If the Masterchefs and Eat, Love, Prays are on-screen junk food, this list is nourishment for those that love cooking and eating.
10 The Last Supper 1996
Five grad students invite right wing extremists to dinner parties with the intent of letting them repent or be murdered. We’ve all had dinner party fantasies along these lines so this makes the cut. Also it stars a young Cameron Diaz.
9 Gordon’s Great Escape 2010-2011
A short series in which the usually artificially bombastic chef travels to South East Asia with a genuine curiosity for the food and people of the region.
8 Babettes Feast 1987
Based on a Danish short story, the last third of this film is focussed on ex refugee and servant now lottery winner Babette as she prepares a feast of a lifetime to thank two sisters for taking her in.
7 Eat Drink Man Woman 1994
A complex, beautiful drama by Ang Lee. A Chinese Master Chef lovingly cooks a huge meal for his three daughters every Sunday.
6 Ratatouille 2007
Not many films accurately depict life in an old school French kitchen. Few of those will make you laugh as they make you hungry. No other stars a rat.
This frantic little indie film is well cast and perfectly captures the feel of a busy downtown restaurant during one long day. Quite a few plots to follow in such a small, greasy place, but this character driven movie is a little powerhouse.