Movies about cooks

Movies about cooks
List of the best movies about chefs selected by visitors to our site: The Hundred-Foot Journey, Summer Villa, Crazy Rich Asians, Sweet Bean, Burnt, Haute Cuisine, A Chef in Love, Julie & Julia, Kitchen in Paris, Chef.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, India, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:02

A story centered around an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.

Summer Villa (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA

Although a successful romance novelist, Terry Russell hasn't had luck in her own love life. After a disastrous first date with cocky, hot-shot New York chef Matthew Everston, she retreats to her friend's French villa for the summer to finish her latest novel, with her reluctant teenage daughter in tow.

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:36

An American-born Chinese economics professor accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend's wedding, only to get thrust into the lives of Asia's rich and famous.

Sweet Bean (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryJapan, France, Germany
Duration01:41

Sentaro runs a small bakery that serves dorayaki pastries filled with sweet red bean paste (“an”). When an old lady, Tokue, offers to help in the kitchen he reluctantly accepts. She will soon prove to have magic in her hands…

Burnt (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:05

Adam Jones is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.

Haute Cuisine (2012)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, biography
CountryFrance
Duration01:35

The story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand.

A Chef in Love (1996)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, Georgia, Ukraine, Belgium, Russia, Germany

The story of Pascal Ichak, a larger-than-life French traveller, bon vivant, and chef, who falls in love with Georgia and a Georgian princess in the early 1920s. All is well until the arrival of the Red Army of the Caucasus, as the Soviet revolution that has swept Russian comes to Georgia. Told as a flashback from the present, as a French-Georgian man whose mother was Pascal's lover translates his memoirs for Pascal's niece.

Julie & Julia (2009)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:03

Julia Child and Julie Powell – both of whom wrote memoirs – find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.

Kitchen in Paris (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration01:46

The employees of the famous Russian "Claude Monet" restaurant are forced to move their business to Paris.

Chef (2014)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

When Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love.

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The Restaurant (1966)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:22

A great French restaurant's owner, Monsieur Septime (Louis de Funès), is thrust into intrigue and crime, when one of his famous guests disappears.

Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryMexico
Duration01:53

Tita is passionately in love with Pedro, but her controlling mother forbids her from marrying him. When Pedro marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares, infecting all who eat it with her intense heartbreak.

Mostly Martha (2001)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany, Italy, Austria, Luxembourg
Duration01:49

Martha is a single woman who lives for one passion: cooking. The head chef at a chic restaurant, Martha has no time for anything - or anyone - else. But Martha's solitary life is shaken when a fateful accident brings her sister's eight-year-old daughter, Lina, to her doorstep.

Chocolat (2000)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:01

A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group of Boat Gypsies float down the river the prejudices of the Mayor leads to a crisis.

Ratatouille (2007)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

Big Night (1996)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

Primo & Secondo, two immigrant brothers, pin their hopes on a banquet honoring Louis Prima to save their struggling restaurant.

A Taste of Hunger (2021)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryDenmark, Sweden

Maggie and Carsten love each other, they have two wonderful children and run their own gourmet restaurant; Malus. They want it all. And they have it all. Almost. They are missing the coveted Michelin Star. It has been their dream, on which they gambled everything to win. One day Carsten receives a letter saying that his wife loves somebody else. But who sent the letter and why? In their continuous passion and pursuit for the ultimate recognition, they forget that the meals of life are best enjoyed together.

The Wing or The Thigh? (1976)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:44

Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against fast food entrepreneur Tri- catel to save the French art of cooking. After having agreed to appear on a talk show to show his skills in naming food and wine by taste, he is confronted with two disasters: his son wants to become a clown rather than a restaurant tester and he, the famous Charles Duchemin, has lost his taste!

Toast (2010)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30

An adaptation of celebrity chef Nigel Slater's bestselling memoir, 'Toast' is the ultimate nostalgic trip through everything edible in 1960's Britain. Nigel's mother was always a poor cook, but her chronic asthma and addiction to all things canned does not help.

The Butcher’s Daughter (2021)
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Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, Belgium

Charly is the editor in chief of a fashion magazine. When her father dies, she inherits the family business: a butchery. Not exactly her passion in life... She’s about to sell it when Mar- tial, who worked for her father, wants to take it over, but she is having second thoughts. These two opposite characters will have to get used to one another.

Frank & Lola (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

A psychosexual noir love story, set in Las Vegas and Paris, about love, obsession, sex, betrayal, revenge and, ultimately, the search for redemption.

Soul Kitchen (2009)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryGermany, France, Italy
Duration01:39

SOUL KITCHEN film centers on a likable but hopelessly disorganized restauranteur, Zinos, whose cafe is second home to a motley crew of lovable eccentrics. When his girlfriend Nadine up and moves to Shanghai, a love-sick Zinos decides to fly after her, leaving his restaurant in the hands of his unreliable ex-con brother Illias. Both decisions turn out disastrous: Illias gambles away the restaurant to a shady real estate agent, and Zinos finds Nadine with a new lover. If the brothers can stop arguing and get it together, the Soul Kitchen might still have one last chance at staying in business. The mayhem that follows is a hilariously entertaining story of self-realization, set to an irresistibly soulful soundtrack.

Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration00:21

The Winter Feast is Po's favorite holiday. Every year he and his father hang decorations, cook together, and serve noodle soup to the villagers. But this year Shifu informs Po that as Dragon Warrior, it is his duty to host the formal Winter Feast at the Jade Palace. Po is caught between his obligations as the Dragon Warrior and his family traditions: between Shifu and Mr. Ping.

Moonlight in Vermont (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:35

After fast-paced New York City high-end real estate broker Fiona Rangely (Lacey Chabert) gets dumped by her boyfriend, she escapes to her family’s quaint Vermont Inn for a few days to slow down and evaluate her life. When her ex-boyfriend Nate shows up at the Inn with a brand new girlfriend, Fiona quickly devises a plan to win him back: pretend the handsome and very laid- back head chef Derek (Carlo Marks) is her new boyfriend! Much to the surprise of Derek --and to Fiona herself-- in pretending to be in love, she realizes that she’s been thrown a curveball: sometimes the best things in life are worth the wait.

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Malta
Duration01:39

Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.

Season for Love (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama
CountryUSA

When a talented chef returns to her Texas hometown, she winds up entering the town's famous BBQ cook off and gets more than she bargained for when the surprise judge turns out to be her high school love.

Brightest Star (2013)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

A recent college graduate sets out to win back the girl of his dreams.

Hotel Mumbai (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:51

Mumbai, India, November 26, 2008. While several terrorists spread hatred and death through the city, others attack the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Both hotel staff and guests risk their lives, making unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and keep everyone safe while help arrives.

The Farewell (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:27

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

Bakery in Brooklyn (2016)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySpain, USA

Brooklyn, New York. After the sudden death of their aunt Isabelle, Vivien and Chloe inherit her historic bakery. Vivien wants to keep up the tradition; Chloe feels that the business needs to be modernized. But when notified that they are about to be evicted, the two do not hesitate to work together to preserve the family legacy.




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