Movies about cooks

List of the best movies about chefs selected by visitors to our site: Freaks – You're One of Us, Deliver by Christmas, The Farewell, Hotel Mumbai, Little Italy, Les Tuche 3, Ideal Home, Crazy Rich Asians, The Kitchen: World Chef Battle, The Party
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Freaks – You're One of Us (2020)
CharactersCooks, Superhero, Superhero
PlaceBerlin, Night Clubs

After having a chance encounter with a mysterious character, Wendy, a young working class mother, discovers that she has super powers.

Deliver by Christmas (2020)
PlotHolidays, Dreams
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Inspirational

Bakery owner Molly meets Josh, a widower who recently moved to town with his young son, but she is also charmed by a mysterious client whom she’s never met in person and she doesn’t realize that they’re the same man.

The Farewell (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersWriters, Family, Dogs, Sisters, Photographers, Artists, Old man, Cooks
PlotDeath, Dancing, Money, Mystery, Happiness
PlaceChina, Japan, Hotels
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Makes me think

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.

Hotel Mumbai (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersCriminals, Businessmen, Cooks, Terrorists, Reporters, Special Forces
PlotSurvival, Hostage, On real events
PlaceIndia, Hotels, Australia
StyleTense, Disturbing

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.

Little Italy (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersCooks, Family
PlotLove, Rivalry
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Touching, Light, To cry

Former childhood pals Leo and Nikki are attracted to each other as adults—but will their feuding parents' rival pizzerias put a chill on their sizzling romance?

Les Tuche 3 (2018)
Markimdb: 4.6
CharactersFamily, Housewives, Cooks, Bodyguards, Writers
PlaceFrance, Trains

After a groundbreaking presidential election, Jeff Tuche becomes the new President of France and moves in the Elysee with his family to govern the country.

Ideal Home (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersGay, Childrens, Parents, Family, Horses, Teachers, Cooks, Drivers
PlotDancing, Weapon, Drug addict, Money
PlaceSchool, Party, Deserts
TimeNew Year

A couple is going through marital troubles made worse when a previously unknown grandson shows up.

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersRich, Lawyers, Lesbians, Twins, Cooks, Rich guys and poor girls
PlotWedding, Dancing, Money
PlaceIslands, Aircraft
StyleSoulful, Light, Fascinating

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.

The Kitchen: World Chef Battle (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.5)
CharactersHackers, Friends, Fathers, Cooks
PlotWedding, Love, Relationship, Competitions, Rivalry, Adventure, Chase
PlaceRussia, Moscow
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating

Victor Barinov at the personal request of the Russian President will go to Sochi at the world championship for professional chefs and to prove that he and his team are the best in the world! The hard struggle for the title of winner of Operations will help "dark horse" - his own son Ivan, which he suddenly found out on the eve of the championship.

The Party (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Lesbians, Foxes, Cooks
PlotPolitical, Intrigue, Weapon, Depression, Money, Mystery
PlaceParty, England

Various individuals think they’re coming together for a party in a private home, but a series of revelations results in a huge crisis that throws their belief systems – and their values – into total disarray.

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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryMalta, USA
CharactersKillers, Detectives, Dogs, Soldier, Lawyers, Thieves, Cooks
PlotTime travel, Abduction, Investigation, Revenge, Snow, Money, Prison Break, Justice
PlaceTrains, Mountains
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

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

Almost Friends (2017)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotLove at first sight, Loneliness
StyleLight, Touching

A man in his mid-20s, still living at home with his mother and stepfather, puts all his eggs in one basket: the girl who works at his local coffee shop. The problem is, she has a serious boyfriend. As they become closer, the line between friendship and intimacy is blurred, and the situation forces both to examine where they are in their lives.

My Brother Loves Me Too Much (2017)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Fathers, Brothers, Girlfriends, Nuns, Cooks
PlotFirst love, Fear, Mystery, Adoption
PlaceSchool, Japan, Beach

Setoka Tachibana is a female high school student who has confessed her feelings to other boys 12 times, but has been rebuffed each time. Her older brother Haruka Tachibana cares for his younger sister deeply, but he keeps secret from her that they are not blood related. One day, Setoka's first love Takane Serikawa appears after many years and approaches her.

Feed the Beast (2016)
Mark1 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama, crime
CharactersBrothers, Cooks, Cooks

For two friends on the brink of losing everything, a dusty pipe dream of opening up an upscale restaurant in their hometown of the Bronx is all they have left to turn their lives around. Together, they take on the insanity of the New York restaurant world, and navigate its underbelly of petty criminals, corrupt officials and violent mobsters.

Frank & Lola (2016)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CharactersCooks, Students
PlotLove, Chase, Jealousy, Mystery

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

Paris Can Wait (2016)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryJapan, USA
CharactersPhotographers, Cooks
PlaceFrance, Hotels, Aircraft

A woman at a crossroads traveling to Cannes along with her successful film producer husband, finds herself on a two-day road trip with his business associate. What follows is a carefree journey replete with diversions involving picturesque sites, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance - reawakening Anne's senses and a new lust for life.

