Foodie Movies Bucket List: 55 Cooking & Food Films You Need to Watch

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Not only are movies revolving around food an excellent watch – perhaps over some wine – for their beautiful food aesthetics and usually fun storylines, but they can be a great motivator for trying out new dishes in the kitchen. Or perhaps to start cooking in the first place! Below I’ve put together a list of foodie movies that are guaranteed to get you hungry on the spot and hopefully inspire you to attempt recreating those scrumptious dishes at home. How many of these films have you seen?

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1. ✦ Always Be My Maybe (2019)

Always Be My Maybe is a romantic comedy where the female lead is a badass celebrity chef. It includes a lot of scenes involving delicious food, guaranteed to get you instantly craving for Korean food like what they’re eating on the movie. Besides being an excellent film choice for a foodie, it is also bomb for the fact it’s a Hollywood movie where both leads are Asians, and there are some particularly funny scenes involving Keanu Reeves.

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2. ✧ Antique (Korean, 2008)

Get ready to have your sweet tooth aching big time while watching this, as it takes place inside of a bakery in a large part! Ju Ji-Hoon plays a man who opens up a cake shop in hopes of meeting the love of his life that way. There’s plenty of cakes and sweets in this, but also humor, and even some thriller elements.

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3. ✧ Babette’s Feast (Scandinavian, 1987)

As far as foodie movies go, you truly cannot go wrong by choosing to watch Babette’s Feast. It’s a deliciously created film with a heartwarming story, much of which revolves around food. Babette’s Feast is an excellent quality movie to venture into foreign language cinema as it also won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film its year of release. 

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4. ✦ Big Night (1996)

Where in Babette’s Feast a scrumptious French feast was created, in Big Night you get to see an equally delicious Italian one. But beyond being a simple cooking movie, you can expect Big Night to offer you comedy, drama and romance on top of its exquisite feast offerings. The story is of two immigrant brothers own and operate a restaurant in a small town on the Jersey shore. They struggle with building their business while serving still serving authentic Italian cuisine.

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5. ✦ Bottle Shock (2008)

Moving away from food for a moment, Bottle Shock is a must see film for any wine lover out there. Including a cast filled with stars – such as Chris Pine, Alan Rickman and Bill Pullman – the story of Bottle Shock takes you to a wine tasting competition in Paris. So pop open that bottle of wine and get comfy to watch this drama comedy.

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6. ✦ Burnt (2015)

Starring Bradley Cooper, Burnt tells the story of a former high class chef aiming to restart his career and achieve his third Michelin star. Featuring a lot of big names, such as Alicia Vikander, Burnt is a dramatic journey that not only gets your stomach growling but possibly manages to get your head spinning with just how fast-paced and stressful a life in the restaurant kitchen can be.

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7. ✧ Butter (2012)

Interested to see just what you could make of butter outside of the kitchen? You couldn’t watch a better film than this! Beyond its intriguing buttery creations, Butter is a mix of comedy, romance and thrills that’ll come together for an excellent movie night movie.

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8. ✦ Chef (2014)

Praised by the critics for several different aspects of the movie, including the writing, story and acting, Chef is another one of those foodie movies that are guaranteed to make you hungry and add the foods created in the film onto your personal list of foods you’ll be craving to make in your own kitchen. It’s a cute movie where a renowned chef starts a wildly successful food truck, after being fired from his restaurant job.

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9. ✧ Chocolat (British, 2000)

If you need a bit of a break from the savory cooking movies, tune into Chocolat which, as its name suggests, revolves around chocolate; more specifically, a French woman opening up and running a chocolate shop in a small French village across the street from a church. She keeps her shop open on Sundays and tempts the religious folks during lent. Although chocolate is at the center of the movie, this charming and gorgeous film has a lot to offer for its audience in its story, not in the slightest bit limited to the mysterious love interest played by Johnny Depp.

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10. ✧ Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

This one makes me hungry simply by reading its title, not to mention instantly has me craving for meatballs! It’s an animated children’s movie telling the story of an inventor who develops a machine capable of making food out of water. However, something goes awry and the machine starts to create food storms instead, leaving it to the inventor to get rid of the machine so he can save the world.

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11. ✧ Diner (1982)

You’ll want to get yourself a delicious dinner prepared before you turn on this flick, because otherwise you’ll get grumpy over how hungry those dishes they eat at the diner will make you! Although a good portion of the movie takes place inside of a diner, don’t let that fool you into thinking there won’t be a lot of excitement and laughter to follow beyond its walls. 

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12. ✧ Dinner Rush (2000)

Majority of this movie takes place inside of a restaurant, during the course of a single evening, making it another incredible film for those on the lookout for cooking movies that truly feature dining in a big part. There’s some drama and even organized crime involved to keep your mind satiated as your stomach grows hungrier by the moment.

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13. ✧ Eat Drink Man Woman  (Chinese, 1994)

Directed by the very famous Ang Lee, this movie showcases the life of a widower and his three unmarried daughters. In large part are the feasts they gather to have together each Sunday, during which the daughters try to challenge their father’s traditional ways of thinking, which surprises and change of dynamics coming along when each of these daughters happen to find love. Their Sunday banquets look so devilishly delicious you’ll be inspired to make a similar Sunday tradition!

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14. ✧ El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (2011)

As this is a documentary as opposed to a film feature, it is a bit of a different kind of an entry on this list. However, if you are looking for movies about cooking, then documentaries like these that are fully engrossed with the art of making food, will be right up your alley.

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15. Estômago – A Gastronomic Story (Brazilian, 2007)

This film moves through two periods of the main character’s life simultaneously. In both times he is a cook, but under largely different circumstances. Described as a drama-comedy, Estômago sure takes its story to some wild places that you probably won’t find in other foodie movies.

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16. ✧ Fast Food Nation (2006)

Loosely based on a true story, Fast Food Nation dives into the world of fast food, and burgers specifically. It may make you crave for McD’s like no tomorrow – or perhaps not.

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17. ✧ God of Cookery (Hong Kong, 1996)

God of Cookery (also known as Sik San) starts from a fraud of a celebrity chef getting exposed and being knocked off his position. We then get to follow him on his journey to actually learn how to cook, culminating in a cooking competition between him and his main rival for the title of “God of Cookery”. It’s a hilarious, if not a little weird, comedy ride, with all sorts of yummy dishes on display.

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18. ✦ Haute Cuisine (2012)

Based on a true story, Haute Cuisine follows an acclaimed female chef who becomes the president’s personal cook. A lot of incredible dishes are shown in this movie, parts of which were actually filmed in the Élysée Palace, the residence of the president of France.

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19. ✧ Jiro Dreams Of Sushi (2011)

Another documentary film on the list is Jiro Dreams of Sushi, which follows the sushi master Jiro Ono and his small sushi restaurant in Tokyo, the first sushi restaurant to earn three Michelin stars. A fair warning, though, is that upon seeing this one you’ll probably want to add the Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant onto your travel bucket list!

