19 movies that talk about gastronomy

Management Restaurants has compiled a list of movies that talk about gastronomy. You may not agree with some of them because of their history or its content, and we understand it, but who can be so absolute in life, right? We hope it is of interest to you and if it catches your attention, look for it, look at it and enjoy it.


© Jon Favreau, 2014.

'Chef' is not just an adventure movie. 'Chef' tells us about how our strategic Personal affect our environment, either for better or for worse. He also tells us about the importance of learning to value what we have and to enjoy life. As it is. But with less icing. Also, you can watch on Netflix the great documentary series that inspired.

 'Travel to Italia'.

'Travel to Italia'

© Michael Winterbottom, 2014.

The result of the second adaptation of the British series 'The Trip' to the big screen. In it, the actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon interpret themselves traveling through the boot of Europe, collecting their vices - especially gastronomic - for The Observer newspaper. Magic by Michael Winterbottom.


© Joon-ho Bong, 2017.
Whoever reads 'Okja' among the list of the best movies about kitchen he will put his hands to his head and label us sadists. This film, directed by the Asian Joon-ho Bong, tells the story of a girl who wants to save her gigantic sow mutation from a multinational that seeks to turn her into meat.

In this way, 'Okja' raises the dichotomy between the exploitation of resources and respect for nature. 100 out of 100 vegans They have given a 'like' to this story.

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'Big Night'.

'Big Night'
© Stanley Tucci, Campbell Scott, 1996.
After watching this comedy, you just want to cook Tympano alla 'Big Night' and you'll speak like the most sophisticated purist in all of Italy.

'Julie and Julia'.

'Julie and Julia'
© Nora Ephron, 2009.
Meryl Streep plays Julia Child, the writer of the book of kitchen best-selling ever. Like Simone Ortega's '1080 recipes', French style. In a comedy tone, it tells the story of Child, and of the cook Julie Powell - played by Amy Adams - who intends to keep up with him by cooking all his proposals for a year.


© Brad Bird, 2007.
This Pixar feature film it is an excellent metaphor for overcoming. Who has not ever thought that he was not capable of doing something n, but has managed to surprise himself? In addition, of course, a cure for humility. Although if we stick with one scene, we would certainly choose the reminiscence of Mr. Ego from his childhood.


© Domee Shi, 2018.
Just before 'Incredibles 2' you could see the first Pixar short film directed by a woman: 'Bao'. This three minute film tells the story of a woman who suffers from the empty nest syndrome. All the love and pain that he keeps for the departure of his son, is poured into this bite of dough that comes to life (by Pixar art).

'Eat, drink, love, woman'.

'Eat, drink, love, woman'
© Ang Lee, 1994.
'Eat drink love' It is one of the best Ang Lee movies. And it unfolds at the table. In this feature film we can see two ways of understanding life and generational breaks, through the kitchen. A philosophy plated with the best seasoning.

'The Great Restaurant'.

Louis de Funes, food comedian? French master of the grimace and mockery, the histrionic suited him. And if it was in a restaurant, surrounded by delicate plates and flying cakes, the comedy was multiplied by two.

'Between glasses'.

'Between glasses'
© Alexander Payne, 2004.
Of wine and failures This feature film by Alexander Payne is capable of making you laugh and cry as it fills your room with aromas of pinot noir. 'Entre Copas' will make you reflect, and dream of vineyard lands. Of course, of Californian origin, perfect to expand your wine horizons.

'A fantasy world'.

'A fantasy world'
© Mel Stuart, 1971.
Surely more than once you have dreamed of being locked in a candy store. Well imagine it on a large scale in a factory of them. Well, you don't need to imagine it, you can see it in the first adaptation of Roal Dahl's work to the cinema: 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory', or in its Spanish translation, 'Un mundo de fantasia'.

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
© Tim Burton, 2005.
Same as the previous one, but in an updated version with the funniest Johnny Depp directed by Burton.
'18 meals'.
A jewel of Spanish cinema that we couldn't leave out. 18 meals throughout a day in 6 different stories that give a review of Spanish gastronomy, and a truth: everything important happens behind a table.

'The Sausage Party'.

'The sausage party'
© Greg Tiernan, Conrad Verno, (2016).
Original, fun and sour, this animated comedy for adults tells the story of two sausages that, after discovering that when bought by humans do not go to the "Eden of food", but go through kitchenThey go back to the supermarket to tell their friends. We didn't think it would be so mythical and fun until we hit the play.


© Lasse Hallström, 2000.
This story reminds us how sexy Johnny Depp was one day and explains - indirectly why they always say that chocolate is a substitute for sex. Maybe not the best movie about the art of eating, but he talks about the emotions linked to flavors and how passion for cooking can do everything. With its pluses and minuses, 'Chocolat' has become a classic of the gastro lovers.

'The silence of the lambs'.

'The silence of the lambs'
© Jonathan Demme, 1991.
Do you know a case that is more concerned about gastronomy than Hannibal Lecter?

'The cook, the thief, his wife and his lover'.

'The cook, the thief, his wife and her lover'
© Peter Greenway, 1989.
'The cook, the thief, his wife and his lover'; its headline is a synopsis in itself. An excellent performance of Michael Gambón and Helen Mirren in a paranoid dream of Greenway. Sex, filias, terror, guilt and excesses - with a very creepy atmosphere - sitting around the table.

'Cloudy with a chance of meatballs'.

'Cloudy with a chance of meatballs'
© Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, 2009
The result of an experiment, food begins to fall from the sky all over the planet. And that best gastronomy film that one where food falls from the sky? The best: the food. The worst: Flipy's voice in its dubbed version.

'The Feast of Babette'.

'Babette's Feast'
© Gabriel Axel, 1987.
No film has better reflected the love of cooking, the pleasure of food and drink. Hedonism at your table.

'Spirited Away'.

'Spirited Away'
© Hayao Miyazaki and Kirk Wise, 2001.
Although it is true that the story of 'Spirited Away' It is not focused on gastronomy, it is gluttony that gives rise to its adventures; Those who have been able to view the film will know what we are talking about. The beauty with which Studio Ghibli, and artists Hayao Miyazaki and Joe Hisashi, portray food is unmatched by any other animated film. To suck the screen.

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