Sweet Bean (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
CountryJapan, France, Germany
CharactersCooks, Dogs, Single mothers, Disabled people, Birds
PlotDeath, Freedom, Happiness
PlaceNature, Trains, Japan, Moon

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…

All of My Heart (2015)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CountryCanada, USA
PlaceSmall cities

A young caterer’s life suddenly changes course when she inherits a country home and learns she must share it with a career obsessed Wall Street trader. At first, these opposites do not attract, but feelings begin to change when they find themselves having to work side-by-side to restore their newly acquired home.

Burnt (2015)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersCooks, Gay
PlotDrug addict, Revenge, Love, Obsession, Justice
PlaceFrance, England, Paris, London, Prison
StyleExciting, Inspirational

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.

Chevalier (2015)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotContests, Freedom
PlaceGreece, Yachts

In the middle of the Aegean Sea, six men on a fishing trip on a luxury yacht decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared. Things will be measured. Songs will be butchered, and blood will be tested. Friends will become rivals and rivals will become hungry. But at the end of the journey, when the game is over, the man who wins will be the best man. And he will wear on his smallest finger the victory ring: the Chevalier.

The Funhouse Massacre (2015)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, comedy
CharactersSisters, Cannibals, Cooks
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

Six of the worlds scariest psychopaths escape from a local Asylum and proceed to unleash terror on the unsuspecting crowd of a Halloween Funhouse whose themed mazes are inspired by their various reigns of terror.

Jane Wants a Boyfriend (2015)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersSisters, Journalists, Actors, Autistic, Reporters, Cooks

A young woman with Asperger's tries to find her first boyfriend with a little help from her older sister.

Chef (2014)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CharactersCooks, Parents
PlotTravel, Divorce, Social Media, Internet
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleTouching, Light

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.

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, India, United Arab Emirates
CharactersCooks, Family
PlaceFrance, India, Village, Small cities
StyleTouching, To cry, Cute

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

Kitchen in Paris (2014)
Mark7 (imdb: 7)
CharactersCooks, Cooks
StyleTo cry, Light, Touching

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

Daawat-e-Ishq (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlotWeapon, Motorcycles, Internet
PlaceIndia, Trains, Zoos
StyleTo cry

A deliciously romantic coming together of Gulrez “Gullu” Qadir a Hyderabadi shoe-sales girl disillusioned with love because of her encounters with dowry-seeking men; and Tariq “Taru” Haidar a Lucknawi cook who can charm anybody with the aroma and flavours of his biryani and kebabs.

Think Like a Man Too (2014)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersFriends, Bodyguards, Cooks
PlotGambling, Wedding
PlaceHotels, Casino

All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.

The Kitchen (2012)
Mark10 (imdb: 5)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersCooks, Friends
StyleLight, Fascinating, Soulful, To cry

Jennifer's thirtieth birthday party is supposed to be a special day. But what starts out as a day of celebration quickly spirals into a most ill-fated day Jennifer wishes she could forget, in this ensemble comedy set entirely in a kitchen.

Ustad Hotel (2012)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical

Ustad Hotel is a quaint place run by a foodie named Kareem, who is fondly called Ustad, on a beach in Kozhikode. He sells biriyani – not to make money but to ensure that his biriyani has his customers Faizie's stay in Kozhikode continues for a bit longer than what he had anticipated and during his stay with his grandfather, Faizie unearths a real world that exists beyond the sea and its shores. The film is about the bonding between Faizi and his grandfather and how a few days with his grandfather and Ustad Hotel changes his life for ever.

Le Chef (2012)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.6)
CountryFrance, Spain
CharactersCooks, Partners
StyleLight, To cry, Cute

A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersPirates, Scientists, Family, Animals, Monkeys, Whale, Cooks
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Chase
PlaceShips, Sea, England

The luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain is a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side, and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz to the much coveted Pirate of the Year Award. It’s a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist, but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!

English Vinglish (2012)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CharactersHousewives, Friends, Losers, Teachers, Cooks
PlaceNew York
StyleTouching, Fascinating

ENGLISH VINGLISH is the story of a woman who does not know English and is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large. Circumstances make her determined to overcome this insecurity, master the language, and teach the world a lesson on the way to becoming a self assured and confident woman.

The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
Mark5 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Japan
CharactersSisters, Family, Cooks
PlotWedding, Love
StyleTouching, Light, To cry

Exactly one year after Tom meets Violet, he surprises her with a wedding ring. By all accounts, Tom and Violet are destined for their happily ever after. However, this engaged couple just keep getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle.

After Lucia (2012)
Mark1.6 (imdb: 7.1)
CountryMexico, France
CharactersTeens, Cooks
PlaceMexico, School, Sea
StyleDepressive, Gloomy

Alejandra and her dad Roberto have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job. Starting over is sometimes complicated when you have left so much behind.