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20. ✦ Julie & Julia (2009)

Often dubbed as one of the very best cooking movies out there, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. It is based on the real life chef Julia Child and the real life author Julie Powell, following two timelines; one of them centers around Julia Child’s first years into her culinary career, while the other one centers around Julie Powell’s quest to cook all of Julia Child’s recipes in the span of a year. She records her trials, triumphs and journey on a successful blog.

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21. ✧ Kitchen Stories (Scandinavian, 2004)

Kitchen Stories is a quirky little film where Norwegian bachelors are observed by a research institute in order to modernize the home kitchen. A Swedish researcher eventually forms a fun freindship with a Norwegian man. 

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22. ✧ Le Grande Bouffe (French, 1973)

A French-Italian co-production, La Grande Bouffe is a cult film of its time. It is a satirical film centering on a group of friends who gather together in a villa for a weekend, intending to feast themselves to death. They spend a weekend gorging themselves with gourmet food and call girls.

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23. ✧ Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

Unlike many other films on this list, Like Water for Chocolate is not directly about cuisine. Instead it is about a young woman living in the early 1900s, going through struggles with her family and with love. However, just like the novel it is based on, food is one of the lead characters, with most of the dishes looking absolutely magical.

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24. ✧ Maacher Jhol (2017)

This is the first Bengali film revolving around food, also said to be the best one thus far. The lead character in Maacher Jhol is a world class chef returning from Paris back to Kolkata, facing the cooking challenge of his lifetime.

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25. ✧ Mostly Martha (Bella Martha) (German, 2001)

Martha Klein, the lady in the lead of this film, is a workaholic gourmet chef in Hamburg. Her life turns upside down through a tragedy that leads her to begin caring for her sister’s daughter, having to now juggle life between family and work. She unexpectedly gets help from a handsome sous chef. The movie has received largely positive reviews, being described as charming and hunger inducing.

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26. ✧ Mr. Church (2016)

In this drama, Eddie Murphy plays the title character Mr. Church, who becomes the personal cook and more for a single mother and her daughter. It is a heartwarming movie to watch on a day you’re in the mood for a good pick me up.

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27. ✦ My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

The third highest grossing romantic comedy of all time, telling the story of a Greek woman who falls in love with a non-Greek man, and the dating period and eventual wedding that follow. Remember to have your notebook and pen ready to jot down all the Greek food you’ll want to sample upon watching this. Or perhaps it’s the Bundt cake that’ll take your breath away?

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28. ✧ Nina’s Heavenly Delights (British, 2006)

In Nina’s Heavenly Delights, the title character Nina returns home for her father’s funeral and to save his Indian restaurant, and winning the upcoming curry competition. Besides delicious food, it also includes some pretty great LGBT romance as one of its main story lines.

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29. ✦ No Reservations (2007)

Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart, No Reservations is a romantic comedy taking place in the kitchen of a trendy restaurant. It is an American adaptation of the German movie Mostly Martha where an intense chefs’ life is altered when she gains custody of her deceased sisters daughter. Her free-spirited, impetuous sous chef ends up also being her romantic interest.

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30. ✧ The Ramen Girl (2008)

In this romantic comedy, we travel to Tokyo together with Brittany Murphy’s character, who ends up beginning to learn how to cook ramen after her boyfriend unceremoniously dumps her. It’s such an adorable and lighthearted watch that makes me hungry for ramen just thinking about it!

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31. ✦ Ratatouille (2007)

Ratatouille is an amazing animated movie about a rat dreaming of becoming a chef, co-operating with a garbage boy of a Parisian restaurant in order to make it happen. It is a lot of fun to watch and you’ll be obsessed with making your own ratatouille afterwards!

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32. ✧ Romantics Anonymous (2010)

Another film especially for the chocolate lovers out there! It’s a story not only of a chocolate manufacturer, but of a group of people suffering from and trying to overcome their fears and anxieties.

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33. ✧ Sausage Party (2016)

An animated movie made for adults, in Sausage Party the protagonist is a sausage living in a supermarket, going on a run with his group of friends after discovering the truth of his existence. It’s the first R-rated computer animation movie made in the United States.

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34. ✦ Sideways (2004)

Sideways is another wine-related movie to enjoy while popping open your own bottle of wine. Specifically get yourself some Pinot Noir for this; the movie in general has been great in helping the sales of Pinot Noir wine skyrocket.

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35. ✦ Simply Irresistible (1999)

A cute little romantic comedy starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Simply Irresistible sprinkles a fair bit of magic on top of its scrumptious looking dishes. It’s absolutely silly in its plot line, including how Sarah Michelle Gellar’s character comes to acquire her magical food making skills, but it’s a cute watch nevertheless.

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36. ✧ Soul Kitchen (2009)

When the chef of a Greek restaurant in Hamburg injures his back and has to hire a new cook to take over, he inadvertently signs himself up for quite the rollercoaster in both business and love. I bet you’ll have a ton of fun watching this one.

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37. ✧ Spinning Plates (2013)

Spinning Plates is a documentary showcasing 3 restaurants deemed to be exceptional. All of them are entirely different in both menu and stories, as well as location, but each one has something incredible to offer us viewers.

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38. ✧ Step Up to the Plate (2012)

Continuing with the documentary theme is Step Up to the Plate, a French documentary following a renowned French chef Michel Bras. It specifically focuses on the part of his life where he’s about to give his restaurant to his son. 

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39. ✧ Super Size Me (2004)

Third documentary in a row, Super Size Me is a globally famous doc by Morgan Spurlock and his experiment on what would happen to his body from eating nothing but McD’s for 30 days in a row. It may not be the easiest watch, but it sure is insightful.

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40. ✧ Sweet Bean (2015)

In Sweet Bean, the main characters run a shop selling dorayaki, a Japanese-style pancake. Although somewhat bittersweet, it is a pleasant and touching watch, with dorayaki quickly rising in the ranks of global foods you’ll want to try.

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41. ✧ Tampopo (Japanese, 1986)

You’ll never have craved ramen noodles (or any noodles, for that matter) more than you will while watching Tampopo, centered on a small family-owned noodle shop. It has been said to be one of the best foodie movies out there, so it should be absolutely unmissable to any food lover out there.

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42. ✧ The Baker’s Wife (1938)

The Baker’s Wife is the oldest film on the list, made decades before all these other foodie movies. It is also intriguingly different in its central story, as it follows a baker who’s too heartbroken to keep baking, and the community coming together to help him get his wife back so that he can also regain his ability to bake.

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43. ✧ The Cook The Thief His Wife Her Lover (1989)

A ill-behaved mobster scares off the customers at his restaurant, while his fed-up wife considers having an affair with one of the customers.

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44. ✦ The Founder (2017)

Starring Michael Keaton, The Founder tells the story of how McDonald’s was created. It’s a surprisingly interesting film on a corporation we are all so familiar with but may actually know shockingly little about.

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45. ✦ The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

Also taking place in France is this story, starring the ever delightful Helen Mirren as one of its leads, of two restaurants who become rivals with each other. One is a Michelin-starred restaurant run by Helen Mirren’s character and the other one is an Indian restaurant run by an Indian family. The meals served are scrumptious, but the main dish is the delicious story the film tells you.

