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40 Best Food Movies Ranked: The Ultimate Foodie Guide

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Sometimes there’s nothing better than sitting down and binging some food movies on a rainy day. There are all kinds of food movies that are comedies, romances, and adventurous. But whatever the genre, we learn more about food and the amazing places we can explore to find delicious cuisine.

While there’s a lot of attention to be gained from brilliant performance or dazzling special effects, there are some movies where food becomes a real draw. 

Movies don’t allow for smell (unless you count the many gimmick attempts of Smell-o-Vision) but the mere sight of such mouth-watering meals is enough to trigger the memory of those senses and bring about a connection with the picture. 

But it’s not just about being a showcase of food, considering you get your eye-candy fix from any number of food shows on Netflix

Films with narrative and insight create a wholly different experience which can not only give one the goods of a feast for the optics but say something grander about how important food can play a part in our lives. Here are 40 of the best movies involving food and why we love them.

Chef (2014)

This movie is special to me because it was really the one that got me into cooking. I’ve even traveled to every restaurant they filmed in the movie. This film shows that not all tales of making a living on the fine art of cooking need to be of grand restaurant desires and Chef showcases the scrappiness in the food-truck venture. Jon Favreau plays the role of an underdog chef who grows fed up with working in a restaurant under the thumb of a bossy Dustin Hoffman. Striving to be his own boss, Favreau teams up with his friends and family (Sofía Vergara, John Alberto Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony) to reignite his love for all things cooking while doing so out of a truck. Filled with a chipper spirit and a zesty inspiration, Chef will either make you hungry or invigorate enough to pursue a dream (or both). Available now on Amazon Prime.

IMDB Score: 7.3

Julie & Julia (2009)

Based on two true stories, Julie & Julia is an unorthodox kind of cooking picture in that it attempts to find a connection between the famous cooks of yesteryear and the modern food-bloggers of the 21st-century. Two stories are told in this picture that focuses on the love of food. There’s the more common story of legendary chef Julia Child, played by Meryl Streep, and how she rose to prominence in the French cooking scene to become the celebrity she is known as today. Skipping ahead to the future, the film also follows blogger Julie Powell (Amy Adams) and her quest to master Child’s 524 recipes. It’s a stirring picture of generational inspiration and a few helpful hints on making the perfect meal. Available now on Amazon Prime.

IMDB Score: 7.0

Paris Can Wait (2016)

If detours around France are right up your alley, Paris Can Wait is a captivating treat of a breezy vacation romance. Diane Lane plays the unsure Ann, not sure where to take the next stage of her life while traveling through France, just a few steps behind her movie producer husband played by Alec Baldwin. To get from Cannes to Paris, she relies on his associate played by a handsome Arnaud Viard. Her trip takes her across France, which expands from seven hours to two days, takes her to all sorts of charming locations, including a bakery where you can practically smell the warm allure of the tasty food from the screen.

IMDB Score: 5.8

The Lunchbox (2013)

Nimrat Kaur plays a housewife so lonely she seeks to literally spice up her marriage. She intends to attract her distant husband by going through his stomach to get to his heart, crafting the perfect lunch. But her delivery goes awry and ends up going to a bitter widower played by Irrfan Khan. Wondering why her husband doesn’t say anything about her fine food, Kaur starts writing notes to him, but those will also be seen by Khan. What follows is a unique letter-based relationship served with a side of sumptuous lunch in this warm and tender Indian romance from writer/director Ritesh Batra that won the Critics Week Viewers Choice Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

IMDB Score: 7.8

The Trip (2010)

For a fine mixture of food and comedy, the saga of The Trip has been a reliable hangout of a film series, originally a TV series that was edited into a movie. Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon more or less play themselves as food critics that take in many dining establishments to review the menu. But most of their trips to the table find them bickering and bantering about all manner of their personal lives and pop culture. It’s a brilliant combination of the duo’s strong comedic talents with a lavish showcase of the decadent dishes they take in with their criticism. So successful was this picture that it would go onto the sequel films of The Trip to Italy and The Trip to Spain. Available to watch on Hulu.

