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

Julie & Julia (2009)

Julie & Julia (2009)

Based on two true stories, Julia and Julie is the first major film to be based on a blog, contrasting the past life of famous chef Julia Child (Meryl Streep) in the early years of her culinary career with the near–present life of Julie Powell (Amy Adams) – an underappreciated cubicle worker living above a pizza shop in Queens – who sets herself the goal of cooking all 524 recipes in Child’s book in 365 days.