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46. ✧ The Trip To Italy (2014)

Popular British actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon play fictionalized versions of themselves in this comedy film taking them – and us – through Italy. Not only are we treated to all the enviously delicious food they get to eat, but the absolutely spectacular beauty that Italy’s landscape has to offer.

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47. ✧ Today’s Special (2009)

A fun story of an upscale restaurant’s sous chef ending up running a run-down family-owned Indian restaurant instead. So much delicious Indian food shown on screen in this one, you might catch yourself actually drooling by the end of it.

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48. ✦ Tortilla Soup (2001)

An American version of Eat Drink Woman Man, at the center of this one is a Mexican family, consisting of the widowed chef father and his three daughters. The cuisine may have changed from Chinese to Mexican, but the feasts remain absolutely mouthwatering to look at.

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49. ✧ This Is Not What I Expected (2017)

A cute comedy where one of the leads is a chef in a hotel and the other a businessman intending to buy said hotel. However, a lot of fun incidents take place before the businessman finds out the woman is the chef cooking his food at the hotel.

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50. ✦ Uncorked (2020)

Freshly out is a movie about a young man named Elijah, working two different jobs. His parents want him to take over the family barbecue restaurant, but he’s passionate about wine and intends to pursue this dream instead. It’s a nice and breezy drama of an individual’s life dream conflicting with his family’s wants and needs, which especially wine lovers will be keen to watch.

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51. ✧ Vatel (French, 2000)

Vatel, a culinary genius, is hired to prepare a feast for the arrival of King Louis XIV. Even though he is a master chef, several crises threaten to ruin the festivities.

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52. ✦ Waiting (2005)

Waiting is an independent film taking place during a single shift in a restaurant for most of its running time. It stars Justin Long and Ryan Reynolds, so you know it’ll be funny, enjoyable and entirely lighthearted to watch.

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53. ✦ Waitress (2007)

Waitress has since become mostly known as a play on Broadway and West End, but it was originally released as a film starring Keri Russell. It tells the story of a woman working in a pie diner who’s trapped in an unhappy marriage, with high hopes to leave town, only to wind up pregnant instead. The extraordinary pie maker starts writing letters to her unborn child and her world starts to change for the better. 

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54. ✧ Who is Killing the Great Chefs in Europe (1978)

Chefs are mysteriously being murdered in the manner that their signature dishes are being prepared—it’s goofy with some creative kills happening throughout. Not only will you enjoy the process of trying to figure out a killer, but you’ll be treated to some beautiful food scenery as you do so.

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55. ✦ Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a classic children’s movie, it’s lead character a poor kid named Charlie, who finds a golden ticket in his chocolate bar and therefore gets to go on a tour at the elusive Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. It’s based on a novel by Roald Dahl, and it is indeed so highly acclaimed and deemed to be of high cultural value that it has even been selected by the United States National Film Registry for preservation.

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56. ✦ Woman on Top (2000)

Lastly, Woman on Top tells the story of Isabella, played by Penelope Cruz, and how she lands a job as a host for a cooking show. The film contains some fantasy elements and, though some may find the plot line weak, we’ll all love it for its food anyway.

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How many of these movies have you already seen and what will you watch next? Which of those dishes makes you the hungriest? Beyond their food, these foodie movies also offer a lot of stories grounded into reality that many of us can enjoy and relate to. So for your next movie night, and the few that will follow, come back to this list to pick out a movie to watch!

And if you want to challenge yourself one step further? Prepare for the movie night by cooking in advance one of the dishes you’re about to see in the film!

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Pueblo Bonito Golf & Spa Resort at Quivira Los Cabos in Mexico

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Cabo San Lucas – or Cabo for short – has long been known as one of Mexico’s best vacation spots to hit, and it’s not without a good reason. Its brilliant blue beaches and wild marine life are especially worth the visit, though there’s plenty more on offer.

Thanks to its status as a prime place to go on for a holiday, some exquisite luxurious resorts have popped up right along its shoreline and in the city center, with the collection of Pueblo Bonito Golf & Spa Resorts being some of the finest of them. Each resort has more than plenty to entertain you, from recreational activities to mouthwatering restaurants to pampering yourself at top quality spas. They all offer something unique, and this is especially true of The Towers at Pueblo Bonito Pacific in their Quivira Los Cabos community.

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The Quivira Los Cabos Community

The Quivira Los Cabos community includes the luxurious resorts of Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort, The Towers of Pacifica, Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach, Montecristo Estates Luxury Villas and the soon to come St. Regis, as well as the residential communities of Copala and Coronado. It’s a secure and gated community, allowing access exclusively to those residing or temporarily staying in their resorts, making you feel a little bit like a star right upon entering.

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Pueblo Bonito Pacifica: Luxury All Inclusive Resort

A beautiful resort right in front of the ocean and mere minutes from Cabo San Lucas’ downtown area, the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica has been dubbed as one of the world’s most romantic resorts on numerous occasions. So, if a romantic holiday with your significant other is what you’re after, this is where you must go. But, don’t discount it for the perfect girls’ getaway either! Can’t you just see you and your gal gang drinking margaritas on the beach? I surely can.

Mixing elegance and modern styles in its architecture, it oozes romance, luxury and relaxation—whichever your vacation is centered around, you are guaranteed to have a truly memorable holiday. Plus, it is designated exclusively as an adults-only resort, so you won’t have to worry about kids running around wildly or doing cannonballs in the pool.

The Towers at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica

The Towers at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica is a luxurious resort within a luxurious resort, where each of its guest rooms and suites include an embellished selection of room amenities, as well as an around-the-clock butler service.

Prior to arrival my butler contacted me about preferences for my stay with included the choice of firm or soft feather pillows. “I’ll take 2 firm feather pillows and one soft one, please! Oh, and if you can stock my fridge with Diet Coke, that’d be great too.” Done and done.

In addition, The Towers offers its guests an exclusive oceanfront VIP lounge that is reachable by the sky bridge, a restaurant offering Baja cuisine with gorgeous beach views, and an impressive fitness center where you can get your cardio on with some impeccable beach and ocean views taking place right in front of you.

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Hook & Cook Experience

Is reeling in a fresh fish and then making a meal out of it on your bucket list? It’s on mine, and the Hook & Cook experience gave me the opportunity to check it off. The on-site activity will have you waking up in the wee hours of the morning to head to the beachfront. There you will get some quick rod and casting instructions, and then away you go. With any luck you’ll hook yourself a big one and then, through the instruction of one of their top chefs, you’ll learn how to expertly cook it up.

Truth be told, I fished my little heart out, but didn’t even get a nibble. Luckily, the lovely staff had backup fish and made us a yummy grilled cabrilla and ceviche. Sometimes you don’t get to officially check something off your bucket list, BUT that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a success! I still got to walk a beautiful beach of Cabo when practically no one else was on it, I learned how to cast a line and work the reel, plus ate the BEST breakfast waterfront with my toes in the sand.

