girls believe that getting a renowned television food critic will be just what they need to rally in new customers and revive the business back to financial stability. After taking several ooey-gooey bites out of his slice of mushroom pizza, he essentially ends up calling the pizza “superb.” And we must say that every pan of piping hot pizza in every scene truly does look superb to our taste buds! These are the 25 brilliant kitchen shortcuts you’ll wish you knew sooner.
Carl Casper, played by Jon Favreau is an acclaimed restaurant chef who uses his senses of taste and smells to whip up unique cuisine creations. Unfortunately, his boss isn’t fond of his culinary art and wants him to stick to the menu. But when a restaurant critic brutally picks apart his cooking skills for the food his boss forced him to make against his own instincts, his frustrations go viral in a video confrontation between Casper and the critic. With his career in hot water, his ex-wife suggests refurbishing an old food truck so he can have the freedom to create and cook whatever he wants. He travels across America with his old colleague and son by his side to rebuild his reputation as a culinary connoisseur. And along the way, his passion for cooking and love of food also helps him bond with his family and find his purpose in life. This is a movie that will make you laugh, smile, and salivate, trust us, those Cubano sandwiches look muy delicioso!
Because I Said So
Mandy Moore and Diane Keaton make a hilarious, but endearing pair in this movie about an overbearing mother who posts a dating ad for her hopelessly single daughter. Aside from the usual trials and tribulations that come with any mother/daughter relationship, the beautifully ornate cakes and chocolate soufflés that they bake from scratch look absolutely scrumptious. To all the movie buffs with a sweet tooth, this is just one of the many cooking movies for you! Find yourself craving food even after these cooking movies are long over? Make sure you never make these 25 cooking mistakes that ruin your food.
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