Every person has a different take on the various aspects of life. However, if there’s one thing that we all love and agree upon,, the love for movies and food is eternal. If two things could be so perfect, imagine the amount of magic that could happen when they’re brought together. Food and films make for an irresistible combination. Most of these films are entirely about giving you a gastronomical experience, so much so that you can almost taste the food! Food is such a big part of our lives, and we love to hear about it and see it on screen and, of course, eat it!
There are plenty of films that give us this heady feeling, and it will have you asking for more, whet your appetites like a starter or a salad and then you would be hankering after the main course and finally to round it off for that sumptuous dessert! Here are our top foodie films, as we call them, and always sigh over the food extravaganza!
A film we saw many moons back how utterly delectable can a film be on food, a film Julie and Julia. Julie Powell, a young blogger, tries to recreate the magic of Julia Child’s unique cooking techniques. Though they are different generations, the two women share a passion for food that binds their lives. That just made us think what the other movies that glutted our senses in the most wonderful way possible are?
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
This 1971 movie was a kid’s favorite. However, adults secretly love it too and dream of getting lost in the chocolate world. The story revolves around a boy hailing from a poor neighborhood and gets a once-in-a-lifetime choice to visit Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. If you love chocolates, then this is the film to watch. Imagine a massive river made of all chocolate. It kind of teases our senses leading to a dramatic crescendo and helps bring out the child lurking in every adult.
The Big Night is all about two brothers from Italy who boast great culinary skills and come to America. They try to fulfill their Big Apple dreams that are to open their dream restaurant. At first, they struggle to make the local people like their authentic food. The only way to make people come to their joint to taste their food is by making the 4-star event the year’s greatest success.
A film that teases all your senses, Chocolat is about a woman who comes to stay in a picturesque French town with her daughter. They open a new chocolate shop and hopes to draw the crowds with their delectable fare. Within a short time, the entire town loves its sumptuous chocolates.
However, just when everything was going on right, the city’s mayor wants to change things. And he wants to keep it just the way it was before and wants the newcomers to leave the town. The town’s scenic beauty, the chocolates are a heady concoction that you don’t want to miss at all.
Tortilla Soup is a 2001 American comedy-drama film about three sisters Maribel, Leticia, and Carmen. They take after their father, a veteran chef. Martin, their dad, has one rule in their home, everyone should sit down to a Sunday meal for dinner. However, the food harmony is lost when the girls get into relationships, and a woman has eyes for the house or should we say the man of the house, Martin!
Food has many properties, and it can even bring a family together. Well, you have all heard about different types of powers. But have you heard about the culinary power? Soul Food dabbles in this power. A struggling family comes together at the time of a medical emergency.
While they have numerous differences, they decide to leave that behind and continue a longstanding family tradition – the Sunday brunch! Soul food talks about pertinent points, the importance of food, and how it brings the family together. Tradition and family legacies are powerful binding forces that help maintain family legacies.
Well, if you are like us, and you think food is life! Then give these movies a watch and tell us did you like them?