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Other Unique Experiences

Besides the cool Hook & Cook Experience, there’s a lot more unique activities you could enjoy doing while staying at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica. Here are some of the highlights of what’s available:

  • Mezcal/Tequila Tasting: With the aid of an expert mixologist, you’ll get to taste various top quality mezcals and tequilas, as well as enjoy some handmade cocktails. Both mezcal and tequila are native to Mexico, making this activity another bucket list must.
  • Cooking Classes: Although the Hook & Cook Experience is one of the resort’s prides, more traditional cooking classes are also offered. Using fresh ingredients straight from a local farmer’s market, you’ll learn to make some delicious treats from the Mexican cuisine, such as ceviche and tacos.
  • Sea Turtles Program: If you happen to visit Los Cabos during the fall season, you’ll be in for quite the special treat! This is when the local Sea Turtles Conservation will be releasing turtle hatchlings into the ocean, and you just may get the chance to aid them in what is a magnificent, meaningful and most of all joyful hands on activity for the protection of sea turtles.
  • Sunset Teepee Experience: Starting right at sunset, while seated in a bamboo teepee set on the beach, you will get to enjoy a romantic four course meal, complete with cocktails, made right by the resort chef. The evening is made even finer by a personal musician and a photographer on the spot.

Armonia Spa at Sunset Beach

At Pueblo Bonito Pacifica you’ll additionally have the opportunity to enjoy world class spa services at one of Mexico’s best spas. You can pamper yourself with body treatments (I had a great facial!) and massages, enjoy a makeover at the beauty salon, get your sweat on at the fitness center, and reach full relaxation through some of their luxurious spa packages. Also available are mud baths, a sauna, hot and cold plunge pools, and of course a spa tub.

Pools & Beachfront

The Constellation Pool at Pacifica is great for relaxing and cooling down during the day, but it becomes even more magnificent after dark. That is when the LED lights at the bottom of the pool light up, every night, to show the exact matching alignment of stars that were in the sky the night the resort first opened its doors. Not only is it a gorgeous and unique sight, but you’ll have a bit of fun trying to find and identify the constellations shown.

And at the beach it’s possible to also enjoy and relax beyond the hot sands and warm waves. You can hook yourself up with a private beach bed or even arrange a romantic night with a private candle lit dinner right on the beach. As you get to choose the menu and even have the option to add floral arrangements and live music to your night, it will be one of the most romantic experiences you’ll ever share with your partner.

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Restaurants & Bars

At Pueblo Bonito Pacifica, you have nearly 10 different restaurants and bars to choose from, enabling you to visit a different place each night if you so wish. At the Península, you can enjoy Baja style cuisine with some impeccable views to complete the meal (don’t miss out on their thousand leaf chocolate cake!); at the Lounge & Beach Bar you can indulge in a tapas lunch or an evening with live music and cocktails; at Siempre Mediterranean cuisine meets Mexican; Pescados is perfect for those craving sushi; and Aire Restaurant makes for an excellent lunch spot while the Aquabar offers a swim-up pool bar. In addition, there are two more bars as well as a deli for your enjoyment.

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Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach is every bit as glamorous as its sister hotel Pueblo Bonito Pacifica. An all-inclusive luxury resort also in the Quivira Los Cabos community, it also features an award-winning spa, as well as several swimming pools, private beach access and more. Additionally, Sunset Beach is an amazing location to hold your wedding in; not only does the resort offer several different spots to hold your ceremony and party in – from the beach to a sky terrace – it even includes a chapel authorized by the Catholic church.

There are several restaurants to dine in throughout your stay, but a few of them definitely stand out as highlights. For example, at La Frida restaurant you can taste highly acclaimed and unique takes on Mexican kitchen. Its outdoor area has incredible ocean views to treat your eyes as your taste buds are enjoying the food. If your an adventurous eater, order a plate of the chapulines—fried grasshoppers! And don’t miss out on partaking in a flaming coffee after dinner, it’s as much a delicious treat as a visual one.

At The Market, on the other hand, you can find a fancy food court, with dining options available from several different cuisines, such as American, Asian, Italian, French and Mexican—there’s even a cute 50’s style diner. It’s a great place to hang out with your laptop or when everyone in the group can’t decide on one style of cuisine, plus their chocolate case will make you drool!

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Quivira Golf Club & Course

The Quivira Golf Club and Course located in the Quivira Los Cabos community was designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus and is of a world class level as one of the TOP 100 golf courses in the world. With it’s absolutely gorgeous beach and ocean backdrops it’s really no surprise. The 5th hole on the course is considered to be the course’s signature hole, dubbed by many golfers as one of the coolest holes in general to play (though hole 6 is a doozy too!). It’s located 200 feet higher than the 4th hole, with some truly incredible views to admire as you play. There are also two lighthouses on the property, perhaps making this course one of the most picturesque ones you’ll ever golf.

One of my favorite parts about golfing here was the four “comfort stations” throughout the course, where you can make pitstops to enjoy drinks and food made by the resort’s chefs. I literally had one of the best margaritas of my life at one of the stations!

One last fun fact is that, prior to becoming a golf course for the resort, it was a shooting location for the blockbuster movie Troy.

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Pueblo Bonito Resorts Downtown Cabo San Lucas 

There are also two resorts right in downtown Cabo San Lucas that run under the Pueblo Bonito umbrella. It is possible to bring your kids to these downtown resorts, with an option for them to join the kids’ club during the day, making these great alternatives for couples who may want to travel together with their children.

Pueblo Bonito Rose

Offering a luxurious stay at the door step of the downtown hub, at Pueblo Bonito Rose you can enjoy three stellar restaurants (plus access to Los Cabos’ resorts restaurants), a full service spa, a whole bunch of recreational activities, outdoor swimming pool, and an all-inclusive stay in one of their suites. Given its overload of pink color throughout the resort and proximity to the towns nightlife, it’s pretty popular for bachelorette parties and girls’ trips.

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Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos

Located right by the beach, Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos is one more excellent Pueblo Bonito resort to stay in. Only mere steps away from the beach, it offers its guests relaxing time in the form of suite accommodation, a swimming pool, beauty services (with the option to visit Pueblo Bonito Rose next door for a full spa experience), steam room and fitness facilities, recreational activities, and an all-inclusive access to their bars, two restaurants and the pool & beach service with the perfect lunch menu. You’ll also be able to dine over at Rose’s side if you wish. 

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If you want to add some additional luxury, romance and/or relaxation into your life, and have got your heart settled on Mexico, you’ll struggle to find a better spot to stay than one of these Pueblo Bonito resorts. From impeccable golf courses to award winning spas, you’re offering yourself quite the trip of a lifetime. The Towers at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica will especially dazzle you so that you may never want to go back home!

Contact Information

Pueblo Bonito Golf & Spa Resort: www.pueblobonito.com
Pueblo Bonito Pacifica: www.pueblobonito.com/resorts/pacifica
Quivira Los Cabos: www.quiviraloscabos.com
Quivira Golf Club: www.quiviraloscabos.com/golf

This post was provided in a partnership with Pueblo Bonito. All opinions my own. This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through my links, I earn a commission that helps to keep this blog running—at no extra cost to you. You can read my full disclosure here.

