25 best food movies ever

We roll out the red carpet for reel restaurants, appetising action and mealy movies in this list of the best food films ever made

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Joan Crawford won an Oscar for her turn in this film noir as an unhappy mother and housewife who becomes a restaurant owner. Based on the James M Cain novel, Mildred Pierce sees a pretty twisted mother-daughter relationship unfold: Mildred's daughter Veda is a social climber who wants more stuff than her family can afford. There's a murder mystery and a fair amount of drama, all with baking in the background.

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