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

Got a craving for a tasty movie or two? Here are 25 of the best – more than enough food for thought.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Forget Johnny Depp – the only Wonka worth worrying about is Wilder. Gene Wilder, that is, who mixes a childish sense of wonder with outbursts of spiteful petulance as he guides a group of lucky Golden Ticket winners around the titular Chocolate Factory. It may look like a candy-coated confection, but true to Roald Dahl's book, Mel Stuart's film has a dark centre.