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Foodie Movies Bucket List: 55 Cooking & Food Films You Need to Watch

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Not only are movies revolving around food an excellent watch – perhaps over some wine – for their beautiful food aesthetics and usually fun storylines, but they can be a great motivator for trying out new dishes in the kitchen. Or perhaps to start cooking in the first place! Below I’ve put together a list of foodie movies that are guaranteed to get you hungry on the spot and hopefully inspire you to attempt recreating those scrumptious dishes at home. How many of these films have you seen?

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1. ✦ Always Be My Maybe (2019)

Always Be My Maybe is a romantic comedy where the female lead is a badass celebrity chef. It includes a lot of scenes involving delicious food, guaranteed to get you instantly craving for Korean food like what they’re eating on the movie. Besides being an excellent film choice for a foodie, it is also bomb for the fact it’s a Hollywood movie where both leads are Asians, and there are some particularly funny scenes involving Keanu Reeves.

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2. ✧ Antique (Korean, 2008)

Get ready to have your sweet tooth aching big time while watching this, as it takes place inside of a bakery in a large part! Ju Ji-Hoon plays a man who opens up a cake shop in hopes of meeting the love of his life that way. There’s plenty of cakes and sweets in this, but also humor, and even some thriller elements.

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3. ✧ Babette’s Feast (Scandinavian, 1987)

As far as foodie movies go, you truly cannot go wrong by choosing to watch Babette’s Feast. It’s a deliciously created film with a heartwarming story, much of which revolves around food. Babette’s Feast is an excellent quality movie to venture into foreign language cinema as it also won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film its year of release. 

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4. ✦ Big Night (1996)

Where in Babette’s Feast a scrumptious French feast was created, in Big Night you get to see an equally delicious Italian one. But beyond being a simple cooking movie, you can expect Big Night to offer you comedy, drama and romance on top of its exquisite feast offerings. The story is of two immigrant brothers own and operate a restaurant in a small town on the Jersey shore. They struggle with building their business while serving still serving authentic Italian cuisine.

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5. ✦ Bottle Shock (2008)

Moving away from food for a moment, Bottle Shock is a must see film for any wine lover out there. Including a cast filled with stars – such as Chris Pine, Alan Rickman and Bill Pullman – the story of Bottle Shock takes you to a wine tasting competition in Paris. So pop open that bottle of wine and get comfy to watch this drama comedy.

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6. ✦ Burnt (2015)

Starring Bradley Cooper, Burnt tells the story of a former high class chef aiming to restart his career and achieve his third Michelin star. Featuring a lot of big names, such as Alicia Vikander, Burnt is a dramatic journey that not only gets your stomach growling but possibly manages to get your head spinning with just how fast-paced and stressful a life in the restaurant kitchen can be.

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7. ✧ Butter (2012)

Interested to see just what you could make of butter outside of the kitchen? You couldn’t watch a better film than this! Beyond its intriguing buttery creations, Butter is a mix of comedy, romance and thrills that’ll come together for an excellent movie night movie.

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8. ✦ Chef (2014)

Praised by the critics for several different aspects of the movie, including the writing, story and acting, Chef is another one of those foodie movies that are guaranteed to make you hungry and add the foods created in the film onto your personal list of foods you’ll be craving to make in your own kitchen. It’s a cute movie where a renowned chef starts a wildly successful food truck, after being fired from his restaurant job.

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9. ✧ Chocolat (British, 2000)

If you need a bit of a break from the savory cooking movies, tune into Chocolat which, as its name suggests, revolves around chocolate; more specifically, a French woman opening up and running a chocolate shop in a small French village across the street from a church. She keeps her shop open on Sundays and tempts the religious folks during lent. Although chocolate is at the center of the movie, this charming and gorgeous film has a lot to offer for its audience in its story, not in the slightest bit limited to the mysterious love interest played by Johnny Depp.

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10. ✧ Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

This one makes me hungry simply by reading its title, not to mention instantly has me craving for meatballs! It’s an animated children’s movie telling the story of an inventor who develops a machine capable of making food out of water. However, something goes awry and the machine starts to create food storms instead, leaving it to the inventor to get rid of the machine so he can save the world.

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11. ✧ Diner (1982)

You’ll want to get yourself a delicious dinner prepared before you turn on this flick, because otherwise you’ll get grumpy over how hungry those dishes they eat at the diner will make you! Although a good portion of the movie takes place inside of a diner, don’t let that fool you into thinking there won’t be a lot of excitement and laughter to follow beyond its walls. 

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12. ✧ Dinner Rush (2000)

Majority of this movie takes place inside of a restaurant, during the course of a single evening, making it another incredible film for those on the lookout for cooking movies that truly feature dining in a big part. There’s some drama and even organized crime involved to keep your mind satiated as your stomach grows hungrier by the moment.

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13. ✧ Eat Drink Man Woman  (Chinese, 1994)

Directed by the very famous Ang Lee, this movie showcases the life of a widower and his three unmarried daughters. In large part are the feasts they gather to have together each Sunday, during which the daughters try to challenge their father’s traditional ways of thinking, which surprises and change of dynamics coming along when each of these daughters happen to find love. Their Sunday banquets look so devilishly delicious you’ll be inspired to make a similar Sunday tradition!

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14. ✧ El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (2011)

As this is a documentary as opposed to a film feature, it is a bit of a different kind of an entry on this list. However, if you are looking for movies about cooking, then documentaries like these that are fully engrossed with the art of making food, will be right up your alley.

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15. Estômago – A Gastronomic Story (Brazilian, 2007)

This film moves through two periods of the main character’s life simultaneously. In both times he is a cook, but under largely different circumstances. Described as a drama-comedy, Estômago sure takes its story to some wild places that you probably won’t find in other foodie movies.

Cooking Movies to See

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16. ✧ Fast Food Nation (2006)

Loosely based on a true story, Fast Food Nation dives into the world of fast food, and burgers specifically. It may make you crave for McD’s like no tomorrow – or perhaps not.

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17. ✧ God of Cookery (Hong Kong, 1996)

God of Cookery (also known as Sik San) starts from a fraud of a celebrity chef getting exposed and being knocked off his position. We then get to follow him on his journey to actually learn how to cook, culminating in a cooking competition between him and his main rival for the title of “God of Cookery”. It’s a hilarious, if not a little weird, comedy ride, with all sorts of yummy dishes on display.

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18. ✦ Haute Cuisine (2012)

Based on a true story, Haute Cuisine follows an acclaimed female chef who becomes the president’s personal cook. A lot of incredible dishes are shown in this movie, parts of which were actually filmed in the Élysée Palace, the residence of the president of France.

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19. ✧ Jiro Dreams Of Sushi (2011)

Another documentary film on the list is Jiro Dreams of Sushi, which follows the sushi master Jiro Ono and his small sushi restaurant in Tokyo, the first sushi restaurant to earn three Michelin stars. A fair warning, though, is that upon seeing this one you’ll probably want to add the Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant onto your travel bucket list!