IMDB Score: 7.0

The Hundred Foot Journey (2014)

Based on the novel by Richard C. Morais, this culture-clashing drama features Manish Dayal playing the self-taught Indian cook Hassan Kadam with a desire to set up his own restaurant in a French village after being displaced from his own country. But that dream may be a lot tougher to attain when he must tangle with the competition of Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), another restaurant owner who resides only 100 feet away from Kadam’s establishment. However, their feud over food soon turns into comradery over cooking, as Mallory decides to show Kadam the ropes when it comes to French cooking. It’s an affectionate take on following that dream in the kitchen with fantastic performances by Dayal and Mirren. Available to watch on Netflix.

IMDB Score: 7.3

Tampopo (1985)

The trailer for Juzo Itami’s Tampopo brands itself as the first ramen western, a play on the subgenre of spaghetti westerns. Though the film does have a similar western tale as a stranger comes to town to help a woman with her struggling ramen shop, the film is so much more than this. As the story of the shop progresses, the camera will veer off to other sumptuous stories of food, from the romantic tale of a couple that makes love while eating to a darkly comedic bit of a mother coming back from the dead to feed her family. There’s a lot of fantastic shots of food and some absurd tongue and cheek philosophies on not only crafting the perfect ramen but eating it as well. Available to watch on HBO Max.

IMDB Score: 7.9

Big Night (1996)


Immigrant brothers Chef Primo (Tony Shalhoub) and Secondo (Stanley Tucci) are excited to set up their restaurant of Italian cuisine in New Jersey. They aim to bring an authentic Italian experience to their dining establishment but it may perhaps be too traditional for the American crowd. Seeking a chance to prove themselves, they wage an all-or-nothing night as they welcome their celebrity guest of Louis Prima. Everything about their business hinders on this one evening of manic culinary expertise. It’s an amusing take on how even the finest of food may not be to everyone’s liking, despite how elegant it appears in the picture. Available to watch on Pluto TV.

IMDB Score: 7.3

Waitress (2007)

Keri Russell brings a lot of sweetness to the role of Jenna, a waitress working at a small-town diner. Though her marriage struggles, her penchant for pastries and all foods dessert makes her a hit. Rather than desiring to be the talk of the town, however, she seeks to possibly leave when she learns of her pregnancy. But then she meets the handsome new doctor in town (Nathan Fillion) who not only knows her secret but starts an affair with her. What follows is a savory and sweet story of love and compassion amid sumptuous confectionary, making this light romantic comedy all the more alluring.

IMDB Score: 7.0

Ratatouille (2007)

As Pixar’s most exquisite of animated films when it comes to food, Ratatouille is a celebration of following your cooking dreams, be you man or rat. The rat is Remy, an aspiring chef in a world that doesn’t recognize his talents for cooking. He teams up with the lackluster human Linguini to dish up the most appetizing of dishes, both seeking to prove themselves in the kitchen. Though relegated to the realm of computer animation, the visuals carry a savory realism that makes one hunger for the assembly of deliciousness spilling out of the screen. It also carries a strong message about how anyone can cook, bringing out inspiration to take a whack at that tricky titular recipe. The film was directed by Brad Bird who, just as with The Incredibles, also voices a character by playing the role of Ambrister Minion. Available to watch on Disney+.

IMDB Score: 8.0

Burnt (2015)

Sometimes even the best of chefs have their bad days and Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is one man who goes from a top-rated chef to a mess of booze and drugs. He’s given one last shot from his former maitre d’ (Daniel Brühl) to manage a restaurant in London, but it will not be an easy return. He is prone to outbursts both verbal and physical, making the kitchen a bit too hot for the bitter and frustrated staff. But, like any fine food, the time and practice put in brings out the best in fine-dining cuisine, as the picture culminates with food and family. A stirring dose of culinary drama, Burnt showcases a darker side of the profession while still appreciating its rewards. Available to watch on Tubi.

IMDB Score: 6.6

Chocolat (2000)

A small French town in 1959 is in for an unexpected quake in the community when Vianne (Juliette Binoche) and her daughter come to town. She opens a chocolate shop that seems to please the patrons of a mostly traditional town. However, for serving up tasty morsels of chocolate goodness so close to the church, the town fears that their community of traditionalism may be threatened, especially when Lent rolls around just in time to make the pining for sweets all the more palatable. Lasse Hallström directs this sensually sensational romantic period piece with performances as enticing as the decadent and sugary foods on display. Available to watch on Hulu.

