Films about foods and beverages have long been popular, in part because of how familiar the subjects are to film-goers. Of course, there are documentary and non-documentary films, with many of the latter actually about something other than food. Some of my favorites include:
Sideways, a buddy movie, a road movie, and a love story, all told while the protagonists make their way through the California wineries and restaurants.
Julie and Julia, a past and present film about the famous TV chef, Julia Child.
Waitress, a movie about love, marriage, and pies.
Chocolat (needs no further description!)
Chef, Big Night, and The Hundred-Foot Journey are great movies about restaurants and chefs.
There are also plenty of provocative documentary films about food. Many have an obvious political viewpoint (like Fed Up, Food Inc., and Supersize Me). It’s important to watch these films with a critical eye, as there are many counter-arguments that can be made contrary to the views of the film-maker.
In any event, I imagine you have your own list of favorite movies about food. Yes?