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20. ✦ Julie & Julia (2009)

Often dubbed as one of the very best cooking movies out there, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. It is based on the real life chef Julia Child and the real life author Julie Powell, following two timelines; one of them centers around Julia Child’s first years into her culinary career, while the other one centers around Julie Powell’s quest to cook all of Julia Child’s recipes in the span of a year. She records her trials, triumphs and journey on a successful blog.

Cooking Movies to See

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21. ✧ Kitchen Stories (Scandinavian, 2004)

Kitchen Stories is a quirky little film where Norwegian bachelors are observed by a research institute in order to modernize the home kitchen. A Swedish researcher eventually forms a fun freindship with a Norwegian man. 

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22. ✧ Le Grande Bouffe (French, 1973)

A French-Italian co-production, La Grande Bouffe is a cult film of its time. It is a satirical film centering on a group of friends who gather together in a villa for a weekend, intending to feast themselves to death. They spend a weekend gorging themselves with gourmet food and call girls.

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23. ✧ Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

Unlike many other films on this list, Like Water for Chocolate is not directly about cuisine. Instead it is about a young woman living in the early 1900s, going through struggles with her family and with love. However, just like the novel it is based on, food is one of the lead characters, with most of the dishes looking absolutely magical.

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24. ✧ Maacher Jhol (2017)

This is the first Bengali film revolving around food, also said to be the best one thus far. The lead character in Maacher Jhol is a world class chef returning from Paris back to Kolkata, facing the cooking challenge of his lifetime.

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25. ✧ Mostly Martha (Bella Martha) (German, 2001)

Martha Klein, the lady in the lead of this film, is a workaholic gourmet chef in Hamburg. Her life turns upside down through a tragedy that leads her to begin caring for her sister’s daughter, having to now juggle life between family and work. She unexpectedly gets help from a handsome sous chef. The movie has received largely positive reviews, being described as charming and hunger inducing.

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26. ✧ Mr. Church (2016)

In this drama, Eddie Murphy plays the title character Mr. Church, who becomes the personal cook and more for a single mother and her daughter. It is a heartwarming movie to watch on a day you’re in the mood for a good pick me up.

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27. ✦ My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

The third highest grossing romantic comedy of all time, telling the story of a Greek woman who falls in love with a non-Greek man, and the dating period and eventual wedding that follow. Remember to have your notebook and pen ready to jot down all the Greek food you’ll want to sample upon watching this. Or perhaps it’s the Bundt cake that’ll take your breath away?

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28. ✧ Nina’s Heavenly Delights (British, 2006)

In Nina’s Heavenly Delights, the title character Nina returns home for her father’s funeral and to save his Indian restaurant, and winning the upcoming curry competition. Besides delicious food, it also includes some pretty great LGBT romance as one of its main story lines.

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29. ✦ No Reservations (2007)

Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart, No Reservations is a romantic comedy taking place in the kitchen of a trendy restaurant. It is an American adaptation of the German movie Mostly Martha where an intense chefs’ life is altered when she gains custody of her deceased sisters daughter. Her free-spirited, impetuous sous chef ends up also being her romantic interest.

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30. ✧ The Ramen Girl (2008)

In this romantic comedy, we travel to Tokyo together with Brittany Murphy’s character, who ends up beginning to learn how to cook ramen after her boyfriend unceremoniously dumps her. It’s such an adorable and lighthearted watch that makes me hungry for ramen just thinking about it!

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31. ✦ Ratatouille (2007)

Ratatouille is an amazing animated movie about a rat dreaming of becoming a chef, co-operating with a garbage boy of a Parisian restaurant in order to make it happen. It is a lot of fun to watch and you’ll be obsessed with making your own ratatouille afterwards!

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32. ✧ Romantics Anonymous (2010)

Another film especially for the chocolate lovers out there! It’s a story not only of a chocolate manufacturer, but of a group of people suffering from and trying to overcome their fears and anxieties.

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33. ✧ Sausage Party (2016)

An animated movie made for adults, in Sausage Party the protagonist is a sausage living in a supermarket, going on a run with his group of friends after discovering the truth of his existence. It’s the first R-rated computer animation movie made in the United States.

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34. ✦ Sideways (2004)

Sideways is another wine-related movie to enjoy while popping open your own bottle of wine. Specifically get yourself some Pinot Noir for this; the movie in general has been great in helping the sales of Pinot Noir wine skyrocket.

Food Films List

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35. ✦ Simply Irresistible (1999)

A cute little romantic comedy starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Simply Irresistible sprinkles a fair bit of magic on top of its scrumptious looking dishes. It’s absolutely silly in its plot line, including how Sarah Michelle Gellar’s character comes to acquire her magical food making skills, but it’s a cute watch nevertheless.

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36. ✧ Soul Kitchen (2009)

When the chef of a Greek restaurant in Hamburg injures his back and has to hire a new cook to take over, he inadvertently signs himself up for quite the rollercoaster in both business and love. I bet you’ll have a ton of fun watching this one.

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37. ✧ Spinning Plates (2013)

Spinning Plates is a documentary showcasing 3 restaurants deemed to be exceptional. All of them are entirely different in both menu and stories, as well as location, but each one has something incredible to offer us viewers.

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38. ✧ Step Up to the Plate (2012)

Continuing with the documentary theme is Step Up to the Plate, a French documentary following a renowned French chef Michel Bras. It specifically focuses on the part of his life where he’s about to give his restaurant to his son. 

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39. ✧ Super Size Me (2004)

Third documentary in a row, Super Size Me is a globally famous doc by Morgan Spurlock and his experiment on what would happen to his body from eating nothing but McD’s for 30 days in a row. It may not be the easiest watch, but it sure is insightful.

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40. ✧ Sweet Bean (2015)

In Sweet Bean, the main characters run a shop selling dorayaki, a Japanese-style pancake. Although somewhat bittersweet, it is a pleasant and touching watch, with dorayaki quickly rising in the ranks of global foods you’ll want to try.

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41. ✧ Tampopo (Japanese, 1986)

You’ll never have craved ramen noodles (or any noodles, for that matter) more than you will while watching Tampopo, centered on a small family-owned noodle shop. It has been said to be one of the best foodie movies out there, so it should be absolutely unmissable to any food lover out there.

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42. ✧ The Baker’s Wife (1938)

The Baker’s Wife is the oldest film on the list, made decades before all these other foodie movies. It is also intriguingly different in its central story, as it follows a baker who’s too heartbroken to keep baking, and the community coming together to help him get his wife back so that he can also regain his ability to bake.

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43. ✧ The Cook The Thief His Wife Her Lover (1989)

A ill-behaved mobster scares off the customers at his restaurant, while his fed-up wife considers having an affair with one of the customers.

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44. ✦ The Founder (2017)

Starring Michael Keaton, The Founder tells the story of how McDonald’s was created. It’s a surprisingly interesting film on a corporation we are all so familiar with but may actually know shockingly little about.

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45. ✦ The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

Also taking place in France is this story, starring the ever delightful Helen Mirren as one of its leads, of two restaurants who become rivals with each other. One is a Michelin-starred restaurant run by Helen Mirren’s character and the other one is an Indian restaurant run by an Indian family. The meals served are scrumptious, but the main dish is the delicious story the film tells you.

