FOOD, romance, etc.

by dougslay | created - 02 Apr 2016 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

The combining of FOOD with romance and other subjects.

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1. Simply Irresistible (1999)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

27 Metascore

A magical crab works wonders for a terrible chef's culinary skills, leading her towards the man of her dreams.

Director: Mark Tarlov | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sean Patrick Flanery, Patricia Clarkson, Dylan Baker

Votes: 12,825 | Gross: $4.39M

2. Julie & Julia (2009)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 99,677 | Gross: $94.13M

3. The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

PG | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

55 Metascore

The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon

Votes: 72,176 | Gross: $54.24M

4. No Reservations (2007)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 67,979 | Gross: $43.11M

5. Chocolat (2000)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss

Votes: 171,486 | Gross: $71.51M

6. Waitress (2007)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.

Director: Adrienne Shelly | Stars: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Sisto, Cheryl Hines

Votes: 42,368 | Gross: $19.07M

7. Chef (2014)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 181,474 | Gross: $30.64M

8. Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking.

Director: Alfonso Arau | Stars: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, Mario Iván Martínez

Votes: 16,079 | Gross: $21.67M

9. Tortilla Soup (2001)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

58 Metascore

A Mexican-American master chef and father to three daughters has lost his taste for food but not for life.

Director: Maria Ripoll | Stars: Hector Elizondo, Jacqueline Obradors, Tamara Mello, Judy Herrera

Votes: 3,977 | Gross: $4.45M

10. 9½ Weeks (1986)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

A woman becomes involved with a man she barely knows. Complications develop during their sexual escapades.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Margaret Whitton, David Margulies

Votes: 35,469 | Gross: $6.73M

11. Spanglish (2004)

PG-13 | 131 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

A woman and her daughter emigrate from Mexico for a better life in America, where they start working for a family where the patriarch is a newly celebrated chef with an insecure wife.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni, Paz Vega, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 75,321 | Gross: $42.04M

12. The Five Senses (1999)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

56 Metascore

Interconnected stories examine situations involving the five senses. Touch is represented by a massage therapist who is treating a woman, while her daughter accidentally loses the woman's ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Molly Parker, Gabrielle Rose, Elize Frances Stolk, Nadia Litz

Votes: 2,936 | Gross: $0.50M

13. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 63,157 | Gross: $82.42M

14. Bottle Shock (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

56 Metascore

The story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as "Judgment of Paris".

Director: Randall Miller | Stars: Chris Pine, Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Hal B. Klein

Votes: 14,390 | Gross: $4.04M

15. Burnt (I) (2015)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

42 Metascore

Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.

Director: John Wells | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, Riccardo Scamarcio

Votes: 99,727 | Gross: $13.65M

16. Big Night (1996)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

New Jersey, 1950s. Two brothers run an Italian restaurant. Business is not going well as a rival Italian restaurant is out-competing them. In a final effort to save the restaurant, the brothers plan to put on an evening of incredible food.

Directors: Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Marc Anthony, Larry Block

Votes: 15,922 | Gross: $11.88M

17. Today's Special (2009)

R | 99 min | Comedy

57 Metascore

In this super-feel-good foodie comedy, young Manhattan chef Samir rediscovers his heritage and his passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food.

Director: David Kaplan | Stars: Dean Winters, Jess Weixler, Aasif Mandvi, Kevin Corrigan

Votes: 6,169 | Gross: $0.40M

18. Dinner Rush (2000)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

At a popular NYC Italian restaurant on a dramatic, busy evening, there are 2 gangsters, cop detective, food-critic, ex bookmaker owner, his chef son, indebted gambler sous-chef etc.

Director: Bob Giraldi | Stars: Danny Aiello, Edoardo Ballerini, John Rothman, Frank Bongiorno

Votes: 4,766 | Gross: $0.11M

19. Love's Kitchen (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rob Haley (Dougray Scott), an up-and-coming chef and restaurateur in London, is grief-stricken when he loses his wife. With encouragement from his infamous friend and real life TV Chef ... See full summary »

Director: James Hacking | Stars: Dougray Scott, Sarah Sharman, Katrine De Candole, Lee Boardman

Votes: 2,500

20. Nina's Heavenly Delights (2006)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

44 Metascore

A feisty young woman returns to Glasgow to run her deceased father's curry house.

Director: Pratibha Parmar | Stars: Laura Fraser, Shelley Conn, Art Malik, Ronny Jhutti

Votes: 2,026 | Gross: $0.01M

21. The Lunchbox (2013)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

Director: Ritesh Batra | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lillete Dubey

Votes: 44,284 | Gross: $4.23M

22. Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime

Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part of the murders is that each chef is killed in the same manner that... See full summary »

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: George Segal, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Morley, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Votes: 1,926

23. The Trip (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rebecca Johnson, Elodie Harrod

Votes: 20,412 | Gross: $2.01M

24. Delicatessen (1991)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants.

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Votes: 76,764 | Gross: $1.79M

25. What's Cooking? (2000)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents... See full summary »

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Joan Chen, Julianna Margulies, Mercedes Ruehl, Victor Rivers

Votes: 2,415 | Gross: $1.04M

26. Woman on Top (2000)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

41 Metascore

Brazilian chef Isabella Oliveira moves to San Francisco when her husband, frustrated by her motion sickness, cheats on her.

