The holiday season and delicious comfort food have always gone hand in hand. The weather's colder, the mood is cozier, and it's the perfect time to stay inside and cook for yourself, and your family or friends. Of course, it's also the perfect time to be lazy. No one's judging. If you're in the latter camp, you probably just want to order something off seamless and turn on a movie. That's a hell of a setup, no one can deny.
Better yet is tucking under a blanket for a movie that's not only terrific by pure film standards, but also as, bluntly, food porn. Foodies love a good movie about food, whether it's set in a kitchen, a restaurant, a bakery, or elsewhere. Most of these films, documentary or fiction, always focus on the creativity behind making food and how a good meal is perhaps the most universal language there is. Comfort food is one thing — we eat it and it literally makes us warm inside. Comfort movies are another thing, producing the same feeling without any of the calories.
So if there's a foodie in your life, or you happen to be one yourself, flip on one of these movies this holiday season to get a little heartwarming action as you fork real comfort food into your mouth at the same time.
Starring Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, and a food truck. Can't go wrong.
Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, and Judy Dench star in the 2000 film about a French chocolaterie, ideal for people who have both a sweet tooth and a Johnny Depp tooth.
3. "Jiro Dreams of Sushi"
This documentary about world-class sushi chef Jiro Ono is as beautiful as the creations he painstakingly makes.
It'd be disgusting as a live-action film, but Pixar's animated story about a rat who teams up with a novice chef and cooks up delicious food is a great watch and perfect foodie movie.
5. "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"
It's a classic. What more do you need to know?
6. "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs"
Same idea as Ratatouille. Gross if it happened in real life, but looks great as an animated film.
(H/T: Entertainment Weekly)
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