It’s Movie Night – Make it Food-Centric

Pop the popcorn, get a cheeseboard ready, or enjoy your favorite pizza as you watch movies that are built around the love of food. You may not have these on your radar, but many are fun and entertaining for the whole family.  

Some of the films are currently available on Netflix and Prime Video while others are available on a variety of streaming platforms. You can also check your local library for DVDs.

As the holidays go into full swing, these movies will be a welcome opportunity to gather and enjoy some much-needed togetherness.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (PG) This imaginative computer animated film tells of food and invention.

Julie & Julia (PG-13) The story of famed chef, Julia Childs intertwined with a blogger named Julie.

Ratatouille (G) It’s a charming animated story of Remy the rat who dreams of becoming a French chef. 

Tortilla Soup (PG-13) This is the story of three sisters and their father who is slowly losing his sense of taste but insists on Sunday dinners together. Romances enter the story.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (PG) There is a lot of comedy and food in this family story that revolves around a wedding celebration. If you like it, there is also a sequel.

No Reservations (PG) The film tells the story of a woman who is the head chef and a perfectionist in a New York City restaurant.  

Waitress (PG-13) The story has been a popular Broadway show and is also a film that portrays a small southern town diner and Jenna who makes luscious desserts.

Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (G) The 1971 classic of this inventive story continues to captivate. Other versions have also been produced. 

The Hundred Foot Journey (PG) This is a charming movie depicting an Indian family that opens an authentic family eatery nearby a famous French restaurant.  

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Marina Kennedy began her writing career when her four children were grown and she returned to college to study in the humanities. She is delighted to be a contributor for Woman Around Town. The majority of her articles focus on the culinary scene, theatre, and travel. Marina and her husband Chuck enjoy the rich cultural experiences of the New York metro area and beyond. She hopes that readers like reading her articles as much as she enjoys writing them.