25 best movies about books

With the London Book Fair in full swing, we’ve compiled a compendium of cinema’s best celebrations of the original physical media

Julie & Julia (2009)

In 1950s Paris, legendary chef Julia Childes struggles in the male dominated world of the professional kitchen. In present day New York, blogger Julie Powell decides to cook every recipe from Childes’ cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Meryl Streep is exceptional as the deep-voiced cook, triumphing over scoffing Escoffiers, although the modern romance subplot does somewhat over-egg the pudding.

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