IMDB Score: 7.2

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

Chefs can sometimes be their own worst critics when it comes to their food and Jiro Dreams of Sushi is once such a documentary that showcases one man taking his craft to extreme scrutiny. Running a small shop of about ten seats, Jiro Ono is an elder chef who demands that his sushi is the best you can find in Japan. Though this makes him greatly fond of quality food, the pressures mount on his son, Yoshikazu, who is unsure if he can carry on the legacy of such a master of the culinary art. It’s an infatuating look at how much one person can put into such remarkable dishes. Available to watch on Tubi and Amazon Prime.

IMDB Score: 7.9

Off The Menu (2018)

The single Joel Flannagan (Santino Fontana) he is to inherit his family’s restaurant chain business of the Tortilla Hut to continue a legacy of Mexican food. But in order to keep the business afloat, he sets off to discover an inspirational new sensation that’ll revive the chain. His quest takes him to a New Mexico town where he encounters a talented and stubborn female chef (Dania Ramirez). She’s feisty but willing to teach him a thing or two about cooking quality Mexican food. And perhaps even love. Loaded with inspiration and sweetness, it’s the perfect kind of romantic comedy with a Mexican kick. Available to watch on Tubi and Amazon Prime.

IMDB Score: 5.7

No Reservations (2007)

Catherine Zeta-Jones plays the domineering chef Kate Armstrong, running her kitchen with an iron fist and skillet. But her mastery of food is thrown off by some life changes. She becomes the guardian of her niece (Abigail Breslin) and has to deal with the cocky new sous-chef, Nick (Aaron Eckhart). Her life seems chaotic, but the change may be just what she needs to learn there’s more to life than the next dinner service. Zeta-Jones and Eckhart have a light and fluffy romance amid melodrama in this charming slice of culinary drama.

IMDB Score: 6.3

Eat Pray Love (2010)

Sometimes we all just need a bit of comfort food and Eat Pray Love finds just the right time to indulge. Julia Roberts plays Liz as a woman who has it all and loses it all when a divorce turns her life upside down. Unsure of what to do next, she decides to take on a new adventure across the globe to the likes of Italy, India and Bali. With Italy, in particular, she discovers how great food can be by trying some of the most nourishing and tasty treats the country has to offer. The film is based on the popular 2006 memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert. Available to watch on Amazon Prime.

IMDB Score: 5.8

Babette’s Feast (1987)

Parisian refugee Babette (Stéphane Audran) arrives at the 19th-century village of Denmark to serve as the family cook for a Protestant home. But ends up stirring up far more than the traditional family realizes when they hire her. The sisters of Martine (Birgitte Federspiel) and Philippa (Bodil Kjer) are impressed by her ability to turn bland food into a fantastic feast that a new concept emerges for the village: seeking pleasure in food. Based on the 1958 short story by Isak Dinesen, this Danish drama from director Gabriel Axel won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Available to watch on HBO Max.

IMDB Score: 7.8

Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

Any movie that opens with a scene of cutting onions while talking about love and cooking is a surefire way to please the palate. Based on the novel by Laura Esquivel, the film follows Tita (Lumi Cavazos) and her tragedy of being bound by tradition. As such, it forces her to cut off her forbidden love to the enticing Pedro (Marco Leonardi) and take care of her mother instead. And when her sister ends up marrying Pedro, that’s bound to cause some tension in the film and stir up an affair most juicy. Not only did the picture win the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film but it was also one of the highest-grossing foreign-language films in the United States at the time of its release. Available to watch on Hulu.

IMDB Score: 7.1

East Side Sushi (2014)

Cultural food need not be bound to the location of its conception nor the ethnicity of the chef. East Side Sushi makes this point clear with an unorthodox tale of Juana (Diana Elizabeth Torres), a Mexican-American mother living in East Oakland, California who takes a job making sushi at a Japanese restaurant. It’s a major change for her considering she went from Mexican taquerias to crafting sushi, but her fine skills with a knife may just make her the perfect addition to the restaurant. It’s an inspiring story to showcase how anyone can cook food of any origin if they have the determination. Available to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Tubi, Pluto TV, and Vudu.

