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Best Food Movies

By Stett Holbrook


'BEST FOOD movie" isn't an Oscar award category, but it should be. Here are my nominees.

Big Night (1996) Ever dream of opening a restaurant? Watch this movie and you may be cured of that notion.

Dinner Rush (2000) But then again, running a restaurant can be very exciting. Check out this movie to see why.

Like Water for Chocolate (1992) If there's a lovelier treatment of food on screen, I haven't seen it.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) That dinner scene where Will Farrell and family are digging into a meal of pre-packaged brand-name crap is an all too accurate reflection of the way Americans eat. Pass the Coke, Mom.

Tampopo (1985) Ramen is much more than a bowl of soupy noodles. It's an art form.


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