20 Movies Like Chocolat

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Like Water for Chocolate

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“Like Water for Chocolate” is a Mexican film that tells the story of Tita, a young woman who is forbidden to marry her true love and instead must care for her mother until her death. Through the power of her cooking, Tita’s emotions and desires are transferred to those who consume her food, leading to a series of passionate and tumultuous events in her family.

Amélie

Amélie
Amélie
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 5 Oscars. 59 wins & 74 nominations total
Writer: Guillaume Laurant, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Actors: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus
Language: French, Russian, English
Country: France, Germany
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The movie “Amélie” follows the whimsical journey of a young woman named Amélie Poulain, who discovers joy in bringing happiness to others through small acts of kindness, while also exploring her own quest for love and connection in Paris.

Big Night

Big Night
Big Night
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 9 wins & 17 nominations
Writer: Stanley Tucci, Joseph Tropiano
Actors: Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Marc Anthony
Language: English, Italian
Country: United States
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“Big Night” is a 1996 film about two Italian immigrant brothers who struggle to save their failing restaurant by hosting a lavish feast for a famous jazz musician, showcasing their culinary talents while facing personal and professional challenges.”

Babette’s Feast

Babette's Feast
Babette's Feast
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 78/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 11 wins & 8 nominations total
Writer: Karen Blixen, Gabriel Axel
Actors: Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel
Language: Danish, French, Swedish, Italian, English
Country: Denmark
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“Babette’s Feast” is a Danish film about two pious sisters who take in a French refugee, Babette, who later prepares an extravagant French feast that transforms the community and brings joy and appreciation for the pleasures of life.

Under The Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun
Under the Tuscan Sun
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 62%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 5 nominations
Writer: Frances Mayes, Audrey Wells
Actors: Diane Lane, Raoul Bova, Sandra Oh
Language: English, Italian, Polish, French, Spanish, German
Country: United States, Italy
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“Under the Tuscan Sun” is a romantic comedy-drama film about a recently divorced writer who impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany, Italy, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery, love, and rebuilding her life. As she renovates the villa and becomes part of the local community, she finds healing and a new sense of purpose in the beauty and charm of the Tuscan countryside.

The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox
The Lunchbox
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award29 wins & 46 nominations total
Writer: Ritesh Batra, Vasan Bala
Actors: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Language: Hindi
Country: India, France, Germany, United States, Canada
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“The Lunchbox” is a heartwarming Indian film about a mistaken lunchbox delivery that leads to a unique friendship between a lonely housewife and a grieving widower, as they exchange heartfelt letters through the lunchbox. Through their correspondence, they find solace and connection in a bustling city.

Julie & Julia

Julie
Julie
Internet Movie Database: 6.2/10
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Runtime: 99 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 2 nominations total
Writer: Andrew L. Stone
Actors: Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Julie & Julia” is a film that intertwines the lives of two women: Julie Powell, a frustrated writer who decides to cook her way through Julia Child’s cookbook, and Julia Child, a passionate chef who revolutionizes cooking in America through her book “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” The movie explores their parallel journeys of self-discovery, love, and the joy of cooking.

Ratatouille

Ratatouille
Ratatouille
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 96/100
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Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 68 wins & 42 nominations total
Writer: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco
Actors: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt
Language: English, Russian, French
Country: United States
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The movie Ratatouille is about a rat named Remy who dreams of becoming a great chef and forms an unlikely partnership with a young kitchen worker to pursue his passion for cooking in a prestigious restaurant in Paris.

Eat Drink Man Woman

Eat Drink Man Woman
Eat Drink Man Woman
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 6 wins & 14 nominations total
Writer: Ang Lee, James Schamus, Hui-Ling Wang
Actors: Sihung Lung, Kuei-Mei Yang, Wang Yu-wen
Language: Mandarin, French
Country: Taiwan, United States
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“Eat Drink Man Woman” is a Taiwanese film directed by Ang Lee, following the story of a widowed master chef and his three adult daughters as they navigate their complicated relationships, personal struggles, and the power of food in bringing them together. The film explores themes of family dynamics, love, and the cultural significance of food in Taiwanese society.

Like Water for Elephants

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“Like Water for Elephants” is a film adaptation of Sara Gruen’s novel, following a young veterinary student who joins a traveling circus during the Great Depression. He falls in love with the circus’s star performer and must navigate the challenges and dangers of this unconventional world to protect her and their forbidden relationship.

