Food on Film

video storeThe week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve is a kind of limbo in our calendar year. Most of us have time off from work and we don’t really feel like doing much of anything. After opening all those gifts, eating all that rich food and spending hours in Boxing Day lineups, it’s time to curl up in the leopard print Snuggie from Aunt Pearl and watch lots of movies.

Nothing too scary because the nieces and nephews are visiting, and not too racy either. Grandma doesn’t like car chases and your dad has no patience for drama. When trying to please everyone, the best movies are food movies.

With that being said, here’s our list, in no particular order, of the top food movies of all time.

1. Eat Drink Man Woman

2. Babette’s Feast

3. Tampopo

4. Ratatouille

5. Off the Menu, the Last Days of Chasen’s

6. Big Night

7. Tortilla Soup

8. Julie and Julia (Julia – amazing! Julie, not so much)

9. Brooklyn Lobster

10. Goodfellas (not really a food movie, but that scene of the mafia boys making dinner in the jail cell is brilliant.)

11. Chocolat

12. Like Water for Chocolate

13. Vatel

14. Supersize Me

15. Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle

16. Mostly Martha

17. Dinner Rush

Can you think of any I may have left out?

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