News – “The 5 Best Food Movies of 2017”

eater.com – As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to look back on the best moments in food on film over the last year. I’ve singled out my picks for the top five movies about eating and drinking down below, and next week, I’ll share my list of the best food TV episodes.

But before we dive into this week’s list, I wanted to offer an apology about one detail in last week’s edition of Eat, Drink, Watch. Shortly after sending out the newsletter, which included a recommendation for Bill Murray’s Netflix special A Very Murray Christmas and a roundup of sexual misconduct reports about TV chefs, a reader pointed out that Murray had also been accused of abuse several years ago. I wish I had remembered these reports, and hadn’t included his holiday special as one of last week’s recommendations.

Personally, I don’t want to endorse anything that celebrates a chef or celebrity who has been accused of sexual misconduct or abuse. With that in mind, I look forward to surveying the TV and film landscape in 2018, and sharing with you all the best movies and shows that are out there.

And now, without any further ado, here are my picks for the top movies of the year, in descending order.


The 5 best food films of 2017

Netflix/Okja

5) Okja

This Netflix original movie is like Charlotte’s Web meets E.T. meets Taken with a splash of ’90s-era Tim Burton thrown in for good measure.


I’m a little disappointed in myself for not having seen or even heard of several of these movies. As a semi-pro food blogger and podcaster I take it as my solemn duty to keep you informed of all things food. 2018 is gonna see me watching ALL the food movies and tv series. 

Spoiler Alert:

Luke drinking the fresh breast milk of that large breasted creature makes Last Jedi the best food movie of 2017.

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