Great Food Movies

“10 Best Food Movies” as blogged by ‘At the Pass’ in Jan 2010. Most of the film choices matched mine, so I thought I would reblog it.

I would add Ang Lee’s Eat, Drink, Man, Woman to this list as well as the Finland-set Japanese movie Kamome Diner.

At the Pass

By Monsieur Anton

Food and movies go together like, well, popcorn and movies.  Since food is one of the central themes of life, it stands to reason that it would make a good theme for the cinema, and there have been some great movies based on life’s gastronomic pleasures.

Obviously, since everyone eats every day, there are bound to be scenes in most every movie in which the characters will indulge; but that is not what this is about.  I’ve seen many lists of food movies that include flicks that may have a great food scene or two.  Movies such as Diner, Mystic Pizza, Eating Raoul and even 9 ½ Weeks often show up on lists of food movies.  While they may include food in them, they are not centered on it.  To me, to be a true food movie, the film should embody the same trait that makes for…

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