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46. ✧ The Trip To Italy (2014)

Popular British actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon play fictionalized versions of themselves in this comedy film taking them – and us – through Italy. Not only are we treated to all the enviously delicious food they get to eat, but the absolutely spectacular beauty that Italy’s landscape has to offer.

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47. ✧ Today’s Special (2009)

A fun story of an upscale restaurant’s sous chef ending up running a run-down family-owned Indian restaurant instead. So much delicious Indian food shown on screen in this one, you might catch yourself actually drooling by the end of it.

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48. ✦ Tortilla Soup (2001)

An American version of Eat Drink Woman Man, at the center of this one is a Mexican family, consisting of the widowed chef father and his three daughters. The cuisine may have changed from Chinese to Mexican, but the feasts remain absolutely mouthwatering to look at.

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49. ✧ This Is Not What I Expected (2017)

A cute comedy where one of the leads is a chef in a hotel and the other a businessman intending to buy said hotel. However, a lot of fun incidents take place before the businessman finds out the woman is the chef cooking his food at the hotel.

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50. ✦ Uncorked (2020)

Freshly out is a movie about a young man named Elijah, working two different jobs. His parents want him to take over the family barbecue restaurant, but he’s passionate about wine and intends to pursue this dream instead. It’s a nice and breezy drama of an individual’s life dream conflicting with his family’s wants and needs, which especially wine lovers will be keen to watch.

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51. ✧ Vatel (French, 2000)

Vatel, a culinary genius, is hired to prepare a feast for the arrival of King Louis XIV. Even though he is a master chef, several crises threaten to ruin the festivities.

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52. ✦ Waiting (2005)

Waiting is an independent film taking place during a single shift in a restaurant for most of its running time. It stars Justin Long and Ryan Reynolds, so you know it’ll be funny, enjoyable and entirely lighthearted to watch.

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53. ✦ Waitress (2007)

Waitress has since become mostly known as a play on Broadway and West End, but it was originally released as a film starring Keri Russell. It tells the story of a woman working in a pie diner who’s trapped in an unhappy marriage, with high hopes to leave town, only to wind up pregnant instead. The extraordinary pie maker starts writing letters to her unborn child and her world starts to change for the better. 

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54. ✧ Who is Killing the Great Chefs in Europe (1978)

Chefs are mysteriously being murdered in the manner that their signature dishes are being prepared—it’s goofy with some creative kills happening throughout. Not only will you enjoy the process of trying to figure out a killer, but you’ll be treated to some beautiful food scenery as you do so.

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55. ✦ Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a classic children’s movie, it’s lead character a poor kid named Charlie, who finds a golden ticket in his chocolate bar and therefore gets to go on a tour at the elusive Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. It’s based on a novel by Roald Dahl, and it is indeed so highly acclaimed and deemed to be of high cultural value that it has even been selected by the United States National Film Registry for preservation.

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56. ✦ Woman on Top (2000)

Lastly, Woman on Top tells the story of Isabella, played by Penelope Cruz, and how she lands a job as a host for a cooking show. The film contains some fantasy elements and, though some may find the plot line weak, we’ll all love it for its food anyway.

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How many of these movies have you already seen and what will you watch next? Which of those dishes makes you the hungriest? Beyond their food, these foodie movies also offer a lot of stories grounded into reality that many of us can enjoy and relate to. So for your next movie night, and the few that will follow, come back to this list to pick out a movie to watch!

And if you want to challenge yourself one step further? Prepare for the movie night by cooking in advance one of the dishes you’re about to see in the film!

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Pueblo Bonito Golf & Spa Resort at Quivira Los Cabos in Mexico

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Cabo San Lucas – or Cabo for short – has long been known as one of Mexico’s best vacation spots to hit, and it’s not without a good reason. Its brilliant blue beaches and wild marine life are especially worth the visit, though there’s plenty more on offer.

Thanks to its status as a prime place to go on for a holiday, some exquisite luxurious resorts have popped up right along its shoreline and in the city center, with the collection of Pueblo Bonito Golf & Spa Resorts being some of the finest of them. Each resort has more than plenty to entertain you, from recreational activities to mouthwatering restaurants to pampering yourself at top quality spas. They all offer something unique, and this is especially true of The Towers at Pueblo Bonito Pacific in their Quivira Los Cabos community.

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The Quivira Los Cabos Community

The Quivira Los Cabos community includes the luxurious resorts of Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort, The Towers of Pacifica, Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach, Montecristo Estates Luxury Villas and the soon to come St. Regis, as well as the residential communities of Copala and Coronado. It’s a secure and gated community, allowing access exclusively to those residing or temporarily staying in their resorts, making you feel a little bit like a star right upon entering.

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Pueblo Bonito Pacifica: Luxury All Inclusive Resort

A beautiful resort right in front of the ocean and mere minutes from Cabo San Lucas’ downtown area, the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica has been dubbed as one of the world’s most romantic resorts on numerous occasions. So, if a romantic holiday with your significant other is what you’re after, this is where you must go. But, don’t discount it for the perfect girls’ getaway either! Can’t you just see you and your gal gang drinking margaritas on the beach? I surely can.

Mixing elegance and modern styles in its architecture, it oozes romance, luxury and relaxation—whichever your vacation is centered around, you are guaranteed to have a truly memorable holiday. Plus, it is designated exclusively as an adults-only resort, so you won’t have to worry about kids running around wildly or doing cannonballs in the pool.

The Towers at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica

The Towers at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica is a luxurious resort within a luxurious resort, where each of its guest rooms and suites include an embellished selection of room amenities, as well as an around-the-clock butler service.

Prior to arrival my butler contacted me about preferences for my stay with included the choice of firm or soft feather pillows. “I’ll take 2 firm feather pillows and one soft one, please! Oh, and if you can stock my fridge with Diet Coke, that’d be great too.” Done and done.

In addition, The Towers offers its guests an exclusive oceanfront VIP lounge that is reachable by the sky bridge, a restaurant offering Baja cuisine with gorgeous beach views, and an impressive fitness center where you can get your cardio on with some impeccable beach and ocean views taking place right in front of you.

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Hook & Cook Experience

Is reeling in a fresh fish and then making a meal out of it on your bucket list? It’s on mine, and the Hook & Cook experience gave me the opportunity to check it off. The on-site activity will have you waking up in the wee hours of the morning to head to the beachfront. There you will get some quick rod and casting instructions, and then away you go. With any luck you’ll hook yourself a big one and then, through the instruction of one of their top chefs, you’ll learn how to expertly cook it up.

Truth be told, I fished my little heart out, but didn’t even get a nibble. Luckily, the lovely staff had backup fish and made us a yummy grilled cabrilla and ceviche. Sometimes you don’t get to officially check something off your bucket list, BUT that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a success! I still got to walk a beautiful beach of Cabo when practically no one else was on it, I learned how to cast a line and work the reel, plus ate the BEST breakfast waterfront with my toes in the sand.