IMDB Score: 7.1

Soul Food (1997)

Good food can not only bring people together but ease the pain as well. Soul Food is one such movie that evokes a sense of family that comes together at the dinner table. Josephine “Big Mama” Joseph (Irma P. Hall) is the matriarch of her family but falls into a coma and has her leg amputated. The collective of relations struggle to get along in her absence but find what brings them closer is the fantastic food they recall Big Mama cooking for them for so many years. Written and directed by George Tillman Jr., the film was such an engrossing bit of family drama over food that it went on to receive a five-season series on Showtime. Available to watch on Philo.

IMDB Score: 7.1

Ramen Shop (2019)

Food plays a big role in the life of the young ramen chef Masato. While living in Japan, he suffers the tragedy of his father dying and still struggles with his mother dying while he was a child. But when he stumbles onto some articles and photos, he takes off to his home country of Singapore to learn the whole truth about his family. On his journey, he finds a connection with a food blogger and ultimately finds ways to heal and grow within the kitchen. Debuting at the Berlin International Film Festival, this is a tender story of how love can be found in fine food and reveal tough truths that come out a bit easier over quality ramen. Available to watch on Amazon Prime.

IMDB Score: 6.7

Simply Irresistible (1999)

Amanda Shelton (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is not the greatest chef as her business is failing to bring in customers. It also doesn’t help that her mother just passed away. She does receive some help, however, from the mysterious Gene O’Reilly (Christopher Durang) who gives her a mystical crab. This makes her meals spring to life as her customers are now ecstatic about her food, leading to Amanda having a chance at falling in love with the competition of Tom Bartlett (Sean Patrick Flanery). Director Mark Tarlov had originally conceived the story to be about an older woman and sought Holly Hunter before rewriting Amanda to be younger so he could cast Sarah Michelle Gellar for the lead.

IMDB Score: 5.3

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

Based on the revered novel by Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes is an enduring drama that bridges generations of women. Trapped housewife Evelyn Couch’s (Kathy Bates) establishes a bond with the nursing home resident Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy). They bond over Ninny’s tales of the past about people she has known. One of those stories involves Ruth (Mary-Louise Parker) setting up her own cafe in the 1920s. Filled with melodrama, tragedy, and a relationship around food, the film was such a hit that it garnered a hefty box office and won the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress (Tandy) and Best Adapted Screenplay.

IMDB Score: 7.7

Mostly Martha (2002)


Food need not only be a craft but a form of communication as well. That’s what happens in Mostly Martha as the titular chef (Martina Gedeck) does the talking through her cooking. Of course, only favoring such communication leads to bouts with her customers and conversations that only seem to focus on the kitchen more than anything. But the presence of her niece and a charming new Italian chef can make her come out of her culinary shell. Written and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck, this German rom-com won the Créteil International Women’s Film Festival Grand Prix Award.

IMDB Score: 7.2

Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

The 1990s may have been a shifting decade but generations can still come together in the kitchen for this heartwarming story of food and family. The Chu family residing in Taiwan is comprised of the master chef Mr. Chu and his three unmarried daughters. The daughters are facing a troublesome adulthood when it comes to their careers, futures, and love. But Mr. Chu has just the recipe for their troubles when they all gather around Chinese cuisine to talk about their lives. Winner of the Asia Pacific Film Festival Award for Best Film, Eat Drink Man Woman is engaging for the beautiful banquet on display as well as the evolution of a family. Available to watch on Pluto TV.

IMDB Score: 7.8

Haute Cuisine (2013)

The revered chef Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot) has just landed the most prominent appointment of her life when she lands the job of personal chef at the Élysée Palace, tasked with serving food to the President of the Republic (Jean d’Ormesson). Though she is initially intimidated by a jealous staff, Laborie’s cooking manages to win over admiration of the President. Her influence of authentic food brings a wild element to this dramedy of fancy dining in royal settings. Worth noting is that this picture was really filmed at the actual Élysée Palace during times when the President was not occupying the building. Available to watch on Amazon Prime, Tubi, and Vudu.

