Food is one of the best things on the planet, isn’t it? Just looking at it in the right context can instantly make you hungry and awaken your deepest cravings for a lovely meal. Movies know this and have actively tried to capitalize on this phenomenon by providing us with some of the most delicious-looking movie scenes that’ll have you running to the fridge.
Let’s take a look at some of those iconic scenes.
Macaron Eating – Marie Antoinette
There’s still some doubt on whether or not “let them eat cake” was an actual thing she said, but we’re pretty sure that sugary treats were a thing she ate. The whole scene looks decadent, delicious, and like it could induce a sugar-filled rush like none other. If anything ever made you want to be a rich person in the Victorian era, it’d be this.
Great Hall Feast – Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone
The first Harry Potter movie introduced us to the world of wizardry and magic, but it also introduced us to the huge feasts Hogwarts has. The way the kids react to this insane amount of delicious food is also pretty on point, with Ron pretty much burying his face in it instantly. Being able to cast magic is cool and all, but dining like kings is where the real power is at.
Ratatouille – Ratatouille
Having an animated movie do an excellent job of making food look tasty is something only Pixar could ever achieve. The whole movie exists around building up this legendary dish and when it finally gets served, you feel sad that you can’t eat a chunk of it yourself.
Prison Dinner – Goodfellas
You can leave it to a bunch of Italians to make a lovely Italian meal in prison. While most criminals would use their status to smuggle in cigarettes or drugs, these boys have managed to collect the ingredients for a lovely pasta with some tomato sauce that has meatballs in it. If actual prison food was like this, we’d all succumb to a life of crime.
Big Kahuna Burger – Pulp Fiction
Leave it to Samuel L. Jackson to make you forget the severity of the situation and give you cravings for a lovely Big Kahuna burger. The burger doesn’t exist so you can’t order it in real life, but they all taste pretty similar anyway, right? Judging from the looks, I’m pretty sure this is just mostly a Big Mac burger but they wanted to avoid product placement.
The Chocolate Room – Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Just imagine having a whole room where everything is made of candy. There’s a lot that can be said about controlling your urges here, but I doubt any mortal could resist the urge to take a bite here and there. It all just looks so tasty!
Beef Bourguignon – Julie & Julia
This movie is absolutely filled with lovely food scenes, but the way Julie makes her beef bourguignon will make everyone’s mouth water. The scene has a cooking show-esque appeal to it and the dish itself is just being cooked to absolute perfection for us to watch. It looks like it’d taste amazing, although we’ll never know for sure.