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Other Unique Experiences

Besides the cool Hook & Cook Experience, there’s a lot more unique activities you could enjoy doing while staying at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica. Here are some of the highlights of what’s available:

  • Mezcal/Tequila Tasting: With the aid of an expert mixologist, you’ll get to taste various top quality mezcals and tequilas, as well as enjoy some handmade cocktails. Both mezcal and tequila are native to Mexico, making this activity another bucket list must.
  • Cooking Classes: Although the Hook & Cook Experience is one of the resort’s prides, more traditional cooking classes are also offered. Using fresh ingredients straight from a local farmer’s market, you’ll learn to make some delicious treats from the Mexican cuisine, such as ceviche and tacos.
  • Sea Turtles Program: If you happen to visit Los Cabos during the fall season, you’ll be in for quite the special treat! This is when the local Sea Turtles Conservation will be releasing turtle hatchlings into the ocean, and you just may get the chance to aid them in what is a magnificent, meaningful and most of all joyful hands on activity for the protection of sea turtles.
  • Sunset Teepee Experience: Starting right at sunset, while seated in a bamboo teepee set on the beach, you will get to enjoy a romantic four course meal, complete with cocktails, made right by the resort chef. The evening is made even finer by a personal musician and a photographer on the spot.

Armonia Spa at Sunset Beach

At Pueblo Bonito Pacifica you’ll additionally have the opportunity to enjoy world class spa services at one of Mexico’s best spas. You can pamper yourself with body treatments (I had a great facial!) and massages, enjoy a makeover at the beauty salon, get your sweat on at the fitness center, and reach full relaxation through some of their luxurious spa packages. Also available are mud baths, a sauna, hot and cold plunge pools, and of course a spa tub.

Pools & Beachfront

The Constellation Pool at Pacifica is great for relaxing and cooling down during the day, but it becomes even more magnificent after dark. That is when the LED lights at the bottom of the pool light up, every night, to show the exact matching alignment of stars that were in the sky the night the resort first opened its doors. Not only is it a gorgeous and unique sight, but you’ll have a bit of fun trying to find and identify the constellations shown.

And at the beach it’s possible to also enjoy and relax beyond the hot sands and warm waves. You can hook yourself up with a private beach bed or even arrange a romantic night with a private candle lit dinner right on the beach. As you get to choose the menu and even have the option to add floral arrangements and live music to your night, it will be one of the most romantic experiences you’ll ever share with your partner.

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Restaurants & Bars

At Pueblo Bonito Pacifica, you have nearly 10 different restaurants and bars to choose from, enabling you to visit a different place each night if you so wish. At the Península, you can enjoy Baja style cuisine with some impeccable views to complete the meal (don’t miss out on their thousand leaf chocolate cake!); at the Lounge & Beach Bar you can indulge in a tapas lunch or an evening with live music and cocktails; at Siempre Mediterranean cuisine meets Mexican; Pescados is perfect for those craving sushi; and Aire Restaurant makes for an excellent lunch spot while the Aquabar offers a swim-up pool bar. In addition, there are two more bars as well as a deli for your enjoyment.

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Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach is every bit as glamorous as its sister hotel Pueblo Bonito Pacifica. An all-inclusive luxury resort also in the Quivira Los Cabos community, it also features an award-winning spa, as well as several swimming pools, private beach access and more. Additionally, Sunset Beach is an amazing location to hold your wedding in; not only does the resort offer several different spots to hold your ceremony and party in – from the beach to a sky terrace – it even includes a chapel authorized by the Catholic church.

There are several restaurants to dine in throughout your stay, but a few of them definitely stand out as highlights. For example, at La Frida restaurant you can taste highly acclaimed and unique takes on Mexican kitchen. Its outdoor area has incredible ocean views to treat your eyes as your taste buds are enjoying the food. If your an adventurous eater, order a plate of the chapulines—fried grasshoppers! And don’t miss out on partaking in a flaming coffee after dinner, it’s as much a delicious treat as a visual one.

At The Market, on the other hand, you can find a fancy food court, with dining options available from several different cuisines, such as American, Asian, Italian, French and Mexican—there’s even a cute 50’s style diner. It’s a great place to hang out with your laptop or when everyone in the group can’t decide on one style of cuisine, plus their chocolate case will make you drool!

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Quivira Golf Club & Course

The Quivira Golf Club and Course located in the Quivira Los Cabos community was designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus and is of a world class level as one of the TOP 100 golf courses in the world. With it’s absolutely gorgeous beach and ocean backdrops it’s really no surprise. The 5th hole on the course is considered to be the course’s signature hole, dubbed by many golfers as one of the coolest holes in general to play (though hole 6 is a doozy too!). It’s located 200 feet higher than the 4th hole, with some truly incredible views to admire as you play. There are also two lighthouses on the property, perhaps making this course one of the most picturesque ones you’ll ever golf.

One of my favorite parts about golfing here was the four “comfort stations” throughout the course, where you can make pitstops to enjoy drinks and food made by the resort’s chefs. I literally had one of the best margaritas of my life at one of the stations!

One last fun fact is that, prior to becoming a golf course for the resort, it was a shooting location for the blockbuster movie Troy.

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Pueblo Bonito Resorts Downtown Cabo San Lucas 

There are also two resorts right in downtown Cabo San Lucas that run under the Pueblo Bonito umbrella. It is possible to bring your kids to these downtown resorts, with an option for them to join the kids’ club during the day, making these great alternatives for couples who may want to travel together with their children.

Pueblo Bonito Rose

Offering a luxurious stay at the door step of the downtown hub, at Pueblo Bonito Rose you can enjoy three stellar restaurants (plus access to Los Cabos’ resorts restaurants), a full service spa, a whole bunch of recreational activities, outdoor swimming pool, and an all-inclusive stay in one of their suites. Given its overload of pink color throughout the resort and proximity to the towns nightlife, it’s pretty popular for bachelorette parties and girls’ trips.

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Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos

Located right by the beach, Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos is one more excellent Pueblo Bonito resort to stay in. Only mere steps away from the beach, it offers its guests relaxing time in the form of suite accommodation, a swimming pool, beauty services (with the option to visit Pueblo Bonito Rose next door for a full spa experience), steam room and fitness facilities, recreational activities, and an all-inclusive access to their bars, two restaurants and the pool & beach service with the perfect lunch menu. You’ll also be able to dine over at Rose’s side if you wish. 

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If you want to add some additional luxury, romance and/or relaxation into your life, and have got your heart settled on Mexico, you’ll struggle to find a better spot to stay than one of these Pueblo Bonito resorts. From impeccable golf courses to award winning spas, you’re offering yourself quite the trip of a lifetime. The Towers at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica will especially dazzle you so that you may never want to go back home!

Contact Information

Pueblo Bonito Golf & Spa Resort: www.pueblobonito.com
Pueblo Bonito Pacifica: www.pueblobonito.com/resorts/pacifica
Quivira Los Cabos: www.quiviraloscabos.com
Quivira Golf Club: www.quiviraloscabos.com/golf

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