Since one third of the world is currently on lockdown, and social distancing has us all going crazy with boredom, cooking has turned to be a form of stress relief or a way to pass time for many.
If you’re looking for more creativity to inspire your next culinary skills, look none other than these movies. Ahead, we gathered 5 best movies highlighting foods and cooking. They’re downright scrumptious. Bon appétit!
1. Ratatouille (2007)
C’mon, everybody knows this movie. There’s a rat, a rat that becomes one of the top cookers in France—and he eventually cooks the world’s best ratatouille. The movie impresses upon us that ratatouille isn’t meant to be a fancy dish. But Remy (the rat, voiced by Patton Oswalt) makes it delicious, because he’s a very good chef. Buy yourself some zucchini before you watch this movie.
2. Chef (2014)
Jon Favreau (a.k.a. Happy from Marvel’s Iron man) writes and stars in this movie about a chef who, following a poor review of his restaurant, takes up truck-cooking. He starts serving his food from a truck, and discovers the joy of street food. Robert Downey, Jr. also shows up in this movie, as well as Sofia Vergara and Scarlett Johansson.
3. No Reservations (2007)
for A heart-warming movie starring Catherine Zeta-Jones who plays an icy head chef who’s forced to take time off work after the death of her sister—and forced to take her niece into her care. Her restaurant was soon joined by Simon Baker, a bold chef from an Italian restaurant. The two chefs hate each other? Which, of course, means they have to fall in love.
4. Julie & Julia (2009)
What’s one name that communicates food? Why, Julia Child! Meryl Streep plays Julia Child in this Nora Ephron classic about the connection of two women—the aforementioned chef and Julia Powell (Amy Adams), who cooked her way through Julia Child’s cookbook The Joy of Cooking. Don’t watch this movie on an empty stomach.
5. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (2009)
This film is based on the 1978 children’s book of the same name by Judi and Ron Barrett. In the film, an aspiring inventor named Flint Lockwood develops a machine that can convert water into food following a series of failed experiments. After the machine gains sentience and begins to develop food storms, Flint must destroy the machine in order to save the world.