There is something quite pleasurable about films that focus on food. There is something inherently cinematic about putting food on display as art, even if it’s french fries or a burrito in the hands of Brad Pitt (more on that in a moment). There are films that have food in them, and then there are films that simply wouldn’t exist if they weren’t built upon the foundation of food. Whether the film falls in the kitchen, or at a Michelin-starred restaurant, here are eight films that are guaranteed to make you hungry.
8. Ocean’s 11
Ocean’s 11. Not the original, rather the remake. 2001. George Clooney. Brad Pitt. Matt Damon. That one. Have you ever noticed Brad Pitt’s character, Rusty, is always eating or drinking something? Sure, this may be a stretch — a risk on that guarantee — but when you set a film in Las Vegas, then put one of the most iconic, I-wish-I-were-like-him actors into nearly every scene, and he’s always got the munchies, it says one of three things: you need to eat something, too; this guy smokes a lot of weed; or this guy has a crazy metabolism. That stated, setting scenes in lavish Las Vegas restaurants doesn’t help the cause. You may have never realized it, because it was subliminal, but next time you watch the Ocean’s 11 remake, see if you’re not eating something by the end.PREMIUM — OCEAN’S 11