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This Food-Filled Film Will Inspire Your Next Kitchen Adventure

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“This film has everything I love: Stunning food imagery, a touching storyline, and a solid cast. Jon Favreau as a washed-up chef looking to reignite his passion for his craft is pure magic. Warning: You'll definitely be craving a Cubano after this film!” — Angela Melero, Executive EditorWeinstein Co/Aldamisa/Kobal/Shutterstock


“If you want to be informed about the issues of meat consumption, watch Okja. The fictional story follows the journey of a girl raising her genetically modified super pig. Just know you'll end up crying and possibly abstaining from meat altogether.” — Marina Liao, Senior Fashion News EditorNetflix

Soul Food

Soul Food is one of the few movies that I can watch millions of times. The family dynamic is so reminiscent of so many Black families (my own included), and the food that Big Mama made every Sunday has so much sentimental value to my culture.” — Blake Newby, Beauty WriterCharles Hodes/20th Century Fox/Kobal/Shutterstock

No Reservations

“This drama will forever live in my mind rent-free — half because of its heart-wrenching depictions of loss; half because of the swoon-worthy dishes that punctuate each scene.” — Danielle Naer, Fashion WriterDavid Lee/Warner Bros/Castle Rock/Kobal/Shutterstock

Julie & Julia

“This is my forever airplane movie because not only is Meryl Streep a national treasure, but the parallel story lines and feel-good vibes make me think that maybe I, too, can create a four-course meal in my tiny Brooklyn kitchen.” — Hannah Baxter, Deputy Beauty Editor Columbia/Scott Rudin Prods/Kobal/Shutterstock


“This movie is more food-adjacent, but it's one of the most iconic movies about wine of all time. To be clear, it's not my favorite movie ever — it's a little out there at times — but the acting was great and the winery scenes are so dreamy.” — Anna Buckman, Lifestyle WriterMerie W Wallace/Fox Searchlight/Kobal/Shutterstock

It's Complicated

“Although it captures more of the ritual of eating, which still inspires me to cook up an elaborate meal, there is one scene where Meryl Streep's character confects the most delicious-looking chocolate croissants. I salivate just thinking about it!” — Kathy Lee, Editor-In-ChiefRelativity Media/Kobal/Shutterstock

Marie Antoinette

“While it's not necessarily a food movie, my mind always goes straight to this movie when I'm thinking about decadent meals. The party scenes complete with tables of sweets in bright colors and crystal flutes of champagne are hard to top.” — Aemilia Madden, Senior Fashion EditorColumbia/American Zoetrope/Sony/Kobal/Shutterstock

I Am Love

“This thriller isn’t what I’d describe as a feel-good film, but it boasts an idyllic location and gratuitous food shots — plus a nostalgic dish from the main character’s past makes for an important plot point.” — Ashley Tibbits, Lifestyle WriterMoviestore/Shutterstock

Eat Drink Man Woman

“If you’re craving Chinese cuisine, this stunning Ang Lee film is as good as it gets. The dinner table is the hub for the central family — with lovingly prepared food being a constant presence that keeps them together.” — Ashley Tibbits, Lifestyle WriterCentral Motion/Kobal/Shutterstock

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