IMDB Score: 6.4

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Based on the classic Roald Dahl book, Willy Wonka is a film that doesn’t even wait for the sweets to hit the screen. The first few shots showcase the whimsical process of chocolate being made, from the mixing of ingredients to the finished product. The obsession with all things sweet from the Wonka factory is undoubtedly magical, even if most of his tasty confections are fantastically absurd. It’s hard not to be won over by Gene Wilder’s performance as the dryly hilarious Wonka with his world of pure imagination, especially for his candy paradise of chocolate waterfalls and edible flower teacups. A charming musical wonder that has had a lasting shelf life for both its addicting music and the delicious delights of the factory. So cherished is its candy-coated vibrance that the film was selected in 2014 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

IMDB Score: 7.8

Romantics Anonymous (2010)

When it comes to romantic food, nothing screams sweetness quite like chocolate. Even within a chocolate factory, romance can also bloom even if it’s not as whimsical as Willy Wonka’s establishment. The shy employees of Jean-René Van Den Hugde and Angélique Delange soon form a romantic relationship that not only makes them come out of their shells but helps out a struggling chocolate factory. Not only did this French rom-com win the award for Best Foreign Film in Coproduction at the 2nd Magritte Awards, but it wouldn’t have a strange adaptation as well. Available to watch on Amazon Prime, Tubi, and Vudu.

IMDB Score: 6.9

Spinning Plates (2013)

Okay, so we’ve heard a lot about fictional films stressing how important food can be for bringing communities and families together and it probably seems like a fantasy. Spinning Plates is a documentary that aims to prove this hypothesis by focussing on three different restaurants and the people who run them. From the highest-rated of establishments to the oldest of family traditions, the film explores the trials and triumphs of the dedicated restaurant owners who put everything they’ve got into their passion for all things culinary. In addition to being an eye-opening look on the importance of culture in this industry, the showcase of mouth-watering food stresses how important their contributions are to keeping restaurants delicious.

IMDB Score: 7.1

Le Chef (2012)

Alexandre Lagarde (Jean Reno) is in hot water with his restaurant of the Cargo Lagarde in danger of losing its acclaim and being replaced. Seeking to revamp his food and establishment, he seeks the help of the young chef Jacky Bonnot (Michaël Youn) to learn the tricks of the trade and change up the menu to place Lagarde back on the map. Written and directed by Daniel Cohen, this fascinating French comedy with satirical commentary on shifting culinary trends made its debut at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in 2012. Available to watch on Amazon Prime.

IMDB Score: 6.6

Today’s Special (2009)

Sous chef Samir (Aasif Mandvi) is aiming to take his career in cooking to the next level by making the big leap from New York to France. But that dream may have to wait as his father has a heart attack, forcing Samir to take over his Indian restaurant in Queens. With such a limited knowledge of cooking Indian food, he seeks the guidance of the gourmet chef Akbar (Naseeruddin Shah) and the allure of his co-worker Carrie (Jess Weixler). Soon, something savory comes about from Samir’s cooking as he learns the tricks of the trade in running a restaurant. It’s a subtle and sweet comedy of discovering that a love of food can come from your own backyard. Available to watch on Tubi.

IMDB Score: 6.6

Tortilla Soup (2001)


Tortilla Soup is a Mexican take on Eat Pray Man Woman with sisters Maribel (Tamara Mello), Leticia (Elizabeth Peña) and Carmen (Jacqueline Obradors) living with their aged chef father Martin (Héctor Elizondo). With Martin losing his sense of taste, the sisters try to keep their Sunday tradition alive by being together around the dinner table the same day every week. The lives of the sisters are shaken up as love enters the equations but they all seem to put their differences aside when it comes to the important familial bond of food most savory. The food on display in the picture was actually made by chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, best known from Too Hot Tamales on Food Network. Available to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Tubi, Vudu, and Pluto TV.

IMDB Score: 6.7

What’s Cooking? (2000)

Thanksgiving is certainly the ultimate of foodie holidays and What’s Cooking takes us to four different dinners of varying diverse cultures. Families of Vietnamese, Latino, Jewish, and African American backgrounds gather around for their traditional meals, each with their own stories to tell and their own issues to grapple with. Themes of heritage, empty nest syndrome, and homosexuality are addressed with great melodrama, echoing an almost cathartic nostalgia for the many gatherings of the clan around this time of year. The massive ensemble cast includes Joan Chen, Julianna Margulies, Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick, Alfre Woodard, Maury Chaykin, Estelle Harris, Dennis Haysbert, and Lainie Kazan. Available to watch on Tubi.