A Better Life (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
CharactersSingle mothers, Cooks, Poor
PlaceFrance, Prison

Yann, a cook, and Nadia, a waitress and mother of 9-year-old child, decide to risk everything on the purchase of a restaurant. With plenty of talent, energy, love and dreams, but no finance of their own, they find themselves forced into a jungle of financing and bank loans that quickly overwhelms them. To bail them out, Nadia has to take a job in Canada, while Yann is forced to stay behind to save the restaurant. Together, he and the child confront a relentless avalanche of creditors, an uncaring system and the daily grind from which there is no respite… Yann finally understands that his only chance of salvation lies in joining his lover – as well as reuniting mother and child – by following Nadia to Canada and a better life.

Think Like a Man (2012)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersFriends, Cooks
PlotLove, Basketball
StyleTo cry

The balance of power in four couples’ relationships is upset when the women start using the advice in Steve Harvey’s book, Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, to get more of what they want from their men. When the men realize that the women have gotten a hold of their relationship “playbook,” they decide that the best defense is a good offense and come up with a plan to use this information to their advantage.

Perfect Sense (2011)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Republic of Ireland
CharactersCooks, Scientists
PlotApocalypse, Love, Relationship
StyleMakes me think, Philosophical

Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around them seems to be falling apart. A life-affirming look at what it means to love and be loved in turbulent times.

Burning Man (2011)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia
PlotCancer, Death, Dancing, Soccer
PlaceSchool, Party

An English chef with a chic restaurant on Bondi Beach trying to put his life and his relationship with his son back on track while surrounded by women.

Love's Kitchen (2011)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlaceHelicopters, England
StyleTouching, To cry

Rob Haley (Dougray Scott), an up-and-coming chef and restaurateur in London, is grief-stricken when he loses his wife. With encouragement from his infamous friend and real life TV Chef Gordon Ramsay, Rob decides to spice up his life by turning a run-down country pub into a gourmet restaurant. His food catches the eye - and taste buds - of beautiful American food critic Kate Templeton (Claire Forlani) and they soon both write a recipe for love that leaves both their hearts - and their stomachs - in full.

Take This Waltz (2011)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCanada, Spain, Japan
PlotLove triangle
StyleTouching, Smart

Twenty-eight-year-old Margot is happily married to Lou, a good-natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets Daniel, a handsome artist who lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable.

Salt N' Pepper (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4

Kalidasan, a foodie, receives a phone call not intended for him. He finds that the person at the other end, Maya, is also fond of food and cooking. Soon they develop feelings for each other.

Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon, short
CharactersFamily, Pandas, Fathers, Cooks, Tough guys, Heroes, Losers
PlotHolidays, Martial Arts
PlaceVillage, China
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Light

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.

Toast (2010)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersCooks, Teens, Maids
PlotRivalry, On real events
StyleTo cry, Touching, Soulful

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.

Olsen Gang Gets Polished (2010)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrecomedy, cartoon, crime
CharactersHeroes, Dogs, Thieves, Cooks
PlotRivalry, Investigation, Money, Robbery, Ghosts
StyleExciting, Touching, Heavy, Soulful, Fascinating

Olsen-Banden skal udføre en betroet opgave for selveste Statsministeriet: H.C. Andersens originale fjerpen skal stjæles fra det Danske Export Museum, det gælder angiveligt Rigets sikkerhed og gode omdømme. Men Hallandsen har igen taget røven på Egon.Der er intet mindre end den danske nationalfølelse, Egons ære og 30 millioner på spil. Men Egon har en plan - han skal bruge en boremaskine, et glas honning, en flaske økologisk sveskejuice og en god bunke døde rotter.Christiansborg sættes på den anden ende, metroen forsinkes mere end sædvanligt og Dronningens gardere danser pludselig cancan.

Soul Kitchen (2009)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryGermany, France, Italy
CharactersCooks, Losers
PlotLoneliness, Travel

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.

Julie & Julia (2009)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7)
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CharactersCooks, Writers, Family
PlotObsession, On real events
PlaceFrance, New York
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Inspirational

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.

Vengeance (2009)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryHong Kong, France
CharactersHired assassins, Gangsters, Cooks
PlotRevenge, Weapon, Rivalry, Skirmishes
StyleFor men

A French chef swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter's family in Hong Kong, during which her husband and her two children are murdered. To help him find the killers, he hires three local hit-men working for the mafia.

The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
Mark1 (imdb: 6.4)
StyleLight, Smart

The brutal former heavyweight boxing champion Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon (Duncan), now owner of a Miami restaurant, institutes a competition to see which waiter can earn the most money in one night: the winner stands to gain $10,000, while the loser will endure a beating at the hands of the champ.

Today's Special (2009)
Mark4 (imdb: 6.6)
CharactersTaxi drivers, Cooks
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Smart

Young Manhattan chef Samir rediscovers his heritage and passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food.

I Am Love (2009)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersLesbians, Cooks
PlotLove triangle
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy

Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.