Director: Fina Torres | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Murilo Benício, Harold Perrineau, Mark Feuerstein

Votes: 9,662 | Gross: $5.02M

27. Paris, Wine and Romance (2019 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Romance

Isabella, the owner of her family's Oregon winery, takes a big leap and enters a prestigious wine competition in Paris. There she meets her biggest competitor, Jacques, from one of the world's foremost winemaking families.

Director: Alex Zamm | Stars: Jen Lilley, Dan Jeannotte, Roxanne McKee, Michael D. Xavier

Votes: 686

28. Le Chef (2012)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

43 Metascore

A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.

Director: Daniel Cohen | Stars: Jean Reno, Michaël Youn, Raphaëlle Agogué, Julien Boisselier

Votes: 15,484 | Gross: $0.34M

29. Love, Romance, & Chocolate (2019 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Romance

Emma and chocolatier Luc compete for Belgium's Royal Chocolatier. The beauty and romance of Bruges inspire unique chocolate combinations, but will their entry win without them losing their hearts?

Director: Jonathan Wright | Stars: Lacey Chabert, Will Kemp, Brittany Bristow, Guillaume Dolmans

Votes: 843

30. A Taste of Romance (2012 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Widower Gill Callahan retired from the fire department after a tragedy. Helped out by some mates, he starts a diner, offering simple food to their taste. The matching music is too much for ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Rose | Stars: Teri Polo, James Patrick Stuart, Alexander Bedria, Jack Conley

Votes: 1,487

31. Cooking with Love (2018 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

In the running for a promotion, reality cooking show producer Kelly prepares for her cooking show for kids. When show host Chef Betty has an unexpected injury, Kelly hires controversial Chef Stephen as a replacement.

Director: Jem Garrard | Stars: Ali Liebert, Brett Dalton, Janet Kidder, Kimberley Sustad

Votes: 838

32. Appetite for Love (2016 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

A corporate executive is sent to a small town to re-brand a restaurant as part of a strategic acquisition, but the iconic diner happens to be in her home town where she hasn't been in years and the owner is her high school sweetheart.

Director: David Mackay | Stars: Taylor Cole, Andrew W. Walker, Alley Mills, Marcus Rosner

Votes: 1,575

33. A Dash of Love (2017 TV Movie)

TV-G | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

When an aspiring chef lands a dream job at her idol's restaurant, she befriends the handsome executive chef. After they are both wrongly fired from there, the duo decides to open their own eatery to prove their food is better.

Director: Christie Will Wolf | Stars: Jen Lilley, Brendan Penny, Peri Gilpin, Kandyse McClure

Votes: 1,537

34. Recipe for Love (2014 TV Movie)

TV-G | 86 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

An earnest, culinary school hopeful, clashes with a big shot celebrity chef when she is assigned to ghostwrite his cookbook. As they struggle to get through each recipe together, their ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Shawn Roberts, Pascale Hutton, Lori Triolo

Votes: 1,907

35. Love by Chance (2016 TV Movie)

TV-G | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

Claire's mother is Claire's secret matchmaker.

Director: Gary Harvey | Stars: Beau Garrett, Benjamin Ayres, Garwin Sanford, John Cassini

Votes: 1,826

36. The Sweetest Heart (2018 TV Movie)

TV-G | 82 min | Romance

Maddie (Julie Gonzalo), who owns a cupcake business, gets help from an investment banker, but a potential new romance between them is complicated by the unexpected return of her first love, Nate.

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Julie Gonzalo, Chris McNally, Tammy Gillis, Victor Zinck Jr.

Votes: 888

37. Pumpkin Pie Wars (2016 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

Ten years ago, Faye and Lydia each opened their own bakeries in Emeryville, Ohio, after a personal and professional fall-out during a local Pumpkin Pie contest. Now their children - and ... See full summary »

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Julie Gonzalo, Rico Aragon, Michele Scarabelli, Jennifer-Juniper Angeli

Votes: 1,187

38. Operation Cupcake (2012 TV Movie)

88 min | Comedy

When Army Colonel Griff Carson returns home from Germany on a two-month leave, he considers retiring if he doesn't get promoted to General. Being away on deployment has been hard on Griff, ... See full summary »

Director: Bradford May | Stars: Dean Cain, Kristy Swanson, Wade Williams, Donna Pescow

Votes: 333

39. The Ramen Girl (2008)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a râmen chef under a tyrannical Japanese master.

Director: Robert Allan Ackerman | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tammy Blanchard, Soji Arai

Votes: 8,707

40. Kitchen Confidential (2005–2006)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A bad-boy chef runs wild in his New York City eatery.

Stars: Bradley Cooper, Nicholas Brendon, John Francis Daley, Jaime King

Votes: 4,533



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