IMDB Score: 6.9

Love’s Kitchen (2011)

In sizzling British comedy, chef Rob Haley (Dougray Scott) seeks to rebuild his life after the unfortunate death of his wife. Seeking a change of scenery, he starts over by heading to the countryside and transforming a local pub into a gastropub. By doing so, he attracts the attention of American food critic Kate Templeton (Claire Forlani) and finds that romance may be on the menu as well. It’s a witty and warm rom-com of great food and charming chemistry. It’s also quite the picture for food critics given that the film features cameos by Simon Callow and Gordon Ramsay. Available to watch on Amazon Prime and Tubi.

IMDB Score: 5.3

A Touch of Spice (2003)


Fanis Iakovidis (Georges Corraface) grows up in Istanbul where he learns from his grandfather about the world through spices. He soon makes the move to Greece after the political problems occur in Turkey and finds it hard to adjust. But he learns to cope in the kitchen by crafting meals that remind him of home, a sentiment that anyone can relate towards. The original Greek title of the film was Politiki Kouzina, which translates to Cuisine of the City. Available to watch on Tubi.

IMDB Score: 7.5

Woman on Top (2000)

With a spicy and wild Brazillian flavor, Woman on Top tells the tale of how Isabella (Penélope Cruz) attempted to tame her motion sickness while learning the skills to cook food most spicy and tasty. Not only has she mastered the art of taming stomachs but also conquering hearts. Only when she breaks free of her domineering husband’s restaurant is she able to follow her dreams that take her from Brazil for San Francisco. It’s a passionate story of one woman trying to make a name for herself and fulfill her love of all things sumptuous. Believe it or not, RuPaul was almost cast in this film as she read multiple times for the role of Monica.

IMDB Score: 5.3

Chef Flynn (2018)

Some chefs just have cooking in their blood and Flynn McGarry is certainly one of them in this inspiring documentary. Since the age of ten, Flynn has been addicted to cooking, transforming his living room into a supper club with line cooks (no, seriously, he really did this). His success makes him a notable name in rising culinary talent when his delicious looking food and unique operation attracts the attention of the New York Times. For such fame at such an early age, he has really been labeled the Justin Bieber of food, for whatever that label may be worth now. Available to watch on Hulu.

IMDB Score: 6.7

Dinner Rush (2000)

Louis Cropa (Danny Aiello) is in for one heck of a dinner rush when an evening of managing a restaurant turns into chaos. He finds himself wrangling with scrutinizing food critics, violent gangsters, and chefs with debt problems. And as if all that wasn’t enough to make Louis’ stress shoot through the roof, his more personal problem involves his hotshot chef son (Edoardo Ballerini) and the arguments they have over him being the saving grace of the restaurant. There’s as much palpable drama emanating off the screen as there is fantastic cooking and food festooned about the picture. It’s such a hidden gem of a picture that it was in Leonard Maltin’s book of 151 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen.

IMDB Score: 7.3

Ramen Girl (2008)

Brittany Murphy plays the American Abby, finding herself traveling abroad to Tokyo with her boyfriend, Ethan (Gabriel Mann). But when she breaks up with him, Abby finds herself struggling with where to go next. She seeks comfort in food by taking an interest in ramen, eventually becoming inspired enough to learn and master the art of cooking Japanese noodles. Echoing the likes of Tampopo, Ramen Girl explores how happiness and meaning can sometimes be found in a bowl of noodles. Available to watch on Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Tubi.

IMDB Score: 6.3

Soul Kitchen (2009)

The Greek chef Zinos (Adam Bousdoukos) runs a soul food restaurant in Germany that just can’t seem to stay afloat. Even worse, his girlfriend has taken off to China, forcing him to leave his diner in the hands of his brother Ilias (Moritz Bleibtreu) while he pursues her. When he returns, he finds his neighborhood a mess with the encroaching mafia, forcing him to turn his business around fast and save his block. This German comedy was co-written by Adam Bousdoukos based on his experiences of running a Greek tavern and his co-writer of Fatih Akın was a patron of the tavern as well.

IMDB Score: 7.3

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