Woman on Top

Woman on Top
Woman on Top
Internet Movie Database: 5.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 35%
Metacritic: 41/100
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Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Awards: 3 nominations
Writer: Vera Blasi
Actors: Penélope Cruz, Murilo Benício, Harold Perrineau
Language: English, Portuguese
Country: United States
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“Woman on Top” is a romantic comedy film about a Brazilian chef named Isabella who moves to San Francisco and becomes a successful cooking show host. The movie follows her journey of love, self-discovery, and finding her own path in life.

The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 2 wins & 4 nominations
Writer: Steven Knight, Richard C. Morais
Actors: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal
Language: English, Hindi, French
Country: India, United Arab Emirates, United States
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“The Hundred-Foot Journey” is a film about an Indian family that opens a restaurant in a small French village, across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant. The clash of cultures and culinary traditions leads to a heartwarming and delicious journey of friendship, love, and the pursuit of one’s dreams.

Chef

Chef
Chef
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: 2 wins & 4 nominations
Writer: Jon Favreau
Actors: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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The Chef movie follows a talented chef who quits his job at a prestigious restaurant and starts a food truck, embarking on a journey of self-discovery and reconnecting with his passion for cooking, while also strengthening his relationship with his son.

No Reservations

No Reservations
No Reservations
Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 42%
Metacritic: 50/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Carol Fuchs, Sandra Nettelbeck
Actors: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin
Language: English
Country: United States
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“No Reservations” is a romantic comedy-drama film about a talented and perfectionist chef, Kate, whose life is turned upside down when she becomes the guardian of her young niece, Zoe. As she navigates the challenges of balancing her career and personal life, Kate forms an unexpected bond with a new sous chef, Nick, who helps her rediscover her passion for cooking and love.

Waitress

Waitress
Waitress
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 75/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 6 wins & 16 nominations
Writer: Adrienne Shelly
Actors: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Sisto
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Waitress movie is about a small-town waitress named Jenna who discovers she is pregnant and trapped in an unhappy marriage. As she navigates her complicated personal life, she finds solace and hope in her passion for baking pies.

Burnt

Burnt
Burnt
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 28%
Metacritic: 42/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 6 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: Steven Knight, Michael Kalesniko
Actors: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl
Language: English, French, Italian
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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The movie “Burnt” follows a talented but troubled chef who seeks redemption by assembling a team to achieve culinary greatness and earn a coveted three-star Michelin rating. Along the way, he must confront his personal demons and overcome the challenges of his tumultuous past.

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 62/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: 7 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: Peter Greenaway
Actors: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren
Language: English, French, Dutch
Country: Netherlands, United Kingdom, France
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“The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover” is a dark and provocative film that follows the story of a tyrannical gangster, his unfaithful wife, and her secret lover, set within the backdrop of a lavish restaurant. The movie explores themes of power, lust, and revenge, culminating in a shocking and dramatic climax.

the Thief

The Thief
The Thief
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 14 wins & 12 nominations total
Writer: Pavel Chukhray
Actors: Vladimir Mashkov, Yekaterina Rednikova, Mikhail Filipchuk
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, France
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The movie “Thief” is about a skilled professional thief who becomes entangled in a dangerous heist that threatens to destroy his life. As he navigates the criminal underworld, he must confront his own moral choices and fight to protect what matters most to him.

Simply Irresistible

Simply Irresistible
Simply Irresistible
Internet Movie Database: 5.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 16%
Metacritic: 27/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: N/A
Writer: Judith Roberts
Actors: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sean Patrick Flanery, Patricia Clarkson
Language: English, French
Country: Germany, United States
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“Simply Irresistible” is a romantic comedy about a struggling chef who discovers a magical crab that enhances her cooking, leading to a newfound success in her restaurant and a blossoming romance with a skeptical businessman.”

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup
Tortilla Soup
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Awards: 2 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: Hui-Ling Wang, Ang Lee, James Schamus
Actors: Hector Elizondo, Jacqueline Obradors, Tamara Mello
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“Tortilla Soup” is a heartwarming comedy-drama that follows the story of a widowed Mexican-American father and his three adult daughters, as they navigate love, family, and cultural identity through their shared passion for cooking and food. The film explores themes of love, loss, and the power of food to bring people together.

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