Movies Inspired by the Culinary World Are All the Rage Right Now

Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones in
Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones in "Fresh"

Movies set in the culinary world have been around for quite some time, and they’re going stronger than ever this fall, in a way we’ve never seen them before. Forget dashing chefs falling in love⁠—some of the most acclaimed culinary movies of 2022 are showing this world in a more⁠ sinister, twisted light.


Fresh starts off as a cautionary tale about modern dating only to turn into a rom-com before becoming a full-blown horror. It takes us on one wild ride and it’s one of the most fleshed-out movies about cannibalism in recent memory.

The Menu

Another culinary thriller you should see ASAP follows a young couple attending an exclusive dinner party organized by a famous chef, who has twisted plans for his rich guests. It’s worth watching for its star-studded cast alone, including Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, and Ralph Fiennes.

Flux Gourmet

This black comedy starring Asa Butterfield and Gwendoline Christie chronicles the day-to-day lives and power struggles of a group of performance artists devoted to the art form they call “sonic catering”.

Boiling Point

If you loved the critically acclaimed series The Bear, you should also watch this movie about a chef working at a high-pressure restaurant kitchen and trying to make it through the busiest day of the year without losing control.