25 best food movies ever
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.